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  • Thoughts at the end of the 2014 World Series October 30, 2014
    The Giants won their third World Series title in the last half-decade last night. If that’s not a dynasty in this parity filled age of baseball, I don’t know what is. They rode Madison Bumgarner’s left arm to the championship just like they rode Tim Lincecum in 2010 and Matt Cain in 2012. As good […] Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Yankees blogThought […]
    Michael Axisa
  • San Francisco Giants win 2014 World Series October 30, 2014
    For the third time in the last five years, the Giants are the World Series champions. They beat the Royals by the score of 3-2 in Game Seven tonight. Madison Bumgarner allowed two hits in five scoreless innings of relief to nail down the win. He was named series MVP after allowing one run in […] Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Yankees blogSan Francisc […]
    Michael Axisa
  • Wednesday Night Open Thread October 29, 2014
    Your browser does not support iframes. Five years ago tonight, the Yankees rallied to beat Pedro Martinez and even the 2009 World Series at one win apiece. Mark Teixeira hit a game-tying solo homer in the fourth and Hideki Matsui hit a go-ahead solo homer in the sixth. Jorge Posada singled in an insurance run […] Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Yankee […]
    Michael Axisa
  • 2014 Season Review: Lefty rotation fodder October 29, 2014
    From 2009 through 2012, CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte were the only lefties to start games for the Yankees. That’s a little odd, considering the huge number of random lefties that got spot starts from 2004 through 2008. So odd, in fact, that I made a Sporcle quiz that no one has even the slightest […] Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Yankees blog2014 S […]
    Joe Pawlikowski
  • FanGraphs’ contract crowdsourcing results for the top 55 free agents October 29, 2014
    On the eve of the offseason, FanGraphs’ released their contract crowdsourcing results for the top 55 free agents this coming offseason. Here’s the link. The crowd generally underestimated contract values for the top free agents last year, as the intro notes. Still, it’s a nice look at how a large group of people think these […] Post from: River Ave. Blues A […]
    Michael Axisa
  • 2014-2015 Offseason Calendar October 29, 2014
    One way or the other, the World Series and the 2014 baseball season will end tonight. The Royals blew the Giants out of the water in Game Six last night, a game that had a very Game Six of the 2001 World Series vibe. Hopefully Game Seven tonight is as exciting as Game Seven in […] Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Yankees blog2014-2015 Offseason Calenda […]
    Michael Axisa
  • Tuesday Night Open Thread October 28, 2014
    Your browser does not support iframes. Five years ago today, the Yankees and Phillies played Game One of the 2009 World Series. The Yankees got absolutely manhandled by Cliff Lee that night, as I’m sure you remember. Chase Utley hit two solo homeruns off CC Sabathia — Sabathia allowed just three homers to left-handed hitters […] Post from: River Ave. Blues A […]
    Michael Axisa
  • 2014 Season Review: The Outfield Defense October 28, 2014
    Yesterday afternoon, we looked at the mess that was the Yankees’ infield defense this past season. It wasn’t a mess all year, just most of the year. Things got substantially better once Chase Headley, Stephen Drew, and Martin Prado were acquired at the trade deadline. By then it was too late though. The damage had […] Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Y […]
    Michael Axisa
  • Sherman: Beltran spurned larger offer from Royals to sign with Yanks October 28, 2014
    Via Joel Sherman: The Royals offered Carlos Beltran a larger contract than the three-year, $45M deal he took from the Yankees last offseason. The exact details of Kansas City’s offer are unknown, but Sherman says it did include an option for a fourth year. The Diamondbacks reportedly offered Beltran a three-year contract worth $48M last […] Post from: River […]
    Michael Axisa
  • Poll: Hiroki Kuroda and the Qualifying Offer October 28, 2014
    One way or another, the World Series will be over within the next 48 hours. The offseason calendar kicks in the day after the new champion is crowned, and the first item of business is the qualifying offer. Teams have until the fifth day after the end of the World Series to extend the offer […] Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Yankees blogPoll: Hiroki […]
    Michael Axisa

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