Thoughts On Aaron Boone Becoming Yankees Manager

Thoughts On Aaron Boone Becoming Yankees Manager

December 2, 2017

In what I’ll call at least semi-surprising news Friday night, several reports emerged that the New York Yankees are naming Aaron Boone as the franchise’s 35th all-time manager, replacing the departed Joe Girardi.  Boone was the winner in a six-person interview process that included Carlos Beltran, Hensley Muelens, Eric Wedge, Rob Thompson and Chris Woodward. … Read More

Yanks: Thoughts On Aaron Judge Not Winning MVP

Yanks: Thoughts On Aaron Judge Not Winning MVP

November 16, 2017

Earlier this week Aaron Judge won American League Rookie of the Year and was vying to be just the third player ever to win top rookie and MVP. It didn’t happen. Jose Altuve was named American League MVP Thursday evening, with Judge finishing a rather distant second. MORAN-ALYTICS TAKE: Let’s not get it twisted, Yankee … Read More

Thoughts On Joe Girardi Out As Yankees Manager

Thoughts On Joe Girardi Out As Yankees Manager

October 26, 2017

Considering how tantalizingly close the New York Yankees came to reaching the World Series, it somewhat took me back when the team today announced it wouldn’t renew Joe Girardi’s contract and that he’s out as manager. While Girardi not returning isn’t shocking, the fact the decision wasn’t mutual is unanticipated to say the least, to … Read More

“Cupcake” Jose Ramirez Should Delete His Twitter

“Cupcake” Jose Ramirez Should Delete His Twitter

October 12, 2017

Cleveland Indians third basemen Jose Ramirez is a great baseball player coming off a breakout regular season that’ll likely see him finish third in the American League MVP voting behind Jose Altuve and Aaron Judge.  Ramirez set career-highs by hitting .318 with 29 homers, 83 RBI, 107 runs scored and a .957 OPS. For all … Read More

Thoughts On Yankees Winning The ALDS

Thoughts On Yankees Winning The ALDS

October 12, 2017

I’m still pinching myself.  After the Yankees blew a five run lead and choked away game two to fall down 2-0 to the Indians, I figured the last thing I’d be doing Thursday morning was carving a reactionary piece following the Bombers pulling off one of, if not their most improbable comebacks I personally can … Read More

Hot Taekery: Thoughts On Yanks Acquiring Gray

Hot Taekery: Thoughts On Yanks Acquiring Gray

July 31, 2017

The New York Yankees swung for the fences on today’s MLB trade deadline, acquiring Sonny Gray from the Oakland A’s in exchange for prospects Jorge Mateo, Dustin Fowler and James Kaprielian. It wasn’t so much defining the Yanks as buyers or sellers, they’re quite obviously the former, but this was a long term actual baseball trade.  … Read More

Yanks Are Hot… And So Am I

Yanks Are Hot… And So Am I

July 26, 2017

The New York Yankees are hot again and considering it’s currently 93 degrees in my residence of Bradenton, Florida—I am as well. To hell with this heat! Seeing I’m sure you only care about the former, the Bombers used yet another splendid start by Luis Severino on the mound to coincide with the offense tallying … Read More

Hot Taekery: Thoughts On Yanks/White Sox Trade

Hot Taekery: Thoughts On Yanks/White Sox Trade

July 19, 2017

If there were any doubt the Yankees would be buyers or sellers before the July 31 MLB trade deadline, it was resolved emphatically Tuesday night by general manager Brian Cashman.  The Yanks undoubtedly have entered “win now” mode after dealing three prospects including prized 2016 first-rounder Blake Rutherford to the Chicago White Sox for infielder … Read More

Yanks Injuries, Shitty Pen Becoming A Problem

Yanks Injuries, Shitty Pen Becoming A Problem

June 17, 2017

Suddenly, the overachieving 2017 New York Yankees have problems. They’re getting drilled with injuries.  Gary Sanchez (groin) and Aaron Hicks (Achilles) appear to have dodged a bullet and are considered day-to-day, but valuable relief pitcher Adam Warren wasn’t so lucky, as he was placed on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.  Things aren’t great … Read More

MoranAlytics’ Must Reads For 6/13/17

MoranAlytics’ Must Reads For 6/13/17

June 13, 2017

BILLS:  A few days old but well worth reading if you haven’t already, Buffalo News reporter Vic Carucci has an excellent story on Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus finding it a challenge to play for new DL coach Mike Waulfe, who became a star as a Los Angeles Rams coach on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” … Read More