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The Yankees yesterday landed 2011 International League MVP Russ Canzler, setting up a spring training mano-a-mano, all-or-squat, loser-goes-to-Scranton battle with Matt Diaz for the title of 2013 Righthanded Fourth Outfielder and Occasional DH, or RFOODH (pronounced RAW-FOOD-HUH) .Canzler vs Diaz! The Fight to be the Mighty Righty. Here's the tale of the tape:AGE: Canzler: 26Diaz: 34ANALYSIS: Canzler is a baby, too young to relate to Yankee boomers. When teammates complain about restless leg syndrome or the Medicare donut hole, will he understand a word they say? He should come back in 10 years. ADVANTAGE: DIZZYHOMETOWN: Canzler: Hazelton, Pa.Diaz: Lakeland, Fl.ANALYSIS: Diaz can drive to spring training. If the car breaks down, he can hitch. On weekends, he can drive home, mow the lawn, sleep in his own bed. But Canzler - if he happens to be demoted to Triple A - will return home to Scranton as a conquering Yankee hero. ADVANTAGE: CANZ.DNA:Canzler: 6'2, 220, 30th round pi...
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Today, the Yankees finally put the whipping mule known as Chris Dickerson out of its misery.His only crime, as Mike A at River Ave eulogized, was to be a left-handed outfielder on a team laden - some might say top-heavy - with left-handed outfielders. He was dropped so the Yankees could sign Russ Canzler off the scrap heap. Canzler, jettisoned by the Cleveland Indians, bats right...
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told
reporters, including Anthony Rieber of Newsday, that he’s not currently
targeting a catcher or bullpen help at this point in the offseason.
"Our catchers are here on the roster," Cashman
said. "It was either Russell Martin or we're going from within.""I cannot talk about players on the...
Mariano Rivera missed nearly all of the baseball season after tearing his ACL, but the Yankees closer says he is close to a full recovery.
The New York Yankees have claimed infielder/outfielder Russ Canzler off waivers from the Cleveland Indians, the Yankees announced Friday. Canzler, 26, appeared in 26 games, including 24 starts, for the Indians as a September call-up in 2012. He hit .269 with three home runs. The Yankees will need to make a corresponding move to make room on the 40-man roster.
The New York Yankees seem to have one strategy this off season. They want to sign older players near the end of their careers to 1 year deals, and their interest in veteran Lance Berkman is the perfect example of this trend.
Berkman is entering his 15th major league season and will be the ripe age of 37 at the end of 2013 campaign. The Yanks have their eye on Berkman’s bat, he’s...
On Friday afternoon, the Yankees claimed Russ Canzler off waivers from the Indians. Canzler, 26, could potentially be the right-handed bat the Yankees needed and fill the role Andruw Jones served in 2012. Canzler has appeared in 29 major league games in his career. 3 in 2011 with Tampa Bay and 26 with Cleveland in 2012.
Last season with Cleveland, Canzler appeared in left-field and...
Listen: Last fall, I witnessed a terrifying doomsday vision, beyond anything the Mayans ever conceived with 14-year-old girls. I dismissed it as a hallucination, a drug flashback from 2011. It just seemed so - well - David Lynchian. It rattled me.No, I’m not referring to the pinch hitter for A-Rod. I saw vast sections of empty seats at a Yankee Stadium playoff game.I’m...
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Under the city lights of New York, Nick Swisher's personality often shined brighter than his performance. The smiling, laughing right fielder was largely overshadowed by the bigger names in the Yankees' lineup, but this winter, the Indians gave Swisher the star treatment and wooed him to Cleveland with a four-year deal. "Where we were going to be wanted and where we...
The New York Yankees are hoping to get back their closer Mariano Rivera for the start of the 2013 season. The latest reports continues to be encouraging. According to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, Rivera is not far off from his throwing program.
Mariano Rivera plans to start throwing in about a week, says his knee feels about “95 percent.”
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) January...
The New York Yankees are interested in free agent slugger
Lance Berkman, according to Ken Davidoff of The New York Post, but it’s not clear if the veteran would consider returning to the Big Apple given the
interest of clubs from his home state of Texas.
The #Yankees are interested in Lance Berkman, but it's not clear whether he'd consider a return to NY given the...
Cleveland waived him. Ha.We solve our RH RF-DH problem... at a fraction of the cost!Smart homemakers always choose Canzler.
The Colorado Rockies continue to target starting pitching
this winter, and while there is nothing currently brewing on the trade front,
Troy Renck of The Denver Post expects the team to express interest in a trio of
low-cost arms, including Derek Lowe, Freddy Garcia and Brandon Webb.
Rockies still looking for pitching.Nothing brewing on trade.Will be interested to see if...