Coaches, scouts, GMs and fantasy baseball players are quickly changing their strategies to incorporate more player and team stats. Everyone is talking about it, everyone is embracing it, and everyone has seen the movie, Moneyball.
It is easy to look back and find players who perhaps had higher batting averages, or more stolen bases, or even have done more philanthropic work. But what Jeter leaves behind is his ability to do it all. He is the whole package.
You may be the type that forgoes a hot dog at the baseball game to fit in your suit the next day at the beach but in some cases a hot dog might not be the worst thing to put in your mouth if it keeps you from spewing out some discourteous words at your Little Leaguer's baseball game.
Yes, I know we have of the games left in the 2014 MLB regular season. But still, somebody has to predict who will taking home baseball's biggest awards by season's end (and who'd deserve these awards if the season ended today).
The generous folks from the New York Racing Association were kind enough to invite me to the Belmont Stakes last Saturday. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink, and you can lead me to free champagne and wonder what the heck you're going to serve the other guests.
Many are quick to express the sentiment that when the Yankees spend much more than anyone else on talent it is bad for baseball. I am going to note that the Tanaka signing is quite good for competitive balance in baseball.
My own view on ballplayers players using steroids and human growth hormones (HGH) was one mostly of disinterest. I will not be compromised into thinking such issues pose measurable threats to America's future.