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Talking About the Blockbuster Trade Tonight at 8pm

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

What else would we talk about tonight? Tune in live at 8pm to hear an hour of analysis and opinion on the Yankees-Seattle blockbuster deal that saw Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi swapped for Michael Pineda and Jose Campos. Hear why I think the Yankees won the trade, thoughts on how to improve the vacated […]

Montero-Pineda Trade Approval Rating

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

I will be talking about the big Yankees acquisitions tonight at 8pm, but I would like to get the pulse of the fans. You know that I support Brian Cashman trading Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi for Michael Pineda and Jose Campos- do you? Tell us what you think and vote below

Yanks Improve Pitching Now and in the Future

Friday, January 13th, 2012

What a banner night for Brian Cashman and the Yankees. Within an hour they announced a blockbuster trade that sent Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi to Seattle for Michael Pineda and minor league pitcher Jose Campos, and then turned around and signed Hiroki Kuroda to a reasonable 1-year/$10 million dollar deal. The Yankees are huge […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Yanks Fear Failure, Mascot Violence, Savings Runs

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus had a great piece on ESPN yesterday. It’s part of their Insider program, so if you are not a member you can’t read it. I can summarize it with this excerpt: “The Yankees have made this big deal about their farm system and they seem to be afraid that if […]

Yanks 40 Man: A Death Knell to Young Pitchers

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Back in 2009, NYBD contributor (you can hear him on frequently on my radio show) Joe Delgrippo talked about how the “worst place for a young pitcher is the Yankees 40 man roster.” Here’s why: When I covered the 2008 Double A playoffs in Trenton, I saw a picture of McCutchen in Jason Jones’ locker […]

Media Rants, Deion Sanders, Yanks Pitching

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Last weekend, I was listening to WFAN one evening and one specific caller caused me to take note, as I could not believe what I was hearing. Now, normally one oddball call to the FAN wouldn’t cause me to react with perplexed bewilderment, especially one during the overnight, when the oddities of New York society […]

A Rare Must Win Game in June

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Who really cares if David Ortiz flipped a bat the other night when homering off Hector Noesi? The real debate should be why do the Yankees not pitch inside to the guy? Why isn’t he forced to move his feet? Al Leiter was talking about this on YES after Ortiz started the Red Sox off […]

Yanks Starting Pitching Depth is a Real Edge

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

The Yankees starting pitching is a strength. Making that statement might surprise some. On the surface you see an unproven number four starter, and a fifth spot that will feature a scrapheap combination of Freddy Garcia, Bartolo Colon, and maybe Kevin Millwood. If you break it down logically the Yankees are in a good position […]

Expensive Hernandez Package Not Worth It

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Ken Rosenthal suggested today the Yankees offer Seattle a package of Jesus Montero, Ivan Nova, one of Mannny Banuelos/Dellin Betances, and two from a group of second baseman David Adams, RHP Hector Noesi, and shortstop Eduardo Nunez. Although this is a package that could land arguably the game’s best pitcher, it’s one that I wouldn’t […]

Which Kid Has the Best Shot at Rotation?

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Conventional logic dictates that Freddy Garcia and Ivan Nova will win the last two spots in the Yankees rotation. Assuming Kevin Millwood continues to hold out at the Scott Boras compound for a big league deal, the remaining options are Bartolo Colon, Sergio Mitre, and a bunch of kids. One discussion we’ve been having on […]

Enough of the Winter of Discontent

Monday, February 14th, 2011

I realize, in what has been a legitimate Winter of Discontent for both Yankees and Mets fans, my writing has been, for the most part, absent from NYBD presentations. The reason is my recent pursuit, that of Director of Media Relations for the Trenton Steel, a new Indoor Football team which will begin play in […]