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Simmering Hot Stove Tonight @8pm

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

The Winter Meetings are a week away, so tonight we begin to “simmer” the Hot Stove with some talk about the local teams. First, I hope to have former big league pitcher Brooks Kieschnick joins me to discuss the transition from outfielder to pitcher. I will propose the DPH idea to him and see his […]

Yanks Have a Few Starting Pitching Options

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Some quick Saturday night updates -  There are several teams that could be looking at C.J. Wilson besides the Yankees, with the Red Sox being one of them and also Detroit and Philadelphia. - At least six clubs have contacted the Giants about Matt Cain besides the Yankees. - The Braves are really pushing the Yankees hard to make […]

Giants Rejected Yanks Offer For Matt Cain

Friday, November 25th, 2011

I received some interesting Thanksgiving news from down in Tampa. Apparently, the Yankees recently contacted the Giants and offered four players for Matt Cain. The package was a combination of at least one position player and several minor league pitchers. Some of the names that were bandied about were Jesus Montero, Nick Swisher, and different minor league talent that included names such […]

Yanks Not Afraid of Long-Term Deal for Wilson

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

I reported back in October that  Despite his difficulties in the post season, the Yankees are still going to go after C.J. Wilson. They don’t look at him as they did a Cliff Lee, but more a solid number two starter. I reached out to my Tampa source for an update. He told me that things should start […]

These Fish Don’t Fool Me

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

On Opening Day 2011 there were 12 teams with payrolls of $100 million dollars or more. The Florida, now Miami Marlins were 7th from the bottom with a payroll of $56 million dollars. Over the last two weeks we have heard they have outstanding offers to Jose Reyes, Albert Pujols, Ryan Madson, and Mark Buehrle. […]

Quick Yankee Hot Stove Notes

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Here are some quick rumblings that I am hearing. - C.J. Wilson‘s agent has never demanded more than a four year deal. The Yankees still love C.J., but have not made eany offer to him yet. They could give him only a four year deal , but for more total money. - The Yanks still […]

Yanks Should Pass on Long-Term Pitching Contracts

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Yankees fans have spoken on NYBD and it appears they don’t want C.J. Wilson. In a poll that went active yesterday morning (as of this writing) 50% voted for Yu Darvish as their preferred choice, Mark Buehrle came in second at 26%, and C.J. Wilson came in fourth, behind acquiring another organizations starting pitcher (15%), at 6%. I am here to […]

Yanks May Prefer Darvish

Monday, November 7th, 2011

You heard the reports about the Yankees opening up talks with C.J. Wilson‘s agent, Bob Garber. According to my source, however, Billy Eppler and Damon Oppenheimer are pushing hard for Brian Cashman to go after Yu Darvish. Mike Silva adds: I said on yesterday’s show that it might make more sense to go after Darvish, […]

Yanks Will Pursue C.J. Wilson Despite Subpar Postseason

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Some more quick hot stove hits: - Despite his difficulties in the post season, the Yankees are still going to go after C.J. Wilson. They don’t look at him as they did a Cliff Lee, but more a solid number two starter. - Yankees are getting ready to talk to the White Sox about the […]

The Yankees and the CC Sabathia Equation

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

This past weekend, I spoke with someone in the Yankees organization who gave me some insight into the whole CC Sabathia, opt-out equation. What I was told did not shock me in the least. “They’re not, I repeat, not going to let him slip away to another team. The brothers will do what they have […]