Archive for January 25, 2011

A Quick Overview of the Yankees Offseason

Posted in Yankees on January 25, 2011 by sammywestside

Oh god not Pavano!

Yes the Yankees actually almost signed Carl Pavano! Thank god they didn’t and that’s all on that situation…

The 2011 offseason in Major League Baseball has been highlighted by anyone but the Yankees. Any talk has been about how they have done nothing, and how they are in big trouble. So today I will go through all the moves they’ve made and discuss my opinions of what they have done, and what they need to do to get over the top this season.

The first step of the offseason for the Yankees was re-signing Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter. Although the dealings with Jeter got a bit rocky for a while, in the end it worked out. The contracts for both players might have been well above the market value, but it is the Yankees obligation to pay these stars their due for all the years they’ve played victoriously for the Bronx Bombers.

The Yankees have also signed five free agents this offseason. Lets go through them one by one:

First the Yankees signed Mark Prior, an interesting move that probably will have no effect on the 2011 season. Prior hasn’t pitched in the majors for years, but there is no fault in giving a guy with such talent a chance. I actually love when teams do this kind of thing. It’s a low risk, high reward situation. When you spend hundreds of millions every year on players, why not give a few guys with potential a shot for a few hundred thousand dollars?

Next the Yankees signed Pedro Feliciano, the former Met. This is a good signing in my opinion. A reliable lefty, Feliciano can eat alot of innings for the Yankees, and effectively. While the Yankees already have lefties in Boone Logan and Damaso Marte, Logan has been inconsistent and Marte is injured and might not be back until midseason. Any help is needed in the bullpen and Feliciano will be a help for sure.

Next, the Yankees got additional help in the bullpen with Rafael Soriano. Soriano is the biggest deal of the offseason but many people have complained the Yankees oversigned for him. I really don’t think they did because he was going to get a big deal this offseason, the only thing is he will be setting up Rivera. Now with him, the Yankees bullpen is the best in baseball, which they need considering the starting pitching situation.

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Knicks Snap Six Game Losing Streak

Posted in Knicks on January 25, 2011 by EAST SIDE RYNO

After that awful road trip, I wouldn’t have been surprised if the Knicks handed the Wizards their first road win of the season last night. But just when we thought the Knicks were on the decline, they exploded offensively. Having been held to 18 points the last two games, Stoudemire dropped his expected 30 points with a solid nine rebounds. Felton regained his touch dropping 17 points to go with his 15 assists. More importantly, the Knicks only turned the ball over 11 times. If they play with this kind of fire for the rest of the season, Knicks fans should be pumped the next couple of months. This is Knickerbocker basketball at its finest. Let’s hope the Knicks can get hot and take advantage of an injury-depleted Miami Heat squad Thursday night on TNT.

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Happy Anniversary to 5 Borough Sports!

Posted in Other on January 25, 2011 by EAST SIDE RYNO

The birth of 5 Borough Sports took place exactly one year ago today. We would like to thank all the fans for supporting us daily. Today, our fan base is stronger than ever and we look forward to having another great year!