2015 Lineup: Take 1 — 12/22/2014

December 21, 2014 paperbacklou 0

Here’s the Yankee lineup for 2015 at current writing: Starting Pitching: 1. Masahiro Tanaka (RH) 2. Michael Pineda (RH) 3. CC Sabathia (LH) 4. Nathan Eovaldi (RH) 5. Chris Capuano (LH) 6. Bryan Mitchell (RH) 7. Ivan Nova (RH) — due back in July Relievers: RP: Dellin Betances (RH) RP: Andrew Miller (LH) […]


Yankee Christmas 2014

December 21, 2014 paperbacklou 0

Just after Christmas 1974 George Steinbrenner gave all NY Yankee fans a Christmas present — signing superstar pitcher Catfish Hunter to the first ever free-agent contract — a 5-year deal. The Yanks had just finished […]


Joe You Coulda Made Us Proud

December 20, 2014 paperbacklou 5

I read “Ball Four” before I read “Joe You Coulda Made Us Proud”, and good too because it was obvious the former paved the way for the later. Jim Bouton opened up the baseball world […]


Yanks Chase Headley and Sign Him

December 15, 2014 paperbacklou 0

Yankees signed Chase Headley today to a 4-year contract for a reported $50 million or so. A good move. You win with Defense. And Chase Headley is the best defensive 3rd baseman Yanks have had […]


Yankees Get Rid of Roiders

December 13, 2014 paperbacklou 0

Some Major League Baseball teams close their eyes and sign players who have a steroid past. The Yankees do not. A somewhat hidden backstory to Yankee management is their trading of players who have been […]