Found November 28, 2011 on
NY Daily News:
As Curtis Granderson belted one home run after another last season, he heard a familiar refrain from his doubters.
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From Bob Elliot:The New York Yankees are interested in right-hander Kyle Drabek, who made 14 starts in the Jays rotation and the next 15 at triple-A Las Vegas. The Yanks have CC Sabathia, Ivan Nova, Phil Hughes and A.J. Burnett in the rotation. They are reported to have re-signed right-hander Freddy Garcia. Yankees people are asking Jays scouts questions and as well as Phillies people...
Key Stats: The old argument is that people draft a veteran player that is on the decline too early because of name recognition. With Derek Jeter it's gotten to the point where the name recognition is so big that the reverse can happen and people are actually underestimating his value. Obviously Jeter isn't the player he was a decade ago, but he still gets the numbers. Last...
Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza is the latest name floating around the Yankees Universe, as the Chicago Cubs are supposedly willing to hear trade offers for the right-hander according to Tom Loxas over at Cub Insider and confirmed via tweet from ESPN’s Buster Onley.
Here are Garza’s numbers from 2010-2011 (all stats compliments of baseball-refernce.com):
IS A GARZA TRADE WORTH...
Though many in and out of the Yankees organization believe the offseason will be empty if another starter isn’t added, center fielder Curtis Granderson is comfortable going into next season with the same cast that was eliminated by the Tigers in the ALDS after winning the AL East.
Well, he worked in 2011. The Yankees shored up their rotation by bringing back Freddy Garcia. Any time you can sign someone to a one year deal, it’s worth taking a shot on and the Yankees are looking to pay Garcia between $4 and $5 million in 2012. Garcia was solid in 25 starts and [...]
The Yankees, above all, have made it clear that pitching is not simply the top priority this offseason but perhaps the only priority. More evidence of this reality can be found in an 11/29 column
by New York Post writer Kevin Kernan...
The Yankees will be on site to conduct business at the Hilton Anatole when the baseball world converges upon Dallas beginning Monday, considering possibilities to improve a roster that already appears quite formidable.