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Yanks Should Go “All Out” For Ubaldo Jimenez

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Earlier today, we discussed how the Rockies had requested an expensive package from the Yankees for Ubaldo Jimenez. George King of the NY Post reported this afternoon the Yankees had scouts in attendance last night for Jimenez’s start against the Brewers. Even if it costs Brian Cashman Jesus Montero and two of the three Killer B’s I would pull the […]

1-A, Where’s the Purse, Another Michael Kay Gem

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

I keep hearing dialogue about the Yankees acquiring a starting pitcher, or 1-A to team with CC Sabathia. For me, it should be about what lefty the Yankees can acquire. That’s because I think they have their #2 or 1-A in Bartolo Colon. Colon is throwing in the mid-nineties, keeps the ball down, and has the historical […]

Yanks Don’t Have Prospects, They Have Assets

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Mark Newman sat down with the guys at NoMaas the other day. It’s a lengthy interview, but the one thing I took away from Newman’s comments was that it’s very unlikely that many prospects will ever play in the Bronx. I realized the Yankees have assets, not prospects, and their focus on the farm system is […]

If Hughes Healthy, Do You Acquire a Starter?

Monday, June 20th, 2011

With the July trade deadline only six weeks away, we have begun our yearly rumor mill of what pitcher the Yankees will acquire. Last year, it was all Cliff Lee all the time. This year there is no such ace, as of yet, on the block. That could change if Minnesota decides to deal Francisco Liriano. I […]

Yanks Could Move Hughes to Pen

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Even before the news of Joba Chamberlain‘s season ending surgery, I was told by my Tampa source the Yankees were considering moving Phil Hughes to the bullpen upon his return. He was successful there in 2009, and there is some uncertainty what they could get out of him in a starting role the rest of […]

Yanks Need a Starter to Beat Sox in Short Series

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

I have gone on record saying the Yankee starting rotation will not prevent them from winning 95 games and making the postseason this year. The roster, in its current state, is a playoff team in what is shaping up as a weak American League. They proved this by winning 6 of 9 on their recent […]

Colon’s Performance Has Positive Ripple Effect

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Three starts and 33 innings into the baseball season I may have my first “eating crow” moment of 2011. When Brian Cashman signed Bartolo Colon this winter I thought Omar Minaya had somehow stolen Cashman and made the move. Colon had missed all of 2010, and hadn’t started more than 20 games since winning the Cy […]

Two Non Move That Cost the Yankees

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Very rarely do you say a team with a $214 million dollar payroll was short on talent come the playoffs. The reality of the Yankees situation is there were two moves they needed to make in order to win the American League: obtain another starting pitcher and a left handed reliever. The first part of […]

10′ Yanks Starting to Resemble Late Torre Editions

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

It’s been a strange season for the Yankees. I can’t remember another team with the best record in baseball have periods where you can be concerned about the offense, bullpen, and now starting pitching. After last night’s 12-9 win over Chicago, the Yankees continue to share the AL East lead with Tampa, and expanded their […]

Maholm or Gorzelanny is the Type of Deal Mets Should Make

Friday, July 30th, 2010

You have heard names like Ted Lilly, Rich Harden, Paul Maholm, and Tom Gorzelanny connected with the Mets the last few days. I still believe the team will do nothing at the deadline (unless you count the Mike Jacobs trade) because of the prohibitive cost of even the most basic piece. With that said, if […]