Category Archives: Editorial

Yankees already over the luxury tax

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The Yankees have a ton of holes they need to fill on the roster, ranging from shortstop to relief pitching to finding a primary third basemen. However, if the Yankees are going to upgrade their roster, it's going to cost money. Obviously money is not an issue for the Bronx Bombers as they have one of the ...

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Real offseason begins after Game 7 is played

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Sure, every Yankees fan would dream a season would end with the Yankees winning a World Series but I'll take what's happening tonight as well. Tonight is the seventh and final game of the 2014 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants, which means it's a one-game winner take all ...

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Around The Diamond: Left Field

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Yesterday we talked about Alex Rodriguez and the possibility of the Yankees signing Chase Headley to a deal to make Rodriguez the primary designated hitter. Today, we move onto left field and what's intriguing about this position is it's the only one on the diamond that has a player right from the Yankees farm system.  Brett Gardner wasn't ...

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Around The Diamond: Third Base

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Yesterday we looked at all the potential options to replace Derek Jeter at shortstop. Today, we move to third base where we discuss Alex Rodriguez's return and if the Yankees should try to keep Chase Headley in order to move Rodriguez elsewhere. After the final pitch of the 2014 World Series, the Yankees will officially have ...

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Which stats are the best to evaluate hitters?

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While I was growing up, I used to sit for hours and read baseball cards. I memorized and could rattle off every single Yankees' stats which essentially meant that I knew the batting average, home run and RBI totals of every player. I knew a lot more than those, like, for instance, that Rickey Henderson stole ...

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Around The Diamond: Shortstop

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Yesterday, we looked at the Yankees options for second base which included Martin Prado, Brendan Ryan, Rob Refnsyder and Jose Pirela. Today we move over a little bit to a spot that has it's first question mark in 19 seasons: shortstop.  Derek Jeter was the New York Yankees shortstop for 19 seasons. Even when he was ...

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Around The Diamond: Second Base

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Yesterday, we glanced at first base and evaluated Mark Teixeira along with the lack of depth at the position. Today, we focus on second base where the Yankees have a few legitimate options on the roster and in the minor leagues.  1. Martin Prado Martin Prado was one of the trades the Yankees made during the 2014 season and unlike ...

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Yankees roster has changed dramatically since 2009

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Five years ago today, the New York Yankees won the 2009 American League pennant, advancing to the World Series and defeating the Philadelphia Phillies for their 27th World Series championship, the most in baseball history. The Yankees had one of the most powerful rosters that season and you would think the team wouldn't have changed much ...

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