Mets instructional league prospect report

A terrific piece giving updates from just-deposed Jared Banner on guys who appeared in Instructional League before it was shut down for Covid positive tests. Neither Pete Crow-Armstrong nor Isaiah Greene, the Mets’ respective first-round and second-compensation round picks from this year’s Draft, have disappointed in their introduction to pro ball, as both prep outfielders [...]

Larry Dierker interview

After mentioning Larry Dierker in today's column, I became curious as to why he never managed again. In searching for the answer why, I came across this terrific Q&A with Dierker, which I encourage everyone to read in its entirety. It has segments on his playing career, broadcasting career, managerial career and what he's doing [...]

Hall of Famer Whitey Ford, New York Yankees’ all-time wins leader, dies at age 91

Ford helped the Yankees win six World Series titles and 11 American League pennants in his 16 seasons. Ford had a career record of 236-106, setting the Yankees' record for victories. His career winning percentage of .690 is the best for any pitcher with at least 300 career decisions. Ford was the Cy Young Award [...]

Minors Officially Becomes Branch Of MLB

MLB released a statement today announcing their plans to transplant the minor league offices to MLB’s headquarters in New York City, per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times (via Twitter). Shaikin also notes that MLB is now referring to minor league clubs as “licensed affiliates.” J.J. Cooper of Baseball America provides MLB’s full statement [...]

NFL Do or Die Pool

For the past 15 or so years, a buddy of mine from Massachusetts has run a Do or Die pool. If you're not familiar with these, you pick one team to win each week. If your team wins, you advance to the next week. If your team loses, you're out of the pool. The only [...]

Josh Wilker on Tom Seaver

The criminally underrated Josh Wilker dives into his baseball card collection to make sense of Tom Seaver's passing and comes up with the 1975 Mets Team Card. I’m glad, in the end, that I ended up with this card. It’s not like the Seaver cards I have, or think I have, where he’s either in [...]