- New York Yankees – fact is media loves to hate the Bombers, but they seem to forget the fact that they beat the Rays two weeks ago. Sabathia almost had a no hitter at the Trop. Fact is Yankees are the reigning champs for a reason, and let me tell you this team is not going to let this title leave very easily. The two best hitters are still cold, but when Tex and Arod get hot…full steam head.
- Tampa Bay Rays – media favorite Rays are talented and young no doubt, but you need to beat the champs to be #1 on this list. The media darlings must not let all the talk go to their heads. The press is riding them like Seabiscut right now, but remember Yankee haters (ESPN) will hang on anything ahead of the Yankees. It’s just a fact. Rays look good, but don’t have the history of success to back it up this early start.
- Minnesota Twins – easier division than Yanks and Rays, that Twins should be killing it according to the experts. Coming to the Bronx in May will be their chance to cement themselves. Closer Joe Nathan being out for the season hasn’t devastated Twins, thanks to set-up man Matt Guerrier. Also, looks as if SP Francisco Liriano resurrection is for real….yikes for batters. M & M boys need to both be healthy, Morneau sat out this week and has bad back. Rest him now. Continue reading ‘Part Two: American League Team Rankings’ »
As the season progresses, teams will start to trip themselves up or find their footing again. Some teams will get that hail mary to get back up, and some might collapse like the Mets in 2007.
Speaking of the Mets, lets rank* the National League in part one, and the American League in part two.
- San Francisco Giants -The Freak, Tim Lincecum is the best pitcher in MLB and Giants rotation is one of the top, depending if Barry Zito is really back to life. Ahead of Cards because Giants took the series, killed them with pitching.
- St. Louis Cardinals – starting rotation up their with the Giants lead by Chris Carpenter; best player MLB is still Pujols with 7 home-runs, 5 doubles, 11 walks and 18 RBIs as of April 28. Pujols is insane, but the rest of the line-up better start to help him out, consistently.
- San Diego Padres – most improved team and now at top of the NL. It would be a miracle for this to last even until the All-Star break. Continue reading ‘National League: Team Rankings Everybody Ought To Know’ »
And what’s up Girardi’s behind?
Nobody really knows except Joe himself, but I do know the answer to the next question.
How embarrassing is it to lose to the worst team in baseball?
This was a poor showing all around for the Yankees, which included another crummy call by Girardi.
Could someone explain why pulling Phil Hughes in the middle of the sixth inning, with two outs?
After the win, Orioles Nolan Ryan stated, “Yea you know he was pitching great (Hughes). It was good to get him out of the game and face someone new. We took advantage of it.”
Hughes was not as controlled as in Oakland, but was getting the job done. Hughes could have simply put away another out. Continue reading ‘Yankees Lose Because Cameron Diaz Sucks In The Sack’ »
This is a regular stop for any World Series Championship team, and quite an honor to be the guests for the afternoon of the President. What a coincidence that President Obama is a Chicago White Sox fan, who the Yankees will be facing in the Bronx this weekend.
Before heading back home, the Yankees head to Camden Yard (Jeter’s favorite playground) to face the Baltimore Orioles for three games. The Orioles broke a five game losing streak by beating Boston Red Sox on Sunday, but otherwise same old struggles for the Orioles. Continue reading ‘YANKEES IN THE CAPITAL TO VISIT OBAMA AND ORIOLES’ »
Today, Javier Vazquez had his fourth start against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
It was not pretty, it was sad to watch and Vazquez could not complete four innings.
Clearly, Vazquez is not himself.
Is he cursed in pinstripes? Could Yankees fans have gotten in his head?
The answer is irrelevant as it is due to a combination of reasons.
The fact is, Vazquez can pitch and has been successful early in the season. Just check out his Mar/April stats since 2006:
Javier Vazquez – Mar/April
Here are two pictures my dad and I snapped of the old Yankee Stadium, which is half-way torn down. It is sad to see memories in such shambles, but the many, many nights I spent at the run-down ballpark are some of my dearest.
My dad’s most vivid memories happened here, riding the train from Queens with his brother just to stand as some areas had no seat.
I can say I saw Pettitte, Martinez, O’Neil, Mussina, Williams, Jeter, Arod, Rivera, Clemens, Matsui, Skipper Torre’s dynasty years, the start of Skipper Girardi but also Girardi the player and so many other all-stars.
Matsui-land sure did not look any different for the New York Yankees tonight, as the Angels of Anaheim are clearly back from their questionably shaky start to the season.The teams are back at each others throats again, literally.
In the third inning ex-Angel Mark Teixiera rounded third base like he was charging a running back in the NFL. The victim was Angels catcher Brian Wilson and tonight marked this youngster’s debut to the majors. Wilson had to be carried off the field, going straight to the hospital and his injury status is still pending. Welcome to the Majors Brian Wilson, and let’s hope nothing is to serious.
Both Ervin Santana and AJ Burnett started the night sloppy.
Burnett, as usual, glued himself back together and not allowing another hit after the fourth inning. Burnettleft the game in the eighth just shy of 100 pitches total. He walked just two batters, striking-out only two which is not Burnett’s normal stat. The Angels finished with nine hits that scored six runs, but Burnett is not to blame for the two that counted. Continue reading ‘New Name But Same Place For The Yankees’ »