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Could there be a third team in New York? (Courtesy of Wikimedia)

A Third Team in New York?

September 22, 2016

By Peter Valentino During last year’s All-Star break in Cincinnati, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred commented on many different topics, including the idea of expansion and the stadium dilemmas with the Tampa Bay Rays. ...

Arenado and Machado are two star third basemen. (Courtesy of Wikimedia)

The Third Baseman Era

September 22, 2016

By Matthew Michaels We are unknowing witnesses to a bright spot in baseball history in regards to third base. The hot corner stands alone as the least represented position in Cooperstown, but in the modern game, elite t...

Hanley Ramirez has been a dangerous hitter for the Red Sox this season. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Han-Ram Dooms Yankees

September 22, 2016

By Drew Casey  After this past weekend in Boston, you can bet the Yankees asked whether there is indeed an “I” in team. Entering a four-game set last Thursday at Fenway Park, the Bronx Bombers were just t...

Rich Hill was pulled while throwing a Perfect Game (Courtesy of Wikimedia)

Roberts’ Tough Decision

September 14, 2016

By Matthew Michaels Few, if any, events in sports are more compelling and attention-worthy as a perfect game. Pitchers will push themselves through anything to be one of the select few to be eternall...

Mike Trout is a transcendent player, and the hapless Angels should try to get whatever they can for him. (Courtesy of Wikimedia).

The Angels Should Trade Mike Trout

September 14, 2016

By Peter Valentino  At the beginning of the year, not many people had the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim doing a whole lot this year. Their pitching staff is rather geriatric and their ...

From the Desk of Patrick Costello, Assistant Sports Editor

From the Desk of Patrick Costello, Assistant Sports Editor

September 14, 2016

By Patrick Costello One of the most overused tropes in sports is that baseball is boring because it takes too long. A 2014 report by Major League Baseball concluded that an average nine-inning game lasted about ...

Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard has been a major contributor for the Mets this season. (Courtesy of Wikimedia).

Overtime: On the New York Mets

September 14, 2016

By Sam Belden These mid-2010s New York Mets teams are a strange breed. Clearly, they’ve had some talented players, but that hasn’t stopped them from experiencing long stretches of poor play and hi...

Will We See October Baseball in New York?

September 7, 2016

By Drew Casey Nearly seven months ago, pitchers and catchers reported for Major League Baseball spring training. It marked the end of the absence of America’s pastime since the Royals handled th...

Second-year outfielder Michael Conforto has been a force for the Mets this season. (Courtesy of Wikimedia)

Mets Offense Flowers Early

May 4, 2016

By Jack McLoone  Until they acquired Yoenis Cespedes at the trade deadline, the 2015 Mets had a listless offense with a dominant pitching staff. In the first half, they ranked third to last in base...

Ryan McNally leads the Rams in most offensive categories, including home runs, RBIs and doubles. (Courtesy of Ryan McNally)

Senior Profile: Ryan McNally

May 4, 2016

By Sam Belden  Ryan McNally has been a big reason for Fordham Baseball’s success this season. Currently playing his final season in maroon and white, the global finance graduate student is enjoying a car...

Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon was suspended for 80 games last week.

PEDs Remain Major Problem for MLB

May 4, 2016

By Matthew Michaels  The Steroid Era in baseball is over. Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds are Major League hitting coaches. Alex Rodriguez is 40 years old and a redeemed happy-go-lucky designated hitter. ...

Noah Syndergaard and the Mets are off to a 16-8 start through May 2. (Courtesy of Wikimedia)

How Much Better is This Year’s Mets Team?

May 4, 2016

By Peter Valentino  On April 12, the Mets sat in fourth place with a 2­-5 record. It concerned Mets fans everywhere that they were losing to the Phillies and the Marlins, but it was nothing to raise comm...

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