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Andrew Marchand of ESPN NY has consistently been concerned about Michael Pineda‘s velocity this spring. He, along with some other members of the media and blogosphere, have almost comically tracked each Pineda pitch. The thought of sending Pineda down to the minors seemed absurd earlier in spring, but the signing of Andy Pettitte gave the meme a more realistic chance. With the surplus of pitching many writers are trying to figure out the odd man out, and proposing trades and demotions.
Marchand suggested in a blog post earlier today the Yankees should not trade Freddy Garcia, and choose between Michael Pineda, Ivan Nova and Phil Hughes starting the year at Triple-A. I think trading Garcia is a bad idea, but Marchand’s alternative is even worse.
I really like Freddy Garcia. He is a guy that has built a long career by adjusting to the physical limitations that Father Time has thrown at him. He went from a power pitcher to someone that relies on control and changing of speeds. His care...
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A quick Andy Pettitte update here. Pettitte had thrown in his own words six or seven bullpens before showing up to camp, he’s done a few since showing up to camp and he has now thrown a couple of bullpens.
The next step is getting him into games, but the Yankees are being very cautious with Pettitte and haven’t scheduled anything yet.
“We are taking it day by day with that...
Looking over the Yankees 2012 roster there are two pitchers that might jump right out at you. Upon a quick sizing up, they seem to be cut from the same cloth. One is a young, up and coming 23-year-old named Michael Pineda. The other is battle-tested 31-year-old veteran CC Sabathia. It could be claimed to be wishful thinking that the young Pineda is headed down the same trail...
Andy Pettitte is increasing his workload by throwing in a simulated game, and Yankees manager Joe Girardi thinks the 39-year-old left-hander could pitch in a spring training game next week.
Pettitte came out of retirement by agreeing to a minor league contract March 16.
He threw 20 pitches in batting practice Tuesday before making 13 more pitches to four batters in a simulated...
TAMPA The Tampa Bay Rays have reason to feel optimistic about a rotation that now features a pair of heat-throwing lefthanders in David Price and Matt Moore.
But dont look now here come the New York Yankees, with their own matching set of stellar southpaws: All-Star ace CC Sabathia and newly unretired Andy Pettitte.
Pettittes surprise return to the game, following a year away...
The Yankees roster has pretty much been set since the start of spring. They have 13 positional players and 11 pitchers locked. The final probably comes down to the Yankees taking one of the two situational lefties: Clay Rapada or Cesar Cabral.
Originally I thought it would be a far easier choice, as Rapada only has a little over a year of service time and wouldn’t be able to reject...
Former “Sopranos” star Jamie-Lynn Sigler has traded in a turtle for a cutter. The New York Post reports actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler is dating Cutter Dykstra, the son of disgraced ex-MLB All-Star Lenny Dykstra.
The Post says the two have been dating for a few months and that things are going really well. They say the couple met through mutual friends Yankees OF Nick Swisher and...
The New York Yankees have released Preston Mattingly, who had agreed to a minor league contract in January.
The 24-year-old son of former Yankees star and current Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly had been playing for Double-A Trenton in spring training games.
The Yankees confirmed the move on Tuesday.
Mattingly hit .232 with five doubles, five home runs and 19 RBIs in...
I came across a poorly listed Russ Martin relic on eBay, and I'm happy I took the time to read the item description. Had I not, I would have almost certainly missed out on my newest Russ hit, a great addition to my Martin Collection.This sweet red swatch is the black refractor parallel /25, and my copy is numbered 23/25. It was had for a measly 99 cents plus shipping, and has...
The Philadelphia Phillies have had trouble keeping their middle infielders healthy and have expressed interest in the Yankees’ Ramiro Pena, according to George King of the NY Post.
Chase Utley is expected to start the season on the DL. If the Yankees did make a trade and send Pena to Philly he wouldn’t fetch anybody of much value. The best that could be hoped for would be...
The upcoming season brings us a bunch of milestones on thehorizon for both the National League and the American League. That said, there’s one guy out there that isa walking milestone tracker.Alex Rodriguez.The New York Yankees superstar has been creeping up all-timegreatest lists for a while now and beginning next week, he continues hisassault.1997Alex Rodriguez needs just ten...
The New York Yankees signed outfielder Jack Cust to a minor league contract Wednesday, according to Sweeny Murti of WFAN.Cust was released by the Houston Astros on Tuesday after he had only a single hit in 25 spring training at-bats. The
33-year-old batted .213 with three home runs and 23 RBIs in 67 games for
the Seattle Mariners last season.
Clearly the Yankees are a little concerned with Ibanez's struggles and bat speed and felt the need to pick up a little insurance at the DH spot.
It's another quality trash-heap signing by Cashman. Cust hit just .213/.344/.329 with 3 HR and 23 RBI in 225 at-bats for Seattle, but in 2010 he did have one of hit better overall offensive seasons. That season year he hit .272...
National Baseball Expert Frankie Piliere saw Michael Pineda pitch and has a scouting report for you on the new addition to the Yankees' pitching stable. Pineda is one Yankees fans are watching as he was part of a huge trade with Seattle. Find out the latest from spring training with the Yankees right here: