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BOSTON -- When Curtis Granderson first stepped into the batter's box against pitcher Michael Pineda last year, he didn't notice any fear. "He came out, he came right at you," Granderson said Monday before the Hot Stove Cool Music roundtable. "I don't remember the exact results of what we did against him [New York won 4-3], but I knew he was in there, knew he was confident and wasn't intimidated by the Yankee lineup." Although Pineda -- who was traded from Seattle to New York earlier this month -- is changing addresses, Granderson said he expects his new teammate's aggressiveness...
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BOSTON –– Like most baseball aficionados, Curtis Granderson monitored the Prince Fielder bonanza in the offseason. When the former Brewers first baseman inked a nine-year deal last week with the Tigers, Granderson -- who spent six seasons in Detroit -- lauded Fielder and his former club for the shocking marriage. “The best thing was everyone was like ‘Wow’,” Granderson...
Since my mind has been on the New York Giants and Super Bowl XLVI, I neglected to comment on New York Post Joel Sherman’s tweet
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from this past Sunday, about the Yankees signing reliever Manny Delcarmen to a minor league deal.
Truthfully, I didn’t realize Delcarmen still pitched because I hadn’t heard his name since he was a Boston Red Sox years ago.
Brian Cashman and Theo Epstein say after years of being on opposite sides of baseball's most bitter rivalry, they are looking forward to being able to make deals with one another.
The Yankees general manager and the former general manager of the Red Sox appeared together at a forum Tuesday at Sacred Heart University.
The 38-year-old Epstein, now president of baseball operations...
The Yankees drafted left-handed pitcher Matt Tracy in the 24th round of the 2011 MLB Draft out of the University of Mississippi. A two-way player in college, he not only showed advanced polish once permanently moving to the mound for the Staten Island Yankees in his debut season but he also saw a significant uptick in his overall stuff.
The deal that sent Michael Pineda to the Yankees has made him the talk of the rotation, but the real breakout candidate this year could be free agent Hiroki Kuroda.
Kuroda is 36, so calling him a breakout candidate probably sounds odd; pitchers that are already past the age of 35 don’t normally improve significantly. He is, however, entering his fifth season in the States, and...
Brian Cashman and Theo Epstein say after years of being on opposite sides of baseball's most bitter rivalry, they are looking forward to being able to make deals with one another. The Yankees general manager and the former general manager of the Red Sox appeared together at a forum Tuesday at Sacred Heart University.