Tag: Dellin Betances

Replacement Matt: Notes for New Mets Owner Steve Cohen and Bobby Bonilla

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WEST BROOKLYN, NJ – Yes kids, Santa has come early this year and granted all the good little Mets boys and girls wishes… The Wilpons are selling their stake in the team to the man who will be the wealthiest owner in all sports. No more penny-pinching and dumpster-diving. No more being just good enough […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Yankees Post-Mortem, Fingers of Blame, Refuting Lazy Storylines

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SUCKSVILLE, NY – After a brutal, nut punch, rollercoaster loss to the Astros in Game 6 of the ALCS, the fingers of blame are pointing. In what was billed as a battle of the Yankees bullpen vs the Astros starters, most seem content to let that be the consensus narrative. The Yankees lost because they […]

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Update of Yankees Injuries and My Thoughts on Eli Manning

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SPANISH HARLEM – The New York Yankees inch ever closer to the playoffs but not without the injury bug hitting them yet again. Gary Sanchez pulled his groin trying to steal a base (WHY?) and Edwin Encarnacion has a strain oblique, while both are important pieces to the lineup, Encarnacion seems to be the one […]

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Injury Updates on Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Severino and Dellin Betances; Will They Have Any Impact on The Playoffs

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SPANISH HARLEM – The New York Yankees have dealt with an abundance of injuries this season. There have been key players hurt and a few that remain injured to this day. Today I will specifically discuss three very important pieces that manager Aaron Boone hopes to get back this season. LUIS SEVERINO This was the […]

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September Sports: MLB Playoffs Races, NFL Hopes, Hockey Heating Up?

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NEW YORK, NY – This weekend brings the unofficial end of summer. The kids will be back to school after the Labor Day Weekend. The days will get shorter and cooler. And we’ll be entering the best time of year for sports. Baseball is sprinting towards the playoffs as the final month of the regular […]

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Big Ben: Are Yankees Built for Post-Season? Refuting Red-Face Johnny & Haters

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STAMFORD, CT – I went out to run some errands on Saturday – some real and some invented – to give me time to have a beer and catch a few innings of the New York Yankees game when my twin toddlers finally went down for a nap. But much to my dismay, my local […]

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Yankees Soar on Orioles Wings, Mets Make Splash

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NEW YORK, NY – Let’s talk some baseball…  It’s a shame the Yankees can’t play the Orioles every game. The Bombers are coming off of a 4-game sweep of the O’s and won 17 out of 19 against Baltimore for the season, including the last 16 in a row. The Yanks averaged almost eight runs […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Aaron Boone Goes F**king Savage on Rookie Ump

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Roswell, New Mexico: We’re only about a month and a half away from “Raid Area 51” on September 20th and my bags are backed. But as the originator is now talking about turning it into a music festival, I don’t think he’s the right person to lead this raid. I’d like to suggest an alternative; […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Five Bold-ish Predictions for the Rest of the Year – Yankees, Rangers, Giants, Pelicans, Blues

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Prescient City, USA: A few weeks ago I predicted the NY Rangers trade for Jacob Trouba would prevent them from signing a big free agent like Artermi Panarin because of salary cap ramifications. Yeah, just a bit outside with that one. But I’m not one to waddle in misery, so let’s get off the mat […]

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Big Ben Whitney: Gronk-tirement, Giants’ Draft, deGrom Caution,Yankees’ Roster Tweaks

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STAMFORD, CT – We’re just a few days away from opening day, not counting whatever happened in Japan, and a month from the NFL draft. So, let’s talk about Rob Gronkowski hanging ‘em up, the NY Giants endless draft options, Jacob deGrom, and the Yankees’ Opening Day roster. The Gronk Even for the biggest Pats […]

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