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I spent yesterday at Rays camp, and not surprisingly, I wrote that the Rays remain an impressive operation and a major threat to the Yankees and Red Sox.
One consequence of the Rays' current way of life, that they can't afford a major free agent in his prime, is that you'll never accuse their roster of being too old. They always have a surplus of youth. It undoubtedly helps them slog through...Read more »
We put out our annual Walk-Year All-Star team yesterday on Newsday's website. Last year's such squad looked like this:
C: Ramon Hernandez
1B: Albert Pujols
2B: Kelly Johnson
SS: Jose Reyes
3B: Jose Bautista
LF: Josh Willingham
CF: Carlos Beltran
RF: David DeJesus.
DH: David Ortiz.
RHP: Edwin Jackson
LHP: C.J. Wilson
Closer:...Read more »
Apologies. I never had a chance to blog yesterday, and I'm running late this morning. So let's make this a bookkeeping entry, catching up and looking forward.
First of all, so we don't bury the lead: Remember when we used to have giveaway contests here? It has been a while.
Well, the free crap is back. Let's do a contest today and then Wednesday, as well; we won't have one tomorrow,...Read more »
The reality of my job - and I suppose most jobs - is that not all assignments are fulfilled equally. I have more time to dedicate to some than I do for others.
For instance, I like doing a "How to Fix the Yankees" piece on the day that the Yankees' bigwigs hold their post-mortem at the Stadium. Last year, that occurred on October 25, and I took a car service from Yankee Stadium...Read more »
I'm hoping this'll be my last "Catch up" blog post for a while.
With that in mind, let's catch up:
1) The Tigers eliminate the Yankees in the ALDS. I've barely looked at the yakosphere (trademark Neil Best) since Thursday night, but just from first-hand conversations with people and some peaks at competitors' backpages, it appears that there's the usual panic in the streets.
I...Read more »