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Earlier in the week Mike Silva wrote a piece about whether the Yankees should take Clay Rapada or Cesar Cabral. His points are valid and I agree that Cesar Cabral should be kept on the team. I am not a big fan of having two lefties in the bullpen just for the sake of having two lefties, but I do like the fact of having two effective lefties in a bullpen, especially if it helps the team now and down the road.
Since his rough start to spring training, where he allowed six of the first 13 base runners to reach base, including a home run, double, three singles (two were soft) and a HBP, Cabral has been fantastic.
Since that start, Cabral has limited ALL hitters to 6 for 30 (.200), one double and one earned run. He has also struck out the last six lefty hitters he has faced. Cabral throws a hard fastball consistently in the low 90s, can get it up to 95, plus a hard slider and a really effective change up, which drops straight down. The change up and slider gets most of the outs against ...
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The bad news is that New York Yankees slugger Curtis Grandersonis hurting.
Curtis Granderson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reported that Yankees GM Brain Cashman confirmed that the reason Granderson was out of the line-up was due to a sore right elbow.
So, why is this necessarily bad news?
No not necessarily yet, but Cashman did go on to say...
IF THESE TWO CAN'T MAKE IT...
According to gossip reports, after an off-and-on-again relationship, it appears that the super-couple comprised of the Yankees star and beautiful actress is no more.
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...
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...
The Yankees system took a hit when they dealt Jesus Montero, but remains chock full of high ceiling talent. A healthy blend of bats and arms. The hitters are a few years from the majors, but the Yankees have a few prospect pitchers who could see the bigs this season.
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1- Gary Sanchez, C
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New York Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain denied reports saying he suffered significant blood loss and that his life was in danger after dislocating his right ankle.
He also believes that he has a "great" chance to pitch this season.
"I didn't lose a lot of blood, contrary to what people wrote and what people read," Chamberlain told ESPN New York on Tuesday...
Last week, it was being reported that New York Yankees relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain, had a life-threatening ankle injury while playing with his son on a trampoline at a recreational center in Florida. According to Joba, that Was never the case. In fact, there was bone popping out, or massive amounts of blood loss, such as what the media had been reporting.
“One of those things...
Kyle Drabek threw five scoreless innings, outpitching CC Sabathia, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Drabek, competing for a spot in Toronto's rotation, allowed five hits. The 24-year-old right-hander struck out five and walked two.
Sabathia, set to start on opening day for the Yankees, gave up three runs and six hits in six innings....
New York Yankees 5 — Atlanta Braves 5 (10 innings) Hiroki Kuroda had another strong outing despite a 5-5 tie with the Atlanta Braves. In Kuroda’s 7 innings of work, he gave up 2 runs on 6 hits, one being a home run. Kuroda produced 8 groundouts and 2 of those were double plays [...]
Joba Chamberlain is always a polarizing topic, but the reaction to breaking his ankle on a trampoline has been interesting. There really is no in-between, as some absolve Chamberlain since he was “playing with his son,” while others believe this is another demonstration of his immaturity and recklessness
I understand the counterpoint. Spending time with one’s family should...