Early this morning the MLB Pipeline continued its second week of releasing the positional Top 10 prospects lists. With the release of today's list, another Yankee, Nick Solak, was rated as the fifth best second base prospect in the game- behind the Phillies Scott Kingery, the Padres Luis Urias, and the Brewers Keston Hiura and Isan Diaz.Read More
Superstar third baseman Todd Frazier made an appearance in Tom’s River this past Friday at Ocean County College. A room packed with Yankee and Met fans waited with hopes that he would make a big announcement regarding where he will be playing next season. He did not make that announcement. Oh well!
In this intimate event, Frazier was interviewed by famous sports reporter Russ Salzberg. In this interview, Frazier was asked about a variety of topics that ranged from career highlights to life after his playing career.Read More
After many speculations from most every Yankee news outlet (and a few on my behalf) of Jacoby Ellsbury be traded, it seems as though the Yankees may have finally been able to find a suitor. The rumor comes from Eric Hubbs from Barstool Sports, who have been gaining a lot of sports reporting credibility as the company has grown.
Check the post to see the many tweets (and credibility) from Eric Hubbs:Read More
Cuban outfielder Julio Pablo Martinez has established residency in Haiti and the Yankees are showing interest. After holding a private workout for the 21-year-old in Jupiter, FL. last week, the club waits for Major League Baseball to declare him a free agent. Once he obtains free agent status, we leave it up to Brian Cashman to get the job done (his recent track record with outfielders looks pretty good!)Read More
The pace of play has again been a large topic of conversation around baseball and baseball pundits. Things are getting serious as MLB has been negotiating with the players' union on adding a pitch clock and other measures. The players are apparently not enamored of the pitch clock idea and negotiations failed. However, MLB can install them anyway even if no agreement can be reached. While MLB action without the players' consent sounds mellow to state, relations between the game and the players could sour. Is the problem so dire to need such a stubborn approach?Read More
Links to stories and speculations regarding: exceeding the luxury tax, signing Yu Darvish, acquiring Chris Archer, looking back at the careers of Ron Hassey and Gary Sheffield, a podcast link, and more.
This is one of those stories that, at once, is hard to believe, but it is the absolute truth. This is one of those stories that remind us all that failure need not be permanent. This is true even for people who are considered the greatest of all time, for, you see, they weren’t always considered as such.
This seems like a story about baseball, but more, it’s a story about failure. And success.
Great success that came only after dismal failure...Read More
Since the trade that brought Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees, most of the speculation around the team has focused on second base, third base and the starting pitching. The rest of the lineup seems pretty set and very potent. Nonetheless, there are some mid-level questions that remain. As the season goes on, particularly if a player or two gets hurt and stops hitting.Read More