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Yanks, Oakland, KC Discussing 3-Way Deal for Gio Gonzalez

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Mike Silva Update 7:33 PM Told #A‘s asked #Yankees for either Banuelos or Betances, plus Montero for Gio Gonzalez. Not happening.Wed Dec 07 00:15:14 via TweetDeckBob KlapischBobKlap Original Post A source down at the Winter Meetings informed me of a 3-way deal being discussed between the Yankees, Oakland, and Kansas City. The players discussed were: […]

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 […]

Gardner vs. Crawford, New Pitch, Mets 2012 Closer, Wild Card Fallout, Roger Maris

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

So is Brett Gardner a cheaper version of Carl Crawford as Brian Cashman claims? They both play good defense; they got are going to steal 50+ bases; and they both are going to get on base about 34-35% of the time. If there is ever an example of how batting average is a bad judge of […]

Burnett’s Hip Turn, Jeter Underrated Again, Granderson’s D, Dickey in the Bullpen, Nick Evans, Josh Stinson, Grantland Commercial

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

I was talking with NYBD contributor Joe Delgrippo yesterday. We discussed A.J. Burnett and my thoughts about how he is throwing less fastballs than ever before. One of the things Delgrippo saw was Burnett not using the same pronounced hip turn. It’s something the Yankees have been working on correcting since spring training, but if […]

Getting to Know Brett Gardner

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Let’s get to know the Yankees Brett Gardner Full Name – Brett Michael Gardner Born – August 24, 1983, in Holly Hill, SC. Height & Weight – 5”10, 183 Major League Debut – June 30, 2008 vs. the Texas Rangers Hobbies/Interests –Hunting and fishing Player from the past you’d pay to watch play – All […]

Yanks Would Be Interested in Colby Rasmus

Friday, July 15th, 2011

I found out yesterday the Yankees would be interested in Cardinals outfielder Colby Rasmus if St. Louis elected to deal him. Rasmus is someone that could be a long term replacement if they decided not to re-sign Nick Swisher this offseason. He wouldn’t play centerfield for the Yankees, but he does have some corner experience. It’s been long reported […]

Why Jeter Should Stay at Leadoff Upon Return

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

There is likely no bigger Derek Jeter fan than me. I don’t live and die with every Jeter at bat, but am a big fan in the way he has carried himself as a player and especially as a New York Yankee. As captain, Jeter has helped the Yankees win five World Series titles. With […]

Longest Game, Gardner’s Due, Montero Scouting Report, Subjective

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Even though the Yankees played a day/night doubleheader, and it took the Mets 13 innings to win their ballgame, it still pales in comparison to the longest day of baseball in history. On Sunday, Dan Barry of the NY Times joined me on the radio show. He recently wrote a book called “Bottom of the […]

Analyzing Brett Gardner’s Swing

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

When investing into Brett Gardner‘s problems, one stat really jumps out at you. Gardner, after batting .287 against righties last year, is only batting a .105 against them this year. But even more telling is what Mark Simon found out, in an excellent article on ESPN back in March. Last year, against righties, before he […]

What is the Yankees Best Lineup?

Monday, March 7th, 2011

There have been calls on this site for Brett Gardner to leadoff this season for the Yankees.  His speed and ability to get on base makes it’s a perfect fit. Today, Mark Feinsand reports in the Daily News that some in the Yankees organization believe the same, as they would like to see Gardner leadoff […]

What to Expect from Brett Gardner

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Last night, I discussed Yankees baseball with NYBD contributor Joe Delgrippo during the first half of the show. I asked him to give me one player he is interested in seeing this spring and he responded with “Brett Gardner.” It was a mixed season for Gardner last year as he started out strong in the […]

Gardner, Not Jeter, Should Leadoff

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Yesterday’s Spring Training press report didn’t have nothing much to say. Joe Girardi said the platitudes as did Brian Cashman. Not much except for this: “We signed (Derek Jeter) to be our shortstop, and we signed him to be our leadoff hitter,” Girardi said. “And he’s got a pretty good track history of what he’s […]

Looking at the Value of a Possible Upton Trade

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

I proposed the Yankees look into acquiring Justin Upton the other day. For a team that has aging offensive players, and a finite budget this winter, Upton could be a great value since he is signed for another five years. The guys at Nomaas are discussing at what point does it not become worth paying […]

Brett Gardner vs. Carl Crawford

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

There has been some talk amongst the fan base about the Yankees trading Brett Gardner to open up leftfield for Tampa free agent left fielder Carl Crawford. Gardner led the majors in UZR and UZR/150 this season. The voting for the 2010 edition of the Fielding Bible Awards was announced yesterday, and he took home […]

My Thoughts on Yankees Offseason Direction

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

The hot stove officially begins in New York today. What kind of changes do the Yankees need to make to stay a playoff team in the competitive American League? Here are some of my thoughts on what the Yankees offseason focus should entail. The Great Mariano and Jeter Debate: There is no doubt that both […]