1. How Can Pitcher Prevent Injuries?

    I had the great pleasure of speaking with former Mets pitching coach Rick Peterson Saturday at the Strat-O-Matic 50th year anniversary. Before speaking with me, Peterson took the stage with Stats, Inc...

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  2. Vernon Wells: Is He the Answer for the Los Angeles Angels?

    After teams were no longer talking about Cliff Lee, Carl Crawford, Adrian Beltre and Jayson Werth, they began talking about Carl Pavano. That, in a nutshell, is the story of the 2011 MLB offseason: all or nothing...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about over 3 years ago 1,548 reads 7 comments

  3. 2010-11 MLB Offseason: New York Yankees Still Have a Chance

    Brian Cashman and the entire Yankees organization are still hiding under the covers. It’s been a rough offseason for New York; not necessarily because they missed out on talent, but because the organization was continually embarrassed...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about over 3 years ago 1,890 reads 40 comments

  4. Cliff Lee to the Philadelphia Phillies: Why the New York Yankees Win This Deal

    Everyday on the way to school, I pick up a copy of AM New York , a local newspaper in New York City. While sifting through the pages, I see an article entitled “ Yankees wait on Cliff Lee ...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about almost 4 years ago 628 reads 2 comments

  5. Edge of a Cliff: If Cliff Lee Does Not Sign With the New York Yankees

    Cliff Lee , Cliff Lee, Cliff Lee. Did I mention Cliff Lee? If you're Brian Cashman, a Yankee fan or anyone living in or near New York, you are probably beginning to get tired ...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about almost 4 years ago 1,437 reads 4 comments

  6. Change We Can Believe In: Bud Selig Open to Instant Replay

    Turn back your clocks a little over a year ago to the 2009 American League Divisional Series between the Yankees and the Twins. The Yankees had home field advantage and were heavily favored...

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  7. Adrian Gonzalez to the Boston Red Sox: True Beginning of a Frustrating Career

    What if you broke into the hotel room of Adrian Gonzalez, looked through his things, and found a diary? What would it say? Here is a possible answer: June 2000 I DID IT!!!! Today is a day I will never forget...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about almost 4 years ago 361 reads 0 comments

  8. Derek Jeter Negotiations: Pride vs. Power

    Since 1901, only nine shortstops age 37 or above hit over .270 in a season. Derek Jeter will qualify as the 10th player in that category next season, and the New York Yankees are well aware of that...

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  9. 2010 AL Cy Young Award: Say Goodbye to the Win

    An important and long overdue message was sent to the baseball world the other day when Felix Hernandez , a 13-game winner, was announced as the winner of the 2010 Cy Young award over CC Sabathia, a 21-game winner...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about almost 4 years ago 850 reads 15 comments

  10. New York Yankees' History Should Determine Derek Jeter Talks

    After the 1934 regular season, Jacob Ruppert, then Yankees owner, offered to make Babe Ruth the manager of the Yankees’ top minor-league team, the Newark Braves...

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  11. MLB Rumors: Carl Crawford To the New York Yankees?

    Besides Cliff Lee, Carl Crawford is possibly the most talented free agent on the market. He is near the top in stolen bases every year, he can hit above .300, and he is young...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about almost 4 years ago 2,604 reads 15 comments

  12. AL East Losing Some of It's Power?

    Summing up the power of the American League East is simple. Just consider this startling statistic: In the last four years, three separate teams from the American League East have made the World Series...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about almost 4 years ago 169 reads 3 comments

  13. New York Yankees: The Danger of Re-Signing Derek Jeter

    Pretend for a moment that you are the general manager of a Major League Baseball team. You have a bunch of money coming off the books this offseason, and your job is simple: Get your team to the World Series...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about almost 4 years ago 821 reads 13 comments

  14. New York Yankees: Why They Absolutely Need Cliff Lee

    Nobody doubts the power of Cliff Lee . In nine postseason starts in his career, he has an ERA below two and a SO/BB ratio of above nine...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about almost 4 years ago 1,951 reads 8 comments

  15. MLB Postseason Reform Is Bad for the Game

    The current collective bargaining agreement is set to expire and Major League Baseball is considering some ground-breaking changes that could alter the course of baseball for years to come...

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  16. New York Yankees: Has the Bronx Zoo Returned?

    If you followed the Yankees in the latter half of the 20th century, you know why the team earned the title “The Bronx Zoo...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about almost 4 years ago 846 reads 11 comments

  17. Was the Javier Vazquez Trade Worth It?

    Ever since Javier Vazquez made a name for himself in 2004, after giving up a grand slam to Johnny Damon in the American League Championship series, Yankee fans have dreaded the sight of the right-hander on the mound...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about almost 4 years ago 648 reads 11 comments

  18. New York Yankee Fans: Be Proud, Be Grateful

    Just a day removed from the Yankees elimination, it isn’t hard to find a disappointed New Yorker. The beloved Yankees are done for the year, and their dreams of a second consecutive world championship are diminished...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about almost 4 years ago 416 reads 19 comments

  19. MLB's Proposed 7-Day DL Option Is a Bad Idea

    Major League Baseball is considering adding a seven-day disabled list option for players with concussions, a person familiar with the proposal told the Associated Press. The proposal could come into effect as soon as next season...

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  20. 2010 Offseason Will Be Historically Tough for the New York Yankees

    Two seasons ago, the Yankees missed the playoffs for the first—and last—time this decade...

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  21. New York Yankees Starting Rotation: How Will They Look In 2011?

    CC Sabathia, Cliff Lee , A.J. Burnett, Andy Pettitte, Phil Hughes. What would you say if I told you that was the starting rotation of a Major League Baseball team? You would ...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about almost 4 years ago 3,115 reads 7 comments

  22. 2010 ALCS: Starting A.J. Burnett In the Postseason Will Yield Zero Positive Results

    If it weren't already evident that AJ Burnett’s big long-term contract was dictating the decisions made by the Yankees front office, it is now...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about almost 4 years ago 598 reads 11 comments

  23. MLB Playoff Rosters: A.J. Burnett Does Not Fit On Yankees Roster

    With the postseason set to begin on Wednesday, the Yankees announced their roster for the American League Division series against the Twins ...

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  24. MLB Award Predictions: Breaking Down the 2010 AL MVP Candidates

    While the Cy Young debate in the American League is getting a lot of attention, the Most Valuable Player award is not. Although it is discussed occasionally, people are not giving it the attention that it deserves...

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  25. 2010 MLB Playoffs: Yankees Can and Should Avoid Using Burnett In Postseason

    Since 1920, 391 Yankees pitchers have had a seasonal ERA of at least 5.30. Of all those pitchers, no pitcher has been allowed to pitch as many innings as A.J. Burnett. Why? Because Burnett is on a five-year deal, and he is making $16...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about almost 4 years ago 393 reads 3 comments