// Brian McCann

Ranking the AL East: Catchers

We’re inching ever closer to Opening Day as games have begun in Spring Training! As our ranking series goes on, this week focuses on catchers. The Yankees’ acquisition received a lot of love, but there are some other impact catchers in the AL East as well. 1. Brian McCann, New York Yankees: He has hit at […]

Yankees Land Masahiro Tanaka for $155 Million

After reportedly whittling his decision down to five teams, including the Boston Red Sox, Japanese phenom Masahiro Tanaka has decided to sign with the New York Yankees, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. The deal is for a reported seven years and a whopping $155 million, and includes an opt-out clause after the fourth year. The […]

Strongest American League Threats to Boston’s Throne

The free agent market has been put on ice this winter, as the Major League Baseball offseason has been held up by the holidays and the grand pursuit of Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. However, players have been changing uniforms across the American League, both through massive contracts as well as significant trades. Before the drama […]

Ben Cherington Conservative Again with Off-Season Approach

As teams continue to open their wallets and dish out big dollars this off-season, the Boston Red Sox remain conservative in their approach. In spite of losing center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to free agency and potentially losing shortstop Stephen Drew as well, GM Ben Cherington seems to be replicating his off-season game plan from last […]

Robinson Cano Signs with Seattle Mariners for 10 Years, $240M

The Seattle Mariners have a new second baseman. So do the New York Yankees. After the Yankees drew a line in the sand, Robinson Cano has decided to take his talents to Puget Sound, signing a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Mariners, according to ESPN. The deal reportedly includes a full no-trade clause. Cano […]

Catching Market Dwindling for Red Sox

Carlos Ruiz? The Red Sox were interested but not for more than two years, so he went to the Phillies. Brian McCann? Big name, big bat, and he seemed like a good fit, but it came down to years again, so he’ll be in pinstripes for the foreseeable future. Jose Molina resigned with the Rays, […]

Yankees Sign C McCann to Five-Year, $85M Deal

Move over, Chris Stewart. Adios, Austin Romine. Better PEDs luck next time, Francisco Cervelli. Brian McCann is the new catcher for the New York Yankees. According to the Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham, McCann has signed a five-year contract worth $85 million with the Yankees. The deal also contains a vesting option for a sixth year […]

The Right Catcher for the Red Sox: Salty, McCann, Ruiz, Pierzynski or Weiters?

After constructing a World Series Champion team in 2013, Cherington has few holes to fill before defending the title in 2014. The biggest piece missing from this team is a catcher. Saltalamacchia had a solid regular season, setting career highs in many categories and he also broke the franchise record for doubles by a catcher […]

Three Keys to the Red Sox Offseason: Ellsbury Decision, Catchers, Napoli

It’s been just over a week since the Red Sox were crowned World Champions and now everyone’s eyes are set towards 2014. There is no doubt that Ben Cherington did a masterful job this year, look at the end result. The question is whether he is capable of a repeat performance. Here are what I […]

The Streak is Over: Brian McCann leads NL to First All-Star Game Victory Since 1996

The 81st Midsummer Classic took place Tuesday evening at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. At stake was home field advantage for the World Series. Coming into this All-Star Game, the American League was unbeaten in 13 match-ups (including a tie in 2002), but the National League had the overall better record at 40-38 (2 ties).  Starting […]

TGIF: Is Joe Mauer a First Round Pick in 2010?

Up until this point in the history of fantasy baseball, no matter what format your league was, no matter what the stat categories were, you would never even comprehend the idea of drafting a catcher in the first round. However, the fantasy baseball world in recent years has decided to open its doors to players […]

My 2009 MLB All-Star Ballot

It’s the time of year again when somehow ESPN believes John Kruk, Steve Phillips, and many other wannabe experts can tell you who should be on the MLB All-Star team. The other night I was trying to catch highlights of an Albert Pujols home run and Baseball Tonight was trying to push the meme of […]

TGIF: 2009 Catcher Rankings

We have less than one week left until pitchers and catchers report to camp. It’s amazing how time just passes you by these days. The catcher position is arguably the hardest position to fill in this game. With such a shallow pool of elite catchers to choose from, it is hard to gauge whether or […]