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’09 Yanks Flex Their Muscles, Take 3-2 Series Lead

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

The script finally played out in Game 5 as many thought many it would on paper, as the 2009 Yankees hit 3 home runs and drubbed the 1973 Mets 7-0 to take a 3-2 lead in the Sim Series. Jerry Koosman started for the Mets on 3-days rest and his rust showed, giving up runs in […]

Yanks Dodge a Bullet, Take Game 2 in 9th

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Many thought the ’73 Mets were huge underdogs in this series, but through two games they have been right there with the Yankees. The difference is that one big hit. Last night, they may have blown their best chance of making this a series as they left 14 runners on base in a 2-1 loss […]

The Irony of the Alfredo Aceves Save

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

The real story for the Red Sox last night was not David Ortiz’s profanity laced postgame tirade, but the 3 plus innings of work provided by Alfredo Aceves to earn the save. Just when it appeared the Yankees were on the verge of a huge comeback, “Ace” came in and shut the door. It was […]

Yanks Dropped the Ball on Aceves

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

I was curious all offseason as to why the Yankees ignored Alfredo Aceves. After he signed with Boston we reported the following: Despite the need for more pitching depth, Tampa sources told me the Yankees had “no interest” in Alfredo Aceves, who signed a 650k deal with Boston. As a matter of fact, an offer […]

Yanks Had No Interest in Aceves

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Despite the need for more pitching depth, Tampa sources told me the Yankees had “no interest” in Alfredo Aceves, who signed a 650k deal with Boston. As a matter of fact, an offer wasn’t even made. Some in the organization believe the back problems from last year will prevent Aceves from ever regaining his form. […]

Alfredo Aceves Seems to Be Forgotten

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Earlier this offseason the Yankees non-tendered starter/long man Alfredo Aceves. This shouldn’t be a surprise as he missed most of the season with back pain (disks) and then fractured his left clavicle in November in a bicycle accident. According to Bloomberg, Aceves will be ready for spring training despite his recent surgery. With all the […]

Interesting Non-Tenders

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

I don’t know why but every year I enjoy writing this post about possible non tender candidates that could be fits for both local teams. The Yankees could probably get anyone they wanted, but for the Mets it’s tricky because of their reported budget ($5 million) this winter. Anyway, let’s give it a try. Hideki […]

Aceves, El Duque Find Themselves in Trenton

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

TRENTON, N.J. – What are the odds Alfredo Aceves and Orlando (El Duque) Hernandez would find themselves in Waterfront Park on a Friday night in August? In that unpredictable world known as Minor League Baseball, it can happen. Aceves, 27, was in Thunder attire, starting a five- or six-day rehab with the Yankees’ Double-A farm […]

Yanks Looking for Relief Help, Bat

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Our main Yankees source down in Tampa informed us on Tuesday morning that the team has had second thoughts in regards to the bullpen, and are having internal discussions in regards to acquiring possible help in that area. “Because of the Aceves injury, (he’s out indefinitely), they’re looking at both short and long relief help. If anything, they will look to bring up some […]

DL on the DL: Yanks Will Feast in June

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

That unexpected bite the ‘pork chop on a stick’ took in Minnesota last week to the shock and awe of Kim Jones was the perfect image for the Yanks in May. While the Bronx wasn’t ‘burning’, it was bumbling as the DL and walking wounded continued to expose the age and rust on the back […]