• Miguel Sulbaran

    Posted by on April 8th, 2014 · Comments (3)

    Traded twice before the age of 21.  Is that a good sign?

    Brett Tomko

    Posted by on April 7th, 2014 · Comments (3)

    Brett Tomko last pitched in the majors back in 2011.

    He’s 41 now and pitching for the Omaha Storm Chasers. Basically, since 2010, he’s been hanging on in the minor leagues.

    But, he’s still at it…at forty-one. Dude must really love to compete.

    Dean Anna

    Posted by on April 7th, 2014 · Comments (1)

    Think he enjoyed being announced at Opening Day today?

    Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 26th round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft, for those scoring at home.

    What a thrill it must have been for him…

    FOX Ready To Buy Yankees?

    Posted by on April 7th, 2014 · Comments (21)

    Source: Going on nothing more than a recurring rumor from high places, FOX, now the majority owner of YES, is prepared to buy the Yankees.

    Now, wouldn’t that be interesting?

    And, while CBS was a bad trip, back in the day, I doubt this could be any worse than the Levine-Trost-Cashman run Yankees.

    Jeffrey Maier

    Posted by on April 7th, 2014 · Comments (2)

    Good story.
    Nice swing.
    Very good writer.

    Married with two kids? Man, I am Oh-El-Dee!

    Highly recommended read here.

    Hey, Who Has The Most Hits By A RHB In A.L. History?

    Posted by on April 6th, 2014 · Comments (0)

    Mr. Jeter.

    Austin Romine?

    Posted by on April 5th, 2014 · Comments (17)

    Seriously, that’s the best move you can make to replace Teixeira?

    That’s a sad state of your 40-man roster…

    Hideki Irabu Had An ERA Of 2.70 After His First Major League Start

    Posted by on April 4th, 2014 · Comments (10)

    It’s true. You can look it up.

    Bosox Have Rings Delivered By Armored Truck

    Posted by on April 4th, 2014 · Comments (5)

    Seriously? Overkill, much?

    Maybe She Can Get A Gift Basket As A Consolation Prize?

    Posted by on April 4th, 2014 · Comments (0)

    The story.

    Daniel Murphy’s Paternity Leave

    Posted by on April 3rd, 2014 · Comments (1)

    Talking heads are not happy.

    I think they are just trying to get some attention.

    It will be interesting to see Murphy’s reaction to their comments.

    The Astros Did Lose 324 Games In The 3 Seasons Before This One, Right?

    Posted by on April 3rd, 2014 · Comments (2)

    Either they got a lot better, or, the Yankees are really making them look good.

    Over His Last 44 Starts, Sabathia’s ERA Is 4.52

    Posted by on April 2nd, 2014 · Comments (0)

    That’s his last 297 innings pitched.

    But, Yankees only owe him $73 million after this season.

    It will be $52 million if:

    1) He ends 2016 on the disabled list with a left shoulder injury, or
    2) He spends more than 45 days in 2016 on the disabled list with a left shoulder injury, or
    3) He only makes five or less relief appearances in 2016 because of a left shoulder injury.

    Mike Lord

    Posted by on April 2nd, 2014 · Comments (0)

    I don’t think he would have drafted Cito Culver in the first round.

    Will The Mets Claim Eduardo Nunez?

    Posted by on April 2nd, 2014 · Comments (0)

    If Cashman cannot trade him, it may just happen.

    It’s Only One Game…It’s Only One Game…It’s Only One Game…

    Posted by on April 1st, 2014 · Comments (7)

    …until it’s not.

    April 1, 7:10 pm ET @ Minute Maid Park

    Posted by on April 1st, 2014 · Comments (3)

    They call it Opening DAY, don’t they?

    Seriously, a night game to open the season…on a Tuesday? For a park with a roof?

    Who gets the blame for this, the MLB Network?

    Teixeira & Sabathia Among Top 10 Highest Paid This Year

    Posted by on April 1st, 2014 · Comments (1)

    The entire Top 10 is as follows:

    1. Zack Greinke, Dodgers: $28 million
    2. Ryan Howard, Phillies: $25 million
    3. Cliff Lee, Phillies: $25 million
    4. Robinson Cano, Mariners: $24 million
    4 (tie). Prince Fielder, Rangers: $24 million
    6. Cole Hamels, Phillies: $23.5 million
    7. Mark Teixeira, Yankees: $23.125 million
    8. Albert Pujols, Angels: $23 million
    8 (tie). Joe Mauer, Twins: $23 million
    8 (tie). CC Sabathia, Yankees: $23 million

    Source.

    Somehow, I don’t see them giving the Yankees $46 million worth of production this season. But, seeing Tex’s paycheck, now I know why I think “Roger Dorn” every time I see him open his mouth.

    Don Baylor’s Injury

    Posted by on March 31st, 2014 · Comments (1)

    Gosh, this was ugly – if you saw it on TV.

    Hey, Mets Fans, It’s True…

    Posted by on March 31st, 2014 · Comments (1)

    Keri: Yanks To Go 84-78

    Posted by on March 31st, 2014 · Comments (2)

    Read all about it.

    Every where you turn, folks are predicting the Yankees to be around an 86-win team this year. The whole world can’t be wrong, can they?

    Curtis Granderson Whiff In His First Mets At Bat

    Posted by on March 31st, 2014 · Comments (5)

    Shocking, eh?

    D-Rob Losing A Tick?

    Posted by on March 31st, 2014 · Comments (3)

    Via George King -

    Multiple scouts pointed out a slight dip in David Robertson’s velocity in the final days of spring training.

    “He was 88 to 90 mph the last time I saw him and he is usually 92 and a tick above,’’ a talent evaluator said of the Yankees’ closer. “His velocity was down a little bit. He can usually pop out a 93. I don’t know, he might have been working on something, but it was down.”

    According to Brian Cashman, he hasn’t been made aware of a slip in Robertson’s velocity and therefore isn’t concerned.

    “It hasn’t come up at all,’’ the general manager said.

    A check of Robertson’s velocity numbers last season indicates he throws harder as the season progresses. In early April he was at 90.5 mph. At the end of May it was 93.2. In the final days of June it was 92.4. At the end of July he was at 92 and at the end of August, 91.5. On Sept. 29 Robertson’s fastball was 91.8.

    So, while 88 to 90 might indicate a drop, its high side is only a half mph from what Robertson threw early last April.

    Hey, it happens.

    This is just about the age where Gregg Olson, another short-righty-curveballer, went south.

    Attagirl

    Posted by on March 31st, 2014 · Comments (0)

    Brian Cashman’s Opening Day All-Stars

    Posted by on March 31st, 2014 · Comments (2)

    The Yankees Opening Day D.H. in 2013 was Ben Francisco.
    The Yankees Opening Day 3B in 2009 was Cody Ransom.
    The Yankees Opening Day 1B in 2007 was Josh Phelps.
    The Yankees Opening Day 2B in 2005 was Tony Womack.
    The Yankees Opening Day 2B in 2004 was Enrique Wilson.

    Good times.

    He’s Got A Wipeout Pitch With That Splitter

    Posted by on March 30th, 2014 · Comments (15)

    Nope, that’s not someone talking about Masahiro Tanaka’s splitter this spring – although it sounds like what you hear everyday this spring about the new Yankees hurler’s signature pitch. More so, it’s what they were saying about (then) Yankees “stud” import starting pitcher Jose Contreras in 2003:

    The knee buckled, the pitch knuckled and, in the stands at Yankee Stadium, Billy Connors might have chuckled. When José Contreras struck out the Orioles’ Jay Gibbons on a forkball in the seventh inning yesterday, it delighted Connors, the Yankees’ organizational pitching sage. This is what the Yankees had been waiting for.

    ”When he can pitch ahead, he’s going to have great success, because he can wipe you out,” Connors said. ”He’s got a wipeout pitch with that split.”

    Consider the Orioles wiped out. Making his first appearance for the Yankees in more than 11 weeks, Contreras dominated Baltimore for seven innings in a 7-0 victory. He allowed three singles and a walk, striking out five and showing the combination of power pitching and trickery that the Yankees found so irresistible last winter.

    Contreras threw fastballs that reached 97 miles an hour, but all of his strikeouts came on splitters. Or, more precisely, they came on the pitch that is now called the splitter. ”It’s an old-fashioned forkball,” said Mel Stottlemyre, the Yankees’ pitching coach.

    For the record, two years into his Yankees career, Contreras was traded for the immortal Esteban Loaiza.

    The Last Time The Yankees Finished With Back-To-Back Full Seasons Of Less Than 86 Wins

    Posted by on March 30th, 2014 · Comments (2)

    I say “full” because you have to excluded the shortened seasons of 1994-95.

    Well, the last time the Yankees had back-to-back seasons where they had 85 wins or less would be 1991-1992. And, that was the tail end of 1989-1992, when it was a terrible time to be a Yankees fan.

    If it happens, will that be enough to get Brian Cashman fired?

    Thanks, Yanks

    Posted by on March 29th, 2014 · Comments (13)

    A case can be made that the greatest games in the history of the Pirates, Diamondbacks, Red Sox, Rays and Mariners all came against the New York Yankees, no?  How many other franchises have five or more of these games on their ledger?

    Solarte Over Nunez

    Posted by on March 29th, 2014 · Comments (0)

    Oh, solo mio Noonie!

    For the record, it’s pronounced Yahn-HUR-veese Soh-LAHR-tay.

    On The Field Of Play A.L. East Prediction

    Posted by on March 29th, 2014 · Comments (3)

    Another one showing the Yankees with 85-87 wins this season.

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