When it comes to acquiring talent, New York Yankees' general manager, Brian Cashman, is usually operating from a position of strength, be it financially or with his strong farm system that he has carefully cultivated over the past 7-8 years. The Pinstripes own the best record and baseball and with Tuesday's trade deadline looming, the Yankees go in with plenty of chips to play with. That is why names like Juan Soto, Tyler Mahle and Frankie Montas are all within the playbook of Cashman.
Matt Quatraro has been in professional baseball for 24 years. 16 of those seasons have been coaching. In his early coaching days, Quatraro would spend off-seasons volunteer coaching for the University at Albany Great Danes baseball team. Matt is a smart man. He is easy to be around. He is a team oriented and understands an organization's structure and each individual's role in its success. That is the baseball business today. That's the kind of person, if I had Steve Cohen's bank account, I would have representing my $2.5 billionaire dollar team on the field. Oh, and Matt's a competitor to the core and knows how to win at the Major League Level. Louis Rojas unfortunately didn't have that experience.
Sometimes you meet people that change your life. When you are lucky enough to realize it and keep that person in your life, well, then you have something special. About a month ago, I read an article in the New York Times sports section by freelance writer Alex Coffey. The story was about baseball Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson and J.J. Guinn, the police officer/part-time scout that changed Mr. Henderson's life and kept changing it.
Scary moment in the A's/Angels game last night. Angels Jefry Marte lost grip of his bat mid-swing as it wound up hitting umpire Paul Emmel in the head. Emmel was left bloody, but was alert as trainers for both teams assisted the umpire in making sure he was alright...
The New York Yankees are finally firing on all cylinders. The Bombers completed their sweep of the Oakland A's on Sunday as they won 5-4 behind Michael Pineda's bounce-back performance.
Pineda struggled mightily thus far this season, but seemed to find his stuff against the A's...
The New York Yankees lost another tough game last night to the Oakland A's. After getting a decent outing from Michael Pineda (who oddly enough has been a bit of a bright spot thus far with his performance) the Yankees gave up a pair of hits in the 11th inning that led to the A's scoring that much needed run that ended up being the game-winner as Oakland won 3-2 in 11 innings.
La Salle graduate J.P. Sportman continues to impress at Oakland Athletics spring training. The 2014 draft pick from Central Connecticut hit his second home run of the spring on Wednesday against the Angels.
Sportman crushed this ball to deep left center, proving that the good OF also has some serious pop at the plate...
All week at 1045theteam.com we are helping to welcome back baseball season!
We are talking with our Capital Region products who are at -- or about to report to -- spring training.
Today we talked with La Salle graduate and Central Connecticut product, J...
The University of Virginia topped the University of Maryland last night in Game 3 of the Charlottesville Super Regional to advance to the 2014 NCAA College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
The 11-2 win for the Cavaliers (49-14) means that Shenendehowa graduate Branden Cogswell will be playing in the World Series just one week after getting drafted in the 7th round of the MLB draft by the Oakland Athlet
Shenendehowa graduate Murphy Smith opened up his season with the Midland Rockhounds on Thursday.
The Rockhounds are the AA affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. Smith has already thrown 3.2 hitless innings.
Smith is one of several Capital Region natives trying to make their way to the big leagues including CBA pitcher Greg Holle (Brewers, AA), Burnt Hills pitcher Dave Fischer (Nationals, A), and Bet