Today in baseball: Uniform number debut

Today, 90 years ago, the uniform numbers debuted in baseball. Even though the Cleveland Indians had experimented with numbers on their sleeves in 1916, they came with this novelty on Opening Day 1929. In fact, the Yankees would have been the first to play with uniform numbers as the club announced in January 1929 that …

Posada joins Marlins’ front office

With a partial owner and a manager with a Yankee past already, the third former Yankee will join the Miami Marlins. Even though it is not official yet, former Yankee catcher Jorge Posada is spotted at the Marlins' Spring Training camp already. According to sources, Posada will join the Marlins as a special advisor to …

Does Rob Manfred lie about the Marlins acquisition?

The other day MLB commissioner Rob Manfred was interviewed by ESPN's Dan Le Batard. Like many Marlins fans, Le Batard is furious about how the Marlins hold another fire sale. He clearly suspects Manfred to have known about the new ownership group's plans when they acquired the team from Jeffrey Loria. In a radio interview, …

It is not dreaming anymore, the Yanks will have a new Murderers’ Row

In the previous blog post, I was dreaming about a possible addition of Giancarlo Stanton to the lineup of the New York Yankees. Well, according to MLB.com, the Yankees have reached an agreement with the Marlins about getting Stanton. It is clear the Yankees will get Giancarlo Stanton. Who they have to give up is …

Dreaming of a modern era Murderers’ Row

The internet is swirling with rumors about the Yankees being close to a trade for Giancarlo Stanton. Several baseball journalists on Twitter have said it is almost a done deal. Think about the lineup the Yankees would have. You can wonder if Stanton is what the Yankees need. Nope. They don't need him at all. …

Gregorius pushes Jeter out of record books

In today's game vs the Minnesota Twins, Yankees' shortstop Didi Gregorius has pushed Derek Jeter out of the record books. Gregorius has replaced Jeter as the Yankee shortstop with the most home runs in one season. Derek Jeter set a record for most home runs in a season by Yankee shortstops in 1999 when he …

Three Dutchies nominated for the Gold Glove Award

Yesterday the nominees for the Gold Glove Awards were announced by MLB. At the position of shortstop, three Dutchies are nominated; two in the American League East and one in the National League East. In the National League, Andrelton Simmons is nominated again. If he wins again this year, it would be his third consecutive …

The Yankees’ season so far from a different perspective

The season is underway for two weeks now. The Yankees are 6-7 after last night's close loss vs Detroit. Disappointing? Yes and no. Disappointing because as a fan you always want your team to do well. Not disappointing because the team is rebuilding and that takes time and Sabathia did a LOT better than I …

Burnett kinda announces retirement

In November 2014, A.J. Burnett has signed a deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates. A deal for one more year for $8.5 million. According to Burnett it is not about the money.... "It’s about me playing here, and that’s it.” He added that by taking less, he would leave the team with flexibility for other moves. …