2006 Final Yankee Report Card

by Patrick Giorgio Catcher Jorge Posada: When one franchise can say it had Bill Dickey, Yogi Berra, Elston Howard and Thurman Munson, it’s hard to imagine this man may only be the FIFTH most valuable catcher in franchise history.  Another productive season from one of the most under rated catchers in baseball. Grade: B 1st… Read more

2006 Final Mets Report Card

by Scott Dierking  The architectural blueprint drafted by Omar Minaya for the 2006 New York Mets was an easy one to read. The Mets, through the primary every day line-up additions of Carlos Delgado and Paul LoDuca created a line-up that was balanced in its versatility and exceeding in its prolific combination of both power… Read more

2006 JetNation All MLB Team

By Nick Ferraro  Catcher: Joe Mauer – Minnesota Twins Mauer leads the world with a .392 average.  He is a big part of the Twins recovery from an early season disaster. Honorable Mention – Ramon Hernandez, Orioles   First Base: Albert Pujols – St. Louis Cardinals Pujols is still among the leading first basemen in… Read more – MLB Power Rankings

 By Nick Ferraro  1.     Chicago White Sox        47-25 It may be a repeat if Ozzie can keep himself from forcing the team to let him go.     2.     New York Mets               47-28 The Mets are seemingly up 1-0 on everyone before the game even starts.     3.     Boston Red Sox             44-28 Is it too… Read more

JetNation 2006 AL Central Preview

Mavrik here back for another round of division previews. A few days ago, I covered the AL East and today, I’ll give a preview of the AL Central. A division once considered the joke of baseball for many years, the AL Central now features some of the top teams and baseball and is considered one… Read more

JetNation 2006 AL East Preview

In the coming days we will break down each division in MLB.  Provided to you will be the projected lineup and starting rotation, along with team notes and the project record this season.  In today’s installment’s very own Mavrik breaks down the AL East. April is upon us and that means many things to many people… Read more

From Football to Hardball: MLBers that could have been NFLers

by Rigs JetNation and Columnist With the Major League Baseball playoffs getting started, we thought we’d do something different at Draft Daddy, by looking at some current Major League baseball players who once played prominent roles as college football players and a few others that where signed or recruited to play big time college… Read more

The Piniella Rules

By Nick Ferraro Recently Lou Piniella chastised a reporter after being asked why the manager chose to leave his starting pitcher in the game after surrendering six runs in the second inning. It was a typical day for the Devil Ray’s followed by a typical Piniella tirade containing more expletives than the Rays have wins… Read more

Two Sport Stars

By R44 1B~ Darin Erstad~ Los Angeles (AL)–Former punter for the 1994 National Champion Nebraska Cornhuskers. Averaged over 42 yards per punt. Was such an impressive walk-on punter, he was offered a full football scholarship in 1994 by legendary coach Tom Osbourne. Had possible NFL potential as a punter, but decided to concentrate on baseball… Read more

NY Yankees – Not Dead Yet

NOT DEAD YET By BTJF NEW YORK – There is no more successful franchise in the history of recorded sports than the New York Yankees. Success, of course, breeds jealousy and resentment. It was true in the 1950s when comedian Joe E. Lewis said, “Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for U.S. Steel.” It… Read more

AL Central Preview: Anybody's Guess

by Mavrik Contributing Columnist In the age of exploding payrolls and spending wars between a few select baseball teams, no division in major league baseball represents the ideas of parity and “small marketness” more than the American League Central division. The division features 5 teams whose payrolls not only are no larger than $70 million… Read more

AL East Preview: King Kong vs. Godzilla?

by Tom Shane Content Editor The AL East is everything that is right and wrong about baseball. It’s right because Yanks-Red Sox is the best rivalry in sports….ever. They are two teams that push the rest of the league–or those who care about winning–to improve their rosters and their front office philosophies in order to… Read more

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