Hot Stove Week in Review Dec 4-9

NEWS The Yankees are closing in on a five-year contract extension with general manager Brian Cashman that would pay him a total of $25 million. Rafael Palmeiro is seriously contemplating an effort to return to the majors. He hasn’t played since 2005 after he tested positive for steroids.   TRANSACTIONS The Yankees have acquired OF Giancarlo…

Hot Stove Week in Review Nov 27- Dec 3

NEWS Mike Moustakas (AL) and Greg Holland (NL) won the Comeback Player of the Year Awards, both players are free agents this off-season. Mike Napoli has undergone surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right hand. Napoli is a free agent this off-season and is expected to be at full health for the 2018…

The Case for Don Mattingly

By: William Robinson Growing up in the 1980’s there was only a few baseball players that were quite as iconic to me as Don “baseball” Mattingly. Whether it was his iconic mustache or his batting style or the fact that it felt like he was always clutch, Don Mattingly was one of my favorite players…

Hot Stove Week in Review Nov 13-19

AWARDS NL Rookie of the Year: Cody Bellinger (Dodgers) AL Rookie of the Year: Aaron Judge (Yankees) NL Manager of the Year: Torey Lovullo (D-Backs) AL Manager of the Year: Paul Molitor (Twins) NL Cy Young: Max Scherzer (Nationals) AL Cy Young: Corey Kluber (Indians) NL MVP: Giancarlo Stanton (Marlins) AL MVP: Jose Altuve (Astros)…

ALCS/NLCS Predictions

By: Kelly Byrnes ALCS: New York Yankees (91-71) at Houston Astros (101-61) I had the Astros advancing to the ALCS but had the Yanks losing to Cleveland. This is the first ever appearance for the Astros in the ALCS. Game 1 pitching matchup is Keuchel vs Tanaka and I give the edge to the Astros.…

ALDS/NLDS Predictions

By: Kelly Byrnes ALDS: Boston Red Sox (93-69) at Houston Astros (101-61) For the first two months of the season the Astros were the best team in baseball. They fell back to the pack a little bit but since added another ace in Justin Verlander. All he did in 5 starts with Houston was go…

AL/NL Wild Card Predictions

By: Kelly Byrnes AL Wild Card: Twins (Ervin Santana) at Yankees (Luis Severino) Minnesota is making their first playoff trip since 2010 and they haven’t won a playoff game since 2004. They are also the first team in MLB history to make the playoffs a year after losing 100 games. Ervin Santana takes the ball…