1. Cliff Lee Signs With the Phillies, Leaves Yankees, Rangers Searching for Answers

    Well, it is finally official. Cliff Lee is signed sealed and delivered to the Philadelphia Phillies . Including all option years, Lee was offered a total of $148 million by the New York Yankees and $161 million by the Texas Rangers ...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 698 reads 5 comments

  2. MLB Rumors: Left-Handed Trade Options for New York Yankees Instead of Cliff Lee

    Quite a few reports are saying that Cliff Lee has looked over the New York Yankees' seven-year, $161 million offer and the several offers made by the Texas Rangers...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 5,942 reads 25 comments

  3. MLB Rumors: Los Angeles Angels Seem Likely Candidates To Land Carl Crawford

    There has been talk and speculation that the New York Yankees and free-agent outfielder Carl Crawford have spoken and that there is interest on the part of the Yankees...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 682 reads 2 comments

  4. MLB Rumors: Cliff Lee Being Chased By Yanks, Rangers, Nats, Angels and Phillies?

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.—The new Cliff Lee rumors indicate that there are two teams that have made seven-year offers for the left-handed pitcher...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 48 reads 10 comments

  5. MLB Trade Rumors: White Sox, Dodgers, Orioles in Mix to Deal For Prince Fielder?

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — On the floor here at the Winter Meetings, I heard reports that three teams are interested in Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder ...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 4,894 reads 13 comments

  6. MLB Trade Rumors: Prince Fielder, Carl Crawford, Zack Greinke & the Latest News

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. With the Jayson Werth deal signed, sealed and delivered, and the Adrian Gonzalez trade done (with the extension to be announced later), the entire baseball world is wondering where Cliff Lee will sign...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 2,462 reads 2 comments

  7. MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees in a Fight To Sign Free Agent Cliff Lee

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — With the Jayson Werth deal signed, sealed and delivered, and the Adrian Gonzalez trade done with the extension to be announced later, the entire baseball world is wondering where Cliff Lee will sign...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 1,643 reads 2 comments

  8. MLB Rumors: Jayson Werth to Washington Nationals, Adrian Gonzalez Deal Dead?

    On the ground at the winter meetings in unseasonably cold Orlando, Fla., there has been quite a bit of action already...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 1,081 reads 11 comments

  9. Red Sox Trade for Adrian Gonzalez: Keeping Up With The Yankees Could Prove Fatal

    One of the most often said phrases is "Keeping up with the Joneses," a catchphrase referring to the comparison to one's neighbor as a benchmark for social status or the accumulation of material goods...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 3,037 reads 125 comments

  10. New York Yankees Looking At Cliff Lee & Carl Crawford; Pujols and Fielder Next?

    Well, they are not really looking at Albert Pujols yet, as he is not a free agent until after this season...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 2,271 reads 24 comments

  11. Arizona Fall League: Pitcher Reports on Those Who Could Make an Impact in 2011

    About two weeks ago, I wrote a piece on the position players I viewed as making an impact in the major leagues, many as soon as the 2011 season...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 926 reads 9 comments

  12. Slade Heathcott: Looking at New York Yankees Starters in 2014 and Beyond

    In the 2009 MLB draft, the New York Yankees selected Slade Heathcott in the first round, 29th overall. It was not surprising to some as the Yankee were known to like the toolsy outfielder...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 2,386 reads 11 comments

  13. New York Yankees: Can Pitching Coach Larry Rothschild Really Fix A.J. Burnett?

    All the New York Yankees news the past week or so has been about Derek Jeter and his new deal. How much will Jeter "settle" for and will the Yankees come up from their three-year, $45 million deal...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 2,023 reads 7 comments

  14. Victor Martinez: Tigers Sign Catcher, Show They Don't Know How To Build a Team

    The Detroit Tigers are about to sign free agent Victor Martinez to a four-year deal worth $50 million. Martinez is listed as a catcher, but will primarily earn his keep via the designated hitter position...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 2,064 reads 32 comments

  15. New York Yankees Make Two Mistakes With Their 40 Man Roster Decisions

    Let's preface this piece by saying the Rule 5 draft is the most overrated way to obtain talent for your organization. The reason why is most teams know their own organizations players pretty well...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 1,420 reads 3 comments

  16. Arizona Fall League: Position Player Reports On Four Who Could Be In MLB In 2011

    NOTE : This is a very long piece . The Arizona Fall League is quite a place to watch games and to get glimpses of future major leaguers. According to the 2010 AFL media guide, over 1,800 former AFL alumni have reached the major leagues...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 1,809 reads 17 comments

  17. Derek Jeter: Was His 2010 Yankee Season Bad or Better Than People Realize?

    Author's Note : This is a long piece, so if you have time and are finished reading the extremely boring and repetitive thousand or so articles on BR about how Jeter did not deserve the Gold Glove Award, then feel free to read this piece...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 724 reads 18 comments

  18. Arizona Fall League: New York Yankees Pitchers Manuel Banuelos and Craig Heyer

    This past Saturday night, the Arizona Fall League (AFL) Rising Stars All-Star game was held at Surprise Stadium. Three New York Yankees prospects participated, including LF Brandon Laird, C Austin Romine and starting pitcher Manuel Banuelos...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 2,128 reads 9 comments

  19. Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game: Starting Lineups

    Here at the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game and the East team is finishing up with batting practice. The game is being broadcast live in the MLB network (9:00 PM EST start), so if you are staying in, have a look...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 1,914 reads 0 comments

  20. Arizona Fall League: Analysis of New York Yankees Prospect Austin Romine

    As I mentioned in my Brandon Laird piece from yesterday , I saw the Trenton Thunder about 30 times this season...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 1,048 reads 1 comments

  21. Arizona Fall League: Analysis of New York Yankees Prospect Brandon Laird

    I have been here for three days in Arizona to see the MLB Fall League, and I have yet to see a cloud. It is simply tremendous weather here, usually about 85 degrees during the day with bright sunshine...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 628 reads 3 comments

  22. Cliff Lee, World Series 2010: How San Francisco Giants Took Lee in Game 1

    Last night's game was not the total shock many people think. I figured the San Francisco Giants would score a couple runs early against Lee, but was surprised the way they knocked him around...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about almost 4 years ago 494 reads 4 comments

  23. 2010 World Series: Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants Game One Live Blog

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about almost 4 years ago 495 reads 1 comments

  24. World Series 2010: Power Ranking the 10 Best Series MVP Candidates

    It is not the World Series that most predicted, or the FOX network (and probably MLB) wanted, but a Texas Rangers vs. San Francisco Giants World Series has a lot of great storylines...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about almost 4 years ago 5,401 reads 9 comments

  25. MLB Rumors: Texas Rangers or New York Yankees? Why Cliff Lee Ends Up In Texas

    After last night's performance, there is no way the Texas Rangers can let Cliff Lee walk as a free agent. Even winning the World Series this season would not be worth it to the ...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about almost 4 years ago 1,384 reads 12 comments