Author Archives: Peter Menking

Series Preview: Yankees vs. White Sox

This is do or die for Javier Vazquez. And unfortunately for Javy the way John Danks has been throwing the ball lately, it is looking more like the former. Fans are not going to be kind to the man who is making $11.5 million dollars who has been outpitched by 23 year old Phil Hughes ...

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Series Preview: Yankees at Angels

If the last series with the Los Angeles Angles is any indication of how the Yankees three game series over the weekend with the Halos will go, Yankee fans have little to be worries about. The marquee matchup between AJ Burnett and Ervin Santana, who is coming off a complete game against the Blue Jays, ...

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Series Preview: Yankees vs. Rangers

The Rangers swept the Yankees last season, one of only 4 teams to actually win a series against the Bombers in the new Yankee Stadium. Talk about an impressive home field advantage. While the Rangers had success against the Yankees in their new ballpark, historically the Rangers have been beaten up in New York, going ...

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Barry Bonds Rears His Massive Head

One of the nice things about this baseball season is that the steroids subject has been a relatively unimportant issue. The system that the MLB has in place may not be stringent enough but it gets the job done. Congress finally decided that healthcare and the economy are more important than steroid use in baseball. ...

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The Importance of CC Sabathia: No no-hitter? No problem.

Remember CC Sabathia’s almost no-hitter? Just kidding, of course you do. It was one of the better pitching performances the Yankees have been on the right side of in a while. Well I found this article by Joe Henderson of The Tampa Tribune which says that good old Joe Girardi would have pulled the Yankees ...

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Series Preview 4/9: Yankees vs. Rays

Fresh off taking the opening series against the Red Sox, the Yankees (2-1) are going to face the Tampa Bay Rays (2-1) at Tropicana Field. The main storyline of this game is the return of Javier Vazquez. Many fans remember his terrible 2nd half in 2004 and thought that he simply was not meant to ...

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Bad Start Shouldn't Eliminate Aceves from 5th Starter Competition

I wrote a while ago that Alfredo Aceves should at the very least be considered in the running for the 5th spot in the starting rotation. But given his performance in his latest start he shouldn’t even be in pinstripes, let alone even be considered in the running for the 5th spot! I mean, so ...

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Practice Some St. Patrick's Day Intelligence or Forever Be Linked to Chuck Knoblauch

To everyone who is already celebrating St. Patty's day, including Rob who is by now dangerously encroaching on the third stage of drink (Shakespeare reference for drunken stupor; we at the BBD like to keep it classy), please celebrate responsibly. As long as you celebrate with a certain amount of responsibility you will be able to ...

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