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It’s time to start looking ahead to the 2013 fantasy baseball season. Here are a couple players noticeably affected by OPS.
Kevin Youkilis – Sigh no more, fantasy owners. I’m expecting a rebound for Youkilis in 2013. I’ll admit that I was worried about The Greek God of Injures at the beginning of this year after his slow start, especially since he’s past his peak years and has a storied injury history. Youk fact of the day: he has never played more than 147 games in a season. Worse yet, he hasn’t played in over 140 games in a season since 2008. Meanwhile, he only graced us with his mediocre presence in 122 games this past season. Despite it sounding like time to jump ship, I’m going to advocate steering back towards the old man. On a side note, how weird will it be to see him on the Yankees? Although this wouldn’t be the first time a Red Sox player moved to the Bronx…The post I Will Wait, I Will Wait For Youk appeared first on Fantasy Baseball Blog at Razzball.com.
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Outfielder Nick Swisher, who spent the past four seasons in New York, has agreed to a four-year, $56 million contract with the Cleveland Indians, according to The New York Daily News.
The deal includes a $14 million vesting option for a fifth year based on plate appearances that could make the contract's total value $70 million through the 2017 season.
Swisher, 32, batted...
Free-agent third baseman Casey McGehee, who played for the Pirates and Mets last season after spending 2009-11 with the Milwaukee Brewers, is reportedly headed to Japan.
According to the Japanese site Sankei and MSN Japan, McGehee will sign a one-year deal worth 1.3 million with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of the Nippon Professional Baseball League.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported...
OF Nick Swisher will bid adieu to the New York Yankees and put down stakes with the Cleveland Indians.
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ABSTRACT: In an earlier report, we empirically discussed the positive news that the Yankees next year will field a second team - let's call them Yankees II - in the rookie dirt-level Gulf Coast League of Florida. In this paper - assuming you print it out - we will consider the cutting edge ramifications of this development, with regard to space-and-time particle physics.The worlds...
Just as fans start to comprehend that the New York Yankees are all about one-year deals this off-season, the brass throws another curveball that makes no sense.
Here is the gist of it:
- Russell Martin signs a 2-year, $17 million deal with the Pirates, as Yankees didn’t even counter the offer as it was one season too many.
- Yankees watch their everyday...
Free-agent third baseman Casey McGehee, whose numbers have declined since his productive 2009 and 2010 seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, has agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million deal to play for the Rakuten Golden Eagles of the Japanese baseball league, according to the Japanese site Sankei. McGehee's deal could be worth as much as $2 million if he reaches certain incentives...
The New York Yankees did not make an offer to veteran
catcher A.J. Pierzynski before he signed with the Texas Rangers last night, and
the team is currently planning on going with three in-house options behind the
plate, Francisco Cervelli, Chris Stewart and Austin Romine, according to Jon
Heyman of CBS Sports.
#yankees did NOT make an offer to AJ pierzynski. plan at present...
Last January, when the Yankees signed Raul Ibanez instead of Johnny Damon for the position of third nipple, I went Wayne LaPierre on the rappelling rag doll known as Brian Cashman. I wanted Johnny - a great former Yankee - instead of a Philadelphia steak sandwich. When Raul didn't hit his weight - or hair count - in spring training, I rambled and ranted about Cashman's epic...
The New York Yankees weren’t ready to break the bank for Nick Swisher. But the Cleveland Indians were happy to oblige.
Terry Francona‘s new club emerged from “a half-dozen teams” to win over Swisher with a four-year, $56 million deal that includes a fifth-year vesting option of $14 million based on plate appearances, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News....
While the New York Yankees are not close to acquiring an
outfielder at this point, the team continues to pursue a right-handed bat, with
the potential targets including Vernon Wells of the Los Angeles Angels and free
agents Scott Hairston and Jeff Baker, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Yankees not currently close on any trade talks for an outfielder; Texas was in...
Relevant.By all accounts, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is a bro’s bro, whether he’s doing everyone a favor by releasing Minka Kelly back into the wild or handing out autographs after one-night stands. And sure, being a Yankee legend in this frenzied media era means that he’s subject to more criticism and scorn than any Bombers of the past, but he’s played it pretty...
There is a report that catcher A.J. Pierzynski has agreed Thursday on a one-year deal to join the Texas Rangers. Still waiting to hear contract details.
There has been only one free agent (from another team) that I’ve been adamant about the Yankees going after this winter–this guy. Yet a few weeks ago, Brian Cashman said that the Yankees would not pursue Pierzynski and they...
Nick Swisher has signed a four-year deal with the Cleveland Indians. Swisher, 32, will earn $56 million over the course of the contract and a vesting fifth year could push the deal to a total value of $70 million.
Swisher spent the last four seasons with the New York Yankees. A career .256/.361/.467 hitter, Swisher has hit 21 or more home runs dating back to 2005.
TRENTON – The Yankees provided fans of their Double-A affiliate, the Trenton Thunder, a Christmas present Friday
It was announced manager Tony Franklin will return to Trenton for the seventh consecutive season.
“I’m thrilled to return to Trenton,’’ said Franklin. “I’m having so much fun. I enjoy working to help the youngsters they send me get better. Why should I retire...