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Two Non Move That Cost the Yankees

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Very rarely do you say a team with a $214 million dollar payroll was short on talent come the playoffs. The reality of the Yankees situation is there were two moves they needed to make in order to win the American League: obtain another starting pitcher and a left handed reliever. The first part of […]

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 […]

The 2006 Yankees Draft All Over Current Roster

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

I was talking with baseball writer Joe Delgrippo yesterday about the Yankees. A point he has made on the show in the past was how solid the Yankees 2006 amateur draft was. This was early on when Brian Cashman wrestled control of the team. The organization decided to not only spend on free agents, but […]

Where’s The Relief?

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

I said in spring training the Yankees might have the best bullpen in baseball. As we near the end of April the bullpen has some concerns in every inning outside of the ninth. Here are the key Yankees relievers not named Rivera so far: David Robertson: ERA+ of 39 and ERA of 10.80 Damaso Marte: […]

NYBD Staff Yankees Predictions

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Here are some predictions from some members of NYBD: Mike Silva Final Record: 95-67 Finish: AL East, AL Champions, Lose in World Series Team MVP: A-Rod Biggest Disappointment: Curtis Granderson Player not on Roster that Will Make an Impact: Mark Melancon Jed Weisberger Final Record 98-64 Finish: AL East Champion; AL Champion; World Series Champion […]

Why the Yankees Were Lucky in 2009

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Wallace Matthews, as only he could, caused a stir in Yankeeland his first day on the job at ESPN NY. To some, it preposterous to think the 2009 Yankees were anything but the class of baseball. Yes, in the end they were World Champions, but the 2009 Yankees had something the 01 to 08 versions […]

Positional Battle: Yankees Bullpen

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

The Yankees bullpen, like most other positions, appears to be pretty much set going into spring training. However, there are some interesting decisions that Joe Girardi will have to make before opening day: Locks: Mariano Rivera, Damaso Marte, David Robertson, Alfredo Aceves and either Phil Hughes or Joba Chamberlain Competition: Boone Logan, Chad Gaudin, Sergio Mitre, […]

Melancon and Whelan Need to Step Up

Monday, January 11th, 2010

With lefties Phil Coke and Michael Dunn heading to Detroit and Atlanta, respectively, righties Mark Melancon and Kevin Whelan will be given chances to fill bullpen spots in spring training. If they can accomplish that, and lefty Damaso Marte is healthy and flashes the form he did in the postseason – and fellow southpaw Boone […]

Former Yankee Stanton Coaching High School Baseball

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Kevin Kernan continues to do an excellent job catching up with former Mets and Yankees alumni. Today he talks with former reliever Mike Stanton. This year Stanton will be the head baseball coach at Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey. He also gets to coach his son, Cameron, who is a right-handed pitcher and outfielder. […]

The Good Guys Win!

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Final Score Yankees 7 - Phillies 3 All Hail Girardi’s Minions. Forgive me here for my exuberance, but I am one happy Yankees fan! Yes, the New York Yankees are the 2009 World Series Champions! Before I go any further, I would like to thank Mike Silva, who graciously agreed to fill in for me […]

Ultimate Gamble: Pitch Rivera for 3 Innings

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

So Andy Pettitte will be pitching on short rest tomorrow for Game 6. Knowing that he hasn’t done it since 2006 doesn’t guarantee that we will see the version of Pettitte that has provided quality starts in three of his four postseason appearances. The Yankees bullpen, surprisingly, hasn’t been as solid as I expected. If […]

Game 3: Series Momentum Shifts to Yanks

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

The work is only half done, but by winning Game 3 the Yankees put the Phillies in their first hole of the postseason. The decision by Charlie Manuel to not pitch Cliff Lee on three days rest means ace CC Sabathia will take on the pedestrian Joe Blanton in Game 4. That is why last […]

Cliff Lee Dominates Yanks From Easy Chair

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Maybe Roy Halladay wasn’t the best pitcher available at the trade deadline. Cliff Lee, who just two years ago was sent down to AAA, dominated the Yankees last night at the Stadium and made it look easy. He did it the old “Ray Miller way” as he worked fast, threw strikes, and changed speed. The […]

Game 5: Another L for Girardi

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

A night that appeared headed to a ho hum finish turned into a see saw battle and another indictment on Joe Girardi’s bullpen management. All that matters now is the Yankees are coming home needing one win at the Stadium to wrap up their 40th pennant. Sometimes that final game, just like that final out, […]

Tabata, Milledge, Sterling, Mess at Citi

Monday, September 7th, 2009

- Tyler Kepner writes about how last year’s Xavier Nady/Damaso Marte deal looks pretty good for the Pirates. Ross Ohlendorf is quietly having a great year, Jose Tabata has developed nicely, and Daniel McCuthen is having a solid year in Indianapolis. With Nady’s injury all you have to show for it is a lefty specialist […]