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Thoughts on Chris Stewart Deal

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

I reached out to a good friend in the Giants organization who had this to say about new Yankees backup catcher Chris Stewart: Chris Stewart is not only a fine guy, he does crossword puzzles. He can catch and throw but there is no bat. He will be a nice addition to the Yankee Clubhouse and […]

The Price for Matt Garza is Worth It

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Although no clear favorite has emerged in acquiring Cubs RHP Matt Garza,  Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports the Yankees, Blue Jays, Tigers, Red Sox and Marlins are all in the mix. I believe if the Yankees want Garza there is no reason why they shouldn’t be able to make a deal. Although Garza isn’t Felix Hernandez, he’s probably the best […]

Yanks Have Goods to Land Lincecum, Do Giants Have the Desire?

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Dave Cameron of Fangraphs discussed how he believes the Giants may be wise to move Tim Lincecum since he projects to make $20 million dollars in arbitration, which would potentially comprise about 15% of their payroll. The Yankees have the type of prospects to land such a star pitcher in his early prime so this isn’t a crazy idea […]

Romine Could Play Role on Playoff Roster

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Austin Romine collected his first big league hit last night, but he may play an even more important role come October as the Yankees backup catcher. As you already know, Francisco Cervelli is on the disabled list with a concussion after his collision with Baltimore’s Nick Markakis on September 8th. According to a source, the Yanks will […]

Yanks Preparing Late Strike For Heath Bell and Ubaldo Jimenez?

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

A couple of interesting tweets that may give us a clue as to where the Yankees focus is at the trading deadline #Yankees, like all teams, have scouts everywhere, but who is where is always key, and trusted Bill Livesey is watching #Padres relieversless than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet ReplyJoel ShermanJoelsherman1 Sherman […]

Hideki Irabu’s Legacy, Johan Santana as Freddy Garcia, Jimenez Risk, SF Exec on Wheeler, Is Beltran the Best Positional Player in Mets History?

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Very sad news out of Rancho Palos Verdes, California as former Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu committed suicide. TMZ is reporting he hanged himself to death. Irabu was certainly a disappointment with the Yankees when you consider the hype he came with to the States. He never lived up to the “Japanese Nolan Ryan” billing that was given to him […]

Colorado Demands for Jimenez Lowered, Will Yanks Bite?

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

The Yankees are still exploring a trade for Colorado ace Ubaldo Jimenez. According to a source, Dan O’ Dowd has excluded Manny Banuelos from the negotiations and has asked for a package of Jesus Montero, Austin Romine, and two pitchers. One of those arms could be Dellin Betances. The reason for the inclusion of both […]

Montero Falling in Depth Charts; Wood on Radar

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

I spoke to a Yankees scout about the recent fan furor over Jesus Montero‘s performance, who told me that Montero is not only behind Gary Sanchez in the catching depth charts, but some feel Austin Romine has moved ahead as well. I was told that Montero would more likely be the center of a deal […]

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 […]

Did We All Overrate Montero?

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

As we near the trading deadline, the name Jesus Montero will probably become very popular around here. The Yankees top prospect will undoubtedly be part of conversations when the Yankees talk trade with other clubs. Although I haven’t seen him play in person this year, the reports indicate he hasn’t made much progress defensively, and the […]