My eyebrows have been raised a few times lately when doing my morning routine of checking the handful of writers and sites I trust to see if anything interesting happened on the MLB hot stove. There’s been more than one mention from more than one source that the Yankees may be interested in parting ways … Continue reading NYY catcher position – please don’t…
Several recent reports have suggested that Gary Sanchez is going to be a free agent very soon due to the possibility the Yankees may not offer him a contract. Here’s the thing about Gary Sanchez: He turns 28 years old this Wednesday.Even with a likely bump in salary via arbitration he’s cheap.He’s a better than … Continue reading Let’s talk Sanchez, Yankee fans:
For me, the question of “Is (insert player name) a Hall of Famer?” is answered with approximate equal distribution into one of three categories: Yes, no, and I’m not sure. I’m not sure usually means “Let me spend 15-30 minutes on Baseball Reference and Fangraphs with 12 tabs open and I’ll get back to you”. … Continue reading HOF ballot: Let’s talk Pettitte.
The 2021 Hall of Fame ballot, as is customary, has some divisive names on it for various reasons. There’s the “outside the lines issues” group that includes Schilling, Clemens, Bonds, Manny, Sheffield, and Sosa. Then there’s the “I saw him play and he is/is not a hall of famer” vs. the “we know more now … Continue reading HOF Ballot: Let’s talk Jeff Kent…
There’s been much discussion about both the pace of play and the overall length of games over the past few years. When I say the past few years, I mean the past 170 years or so. Think I’m exaggerating? Think again: The strike zone was created sometime around the civil war. The rationale for the … Continue reading Speed up the game? Do this:
I posted about this on multiple social media outlets already, but I’d like to expand upon it a little: The predictable inclination of former players sanctimoniously chiding PED users after a prominent player tests positive for PEDs, is a show that I hate with the intensity of a thousand white hot suns. In the past … Continue reading The most predictable part of PED fallout:
My first reaction upon hearing that Theo Epstein was stepping down from his role with the Cubs was to wonder if there’s a way to get him in the Bronx. You know, get Cashman to do something inappropriate on a Zoom call perhaps, a la Jeffrey Toobin? No, seriously. Even if I were kidding, I … Continue reading So, how good was Theo with the Cubs?
I feel like we’re having the 2012 Trout/Cabrera silly MVP discussion all over again. Generally framed as a debate of personal preference, “do you prefer the offensive juggernaut or the all-around player?” was bandied about ad nauseam in 2012. I write “ad nauseam” because the point that was missed in 2012, is that the “all-around” … Continue reading Check your pockets, DJ.
It’s November. Baseball games are over and the burner on free agency is still set on low, which leaves us…hmmm…not too many matters to discuss. Tony LaRussa? Been there. Alex Cora? Hard pass. Bauer over deGrom for the Cy Young? Yawns… I noticed the other day that it’s five years ago this week that the … Continue reading Best Yankee trade, past 5 years: