Monthly Archives: July 2014

July 18

Three Quick Takeaways from the Astros’ Failure to Sign Aiken and Nix

As most are aware, the Astros failed to sign Brady Aiken and Jacob Nix by today’s signing deadline, with both the Astros and the MLBA (via Tony Clark) issued statements. 1.  Jacob Nix really got hosed. If the facts are correct and both sides agreed to a deal ($1.5 million) without qualifiers (i.e., he was […]

July 17

The Brady Aiken Situation Could Have Future Consequences for the Astros

As numerous sources have reported, the first overall pick in this year’s Major League Baseball draft, Brady Aiken, remains unsigned as Friday’s signing deadline quickly approaches.  The stated reason for this predicament is that, after agreeing upon a deal, a potential “elbow ligament” issue which was discovered during a routine physical.  Since the agreement was […]

July 15

Swing and a Miss: Random (Mostly Baseball) Thoughts on a Monday Night

Yesterday, Chien Ming Wang opted out of his minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds….the Yankees should be the first team he calls (no joking…have you seen the stats for the starters at Scranton-Wilkes Barre?) Todd Frazier made it to the finals of the home run derby by hitting one home run.  It immediately reminded […]

July 13

As the Trade Deadline Approaches, Can the the Yankees Be Buyers or Sellers?

In the wake of Masahiro Tanaka’s right elbow injury (which we now know to be a partially torn UCL ligament), people have been advocating for two exactly opposite strategies as the trade deadline approaches:  the Yankees should ramp up efforts to trade for impact players or, contrarily, the team should become wholesale sellers at the […]

July 08

The Napping Fan’s Defamation Lawsuit is a Swing and a Miss

I attempted to craft a catchy lede to this post regarding the lawsuit filed by the Yankee fan who fell asleep during the game, but I realized that any sentence I crafted would fall woefully short of the elegant synopsis provided in Andrew Rector’s Complaint (submitted without any corrections): On or about April 13, 2014, […]