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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 […]

Update on Chris Carter, Duncan for 1st

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Since the Yankees claimed Chris Carter off waivers from Boston this September Mets fans were unable to get a glimpse of the “booty” from the Billy Wagner trade. Carter seems like a good player that is stuck in the wrong organization. Instead of talking about Jack Cust, Aubrey Huff, Russell Branyan, and Jose Guillen perhaps […]

Duncan a Favorite at 30, Not Worthy of 40

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Shelley Duncan has always been one of my favorite players. He’s also the subject of one of my favorite stories, as the recipient of one of those “instant’’ spring-training callups – that of being pulled out of a minor-league game at the Himes Avenue complex in Tampa, Fla., and quickly being shuttled the few blocks […]

Yankees Postseason Roster

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Ken Davidoff did a great job breaking down a possible Yankees postseason roster at his blog yesterday. Here was Davidoff’s suggestion: Catchers (2): Jose Molina, Jorge Posada Infielders (6): Robinson Cano, Jerry Hairston Jr., Derek Jeter, Ramiro Pena, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira Outfielders (6): Melky Cabrera, Johnny Damon, Brett Gardner, Freddy Guzman, Eric Hinske, Nick […]

Why Shelley Duncan & Nelson Figueroa Matter

Monday, September 14th, 2009

The title probably has you confused. Why would a journeyman RHP and 4-A OF matter this baseball season? Of course neither will impact the outcome of 2009 since the fate of the Mets is sealed and it’s unlikely that the Yankees will need Shelley Duncan during their run to the World Series. You could argue […]

Shelley Duncan & Austin Jackson With Honors, Bronx Next?

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Shelley Duncan has won the International League MVP. Going into tonight’s action Shelley has 29 HR’s, 93 RBI, and an OPS of .918. I had a chance to catch up with Shelley last summer and chat about him trying to make it back to the big leagues. If you remember, Duncan was nearly brought up […]

Catching up With the Scranton Yankees Tonight @6pm

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Chad Jennings, the Scranton Wilkes Barre Yankees beat reports for the Times Tribune, will join me tonight at 6pm. Some of the things we will talk about tonight The progress of Ian Kennedy as he recovers from the aneurysm and Damaso Marte’s rehab stint. Hear his take on some of the veterans ( Kei Igawa, […]

The Battle of Dueling Baseball Philosophies

Monday, August 10th, 2009

On Friday James K did a great follow up piece on Amazin Avenue regarding my comments about WAR or Wins Above Replacement. First, I was flattered that NYBD has come far enough where I would be the topic of conversation on a site like Amazin Avenue. In my humble opinion, AA is right there with […]

Baseball Can Be a Cruel Game

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

We all know how unforgiving and cruel baseball can be. That is life and there is nothing we can do to change how the world works. Watching Nelson Figueroa tonight reminded me of just that. Here is a Brooklyn born kid, and a huge Mets fan, pitching for his hometown team. Last year he had […]

Fox Jinx, Citi Field Boycott, Marte, Frenchy’s Blog

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

The Morning Digest returns after a short hiatus for the trade deadline. I know you all are awaiting with abated breath so here we go. - This from Tyler Kepner - Some Yanks losses on Fox Saturday Baseball this year: 22-4, 16-11, 14-8, 14-4. - Will Musto, formerly of the site Shea Baseball, has started […]