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Trading Burnett For Nothing Hurts Pitching Depth

Monday, February 13th, 2012

You need pitching depth to get through a 162-game schedule. I recently spoke to a big league pitching coach who told me it was important to leave camp with about 18 pitchers  that could realistically contribute at the big league level. Of those 18, you probably need 10 that could start a ballgame. Knowing how important […]

Edwin Jackson: One Year Deal or Walk Away

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

The Yankees appear to like Edwin Jackson, just not at the rumored 5 year/$60 million dollar level set by Scott Boras. With many of the veteran starting pitchers off the table, Jackson is the best available arm out there. He will give you innings, has a track record in the American League East, and postseason […]

Yanks Will Have to Settle for Internal Pitching Options

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

The Rangers winning the bid for Yu Darvish put the nail in the coffin for the Yankees free agent pitching hopes. They spurned C.J. Wilson and Mark Buehrle, and weren’t ready to break the bank on Darvish. You hear rumors that Brian Cashman would like to deal for John Danks or Gio Gonzalez, but he […]

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 […]

Morning Digest: Michael Cuddyer Right Fit for the Yankees

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

We have discussed the Yankees need to decide on Nick Swisher‘s $10.25 million dollar option for next season. I already have gone on record saying it’s time to move away from Swisher and look for a replacement, preferably cheaper and of better value. Let Swisher build his brand and sell CDs on someone else’s dime. One […]

Flanagan’s Death Provides Perspective, Reyes and the Nationals, Kiddie Rotation, Mets Deserve Sarge Treatment

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Any time the sports community experiences death there’s talk about putting the game in perspective. Often, the human competitive nature makes a game appear more life and death than it really is. When you “peel the onion,” what really happens if you lose? Nothing. There is still plenty to enjoy in life, even the game, […]

Will Yanks Like Inge, Pepsi Porch, Senior Saviors, 50 Amazin Years, Vance Worley

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

The Tigers designated Brandon Inge for assignment last night. Inge has struggled this season hitting only .177 with a homer and 17 RBI. Since I live in Smithtown, Long Island I could swear I heard cheers coming west from Manhasset. Why? Because WFAN’s Mike Francesa has talked about “liking Inge a lot” on his radio show. He […]

Montero Falling in Depth Charts; Wood on Radar

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

I spoke to a Yankees scout about the recent fan furor over Jesus Montero‘s performance, who told me that Montero is not only behind Gary Sanchez in the catching depth charts, but some feel Austin Romine has moved ahead as well. I was told that Montero would more likely be the center of a deal […]

Yanks Could Move Hughes to Pen

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Even before the news of Joba Chamberlain‘s season ending surgery, I was told by my Tampa source the Yankees were considering moving Phil Hughes to the bullpen upon his return. He was successful there in 2009, and there is some uncertainty what they could get out of him in a starting role the rest of […]

Edwin Jackson Available if Yanks Interested

Monday, May 16th, 2011

I have learned the Chicago White Sox are willing to talk about some of their starting pitching. Ozzie Guillen recently employed a six man rotation since Jake Peavy‘s return from the disabled list. This excess has caught the Yankees attention, but right now it appears Edwin Jackson is the most likely candidate to be traded […]

Yanks Must Not Trade Chips for Granderson

Monday, December 7th, 2009

I am all for the Yankees trading their prospects for a chance to win now. In my opinion prospects are “maybes” while established players are proven. The Yankees are in a position to begin the next dynasty in their history, but need to make some changes in order to see it through. That is why […]

Talking About a Wild Day in Indy Tonight @ 7pm

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Tonight I will host a two hour special edition of NYBD Radio as we talk about the latest from the 2009 Indianapolis Winter Meetings. Expected to join me tonight are a host of NYBD contributors. We will talk about Whitey Herzog’s election to the Hall of Fame and the snub of Marvin Miller. Where is […]

Mets Buzz: Holliday, Figgins, Halladay

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

The Mets are extremely interested in Matt Holliday, it’s their clear-cut #1 target this off-season. They are willing to pursue him very aggressively, and will go to 6 years for him. Not sure as of yet what their financial limitations are specifically. The Cardinals are deemed to be the toughest foe for the Mets on […]

If Detroit is Selling Locals Should Take Notice

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Yesterday it was Edwin Jackson and now today there are reports that Curtis Granderson has been made available by the Tigers. We all know the economy is going to hit some markets harder than others and I am starting to get the feeling that Detroit might be one of the “have nots” this offseason. Michigan’s […]

Mets Interested in Pineiro and Edwin Jackson

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Two more names popped up on the rumor mill tonight: Joel Pineiro and Edwin Jackson. I am not surprised hearing Pineiro’s name since I thought back in September the Mets would go that route versus upgrading to John Lackey. The word that Pineiro wants $30 million for 3 years should motivate the Mets to either […]