1. Jerry Manuel Just Doesn't Get It with Mike Pelfrey

    In Sunday afternoon’s game, Mike Pelfrey entered the 8th inning with a 2-1 lead. He had thrown 90 pitches entering the frame, had retired his last seven batters, and was in the midst of a three-hit gem...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 149 reads 4 comments

  2. Stephen Strasburg Just Needs To Sign the Contract and Start Pitching

    What are the Washington Nationals doing? Nothing concerning Stephen Strasburg yet, but they are now winning games. They have won three in a row and 11 of their last 14...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 379 reads 4 comments

  3. Yankees Need Another Lefty In The Bullpen But He Is Wasting Away In AAA

    Normally, I am of the mindset that a pitcher, any pitcher, should be able to get out both lefty and right handed hitters. Those that cannot work both sides really shouldn't be in the majors...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 671 reads 17 comments

  4. The Yankees Need NOT Retain Hideki Matsui Next Season

    His game Thursday night was awesome as he went 4-for-5, with 2 HR's, five RBI, and four runs scored. He is one of the more professional hitters on the Yankees and in baseball today...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 668 reads 5 comments

  5. Cito Gaston Blunder Reveals Bigger Mess Surrounding MLB Pitching Changes

    On Tuesday night's (8/11/09) MY 9 telecast of the New York Yankees-Toronto Blue Jays game, My 9 announcer/analyst/Yankee legend Paul O'Neill finally spoke about a costly decision made by many of today's managers...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 359 reads 0 comments

  6. Yankees Looked Vibrant but Boston Looked Like It Needed Viagra

    The four game weekend series with the Boston Red Sox is over (finally!) and now most of us Yankee fans can get back to normal baseball...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 86 reads 1 comments

  7. A Lengthy Mid-Summer Night Game Won on a Homer By a Future Hall of Famer

    Two teams going at it for 15 innings with zeroes down the line. Two great lineups with future HOFers and former MVP's. But there were two equally as effective, and downright dominating, starters who went toe to toe, keeping those potent lineups at bay...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 81 reads 0 comments

  8. There Is a New Sheriff in Town: His Name is Joe Girardi

    It was one of the few complaints* regarding the New York Yankee managerial reign of Joe Torre. He did not condone the Yankee pitchers protecting their hitters by pitching inside often enough to intimidate the Boston Red Sox hitters...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 204 reads 4 comments

  9. Best Pitcher for NY Yankees Fifth Rotation Spot Is Young Hurler for the Future

    New York Yankee pitcher Sergio Mitre had another not so good start tonight in Toronto, and more debate is likely to ensue over what the Yankees should do with their fifth starter position in the rotation...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 626 reads 10 comments

  10. Melky Cabrera and Robinson Cano Revive Careers: The C & C Boys Are Back!

    In becoming the first New York Yankee player (and 15th overall) since 1994 to hit for the cycle, Melky Cabrera was a big reason why the Yankees avoided a sweep this weekend at the hands of the Chicago White Sox...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 371 reads 0 comments

  11. Joba Chamberlain Needs To Stay in Rotation, Despite Innings Caps

    During Joba's latest start last night against the Tampa Bay Rays, I thought about the innings limitations the Yankees have supposedly imposed on his 2009 season. GM Brian Cashman is a big believer in those innings limits for pitchers under 25 years of age

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 125 reads 4 comments

  12. Does Cliff Lee Deal Puts Pressure On Cashman, Epstein and Ricciardi?

    Tired of waiting around and wanting to hold on to their best prospects (at least this season), the Philadelphia Phillies made a bold move and traded for Cleveland Indians pitcher Cliff Lee plus outfielder Ben Francisco...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 30 reads 0 comments

  13. Forget the Phillies, the LA Angels Need Roy Halladay Much More

    He is the best pitcher in baseball with tremendous mechanics and the ability to throw strikes. Both of those factors allow him to go deep into games, and he is one of the few pitchers who throws complete games...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 379 reads 1 comments

  14. Johnny Damon's Been Good in 2009, but Should He Be a Yankee in 2010?

    For a few weeks early in the season, Johnny Damon was the entire Yankee offense. At various times this season A-Rod was not yet back from hip surgery, Mark Teixeira was struggling in ...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 372 reads 11 comments

  15. Chien-Ming Wang's Setback Is No Big Deal for the New York Yankees

    Recent news came out that New York Yankees starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang was shut down again after experiencing shoulder pain while throwing off of flat ground*. Reports have Wang possibly out for the season...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 312 reads 3 comments

  16. The Yankee Minor League Pitch Count Absurdity Reaches a New No-No Level

    One day before Mark Buehrle threw his perfect game, a Yankee minor league pitcher nearly had a no-hitter of his own...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 346 reads 6 comments

  17. Mark Buehrle's Perfect Game a Reminder What Could Have Been for NY Mets

    Congratulations to Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox for pitching a perfect game. It is the 18th perfect game in modern times. Buehrle has always had complete command of his pitches, issuing only two free passes per nine innings...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 225 reads 8 comments

  18. Tony Bernazard Needs to Be Fired Immediately

    When I read the story by Adam Rubin concerning Tony Bernazard's tirade towards a bunch of 19-25 plus year olds, I immediately felt bad for Mr. Bernazard's family members...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 169 reads 2 comments

  19. Jesus Montero Is the Yankees' Next Big Stick; Don't Give Him Up for Roy Halladay

    Watching the AA All-Star Game, I was amused by all the talk regarding Jesus Montero and whether he will be part of a package Yankees GM Brian Cashman sends to Toronto for Roy Halladay...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 993 reads 6 comments

  20. Holy Bronx Bombers! The Yankees Are Winning With...Pitching & Defense?

    It might be that the Yankees shouldn't have anybody, especially their starting pitchers, attend next years All-Star Game. Winners of four straight games since the Classic in St. Louis, including the last three by the score of 2-1...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 205 reads 1 comments

  21. Why the Yankees Might Not Have to Give Up All Their Prospects for Roy Halladay

    Now that Roy Halladay confirmed last night at the All-Star festivities that he is, indeed, available and willing to be traded to a contender, the New York Yankees surely are a possible destination...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 592 reads 5 comments

  22. Should the New York Mets Emulate the San Francisco Giants?

    He made it into the seventh inning last Thursday night with the no-hitter intact, and when he finally came off the mound in the same inning, the line score wasn’t nearly as strong as his performance indicated...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 383 reads 8 comments

  23. Can We All Just Let Joba Chamberlain Pitch?

    New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain has be ridiculed over the airwaves and in the printed press regarding his recent performances on the mound, and his discussion of them afterwards. His last performance against the Toronto Blue Jays (3...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 248 reads 5 comments

  24. Trade David Wright: New York Mets Need to Make a Move for the Future

    There has been much criticism for Omar Minaya this year regarding the lack of a move in getting a hitter for the depleted, injury-ravaged New York Mets lineup...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 3,775 reads 31 comments

  25. The Yankees Phil Up the Eighth Inning

    After Brian Bruney blew the hold against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night, he had yet to pitch in another game for the Yankees until yesterday...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 101 reads 0 comments