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A Raul Ibanez and Andruw Jones DH Split

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

We probably have been overanalyzing the Yankees DH situation since the Jesus Montero trade, but that’s what we do here, so let’s take another look at it. Reports indicate that Raul Ibanez might be the top target of Brian Cashman. One of the reasons is his ability to still play the field, although I would use the term “play” loosely. […]

More DH Options

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

I mentioned Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui, Vladimir Guerrero, and Jorge Vazquez on Saturday as possible options for the Yankees Designated Hitter position. Newsday’s Ken Davidoff adds Jack Cust and Raul Ibanez to the mix as their agents have contacted the Yankees. The reps for Jack Cust, Vladimir Guerrero & Raul Ibanez have contacted the #Yankees […]

Yanks Will Pursue C.J. Wilson Despite Subpar Postseason

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Some more quick hot stove hits: – Despite his difficulties in the post season, the Yankees are still going to go after C.J. Wilson. They don’t look at him as they did a Cliff Lee, but more a solid number two starter. – Yankees are getting ready to talk to the White Sox about the […]

Accolades, Prognostications and Hype, Oh My!

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

It was pre-ordained. It was a team that was predicted by so-called baseball experts to be one of the greatest in baseball history. A team personally handcrafted and built by a genius named Theo Epstein, a man many considered to be one of the greatest GM’s in baseball history. Yes, everyone celebrated from Harvard Yard […]

Yankees Fans Want Pom-Poms, Two Headed DH, Connie Marrero, Civil War, Stray Dogs

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Over the last week I discussed how I would vote for Curtis Granderson for American League MVP; how Ivan Nova has a great shot at AL Rookie of the Year; and provided platitudes about the work of Russell Martin. Although each was widely read, there was no “pat on the back,” or “good point.” Nothing. Just Crickets. But […]

Nova the Answer, Learning from Bagwell, LA Cashman, I-95 Beltran

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

The Ubaldo Jimenez rumor mill continues to turn as teams like Boston and Cincinnati are now connected to the Colorado ace. We reported here on Friday morning the price for Jimenez is steep, as it would likely cost the Yankees their top positional prospect (Montero) and two of the Killer B’s. Ivan Nova was injured last night during […]

Cashman’s Winter Continues to Fare Well

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Yankees fans wanted Cliff Lee, but Brian Cashman gave them a bargain bin that included Russell Martin, Bartolo Colon, Freddy Garcia, Luis Ayala, Andruw Jones, and Eric Chavez. His “inactivity” was criticized widely, since the entire fan base could only focus on is the loss of Lee to the Phillies. This morning, after a 10-3 […]

Yankees Should Release Posada and Move On

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Earlier in the week I talked about how sad it is to watch a former star hobble his way out of the game. New York fans always bring up Willie Mays flopping around the Shea outfield, a shell of his former self, in 1973. What may come to New York baseball fans minds going forward […]

Do the Yanks Need 7 Relievers?

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

I had this discussion with NYBD contributor Joe DelGrippo last night. Yesterday morning I predicted the Yanks 25 man roster that would include four bench players and seven relievers. Knowing that Joba Chamberlain could go multiple innings does it make sense carrying Sergio Mitre or Bartolo Colon? Why not take an extra bench player like […]

The Composition of the Yankees Bench

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

In all likelihood the Yankees will go with four bench players to start the season. One will be the backup catcher, which I suspect will be Francisco Cervelli, as Jesus Montero and Austin Romine will start the season in the minors. Andruw Jones will be the fourth outfielder that will also split time at DH. […]