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Jesus Montero Finally Called Up for Yankees, What Kind »

The long wait is over.Tomorrow, we will finally see if it's all hype, or if he is for real.Jesus Montero, the top catching prospect in the Yankees minor league system will be called up on September 1, the first day the MLB rosters can expand to 40, according to Bryan Hoch of [...]

Jesus Montero Called Up: 6 Reasons He Will Make the »

Jesus Montero is on his way to the New York Yankees, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Montero, 21, has been big-league ready for months now, but the Yankees had reason (given their depth and his early-season struggles) to withhold this promotion until the September 1 roster expansion.Now that the expansion has happened, though, it's [...]

MLB: If Ford Hadn’t Started Game 6, the Yankees »

Casey Stengel was excoriated by the “experts” for not starting Whitey Ford in the opening game of the 1960 World Series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Surprisingly, the experts were right. Art Ditmar, who was the New York Yankees top winner, going 15-9 with a 3.06 ERA and a 117ERA+, started the opener. Ford had finished the season at [...]

Jesus Montero: Meeting Expectations Is Impossible for »

Jesus is coming.Not Jesus Quintana, arguably the best dressed bowler of all time—though Ernie McCracken might have something to say about that.No, Jesus Montero, the seemingly forever-hyped Yankees prospect with the big bat and no position, will join the team tomorrow when rosters expand.Montero is not coming up for a cup of [...]

Yankees vs. Red Sox: Thoughts on the Francisco »

Francisco Cervelli has way more energy than I do. If I had one ounce of the energy Cervelli has I would not have waited as long as I have waited since my last post to this blog.Apologies to all my loyal readers and advertisers out there for not doing a good job here lately.Cervelli doesn't need to apologize. I love the way this guy plays the game. [...]

New York Yankees: 5 Things They Must Do to Beat the »

It's that time of year again. The time when the Yankees and Red Sox rivalry reaches its peak.The Red Sox have beaten the Yankees in 10 of 13 games this year. For the Yankees, these upcoming games are must-wins.In the first game of this three-game series, The Yankees came out on top, winning 5-2.In a tight pennant race, Games 2 and 3 are still [...]

5 Potential September Call-Ups for the Yankees »

It's that time of year again in Major League Baseball.  Rosters expand from 25 men to 40 on September 1, and with that comes numerous September call-ups as teams who are out of contention look for chances to give young guys some experience, and those who are in contention try to fill some holes on their roster, usually in the bullpen. [...]

MLB: Why Mickey Mantle Almost Gave Up Switch-Hitting »

Mickey Mantle's pursuit of greatness was hampered greatly by his leg injuries, but it was a shoulder injury that might have been more significant in hamstringing his career. It was the first inning of the third game of the 1957 World Series. Mantle, who had walked, advanced to second when Milwaukee Braves right-hander Bob Buhl walked Yogi Berra.It [...]

50 Biggest “Hotheads” in MLB History »

There have been many baseball players and managers that have made a name for themselves not because of their abilities, but rather because of the fact that they tend to outbursts when things do not go their way.These MLB hotheads are known for getting into fights and arguments and there have been many incidents that occurred between the figures on [...]

MLB: Art Ditmar Saved Whitey Ford in 1958 but No One »

New York Yankees fired manager Casey Stengel after the Yankees lost the 1960 World Series to the Pittsburgh Pirates. One of the major reasons the Yankees lost was because Stengel didn’t start Whitey Ford in the opener. He gave the start to Art Ditmar, calling him the Yankees most consistent pitcher that year, which was true. The Pirates [...]

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