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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 […]

Catching Up With Some Traded Yankees Prospects

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Just a quick look at some of the prospects the Yankees have traded away. Austin Jackson After a torrid start, Jackson, the past two weeks has cooled off considerably. Still Jackson is batting .331, including 3 triples and has 6 stolen bases. he has taken well to playing in center field and should improve with […]

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 […]

Pineiro Might Haunt Yanks as Well

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

7 innings, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K’s That was Joel Pineiro’s line yesterday for Los Angeles against the Yankees at the Stadium. This certainly made Mets fans sick just a night after John Maine threw more 88 mph mediocre fastballs, but the Yanks might wind up regretting passing on Pineiro as well if Javier […]

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 […]

Melancon and Whelan Need to Step Up

Monday, January 11th, 2010

With lefties Phil Coke and Michael Dunn heading to Detroit and Atlanta, respectively, righties Mark Melancon and Kevin Whelan will be given chances to fill bullpen spots in spring training. If they can accomplish that, and lefty Damaso Marte is healthy and flashes the form he did in the postseason – and fellow southpaw Boone […]

Trades Don’t Mean Yanks are Downplaying Development

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Yankees fans seemed pleased with the acquisition of pitcher Javier Vazquez, a perfect No. 4 starter for the club. Mets fans, who sit waiting for a move that is at least similar, wish their team had the resources to accomplish that. Those “resources’’ are prospects and major-leaguers, not stars, such as Melky Cabrera.  The Yankees […]

Analysis of the Javier Vazquez Trade

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Earlier today the Yankees pulled off a trade with Atlanta, not for Derek Lowe, but former Yankee Javier Vazquez. This is the type of pitcher the Yankees rotation needs. He can give you innings, misses bats, and has only a year left on his contract. This trade also can be viewed with skepticism. There is […]

Rumor Mill: Skepticism on Curtis Granderson

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

I wrote yesterday about why I didn’t like the Yankees giving up 4 young prospects for Curtis Granderson. Some of the names you heard possible on the move were Phil Hughes, Austin Jackson, Michael Dunn, Phil Coke, and Ian Kennedy. NYBD contributor Frank Russo asked around and was told by a Yankees source that “Brian […]

Yanks Must Not Trade Chips for Granderson

Monday, December 7th, 2009

I am all for the Yankees trading their prospects for a chance to win now. In my opinion prospects are “maybes” while established players are proven. The Yankees are in a position to begin the next dynasty in their history, but need to make some changes in order to see it through. That is why […]