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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Carlos Beltran says 2016 could be his last MLB season

Beltran, who has played in 2,306 MLB games for six teams, said his performance in 2016 will dictate whether he hangs up his cleats.

“I don’t think there is any big decision I have to make — other than to play one more year or go home,” Beltran said, via the New York Post. “In my case, I am very happy with my career. … If I feel like I produce well to the point where I can make a good impact on a team, then I can play one more year. Or if I feel like I have (had) enough, I’ll go home.”

Dennis Eclairskey, closer Posted: December 13, 2015 at 11:36 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: carlos beltran, hall of fame, new york yankees

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Angell: The Yankees Bow Out of the Playoffs

This is the fourth year of the double-wild-card system, and, for the losing players and fans alike, these harsh sudden endings impose a quietus upon the pleasures and recollections of a season, and cast the winning pitchers as executioners. Nothing will be done about this—the arrangement is there to disguise too many teams competing for too few slots in October—but the gimmick makes for harsh feelings not common to the pastime. I unhappily recall an undue coolness or amused hauteur in my own brief description of the Giants’ Madison Bumgarner shutting down the Pirates, 8–0, in last year’s National League wild-card event, before a silenced and horrified home crowd of Pittsburgh loyalists.

The hangman this time was the Astros’ twenty-seven-year-old lefty starter Dallas Keuchel, who had yet to give up a run to the pinstripes this year, over two games and sixteen innings. He throws cutters and sliders to the outermost corners, and is otherwise notable for the clinging marmoset or shoeshine buffer attached to his lower chin. The Houston coaches had noticed that the Yankees’ starter, Masahiro Tanaka, likes to set up his excellent split-finger stuff with something faster and higher beforehand, which accounts for the home runs struck by Colby Rasmus in the second inning and by Carlos Gomez in the fourth, each on the first pitch of the inning.


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

ESPN: Greg Bird Off To A Flying Start, Powers Yankees To Win

Greg Bird, the 22-year-old lefty-hitting first baseman just called up from Triple-A six days ago, smacked the first two home runs of his major league career. Better yet, he drove in all four runs in a 4-3 New York Yankees victory over the Minnesota Twins.

Will he be as good against Toronto & Baltimore? Or St. Louis in the World Series?


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

SBNation: 9% of Canada watched Troy Tulowitzki’s 12-pitch battle with Andrew Miller

Some staggering stats have been sent by Sportsnet since the Blue Jays’ huge trade-deadline moves, but nothing as mind-boggling as this: 3.14 million people tuned in on Sportsnet’s broadcast of the game against the Yankees at 10:19 pm on Friday, when Troy Tulowitzki was engaged in a 12-pitch battle against Andrew Miller.


 

 

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