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Yanks Don’t Have Prospects, They Have Assets

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Mark Newman sat down with the guys at NoMaas the other day. It’s a lengthy interview, but the one thing I took away from Newman’s comments was that it’s very unlikely that many prospects will ever play in the Bronx. I realized the Yankees have assets, not prospects, and their focus on the farm system is […]

Late Spring Training Yankees Trade Speculation

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

With the Yankee Roster more or less set for Opening Day, it’s time for Brian Cashman to start earning his pay. Why? Because the Yankees actually have more good players than positions. Take for instance Jorge Vasquez, the welcome surprise of spring training. Unfortunately for Jorge, despite batting .467 with 3 HRs, there’s a zero-zilch […]

Yanks Dropped the Ball on Aceves

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

I was curious all offseason as to why the Yankees ignored Alfredo Aceves. After he signed with Boston we reported the following: Despite the need for more pitching depth, Tampa sources told me the Yankees had “no interest” in Alfredo Aceves, who signed a 650k deal with Boston. As a matter of fact, an offer […]

Do the Yanks Need 7 Relievers?

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

I had this discussion with NYBD contributor Joe DelGrippo last night. Yesterday morning I predicted the Yanks 25 man roster that would include four bench players and seven relievers. Knowing that Joba Chamberlain could go multiple innings does it make sense carrying Sergio Mitre or Bartolo Colon? Why not take an extra bench player like […]

Yanks Roster Taking Shape

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

It’s still early in camp, but I believe the Yankees 25 man roster is taking shape. Most of it was a given, but there were a few spots up for grabs. Here is my March 8th projection: Starting Lineup C- Russell Martin 1B- Mark Teixeira 2b- Robinson Cano SS- Derek Jeter 3B- Alex Rodriguez LF- […]

Which Kid Has the Best Shot at Rotation?

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Conventional logic dictates that Freddy Garcia and Ivan Nova will win the last two spots in the Yankees rotation. Assuming Kevin Millwood continues to hold out at the Scott Boras compound for a big league deal, the remaining options are Bartolo Colon, Sergio Mitre, and a bunch of kids. One discussion we’ve been having on […]

Who Gets the Final Two Spots in Yanks Rotation?

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

If I told you Bartolo Colon, Freddy Garcia, and Sergio Mitre were three of the participants for a rotation spot in New York, you probably would say the team was the Mets and Omar Minaya the general manager. Alas, those three, along with prospect Ivan Nova, are the top candidates to round out the Yankees […]

Is Nova the Next Joba?

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

I am not asking that question because of innings limits, but rather, this comment by John Manuel of Baseball America in a recent interview with NoMaas: Nova has a good chance to earn a starting role in New York. I do not expect him to be a starter long-term because he has such power stuff […]

No Room at the Inn for Galarraga

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The Tigers designated Armando Galarraga for assignment, just days after he agreed to a $2.6 million dollar deal. Although Galarraga is a serviceable pitcher, any team that claims him would need room on their 40 man roster. Although I think he would be a good fit, both New York teams are maxed out as of […]

A.J. Burnett, Starting Pitching, and the Trade Market

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Brian Cashman’s claim the Yankees are not going to trade for a starting pitcher tells me the following: 1) The market for even the likes of Ted Lilly is very expensive. 2) They believe internal options like Sergio Mitre, Ivan Nova, David Phelps, and Zach McAllister are not that big of a drop off. 3) […]