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Cashman on Burnett, Mets vs. Yanks for Pedro in ’97, Overpaid Selig, Nick Swisher Album, Matt Harvey and Learning from Generation K, Johan Santana’s Future

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Brian Cashman addressed A.J. Burnett with Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on WFAN yesterday.  We signed a pitcher who was .500. That is what his career record was. He’s a .500 pitcher. He can be electric and dominant. He’s an inconsistent guy. But what he does is give you innings, sometimes their high quality, sometimes they’re […]

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 […]

“Fearless” Rodriguez Perfect Fit for Yanks

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

There has been talk about the Yankees interest in Wandy Rodriguez, and after talking to my sources down in Tampa he very well could be the perfect fit for the Yankees. Rodriguez, who is one of starting pitchers that Yankees have been targeting for a trade, was described to me as “fearless,” and that his ability […]

Yanks Not Interested in Kawakami

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

I reported earlier this week the Yankees inquired about Atlanta ace Tim Hudson, but GM Frank Wren was not interested in dealing his ace, nor Derek Lowe. The Atlanta Journal Constitution picked up this story and reiterated the Braves are not looking to deal starting pitching, however I was told Atlanta would be willing to […]

The Best Pitching Option Left for the Yankees Is…

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Is a pitcher that gives 200 quality innings, and has a benchmark of success in the American League. Yes, I know that is Andy Pettitte, but put him aside for a second, doesn’t this pitcher fit the mold: Year W L W-L% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO ERA+ WHIP […]

Yanks Plan B Options

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

We haven’t fully digested Cliff Lee signing with the Phillies, but it’s time to start talking about Plan B for the Yankees. If the season started tomorrow the rotation would be CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, Phil Hughes, Ivan Nova, and a “mystery starter” (pun intended). I had Frank Russo contact our Tampa source who believes […]

The Unlikely Redemption of Carl Pavano

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

I’ve always felt bad for Carl Pavano. His name, especially in New York, is a joke. He’s known as a failure, a guy who signs a big contract and does nothing to earn it. The Eddy Curry of the Yankees. “American Idle.” A loser. Everybody, including his Yankee teammates eviscerated him in the press. They […]

The Yankees Are Boring

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

The Yankees are a boring team. Yes, I said it. Even though they are coming off 103 wins and a World Series, there really are no stories worth pondering down in Tampa. Sure, you have the played out Joba/Hughes and the bullpen theme, but outside of that there are no positional battles to speak of. […]

Twins-Yankees: Baseball’s One Shot At David v. Goliath

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Not only did the Metrodome and the good people of Minnesota get an October gift last night, anyone looking for a true underdog to root for in the 2009 playoffs did as well. The Minnesota and New York series is the one place where those who root for the unlikely heroes can go for sustenance […]

Yanks Will Sweep Twinkies

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Put the homer hankies away and thoughts of a miracle run to close the Metrodome – the Yankees will trounce the Twins starting tonight (weather permitting) at Yankee Stadium. Joe Mauer may be the best player on the field, but I don’t know if he has another 3 wins to add to that 8 WAR […]