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The Yankees Stacked Triple-A Rotation

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Forgot Andy Pettitte for a minute, since we don’t know how long or where he will be pitching in the minors. The Yankees Triple-A rotation will probably consist of: Manny Banuelos (2-2, 4.19) - Age 21 Dellin Betances (0-3, 5.14) - Age 23 Adam Warren (6-8, 3.60) - Age 24 David Phelps (6-6, 3.19) - Age 25 D.J. Mitchell (13-9, 3.18) - […]

Is Rivera Retiring? Who Will Replace Him?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

“Doesn’t depend on how I pitch. Always I want to do my job, but I’ve made my decision already,” Mariano Rivera told reporters the other day. He added that his decision has been made, “even if I save 90 games, even if they want to pay as much money as they want to.” It sounds like we saw […]

Most Intriguing Yankees Prospects in 2012

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

In the past we have done a Top 50 Prospect list for the Mets and Yankees. With the explosion of online content, everyone seems to have a “list” and ranking to the point where it all blends together. After all, what’s the difference between prospect number 38 and 45? Does it matter who #1 really […]

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 […]

Yanks Have Goods to Land Lincecum, Do Giants Have the Desire?

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Dave Cameron of Fangraphs discussed how he believes the Giants may be wise to move Tim Lincecum since he projects to make $20 million dollars in arbitration, which would potentially comprise about 15% of their payroll. The Yankees have the type of prospects to land such a star pitcher in his early prime so this isn’t a crazy idea […]

Listen: Weekly Digest Tonight at 6pm

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Joining me tonight is Tim Bontemps of the New York Post. Tim covers the minor leagues for the Post, and was in attendance for Zack Wheeler‘s debut in St. Lucie. He will also give his thoughts on whether Jesus Montero and Manny Banuelos can help the Yankees down the stretch. I will discuss the Yankees […]

Cashman on Burnett, Mets vs. Yanks for Pedro in ’97, Overpaid Selig, Nick Swisher Album, Matt Harvey and Learning from Generation K, Johan Santana’s Future

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Brian Cashman addressed A.J. Burnett with Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on WFAN yesterday.  We signed a pitcher who was .500. That is what his career record was. He’s a .500 pitcher. He can be electric and dominant. He’s an inconsistent guy. But what he does is give you innings, sometimes their high quality, sometimes they’re […]

Selig’s Plan to Stop the Yankees, Frustrating Fish, Arthur Rhodes, Importance of Lucas Duda

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Freakonomics conducted a  Quorum. We rounded up a handful of sports economists and asked them the following question: What proposed realignment changes seem to make the most sense from a competitive and economic standpoint for Major League Baseball? The answers varied, which you could read for yourself at their site, but Dave Berri, a sports economist and […]

Graham Stoneburner: The Quiet Untouchable

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Now that the MLB trade deadline has come and gone, the New York Yankees can back to the business of winning baseball games with their current roster. They did not trade for a starting pitcher, alienating many Yankee fans. It was the first time since 1998 the Yankees did not make any trades before the […]

Banuelos Groomed to Be LOOGY? Yanks Ultimate Losers at Deadline?, Grading Alderson, Early View of Mets Top 10 Prospects

Monday, August 1st, 2011

The promotion of Manny Banuelos to Triple-A coincided with the Yankees inactivity at the deadline. No Ubaldo Jimenez, Wandy Rodriguez, Heath Bell, Matt Thornton, or Randy Choate. The Yankees have never replaced Pedro Feliciano, who went down in spring training. Boone Logan has been the lone lefty in the bullpen, and he’s been rather uninspiring against LH (.761 OPS). Back in May, Brian Cashman said […]

Did Cashman Blow It With Jimenez?

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Now that Ubaldo Jimenez is officially a member of the Cleveland Indians let’s take a look at the haul Dan O’ Dowd received for his ace. Is it the “Herschel Walker type deal” he demanded just a few weeks ago? As first reported by The Denver Post, the Rockies will receive a package of four players: left-handed pitcher Drew […]

Yanks Preparing Late Strike For Heath Bell and Ubaldo Jimenez?

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

A couple of interesting tweets that may give us a clue as to where the Yankees focus is at the trading deadline #Yankees, like all teams, have scouts everywhere, but who is where is always key, and trusted Bill Livesey is watching #Padres relieversless than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet ReplyJoel ShermanJoelsherman1 Sherman […]

NL Exec: “Zduriencik Clueless or Saying Things For Effect”

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Earlier in the week Seattle GM Jack Zduriencik told ESPN New York that he doesn’t have any intention of trading Felix Hernandez despite the Mariners owning one of the worst records in baseball. He went on to say that ”You can say nine guys. You could say 12 guys. What does it matter? The deal is we have […]

Jimenez Back in Play?

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Mike Silva writes: Jim Bowden of ESPN and Sirius/XM tweeted late tonight that the “Rockies are serious in listening to offers for Ubaldo Jimenez, some clubs have backed off because of asking price, but it only takes one team.” Rockies are serious in listening to offers for Ubaldo Jimenez, some clubs have backed off because of asking price,but […]

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 […]