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LOOGY Concerns, Garcia’s Postseason Importance, Mets & Buffalo, Bay in CF, Dear Jesus Montero

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

I still think the biggest opportunity for the Yankees is a quality left handed pitcher in their bullpen. Boone Logan pitched out of a bases loaded jam in the first game of the Boston series, but gave up a two-run homer to Jacoby Ellsbury last night during the Sox 3-run sixth inning. I just don’t think Logan can be trusted […]

Javier Vazquez Deal With Braves: Good Process, Bad Result?

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Matt Imbrogno of The Yankee Analysts broke down the December 2009 deal that brought Javier Vazquez Part Two (along with Boone Logan) back to the Bronx for Melky Cabrera and Arodys Vizcaino. Now that Vizcaino has been called up by Atlanta to pitch out of their bullpen, we probably will hear plenty of “Monday Morning Quarterbacking” of Brian Cashman’s decision to make that trade. Looking […]

Selig’s Plan to Stop the Yankees, Frustrating Fish, Arthur Rhodes, Importance of Lucas Duda

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Freakonomics conducted a  Quorum. We rounded up a handful of sports economists and asked them the following question: What proposed realignment changes seem to make the most sense from a competitive and economic standpoint for Major League Baseball? The answers varied, which you could read for yourself at their site, but Dave Berri, a sports economist and […]

Cashman Not Against Promoting Banuelos as LOOGY

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Brian Cashman always gives an interesting nugget when interviewed. He didn’t let anyone down this week when he appeared with Mike Francesa on WFAN. When Francesa asked him about Pedro Feliciano Cashman admitted he is not counting on the former Mets lefty to contribute this year. As a matter of fact, it sounded like Feliciano […]

Best Yankees Lefty Might Be in Florida

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

While the Yankees complained this weekend about the Mets sending them “damaged goods” in Pedro Feliciano, there was a lefty that appeared healthy and effective on display. Unfortunately, former Yankees prospect Michael Dunn was lighting up the radar gun for the Marlins instead of coming out of the Yankees bullpen. If you remember Dunn was […]

Best Bullpen in Baseball?

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Take a look at the 2010 numbers for the potential Yankees bullpen in 2011: Mariano Rivera Year Age W L W-L% ERA G SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA+ WHIP BB/9 SO/9 Awards 2010 40 3 3 .500 1.80 61 33 60.0 39 12 2 11 45 238 0.833 1.7 6.8 AS Provided […]

Yanks Can Fill Lefty Void via Queens

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

After the Yankees lost to Texas I pointed to the lack of a second lefty in the bullpen as a primary problem for the ballclub. Although it wasn’t the main reason for losing in the ALCS, it didn’t help late in ballgames. The loss of Damaso Marte was extremely punishing, especially a year after he […]

Two Lefties Might Have Saved the Game

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

There was nothing the Yankees could do about the big plays made by the Texas Rangers in Game 4. Derek Holland‘s performance in relief, Elvis Andrus robbing Brett Gardner with the bases loaded, and Michael Young‘s scoop of Lance Berkman‘s grounder were all keys to the Rangers 10-3 victory. I do think, and I mentioned […]

The Value of Boone Logan

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

One pitcher that has gone a bit unnoticed this season is Boone Logan. Going into last night’s action, Logan had a 2.89 ERA, struck out nearly a batter per inning, and an ERA+ of 150. Lefties have a minuscule OPS of .534. Arguably only Mariano Rivera is having a better year out of the bullpen […]

Thoughts From a Classic Ballgame in Texas

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Although it ended on a sour note, the Yankees 4-3 loss to Texas was one of the better ballgames of the season. A few thoughts that I came away with: - Boone Logan and David Robertson are stepping in prominent bullpen roles. This doesn’t appear to be just an “experiment” as Logan has been used […]