MLB: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays

A-Rod, Anchor, or Albatross: Who Would You Cut?

Alex Rodriguez, Carlos Beltran, and CC Sabathia were great players and one day may share the halls of Cooperstown together. Each broke in with small-market teams, were superstars during their prime, signed huge free agent contracts, and took part in franchise-altering trades.  Player Age Years Active Career bWAR bWAR All-Time Rank Highest bWAR Season 2015 Career Earnings Alex Rodriguez 39 […]

MLB: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays

The Prodigal Son: Alex Bonds-riguez

During most weeks, the primary Yankee focus is the performance of the team on the field in the form of wins and losses. We’d care about Beltrán’s bat going through menopause, Chris Young’s MVP candidacy, wins, and losses. In the words of a frustrated and impassioned Herm Edwards, “You play to win the game!” But this is not most weeks; […]


Rays Series Preview

For all the hullabaloo made about the Yankees and Red Sox rivalry, the Rays and Yankees have a damn good one going themselves.  The Red Sox have been off in their own corner jumping between last place and the World Series, but since 2010, the Yankees and Rays have finished no more than seven games apart in the standings. […]


Will the Real Big Mike Please Stand Up?

On January 13th, 2012, the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners combined for one of the more shocking blockbuster trades in recent memory. The Yankees, flush with hitting, traded the position-less masher Jesús Montero for Michael Pineda of the Mariners, one of their many promising young pitchers. It played out like a classic elementary school lunchtime […]


Red Sox Series Preview

I feel like over the past few years, the “Best Rivalry in Baseball” belt was stolen away from the Red Sox and Yankees.  My criteria for the belt: 1) Both teams must be in the same division. More games and the same goal: a division title. 2) Both teams must be good.  Nobody cares about two bad teams […]