Monday Night Open Thread

Update on the search for a comment moderator and possibly a new writer(s): We received a ton of submissions and writing samples over the weekend. Way more than I expected. I’ve only just started to scratch the surface of reviewing them. The holidays are coming up, so my spare time is limited for the foreseeable future. My hope is to start replying to folks soon after New Years. Thanks to all those who applied.

Here is tonight’s open thread. The Panthers and Redskins are the Monday Night Football game, there are a handful of college basketball games on the schedule, and that’s it. None of the local hockey or basketball teams are in action. You all know what to do here, so do it.

Weekend Open Thread

Some news: we’re looking for a comment moderator and possibly a new writer(s). And yes, we will pay. You’re not going to get rich — at least not until I get rich! — but you won’t write for free either. If you’re interested, send writing samples (game recaps, analytical stuff, whatever) and anything else you think will help your case to riveraveblues (at) gmail (dot) com. Needless to say, knowledge of the Yankees and general baseball rules are a must. Serious inquires only. Thanks.

Here is the open thread for the weekend. Talk about the offseason or whatever else right here. Just no politics or religion please. Thanks.

Thursday Night Open Thread

A potential bullpen target came off the board earlier today. Ex-Yankee Mike Dunn inked a three-year deal with the Rockies that will pay him $19M. Wild. The Yankees were connected to Dunn earlier this winter as part of their search for a middle innings southpaw. The bullpen market is straight up bonkers these days. I wonder if we’ll see a market correction after some of these deals inevitably go bad?

Well, anyway, this is tonight’s open thread. The Rams and Seahawks are the Thursday night NFL game, plus all the local hockey and basketball teams are in action except the Nets. You’ve also got a whole bunch of college hoops as well. Talk about those games, the bullpen market, or anything else here.

Wednesday Night Open Thread

It’s too early to starting thinking seriously about the 2017 draft, but, if you’re interested,’s top 50 draft prospects is now live. The scouting reports are free. Keep in a mind a lot can and will change between now and the draft next June. The Yankees currently hold the 16th overall pick and will move up if the White Sox, Pirates, Marlins, Royals, or Astros sign a qualified free agent. That seems unlikely though. Mark Trumbo, Edwin Encarnacion, and Jose Bautista are the only unsigned qualified free agents at the moment. Maybe the Astros spend big a first baseman. Who knows.

Anyway, here is the open thread for the evening. The Nets are playing and there are three college basketball games on the schedule. That’s about it. You’re on your own for entertainment otherwise. Talk about whatever here.

Tuesday Night Open Thread

If you’re interested in such things, and I assume you are if you’re reading RAB, Jeff Sullivan examined Aroldis Chapman’s potential future. Namely, what happens when he inevitably starts to lose velocity? Throughout his career, Chapman has been much better when he sits 100+ in an outing than 97-98, though he was still really good even at the lower end of the velocity. Give it a read.

Here is tonight’s open thread. The Knicks, Rangers, and Islanders are all playing, and there are a handful of college basketball games on the docket too. You folks know how these things work by now, so have at it.

Monday Night Open Thread

Based on the roster at the official site, Matt Holliday will wear No. 17 with the Yankees. That was Ronald Torreyes‘ number this past season — Torreyes has no number listed at the moment — so hopefully he gets a nice watch out of it or something. Holliday wore No. 5 with the Rockies and Athletics, and both No. 15 and No. 7 with the Cardinals. All those numbers are retired by the Yankees though, so he had to pick something else. I guess 17 it is.

Here is the open thread for the evening. The Ravens and Patriots are the Monday Night Football game, plus the Nets are playing and there’s one college hoops game on as well. That’s all. Talk about anything and everything here, except politics and religion. Thanks in advance.

Weekend Open Thread

The Winter Meetings are over, but I haven’t had much time to catch up on my reading, so I don’t have any links to pass along this week. I instead offer you MLBTR’s list of potential 2018-19 free agents. That’s the monster Bryce Harper/Manny Machado class. It goes beyond them too. Second tier free agents like A.J. Pollock and D.J. LeMahieu would be the cream of the crop this year. Check it out and start drooling.

Friday: Here is your open thread for this chilly evening in New York. The Rangers, Devils, and Knicks are all playing, and there’s one college basketball game on as well. Talk about that stuff or anything else here.

Saturday: This is the open thread once again. The Islanders and Nets are playing, and there’s a bunch of college hoops going as well. Also, the Army-Navy game is on too, and that’s always cool. Have at it.

Sunday: For one last time, this is the open thread. The Rangers and Devils are playing (each other), the Knicks are out on the West Coast, plus there’s all the day’s NFL action too. And college basketball as well. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.