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Your browser does not support iframes.Twenty years ago tonight, I was parked in front of the tiny little rabbit ears television in my bedroom watching the Yankees win the damn World Series. That was the team’s first championship of my lifetime and I’m pretty sure I’ll love that 1996 team more than I’ll ever love […] The post Wednesday Night Open Thread appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Last year, the Yankees qualified for the postseason thanks largely to Mark Teixeira‘s resurgent season. He rebounded from brutal second half in 2014 to hit .255/.357/.548 (143 wRC+) with 31 home runs in 111 games in 2015. Unfortunately, a foul ball to the leg ended Teixeira’s season in August. He suffered a small fracture in […] The post The End of Mark Teixeira’s Career [2016 Season Review] appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
For the third time in the last four seasons, the Yankees missed the playoffs in 2016. They did stay in the race longer than I expected, which I guess is better than nothing. Despite another postseason-less season, the Yankees recorded several memorable moments in 2016, including more than a few walk-off home runs. Those are […] The post The Yankees’ Five Biggest Hits of 2016 appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Cubs vs. Indians. Dream match-up. Let’s Go Base-ball! Picture by Bags
Your browser does not support iframes.At long last, the 2016 World Series finally begins tonight in Cleveland. The Indians have homefield advantage over the 103-win Cubs because a few Royals took Johnny Cueto deep in the All-Star Game. Cool system. Corey Kluber and Jon Lester will be on the mound in a matchup of true […] The post Tuesday Night Open Thread appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
For all the attention the Yankees received this year for selling at the deadline and going young in the second half, the youth movement actually started last season. Rather than make a trade to aid the 2015 postseason push, the Yankees called up some of their very best prospects and gave them prominent roles in […] The post Luis Severino’s Big Step Back [2016 Season Review] appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Yesterday afternoon, the Yankees announced extensive upgrades designed to make Yankee Stadium more fan friendly. There will be seven new social gathering spaces, a kids zone, and “dynamic food and beverage areas.” Construction will begin this week and the renovations are expected to be done in time for next season. “We have listened to our […] The post Yankees announce extensive ballpark upgrades, making Yankee Stadium more fan friendly appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Your browser does not support iframes.Once again, there is no baseball tonight. The World Series doesn’t start until tomorrow. The Cubs look pretty much unstoppable right now, but I’m rooting for the Cleveland Andrew Millers, so hopefully we get an upset. I’ve always kinda pictured the Cubs team that ends their title drought being a […] The post Monday Night Open Thread appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Now that we’re into October, it’s time for another edition of our MLBTR Archives series. I forgot to do this earlier in the month, so my bad for the tardiness. Anyway, the entire point of his monthly series is to look back at trade and free agent rumors from five years ago to see how […] The post Revisiting the MLBTR Archives: October 2011 appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Two years ago the Yankees faced an uncertain future at shortstop following Derek Jeter‘s retirement. The last year or two of Jeter’s career weren’t great, he was a below-average hitter at that point, but there was something comforting knowing he was going to be the guy at the position. Shortstop’s important! That’s not a spot […] The post The Continually Improving of Didi Gregorius [2016 Season Review] appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
2016 Season Record: 84-78 (680 RS, 702 RA, 79-83 pythag. record), 5.0 GB of postseason spot Top stories from last week: The Blue Jays had interest in Carlos Beltran prior to the trade deadline. The qualifying offer system may change as part of the upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement. Aaron Judge (oblique) is apparently already healthy […] The post Fan Confidence Poll: October 24th, 2016 appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
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The World Series With the Chicago Cubs clinching the NL pennant, earning a spot in the World Series opposite the Cleveland Andrew Millers, one of the two longest World Series droughts in baseball will come to an end. Many have noted all the stuff that’s happened since the Cubs had last been in the Fall […] The post Random Thoughts appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
So here we are. The Chicago Cubs are on the verge of going to the...
Your browser does not support iframes.The Arizona Fall League is in full swing and the various Caribbean winter leagues are getting underway as well. Before we get to the winter ball action, here are some minor league links and notes: LHP Nestor Cortes has been added to the Scottsdale Scorpions roster, according to the AzFL […] The post DotF: Gleyber Torres raking in the Arizona Fall League appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Happy Friday folks, assuming you can read this and aren’t stuck with the massive internet outage sweeping across the country. I haven’t been able to check Twitter for hours. It’s quite liberating, I must say. Anyway, there is no baseball this evening. It’s a travel day for the NLCS. The Dodgers and Cubs will be […] The post Weekend Open Thread appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
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The Yankees opened the season with maybe the most dominant bullpen trio in baseball history. For a few months a lead after six innings was close to an automatic win. Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller, and Aroldis Chapman protected basically every lead they were given. The Yankees weren’t very good overall, but they always had the […] The post The Second Half Setup Men [2016 Season Review] appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
I don’t have a ton of free time today, but I have enough to squeeze in a chat later this afternoon. See you at 2:30pm ET. The post Friday chat reminder appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
I’ve got 14 questions in the mailbag this week. RABmailbag (at) gmail (dot) com is the place to send us questions at any time. Michael asks: The Cubs right now have a surplus of position players, and it seems either Jorge Soler or Ben Zobrist will be the odd man out. Do you think the […] The post Mailbag: Cubs, Torres, Mateo, Miller, Judge, Bird, Tigers appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
The Cleveland Andrew Millers are going to the World Series! Cleveland beat the Blue Jays in Game Five of the ALCS yesterday to win the pennant. They await the winner of the Dodgers-Cubs series. Those two clubs will play Game Five of the NLCS tonight (8pm ET on FOX Sports 1). Kenta Maeda and Jon […] The post Thursday Night Open Thread appeared first on River Avenue Blues.