As much as I wanted the Yankees to play last night, postponement was probably the right call, I thought to myself, as I trudged through Tribeca in the pouring rain to meet Scott at Mudville9 for a game that wasn’t coming. It initially sounded as though Jered Weaver might toe the rubber for the Angels [...]
Rather than pursue a career in the MLB, Yusei Kikuchi has decided to stay in Japan. The Yankees, along with several other Major League organizations, were interested in the young lefty. However, he’ll be a part of the Japanese amateur draft which is scheduled for October 29th (he’s projected to be the first overall pick). [...]
The game will be played tomorrow night at 8:20 pm and Game 7 will be pushed to Monday night (if necessary). UPDATE – To be clear, Andy will pitch tomorrow and, if he is needed, CC will pitch on Monday.
Here are two quick international items to chew on before the game. Apparently, the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, a Japanese team (Pacific League), are interested in signing Eric Hinske this offseason. They like Hinske for his left-handed power against righties (enjoy New York while you still can, Eric) and reportedly tried to sign him a year [...]
As a fan, streaky hitters are one of the most aggravating facets of baseball. It seems inexplicable how a guy can carry a team one month and be an anchor the next. Nick Swisher, right now, is an absolute anchor. It’s come to the point where the Angels will walk every hitter before him to [...]
. . in the Peanut Gallery that is the world of Sports journalism. Mike Vaccaro writes in today’s NY Post what many other pundits have been saying, that the ‘genius’ label for Angels manager Mike Scioscia has worn thin over the course of this series. He writes: Lesson 2: Familiarity breeds contempt. Mike Scioscia came [...]
You couldn’t find people to buy Alex Rodriguez collectibles in February, after he was outed for using performance-enhancing drugs.
“No one would even buy a signed baseball at $200. Now he might be at an all-time high. People are buying his autographed baseball for $500,” said Bobby Mintz, vice president of sales and celebrity relations at Tri-Star Productions, a Houston-based sports collectibles company.
So it’s still about the money, right? Just making sure…
Thanks to Pete Toms, our Canadian correspondent, for the link
When AJ Burnett allowed 4 runs in the first inning last night, I received a number of angry text messages from friends. Most of them were along the lines of “I told you he cannot be trusted!!! He is way too erratic and inconsistent!!!” My response was the same as it has been all year: [...]
Upon further review, I may have been too quick to vilify Joe Girardi in looking for a scapegoat for last night’s loss (slightly off topic, Dave Cameron at FanGraphs has a great post today about Girardi’s overmanagement in the ALCS). I still think Joe should have removed Burnett after Jeff “Hanley Ramirez” Mathis picked up [...]