• How About Change Just For The Sake Of Change?

    Posted by on November 23rd, 2015 · Comments (13)

    The only baseball G.M. who has been in his current job longer than Brian Cashman is Brian Sabean. (And, Sabean’s team has actually won some World Series lately.)

    There are 9 current baseball G.M. who were hired some time in 2015. And, there’s another 5 who were hired into their position in 2014. That’s almost half of the current baseball G.M.’s being hired in the last 2 years.

    And, the Marlins and Blue Jays are still looking for a G.M.

    So, in reality, it’s 53% of big league teams out there now with really fresh blood as their G.M.

    Brian Cashman became Yankees G.M. on February 3, 1998. Of all the current G.M.’s, outside of Sabean, who is the one with the hire date next closest to Cashman? That would be Jon Daniels who was hired by Texas on October 4, 2005.

    Yes, that’s a difference of EIGHT YEARS.

    Since Cashman has become the Yankees G.M., you’ve seen several of his peers get promoted from their G.M. position to something higher. See Billy Beane, Andrew Friedman and, of course, Theo Epstein. (Peter principle, anyone?)

    Oh, and, by the way, in the last 3 years, the Yankees have won 85-84-and-87 games. In fact, in the last 9 seasons, the Yankees have finished in first a grand total of 3 times.

    Isn’t it time for a change in the Yankees G.M. position? Haven’t we had enough of the same old, same old?

    Comcast Drops YES

    Posted by on November 18th, 2015 · Comments (6)

    Like a bad habit.

    A person close to Comcast with knowledge of the situation told NJ Advance Media on Wednesday that it was only the second time in Comcast’s history it has dropped a network. (The other was “Estrella,” a network broadcasted in Denver, Salt Lake and Houston.)

    Comcast has cited low ratings for Yankees games as part of its reasoning for taking a hard line with the network.

    “Even during baseball season, even in playoff hunt in August, [viewership] was just was minimal,” the person close to Comcast said. “Even less than Nets. It’s just not watched.”

    Yanks To Trade Gardner To The Mariners?

    Posted by on November 11th, 2015 · Comments (23)

    Maybe, according to this report.

    On November 26, 1962, Bill Skowron was traded by the New York Yankees to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Stan Williams.

    That was probably the last time the Yankees traded a homegrown player with the resume and at the age that Brett Gardner has now. That transaction will be 53 years old later this month.

    File this under: You don’t see that everyday…in Yankeeland.

    This, Too

    Posted by on November 3rd, 2015 · Comments (0)

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    A picture is worth…

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    Posted by on November 1st, 2015 · Comments (15)

    World Series - Kansas City Royals v New York Mets - Game Four

    Just as much fun 19 hours after it happened as it was when it happened live.