Showing posts from January, 2022

2022 Bronx Bomber Ball Hall of Fame mock vote

Tonight, there is a semblance of normal in the baseball world for the first time in nearly two months. The results of the 2022 BBWAA Hall of Fame vote will be revealed at 6 PM on MLB Network. And for the sixth consecutive year, the writers of Bronx Bomber Ball participated in a mock vote of our own. Photo Credit: Per BBWAA guidelines, each voter is allotted 10 votes, though they are not obligated to use all (or any) of them. Players that receive a vote on 75% of ballots cast will be enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.  This year’s ballot unquestionably holds the highest stakes we’ve seen in recent years. It’s the last call for some of the game’s greatest icons in Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa, whose candidacies have been shrouded by their use of steroids. Newcomers Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz, though beloved by their teams’ respective fanbases, were also linked to PEDs at points in their careers.  Nevertheless, our team largely decided that wasn’t en

NEWS: Yankees sign #1 International Prospect SS Roderick Arias

  Early Saturday morning, the New York Yankees agreed to terms with the #1 International Prospect , 17-year-old shortstop Roderick Arias. Per sources, the deal will be for $4 million – a huge chunk of the club’s $5.18 million International Signing Bonus Pool – but one necessary to land a prospect as highly touted as Arias.  The Yankees were rumored to be the favorites as early back as last summer, but the deal was reported on the 15th. The Yankees have not formally announced the deal yet. Per MLB Pipeline, using their 20-80 scale, Arias has a 60-hit grade and 55 grade in all other categories (power, run, arm, fielding).   He is a true five-tool player and a dangerous asset for the Yankees to add to the pipeline along with other top prospects Jasson Dominguez and Anthony Volpe.   At just 17 years of age, Arias is not considered a threat to make the Major League club any time soon, so his addition should not block Volpe’s path to the Bronx, or perhaps the addition of superstar fre

News: Yankees hire first female minor-league manager

As first reported by Lindsay Adler Sunday evening, the Yankees organization hired 34-year-old Rachel Balkovec to fill the role of manager of the Yankees' Low-A Tampa Tarpons ball club. Photo Credit: Major League Baseball (via Twitter)