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Yankees Depth Means Robertson’s Injury Is Not a Concern

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

After a great start to the 2012 Spring Training season, the Yankees have run into some hard times. Starting pitchers Ivan Nova, Hiroki Kuroda and Phil Hughes were belted around and, if you believe all the scribes, Michael Pineda “needs to” improve pretty much everything, except his results. We initially heard David Robertson’s foot injury […]

Is Rivera Retiring? Who Will Replace Him?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

“Doesn’t depend on how I pitch. Always I want to do my job, but I’ve made my decision already,” Mariano Rivera told reporters the other day. He added that his decision has been made, “even if I save 90 games, even if they want to pay as much money as they want to.” It sounds like we saw […]

Yanks Working on Robertson for Trumbo Deal?

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Update: 1:40 PM Andrew Marchand of ESPN NY dispels this rumor @trager11 I’m told that Trumbo-Robertson rumor is not true. Makes no sense from Yankees perspective. Forget about that one.Sat Jan 14 18:06:09 via TweetDeckAndrew MarchandAndrewMarchand Original Post Source: #Angels and #Yankees discussing Mark Trumbo. Robertson in play.Sat Jan 14 01:36:11 via webScott SwaimMLBInsideNews Would […]

NY Baseball Stock Up/Stock Down Going Into 2012

Friday, December 30th, 2011

I always like to try new things here, so instead of doing a “year in review,” I am doing a “Stock Up/Stock Down” heading into 2012 for New York baseball. This includes a “watch list.” The list could include players, coaches, minor leaguers, and the media. Stock Up  Curtis Granderson - When the Yankees acquired […]

David Robertson: Best Setup Season in Yankees History?

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Joel Sherman discussed the importance of David Robertson in a column in yesterday’s New York Post. Robertson is having a breakout year (1.23 ERA, 13.7 K/9), which is conjuring up memories of Mariano Rivera‘s dominant 1996 season. Despite John Wetteland winning the World Series MVP, it was Rivera and a host of middle relievers that […]

Yankees Need Bullpen Help

Friday, July 8th, 2011

One of my Yankees concerns is overworking the bullpen. David Robertson has been great, but the injury to Mariano Rivera shouldn’t be taken lightly. Yes, they probably made a big deal about it to justify Mo bowing out of the All Star Game, but Joe Girardi has been using both Rivera and Robertson heavily this season. […]

Unanimous HOF, Mo’s Injury, Parnell’s Key to Success

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Josh Norris of the Trentonian wonders if Derek Jeter will be the first unanimous Hall of Fame selection in the history of the game. To date, Tom Seaver and Nolan Ryan garnered the highest percentage of the vote at 98.8%. As Norris points out, both Greg Maddux and Randy Johnson will test to the voters before […]

Buzz in the Citi, Wall of Flushing, D-Rob MVP, A-Rod Recruiting?

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

There was a certain “buzz” at Citi Field for the Subway Series opener last night. Those that were in the building said it was the best since it opened. There were a lot of Yankees fans in attendance (rough estimate was 55/45 Mets), which may have contributed to it. Let’s be honest, Mets fans have […]

The Killer K’s?

Friday, June 24th, 2011

We reported the Yankees interest in Kerry Wood a couple of weeks ago. I can confirm the Yankees are not only looking at Wood (currently on the DL with a blister), but are seriously considering Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez. What the Mets would ask for in return is unknown, but considering the salary relief that […]

The Irony of John Axford

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

The Yankees have done a great job developing relievers over the last five years. Two key cogs of this year’s bullpen- Joba Chamberlain and David Robertson- are homegrown. Phil Hughes is now a starter, but his contributions out of the pen in 2009 were critical to that championship team. Turn back the clock to 2007 […]