At the age of 80 and after years of battling illness, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has passed away. Love him or hate him, Yankee fan or Yankee hater, you have to respect what he did for his organization and for the game of baseball.
I was born in New Jersey and one of my oldest memories as a child was being at Yankee Stadium. I remember, vividly, watching the merto train pass behind the right field bleachers. Years later, at the age of 14 and now living in California, I had a chance to go back to Yankee Stadium with my father for a special meet and greet with Hall of Fame Yankee Phil Rizzuto. But before we got to the suite where we would meet Mr. Rizzuto, we stood in a ground level hallway waiting for an elevator to take us up. When the elevator arrived and the doors opened, Mr. George Steinbrenner came walking out wearing his typical turtleneck and sport coat.
My eyes instantly widened and I felt as if that moment couldn't really be happening.
As I was heading out of town on Friday rumors of a Cliff Lee trade to the New York Yankees began to pick up speed. It looked as if the deal was all but done when the Rangers came in and pulled the rug out from underneath the Yanks offering up Justin Smoak plus prospects. Unfortunately, when the deal was completed I was well out of range to type or even use my phone for calling purposes.
Now that the dust has settled we can look back as well as look ahead and reflect on the final weekend before the all-star break.
We are just about to the All-Star break, which means that not only do most Major League players get a break from the daily grind, but fantasy owners as well. To this point in the season, teams have a pretty good idea if they can compete or not, but anything can happen in the season's second half.
I took this opportunity to invite every owner in the FB365 League to participate in a midseason roundtable Q&A. This gives us an opportunity to look all the way back to draft day as well as all the free agent additions and trades that have gone down in the season's first half.
Nine of the twelve teams participated and I think you'll find it quite interesting to see exactly how each owner has operated and what they think can happen as each battles for position the rest of the season.
On draft day, Wandy Rodriguez was seen as a reliable mid-round pick to stabilize any fantasy staff. Well, needless to say things have not gone according to plan.
Currently sitting with a 5.00 ERA and 1.55 WHIP, Wandy Rodriguez could possibly be available on your wavier wire. If you look at his last three outings you might see some signs that the best is yet to come, but is this hot streak for real?
Some disappointing outfielders may be starting to come around as a couple fantasy surprise pitchers run into trouble. That and more in today's Roto Recap...
It's that time of year again. With the All-Star Game right around the corner and the non-waiver trade deadline approaching fast, the closer carousel may being to pick up speed as August nears. Here is a look at some possible scenarios and their impact should a move be made.
The holiday weekend is over and as we get back to work the Major League season keeps on moving along toward it's mid-summer break. Here's a look back at some news and notes from Monday's games.
Every season, there are at least a few players that make for surprise all-stars. Jose Bautista and his 21 home runs and Matt Capps' 22 saves are examples of this. But did they make the FB365 Value All-Star team?
This team is comprised of players who were either late round picks on draft day or waiver wire gems.