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IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught:
Today, the Yankees finally put the whipping mule known as Chris Dickerson out of its misery.His only crime, as Mike A at River Ave eulogized, was to be a left-handed outfielder on a team laden - some might say top-heavy - with left-handed outfielders. He was dropped so the Yankees could sign Russ Canzler off the scrap heap. Canzler, jettisoned by the Cleveland Indians, bats right. That's how it works. C-Dick spent last year exiled to the New York State Thruway, eating Sbaro's microwave pizza and holding his pee between the Geneva and Syracuse exits. He hit over .300, earned a September coffee break and played well with the Yankees - 2 home runs, 5 RBIs, 3 stolen bases, in 14 at bats - not that anybody cared.This happened around the time that Curtis Granderson was turning into a blind version of Dave King Kong Kingman, chasing the elusive 200 whiff barrier, and prompting the Yankees to eye the season-long-injured Brett Gardner as a Grandish replacement. Good grief, Dickerson ...
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The Yankees yesterday landed 2011 International League MVP Russ Canzler, setting up a spring training mano-a-mano, all-or-squat, loser-goes-to-Scranton battle with Matt Diaz for the title of 2013 Righthanded Fourth Outfielder and Occasional DH, or RFOODH (pronounced RAW-FOOD-HUH) .Canzler vs Diaz! The Fight to be the Mighty Righty. Here's the tale of the tape:AGE: Canzler:...
Let me start by declaring that I have been a HUGE fan of linebacker Ray Lewis since the Baltimore Ravens beat my New York Giants in the Super Bowl XXXV back in 2000. (you can read my 2012 ALDS story about my encounter with Ray here or my past post titled Rarefied Ray.) To give you more of an idea of the adoration I have for this man, after watching the Ravens torch my Giants...
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told
reporters, including Anthony Rieber of Newsday, that he’s not currently
targeting a catcher or bullpen help at this point in the offseason.
"Our catchers are here on the roster," Cashman
said. "It was either Russell Martin or we're going from within.""I cannot talk about players on the...
Mariano Rivera missed nearly all of the baseball season after tearing his ACL, but the Yankees closer says he is close to a full recovery.
The New York Yankees have claimed infielder/outfielder Russ Canzler off waivers from the Cleveland Indians, the Yankees announced Friday. Canzler, 26, appeared in 26 games, including 24 starts, for the Indians as a September call-up in 2012. He hit .269 with three home runs. The Yankees will need to make a corresponding move to make room on the 40-man roster.
The New York Yankees seem to have one strategy this off season. They want to sign older players near the end of their careers to 1 year deals, and their interest in veteran Lance Berkman is the perfect example of this trend.
Berkman is entering his 15th major league season and will be the ripe age of 37 at the end of 2013 campaign. The Yanks have their eye on Berkman’s bat, he’s...
Was $99.99. Now $69.99! It's dropping below the ground. At this rate, by 2014, the price of Yankee Stadium grass will be less than Scott's Turf-Builder. (Thanks I'm Bill White)
Under the city lights of New York, Nick Swisher's personality often shined brighter than his performance. The smiling, laughing right fielder was largely overshadowed by the bigger names in the Yankees' lineup, but this winter, the Indians gave Swisher the star treatment and wooed him to Cleveland with a four-year deal. "Where we were going to be wanted and where we...
The New York Yankees are hoping to get back their closer Mariano Rivera for the start of the 2013 season. The latest reports continues to be encouraging. According to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, Rivera is not far off from his throwing program.
Mariano Rivera plans to start throwing in about a week, says his knee feels about “95 percent.”
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) January...
Cleveland waived him. Ha.We solve our RH RF-DH problem... at a fraction of the cost!Smart homemakers always choose Canzler.
The New York Yankees are interested in free agent slugger
Lance Berkman, according to Ken Davidoff of The New York Post, but it’s not clear if the veteran would consider returning to the Big Apple given the
interest of clubs from his home state of Texas.
The #Yankees are interested in Lance Berkman, but it's not clear whether he'd consider a return to NY given the...
The off-season is winding down. Pitchers and catchers report to camp next month. The season starts in a little less than three months. Are you excited, Yankee fans?With the $189 million payroll threshold just a year away, I have been wondering just how excited this team's fans will be as it approaches that very un-Yankee-like deadline. In the decades before the dynasty of the...
The Colorado Rockies continue to target starting pitching
this winter, and while there is nothing currently brewing on the trade front,
Troy Renck of The Denver Post expects the team to express interest in a trio of
low-cost arms, including Derek Lowe, Freddy Garcia and Brandon Webb.
Rockies still looking for pitching.Nothing brewing on trade.Will be interested to see if...