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Yankees DH: Who Emerges From the Fray?

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Spring camps open this Sunday and the Yankees hope to have their Designated Hitter in tow. We have been debating the topic since the Jesus Montero/Michael Pineda deal. A month later, where does it all shake out? Johnny Damon, Raul Ibanez, Hideki Matsui and Vladimir Guerrero are names connected to the position. There is also a possibility that Brian Cashman could import […]

More DH Options

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

I mentioned Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui, Vladimir Guerrero, and Jorge Vazquez on Saturday as possible options for the Yankees Designated Hitter position. Newsday’s Ken Davidoff adds Jack Cust and Raul Ibanez to the mix as their agents have contacted the Yankees. The reps for Jack Cust, Vladimir Guerrero & Raul Ibanez have contacted the #Yankees […]

Yanks Could Use a Designated Hitter

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

The Yankees pulled off a coup last night when they acquired Michael Pineda from the Seattle Mariners for top prospect Jesus Montero. I wrote about the impact of the deal in detail, but the one thing we all must remember is how it was the offense, not the pitching, that let the Yankees down in […]

Yanks Dodge a Bullet, Take Game 2 in 9th

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Many thought the ’73 Mets were huge underdogs in this series, but through two games they have been right there with the Yankees. The difference is that one big hit. Last night, they may have blown their best chance of making this a series as they left 14 runners on base in a 2-1 loss […]

Wright’s Stance, Alfonso Soriano, Matsui Reunion, SF in Lead for Beltran

Monday, July 25th, 2011

David Wright returned from the disable list to hit a homer and drive in six runs this weekend in Florida. Chuck Johnson, who does scouting and contributes here at NYBD, had this to say about his observations about the weekend: I was shocked at the changes David Wright made to his stance and set-up. He’s less […]

Mets As Sellers, Tex vs. Giambi, Matsui and New HOF, BBWAA Dilemma

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Carlos Beltran likely played his final home game as a member of the Mets yesterday. Today is just another day where we read rumors and wait for the eventual announcement that Beltran has been dealt. I know that the blogosphere and Twitter will “light up” with a polarizing reaction. This won’t be like the K-Rod […]

Book Dishes Dirt on MLB, Seagulls, Per Diem, Mark Newman

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Fans of gossip are probably familiar with Perez Hilton, which delves into the lives of celebrities, but there is a site called TerezOwens.com which appears to be doing the same for athletes. I know some like this sort of thing, and others don’t; regardless, it’s become part of the landscape so we have to talk […]

Matsui on Yanks Radar?

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Brandon Tierney of ESPN Radio reported on the “Wheelhouse” tonight that Anaheim may be ready to dump some of their veterans. He believes the Yankees might be able to reacquire Hideki Matsui at the trade deadline. With all the talk of Adam Dunn, Matsui might be a more reasonable acquisition to beef up the offense. […]

Mets Beat Yanks in Inaugural SOM All Star Game

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

We capped off the three day All Star Break last night with a fun project here at NYBD: The Strat-O-Matic NYBD  All Star Game between the Mets and Yankees. The players were selected by the fans as they voted for various individual player seasons between 1962-2009. You can check out the starting lineup and rosters […]

You Don’t Get a Gold Star for Winning the Value Equation

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Very rarely does the NBA take center stage on the fourth of July weekend, but the class of 2010 and Lebron James were the big story as fans relaxed, watched the fireworks, and barbequed the last four days. So while everyone is watching this unfold on the internet, what does it take to land a […]

Vote: NYBD Yanks Strat-O-Matic All Star LF

Monday, June 28th, 2010

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Yanks Might Need Another Bat

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

When does a small sample size become a season? That is the question I have regarding Nick Johnson, who has been the most disappointing Yankee to date. While Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui are doing well in their new surroundings, Johnson is putting up an OPS+ of 67 and hitting .134. The only reason he’s […]

Early Returns

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Sure, it’s not even a month into the season and it’s far too early to judge any off-season moves. But why not do it anyway? Let’s take a look at how the Yankees off-season moves have panned out so far. Curtis Granderson for Austin Jackson, Ian Kennedy and Phil Coke Austin Jackson, the chip the […]

Yankees Do the Right Thing With Championship Rings

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Just a week ago we saw Hideki Matsui get a nice ovation when returning to Yankee Stadium to receive his championship ring. On Tuesday, Edwar Ramirez and Chad Gaudin received their rings when the Yanks visited Oakland. The best story yet was the unexpected visit by Brian Cashman to Citi Field last night to present […]

Watch: Hideki Matsui Gets his Championship Ring

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010