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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) - […]

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 […]

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 […]

Yanks Have Goods to Land Lincecum, Do Giants Have the Desire?

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Dave Cameron of Fangraphs discussed how he believes the Giants may be wise to move Tim Lincecum since he projects to make $20 million dollars in arbitration, which would potentially comprise about 15% of their payroll. The Yankees have the type of prospects to land such a star pitcher in his early prime so this isn’t a crazy idea […]

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 […]

Did Cashman Blow It With Jimenez?

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Now that Ubaldo Jimenez is officially a member of the Cleveland Indians let’s take a look at the haul Dan O’ Dowd received for his ace. Is it the “Herschel Walker type deal” he demanded just a few weeks ago? As first reported by The Denver Post, the Rockies will receive a package of four players: left-handed pitcher Drew […]

Yanks Preparing Late Strike For Heath Bell and Ubaldo Jimenez?

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

A couple of interesting tweets that may give us a clue as to where the Yankees focus is at the trading deadline #Yankees, like all teams, have scouts everywhere, but who is where is always key, and trusted Bill Livesey is watching #Padres relieversless than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet ReplyJoel ShermanJoelsherman1 Sherman […]

NL Exec: “Zduriencik Clueless or Saying Things For Effect”

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Earlier in the week Seattle GM Jack Zduriencik told ESPN New York that he doesn’t have any intention of trading Felix Hernandez despite the Mariners owning one of the worst records in baseball. He went on to say that ”You can say nine guys. You could say 12 guys. What does it matter? The deal is we have […]

Colorado Demands for Jimenez Lowered, Will Yanks Bite?

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

The Yankees are still exploring a trade for Colorado ace Ubaldo Jimenez. According to a source, Dan O’ Dowd has excluded Manny Banuelos from the negotiations and has asked for a package of Jesus Montero, Austin Romine, and two pitchers. One of those arms could be Dellin Betances. The reason for the inclusion of both […]

Jimenez Back in Play?

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Mike Silva writes: Jim Bowden of ESPN and Sirius/XM tweeted late tonight that the “Rockies are serious in listening to offers for Ubaldo Jimenez, some clubs have backed off because of asking price, but it only takes one team.” Rockies are serious in listening to offers for Ubaldo Jimenez, some clubs have backed off because of asking price,but […]

SNY on Kiner, Gangland, Reyes Video, Ubaldo an Injury Risk

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Next Thursday SNY will be airing a special on Ralph Kiner at 7pm. Newsday’s Neil Best reports that among those interviewed are Tom Seaver, Keith Hernandez, Tim McCarver and Kiner himself. Rumor has it that you will hear about his date with Elizabeth Taylor. Although I criticize the network for their lack of programming, when they do produce […]

Yanks Should Go “All Out” For Ubaldo Jimenez

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Earlier today, we discussed how the Rockies had requested an expensive package from the Yankees for Ubaldo Jimenez. George King of the NY Post reported this afternoon the Yankees had scouts in attendance last night for Jimenez’s start against the Brewers. Even if it costs Brian Cashman Jesus Montero and two of the three Killer B’s I would pull the […]

Yanks Would Be Interested in Colby Rasmus

Friday, July 15th, 2011

I found out yesterday the Yankees would be interested in Cardinals outfielder Colby Rasmus if St. Louis elected to deal him. Rasmus is someone that could be a long term replacement if they decided not to re-sign Nick Swisher this offseason. He wouldn’t play centerfield for the Yankees, but he does have some corner experience. It’s been long reported […]

Weighing Innings & Pitch Counts Against Optimal Development

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

This article isn’t meant to be a comparison between two or three specifc players, but as an exercise in how certain organizations go about the process of developing their top prospects to become major leaguers. Much has been said and written over the past few years regarding the Yankees’ philosophy (or lack thereof) on how […]

It’s Unfair to Call on Banuelos or Betances

Monday, June 13th, 2011

The injuries to Joba Chamberlain, Pedro Feliciano, and Rafael Soriano have started the media calls about the Yankees possibly using the youngest Killer B’s – Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances- out of the bullpen later this season. Brian Cashman hinted the organization wouldn’t be averse to such an idea last month, but I believe this […]