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Friday, August 12th, 2011

It’s no longer too early to talk about the American League MVP. I believe the four favorites to win the American League MVP are Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia, Jose Bautista, and Curtis Granderson. I also believe you can make a great case for Granderson. Stating that a Yankees player should be MVP usually causes a […]

Javier Vazquez Deal With Braves: Good Process, Bad Result?

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Matt Imbrogno of The Yankee Analysts broke down the December 2009 deal that brought Javier Vazquez Part Two (along with Boone Logan) back to the Bronx for Melky Cabrera and Arodys Vizcaino. Now that Vizcaino has been called up by Atlanta to pitch out of their bullpen, we probably will hear plenty of “Monday Morning Quarterbacking” of Brian Cashman’s decision to make that trade. Looking […]

Randy Choate: A Perfect Bullpen Fit

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Buster Olney updated us today on bullpen arms that could be available. One that has piqued the Yankees interest is a former Yankee, Randy Choate. The Yankees have asked the Marlins about Choate’s availability. During the offseason he was probably among the top tier of situational lefties available that included Pedro Feliciano and Arthur Rhodes. […]

Best Yankees Lefty Might Be in Florida

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

While the Yankees complained this weekend about the Mets sending them “damaged goods” in Pedro Feliciano, there was a lefty that appeared healthy and effective on display. Unfortunately, former Yankees prospect Michael Dunn was lighting up the radar gun for the Marlins instead of coming out of the Yankees bullpen. If you remember Dunn was […]

Cashman Speaks on Advanced Metrics

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Yesterday before game 3 of the ALCS, Mike Francesa interviewed Brian Cashman. This interview turned out to be one of the most refreshing and enlightening interviews that Cashman has ever done. In it, Cashman talks about the team utilizes advances metrics as part of its overall “toolbox” while also delving into other areas such as the overall team concept and […]

Despite Season, Mets Should Look at Vazquez

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

As bad as Javier Vazquez was this season with the Yankees I believe he is someone that could be salvageable for a National League club. For his career Vazquez has an ERA+ of 110 in the National League. As a matter of fact his struggles could be more correlated to his time in Yankees pinstripes […]

10′ Yanks Starting to Resemble Late Torre Editions

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

It’s been a strange season for the Yankees. I can’t remember another team with the best record in baseball have periods where you can be concerned about the offense, bullpen, and now starting pitching. After last night’s 12-9 win over Chicago, the Yankees continue to share the AL East lead with Tampa, and expanded their […]

The Javier Vazquez Market

Friday, July 9th, 2010

The Miami Heat might not be the only organization trying to build a “super team.” Now that it appears Cliff Lee is close to spending the rest of the season in pinstripes the Yankees have six starters for five slots. The odd man out is likely Javier Vazquez who has been a disappointment since the […]

Scout Skeptical About the Yanks

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

On Friday, Ken Davidoff of Newsday shared one scouts opinion on the Yankees which I figured I would share since it’s behind the pay wall for many: “The Yankees are in trouble. Posada can’t catch anymore, and what do they do if Cervelli gets hurt? Montero isn’t ready.Romine doesn’t hit. Teixeira is pull happy and […]

Except April, Vazquez Is Pitching to Career Norms

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

The media and fans didn’t waste any time jumping on Javier Vazquez this season. He made it easy, pitching to a 9.00 ERA the first month of the season. There were questions about injuries, intestinal fortitude, and even some thought that he was paying for 2004. After yesterday’s 7 inning/3 run performance he lowered his […]

DL on the DL: Yanks Will Feast in June

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

That unexpected bite the ‘pork chop on a stick’ took in Minnesota last week to the shock and awe of Kim Jones was the perfect image for the Yanks in May. While the Bronx wasn’t ‘burning’, it was bumbling as the DL and walking wounded continued to expose the age and rust on the back […]

Listen: Weekly Digest @ 9pm

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Spend your Sunday night with another edition of the Weekly Digest. Tonight we kick off the first hour by talking with NYBD contributors Howard Megdal and Jed Weisberger. We talk Mets the first half hour. I will discuss my fact finding about the front office dysfunction, the Mets draft focus, and Jerry Manuel’s job security. […]

Jackson, Coke, Damon Would Look Good

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

It’s a bit of an armchair quarterback situation, but with the Yankees bullpen and offense struggling how would Austin Jackson, Phil Coke, and Johnny Damon look in Yankees uniforms right now? With Granderson still out due to injury its premature to judge the deal (as it has been) constantly. The fact remains that all of […]

Damon Verdict Won’t Be Till October

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Yes, there were points in Johnny Damon’s Yankees career that he appeared done. You know the story in Joe Torre’s book about how some members of the team wanted him gone in 2007 because they couldn’t stand him as well. Damon got the last laugh that season, regaining his former in the second half and […]

Vazquez Shopped, Millwood and Mets, Johnson’s Durability

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

On Monday afternoon I spoke with my main Yankees source down in Tampa, who informed me that the team has already received inquiries from several NL teams in regards to the availability of Javy Vazquez. Although we were not giving the names of any specific teams, rumor has it that Atlanta has shown some interest […]