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Sunday, November 23, 2014
Rangers Show Up and Win
This Week On the Blog
Rangers: They play Montreal tonight, and who knows which version will show up. The bigger news is that their Captain Ryan McDonagh should start skating with the team this coming week and that should give them a boost. Had a dream they traded Marc Staal.
Giants: Need to beat the Cowboys tonight, or go into full tank. I don't really care. They're not acting rationally and have more or less proven there is something or other they have forgotten about how to win.
Yanks: Last week they did something smart by signing Bryan Emery, and keeping with that plan. Let's see if they can get on a little "smart" roll here. Moncada anyone? Hold the picks?
Knicks: They accidentally beat Phily last night, and that's got to stop. I wonder if they'll make trades this season or go for max cap room in July. Wrote a part for Phil Jackson in the movie.
Have a great week everyone!
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Yanks: Randy Levine Threatens "Surprises"
Yanks Make Roster Moves
Keeping Burawa and Pinder helps the pen as both still have upside and could eventually find roles. Austin was a gimme, but it's interesting that they are holding on Mason Williams. He's probably an elite defender in the OF, but he hasn't hit in years. It's also a bit strange that they are now carrying both Slade Heathcott and Mason Williams who are little more than toolsy.
I think they might have lost Nuding and Montgomery, which would be somewhat suboptimal.
Yanks Sign Bryan Emery
Monday, November 17, 2014
Yanks Should Pass on Andrus
Giants Activate Geoff Schwartz
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Giants Lose Again
It is also true that they didn't do enough in the last offseason to fix the line, and they're bargain basement pick-ups of Walton, Jerry and Brown nearly got Eli killed today.
This is a horrible team that needs to tank so they can rebuild more quickly by picking at the top of rounds for a change.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
This Week on the Blog
Giants: if the Giants don't win tomorrow against the 49ers, their season if probably over, and they should tank and take their picks. They need to start working the kids and figuring out their needs, other than OL for next year.
Knicks: Same thing, but they are already tanking. I doubt they'll make any moves before December, but am a bit concerned they'll spend next year's cap room at the deadline.
Yanks: The Hot Stove could really heat up this week as Korean SP Yank Hyeon-Jong could be posted this week, and the Yanks may be interested. We could also learn more about Yoan Moncada. What's more, their organizational plan and offseason plans should become clearer.
Rangers: Hopefully, we'll start seeing more of the good Rangers than the play down to the other team's level Rangers.
Should be fun. I've got a movie to write, so I'll probably only addres the big news for the next few weeks.
Giants Hillis to IR
No corresponding move has been announced, yet.
More Yankee Stuff 11/15
Btw, people are project him for second, third, and CF more than for shortstop. The Yanks should still sign him though because of the two year penalty they'll be running into in the IFA market next June. They have to collect as much talent as they can now. And he'll probably be in the minors for a season or two, and get to come up with the next core.
UPDATE: Greg Bird was named AFL MVP. He'll be knocking, soon.
Yanks Promote Eric Schmitt
I know a bunch of people felt we needed new blood in some of these open jobs, but Schmitt is only 36 and I believe Kremer is also still in his 30's, so I'd rather give these guys their shots unless someone with overhwhelming credentials had been interested in some of these minor league gigs that had opened up, so at least we got young blood.
Having observed the Yankee system as long as I have, I've felt that the system was all bad, and that some things should be kept, while some systems needed to be modernized. The Yanks, lately has poured a lot of money into their minor league facilities, and also built up a significant anaytics department.
I think whenever all the changes are laid out, we'll see the the analytics and development deparments really beefed up.
I still want to know what plans they have for Kremer, McMahon and Garza.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Rangers Lose Via the Shootout
Oh, and Tanner Glasss got in his second fight and still hasn't scored a point.
Yankee Stuff 11/13
Duclair will sit again, as people he's better than play. I don't think they're gonna send up down, because as AV says, if they do they can't bring him back up. I do wish; however, that they would let him play all the time and be willing to take some lumps. Look how much regular PT is helping Hayes? This is the time of year to get the kids adjusted.
UPDATE: The Rangers have waived Kostka, which I guess they have to do to send him to Hartford.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Breaking: Yanks Trade Cervelli to the Pirates
It was for lefty reliever Justin Wilson, who's 27 and just came off a bad year. Got excited when I thought it could be players from the Pirate system. This is just another arm.
This also means that in the past 24 hours, the Yanks have added 2 lefty relievers to their 40 man roster. How are they going to fit Lindgren, Webb and Pazos? Let alone their relievers who are Rule 5 eligible?
Giants Stuff 11/12
The Giants also signed CB Josh Victorian, thereby ending thei Kyle Sebetic experiment.
I wonder if the deck chairs on the Titanic had scouting reports...
In other Yankee news, the Yanks have signed LHP Jose DePaula. Nice to see them re-stock their DePaula stores, as you never want to go too long without one. DePaula is 26 with more pitch-ability than stuff. He was going to be rule 5 eligible, so, the Yanks presumably like him better than some of their guys who are rule 5 eligible. Also, they have given him a spot on the 40, even though he has never pitched in the bigs. We'll have to what they have in mind for him.