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Brian Cashman, New York Yankees Do Not Have Playoff »

This past week, Major League Baseball witnessed one of the best three-game, going-for-the-division slug fests in history.  Three one-run games.  Two extra inning games.  Cy Young caliber pitching.  Heavy hitting.  Seven lead changes. The New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays clash featured playoff-caliber baseball, a preview of [...]

Love Him or Hate Him, George Steinbrenner Was a Winner »

I never liked George Steinbrenner.  As a fan of a different team in the AL East, it was virtually impossible to like the man who helped keep every other team in that division out of the playoffs. I also could never hate him.  If anything, I was jealous.  Who wouldn't want all those championships sitting in a case in their [...]

MLB Trade Rumors: Texas, Lands Lee, Not New York. »

Everyone thought Cliff Lee to New York was a done deal. Well everyone thought wrong. The Texas Rangers took advantage of a snag in the Yankee trade discussions and have landed the top pitcher on the market according to many sources. Not having Lee go to the AL East has to bring a huge sigh of relief on the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox. Now, [...]

MLB Trade Rumors: Cliff Lee and Jayson Werth to The »

If early reports are true, the rich are about to get richer. Talks have heated up to the point that a deal could be in place by the end of the day.  Cliff Lee could be shipped to the New York Yankees for a deal centered around prized catching prospect Jesus Montero. The second rumor has the Yankees flipping Javier Vasquez to the Philadelphia [...]

Is Tonight’s Game a “Must Win” for »

A quarter of the way into the 2010 season, the Yankees are on pace for a 101 win season.  They lead the majors in runs scored.  Their offense is still the feared Bronx Bombers. So why does it feel like tonight's game against the Tampa Bay Rays is a "must win?" Baseball fans would say it's only May.  Yankees fans would say check [...]

Is 2010 the Year the Yankees’ Ageless Wonders »

I come at this with a bias; this I admit willingly. You see, I am a Tampa Bay Rays fan. I would love nothing more than to see the Evil Empire crumble and fall and watch Hank Steinbrenner go off his meds and give his best "like father, like son." Every year I hope that the "aging" Yankees finally, well, show their age.  Every year people [...]