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Vote: Should Brian Cashman Be Fired?

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

In reading the blogs and listening to sports radio, it appears many Yankee fans are calling for Brian Cashman’s head over the Michael Pineda debacle, while others fail to find fault on the GM’s part. In this election season, everyone loves a good debate so I will refrain from offering my opinion on the Pineda […]

Andy Pettitte, Michael Pineda, and the Latest on the Yanks Rotation

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

The setback to Michael Pineda this past weekend where he was shut down after only 15 pitches on Saturday, along with the recent struggles of the Yankees rotation, have turned the signing of Andy Pettitte from a “luxury item” to a thing of urgent necessity. So how concerned are the Yankees with Pineda’s latest setback? I spoke with a […]

Phil Hughes and the Yankees Rotation

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Joel Sherman of the NY Post reported yesterday the competition for the Yankees fifth spot is rigged; in other words, Phil Hughes gets it unless he completely falls apart like he did last spring. Considering the reports from Tampa are that he’s in great shape, I expect him to join CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda, Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda in the rotation. Joe […]

Mason Williams Takes the Mantle From Montero

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Now that the inevitable (and overdue) trading of Jesus Montero is comfortably in the rear-view mirror, and with spring training on the horizon, it’s a good time to take a look at who may be in line to ascend the throne as the top position player in the Yankees’ farm system. In looking through the […]

Prospect Rankings Are Out and Its Buyer Beware

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

We’re at the time of year now when the various media outlets and fan blogs start releasing their minor league top prospect lists for 2012. Baseball America is clearly the industry standard leader in this venture, popping out their Top 100 lists every year since 1990. (Their number one Number One? Braves left hander Steve Avery). Whether you […]

How the Pineda Deal Helps A.J. Burnett

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

One winner not discussed in the Yankees blockbuster deal that imported Michael Pineda is A.J. Burnett. We all know that Burnett is paid like a top-of-the-rotation starter, but his performance resembles a typical fifth starter. He’s an inconsistent innings eater that struggles to produce an overall league average performance. With the acquisition of Pineda, Burnett […]

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 […]

The Price for Matt Garza is Worth It

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Although no clear favorite has emerged in acquiring Cubs RHP Matt Garza,  Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports the Yankees, Blue Jays, Tigers, Red Sox and Marlins are all in the mix. I believe if the Yankees want Garza there is no reason why they shouldn’t be able to make a deal. Although Garza isn’t Felix Hernandez, he’s probably the best […]