Baseball Ratings ‘Mysteriously’ Down:WSJ

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Baseball ratings are down across the board, as compared to this time last year. The article says:

Seven months after recording the lowest-rated World Series in history, Major League Baseball’s national broadcast business is still waiting for a recovery.

Lousy weather, delayed games and a lackluster matchup hurt World...

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Minors Recap, 5/26

Scranton’s game against Syracuse was postponed

Trenton batters New Britain, 11-0

  • Zach McAllister put together another strong start, giving up just 4 hits and 2 walks in 7 shutout innings, while striking out 5.  This type of outing has been Zach’s MO over the past 2 years: not striking out tons of...
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Previous Yankee Drafts

For someone who keeps track of the minors as much as I do, the draft represents one of the most interesting events to watch.  It is probably the most important way for major league teams to restock their farm systems.  For those who don’t think the draft is important to a big-market team like the...

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Brian Bruney And Playing Through Pain

As we reported yesterday, Brian Bruney is headed back to the DL, as his pain never subsided from his original injury and he neglected to inform the club. As this quote from the Post shows, the manager was not pleased:

“The biggest thing is that you have to let us know how you feel,” Girardi...

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Causality or Coincidence?

Though I think the new defensive statistics are very cool to play with, the skeptic in me can’t help being… well… skeptical about how accurate they really are.  How important is defense, really?  Fangraphs’ UZR/150′s have a guy like Jason Bay consistently costing his team between 11 and 18 runs every year.  That’s a LOT...

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