Negro Leagues Museum, Kansas City
Posted in A Baseball Story Baseball Commentary New York Yankees Yankees 2018

Four Days Without Yankees Baseball – Rehab Begins Tonight

For Yankees fans, this four-day break from games has seemed interminable. No box scores to check, no breaking news about this player or that player,…

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Yoenis Cespedes, New York Mets (Photo: New York Post)
Posted in Baseball Commentary Mets Commentary New York Mets Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes On The DL Again Smells Of More Mets Spin

The news from Mets camp that Yoenis Cespedes was being placed on the DL list for an indeterminate period was not surprising as much as it…

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Citi Field - Home of the New York Mets
Posted in Analysis Mets 2018 Mets Commentary New York Mets

Peeking At The Mets Schedule – Glass Half Full, Or Glass Half Empty

With only a quarter of the season in the books, it’s probably too early for scoreboard watching. Schedule watching is a different matter, though, and…

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Clint Frazier in Spring Training
Posted in Analysis New York Yankees Yankees injuries

The 25-Man Roster Crunch Continues To Plague The Yankees

As expected, the Yankees are once again facing a roster crunch that involves explicitly Clint Frazier and Brandon Drury, both of whom appear ready for…

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Jacob deGrom, New York Mets
Posted in Analysis Jacob deGrom New York Mets

Mets: The Bottom Hits – Jacob deGrom Leaves Game After One Inning

Regardless of whether the Mets win or lose today’s game against the Phillies (they lost 4-2), the team has hit bottom following Jacob deGrom’s inexplicable…

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Didi Gregorius, New York Yankees
Posted in A Baseball Story Analysis MLB Analysis

Didi Gregorius And The Anatomy Of A Baseball Slump

Didi Gregorius was the American League’s Player Of The Month in April. Since then, he’s been in what baseball calls a “slump,” and his batting average…

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Mickey Callaway, Manager New York Mets
Posted in Analysis Mets 2018 Mickey Calloway New York Mets

The Mets Season Is Still In The Hands Of Mickey Callaway

More than anything, baseball is a game based on learning to cope with failure. The backend of the Mets season so far has been a…

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Yankees 2019: The Elusive Prize, (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Yankees Secret Weapon Against Boston To Unfold Soon

Yankees fans will recall that during the offseason the team embarked on a controversial decision, achieved only by jumping through hoops, to avoid the luxury…

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