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Are the Mets Forcing Scranton to Barnstorm Over ’06 Snub?

Friday, September 30th, 2011

The Yankees have announced their Triple-A affiliate will play its home games in six different locations in 2012: Rochester, Batavia, Syracuse, Lehigh Valley, Buffalo, and Pawtucket. This is due to renovation of PNC Field, which will take the entire 2012 season. The Mets not only rejected the Yankees request to play at Bears & Eagles Stadium in […]

Jesus Montero: An Overall Analysis

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Resisting the urge and fan demands to get a starting pitcher at the trading deadline, New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman stuck to his guns and refused to trade a package of prospects for less than a sure thing pitcher. This would be a pitcher who undoubtedly would solidify the Yankees to win another World Series. […]

Potential 2011 AFL Yankees Prospects

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

With the Arizona Fall League (AFL) schedule recently announced, it is time to discuss which players the New York Yankees might send to play in the desert. Each team has to send six players to the AFL and the rules clearly state that only one player may be from the A level.  Since each played […]

Matt Harvey Less Than Impressive in Double-A, Melky Mesa Improving

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

There is no better way for a major league baseball organization to improve its future than to develop some high impact arms. A group of power armed starting pitchers can quickly transform a sub.-500 team into a playoff contender or even a World Series winner. Teams with generally weak lineups can win primarily based upon […]

Scouting Review: Collin McHugh, Jordany Valdespin, Graham Stoneburner

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Earlier this week I attended games between the locals Double A affiliates, with the Binghamton Mets visiting the Yankees’ Trenton Thunder. I saw the Thunder a few games early in the season, then one game a few weeks ago. I like to see teams in different parts of the season to ascertain whether kids have […]

Graham Stoneburner: The Quiet Untouchable

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Now that the MLB trade deadline has come and gone, the New York Yankees can back to the business of winning baseball games with their current roster. They did not trade for a starting pitcher, alienating many Yankee fans. It was the first time since 1998 the Yankees did not make any trades before the […]

Weighing Innings & Pitch Counts Against Optimal Development

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

This article isn’t meant to be a comparison between two or three specifc players, but as an exercise in how certain organizations go about the process of developing their top prospects to become major leaguers. Much has been said and written over the past few years regarding the Yankees’ philosophy (or lack thereof) on how […]

It’s Unfair to Call on Banuelos or Betances

Monday, June 13th, 2011

The injuries to Joba Chamberlain, Pedro Feliciano, and Rafael Soriano have started the media calls about the Yankees possibly using the youngest Killer B’s – Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances- out of the bullpen later this season. Brian Cashman hinted the organization wouldn’t be averse to such an idea last month, but I believe this […]

Tim Norton: Best Yankees Pitching Prospect?

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Take this quote from Bill Madden And then there is 6-3, 230-pound Tim Norton, a 28-year-old righthander whom the Yankees took on the seventh round of that 2006 draft out of the U. of Connecticut. Norton wasn’t on anyone’s radar this spring, primarily because he missed the last half of last season with a back […]

Silva With Positive Results, Great Attitude

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Carlos Silva continued working his way back to the majors in the Eastern League last night with a start versus the Binghamton Mets. Before his Trenton appearance he made two starts in the Florida State League posting a 2.57 ERA in 7 innings. We all know numbers are deceptive when big leaguers make their stops […]

Watch: Yankees Prospect Brawl With Sox Prospect

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

One of the Yankees top positional prospects, Slade Heathcott, reacts to a pitch thrown at his head last night by brawling with the catcher. Heathcott is playing for the Low A Charleston RiverDogs and hitting .312 with 3 homers and 14 RBI. I expect a pretty lengthy suspension for these actions. Ironically, the opponent was […]

Millwood Impresses in Start at Trenton

Monday, April 18th, 2011

TRENTON, N.J. – Kevin Millwood might be 36, coming off a 4-16, 5.10 mark with Baltimore in 2010, but he feels he can be a factor for the Yankees in 2011. Granted Double-A hitters are not big-league swatters, but Millwood, throwing a fastball that topped out at 88 mph, but also mixing speeds well, tossed […]

Romine Looking Forward to Helping Young Pitchers

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

From the man himself, Austin Romine is NOT upset he’s at Trenton. “I can help young pitchers here, and go from here to the majors.less than a minute ago via webJed Weisbergerjedleyq Jed was at Thunder media day earlier. One of the (good) problems to have is too much depth. The Yankees have Jesus Montero, […]

Wells Thinks Banuelos Could Start in Big Leagues Now

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Last night, Yankees beat reporter Pete Caldera joined me on the radio show to discuss the latest from Tampa. The “Killer B’s” were a topic, and Caldera gave us an interesting take on Manny Banuelos by David Wells who thinks has the stuff to pitch at the big league level right now. Although I agree […]

Betances Will Be the Buzz This Summer

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

The Yankees “Killer B’s” will be the talk this season as Dellin Betances, Manny Banuelos, and Andrew Brackman make their way through the upper levels of the system. The fact that many believe the Yankees are an arm short will put these kids front and center in a possible trade for Francisco Liriano, Chris Carpenter, […]