1. New York Yankees: More High-A Tampa Rotation Pitching Prospect Capsules

    This is the second installment of my starting pitching capsules from my trip down to the Florida State League to watch the High A Tampa Yankees play. I saw quite a few games which included four of the five starting pitchers...

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  2. Caddyshack Remains a Timeless Classic 30 Years Later

    "My arm, my arm, I think its broken ," screamed Al Czervik, magnanimous real estate developer during a high-stakes golf match in the 1980 movie Caddyshack ...

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  3. MLB Trade Rumors: Why Trading NOW Beats Draft Pick Compensation LATER

    The Texas Rangers trade for ace left-hander Cliff Lee is expected to make the Rangers a team to fear this 2010 postseason. Yes, the Rangers will win the AL West, even with the Los Angeles Angels obtaining Dan Haren in a recent trade...

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  4. MLB Trade: Dan Haren To Angels for Joe Saunders and Junk

    Well, Dan Haren was finally traded, but not to the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, or St. Louis Cardinals—three teams that really want another top hurler...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 4 years ago 327 reads 2 comments

  5. MLB Trade Rumors: Joba Chamberlain Front and Center For Dan Haren?

    Talk is rampant on the trade front with the New York Yankees already formidable starting rotation getting much stronger...

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  6. New York Yankees: Do They Really Need Bench Help? Maybe, Maybe Not

    With the best record in baseball, the New York Yankees have a 2.5 game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays. They are also six games ahead of the Boston Red Sox. But according to the experts, the Yankees need major help...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 4 years ago 1,487 reads 2 comments

  7. CC Sabathia vs. Tim Lincecum: Which Pitcher Is More At Risk for Injury?

    Two pitchers with heavily decorated resumes. The first, CC Sabathia, has more of a track record and is completing his 10th full season in the Majors...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 4 years ago 1,268 reads 6 comments

  8. New York Yankees: Andy Pettitte Injury Adds to Pitching Concerns

    With the recent injury to Andy Pettitte, who is expected to be out of the Yankees starting rotation for up to five weeks, it has put the Yankees into a bind regarding their staff...

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  9. Why New York Mets Manager Jerry Manuel Is the Stupidest Man in Baseball

    It has been said that the definition of stupid is doing the same wrong thing over and over again, and expecting a different outcome...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 4 years ago 5,191 reads 55 comments

  10. Big Night By Nick Swisher on Tribute Night for George Steinbrenner

    On a night when hearts were heavy and tears were plentiful, the New York Yankees Nick Swisher capped a momentous evening with a single in the bottom of the 9th inning...

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  11. New York Yankees: High-A Tampa Rotation Pitching Prospect Capsules

    I spent the better part of last week traveling across the state of Florida to see the Tampa Yankees of the Florida State League (FSL)...

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  12. New York Yankees: Top Five Replacements for the Great Mariano Rivera

    Well replacement might be a tough word, because no one is going to ever replace the supreme production supplied by Mariano Rivera. Replacing someone was as great as Rivera in their own line of work is the ultimate no-win situation...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 4 years ago 2,379 reads 4 comments

  13. New York Yankees: Discussed Cliff Lee Trade a Sign of a Great Farm System

    UPDATE (July 9, 2010, 4:10 PM) : It appears via several sources that the Lee to the Yankees deal is OFF. The reason has been given that the Mariners did not feel comfortable with the ankle injury of second base prospect David Adams...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 4 years ago 496 reads 2 comments

  14. 2010 Strasburg or 1981 Fernandomania: Who Had the Bigger Craze and Hype?

    When Stephen Strasburg first toed a major league pitcher's rubber on June 8, 2010, the media attention was amazing...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 4 years ago 863 reads 3 comments

  15. New York Yankees: Good Decision in Limiting the Innings of Phil Hughes?

    Phil Hughes, aka Phranchise, will start Tuesday night’s game against the Seattle Mariners and Cliff Lee. Hughes, though, had his last start skipped out on the West Coast trip through Arizona and Los Angeles...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 4 years ago 894 reads 17 comments

  16. Ubaldo Jimenez '10 vs. Bob Gibson '68: Who's Better Through June?

    Ubaldo Jimenez has had a great start to the 2010 campaign, where he has a 14-1 record to go along with a 1.83 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. It measures up against many of the great pitching starts to any individual season...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 4 years ago 504 reads 4 comments

  17. The New York Yankees: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Segment No. 5

    This is the latest installment of the 2010 New York Yankee progress, honoring the epic Clint Eastwood movie of the same name...

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  18. MLB Trade Rumors: Can the Mets Offer a Better Deal for Cliff Lee?

    I wrote a piece on Wednesday night about how the Seattle Mariners traded Cliff Lee to the Minnesota Twins for Minor League catcher Wilson Ramos, left-handed pitcher Brian Duensing, and a low-level minor league outfielder...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 4 years ago 2,119 reads 18 comments

  19. New York Yankees: Joe Girardi Makes Excellent Move with Mariano Rivera

    It wasn't a classic to begin the evening, with lots of walks and terrible clutch hitting, but last night's New York Yankees-Arizona Diamondbacks matchup ended up being a really good baseball game...

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  20. MLB Trade Rumor: Was Cliff Lee Nearly Traded To the Minnesota Twins?

    The Minnesota Twins are tired of running headlong into the buzzsaw that is the New York Yankees. This is the team that has beaten the Twins in the playoffs three separate times during the managerial reign of Ron Gardenhire...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 4 years ago 6,538 reads 7 comments

  21. Lou Gehrig: An Underrated New York Yankee Legendary Ballplayer

    The term underrated is thrown around quite frequently. It can be used to describe pretty much any situation, but is most often used for sports figures and their on-field exploits. Yesterday, June 21st, was the 71st anniversary of Lou Gehrig's retirement.

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  22. Joe Girardi: New York Yankee Manager Makes Huge Gaffe in Pulling Starter

    After seven brilliant innings by New York Yankee starting pitcher Javier Vazquez in Friday night's game versus the New York Mets, Joe Girardi did his usual routine...

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  23. Celtics vs. Lakers 2010: Los Angeles and Boston Finish an Ugly Game

    With the Los Angeles Lakers beating the Boston Celtics in last night NBA Game 7 title game 83-79, they won the franchise's 16th NBA Championship, one fewer than the Celtics have won...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 4 years ago 2,925 reads 17 comments

  24. Brandon Laird: Is New York Yankees ML Slugger the Future or Trade Bait?

    Last week, I went to Trenton for my second trip to see the New York Yankees Double-A Minor League team, the Trenton Thunder...

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  25. The New York Yankees: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Segment No. 4

    This is the latest installment of the 2010 New York Yankee progress, honoring the epic Clint Eastwood movie of the same name. According to the astute readers of imdb.com, the Baseball-Reference of the movie and T...

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