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Yankees Move Out of Dark Ages With Shifting

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Over the past few years, shifts for certain hitters have become the norm in baseball. Both Joe Maddon of the Tampa Bay Rays and Clint Hurdle of the Pittsburgh Pirates have taken shifts to a new level and guided their teams to the postseason utilizing shifts. For decades, the strategy was to “hit it up […]

Tyler Austin Hoping For A Normal Season

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

TRENTON, NJ – Just a short year ago, Tyler Austin seemed ready to make his move. Coming off a year in which he hit .322 (133-for-413) combined for Single-A Charleston and Tampa, along with a short stint at Double-A Trenton, he was rated the No. 3 Yankees prospect by Baseball America and the 68th-best overall. Able to […]

Listen: WFAN’s Sweeny Murti on 2014 Yankees

Monday, March 31st, 2014

On Saturday’s Weekend Watchdogs radio program, Sweeny Murti of WFAN previewed the 2014 Yankees.

Yanks Spending Spree Gets Them “In the Mix”

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Normally the Yankees spending $400 plus million in an offseason would lead to assurances of an AL East title and October baseball. This time, all Brian Cashman did by acquiring Jacoby Ellsbury, Masahiro Tanaka, Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann is get the Yanks back into the same Wild Card mix they were in last year. […]

Cano and Jay Z: Good Result and Bad Process

Friday, December 6th, 2013

In the end Robinson Cano and Jay Z were the biggest losers in their negotiations with the Yankees and Seattle. Yes, Cano captured the 10-years and $240 million he so desperately desired, but in the long run you had to believe he wanted that in New York. Instead, he will have to end his career […]

Thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury Deal

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

The Jacoby Ellsbury deal will have a polarizing effect on the New York media landscape throughout the day. Some Pundits will laud the Yanks for returning to their traditional spending ways, while others will express concern for the years and length given to a player that relies on his legs and has been injury-prone. I […]

Trenton Thunder Named MILBY Team of Year

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

TRENTON, NJ – MiLB.com, the official website of Minor League Baseball, has named the Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the  Yankees, “Team of the Year” following a three-week online voting period this month. The honor is part of the annual “MiLBY” Awards which are presented by MiLB.com each fall. The Thunder were the champions of […]

After 20 Years, Quite a Thunder All-Star Team

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

I’ve managed to watch all 20 years of Trenton Thunder baseball. First the Tigers, then the Red Sox and now the Yankees supply players. The team will continue its 20th season celebration Friday night with the distribution of a commemorative All-Time Team card set, presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, for […]

A Yankees System Report Featuring Mark Newman

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

TRENTON, N.J. – It’s always fun when Yankees Senior VP of Baseball Operations Mark Newman gets together with reporters. The discussion gives a clue about the state of the Yankees farm system. There is plenty of talent on the way. There are detractors in this department as well, but some excellent kids are on their […]

Nunez Working His Way Back in Trenton

Friday, July 5th, 2013

TRENTON, N.J.  – Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez emerged from the Trenton Thunder clubhouse Thursday afternoon just as a reporter asked a question. “Is there anybody in this (Yankees) organization who isn’t injured?’’ was the queery. “Sometimes I wonder,’’ said the 26-year-old native of Santo Domingo, flashing a sheepish grin in the process. Nunez, part of […]