Doug Glanville: Pitch Tipping Report Mistaken

Doug Glanville, who has no interest either way in helping or hurting Alex Rodriguez, writes one of the best defenses of him that I’ve read. In the New York Times today:

How would this scheme have been missed for Alex’s entire career? We all know that every time he plays, the camera zooms in on...

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Reader mail: The "corporate" Yanks

So I am watching the Yankee pregame today (vs Sox) when the following thought occurred to me:

When did the Yankees go from being an institution of winning, a paragon of power, to…..this? When you watch the Yankees, do you get a sense that they are inherently better than their opposition? I don’t. I remember watching them against the Rays, the Royals, the Tigers….all this season….wondering if they were going to win THAT game? I see them tonight against the Sox wondering if they’re going to win THIS game!

Can you remember…not all that long ago….being surprised when the Yankees lost a game where the star pitcher was starting? Cone…. Pettitte….. Wells…. Guidry…. whoever. Now when Sabathia takes the mound, we think “Can they win this game tonight?” No matter who they are playing. It’s kinda like Team USA in Basketball….the world caught up. Only with Team USA, they actually DID something about it. They got hungry. They got angry.

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Posada to the DL, WFAN reports

Sweeny Murti of WFAN radio is reporting that Jorge Posada, who injured him hamstring last night, will be placed on the DL with a strain. No word on how long he will be out or who is likely to replace him on the roster, but the 2 most likely candidates are Scranton catcher PJ...

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Around the Blogosphere

Sharpe’s Peril release The international free agent signing period doesn’t begin for another 2 months, but it is always fun to keep track of the rumored signings and the mysterious top prospects.  There is rarely much reliable information out there, and most of the info often comes by way of subscriber sites...

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