Monday, August 10, 2020

The struggles of small market teams in Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball
Market size impacts every major sport, however Major League Baseball's absence of a hard salary cap makes it especially difficult for small market teams to reach the success of baseball's royalty.

The Best New York Yankee Position Player to Wear Number 11

With the retirement of Derek Jeter’s No. 2 inevitable (if Hal Steinbrenner and co. ever bother to announce it), the number 11 will become the lowest available number for those who play for the New York Yankees. The Yankees debuted numbers in 1929, and in that year, the number 11 was given to the 1923 and 1927 champion Herb...

A battle worth fighting: Mel Stottlemyre dies at age 77

There was nobody on a pitching mound in 1965 that could deny Mel Stottlemyre was not the ace of the New York Yankees. With Whitey Ford a year from retiring, Stottlemyre was the hot pitcher that would front the rotation for 11 years. On a very dreary June 20, 2015, Mel Stottlemyre brightened the skies for every single Yankee...

2017 MLB Postseason Picture and Predictions

With the 2017 season in the books, 10 teams have earned their way into the postseason with the chance to win it all. Who is primed for a deep run, and who will fall short? Let's take a look at each of the teams competing to be named 2017 World Series champs. https://twitter.com/MLBNetwork/status/914687659938791424 Minnesota Twins (85-77) What a difference a year can...

Prospect Development Bad Luck: Mark Montgomery

On June 6, 2016, I went to an International League game between the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and the Buffalo Bisons at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, New York. At AAA games, I usually bring a sign for players to autograph. On this occasion, however, I brought a sign about my favorite player on the AAA Scranton club, Mark Montgomery. I never...

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Series Recap

The Yankees and Red Sox played a series at Fenway Park with the Red Sox winning 2-1. Onto the recaps. Game 1: Tanaka vs. Owens Masahiro Tanaka was in control as he pitched a decent 6.2 IP 6 H 2 ER 5 Ks. Tanaka's one big mistake was a two-run double to Jackie Bradley Jr. in the 7th inning. Tanaka used...

New York Yankees: All-time lineup

New York Yankees
If you could put together the ultimate New York Yankees lineup, featuring the greatest players in franchise history, what would it look like?

The Return of The Kraken: What Sanchez Coming Back Means For the Yankees

Last summer, a young beacon of hope came to the New York Yankees. Catcher Gary Sanchez set the Bronx on fire by hitting 20 home runs in 53 games and finishing second in AL Rookie of the Year voting. Obviously, expectations were high heading into this season were pretty high for the young slugger, and fans were eager to see what...

Yankees’ 40 Man-Crunch Means Decision Making

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Well, the season for baseball is almost over. Rosters will eventually reset to just the main 40, with the people on the 60-day disabled list being erased and roster decisions have to be made. The other problem that eventually will come up is the 40-man roster for the Yankees is clogged and we need room for Rule V protection....

Retire #13 for Alex Rodriguez, please New York

The New York Yankees are likely targeting third baseman/shortstop to be, Manny Machado, to play in the 2019 season for the team. Their actions in the market push that way (staying under the luxury tax.). They are giving 2018 to infield prospect Miguel Andujar if he earns his spot. The only major roadblock, Chase Headley, went back to the San...
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