Ken Davidoff's baseball insider

Yankees, Mets, trade rumors, free agents, off-the-wall predictions and other MLB musings.

Rain in the Bronx, Jesus Montero and Josh Beckett

Greetings from an absolutely brutal evening in the Bronx. I haven't seen it rain this hard since this episode of "The Incredible Hulk." Or maybe this episode. Or this episode. Or this one. Or how about this one? 

Gosh, it sure did rain a lot in that show. What was up with that?

Any way, the Yankees are hoping against hope, against the weather forecast, that they can...

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The Yankees' bullpen, Daniel Herrera and the September slumber

At the Yankees' victory over Toronto, I wrote about the Yankees' bullpen, which was counted on to be excellent and has lived up to those expectations, albeit with some different names than originally anticipated.

--Joe Girardi stayed mum about his plans for the team's starting rotation, regarding whether A.J. Burnett or Phil Hughes gets thrown overboard. Girardi did say, however, that the...

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David Einhorn, Gary Carter, Jesus Montero and Alex Rodriguez

So David Einhorn's deal to buy into the Mets is dead, which means that the future of the Mets ownership is once again in question.

First of all, what happened? It didn't take someone as smart as Alex P. Keaton to realize that the talks weren't going well. After all, the two sides announced an agreement on May 26 and expressed hope that it would be finalized by the end of June.

Einhorn,...

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Jesus Montero, Alex Rodriguez, Ike Davis and moves by the Giants and Rangers

The New York media lost to the Boston media this morning, 4-2 at Fenway Park, to even out the 2011 media series at one game apiece.

Now onto actual baseball:

--Jesus Montero will be at Fenway Park tomorrow, as Joel Sherman first reported, and it wouldn't be a surprise if Montero started at DH against Red Sox lefty Jon Lester.

It's time. Some might argue it's well beyond time. The...

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Ubaldo Jimenez and Yankees past and future

The Yankees are speaking with the Rockies about Ubaldo Jimenez, and Jon Heyman has some good details in this linked story.

Jimenez 2011 has little in common with Cliff Lee 2010. They throw the ball with opposite hands, they come from different countries and most important for the purpose of this conversation, their contract situations have virtually nothing in common. But I can't help but...

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