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Yankees GM Brian Cashman squashes Daniel Murphy rumors

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman won’t be one the many GMs lining up to sign former New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy. While not specifically addressing reporters questions on Murphy, Cashman made it clear he’s not interested in an offensive second baseman, saying if he addressed the position it wouldn’t be for offensive purposes alone. “We have...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Would an Ackley/Refsnyder platoon work?

Drew wasn’t highly touted entering the season, and yet he still drew the ire of many Yankee fans as the season progressed The New York Yankees have many questions they need to answer and amongst them is this: what will be the plan next year and moving forward at second base? Stephen Drew got the lion’s share of the starts at the keystone last year and while he lived up to his...
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

What we think about, when we think about Dustin Ackley

One of these days, Dustin Ackley - the 1B-OF who came over in Cashman's trade deadline deal-making ibogaine-delirium, and who was supposed to replace Garrett Jones, "the glove of stones," but who suddenly reported back problems, which the honest-as-the-day-is-long Seattle Mariners brain trust knew ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about, when they dealt his ass like a basket of peach pits...
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees get Dustin Ackley from Mariners for two minor leaguers

The Seattle Mariners didn’t figure to make too much noise before Friday’s trade deadline. But the team did finally cut loose a top draft pick that just never developed into the star he was projected to be. Dustin Ackley was traded to the New York Yankees on Thursday in exchange for two minor leaguers. The 27-year-old was Seattle’s No. 1 draft pick (selected second overall)...
Via The Outside Corner
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees finally get Dustin Ackley

The Yankees had been chasing Dustin Ackley for a while. I don’t know exactly how long the pursuit had gone on, but I remember rumors around the 2013 winter meetings, and they’ve popped up from time to time since. Somewhere, in the back of his mind, Brian Cashman maintained his interest in Ackley, and now […]
Via Fangraphs
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Three potential breakout players

1. Dustin Ackley, LF Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley Ackley, the former number two overall pick, has been one of the most up-and-down players in the MLB. Some weeks he looks like the next superstar, and other weeks he slumps mightily. This inconsistency has led to many questions about his future. Ackley shined as a rookie in 2011, posting a .273 batting average. He hasn’t...
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners Rumors: Dustin Ackley drawing interest

The Seattle Mariners have surprised many people this season. Even after signing Robinson Cano to an extravagant deal, not many people predicted Seattle to be a contender in the supposedly very strong AL West division, which included powerhouses in the Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers, and a sleeper in the Los Angeles Angels. The Mariners are 52-45 and are currently in place to...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners’ offense struggles again

The Seattle Mariners got off to a sizzling start, owning first place in the A.L. West after a win over Oakland last Friday.  But, what a difference a week makes.  Seattle fell to under .500 for the first time this season after dropping three out of four games to the Texas Rangers.  With all the questions about starting pitching and the murderous early season schedule, this is...
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Restored confidence has Seattle hopeful in Ackley

When Dustin Ackley came out of college as the No. 2 pick in the 2009 amateur draft, the one thing the Seattle Mariners were certain about was the kid could hit. His position on the field, though, was always in question - was he a second baseman, an outfielder? - but no one doubted the purity of Ackley's swing. Early in his career, the results followed. And then Ackley started thinking...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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