Category: Analysis

David Cone - YES Analyst (Photo: YES Network/E. H. Wallop)
Posted in Analysis

David Cone settles the pitching coach issue – “I’m a broadcaster”

David Cone was on the outskirts of the Yankees’ recent search for a pitching coach. The job went elsewhere, but Cone, true to form, has…

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Jeter and Rivera - so close and yet so far different (Photo: pinstripealley.com)
Posted in Analysis Baseball Hall Of Fame Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter (Please excuse me) is Not Mariano Rivera

Derek Jeter’s unanimous selection to the HOF is all but wrapped up and tied with a bow. But unlike last year, it won’t be a…

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Carlos Beltran - Sign-stealing cloud (Photo: New York Post)
Posted in Analysis Mets 2020 Mets Commentary Mets Culture New York Mets

Beltran connection to Astros sign stealing a deep concern to the Mets

Carlos Beltran is drawn into the Houston Astros sign-stealing fiasco. MLB has some hard questions to ask him and this is no time to play…

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Short Porch Yankees Stadium (Photo: BleacherReport)
Posted in Analysis Didi Gregorius Yankees 2020 Yankees Analysis Yankees History

Yankees: If Didi isn’t the much needed left-handed bat – then who is?

Do the Yankees suffer from having a predominantly right-handed lineup? The old school says yes. But pickings for free-agent lefties are slim. What now? The…

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Mets: Think twice on Betts (Photo: metsmerizedonline.com)
Posted in Analysis Mets 2020 Mets Commentary

Mets: Hedge your bets on Mookie Betts – Take door number two

The Mets need a “real” major league centerfielder. A marquee name is out there and can be had. But in this case, the Mets are…

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Clint Frazier's Last Days With The Yankees (Photo: New York Post)
Posted in A Baseball Story Analysis Clint Frazier

Yankees: Can we just get the Clint Frazier thing done…

The Yankees, like any team, stockpile players in their farm system for as long as the rules allow. But hasn’t Clint Frazier reached the point…

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Yankees Greg Bird: The next phase? (Photo: USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Posted in Analysis Greg Bird Yankees 2020

Yankees Greg Bird: A final viewing before they close the casket

The linkage between the Yankees and Greg Bird remains a compelling baseball story. With one last gasp of breath and miles from home, it’s all…

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Yoenis Cespedes - Cancer On The Mets (Photo: offthebenchbaseball.com)
Posted in Analysis Mets 2020 Mets Commentary

Mets: Oh yeah, there’s that Cespedes thing to deal with too

The Mets have to be thinking it would be better for everyone if Yoenis Cespedes fades into the sunset, never to be seen or heard…

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