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IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught:
Former Blue Jay stuffed suit Keith Law, now an ESPN analyist, is ranking the Yankees farm system 10th in baseball. Baseball America had us No. 11. John Sickels, a former assistant to Bill James, also at ESPN, puts us at No. 14. So there you have it. Middle of the pack.In each case, we have reached this middling status due to players who - because they are still south of Double A - are not currently top prospects, but who have the potential to become them.Listen: These rankings are flat-out crapola. They mean nothing. They serve as a parlor game, a diversion to get us through the winter doldrums, until pitchers and catchers straggle in. You can rank the Yankees anywhere, because nothing will prove you wrong: The Yankees have nobody on the verge. Nobody. And it's crazy to hear devoted bloggers rant about how the team could rank higher if so-and-so has a breakout year because - well - hey, thank you, Dr. Einstein, for summing it up!Last year, we anticipated Dellin Betances breaking...
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So the Alex Rodriguez saga continues, but no one can seem to find him?
Alex Rodriguez – Yankee Stadium.
Well according Bill Maddon of the New York Daily News :
“The latest word on Alex Rodriguez, wherever he is, is that he’s scared. Not scared because of all these revelations about his involvement with an associate named Tony Bosch, an alleged dispenser of HGH and testosterone...
The Yankees captain thinks Alex Rodriguez should speak out publicly on the latest round of PED allegations before he makes his feelings known on the subject.
Mark Teixeira says he is “overpaid.”
Usually when athletes talk about their contracts, they are complaining about how small it is, but, apparently, Mark Teixeira is not one of those athletes. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, he stated that he is overpaid and “on the backside of [his] career.” Talk about honesty.
A week following a Yankee player who has...
When Brian Cashman began his internship with the Yankees in 1987, he saw then GM Woody Woodward buckle under The Boss. Nicknamed The Pharmacist because of his trove of stress-relieving medication, Woodward resigned after one year. Being the General Manager for the Yankees under George Steinbrenner was just as good as an internship it seemed like.
Cashman was almost 20 then, and was...
Alex Rodriguez appears to be hiding. Between rehabbing an injury that could sideline him for much of the 2013 season and facing accusations surrounding performance-enhancing drug use, A-Rod is likely not anxious to speak to the media any time soon. That is why the New York Yankees are doing their best to protect him.
“I’m not going to say to try and keep away the extra, whatever...
Derek Jeter has taken to the field for a full week now and even hit in the batting cage Monday for the first time since breaking his ankle last October. The Yankees shortstop took 55 grounders — but doesn't move move laterally — and said his left ankle is healing right on schedule. He expects to be ready by Opening Day on April 1.
"Everything's been good, everything...
Alex Rodriguez is under fire once again for rumored use of performance enhancing drugs. Rodriguez is rehabbing a bad hip, and in order to keep the media from hounding Rodriguez during his rehab, ESPN New York is reporting that the team will keep his rehab location a secret.
“I’m not going to say to try and keep away the extra whatever you want to call it, paparazzi, whatever...
It’s not too often you hear a player in any sport admit that he is probably overpaid. Market determines value, and whatever you were able to get at the time of free agency is what you were worth. At least, in my opinion. But enter New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, who recently opened [...]
Sitting on a stage with their manager and GM during a
fundraiser, Mariano Rivera and Mark Teixeira vowed to welcome Alex
Rodriguez back to the New York Yankees following the latest drug
allegations against the New York Yankees star.
America’s Game (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)
The wait is over. ESPN’s two-week orgy of analysis is mercifully done and we can finally watch the Ravens and the 49ers battle in Super Bowl XLVII. We thought it would be fun to check in with some Yankees and ask them what their picks were for the Big Game. Check them out. (Watch Brosius guess the exact score–he is so clutch...
During the off-season before the 2009 season it was rumored that the Mets came very close to signing Derek Lowe only to have the Braves swoop in and grab the veteran pitcher. The made a low ball offer that they sat on saying they wouldn't bid against themselves, the Braves missed several pitchers and were able to become the highest bidder. Now most believed that the Braves...
Keith Law is the third noted prospector to rank the Dodgers' farm system in the middle-third, joining John Sickels of Minor League Ball and Baseball America.
Law ranked the system 18th, while Sickels and BA ranked it 19th.
This is what Law had to say about the Dodgers' system:
"They are a little underrepresented in the top 100, but with a lot of guys who'd...