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New York Yankees
New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman may be the most overrated person at his position in all of Major League Baseball. While he has helped the Yankees win World Series championships, he is more or less a figurehead with an open checkbook.
Simply being able to offer players more money than your competitors does not make you a top flight general manager. Promoting the right players from the minor leagues, holding on to top prospects while acquiring other team’s best players and signing the right – not most expensive – players makes you good at your job.
To some degree, it can be argued that Cashman excels at none of those things.
The greatest example of Cashman being in far over his head at his post is his unwillingness to admit that he has no idea what constitutes a good starting pitcher. He has refused to trade pitching prospects who he himself have labeled as “can’t miss.”
Ah, the dreaded term “can’t miss” prospect. Especially when it comes to the Yankees’ organization. W...
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Throwback uniforms are a staple today in sports...
New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson homered in his first three at-bats in Thursday's game against the Minnesota Twins.
Granderson clubbed a solo homer in the first inning, a two-run shot in the second and another solo blast in the fourth to give New York a 7-4 lead.
He singled in the sixth inning in his bid for his fourth consecutive home run.
It was the first...
New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez moved into fifth-place on the all time home runs list on Friday with a Deep blast during the Yankees-Red Sox game at Fenway Park.
Rodriguez passed former teammate and mentor Ken Griffey Jr. with a solo home run in the fifth inning off Red Sox pitcher Clay Bucholz. This is his second home run of the season and number 631 for his career...
Carl Pavano (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
As I was throwing out papers today, I came across the reasons the Yankees were doomed to lose the first game of their series against the Twins.
The notes were a mess; as I had written them late on Sunday night but my reasoning actually turned out to be pretty accurate so I thought why not pass it along. So, here it is just a day and a dollar...
Have a day Curtis Granderson!
The Yankees outfielder turned in the first truly spectacular individual fantasy day of the 2012 season by going 5-5 with three home runs on Thursday night. He drove in four runs.
Curtis Granderson had one hell of a day yesterday, but should you start him on Friday? Jerod has the answer. (Photo by Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons)
The best part? I...
If you did not know--I was out all day yesterday and did not know either--the Yankees and Red Sox will be wearing 1912 throwback uniforms on Friday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park.
The Red Sox have worn these throwbacks before (below), but this will be a first for the Yankees. It'll be odd seeing the Yanks in something other than the usual road greys...
I can totally see that Terez...
Sometimes clones can cross genders — Here’s Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira and his female doppelganger Rachel Maddow from MSNBC — This was a fan submission and I think it’s a pretty darn good one. Keep em coming. -TO
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NY Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda. He of the 5.00 ERA and $10 million dollar contract...just signed a one year lease to rent a Midtown penthouse on West 52nd Street for $19,750 a month.
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
This is the beginning of a new weekly series where I post links to the latest posts written by women in the baseball blogosphere. Here's the first installment: At Lady Loves Pinstripes Kate references a popular Tom Hanks movie to describe her disdain for Yankees starter Phil Hughes.Jane Heller is more optimistic about Hughes and feels even better about Curtis Granderson...