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AL BEast Notebook – Feb 19
Despite the pressure and media microscope, pitching for the Yankees lately has had its advantages as the Bombers have led the league in either home runs or runs scored (or both) in each of the last four seasons. That may not be the case in 2013 as the Yankees will be without Swisher, Martin, Ibanez and A-Rod, so the room for error will be smaller.
(note: grades are based on rotation spot comparison, i.e. ace vs. other aces, 2 vs. 2)
Ace: C.C. Sabathia (B+)
2. Huroki Kuroda (B+)
3. Andy Pettitte (B)
4. Phil Hughes (C+)
5. Ivan Nova (C)
In the mix: David Phelps, Adam Warren
Down the road: Michael Pineda
For the Yankees to contend at the top of the division CC must be healthy and effective. There is no doubt that Sabathia is the ace, but he has not been dominant like he was early in his career or when compared to the other top-of-the-rotation arms. He has been great and dependable, always going 8 or 9 innings whether he has his best stuff or...
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What is wrong with the New York Yankees farm system?
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I will get right to the point.
As of today, the state of the Yankees farm system is actually irrelevant.
And here is why.
Fact is it does not house the talent to immediate help the team in 2013.
Too many of the top prospects took a step back last season due to injuries and promotions. Obviously...
The New York Yankees had a strong regular season in 2012 as they won 95 games and the AL East pennant by 2 games over Baltimore. Joe Girardi’s team snuck past the Orioles in the ALDS in a full 5-game series. All of those warm, fuzzy feelings were quickly evaporated though as they scored just 6 runs in a 4-game sweep at the hands of the Tigers.
New York had a +136 run differential...
When Phil Hughes reported back pain the other day, the Yankiverse hope was that Santa would bring us a minor muscle tweak. No problemo, minor muscle tweaks. You cure them by drinking a 12-pack of Keystone in a hot tub. Muscle tweaks fade away. Phil could go on Craig's List Tampa and find himself a nice $50 back rub. Just as long as it wasn't a disc...Well, it's a disc...
"Then Samson prayed to God, 'Remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.' Samson said, 'Let me die with the Philistines!'"And so it happened that David Price, baseball's most aptly named Philistine, declared that he shalt not shaveth his beautiful...
Before fracturing his ankle in game one of the ALCS against the Tigers last October, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was told he had a stress fracture in his foot. Yankees GM Brian Cashman said that the team only knew about a bone bruise, and manager Joe Girardi agreed with that statement. But during a media session on Sunday, Jeter came out with the revelation of the stress fracture...
New York Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes will join Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson on the disabled list for the start of the season.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced the decision Wednesday after watching Hughes pitch in his second minor league exhibition game since returning from a bulging disk in his upper back.
Hughes is expected to miss his...
According to Andy McCullough of The Star Ledger via twitter, Phil Hughes will be shutdown for almost a week due to a bulging disc.
Hughes experienced stiffness in his upper back toward his shoulder blade, and underwent an MRI. Today at media day at the Yankees’ Spring Training complex, Hughes revealed the diagnosis.
He originally aggrivated his back during infield drills while...
Brett Gardner was sorely missed in 2012.
The Bronx Bombers. A name that has always been appropriate when talking about the New York Yankees and their propensity for hitting the long ball. However, 2013 might be more Bronx Bunters than Bronx Bombers.
Okay, that might be a bit of a stretch, but do not expect this team to resemble teams of years past. The Yankees have finished 1st...
There has been a problem — an epidemic of sorts — that has plagued the Twitter accounts of many corporations. They are being overtaken by an unknown hacker who is then tweeting sometimes-offensive comments from the accounts. First, it was Burger King who was hacked. Then it was Jeep:
.@jeep Glad everything is back to normal.
— BurgerKing (@BurgerKing) February 19, 2013
Recorded yesterday, shortly after Derek Jeter gave his State Of The Captain address, this episode includes a breakdown of what Jeter said in the presser, as well as other Yankee news and notes from Tampa.Also in this episode is another chance to win a bottle of NYY Fragrance! It's my best giveaway to date. You have a chance to win a Silver Fragrance Limited Edition 6.7 oz bottle...
Are the New York Yankees suddenly caving in to the thought of Robinson Cano bolting the Bronx before the team's best all-around player hits the free agent market after this season.
Cano's agent, Scott Boras, has made it clear that he won't ignore lucrative offers from other clubs but, at the same time, informed the Yankees he won't ignore overtures from them.
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You can deny it all you want, jump up and down, throw a tantrum, or just ignore the facts – the choice is yours. But when you look at the evidence, there is no denying that David Wright has practically mirrored Derek Jeter in terms of overall production and value to the team during the regular season. In fact, Wright outproduced Jeter over a broad array of offensive...
Look we wish Kevin Youkilis all the best. After all he was a rock for the Boston Red Sox for a long time.
And while some will harbor resentment for his signing with the Red Sox's most hated rival, the New York Yankees, I personally hope he does well, just not against the Sox.
But still, there's so much wrong with this picture.
First off, it's Youk in...