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DEAN ANNA RUMORS & GOSSIP

News and notes: Hurdle, Scahill, Anna

Bucs notes from a somewhat busy Veterans Day: Clint Hurdle did not win the NL Manager of the Year award – he came in second to Washington’s Matt Williams. You could have probably guessed that Williams would win it after the first-year manger led the Nats to the league’s best record a year after they failed to make the playoffs. That’s just how these awards tend to work....
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Best Signing of the Offseason (So Far) by the Projections

Dean Anna just landed a contract and a 40-man spot with the Cardinals. — Lohud Yankees Blog (@LoHudYankees) November 11, 2014 The St. Louis Cardinals have found success in recent years in a number of ways — among them, by consistently identifying players who, despite a lack of power or other overwhelming physical tools, nonetheless […]
Via Fangraphs
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Sign Dean Anna to a Major League Deal

The St. Louis Cardinals have signed infielder Dean Anna to a Major League deal, according to Chad Jennings of LoHud.com (h/t MLBTR). Anna was claimed by the Pittsburgh Pirates during the 2014 season, after spending some time in the majors with the New York Yankees. He can play shortstop, second, and third base, and has received good grades for his defense. He also has good numbers...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Announce Signing of Four Players

INFIELDER DEAN ANNA ADDED TO 40-MAN ROSTER ST. LOUIS, Mo., November, 11, 2014 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today the signing of four players, including free-agent infielder Dean Anna who was added to the team’s 40-man Major League roster.   The team also announced that they have agreed to terms with minor league free-agent pitchers Marcus [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues: Allie Extends Hit Streak, Big Night For Dean Anna

Due to a light schedule each day, the Pirates highlights from Monday and Tuesday in winter ball are both recapped below. On Friday, the Dominican Winter League begins play, so the winter league articles should be daily once that league starts up. Starting off first with Monday’s action in Mexico, Stetson Allie had two singles in four at-bats during his team’s 3-0 win. More on...
Via Pirates Prospects
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting Dean Anna as a Pitcher

Answer: Dean Anna comes in to pitch the bottom of the eighth. Saturday was not the best day for the Yankees. Ivan Nova was shaky throughout his first three starts. The Yankees really needed him to eat his share of innings in preparation for a Vidal Nuno-led bullpen day on Sunday. Instead, Nova got spanked. […]
Via Fangraphs
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Is John Sterling's Dean Anna home run call his worst ever?

I was traveling home from Manhattan last night during part of the Yankees-Red Sox game, so when Dean Anna hit his first home run as a Yankee (also his first MLB homer ever), I missed John Sterling's home run call. I half-expected Sterling to do a "Banana Fana Fo" call from the "Name Game" song. Instead, as I discovered from Facebook friends, Sterling's call was this: "Anna Is on...
Via Subway Squawkers
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankeetorial: Is John Sterling over-thinking his home run calls?

It is time to save John Sterling's soul.Last night, The Master unveiled a new, high-concept home run call for utility infielder Dean Anna: "ANNA'S ON THE DEAN'S LIST," he shouted. This came one night after he brought out his new call for Carlos Beltran: "UN CORREAZO!" which sent Twitter twerps to the translator websites, where they decided John was attempting to say in Spanish, ...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Consummate underdog Dean Anna cracks New York Yankees roster

Everyone loves a great underdog story, so everyone should be cheering for New York Yankees IF Dean Anna.  Not given much of a chance to make the Pinstripes roster, the 27-year-old Anna raised eyebrows when earned his way to his first opening day roster.  In fact, it will be his first time in a major league uniform.  After six full seasons riding busses to obscure minor league...
Via Reading Between The Seams
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees’ Dean Anna: End of a “long journey”

Dean Anna led the Triple-A Pacific CoastLeague with a .331 average in 2013 and didn’t even get the courtesy of a call up from the parent club San Diego Padres in September. Fast forward to an under-the-radar trade early in the offseason and Anna was part of the most storied franchise in baseball, the New York Yankees.Better for him, there was some room for movement in the organization...
Via Yankees Unscripted
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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