We’re at that time of the calendar year in which we’re less than one month away from Opening Day and we can start having serious conversations about the Yankees’ 2023 roster and the expectations of individual players. The health of both DJ LeMahieu and Giancarlo Stanton is going to go a long way toward determining … Continue reading More Higgy, less Trevino (…?)
Hard Decision: Trade Gleyber?
There’s been much banter in Yankee Universe over the past few years about the team’s proclivity for going with - and more importantly, sticking with – veteran players whether they produce or not, versus giving opportunities and regular playing time to prospects. Fans often cite that the late 90s dynasty was built on the backs … Continue reading Hard Decision: Trade Gleyber?
Is Judge ’22 the Most Valuable Player…Ever…?
If, like me, your first thought was that can’t be true – as great as Judge was in ’22 and as important as he was to the Yankees' success this year there have to be five or ten seasons in which a player did even more to help his team to win than Judge did … Continue reading Is Judge ’22 the Most Valuable Player…Ever…?
So Long, Anthony.
Earlier this week it was reported through multiple outlets that Yankees' first baseman Anthony Rizzo would not exercise the player option on his contract ($16 million for 2023) and will become a free agent at season’s end. Before we go any further, we have to be clear about two very large caveats: First, this entire … Continue reading So Long, Anthony.
Yankees 2022, Final Thoughts
Now that I’ve had close to 48 hours to decompress, I’m in a better position to reflect upon what was the Yankees’ 2022 season. Needless to say, a comprehensive review and analysis would be far too expansive for this space, but I do want to go a little further than the “hot takes” we’re used … Continue reading Yankees 2022, Final Thoughts
About Last Night…
As Yankee fans, there are certain matters that need to be discussed, and my disposition has come close enough back to functional to be able to do so now. Maybe. In no particular order… Despite feeling more – pick your adjective: stunned, angry, hopeless – than at any time since Game 6 of the 2019 … Continue reading About Last Night…
F Bob Costas
From the moment his microphone was turned on Tuesday night, TBS televangelist – uh, sorry, “play-by-play” announcer - Bob Costas began with his manifesto about the Cleveland Guardians, who he referred to by their previous name multiple times, and the state of the game. Not just Tuesday night’s game mind you, but the MLB game … Continue reading F Bob Costas
Yankees 2022 Player Report Cards: The Relievers
One last set of report cards before we get to the ALDS tonight, but before we get to them, I have a shameless plug*. Today is a Prime Early Access Day for Amazon. Experience has taught me that the products on the side of the page to the right (or at the bottom if you’re … Continue reading Yankees 2022 Player Report Cards: The Relievers
Yankees 2022 Report Cards: Starting Pitchers
Now that we’re done with the position players, let’s get to the pitchers’ report cards – today we’ll look at the starters. Before we begin, it may be significant to note… I’m only including pitchers who threw at least 100 innings (so no Domingo German) and pitchers who finished the season with the Yanks (so … Continue reading Yankees 2022 Report Cards: Starting Pitchers
Yankees Player Report Cards: Position Players, Pt. 1
The regular season and the postseason are two completely different animals. The water in the former will almost always find its own level, and the latter is a total crapshoot. (Although, most players’ histories are written by what they do in the postseason, fairly or unfairly.) So before we move on to playoff baseball, let’s … Continue reading Yankees Player Report Cards: Position Players, Pt. 1