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Yankees, Mets, trade rumors, free agents, off-the-wall predictions and other MLB musings.
Apologies for no post yesterday, and even more so for not engaging with the commenters these last few days. For some reason, I haven't been able to access the comments.
Man, I feel like I'm leading the league in apologies this month.
Anyway, a few items today:
--With the Yankees getting rained out, I wrote about A.J. Burnett, and what should be done with him. Ultimately, I think...Read more »
Your updated playoff brackets:
AL: Boston (1) vs. Detroit (3), Texas (2) vs. Yankees (4).
NL: Philadelphia (1) vs. San Francisco (3), Milwaukee (2) vs. Atlanta (4).
Thoughts: The Yankees and Red Sox are tied atop the AL East, but in our theoretical "If the season ended today" exercise, you'd give the edge to the Red Sox because of their 9-2 edge in head-to-head play....Read more »
At the Mets' victory over Philadelphia, I wrote about the message Terry Collins imparted to his players at a team meeting on Thursday, and the duality that he Mets just try to attain.
Basically, as they continue their rebuildling plan, the Mets can't let their remaining players get affected by the moves being contemplated upstairs.
Scott Hairston, who enjoyed a career day, exemplified...Read more »
Not a shocker that the Mets traded K-Rod, nor is it a shocker that the Brewers took the plunge. The timing threw everyone off, that's all.
You generally don't expect a trade to get announced moments after the All-Star Game concludes.
Let's go at it: I'm in an enumerating mood this morning:
1. K-Rod's vesting option made his saga one of the more fascinating ones in recent baseball...Read more »