On July 30th, 2021, Joey Gallo made his highly anticipated debut with the Yankees against the Marlins in Miami. After a seemingly interminable string of complaints from Yankees fans and Yankees media about the dearth of left-handed power in the team’s lineup*, seeing Gallo (and Anthony Rizzo) on the field was a source of excitement … Continue reading One Year Ago Today, Gallo’s Career Trajectory Changed
Month: July 2022
What Yankees (and Mets) fans need to know:
The latest iteration of the Subway Series begins tonight in Queens as the Yankees will square off against the Mets to kick off a two-game set. If you haven’t followed the Mets closely – or if you have but still manage to miss important details – here’s what you need to know. This is the … Continue reading What Yankees (and Mets) fans need to know:
Is Benintendi better than Hicks?
If you follow the Yankees, then you’re aware that we’re well into the discourse about what the team “needs” at or before the trade deadline to fill any holes and head down the stretch (and into the postseason) with an optimal chance at winning the World Series. Juan Soto’s name has come up often as … Continue reading Is Benintendi better than Hicks?
Out of Left Field, July 24th Edition
Out of left field is an occasional My Baseball Page post about matters that don’t necessarily require 1,200 words of analysis, but should be touched on briefly anyway. In no particular order… Michael King Like everyone else, I’m disappointed about Michael King’s status. It’s frustrating to see a late bloomer who was finally starting to … Continue reading Out of Left Field, July 24th Edition
Out of Left Field, July 18th Edition
“Out of Left Field” is an occasional post that covers topics that may not need 1,200 words of analysis, but would be cool to touch on briefly. In no particular order… If you’ve read my stuff before then you know I despise batting average as a statistic – it just doesn’t tell you a whole … Continue reading Out of Left Field, July 18th Edition
Out of Left Field, July 14th Edition
“Out of Left Field” is an occasional post that covers matters that don’t require 1,200 words of analysis but still should be addressed, even if in a brief manner. So let’s get to it – in no particular order: Is 2022 IKF an improvement over 2021 Gleyber? Yankee fans don’t universally agree on just about … Continue reading Out of Left Field, July 14th Edition
Yankees vs. Reds Series Preview
The Cincinnati Reds make a rare trip to the Bronx this week for a three-game set with the Yankees in a matchup of two teams going in opposite directions. As you likely don’t see too much of the Reds (why would you?), here’s your need to know heading into the mid-week series. The Reds are … Continue reading Yankees vs. Reds Series Preview
Should We Worry About Nestor?
I’m sure you’ve heard, that Nestor Cortes is going to the 2022 MLB All-Star game. Additionally, if you follow the Yankees you know that Cortes has been very good for the team for over a calendar year at this point. That said… He’s been getting beat up pretty good recently. Over his last six starts, … Continue reading Should We Worry About Nestor?
4 Things Yanks Fans Should Know About the Sawx
Things get real tonight for the Yanks. The friendly confines of PNC Park are in the rear view mirror, and the Bombers will be in Beantown to take on the AL East’s second-place team, the Sox from Boston for the first game of a four-game weekend series. Here are four things Yankees fans need to … Continue reading 4 Things Yanks Fans Should Know About the Sawx
Gallo, Donaldson – Meet Occam’s razor
I’m generally not a believer in Occam’s razor. Simple questions have complex answers sometimes and it’s OK to think things through before getting your untroublesome “hot take” out there. That said, with regards to Josh Donaldson, who’s been struggling, and Joey Gallo who’s been really struggling, perhaps there is an obvious and simple answer to … Continue reading Gallo, Donaldson – Meet Occam’s razor