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Joe Connor

  • joined Jul 21, 2013
  • last login Dec 03, 2013
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The Red Sox Are Threatening Our Universe

I cringed as I watched Game 5 of the World Series last night. Now, with the Red Sox only a game away from their third World Championship since the turn of the century, we are getting yet another...

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Obstruction Play Calls To Mind Reggie's Hip Play

Last night's obstruction call against Boston third-baseman Will Middlebrooks gave the Cardinals a dramatic 5-4 Game 3 win. To many Yankee fans and some still-angry Dodgers' fans, that play recalled...

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Granderson's Troubling Power Outage

Curtis Granderson had an unusual season. What are the odds that a player would suffer a broken finger and a broken forearm from pitched balls in the same year? The question now is what kind of...

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D-Day Vet Berra Receives Valor Award

Yogi Berra, the man with 10 World Series rings and three MVPs, has been named the recipient of yet another meaningful award: the first Bob Feller Act of Valor Award, given for "possessing the...

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Buying Evidence is the New Moneyball

News accounts today say that MLB and Alex Rodriguez played a game of dueling dollars to buy the Biogenesis records that have become the centerpiece of MLB's case against Rodriguez. These alleged...

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This Pitching Coach Did Make a Difference

With Larry Rothschild back in the fold for another year, the question arises as to how much difference a pitching coach makes. It's a fair question, but one with no clear answer. Much depends on...

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Manfred's Testimony Is A Risky Move

Rob Manfred, MLB's chief operating officer and Bud Selig's heir apparent as commissioner, plans to testify today at Alex Rodriguez's arbitration hearing. Jason has the full story: h...

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Cano Is the Best Yankee Second Baseman of All Time

As the debate swirls over what kind of contract Robinson Cano deserves, let's not lose sight of something important. Not only is Cano the best player on the Yankee roster, but he is the greatest...

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The No. 1 Wiseguy in Yankee History

In these days of political correctness and binders, we have fewer and fewer real characters among our ballplayers. The Yankees haven't had a first-class wiseass since David Cone left the building....

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Sorry, Francisco, But I Don't Buy Your Story

Francisco Cervelli has explained why he claims he took PEDs: to recover more quickly from a broken foot in 2011 so he could get back on the field. Sorry, Francisco, I admire your grit and your...

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It's Time To Allow Bonuses Based On Where A Team Finishes

It's time for MLB to revise its antiquated rules on performance/incentive bonuses. Only a minor change is needed to allow teams to offer contracts that encourage hard-nosed, fundamentally sound...

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Ideas on Whom A-Rod Should Sue Next

Alex Rodriguez seems intent on suing everyone and may soon run out of defendants. In the interest of helping him along, I've drawn up a list of people and entities he might want to consider suing: ...

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Malpractice Suit Poses Risks for Yankees and A-Rod

Alex Rodriguez may be setting up the Yankees with the medical-malpractice suit he filed yesterday against Yankee team Christopher Ahmad. He is putting Dr. Ahmad in a position where he may have to...

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Analyzing A-Rod's Lawsuit Against MLB, Selig

Alex Rodriguez's lawsuit against MLB and Commissioner Bud Selig raises a whole host of issues. Fasten your seatbelts because this promises to be a long and bumpy ride. What Is Tortious...

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Do We Miss Nick Swisher?

Some fans were upset when the Yankees let Nick Swisher leave for Cleveland last year, but others were weary of his high-octane, look-at-me personality and glad to see him go. Many still have...

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A-Rod's Risky Defense

The Daily News has reported that Alex Rodriguez is pursuing a lack-of-knowledge defense in his challenge to his 211-game suspension. According to the News, he is arguing that he thought the...

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Who Are Mark Newman and Damon Oppenheimer?

Questions over the effectiveness of the Yankee farm system have focused attention on Mark Newman and Damon Oppenheimer, the Yankee executives in charge of player development and scouting/drafting....

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How I Out-Yogi'd Yogi

I did the impossible. I out-Yogi'd Yogi. Yogi Berra, in addition to being a Hall-of-Fame catcher and owner of 10 World Series rings, is known for his malapropisms and his butchery of the English...

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Can Yankees Mine Cuban Gold?

The Cuban government announced today that it has taken the first steps to allow Cuban athletes to sign professional contracts with American teams, breaking a decades-old ban that had required Cuban...

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How Sterling Swiped His Back-to-Back HR Call

Where does John Sterling get his home-run calls? While Sterling's mind is a place where few of us would want to venture, we can nail down the source of one call heard last night. When David DeJesus...

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Beware, Plan 189 Has Hidden Costs

We've all heard just about enough about Hal Steinbrenner's mandate to bring next year's payroll below the $189 luxury-tax threshold. Baseball Prospectus estimates the current payroll at $228...

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Why It's So Tough to Say Goodbye to Andy

Andy Pettitte's retirement has me depressed, and I find myself wondering why. Sure, Pettitte was a remarkable pitcher. After all, 255 wins (218 with the Yankees) is nothing to sneeze at and his 44...

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A-Rod Straddles the .300 Career Line

Alex Rodriguez's lifetime batting average is straddling the .300 line. Given his age (38) and his looming 211-game suspension, his lifetime average at the end of this season may be his final...

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It Sounds Like Slade Heathcott Has Some Paul O'Neill In Him

Hudson Belinsky wrote an article today on ballplayer makeup. He questions the makeup of Yankee prospect Slade Heathcott because of Heathcott's fiery temper and describes him as a "lunatic." Of...

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Will Pettitte Become Yankees' All-Time Wins Leader?

Andy Pettitte will try tonight for his 219th win as a Yankee. He is in third place on the all-time Yankee list and is within shouting distance of the all-time leaders: Whitey Ford (236) and Red...

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Will Jeter Stay at Short? There's Precedent for Late-Career Position Changes

In the wake of the Yankees aborting Derek Jeter's already-abbreviated season, speculation has arisen that Jeter's days as a shortstop are over and that he'll have to move to a new position next...

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Bobby V's Way Off Base; Yankees Distinguished Themselves After 9/11

Bobby Valentine claimed today that Yankee players were absent from Ground Zero in the days after September 11, 2001. Valentine is dead wrong. The Yankee players and management were a visible...

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Will Sterling Soon Be High, Far and Gone?

With Yankee radio broadcasts likely to switch next year from WCBS to WFAN, the inevitable question is whether John Sterling will be back. Like him or not, he has become thuuuuuuuh voice of the Y...

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Why Was Girardi So Hot? Stealing Signs is Part of the Game

ESPN is reporting that last night's dust-up between manager Joe Girardi and Buck Showalter came about because Girardi thinks that the Orioles were stealing the Yankees' signs and that third-base...

How legends say goodbye

One day, Derek Jeter will have to find some way to leave the Yankees in a dignified manner like Mariano Rivera and Joe DiMaggio, not in some awkward way like Babe Ruth.

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