Personal Catchers: Noah Syndergaard Isn’t Wrong, BUT…

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and www.Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. – Look, the idea of a pitcher having a ‘personal catcher’ is not a new one.  It is not a revolutionary concept. It is also not going away because, quite frankly, for some pitchers, it works. Andy Pettitte, whose #46 was retired in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park in…

NEW YORK JETS: “I Can Basically do what I want”, Gase-Closed.

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and www.Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. – Especially in the New York market, a refreshing, honest take from a player or coach after a game is not only welcomed, but embraced.  Players and coaches that take the “Derek Jeter route” are often labeled as ‘vanilla’. Which, is not a bad thing in the tri-state…

NEW YORK YANKEES: Aaron Boone, Deserving of ‘AL Manager of the Year’?

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and www.Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. – People consider New York Yankees’ second-year skipper Aaron Boone out of the running for 2019 Major League Baseball’s American League winner of Manager of the Year. Why? Simply because of the fact that the Yankees have the league’s third highest payroll, at $217,957,521. Ken Rosenthal, sportswriter and reporter, in…

Players’ Weekend: Atlanta Braves Put Arctic-White-Wearing New York Mets on Ice

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and www.Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) QUEENS, NEW YORK- Should a movie of the 2019 Mets be created, All-Star infielder Jeff McNeil has a ‘highly original’ title for it. “Great Comeback… or something like that” he suggested to me with a shrug and a smile. But on this particular weekend, a better title might be “Sweep Dreams”….

Players Embrace MLB Players’ Weekend, Despite Monochromatic Uniform Failure

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and www.Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) QUEENS, NEW YORK- It is Major League Baseball’s Players’ Weekend and not everyone is thrilled about this year’s digs.  MLB opted for a brand-new design for this year’s uniforms reminiscent of the National Football League’s Color Rush uniforms. Every away team across the MLB donned a head-to-toe black uniform while every home…

NEW YORK YANKEES: With Houston…We Have a Problem

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and www.Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY-  The New York Yankees, with well-documented (through recent years) starting pitching needs, did not get themselves a starting pitcher at the 2019 trade deadline.  The Houston Astros, already having a better team pitching staff than the Yankees, did.  In fact, the Astros traded for: SP Aaron Sanchez…

NEW YORK GIANTS: Top Concerns Entering 2019 Season

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and www.Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY- Let’s cut right to it: there is an air of uneasiness and uncertainty surrounding the New York Giants this season. Las Vegas odds-makers have them at 100-1 to win Super Bowl LIV- the same as their MetLife Stadium roommates, the New York Jets. For whatever reason, the…

NEW YORK JETS: Top Concerns Entering 2019 Season

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and www.Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY- The New York Jets still own 100-1 odds to win Super Bowl LIV (Sunday, February 2 in Miami, Florida), but don’t tell them that. There is a tangible air of optimism surrounding the Jets. In fact in recent months, there are a lot of pieces that have…

NEW YORK METS: Trade Deadline Evaluation

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and www.Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY- Of all teams, the New York Mets kicked off the 2019 Trade Season on July 28th (three days before the deadline) when the Toronto Blue Jays traded RHP Marcus Stroman and cash to New York Mets for LHP Anthony Kay and RHP Simeon Woods Richardson.  In doing…

NEW YORK YANKEES: Trade Deadline Evaluation

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and www.Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY- The Yankees have the 27th ranked team pitching statistics since the All Star Break. Sure, the injury bug has bitten four of their starting pitchers- the earliest is expected to return on August 7- seven days away: Jonathan Loaisiga: Expected to be out until at least August…

NEW YORK GIANTS: Aldrick Rosas Proactive Against Complacency, Pro Bowl ‘Hangover’

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and www.Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) NORTH CALDWELL, N.J.- On the eve of professional football’s 2019 training camp opening, Aldrick Rosas enters his third NFL season as the only kicker listed on the New York Giants’ roster. In March, coming off a record-setting, Pro Bowl season, he signed a one-year, $645,000 deal to remain with Big Blue. “I…

NEW YORK GIANTS: Zak DeOssie Reflects on Career with Big Blue

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and www.Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) NORTH CALDWELL, N.J.- In March, Zak DeOssie, two-time Super Bowl winning New York Giant, inked a one-year deal to remain with the team through the 2019-2020 season. Obviously excited, he took to Twitter to shout the news to his nearly eleven thousand followers. Almost half of them took the time to…