Found March 14, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
The 2011 season seemed like the typical New York Yankees season. They won an AL-high 97 games and the AL East division crown....and then lost to the Tigers in five games in the ALDS. The Yankees are mainly an older team, and they didn't get much younger this offseason....with one notable exception. Yankees on TOCEnd of Season PostmortemTop Ten ProspectsYou May Say I'm a Dreamer  Depth Chart (as of 3/14)C: Russell Martin1B: Mark Teixeira2B: Robinson CanoSS: Derek Jeter3B: Alex RodriguezLF: Brett GardnerCF: Curtis GrandersonRF: Nick SwisherDH: Raul IbanezSP: CC SabathiaSP: Hiroki KurodaSP: Michael PinedaSP: Ivan NovaSP: Phil HughesCL: Mariano Rivera New FacesRaul Ibanez was brought in by the team for the expressed purpose of keeping him off the field on defense, which is probably the best move at this time in his career. Michael Pineda was acquired from the Mariners to add a legitmiate studly young pitcher to the rotation. The team also signed former Mariners closer David...

Could Pineda Open the Season in the Minors?

According to George A. King III, it's definitely a possibility:Paperwork might determine what the Yankees pitching rotation looks like, and it's not out of the question Michael Pineda could start the season at Triple-A. Wednesday, for the second straight day, manager Joe Girardi mentioned minor league options and how they may factor into the four-arm competition for the...

New York Yankees: Harping on another team’s prospect

New York Yankee fans should make a point to tune in, or DVR both today and Friday’s Spring Training games vs. the Washington Nationals. Image via Wikipedia And not to watch the Yankees, but to check out Nationals prodigy prospect Bryce Harper. This 19-year old is supposedly so ridiculously good it might remind you of the good old days of Lin-Sanity at MSG. Kidding…because...

Fielding guru John Dewan on Derek Jeter at shortstop: He is the worst

One of the biggest concerns surrounding Derek Jeter now that he is toward the tail end of his career is defense.  If and when the time comes that he is no longer a viable shortstop, who’s going to tell the Yankee captain he has to switch positions? According to fielding guru John Dewan — who is the author of “The Fielding Bible” and a respected defensive statistician ...

Garcia OK After Taking Comebacker Off the Hand

Freddy Garcia was forced out of today's spring training game after being hit on his right hand by an Edwin Encarnacion liner. He was taken for x-rays after the game and luckily for the Yankees they came back negative. The Yankees are saying he has a right hand contusion and so far there is no word on how much time he'll miss, if any.

AP Newsbreak: No expanded replay in MLB this year

Center fielder Curtis Granderson raising his glove, hoping to convince an umpire that he made the catch. Jim Thome twisting his body, trying to coax a liner to kick up chalk. Those tricky calls aren't being farmed out to technology quite yet. Major League Baseball says expanded replay is out for this year, with the goal now to put the extra looks in play for 2013. Baseball...

Red Sox 1, Yankees 0

Bobby Valentine smiled his big, wide smile, surrounded by media, talking about the Red Sox and the Yankees. Baseball's hottest rivalry gets a new provocateur this year. ''The intensity will be interesting. Looking forward to it? Who knows?'' he said. Valentine stood in the third base dugout at Steinbrenner Field before his Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees...

WWE announces that Torrie Wilison & Alex Rodriguez will be at WM 28

The following is from Torrie Wilson has just confirmed exclusively to that she and her beau – New York Yankees All-Star third baseman and Miami native Alex Rodriguez – will be attending all the festivities in Miami for WrestleMania weekend! The former WWE Diva plans on showing “A-Rod” why the spectacle of The Show of Shows is the place to be from March 30...

Yankees 8, Nationals 5

Michael Pineda moved a step closer to securing a spot in the Yankees' rotation with 3 2-3 solid innings but Chien-Ming Wang had a setback in his pursuit of a starting job with the Nationals when he strained his left hamstring in New York's 8-5 win over Washington on Thursday. Wang left the game in the third inning after he collided with Russell Martin. Wang fielded Martin...

Felix Doubront, Ivan Nova Squaring Off in First Red Sox-Yankees Showdown of Spring

TAMPA, Fla. –– It isn't exactly the Red Sox' premier squad, but Bobby Valentine brought some starters to take on the Yankees. Here's a look at Tuesday night's spring training lineups. Red Sox Mike Aviles, SS Dustin Pedroia, 2B Jacoby Ellsbury, DH Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C Will Middlebrooks, 3B Lars Anderson, 1B Juan Carlos Linares, CF Josh Kroeger, RF Alex Hassan...

10 Bold Predictions: Shortstop

We continue with our Bold Predictions series a the “6″ position — shortstop. Boy, does it get ugly quick here, but as you will see there are a couple of nice sleeper options later in the draft with some nice category specialists. Let’s get to the predictions! 1. Eduardo Nunez will score 75 runs and steal 30 bases. Odds: 25 percent The Yankees have Alex Rodriguez at third...
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