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David Phelps Should Not Be a Short-Term Solution

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

I was in the midst of writing a “Girardi Needs to Yank Garcia from the Rotation” piece when the Yankees announced Sunday that Freddy Garcia is being removed from the rotation. He will not make his next scheduled start and will remain as the mop up guy* in the bullpen. *As opposed to the “roles” […]

Many Not Surprised With Phelps’ Success

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Even though he had pitched two-thirds of an inning effectively vs. the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla., last Sunday, Yankees right-hander David Phelps really made his mark with his effort Tuesday night in Baltimore. Phelps, 25 (he’ll turn 26 in October), threw 2.1 innings in the Yankees’ 5-4, 12-inning triumph, throwing 21 of […]

The Yankees Stacked Triple-A Rotation

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Forgot Andy Pettitte for a minute, since we don’t know how long or where he will be pitching in the minors. The Yankees Triple-A rotation will probably consist of: Manny Banuelos (2-2, 4.19) - Age 21 Dellin Betances (0-3, 5.14) - Age 23 Adam Warren (6-8, 3.60) - Age 24 David Phelps (6-6, 3.19) - Age 25 D.J. Mitchell (13-9, 3.18) - […]

David Phelps Impresses on the Mound - What Else is New?

Monday, March 5th, 2012

The Yankees began their Grapefruit League action Saturday with a huge win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Yankee fans were very nice to Cole Hamels, who started for the Phillies. Typical New York fan, fake adulation towards a guy they want to impress. Hey guys, the Yankees are not getting Cole Hamels. He will re-sign […]

The Price for Matt Garza is Worth It

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Although no clear favorite has emerged in acquiring Cubs RHP Matt Garza,  Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports the Yankees, Blue Jays, Tigers, Red Sox and Marlins are all in the mix. I believe if the Yankees want Garza there is no reason why they shouldn’t be able to make a deal. Although Garza isn’t Felix Hernandez, he’s probably the best […]

Recap of Mets and Yanks Prospects in the AFL

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

The prestigious Arizona Fall League, baseball’s pre-eminent development program, recently wrapped up its twentieth season with the Salt River Rafters victory over the Surprise Saguaros in the Championship Game on November 19th. Every year, each major league franchise sends six or seven prospects, some with major league experience, to the Valley of the Sun for […]

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 Prospects Update Live From the AFL

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

I attended the Phoenix at Surprise game on Friday and had a chance to see Yankee prospects Rob Segedin and Corban Joseph. I was lucky enough to hit the right game as I also caught pitching prospects Chase Whitley and Preston Claiborne on their bullpen rotation day. My primary reasons for picking this game was the schedule; I wouldn’t have an opportunity […]

Don Mattingly and NL Mgr of the Year, Reyes Negotiation Strategy, Rule V

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

I was extremely skeptical of Don Mattingly taking over as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The former Yankees star didn’t have any minor league experience. He was given coaching jobs with the Yankees and Dodgers due to his name and relationship with Joe Torre. When he went up for the Yankees job against Girardi it was made […]

Potential 2011 AFL Yankees Prospects

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

With the Arizona Fall League (AFL) schedule recently announced, it is time to discuss which players the New York Yankees might send to play in the desert. Each team has to send six players to the AFL and the rules clearly state that only one player may be from the A level.  Since each played […]