Friday, November 21, 2008

nice job,mr. moose

Mussina a Hall of Famer?
Posted by Ed Valentine in New York Yankees
November 20th, 2008 at 8:00 am ET

With Mike Mussina of the New York Yankees ready to announce his retirement, the obvious question to ask is ‘has done enough to merit a plaque in Cooperstown?’

* 270 career victories.
* A 3.68 career ERA.
* A .638 winning percentage.
* Seventeen consecutive seasons of at least 10 wins.
* A 20 victory season at the age of 39.

Mussina was never the dominant pitcher in the league, and never won a Cy Young. He was almost always among the best, however.

Before last season I thought he was short of Hall of Fame caliber. Now, considering how the game has changed and that the 300-victory plateau should probably not be the benchmark, I’d say he should get in.

Highly-regarded writer Joe Posnanski makes the case for Mussina by comparing his career to that of Hall of Famer Juan Marichal. Posnanski also debunks the myth that Mussina was not a clutch pitcher.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

back on my nyy blog...

Yankees Top 10 Prospects 2009 Per Baseball America

One of the rare times that the print version of Baseball America provides the news before it’s on their site…as per the Nov 17-30, 2008 are the Yankees “Top 10″ Prospects for 2009, according to Baseball America:

1. Austin Jackson OF
2. Jesus Montero, C
3. Andrew Brackman, RHP
4. Austin Romine, C
5. Dellin Betances, RHP
6. Zach McAllister, RHP
7. Alfredo Aceves, RHP
8. Phil Coke, LHP
9. Mark Melancon, RHP
10. Bradley Suttle, 3B