Nick Swisher has come to be defined as a classic Moneyball player. One of Billy Beane’s picks in the draft that the book chronicles, Swisher is a power hitting outfielder that sees a ton of pitches and draws an obscene number of walks. He is a decent defender but not particularly fleet of foot, and [...]
Yesterday I discussed the Yankees decision to sit A-Rod for the first two games against Florida. This was the report on that story from the NY Post: “That’s not true,” the GM said before tonight’s Yankees-Marlins game at Land Shark Stadium. “Dr. (Mark) Lindsay said he would benefit from more than a day (off). It [...]
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.!. Scranton’s double-header against Indianapolis was postponed. Trenton beats Binghamton, 9-3 (7 innings, game 1) Jason Stephens started, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks in 6 innings. JB Cox allowed a hit and a walk and struck out 1 in 1 inning of relief. Austin Krum was 1 for 4 with [...]
The announcers on YES just reported that the Yankee ace, who was pulled early from today’s game, has tightness in his bicep, and will be day-to-day. No tests are going to be done at this point, and hopefully, he’ll be able to make his next start. Alfredo Aceves replaced CC, and has shut the Marlins [...]
.!. .!. Alex Rodriguez sat out the last two games due to fatigue related to his offseason hip surgery. The circumstances regarding the decision to place him on the bench are a bit muddied, as no one is clear on exactly what happened. From Jon Heyman: Some controversy was sparked when the Miami Herald in [...]
From Rob Neyer: DEREK JETER IS NOT SUCH A BAD DEFENDER ANYMORE. That’s right, he’s not. In fact, at the age of 34 (35 in 9 days, don’t forget to send a card), Jeter is putting together his finest defensive season since they’ve been keeping advanced defensive metrics. Looking at two fielding stats, range runs [...]
Thanks, Pop, for all the good stuff over the years. You know. The games, lessons, laughs. And all that other stuff, too: from The Eagles, to Old Timer’s Day games, to the “Engineers”, to Caddyshack, to sledding, to the Stones, to History of The World Part I, to Springsteen, to the Jeep ride home from the Bronx in the rain, to The Hunt For Red October, to CSN (you can still have Y to yourself).
Hope you get to enjoy Father’s Day and Grandfather’s Day with Marc and the kids. We’ll be toasting you from this coast.
To Marc: Keep doin’ what you’re doin’. Wish I could see it more often.
To Matt: Happy 1st Father’s Day. You’ve learned well and it’s fun to watch.
And to my father-in-law, who’s done nothing but made me feel like a member of the family since Day 1: thank you. You are a wonderful role model and a great friend.
For the rest of ya: Make sure you call or visit your Dad if you can.