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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 […]

Yanks May Prefer Darvish

Monday, November 7th, 2011

You heard the reports about the Yankees opening up talks with C.J. Wilson‘s agent, Bob Garber. According to my source, however, Billy Eppler and Damon Oppenheimer are pushing hard for Brian Cashman to go after Yu Darvish. Mike Silva adds: I said on yesterday’s show that it might make more sense to go after Darvish, […]

Could the Yanks Pry Away Matt Cain From San Francisco?

Friday, October 21st, 2011

One of the options for the Yankees this offseason would be to use their assets to acquire another team’s young ace. Scuttlebutt down in Tampa has the Yankees interested in sending out “feelers” to the Giants about the availability of Matt Cain. The Yankees would probably have to throw the kitchen sink at San Francisco in […]

Doc’s Plan to Fix the Mets, A-Rod and Canseco, Rollins and Mets

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Hey, the fans have their say, why not former Mets? Doc Gooden chimed in on what the Mets should do via Twitter last night. He said that “if he were GM” he would sign Jose Reyes, trade Jason Bay for A.J. Burnett or another pitcher, and send 4 prospects to Seattle for Felix Hernandez. He […]

Yankees Offseason: Sabathia, Swisher, and A-Rod Key Decisions

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

The hot stove began early here in New York, so it’s time to start planning for what the Yankees can do to improve their ballclub in 2012. Decisions have to be made on CC Sabathia, who is expected to opt-out, Nick Swisher who has a $10.25 team option, and even Alex Rodriguez, who is owed 6 […]

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 […]

King Felix Anger

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Several days ago rumors started swirling on the internet about the Seattle Mariners having their key scouts looking at the Yankees top prospects. In that this occurred only days after the Ubaldo Jiminez rumors hit, and combined with the fact that Seattle has a lack of any other quality players that the Yankees could possibly […]

Shades of Guidry, Keeping Beltran, Chi Sox Fire Sale, Revenge on Bruce

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Many thought CC Sabathia was headed to a perfect game last night. Thoughts of David Cone‘s perfecto in 1999 had to come to mind since it was under a similar scenario where the performance was delayed by rain. When it was all said and done, maybe a more appropriate comparison was June 17th, 1978 when Ron Guidry struck out 18 […]

Yanks Like Garza, But Cubs Prefer Dempster or Zambrano

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

The Yankees still would prefer a top of the rotation pitching like Felix Hernandez or Francisco Liriano, but neither is available. Right now, the Yankees most realistic target could be Cubs righty Matt Garza. Although the Yankees love Garza, the Cubs are more interested in dealing Ryan Dempster or Carlos Zambrano. Right now, the Yanks have […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dave Sims on Yanks Acquiring King Felix: “Never Going to Happen”

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

I had the pleasure of Seattle Mariners television broadcaster Dave Sims joining me for a few minutes on Sunday’s holiday podcast. We talked about his time here in New York on WFAN, but we also discussed the state of the Mariners. When I brought up how Yankees fans would love to see Felix Hernandez in […]

Listen: Morning Holiday Digest at 11 AM

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

It’s a holiday weekend, and with that, comes a special time for the weekly show. I will kick it off giving my state of the Mets as they wrap up this final leg of Interleague play this afternoon against the Yankees. Sensei John Kreese of nomaas.org talks about his recent interview with Yankees Senior VP […]

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 Don’t Have Prospects, They Have Assets

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Mark Newman sat down with the guys at NoMaas the other day. It’s a lengthy interview, but the one thing I took away from Newman’s comments was that it’s very unlikely that many prospects will ever play in the Bronx. I realized the Yankees have assets, not prospects, and their focus on the farm system is […]