Author Archives: Michael Augustine

It’s time to “whack” Alex Rodriguez

“The bosses had enough of Nicky. They had enough. How much more where they gonna take? So they made an example of him…” -Sam ‘Ace’ Rothstein, Casino It’s fitting that you can apply a certain mobster mentality to a New York sports team. The Yankees have always been run in a similar manner, not as much ...

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An idea to bat A-Rod leadoff in the Yankees lineup

I've got a wild idea that no one in baseball has probably entertained when it comes to solving the enigma that is Alex Rodriguez and his place in the Yankees lineup. A thought that Skipper Joe would probably not even entertain when it came time to write the lineup card, lest he be sent to ...

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5 Reasons why the Yankees WILL win the World Series

As I prepare to become the stereotypical homer sportswriter, I’m going to even reveal that (regardless of my rooting preference) I firmly believe the Yankees will celebrate for the twenty-eighth time this season. Sure the Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Orioles are hot, but they’re just kids running on fuel that won’t be strong enough to propel ...

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Top 10 Yankees rookies who made us more cynical

Submitted for your approval, in no particular order, are ten reasons why a box of chocolates is more predictable than prospects simmering in the minor leagues.  Some ruin their careers by stupidity, some might not have had the guts, and others just flat out weren’t who we thought they where. So here are ten Yankee potentials ...

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The Yankees/Orioles matchup this weekend will be big

The Yankees had better bring it full throttle this weekend. With a day off today, they’ll need to be thinking long and hard about the two teams edging up from behind; one of which they’ll be hosting in the Bronx starting Friday - the Baltimore Orioles. Optimists be damned, the Bombers are in very dangerous territory as ...

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Keeping Chavez in the lineup once A-Rod returns

Eric Chavez has earned the opportunity to be the everyday third baseman for the New York Yankees. And when the time comes for Alex Rodriguez to return from the DL, he should have to earn back his every day role at the hot corner. With a start tonight, Chavez will have equaled the 90 appearances mark ...

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Is Derek Jeter a MVP candidate?

If I were told to vote right this minute for the AL MVP, my pick would be Derek Jeter.  No other player has done more to keep his team afloat consistently throughout the entire season. The idea of the MVP award has become skewed as your average fan (influenced by many media outlets) deems it the ...

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Thoughts on Ivan Nova

The Detroit Tigers could get used to hitting against Ivan Nova. In his three starts against the Tigers (including his 2011 inaugural postseason start), Nova has gone 0-3 pitching 19 innings, given up 29 hits posting a WHIP of 1.90, and provided 17 earned runs while striking out 18. But there’s always a first time for everything, ...

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