On this date in 1972, the Yankees and Red Sox made a significant trade that redounded to the benefit of the Yanks. While it is still debatable whether reliever Sparky Lyle left a Bambino-like curse when he was shipped to New York in exchange for first baseman Danny Cater, there is little question which side won the deal. Cater was a replacement-level player for three years in Boston, while Lyle racked up a 2.41 ERA over 745 2/3 frames in seven seasons, throwing plenty of important postseason innings along the way.
- M.C. Antil reflected on the late Minnie Minoso.
- Mack’s Mets made the case for Rafael Montero.
- Camden Depot says Matt Wieters isn’t needed at DH.
- Yankees Unscripted wonders if the Bombers are wasting roster spots.
- Pinstripe Pundits wonders if Jose Pirela’s big spring is overblown.
- The Point Of Pittsburgh discussed A.J. Burnett.
- Baseball Hot Corner ran down the league’s best Cuban outfielders.
- MLB With Evered spoke with Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com.
- Baseball Essential wonders if Joey Gallo could set a record.
- Innings Eaters says Denard Span is the most important player on the Nationals.
- Curveball Sports looked at some of the players that have been left out Cooperstown.
- Inside The Zona checked in on D’Backs camp.
- Blue Jays Plus spoke with Aaron Sanchez about his pitch offerings.
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