Tag: Giancarlo Stanton

MLB Opening Day Is Here! Updates on Yankees, Mets and Houston Astros

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SPANISH HARLEM – Finally. Today we get the first game in professional sports since March and baseball fans are excited to see what this weird and unusual MLB season will produce. Opening Day, just 4 months late… The New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers are still the favorites to make the World Series […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Sports are Almost Back – Weirdness in the NBA Bubble, NHL August Insanity, Short MLB Season with Quirks

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The Bubble with Ugly Anna, Undisclosed Location: Don’t look now folks, but we are a mere two days from baseball and a little over a week away from basketball and hockey. Giddy effin up. Our national nightmare of no team sports is nearly over. NBA players didn’t hesitate to start whining about the torturous conditions […]

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Top 3 Questions for New York Yankees Fans as Baseball Resumes

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SPANISH HARLEM – Yesterday marked the first day baseball players were able to begin the second part of what is normally called Spring Training. I’m sure guys were working out and getting their pitching or hitting in before but now it will be more accustomed to what they are used to. Teams will have most […]

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Yankees Expectations vs Health, More Astros Poop

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SPANISH HARLEM – Yeah, everybody and their sister (including everybody here) has offered their two cents on the Houston Astros and the cheating scandal but sorry, I have to chime in.We’ll have that, plus a look at the team that was arguably impacted the most by this debacle, the Bronx Bombers. ASTROS: You have a […]

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Sports in 2023: $$$Sickening MLB Contracts Vs Beer Money, Fan Attendance

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NEW YORK, NY – Four years from now, in a town about 35 miles beyond the Yankee Stadium Affordable Zone, the following conversation will likely be held between MeetTheMatts.com alumni/current staff, looking back on the $$$Sickening MLB Contracts signed way back in 2019: Junoir Blaber: [Half-paying attention while typing on very old Blackberry] Hey man, […]

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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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Big Ben: Questionable Yankees ALCS Roster, NFL Missteps re Flags, PI Challenge

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BRONX, NY: You’re probably here expecting a boring 1,500 words on the Yankees’ chances. Not today my loyal reader(s)… But I’ll find some way to bore you, rest assured. Let’s go with the Yankees ALCS Roster and stupidity re the NFL Flag-Fest & Pass Interference Challenge Rule. Houston, We Have a Roster Problem Instead of […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: DJ LaMahieu is the MVP and Bryce Harper is a Bust. Right?

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Bronx, NY: DJ LeMahieu was an under-the-radar signing by the Yankees, expected to be a utility man and depth player. Bryce Harper was the off-season’s prized free agent, signing a $330 million dollar deal with the Phillies. LeMahieu had an MVP caliber season, while Harper was booed by the home crowd on opening day and […]

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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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