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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, […]

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 […]

Let the Deals Being Tonight at 6pm

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

We are two weeks from the trading deadline and the rumors are starting to heat up. Hear me talk about what to expect from the local teams over the next two weeks. Starting at 6pm I will discuss the Mets deal of Francisco Rodriguez to Milwaukee. Hear some inside details about how it went down, […]

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 […]

Jeter’s Wire, Rickey Speaks, Cone in Mets Booth, Is Lowe the Right Fit

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Bob Raissman talks with David Check of MLB Productions about the upcoming documentary on Derek Jeter‘s 3,000th hit. “Derek Jeter 3K,” as it will be called, will have an inside look at his quest for 3,000 hits starting with the rehab in Tampa. You will get to see Jeter behind the scenes and wearing a wire during his […]

Jeter Is No Ripken, K-Rod &Boras, Warthen Platitudes, CC’s Show, Liriano

Monday, July 11th, 2011

With all the hoopla over the weekend regarding Derek Jeter‘s 3,000th hit, it brought to mind another shortstop who achieved a milestone: Cal Ripken. Now, I am not suggesting Jeter did a bad job over the weekend, but I compared his event versus Ripken’s and it was night and day. Perhaps this is an unfair […]

Autonomy, Pitching Surplus, Reyes Negotiations, Mets Bullpen

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Back on September 9th, 2009 Derek Jeter needed 3 hits to tie Lou Gehrig for most in Yankees history. The starter that night was Tampa’s Jeff Niemann. Jeter would get the necessary hits off him Niemann that night. Tonight’s Tampa starter? Jeff Neimann. Maybe you should head out and buy a ticket. *** NYBD contributor […]

1-A, Where’s the Purse, Another Michael Kay Gem

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

I keep hearing dialogue about the Yankees acquiring a starting pitcher, or 1-A to team with CC Sabathia. For me, it should be about what lefty the Yankees can acquire. That’s because I think they have their #2 or 1-A in Bartolo Colon. Colon is throwing in the mid-nineties, keeps the ball down, and has the historical […]

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 Be Looking at Wood Reunion

Friday, June 10th, 2011

I mentioned a bunch of pitchers in yesterday’s column that could potentially help the Yankees. One team that I looked into today was the Chicago Cubs, who seemingly will have their entire roster available shortly. Carlos Zambrano is the obvious name that stands out. Cashman has inquired in the past, but has been reluctant to […]

Liriano, Beltran, and the Duke Tonight at 8pm

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Listen to the latest from Port St. Lucie and Tampa. I talk with NYBD contributor Howard Megdal to kick off the show. We will discuss Carlos Beltran‘s move to right field, early returns on the second base competition, the latest with the Mets finances, and the late Brooklyn Dodgers star Duke Snider. Pete Caldera, Yankees […]

Francisco Liriano: Do the Homework

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Did I want Cliff Lee for the Yankees? Of course. The guy is a stud, equals playoff wins and more than replaces Andy Pettitte. Of course, 7 years was way too long for a contract, but the Yankees could expect a few dominating years with him, Sabathia and Hughes in their rotation, and likely a […]

Vote: Trading the Killer B’s

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Earlier today I reported about how the Yankees are trying to acquire Francisco Liriano without sacrificing Dellin Betances, Manuel Banuelos, or Andrew Brackman. If it came down to acquiring Francisco Liriano, would you be willing to include any of the B’s?Apparently, Brian Cashman would prefer not to. I wanted to take a tempeture of the […]

Despite Cashman’s Denial, Yanks Moving Towards Liriano

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported yesterday that either Joba Chamberlain or Ivan Nova could be traded within two weeks for Twins lefty Francisco Liriano. Brian Cashman denied this to Wallace Matthew of ESPN New York later in the day. In speaking to my Tampa source, there are rumblings the Yankees are working towards a […]