Found January 27, 2012 on Baseball Professor:
Derek Jeter‘s home run power was the subject of one of our top 100 offseason questions posts. Could he get the power back? Our conclusion was that he could get back to being a 10-homer guy like he was in 2010, but it would take some kind of special, throwback effort for him to really exceed that total. That’s just the life of an aging icon. Still, Jeter is probably a .300 hitter in a prolific lineup, and as long as he’s the Yankees’ starting shortstop, he’ll remain among the position’s top fantasy options. Best case scenario: Starlin Castro (CHC) Similar players: Howie Kendrick (LAA), Brandon Phillips (CIN), Erick Aybar (LAA) with fewer steals Worst case scenario: Erick Aybar (LAA) with a lot fewer steals Strengths Runs, batting average, home, versus LHP. Jeter batted either first or second in every game he played last year. With guys like Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano following him in the lineup, it’s hard to imagine a healthy Jeter not scori...

Thurman Munson's Widow Pays Tribute to Jorge Posada at His Retirement News Conference (Video)

Jorge Posada played 17 seasons in the same pinstripes that Thurman Munson sported for 11 years. But the link between the two former Yankees catchers goes well beyond the uniforms that they donned. Munson's wife, Diana, shed some light on the link during Posada's retirement news conference on Tuesday. She credits Posada as the person who brought baseball back into her life...

Hank's Yanks GM Hernandez has died

Herman Hernandez, the general manager of a youth baseball team sponsored by New York Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner, has died. The death of the co-founder of Hank's Jr. Yanks was announced in a statement from Steinbrenner and Hank's Yanks manager Ray Negron. Negron and Hank's Jr. Yanks official Sandy Kyrkostas confirmed Hernandez died Thursday morning of an apparent...

Yankees Designate Kevin Whelan For Assignment

The Yankees designated Kevin Whelan for assignment to create 40-man roster space for Hiroki Kuroda, Jon Heyman of tweets.

Yanks may deal for lefty bat

Andruw Jones is officially back with the Yankees, finalizing a one-year, $2 million deal yesterday and Hiroki Kuroda is expected to be next.But as Brian Cashman said repeatedly this week, he’s hardly finished with his off-season.The Yankees GM said he is continuing to look for a left-handed...

Yankees ink two; Ibanez on radar

The Yankees have their pitching pieces in place, now it’s time to come up with one more left-handed bat. The Yankees officially announced yesterday the signing of free agent right-hander Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year deal worth $10 million with another million in incentives. They also announced they had...

Yanks sign P Kuroda

The New York Yankees signed pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year contract on Thursday.

Yankees finalize Kuroda deal, settle with Logan

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Yankees have finalized their $10 million, one-year contract with free-agent right-hander Hiroki Kuroda.

Jones re-signs with Yankees

The Yankees on Wednesday made official the signing of Andruw Jones to a one-year contract. The 16-year veteran will serve as a pinch-hitter and part-time designated hitter.
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