MLB should punish the Astros, but how about the Giants?

By now you will know that yours truly loathes MLB because they failed to punish those who were responsible for the Astros sign-stealing scandal. The greedy MLB owners rather protect their product than punishing those who participated in this scandal. Instead, they banned the Astros' GM and manager to save their face.  I am going …

Sign-stealing scandal cesspit is getting bigger by the day

Yesterday José Altuve and Alex Bregman made their apologies to the baseball world for their role in the Astros' sign-stealing scandal. Also, Astros owner, Jim Crane made a statement. In both cases, fans must have raised their eyebrows. A local Los Angeles news station, KTLA 5, broadcasted the Astros' press conference and labeled José Altuve …

Is MLB still credible?

A lot has been written about the sign-stealing scandal of the Houston Astros already. Yesterday, former Astros manager A.J. Hinch was interviewed by Tom Verducci. In this interview, he confessed he tolerated too much. Hinch claimed to be sorry for what happened. You may wonder if he is not only sorry for the fact they …

Blue Jays extend PDC with Lugnuts

As one of the last PDC extensions, if not THE last, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Lansing Lugnuts (A Full Season, Midwest League) has extended their cooperation for another two years through the 2018 season.  Next to their 21-year anniversary, the Lugnuts celebrated the 12th anniversary of the player development contract with the Blue …

Yankees did right thing by throwing the towel

By trading away their most valuable assets, the Yankees have officially given up on the season. Until the trade deadline the situation wasn't quite as hopeless as many thought it would be. In fact, trailing by seven games at this part of the season, gives a team still a chance to reach the play offs, …

Solid outing of Tanaka in 4-1 win over Rays

The New York Yankees won 4-1 in Tampa Bay last night. The team did not hit well once again, as it collected four hits but they also drew three walks. But especially the outing of Masahiro Tanaka was very impressive. The Japanese pitcher lasted seven innings in which he gave up only two runs and …

What to expect from the Dutchies this year? Didi Gregorius

With Spring Training around the corner it is time to see how the players from the Kingdom of the Netherlands will do in the upcoming season. Of course there is no crystal ball and it is still up in the air, but in general you can make a decent prediction based on the performance of …

Yankees clinch play off birth with historic victory

Photo: Howard Simmons/New York Daily News After being put on the rack by the Red Sox in the previous three games, the Yankees clinched one of the two American League wild cards with their 10,000th win in franchise history. Three solo homeruns by Carlos Beltran, Greg Byrd and Rob Refsnyder made the difference. In the …

Pineda has a stellar performance vs the O’s; Gregorius going 2 for 3

The Yankees won their third game of the four game homestand vs the Baltimore Orioles. The Yanks outscored the Orioles 6-2 despite having as many hits as the team from Baltimore. As the team performed well, there was one played that had a stellar outing: Michael Pineda. The 6' 7" (2 meter) giant fanned sixteen …

Yankees and Dutchies in Spring Training, Wednesday March 11

Chris Capuano's Spring Training start lasted exactly seven pitches and two outs. While stepping on first base when he covered it for the second out, he strained his right quadriceps. Capuano was offered a one-year five million dollar deal to be the fourth or fifth starter in the rotation. Another oldie connected for his first …

Spending spree from past haunting Yankees now

The farce that has been unfolding around A-Rod in the last couple of weeks makes me really think that the Yankees want to get rid of Alex Rodriguez. First of all, they still owe him another $61 million and they have a separate deal with him that will pay him a couple of millions more, …

What to do with the hefty contracts, Cashman?

This morning I bumped into this article about the Yankees who would be ready to dump A-Rod in the first months of the season, pending on his performance. I don't know if it is true. It appears highly speculative to me. But it made me think about what the Yankees should do with the hefty …

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