1. Can the New York Yankees Please Summon Mark Melancon from Triple-A?

    One of the biggest factors in bringing up young players from the minor leagues is when they have done all they can do down on the farm. A young player who dominates his minor league-level over a couple-month period should be promoted to the next level...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 4 years ago 946 reads 12 comments

  2. Are the New York Mets Prepping Hisanori Takahashi for a Starters Role?

    In Tuesday night's New York Mets game against the reeling Los Angeles Dodgers, Hisanori Takahashi came in relief of Oliver Perez, tossing 3.1 innings of two-hit, one-run baseball, while striking out five Dodgers...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 4 years ago 310 reads 1 comments

  3. Marcus Thames Should Never See Left Field Again

    Looking at the image with this article, you see that Marcus Thames has great hitting mechanics. Hips opening for power, a stiff front leg, elbow tucked near the hip to keep the swing short and the bat rotating through the zone...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 4 years ago 516 reads 4 comments

  4. The Ten Worst Baseball Teams of All Time

    With a 7-6 win this past Sunday over the Boston Red Sox, the 2010 Baltimore Orioles vaulted their record to 3-16, for a sizzling .158 winning percentage...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 4 years ago 23,185 reads 3 comments

  5. New York Yankees: Why Does Joe Girardi Hate David Robertson?

    It was during last night's game at the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim that I realized Joe Girardi does indeed hate New York Yankees relief pitcher David Robertson ...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 4 years ago 794 reads 10 comments

  6. With Phil Hughes, as Yogi Berra Would Say, It's Deja Vu All Over Again

    He is not the savior, and he was never a prodigy, but he was a talented right-handed pitcher who had a popping fastball and killer, knee-buckling curve...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 4 years ago 281 reads 3 comments

  7. New York Yankees: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    One of the best Clint Eastwood movies from his Western days was "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly." Fantastic. Rent it if you have not seen it. In fact, get a bunch of Clint movies one rainy day and park yourself on the couch...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 4 years ago 498 reads 7 comments

  8. Top 25 World Series Winners over the Past 26 Seasons

    It is the reason why they play the game, it is the ultimate goal: to win the World Series, get the ring, and hold the trophy...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 4 years ago 4,831 reads 12 comments

  9. David Wright's Career Is Over Unless He Becomes Fearless at the Plate

    The event occurred after my college career was over and I was several seasons into one of the various semi-pro leagues I played in during the summer...

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  10. Why Joe Girardi Was Completely Wrong about Wanting to Pull CC Sabathia

    I wanted to give my opinion on Joe Girardi wanting to pull CC Sabathia before the ninth inning of last Saturday's game at Tampa Bay...

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  11. A New Big Money Pitcher Has Early Struggles for the New York Yankees

    Due to financial reasons, a highly-paid pitcher moves from a solid team and comes to the Bronx with high expectations...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 4 years ago 419 reads 10 comments

  12. Top 20 MLB Rookie of the Year Seasons Over the Last 35 Years

    Atlanta Braves 20-year-old outfielder Jason Heyward made the opening day lineup and has begun to produce immediate results, with three home runs and 10 RBI...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 4 years ago 1,334 reads 31 comments

  13. New York Yankees Opening Day 2010: Rings, Festivities, and an Old Friend

    The primary reason why athletes play the game, any game, is their competitive fire drives them to win. What helps drive the Major League baseball player is to obtain the World Series Championship ring...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 4 years ago 167 reads 1 comments

  14. New York Yankees & Boston Red Sox Opening Series: My Thoughts

    It was only one game into the 2010 baseball season for New York Yankee fans, there were 161 more to go, but panic was in the air. The newest addition to the bullpen, Chan Ho Park, was roughed up...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 4 years ago 238 reads 1 comments

  15. 2010 MLB Prediction: Curtis Granderson To Have Better Year Than Jason Bay

    Both New York teams have a new starting outfielder on their squads this year. Both are upgrades over their 2009 counterparts...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 4 years ago 248 reads 6 comments

  16. Jesus Montero: Why Can't He Be Promoted To The Yankees in 2010?

    I read the latest scouting report on Jesus Montero's defensive skills. It might be the first decently positive report on his defensive talent—but the secondary reports by bloggers mostly reported the negative...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 4 years ago 4,868 reads 15 comments

  17. Why the New York Mets' Jenrry Mejia Will Start the Season in the Majors

    This spring has brought us more stories of the Joba Rules. It has also created more pitchers likely to go under similar rules and talked about in "Is he (pick your guy) best suited ...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 4 years ago 794 reads 5 comments

  18. Why Carl Crawford Will Not Be a New York Yankee in 2011

    Too many articles talked about Joe Mauer heading to free agency after this season and signing with the Yankees...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 4 years ago 2,722 reads 12 comments

  19. As Rotation Needs Rise After 2010 Yankees Need Hughes, Joba To Start

    After Alfredo Aceves gave up five runs in four-plus innings yesterday, the Yankees hierarchy was secretly giddy...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 4 years ago 639 reads 5 comments

  20. Joe Mauer Signs Eight-Year Extension with the Minnesota Twins

    On the day that the Minnesota Twin fans received terrible news about their closer Joe Nathan, they have good news from the receiving end of the battery, Joe Mauer...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 4 years ago 402 reads 6 comments

  21. Elijah Dukes Would Give the Yankees Necessary Depth in the Outfield

    I am not of the mindset to obtain some other team's castoffs. When a veteran player is released or available, usually the call from most Yankees fans is for the Yankees to sign the guy...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 4 years ago 1,725 reads 5 comments

  22. Pete Reiser: One of the Best Ball Players of All-Time

    Today is March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day , and many people across this world are celebrating the Luck of the Irish, enjoying corned beef and cabbage, and getting their drink on...

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  23. 2010 NY Yankees Spring Training: Five Most Impressive Baby Bombers

    The New York Yankees are usually one of the teams where most, if not all, the 25-man roster spots are already accounted. But, as is the case with a team based in New York, the hype does follow the younger players...

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  24. New York Yankees: Complacency Is Not on the Menu for 2010

    I have read a boatload of preview articles for the 2010 season, plus many articles on the 2010 Derek Jeter-led New York Yankees and their attempt to be the first team to repeat as World Series Champions since, well...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 4 years ago 358 reads 3 comments

  25. Robinson Cano Will Reach 110 RBI While Hitting Eighth for Yankees

    Since the late 1990's dynasty years, and well before high walk totals and high on base percentages were fashionable, the New York Yankees lineup was known as a patient group, working the pitcher ...

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