Yankees Strike Gold Again With Neil Walker Signing, But How Does It Affect the Infield?

Brian Cashman slowly sipped on the remnants of his morning coffee, releasing a smile of gratification upon the completion of another astute transaction. Or, that’s what I imagined he did when he signed former Mets, Pirates and short-term Brewers infielder Neil Walker to a one-year, $4 million deal, which is …

Rays in Retrospect: A Look Back at the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays

It was October 19, 2008. Defending World Series champions against the first Rays team to ever compete in the playoffs. $147,075,645 vs $51,020,720. David Price induced a ground out to second baseman Akinori Iwanura, and the Rays, a year removed from having the worst record in the bigs, a team that …

The Yankees Do Not Need Mike Moustakas

Without delving too deep into the obviously gelid free agent market, former Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has found excruciating difficulty in finding a suitor for his services. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Moustakas and the Yankees “have been in occasional contact in recent days,” though it is …

It’s Foolish to Blame Jeter For Problems with Marlins

How many people would have guessed that Jeter would become the most scrutinized man in baseball concurrently with Alex Rodriguez becoming a well-respected television personality? Not very many. Marlins fans have endured one tantalizing season after another (with 1997 and 2003 being exceptions, as they won the World Series those …

The Rangers Will Never Win The Stanley Cup in the Lundqvist Era

Barry Sanders. Barry Bonds. Ted Williams. Allen Iverson. Philip Rivers. Marcel Dionne. And, much to my dismay as a New York Rangers fan, Henrik Lundqvist. Those are just a few great top players who have not or will not ever hoist the Commissioner’s Trophy, Larry O’Brien Trophy, Lombardi Trophy, or …