Evil Empire eyes Ross

Disquieting news, via Ken Rosenthal: The¬†Yankees, who want to re-sign¬†Russell Martin, long have had interest in another free-agent catcher, David Ross. Signing the best back-up backstop in baseball is a must for the Braves, who will likely be without B-Mac for the first month of 2013. Bet on him returning, as Ross seems quite comfortable…

Bullseye, Rory Sparrow!

John Sterling is worse than you think. (For those too young to remember Sterling’s stints as a Braves announcer and voice of the Hawks, consider yourself lucky.)

Yankees won’t sniff the playoffs for awhile

Detroit’s sweep of the Yankees is no aberration but a sign of things to come. The Bombers are old, their farm system is thin. The free agent market is sparse, and the few stars available (Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton) are bad fits for New York. Brian Cashman would be wise to sign Michael Bourn,…