Replacing a legendary coach/manager is an almost impossible task

David Moyes is the latest example of a coach/manager learning how unenviable it truly is to be the replacement for the legend. But why is it that way?

Baseball's weekend brawl and benching

Bryce Harper’s benching wasn’t just about his lack of hustle. Carlos Gomez’s pimping is going to get him or one of his teammates hurt.

How rebuilding National League teams are faring in 2014

The Cubs are unwatchable; the Marlins are surprisingly talented; the Mets are in the final year of their rebuild before they’ll be expected to contend.

Analysis of the Mets' trade of Ike Davis

The Mets needed to trade Ike Davis and the Pirates couldn’t continue with Travis Ishikawa as their lefty-hitting first baseman. The deal was best for everyone involved for a multitude of reasons.

How rebuilding American League teams are faring in 2014

There’s more than one way to rebuild a team. These are the various American League teams rebuilding, how they’re doing and how it’s going.

Dirk Hayhurst's piece on racism in baseball

Is the drop from Mariano Rivera to pitcher X the biggest in baseball history?

Looking through the best players in baseball history by position, the argument could be made that the most precipitous drop has been from Mariano Rivera to the pitchers that are trying to replace him.

For the Yankees, a bad day or an ominous warning sign?

The Yankees got hammered yesterday and much of the blame was placed at the limited area which Derek Jeter can now cover defensively. Criticizing Jeter - even justifiably - has turned into an extensive preamble with jock sniffing, laudatory compliments and idol worship. None of that covers the fact that he can barely move at shortstop and is 40-years-old.

The Daniel Murphy paternity controversy

Daniel Murphy and any MLB player has the collectively bargained right to three days paternity leave. End of story.

Eduardo Nunez goes from Eliot Ness to Houdini

Eduardo Nunez was once considered untouchable by the Yankees. Now they’ve made him disappear and still won’t admit that their evaluation about him was wrong.