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New York Yankees: Mark Teixeira Dumps Scott Boras, »

Typical Mark Teixeira. He wants everyone to congratulate him for dumping Scott Boras. He approached as a newsworthy moment. He acted like this was a noble thing to do. It never ends with Teixeira. He acts like he invented the game of baseball and he wants people to marvel every move he makes.It gets annoying. There is nothing worse than a guy [...]

Philadelphia Phillies: Let’s Commend Cliff Lee »

Cliff Lee decided the Phillies were the best fit for him and his family. Didn't see this one coming. Everyone thought Lee would be a Yankee. After all, players never reject money from the Yankees. This would not suit the Players' Association well if they did. The Yankees were led to believe Lee wanted the money and lifestyle. [...]

MLB: Forget the Hall of Fame for George Steinbrenner »

The late George Steinbrenner and the late Billy Martin did not receive many votes by the Hall of Fame Veterans Committee. This sounds just about right; they didn't deserve to be in the Hall of Fame on their first try. In fact, they shouldn't be in the Hall of Fame period. Neither did anything special to earn that honor, so it's hard to [...]

Forget Hall of Fame for Steinbrenner and Martin »

The late George Steinbrenner and the late Billy Martin did not receive much votes by the Hall of Fame Veterans Committee. This sounds just right. They didn't deserve to be in the Hall of Fame at their first try. In fact, they shouldn't be in the Hall of Fame period. Neither did anything special to earn that honor. It's hard to believe either of [...]

Baseball Talk Gets Old in New York »

WFAN's Evan Roberts tweets everyday on his Twitter page. Most of his tweets center around the Nets and baseball. One would think his Twitter page would about the Knicks' surprising win against the Hornets last night. It was a signature win they were looking for. Instead, he wrote about the Red Sox acquiring Adrian Gonzalez. That was his first [...]

Felix Hernandez: The Choice Was Right for the AL Cy »

The Angels' Bartolo Colon won the AL Cy Young Award in 2005. His 21 wins impressed the writers. It didn’t matter to them that the Twins' Johan Santana was the best pitcher that year. Sabermetric bloggers mocked the writers for that selection, and this started the war between mainstream media and bloggers. On this day, the stat freaks won [...]

No Place for Billy Martin in Cooperstown »

The Hall of Fame Veterans Committee selected 12 candidates to be in the Hall of the Fame. The winner will be decided sometime in January along with the candidates being voted by the sportswriters. George Steinbrenner and Billy Martin stand out the most on the list. It certainly will get people talking. There will be critics and supporters speaking [...]

New York Yankees Have Advantage in Derek Jeter »

Let the negotiations begin. The Yankees and Derek Jeter's camp haven't talked to each other, but they are talking through the media about what Jeter's value should be. Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner told WFAN's Mike Francesa and 1050 ESPN Radio's Michael Kay that he is not going to overpay for Jeter's services. Casey Close, Jeter's agent, talked [...]

Unlike New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants Do It »

Last year's World Series was tough to watch. The Yankees spent money to buy a championship in the 2008 offseason, and it paid off. The message was, if you spend it, championships will come. This is what made Monday night special. A middle market team won a championship by doing it the right way. The Giants drafted well in the last few years, and [...]

Dave Eiland, New York Yankees: A Joe Girardi Casualty »

Something did not seem right about ex-Yankees pitching coach Dave Eiland leaving for personal reasons, and now ESPN New York.com’s Andrew Marchand reveals what happened.  This writer suggested that Joe Girardi may have been involved Eiland's firing, and it sounds like that's exactly what happened. Eiland and Girardi had a difference of [...]

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