Many prospect followers have recognized the importance of plate discipline in the future success of a minor league prospect. Batting average and home runs are sexier stats to get excited about, but k:bb ratio is often an important marker of a prospect’s approach at the plate. In this post, I will take a look at [...]
Yankee fans will their first look at the centerpiece of the Roy Halladay trade Mr Kyle Drabek, son of the ‘one who got away‘ for Yankee fans of a certain age. After being dealt, Kyle was ranked #1 in the Blue Jays system by Baseball America this past off season. He followed his impressive stint [...]
[THIS POSTING ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON ESPN HERE ON 4/30/11; excluding the picture here]
This past weekend, I visited baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. This was not my first time there, but it was my first trip with my two sons, now ages 11 and 8. I was curious to see the Hall in a different way, through the eyes of my children.
I left thinking about the official name of the building – the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. I left realizing that the official name of the building – the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum – has a very big word in the middle of it that most people seem to ignore: “and“. Mostly I write about the building from a distance, and when I do, I focus on the first part of the building’s name, about who should be admitted into the Hall and who should not. But when I am present inside of the building, the museum part of the building takes over. I certainly enjoy the plaques but for me, the real interest lies in reliving the moments that first drew me to the game and then those that have kept me wrapped in its clutches since.
I paused at the museum’s display of the hate mail (see picture to the right; click to enlarge) directed at Jackie Robinson and was left slackjawed. The violence expressed in these letters is a part of our history, a tragic part, but a part that needs to be remembered. These were not proud moments for America or for baseball. However, we need to see and remember the good and the bad.
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This one’s gonna be bullet-point style, as I missed most last night’s 5-3 Yankee loss and have a variety of personal obligations to tend to: – Ricky Romero was his usual studly self, holding the Yankees to two runs over six innings, though he wasn’t very economical about it, needing 109 pitches to get through [...]
Jeter leads roster of Yanks’ All-Star hopefuls Derek Jeter, a mainstay at the All-Star Game, is looking to appear in his sixth straight Midsummer Classic and his 12th overall, and the Yankees captain is hoping to have company from his teammates. BA-.258 (Ranking among top 10 AL SS-#5) OBP-.323 (Rank-#5) SLG-.281 (Rank-#8) wOBA-.274 (Rank-#7) ISO-.022 [...]
The first part of my Hall of Fame pictures series featured the scouting reports from two all time greats, before we knew them. The second part was some of the Yankees stuff. This part, part three, will highlight some of the best players of the 1970′s/’80′s. Leading off, the great Rollie Fingers (as with all of these, click to enlarge to full size):
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Note: Please use this post as your game thread for tonight. The Yankees (14-8, 1st in the AL East) meet the Blue Jays (12-13, 3rd in ALE) for the second time in two weeks as Toronto comes to the Stadium for a three-game set this weekend. As regular readers know, Toronto emerged as one of [...]
TYA has done its share of statistical analysis of Bartolo Colon so far, but I wanted to take a look at what some other sources around the blogosphere are saying about Colon’s surprising start to the season. Paul Swydan at Fangraphs took a good look at Colon so far and seemed to come away impressed [...]
(The following is being syndicated from The Captain’s Blog). Over the winter, much was made about how Theo Epstein and the Boston Red Sox won the offseason, while Brian Cashman and the New York Yankees were left out in the cold. Well, after only one month, the tables have been turned. At least in April, [...]