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Al West

  • Columns

    July 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    Bullpen Keeping Bombers In The Fight

    You'd probably think that a baseball team's losing its young, hot right-handed starting pitcher and three-quarters of what was being touted as the best bullpen in baseball would hurt any chances it has of staying in contention. But after a rare sweep of the A's in Oakland, capped by a 2-0 shutout Su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Mariano Rivera: Oh, How We Miss Thee

    If, like me, you're going through a severe case of Mariano withdrawal, take a little time off and go to YouTube. Or trust my own selection of The Best of Mo. This is how I spent my Thursday night, pulling up my favorite Rivera videos so you didn't have to. But if you think you have some as good or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Yesterday Marks Particularly Rough Day For The New York Yankees

    How does yesterday rank with the worst days in Yankee history? Well, yesterday the Yankees learned that, realistically for all intents and purposes, their hopes for the 2012 World Series were over. They also got a pretty good idea that the rest of this decade doesn't look too good either. Mark Fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Yankees' Wallet is Fat, But So is C.C. Sabathia

    Sabathia: Big dramaC.C. or C.J.? Does it come down to that for the Yankees? We still don't know who's going to the World Series, but the internet is abuzz with speculation about whether the Yankees are going to try to re-sign C.C. Sabathia or Texas Rangers left-handed ace C.J. Wilson — or both ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Brad Pitt Aside, Here's a Baseball Quiz: Why Does Moneyball Leave Out Steroid Ball?

    Billy BeaneIt's a Moneyball media fest out there — the articles on the book Moneyball, the movie Moneyball, the stars of Moneyball and the articles about the articles about Moneyball have created a light industry. Everything you always wanted to know about Moneyball is currently available on ... More >>

  • Film

    September 21, 2011

    The Formulas Work in Moneyball

    Field of statistically knowable dreams

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    This Week in the Voice: The Rapture Come Home; Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative

    ​This week in the Voice, Michaelangelo Matos writes of the Rapture's return to DFA Records with their new album, their "soul record," In the Grace of Your Love. The band will be playing Webster Hall this Friday. Steven Thrasher explores Mayor Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative, a program tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    The Day The Yankees Tried to Trade Mariano Rivera

    Yankee savior RiveraHere's a story from the November 17, 1997, Seattle Times that's making the rounds: Not even the New York Yankees' offer of reliever Mariano Rivera, rated one of the American League's top closers, could entice the Mariners to give up Randy Johnson. ...

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    The 10 Best Rightblogger Rants of 2010: Obama vs. Jesus, The Sperm Donor Menace, And More!

    What a horrible year it's been. There's been something to annoy everyone, and everyone took full advantage: The health care bill, the Tea Party, the BP spill, the Ground Zero Mosque, the Glenn Beck and Jon Stewart rallies, the Republican Comeback, the enhanced TSA patdowns, WikiLeaks -- and every bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Rangers Win Pennant, but 'A-Rod Doomed Them' Myth Lives On

    ​No sooner did the World Series end than Alex Rodriguez became the answer to the question "Why did it take the Rangers so long to win the pennant?" On Monday, Tyler Kepner of the New York Times speculated about the possibility of the Yankees obtaining Cliff Lee: "Lee could enjoy the Yankees, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Sorting Out Post-Loss Rangers Fans Sensibilities

    We can thank Daily News writer John Harper for staying in top of the Texas Ranger CEO's comments on Yankees fans yesterday on ESPN radio - you know by now, Chuck Greenberg's remarks that fans at Yankee Stadium were "violent, apathetic, and an embarrassment." "Let's face it," Harpers says, "there is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Yankees Post Mortem: Dissecting 2010's Corpse

    ​No point right now in looking into the Yankees chances of getting Cliff Lee -- though offhand I'd say the odds are about the same as they were for the Knicks in landing LeBron James. There's also not much point wondering what the Yankees need to do to pull themselves together next season. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Cliff Lee in Pinstripes (or "How The Yankees Will Deal With Last Night's Loss")

    ​A Reuters article today entitled "Lee makes himself more enticing for Yankees" notes that Texas Rangers southpaw Cliff Lee -- who delivered the New York Yankees a brutal slaying last night -- is looking more and more enticing to the 2009 World Series Champion Team, and that the Yankees can an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Yankees and the ALCS: "Real Scary, Real Fast"

    ​On Friday, we quoted Daily News writer John Harper's dire scenario for the Yankees: "On second thought, what if it's not such a break for the Yankees that Cliff Lee can't pitch until Game 3? Really, it's only natural to presume that delaying Lee's impact on the series helps the defending ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Why Game 1 Means More to the Yankees Than to the Rangers

    ​Everyone is saying that tonight's game, the first of the American League Championship Series, is critical for both the Yankees and Rangers. It appears more critical, though, for the Yankees for two very simple reasons. One, of course, is Cliff Lee. If Lee doesn't start until Game 3, then if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    The Most Shocking New York Yankees Loss, Ever

    ​Some things are simply unforeseeable. After all, who would've thought that the New York Yankees - the highest-paid team in baseball, the team that won the World Series just six months ago - would sustain what some could only perceive as the most shocking defeat in the history of the franchise ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2010

    Alex Rodriguez, Naturally, Held to a Standard That Doesn't Even Exist

    Does it seem that every time there's a controversy over some frivolous issue in baseball that Alex Rodriguez is at the center of it? Or do some players and writers simply get mileage from following A-Rod and looking for reasons to create a controversy? By now everyone knows that in Thursday's game ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 8, 2009

    BATTER UP

    The Yankees take on the Oakland A's

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Jockbeat: A-Rod's Juice Didn't Buy Him Much

    In the middle of this storm of anti-Rodriguez hype, a calm voice from sabermetrician J.C. Bradbury presents the case that the two steroids A-Rod took most likely had no impact on his performance: "It's probably best to say that there was no observed effect. It is possible that the steroids did give ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Mets Obtain Putz

    The Mets needed a good setup man to go with their closer, and seem to have found one in the amusingly named J.J. Putz, formerly of the Mariners, obtained in a complicated deal in which the Mets also got outfielder Jeremy Reed and another middle reliever, Sean Green, from the Mariners. The Mets sent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    Sporting News: Yankees, Mets, Meteorologists Suck, Say Experts

    "A-Rod: Genius or Idiot?" asks Peter Abraham at the LoHud Yankees Blog after the Bombers' 4-3 loss to the Angels, which completed their weekend sweep. (Chone Figgins hit the game-winning single in the ninth against Mariano Rivera. On the bright side, it was the only pitch Rivera threw, leaving him f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2008

    The Sox/Yanks Road to the Playoffs

    Weekend of July 18, 2008 I can’t believe it. The Rays are back in first place!? The Sox need to do everything they can to climb up the 1.5 games they're behind, and everyone needs to start pitching in. And as I tuned in to the Sox-Angels game Saturday afternoon on the radio, somewhere in the s ... More >>

  • News

    September 30, 2003
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    September 23, 2003
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    June 24, 2003
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    March 25, 2003
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    March 4, 2003

    The Art of Howe

    Selling the Mets' New Manager Short? Not a Good Bet.

  • News

    December 31, 2002

    A Year of Self-Parity

    Who's Best? Who's the Underdog? When Anybody Can Win, Who Can Tell?

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    October 29, 2002
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    October 22, 2002
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    August 13, 2002
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    July 23, 2002
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    May 7, 2002
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    April 2, 2002

    Masters of Their Domain

    Relax, Yankee Fans. Everything's in Good Hands.

  • News

    April 2, 2002
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    March 19, 2002

    The Stat-Head Revolution

    Geeks Infiltrate Baseball's Front Offices; Conventional Wisdom Flees

  • News

    February 5, 2002

    Out by a Whisker

    Baseball and Facial Hair

  • News

    December 18, 2001
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    November 6, 2001

    Here’s to the Losers

    Thanks for the Memories, You Yankee Role Players. Now Get Out of Here.

  • News

    August 14, 2001

    Hitting Japanese

    There’s Only One Word to Describe This Phenomenon: Ichiro

  • News

    April 3, 2001
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    October 17, 2000

    Patience Is a Virtue

    How to Succeed in Postseason Baseball

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    October 10, 2000
  • Music

    May 23, 2000
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    April 11, 2000
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    April 4, 2000

    Yanks: Three-peat or De-feat?

    Baseball in the Big Apple: Two Teams, One Ticket-Tape Parade

  • News

    October 26, 1999
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    July 6, 1999
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    August 18, 1998

    Ghosts 2, Yankees 1

    The '98 Yankees' Place in the Pantheon

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