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With tears and speeches, the Yankees will be seeking a bridge to the Cito Culver Era

Here we go again... "Ladies and gentlemen, we direct your attention to the Monument Park in center field..."Historically, the Yankees haven't always blessed retiring icons with pennant-quality supporting casts. Mickey limped away in 1968, with Horace Clarke, Steve Whitaker and Andy Kosco setting the table. Elston and Babe both went out in Boston. Most maddening was...
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

In defense of... (gasp!)... the infamous Cito Culver

To hear various bleating voices from the Yankiverse, the Yankee brain trust should be fired because of Cito Culver. Last week, one blogger called the former first round pick a complete whiff. (Ah, the reason we blog: to vent.) Culver was selected number 32 - end of the first round - of the 2010 draft, outraging all those experts who consider themselves to be the Mel Kiper of baseball...
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Latest Vegas Odds

According to the great minds in Vegas, the chances of Cito Culver ever playing at the major league level are stuck at 450,000. - 1/2.
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Minors Recap: Culver’s Power Downs Power

  Cito Culver (Photo: Bleacher Report) Triple-A: Scranton Rochester 2, SCRANTON 1 WP: Robertson (1-0) LP: Montgomery (0-1) SV: Slama C Austin Romine 2-4, R 3B Addison Maruszak 1-3, 2B DH Cody Johnson 0-3, 3 K SP Vidal Nuno 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K RP Mark Montgomery 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K Double-A: Trenton TRENTON 5, New Hampshire 1 WP: Cotham (1-0) LP: Bibens...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Cito Culver Struggles In the SAL

When the New York Yankees selected Cito Culver in the first round of the 2010 draft, the pick was met with surprise — shock actually. From upstate New York, the teenage shortstop was pegged as a third round pick or later by most accounts. Two years later, Culver’s batting average is just above the “Mendoza Line” and his slugging percentage sits below .300. Video after the...
Via Fangraphs
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Minor League Manager Goes Wild, Hands Base To Fan

In the first inning of an Asheville Tourists game against the Charleston River Dogs, Tourists Minor league baseball manager Joe Mikuluk thought that Charleston base runner Cito Culver should have... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
Via Bob's Blitz
July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Manager takes base during meltdown

WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather Everyone remembers Asheville Tourists manager Joe Mikulik's nuclear meltdown from 2006, right? Well, six years later, Mikulik struck again against the Charleston Riverdogs, a Yankees affiliate. After Cito Culver is apparently picked up, he somehow evades the tag and gets to third base. Mikulik's major gripe is that...
Via The Outside Corner
July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Asheville Tourists’ Manager Joe Mikulik Steals Third Base! (Video)

If you ever need a coach to come to your defense please don’t hesitate to call on Asheville Tourists’ manager, Joe Mikulik. For the second time in six years Joe Mikulik has an epic meltdown for what he believed to be a missed call.  It was only the first inning when Cito Culver was picked off second base, but was able to sidestepped the tag from third baseman Samuel Mende...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

FanGraphs Prospect Stock Watch – 07/06/12

Tyler Anderson, LHP, Colorado Rockies Current Level: A 2012 Top 15 Prospects Ranking: 8th Current Value: Down The 20th overall selection of the 2011 draft, Anderson was known as a fairly polished college pitcher who had a modest ceiling but was expected to move quickly through the system and offer Colorado big league help in short order. The organization kept Anderson out of game...
Via Fangraphs
July 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Angelo Gumbs, Your 2012 Breakout Prospect

This entry was posted in part on The Yankee Analysts.Prospects with flashy tools and unparalleled athleticism often find themselves on the fast track into my heart. Those that are able to couple such glamor with results and other positive indicators are enough to make me swoon. Angelo Gumbs is such a prospect, and I would not be surprised to see him garnering praise this time next...
Via Sliding Into Home
March 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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