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New York Yankees
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This we know: The Yankees have the money, the dough, the clams, the potatoes, the scarfa, the buefluentes, the big green mingaroos. They can afford any free agent. Likewise, they can build the best farm system. So one question: Why compete in the one arena where they have no inherent advantage: Trades.What if the Yankees stood pat? What if they signed free agents and developed young players... and never made trades.Here is the current alt-earth Yankee lineup. All are homegrown or signed as a free agent. Following each is a comparison (+ 0 -) to the current Yankee. Zero means it's a wash. 1B: Mark Teixeira 02B: Robbie Cano 03B: Alex Rodriguez 0SS: Derek Jeter 0 RF: Austin Jackson/Jose Tabata 0 (vs Swisher)LF: Brett Gardner/Juan Rivera/Raul Ibanez 0CF: Melky Cabrera 0 (vs Grandy)C: Russell Martin 0 DH: Jesus Montero/Andruw Jones/Nick Johnson 0UT: Eduardo Nunez, Jayson Nix, Frankie Cervelli 0Starting PitchersCC Sabathia 0Ian Kennedy + (vs Nova)Andy Pettitte 0Hiroki Kuroda 0Phil ...
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With their first pick in the 2012 1st-year player draft, the Yankees selected right handed pitcher Ty Hensley out of Edmond Santa Fe High School in Oklahoma with the 30th overall pick.
Hensley is big and projectable at 6-foot-4, 220-pounds who has been compared to Phil Hughes physically. His fastball sits at 93-94 mph with his fastball and occasionally touches 98 with it. He has...
<a href="http://NYYUniverse.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-feed-statistics/feed-statistics.php?url=aHR0cDovL05ZWVVuaXZlcnNlLmNvbS9taW5vci1sZWFndWVzL21pbm9ycy13cmFwLXVwLXpvaWxvcy1ncmFuZC1zbGFtLXBvd2Vycy10aHVuZGVyL2F0dGFjaG1lbnQvYWxtb250ZS8=" rel=\"attachment wp-att-7276\">Zoilo Almonte's grand slam sparked the Thunder victory (Photo Credit: Michael...
These umpires are getting out of control. First, Russell Martin has to deal with Laz Diaz, who refused to let him throw new balls back to the mound because he hadn’t earned the right. Now, Joe Girardi and hitting coach Kevin Long have a run in with Bob Davidson, who Girardi accused of goading them into getting ejected over the weekend.
“You saw the call on Curtis in a 2-1...
With their 17th round pick in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player draft, the Yankees selected Tim Flight, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound left handed pitcher out of Southern New Hampshire University.
The 21-year-old Flight was named NCBWA and ABCA Division II Pitcher of the Year and he is a finalist for the Tino Martinez award, given to the best Division II player in the country. He earned...
With their 16th round pick in the 2012 First-Year Player draft, the Yankees selected Stefan Lopez, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound, junior out of Southeastern Louisiana University.
Lopez, who just celebrated his 21st birthday on Monday, is coming off an amazing junior year after leading the nation in saves. In 29.1 innigs this season, he posted a 0.61 ERA, 42 strikeouts and just five walks...
With their 19th round pick in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player draft, the Yankees selected Dietrich Enns, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound left handed pitcher out of Central Michigan University.
A 21-year-old college junior, Enns is primarily a reliever who posted a 2.34 ERA with 43 strikeouts and 23 walks in 57.2 innings. He’s a guy who has also done well for himself in the Cape Cod league...
With their second round pick in the 2012 first-year player draft, the Yankees took a 21-year-old, 6-foot-4, 226-pound catcher out of the University of Miami, Peter O’Brien.
O’Brien is a big power hitting type with some work to do on his swing and his defense behind the plate. The Yankees found another strong work ethic type though so it shouldn’t be a huge problem. His ceiling...
Time for some fun graphs, folks.
What might this graph tell us? Quite a lot (none of which, remember, tells the whole story). From glancing, you might come to some or all of these conclusions:
The Yankees suck with runners in scoring position as a function of their low batting average.
The Yankees don’t only suck with runners in scoring position, but they suck on the same...
BBDP MVP: Tyler Austin – 3/5, HR
Triple-A Empire State: Another double-header
Game one: W 4-0 vs Norfolk. W: Warren (3-3)
Kevin Russo: 2/4, R, K, SB (11) (.289)
Corban “CoJo” Joseph: 1/4, R, HR (2), 2 RBI (.286) He must be pumped about this call up, two homeruns already for a guy who normally doesn’t hit many.
Ronnier “Musketeer” Mustelier: 2/4, RBI, K (.308)
There are many out there who question the Yankees methods in their advancement, instruction, and mentoring of prospects as they advance through the farm system. A few months ago, I examined the art of developing starting pitchers, and how the Yankees matched up with other teams. As it turned out, they are one of the best teams in the number of starting pitchers they’ve developed...
Another scouting profile brought to you by Dayne Huber. It’s his first crack at a position player, and he did a great job with it. Check it out.
The Yankees 2010 second round draft pick was a surprise pick and many scouts and talent evaluators considered it a reach. Angelo Gumbs was just 17 at the time of the draft, the second youngest player drafted by any team that year. When...
Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano has been named captain of the American League Home Run Derby team, and he says he will go for his second straight title with his dad again throwing the pitches.
Los Angeles Dodgers injured outfielder Matt Kemp is leading the NL team for the derby at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on July 9 as part of the All-Star weekend festivities. Kemp is...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Russell Martin hit a grand slam to help stop the Yankees' struggles with the bases loaded and Andy Pettitte was dominant again at home, leading New York to a 7-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
Nick Swisher hit an RBI double after Raul Ibanez was walked intentionally and the Yankees treated Rays starter James Shields to another drubbing in...
Russell Martin hit a grand slam to help stop the Yankees' struggles with the bases loaded and Andy Pettitte was dominant again at home, leading New York to a 7-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
Nick Swisher hit an RBI double after Raul Ibanez was walked intentionally and the Yankees treated Rays starter James Shields to another drubbing in the Bronx. Pettitte...
Taking today's temperature of the all-important Yankees-Red Sox rivalry:Russell Martin shows muscle! New England TVs show basketball!