1. New York Yankees: Looking to Do What the Tampa Bay Rays Could Not

    Before the pennant races concluded, many people thought, and wrote, that the Yankees did not want to win the American League East because they did not want to to possibly face Cliff Lee twice in a five-game series...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 495 reads 3 comments

  2. New York Yankees Comeback Reveals Rangers Manager Ron Washington's Weaknesses

    I am 100 percent confident that C.J. Wilson does NOT give up five runs in the eighth inning if Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington allowed Wilson to stay in the game...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 1,233 reads 8 comments

  3. New York Yankees: A.J. Burnett Needs To Start in the ALCS

    We now know the New York Yankees roster and their pitching rotation for the ALCS. A.J. Burnett will start Game Four at Yankee Stadium...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 314 reads 0 comments

  4. Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays Game 5: Price vs. Lee, Battle of the Aces

    Tonight's Game 5 final game of the ALDS is also the battle of each teams bona fide aces. Oh, and by the way, according to MLB.com, tickets are still available...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 339 reads 0 comments

  5. MLB Trade Rumors: Can the New York Yankees Pry Zack Greinke From the KC Royals?

    I want to preface this by saying that I heard from a friend who was at several of the Kansas City Royals instructional league games/practices/workouts last week...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 3 years ago 4,350 reads 25 comments

  6. New York Yankees: They Continue to Beat the Minnesota Twins With Better Pitching

    When Jim Thome flied out to short left field in the bottom of the ninth Thursday night, that out secured the New York Yankees eighth straight postseason victory over the Minnesota Twins...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about almost 4 years ago 258 reads 2 comments

  7. If Joe Girardi Leaves New York Yankees, Could Joe Torre Become the New Manager?

    New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi won a World Series last season and also was voted Manager of the Year in 2006 with the Florida Marlins...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about almost 4 years ago 3,507 reads 22 comments

  8. 2010 MLB Playoffs: Justin Morneau and the 10 Prime Question Marks for Contenders

    We are in the home stretch of the long, arduous MLB season. The Minnesota Twins have wrapped up the AL Central, while five others (New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers, Philadelphia ...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about almost 4 years ago 2,149 reads 2 comments

  9. Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres or Atlanta Braves: Whose Decline Shocks Most?

    Three weeks ago, all three of the teams listed in the headline were in first place. A couple of them were in a somewhat commanding position...

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  10. Austin Romine: Is He the New York Yankees Future Behind the Plate?

    With the Trenton Thunder's 8-1 win Friday night in New Hampshire, the Yankees Double-A affiliate advanced to the Eastern League finals for the third time in the last four seasons...

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  11. Jorge Posada: How Will His Concussion Symptoms Affect The Stretch Run?

    Yesterday, Jorge Posada was hit square in the facemask with a foul tip. He appeared to shake off its affects, and it seemed that today's day off was just a regular breather with a day game after a night game...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about almost 4 years ago 469 reads 2 comments

  12. Derek Jeter: This Yankee Icon Is Not Finished, but Needs To Learn To Adjust

    A recent article by John Harper of the New York Daily News quoted two former players saying that Derek Jeter will play hardball with the Yankees over his next contract...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about almost 4 years ago 1,841 reads 27 comments

  13. Cliff Lee: Could the Texas Rangers Face a First-Round Exit Without Their Ace?

    A few weeks ago, the Editors at the Bleacher Report asked me to write a piece on why getting Cliff Lee was going to make the Texas Rangers World Series participants...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about almost 4 years ago 1,164 reads 1 comments

  14. The Nyjer Morgan Marlins Brawl: Time To Outlaw Barreling Over the Catcher

    When Nyjer Morgan was hit in the hip by a fourth inning Chris Volstad fastball in last night's game, it was payback for Morgan running over Florida catcher Brett Hayes a night earlier...

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  15. Javier Vazquez Back Into the Yankees Starting Rotation...But Why?

    Back in 2007, the Yankees had a starting pitcher in the minors who blew through several levels of play. He regularly hit the gun at 95-97 MPH, even as late as the seventh inning in one game for the Trenton Thunder...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about almost 4 years ago 347 reads 2 comments

  16. Hey, Bud Selig: What MLB Could Borrow From the Little League WS

    As a National Correspondent for Bleacher Report, we have weekly articles assigned to us. My assignment this week is regarding the Little League World Series and what FIVE things Little League does which could possibly help MLB...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about almost 4 years ago 405 reads 4 comments

  17. Jesus Montero Eligible for Postseason If Not on Yankee Roster by Aug. 31

    With a nice series win over the weekend in Chicago, combined with the Tampa Bay Rays taking two of three against the Boston Red Sox, the Yankees now have a 6.5-game lead over the Red Sox for a playoff spot...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about almost 4 years ago 1,371 reads 0 comments

  18. With Strasburg's Injury will Yankees Alter Their Plan for Phil Hughes?

    Stephen Strasburg needs Tommy John surgery (TJS), and if you are in shock over this, you shouldn't be. Strasburg has all the requirements of a guy destined for this procedure. First, he throws extremely hard, upwards of 100 MPH...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about almost 4 years ago 534 reads 9 comments

  19. Mid-Market MLB Method: Lock Up Now or Wait Until After Arbitration Years

    When the Tampa Bay Rays opened the 2008 major league season, third baseman Evan Longoria was playing for the Durham Bulls in the Triple A International League...

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  20. The One Man Who Can Stop Albert Pujols From Winning the Triple Crown

    During Monday night's St. Louis Cardinals loss to the last-place (and worst record in baseball) Pittsburgh Pirates, Albert Pujols was 3-for-5 with a double, raising his batting average to ...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about almost 4 years ago 56 reads 24 comments

  21. Cliff Lee: With CC Sabathia Leading the Way, Is Lee To Yankees a Done Deal?

    A story in today's New York Post quotes CC Sabathia after his 17th win yesterday, "I'm here," Sabathia said. "Hundred percent." Sabathia is referring to the clause in his contract to opt-out after next season...

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  22. Does Changing MLB Managers Midseason Actually Work?

    When the Colorado Rockies fired their manager Clint Hurdle last season, the Rockies were 18-28, and had lost seven of their last 10. The Rockies named Jim Tracy as interim manager and he "turned around" the Rockies, guiding the team to a 74-42 record (...

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  23. Vladimir Guerrero: Good for Baseball or Reason to Eliminate the DH?

    The answer is absolutely not. The Bleacher Report editorial staff asked me my opinion on the designated hitter...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about almost 4 years ago 1,188 reads 27 comments

  24. Why the Cliff Lee Deal Will Take the Texas Rangers To the World Series

    There were quite a few trades made at this year's non-waiver deadline, but not as many moves as I thought there would be...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about almost 4 years ago 1,898 reads 24 comments

  25. New York Yankees: Brandon Laird Promoted To Triple-A, Majors Soon?

    After the Trenton Thunder's 10-4 loss to the New Britain Rock Cats Sunday night, it was announced that Thunder third baseman Brandon Laird was promoted to Triple-A Scranton. "I was trying to put a good season together, Larid said...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about almost 4 years ago 3,168 reads 6 comments