The Cooperstown case for John is based on having had a long and very good, if never quite great, career and for the larger impact he had on baseball. For Tiant, his very impressive peak, relative longevity, including 229 wins and just short of 3,500 innings pitched, are a big part of his case, but there is more to Tiant than that. He was a reliable big game pitcher and one of the first great Cuban stars to make it to the big leagues. Starting pitchers are not well represented in Cooperstown. Tiant and John are among the best of their era who are not in yet, so electing them would begin to rectify that and perhaps open the door to even more qualified pitchers, like longtime Yankee Mike Mussina, from later eras. And, for what its worth, both were better pitchers than Jack Morris who may just get in on some kind of strange sympathy vote this year.Read More
The New York Yankees (and all teams) need to set their 40-man Rosters today to protect players from the Rule V Draft. Any unprotected players can be drafted and potentially lost to the team. For example, Gleyber Torres will need to be added today to the 40-man Roster because he is vulnerable to the draft. We will try to keep this post fluid to keep you up to date as to the day's maneuvers.Read More
The story of Rugger Ardizoia - a Yankees for just one day.Read More
Joe Glenn was a catcher who played for the New York Yankees, St. Louis Browns, and the Boston Red Sox, mostly during the 1930’s.
Hidden among Glenn’s rather undistinguished career are a few unique moments that help to illustrate why the history of baseball is so fun to study.
As the Yankees continue to interview more candidates to be the next manager, I very well think they have already found their match: former Yankee prospect Hensley "Bam Bam" Meulens. Here are some quick points as to why I think this way:Read More
Jose Altuve, the great second baseman of the Houston Astros, won the 2017 Most Valuable Player Award for the American League. Altuve is a superstar. There is no disputing how great a player he is or how fantastic his 2017 season was. Altuve won the batting title for the third time in the last four years and has recorded over 200 hits in each of his last four seasons. He's great. No doubts here. But was his season better than Aaron Judge's season?Read More
Round 2 of our interactive contest.
You are the General Manager:
Giancarlo Stanton is available. Do you go after him? If so, what are you willing to give up in order to acquire him? If not, explain why not.Read More
Yankees Perspectives -
Discussing the manager, pitching coach, MVP, Giancarlo Stanton, and Shohei Otani.
Keeping up-to-date with the latest news surrounding the Yankees.Read More
Yankees Rookies of the Year Fun Facts...Read More
Aaron Judge is the AL Rookie of the Year!Read More
Yankee fans probably need to accept not only that Don Mattingly is not getting into the Hall of Fame and that despite his four great years in pinstripes, he did not quite earn that honor. However, if Steve Garvey gets in and Mattingly does not, Yankee fans would be very justified in feeling their man was not treated fairly by the voters.Read More
Sometimes that great new coach doesn't pan out as everyone initially hoped and thought he would.Read More
My perspectives on the latest news with the Yankees...Read More
In salute to the great people who have served our country, the following article is a summary of the New York Yankees who served and saw battlefield action in World War II.Read More
One of the greatest comedy bits of all time is Abbott and Costello's "Who's On First." If you have not watched the routine in a while, click on the link. If, for some strange reason, you have never seen the bit, by golly, click the link. As it stands now on November 10, 2017, I Don't Know will be playing third for the 2018 Yankees.Read More
Breaking News: Nippon-Ham Fighters to Officially Post Shohei Ohtani! The official date of the posting is still TBD, but a deal is officially in place to bring the two-way Japanese star to the MLB for the 2018 season. Below are a few key points about Ohtani's posting and the first tweet about the news.Read More
We're honored to have this guest post from Brian Chinni of stiflesports.com giving reasons why the Yankees must sign Shohei OtaniRead More
This is Round 1 of our new interactive Feature & Contest.
Who will you choose to be the new Yankees Manager?Read More
Explanation and Rules for our new series and fun contest "You are the GM."Read More