Found February 28, 2012 on
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With 2012 Spring Training games about to start, the question on New York Yankee fans is who are you most excited to see play this spring?
Yankees prospect Manny Banuelos. Image via newsday.com
My answer was easy, pitching prospect Manny Banuelos.
It is no secret that Banuelos has been on my radar for some time now, as I first wrote about him back in November of 2010 as being the Yankees Cheapest Cliff Lee Back-Up Plan.
When I saw the 5’10 lefty last Spring Training, my immediate thought was this kid is a future ace, just read Manny Mania, Manny Rules.
What was so impressive was that Banuelos clearly displayed the maturity of a Major League pitcher (read New York Finally Gets A Manny); by the way he controlled his emotions on the mound. No doubt there were flaws as he walked guys, but he remained poised when he got into jams.
A native Mexican features three pitches; a mid-nineties+ fastball with remarkable movement; a wicked change-up and a curveball that need some wor...
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Kuroda on the mound as a Dodger. Image via Wikipedia
It is no secret that the New York Yankees main focus this Spring Training is to figure out the 2012 starting pitching rotation.
Up to now, skipper Joe Girardi has only confirmed the obvious, that ace CC Sabathia will be the Yankees’ Opening Day starter vs. the Tampa Bay Rays, on April 6th at Tropicana Field.
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Guys workout in different and sometimes creative ways during the offseason so hearing that Nick Swisher worked with NFL trainers during the offseason is no big deal. But because Swisher is not your typical player it is interesting to hear that he worked with a sports psychologist during the offseason.
“It’s one thing to be in great physical shape, but anybody can do that if...
In reaction to Valentine's criticism of his 2001 ALDS flip play at the plate, Derek Jeter thinks Bobby is just bored, so he has to stir some crap up to pass the time.
ESPN New York:
"I'm indifferent, really," Jeter said on Wednesday in regards to comments Valentine made regarding the famous "flip play" Jeter made at home plate against the Oakland...
The Inertia of Sabathia? From space traceable movement has been detected.
SAN DIEGO (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) Astronomers from the Palomar Observatory astro-physics lab located at the California Institute of Technology have discovered that New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is moving one quarter inch per year, confirming the find yesterday afternoon. Bogged down by...
I am so HAPPY Bobby Valentine is the Head Coach of the Boston Red Sox. It gives me more reason to laugh at/HATE those chokejobs in BOSTON and that cocky piece of **** in Bobby V. For A guy who HAS NEVER WON A DIVISION TITLE IN HIS LIFE, and had to coach in ******* Japan cause no one wanted his big mouthed, egotistical ass; TO DISS DEREK JETER (not in a joking manner) is pathetic...
It sounds like Derek Jeter won't need an extra toothbrush in his St. Petersburg mansion during spring training this year. The New York Daily News reported that the New York Yankees former squeeze Minka Kelly was spotted being squired around a Hollywood club by Wilmer Valderrama— better known as the character Fez on "That '70's Show."
Sources told the...
Getting his body into optimal shape this winter was an arduous task for Nick Swisher, but the work he put into his mental game is what he’s counting on to make the biggest difference this season.
New York Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain has thrown off a full mound for the first time in eight months after elbow ligament replacement surgery.
TAMPA — The man who knows Michael Pineda better than any Yankees employee believes the towering right-hander has what it takes to master the changeup.
“In the minor leagues in 2010 his changeup was more effective than the slider,’’ Mariners pitching coach Carl Willis told The Post yesterday via phone from...
Nick Swisher is hoping that his gains from a new training program will pay huge dividends as he enters a potential free agency season.
Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain threw off a full mound Tuesday for the first time in eight months after elbow ligament replacement surgery.
Bobby Valentine has only been wearing a Boston Red Sox uniform for about two weeks and he's already taking a few jabs at the archrival New York Yankees. Many thought that the outspoken manager's arrival in Boston could add even more spice to one of the most heated rivalries in professional sports, and it hasn't taken long for that to hold true.