1. When Jose Molina Returns, Francisco Cervelli Needs to Stay in the Bronx

    New York Yankees backup catcher Jose Molina has been on the disabled list since May 8 with a strained left quadriceps. This is a significant injury for any player, let along a catcher...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 271 reads 5 comments

  2. Joe Girardi Needs to Let CC Sabathia Be CC Sabathia and Let Him Pitch

    Joe Girardi made several mistakes during last Sunday’s game against the Florida Marlins. First, with $161 million ace CC Sabathia telling him a half dozen times that he was fine, Girardi pulls CC after 1...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 96 reads 0 comments

  3. Seattle Mariners Score Promising Prospect in J.J. Putz Deal

    On June 17th, the Seattle Mariners called up 23-year-old first baseman Mike Carp from Triple-A Tacoma. He is taking the roster spot of LHP Erik Bedard, who was placed on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 267 reads 8 comments

  4. Want to Win Games Like Roy Halladay? Then You Need To Throw Strikes!

    In Tuesday night's 7-0 Boston Red Sox victory over the New York Yankees, Josh Beckett dominated the Yankees. This win further extends the successful streak for the big right-hander. Over his last five starts, Beckett is 4-0 with a 0...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 267 reads 0 comments

  5. Time For The Yankees to Promote Zach McAllister to Triple A Scranton

    I just read that Paul Bush, a recent independent league pickup, will get a second start for Triple A Scranton Wilkes-Barre...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 1,506 reads 3 comments

  6. Where Do the New York Mets Now Go for a Shortstop?

    With the calf injury the other day to Jose Reyes, Met fans were whining about when Reyes would return to the lineup. It was obvious the Met fans weren't too comfortable with Ramon Martinez at shortstop...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 323 reads 6 comments

  7. When Will Jerry Manuel (and Most Other Managers) Ever Learn?

    It has been said that the definition of stupid is doing the same wrong thing over and over again, and expecting a different outcome. As cruel as it might sound, I believe the industry of baseball is stuck in this proverb...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 158 reads 3 comments

  8. Florida Marlins Have Built a Solid Foundation For The Next Decade

    After a great 11-1 start and subsequent seven game losing streak, the Florida Marlins are 17-15 and in second place in the National League East. They are a half game behind the first place New York Mets...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 124 reads 0 comments

  9. Jerry Manuel Aces One Test But Fails on Another

    During the New York Mets win last Wednesday night (May 6, '09) over the rival Philadelphia Phillies, Mets manager Jerry Manuel learned something about his closer, Francisco Rodriguez...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 130 reads 0 comments

  10. Stephen Strasburg Should Spend No Time in the Minors

    In Division 1 college baseball, the conference games are usually on the weekends. One team travels to the other where they play a three game set beginning Friday night and ending Sunday...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 1,229 reads 1 comments

  11. Oliver Perez Heading to Bullpen: Omar Minaya to Blame

    It has been reported that Oliver Perez is headed to the New York Mets bullpen. According to Manager Jerry Manuel, he experienced the same thing with two starters when he was manager of the Chicago White Sox—James Baldwin and Jon Garland...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 186 reads 1 comments

  12. A-Rod Pitch Tipping? Who Tipped off the Book's Author?

    Amongst several other allegations regarding Alex Rodriguez, it has been reported that Alex has tipped pitches to opposing hitters. It was part of “slump busting,” to boost stats during times when Alex or other hitters were slumping...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 1,133 reads 0 comments

  13. Why Can't New York Mets' Reliever Francisco Rodriguez Pitch in a Tie Game?

    Just when I thought Joe Girardi was the only New York manager who made his on field moves based upon what talk radio callers and pundits are calling for, Jerry Manuel does things that make me believe he, too, listens to talk radio...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about 5 years ago 216 reads 2 comments

  14. The Torn Hip Labrum Is the New “In” Surgery

    Forget about those old fashioned procedures such as Tommy John elbow surgery, torn MCL's and ACL's in the knees and the labrum surgeries in the throwing shoulders...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 5 years ago 3,115 reads 0 comments

  15. Some Thoughts From a Brutal New Yankee Stadium Opening Day

    1) Yankees lucked out with the first sunny day of the 2009 season here in the New York Area...at least it seems that way. I did notice plenty of empty seats in and around the dugouts and behind home plate...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 5 years ago 427 reads 1 comments

  16. Joba's Innings Limit Cost Yankees Victory But Marlins Beat Mets With CG

    Much has been written about Joba Chamberlain and the starter vs. reliever discussion. Despite some writers on this site continuing to bring it up, that discussion has been over for ...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 5 years ago 166 reads 2 comments

  17. Yankees Lose 10-5 To Orioles on Opening Day

    This was an in-game live blog of the New York Yankees Opening Day game against the Baltimore Orioles. I do this type of "article" from time to time and was in Fort Lauderdale for much ...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 5 years ago 62 reads 1 comments

  18. In Game New York Yankee Live Commentary

    This was an in game, inning by inning live blog of the New York Yankees Opening Day game against the Baltimore Orioles. I did this for the website www.nybaseballdigest.com...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 5 years ago 108 reads 0 comments

  19. Was Letting Derek Lowe Go the Right Move for the New York Mets?

    It was the end of the seventh inning of last night’s Atlanta Braves-Philadelphia Phillies game and Derek Lowe had just set down the Phillies in order once again in the bottom half of that inning...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 5 years ago 114 reads 2 comments

  20. Is CC Sabathia a Bust If the Yankees Don't Win the World Series?

    One of the pretty cool things about Bleacher Report is that so many people look at your work. One of the best features is the editing format, and through the plethora of editors on this site, I have improved my writing skills...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 5 years ago 162 reads 1 comments

  21. Brett Gardner Should Have Been Named The Yankees CF Before Spring Training

    One of my “virtues” has been having a great idea, but not running with it right away. Such has been the case with my thoughts on Brett Gardner, as I have been meaning to write about him for quite awhile...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 5 years ago 383 reads 0 comments

  22. Why Pedro Martinez Should Retire

    Pitching for the Dominican team in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, Pedro Martinez is basically auditioning for a job this season with a major league team...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 5 years ago 198 reads 4 comments

  23. A-Rod or Joe Mauer: What Long Term Injury Would Hurt His Team More?

    Today on MLB.com, there was an article about Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer. The 25-year-old Mauer had surgery in December to correct a kidney obstruction...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 5 years ago 335 reads 1 comments

  24. Why Jose Reyes Should Hit Third for the Mets

    I read and enjoyed Joel Sherman's article on the best way to use Luis Castillo. Sherman continues to be the best, most innovative and thought-provoking baseball writer in New York. However, I have to respectfully disagree with him...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 5 years ago 1,410 reads 21 comments

  25. Johan Santana Has a History Of Elbow Problems

    The recent information about Johan Santana having even bigger problems with his pitching elbow has caused quite a stir with New York Met fans on talk radio and in the blogosphere...

    Joseph DelGrippo Written by Joseph DelGrippo about over 5 years ago 244 reads 8 comments