Why is Roy Oswalt Still Available?

Former ace Roy Oswalt is still on the open market and the grapevine says that he’s only asking for a one year deal.  So why hasn’t Oswalt found a safe landing place thus far?  The simple answer seems to be that back problems have limited the number of teams willing to take a chance on the 34…

Time is ticking on Yankees, CC Sabathia

As we’ve written about a few times on fitzandvig.com, CC Sabathia has an opt out clause in his contract that he can trigger this year. CC300 must exercise that clause within 3 days of the end of the season. That’s tomorrow, folks. The Yankees and Sabathia’s agent are supposedly working hard to iron out a…

New York Yankees: Best team in baseball

At one component of situational hitting, that is.  If you are like Fitz and Vig (and you are), you get overwhelmingly frustrated when the Yanks fail in fundamental / situational opportunities.  In fact, when the Yankees don’t score when there is a runner on third with less than two out, it can feel as though the…

What if the Yankees had signed Cliff Lee?

This is certainly pie in the sky thinking, but we were awfully close to landing Cliff Lee this off season. We all knew what happened with him ultimately going to the hated Phillies because “they had a better chance to win“. Though it might have had a little something to do with some drunken Yankees…

How about them Pirates!

You can tell from reading this blog that we cover the Yankees and they are our #1 at all times. However, right now the feel good story of MLB has to be the Pittsburgh Pirates. I’m not claiming to know more than a handful of players on the bucs, but right now I’m pulling for…

Trade rumors are heating up

The trade deadline is really closing in and with a little over a week to go you can expect some moves to start happening probably by Monday. Jon Heyman wrote a great article here covering who is on the block. Clearly the Yankees could use some pitching help and with the recent pickup of Thames,…