Ken Davidoff's baseball insider
Yankees, Mets, trade rumors, free agents, off-the-wall predictions and other MLB musings.
Greetings from Port St. Lucie. I'll be here for a few days serving as Newsday's Mets beat writer. So the blog might be a little Mets-centric. Then again, it might not.
--For my Sunday Insider, I wrote about Tony La Russa, Scott Boras, Jim Leyland and Joe Maddon, and as a token of corporate solidarity, I offered my picks for best and worst Yankees and Mets moves of all time - to correlate with...Read more »
So much for Scott Boras having a bad winter.
Sometimes when you wait, nothing happens. But sometimes when you wait, something happens. And thanks to Victor Martinez's season-ending injury, Prince Fielder has himself an immense deal with the Tigers.
1. Of course, it's irrational, in the way that any nine-year deal is irrational, especially for a poor-fielding first baseman....Read more »
Nope, no vacation yet. With the Yankees announcing Brian Cashman's extension, I wrote in my column that the Yankees have become the model of AL East stability.
Cashman stressed in his telephone news conference that "Pitching, pitching, pitching" would be his focus this winter. Given their lack of enthusiasm over C.J. Wilson, their wariness of Yu Darvish and their strong farm system,...Read more »
Still here in St. Louis, and yeah, they absolutely could have played Game 6 last night. The rain never advanced past, let's say, a biting drizzle.
But Major League Baseball called an early postponement, and I wrote that it was the right call.
People will forget shortly that baseball prolonged its season by a day with a questionable read on the weather. But people will never forget,...Read more »
Well, I'd say that Albert Pujols is living up to the pressure of being appointed Newsday's most intriguing person of this World Series, wouldn't you?
Pujols produced a historic night, and now the Cardinals hold a 2-1 advantage. Don't make Albert angry, I wrote, facetiously.
Only Pujols knows whether his "Didn't talk to the media after Game 2" blow-up...Read more »
Greetings from Chase Field, one of my least favorite ballparks. it has the feel of a minor-league park, only without any of the charm.
Got plenty to do here, and we have the interminable Home Run Derby coming up in a couple of hours. I have to babysit that. So the news of the day...
--As anticipated, Derek Jeter's absence is a hot topic. Major League Baseball players are not pleased...Read more »