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Rumor Mill: Yanks Have Interest in Grant Balfour

Monday, November 29th, 2010

I spoke to my main Yankee source in Tampa that let me know there is interest in Rays free agent reliever Grant Balfour. The one setback with Balfour is he is a Type A free agent and would cost the Yankees a draft pick. Of course, if the Yanks sign Cliff Lee they will lose […]

Two Yankees Trade Proposals

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

The Yankees are cruising. Even still, behind the great record, a few cracks are emerging. Andy Pettitte’s injury reveals a lack of depth on the mound, along with Javier Vasquez’s issues. And while some of the older Yankee players are not seriously injured, it does show that the Yankees are one injury away from catastrophe. […]

Laird Helping His Cause With Spring Training Effort

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Among the Yankees cuts over the weekend was pitcher Kei  Igawa, the type of multi-million dollar bust only the Yankees can absorb. Igawa, a 4-A player if there ever was one, vacates a locker near a 27th-round pick who is putting himself on a track to illustrate one never knows just what can happen in […]

Why Nick Johnson’s Health Is Not a Concern

Friday, March 5th, 2010

So Nick Johnson “tweaked” his back yesterday. An injury to a player who has averaged 96 games a season for his career shouldn’t come as a surprise. There is no reason for concern yet as Johnson claims he could have played if it were the regular season. Tweaking your back on the batting mat does […]

Being Blocked by a Star

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Ben Shpigel of the Times talks to Ramiro Pena today about being blocked by a Hall of Fame shortstop. Pena has the right attitude saying that “he gets to learn from one of the very best,” but there are other young players in both Port St. Lucie and Tampa that very well may need to […]

Who is Adeiny Hechevarria?

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

George King of the NY Post talked about Cuban defector Adeinis Hechavarria yesterday. Rumor has it the Yankees will be serious bidders on Hechavarria when the Office of Foreign Assets Committee (OFAC) allows him to sign with MLB clubs. The Yankees are no strangers to international signings. Current top prospects Jesus Montero was a top […]

Are the Yanks Better?

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

The Yankees won the World Series last year going away. Since then, they’ve turned over a third of their starting lineup, traded away relievers who threw 100 innings as well as the “center fielder” of the future,” and a former no 1 draft pick and let go of a two-time 19-game winner.  Normally teams that […]

Replay of Top 50 Yanks Prospects Tonight @ 7pm

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Hear my Sunday night show which was live from the studios of 1240 AM WGBB During the first half hour I spoke with Butch Wynegar the hitting coach for the Scranton Yankees. We talked about his 77′ rookie campaign where he finished runner up to Mark Fidrych for rookie of the year, catching Dave Righetti’s […]

Miranda This Weeks Top Yanks Prospect in Winter Ball

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Yankees prospect Juan Miranda is off to quite a start with Licey of the Dominican Winter League. The Cuban expatriate, who signed a four-year, $4 million pact in 2006, is batting .385 (6-for-13) with a homer and four RBIs in his first four games with the Tigres as he readies for what will be an […]

Power Myth, Gold Glove, Overlooked Yankee

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

- Jim Luttrell over at the NY Times Bats Blog talks about the “myth of power” at 1B. This is in response to those that believe Daniel Murphy doesn’t have enough power to be the everyday first baseman in 2010. He reminds everyone that two of the best first basemen in Mets history were John […]