Thurman Munson's Hall-of-Fame Case (Part 1 - Quotes)

Thurman Munson's Hall-of-Fame Case (Part 1 - Quotes)

After my article stating that Thurman Munson deserves to be in the Hall-of-Fame was published, the Munson HOF Committee reached out to me with more information outlining Thurman Munson’s case for enshrinement.

This week we’re publishing some of the data and resources compiled by the Munson HOF Committee.

Today’s post looks at quotes from writers, media members, managers, and players focusing on Thurman Munson’s greatness and his Hall-of-Fame case.

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A Way to Provide 40-Man Roster Relief

A Way to Provide 40-Man Roster Relief

It is well known that the Yankees are in a bind this off-season with regards to making space on the 40-man roster.  The Yankees have compiled some very interesting talent in the minor league system, but the current 40-man roster situation dictates that the Yankees will be forced to allow some of this talent to be exposed to the Rule 5 draft later this off-season.  That calculation does not even factor in the guys that the Yankees will need to designate for assignment if they intend to sign any Free Agents, including re-signing some of their own players.  Add in the fact that the Yankees also have high-end minor league talent, like Deivi Garcia, that needs to be added to the 40-man roster this winter, and the Yankees do not have any room to hang on to players who are not likely to contribute to the 2020 team as part of a World Series effort.

This reality has some interesting implications for multiple players on the Yankees’ 40-man roster, like Greg Bird.  Still other decisions should be far easier.  With that in mind, one player has become the elephant in the room that few are talking about: Jacoby Ellsbury.

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Birthday Baseball (A New Occasional Series) - Game 1, July 12, 1968

Birthday Baseball (A New Occasional Series) - Game 1, July 12, 1968

As I thought about the long winter months, I came up with a new feature for the blog, one that is as obscure as it promises to be fun. I decided I'd look back on some specific Yankees played in years gone by.

I thought, "I wonder if anything exciting happened for the Yankees on the day I was born and then on any of my birthdays..."

And with that, this series was born.

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SSTN on the Bronx Beat Podcast - Pitching, Pitching, and More Pitching

Host EJ Fagan welcomes Mike Whiteman and Paul Semendinger of Start Spreading the News as they discuss potential free agent signings of Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, Madison Baumgarner, Zack Wheeler, and others.