Derek Jeter

Was Jeter better than Nomar and ARod?

Was Jeter better than Nomar and ARod?
February 15, 2018 No Comments »

The career of Derek Jeter is a perfect illustration of the multitude of factors that go into a Hall of Fame discussion. And rightly so. The contemporary Nomar Garciaparra seemed to be better than or on par with Jeter in ... Read More »

Does defense matter in baseball?

Does defense matter in baseball?
December 1, 2017 No Comments »

The headline is click bait. Of course defensive matters in baseball. Doesn’t it? I’m writing this article because I noticed strange things while browsing Baseball-Reference.com recently. From 1996 to 2003, the New York Yankees won six pennants and four World ... Read More »

What the Hall of Fame elections will look like through 2022

What the Hall of Fame elections will look like through 2022
January 18, 2017 No Comments »

Today we learned that a trio of former big leaguers will get their plaques in Cooperstown during the last weekend in July. They are Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez, and Tim Raines. All three are worthy in my view. That makes ... Read More »

The 20 Greatest Yankees of all-time according to WAR

The 20 Greatest Yankees of all-time according to WAR
October 9, 2012 3 Comments »

I don’t know nearly enough about the “guts” of WAR to know whether it’s great, good, bad, pitiful, or somewhere in between. This IS NOT an article to discuss the merits of Wins Above Replacement (WAR), it’s an article to ... Read More »

New York Yankees All-Time Team

New York Yankees All-Time Team
July 24, 2012 1 Comment »

How do you make Ruth and Gehrig more fearsome? Put DiMaggio, Mantle, Winfield, Berra and ARod around them in this amazing dream lineup. Read More »

Yankees roster filled with future Hall of Famers

Yankees roster filled with future Hall of Famers
July 24, 2012 No Comments »

When Ichiro Suzuki bounced from one clubhouse to another on Monday in Seattle, he gave the New York Yankees another player destined for Cooperstown. Just how many future Hall of Famers do the current Bronx Bombers have? Ichiro long ago ... Read More »

The year Derek Jeter took a giant step toward the big leagues

The year Derek Jeter took a giant step toward the big leagues
March 31, 2011 No Comments »

In his second season in the Yankee organization, Derek Jeter committed 56 errors at shortstop for the Greensboro Hornets of the Sally League. Given his shoddy work with the leather, Jeter’s future as a professional ballplayer was uncertain. To top ... Read More »

Jeter faces tough odds in his late 30s

Jeter faces tough odds in his late 30s
December 8, 2010 No Comments »

Being the shortstop for the Yankees seems to be what Derek Jeter was born to do, but few players have ever played shortstop regularly for any team after the age of 36. In order for the Yankees to get their ... Read More »