Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Joe Rudi


It has long been reported that when Yankee owner George Steinbrenner was spending money on free agents, thwn Yankee manager had a preference for Joe Rudi over Reggie Jackson, Rudi was a solid outfielder  with a great throwing arm and was a solid clubhouse presence that would have fit in the Yankees like Thurman MunsonContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Joe Rudi”

Lester goes to the Cubs Six-year, $155 million


The most sought after free agent finally has a new home…Jon Lester formerly of the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland A’s will now call Chicago home. He agreed to a 6 year 155 million deal with the Cubs.  From published reports the bidding war for Lester was six-year, $155 million  for the lefty. TheContinue reading “Lester goes to the Cubs Six-year, $155 million”

Smallthoughts: Old school Tuesday …Wade Boggs


Wade Boggs was a classic case of a leadoff hitter with no speed and not enough power to hit lower in the lineup (sounds familiar Met Fans…Daniel Murphy) but Boggs went against type and turned out to be one of the best hitters in Baseball. Boggs won the American League Batting Title 5 times andContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old school Tuesday …Wade Boggs”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Carlton Fisk


Carlton Fisk is best known for the picture you see here with his waving homer run in the 1975 Wolrd series vs the Reds.At the time of his retirement in 1993, he held the record for most home runs all-time by a catcher with 351 (since passed by Mike Piazza). Fisk held the record forContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Carlton Fisk”

Stephen Drew signs with …Boston RedSox


He turned down what was the best offer he was going to get at 14 million from the Boston RedSox, so Stephen Drew became a free agent and thought he could get that or more, especially with teams like the New york Mets desperate to upgrade at short, would be willing to meet his askingContinue reading “Stephen Drew signs with …Boston RedSox”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jim Rice


Before sluggers started hitting 50 homer runs a year without breaking a sweat Jim Rice was hitting 40 a year and that was considered an monster year. He played his entire career(1974- 1989)on RedSox which is rare that players play their entire career with one team today. I always thought Jim Rice was a hallContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jim Rice”

Jacoby Ellsbury a Yankee…7 years 142 Million


The shuttle between Beantown and the Bronx continues from Babe Ruth to Luis Tiant to Mike Torres, to Wade Boggs to Roger Clemens to Johnny Damon now add Jacoby Ellsbury to the list. Ellsbury agreed to a 7 year deal with the Yankees for a 142 but with incentives could reach 153 million. The YankeesContinue reading “Jacoby Ellsbury a Yankee…7 years 142 Million”

MLB suspends Ryan Dempster five games for hitting A-Rod


For those of you who were looking for MLB to get Ryan Dempster, you got it…sort of . Dempster was suspensed for 5 games by MLB for hitting Alex Rodriquez. Here is the rub though, not only will he only miss a start but he will still get paid as well. So in a senseContinue reading “MLB suspends Ryan Dempster five games for hitting A-Rod”