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K-Rod’s Post Game Celebration

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

The wild theatrics of K-Rod’s postgame celebration has long been discussed around here. When I was in Trenton in 2009, Brian Bruney made a point to call out K-Rod (audio enclosed) the day after the “Luis Castillo dropped pop up” game. It was not a secret the Yankees didn’t appreciate his theatrics, all the way back […]

Are the Yanks Better?

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

The Yankees won the World Series last year going away. Since then, they’ve turned over a third of their starting lineup, traded away relievers who threw 100 innings as well as the “center fielder” of the future,” and a former no 1 draft pick and let go of a two-time 19-game winner.  Normally teams that […]

Don’t Discount Hoffmann

Friday, December 11th, 2009

I know it’s unlikely that Jamie Hoffmann ever dons Yankee pinstripes, but did you think Freddy Guzman would be on the Bombers postseason roster at the beginning of last season? Hoffmann was selected first in the Rule V draft in exchange for Brian Bruney, which appears to be the Yankees way of addition by subtraction. […]

CC Does Great Job Rewarding the Kids

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Great job by CC Sabathia urging Yankees veterans to reward Ramiro Pena and Francisco Cervelli the full playoff share of $365,052.73 if they were added to the postseason roster. They also took care of traveling staff members which is a tradition started by Jason Giambi I have come to learn this is not always the […]

Yanks, DeRosa, Bruney, Igawa

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

More nuggets from Chicago: - Many thought that Brian Bruney would be non tendered this offseason, but reports indicate otherwise. Bruney is in line for about a 20% raise from his current 1.25 million dollar salary. You can never have enough power arms, although I was told this summer that many believe Bruney’s elbow is […]

A Sweet Sweep

Monday, August 10th, 2009

In my last column, Let’s Get Ready To Rumble,  I outlined the simple plans that the Yankees needed to follow in order to win their series against the hated “Menace.” Well, they did all of that and more. For me, the four game sweep of the hated RSN, (Red Sox Nation for those of you […]

Interesting That the Yanks Couldn’t Land Betancourt

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Earlier today the Cleveland Indians traded Rafeal Betancourt to Colorado for Single A pitcher Connor Graham. We have reported here at NYBD that the Yanks were interested in Betancourt. From what we have been told, Cleveland was asking for quite a bit for the 34 right hander. I am sure the Yankees could have offered […]

Glass Jaw, Under the Radar, the Spin Starts, Rocky Road

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

- Do you remember the game Punch Out for Nintendo? There was a character that you warmed up against and his name was Glass Joe. Right now the Mets are pretty much Glass Joe because of their “glass jaw”. Punch them hard once and they are done for the night. Too bad those weren’t the […]

Yanks Robbed, What’s With Bruney, Irish American HOF

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

- The poor umpiring will not be a major topic of conversation because the Yankees had a 5-2 homestand. What if they lose the division by a game? Will you remember today when you play Game 7 in Fenway? What about if you lose the division by a game? What if it costs someone their […]

Leverage, Early Shower, 8th Inning, and the 4th of July

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

- Those guys who were umpiring in the stands at Yankee Stadium couldn’t have done any worse than what we have seen this year. - The Mets/Phils game is one of those games you kick out before 8:30 PM and find something more productive to do. - The Phil’s (Hughes and Coke) have really stabilized […]