So long, Esmil Rogers. Hello, next class of Yankee scrap heapers

Last July 5, the Yankees parted ways with the 38-year-old Alfonso Soriano, ending the free-swinging slugger's career. For three months, Sori had languished in the meat of our batting order, hitting .221. Finally, the Yankees cried "Uncle."Three weeks later, the team cut ties with 36-year-old Brian Roberts, the great former O's 2B who - by 2015 Drew/Ryan/Petit standards - was actually...

Yankee notes from SXSW

Manager Girardi pumped me with Mucinex and germ-killers, and we hit the 6th Street chaos zone head on, where Sheer Mag was playing a rooftop show over a whiskey shots bar. Small but gonzo crowd. No Yankee caps. This is t-shirt hipster heaven, my two faves being LEVON ******* HELMS and THE DUDE ABIDES. I need those shirts. Even Manager Girardi was impressed, and she's usually down...
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Esmil Rogers Coming Into Camp as Starting Pitcher

Esmil Rogers #53 of the New York Yankees pitches in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on August 8, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Mandatory Credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images) With questions engulfing the New York Yankees pitching, the team is taking precautions in case disaster strikes. Yankees assistant GM Billy Eppler confirmed that the...
Via The Sports Journal
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees come to agreement with Esmil Rogers

The New York Yankees avoided arbitration this week after they agreed to a one-year, $1.74 million contract with pitcher Esmil Rogers. According to, Rogers agreed to a guaranteed contract of $700,000 earlier this week. It was estimated that Rogers was to make around $2 million as a non-tender candidate but came to the agreement with the Yankees. Jon Heyman of CBSSports...
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rogers, Yankees agree to $1.48 million deal

NEW YORK (AP) Esmil Rogers and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $1.48 million, one-year contract. The pitcher is guaranteed $750,000 under the deal, which was reached Tuesday night ahead of the deadline for teams to offer 2015 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters. Rogers would have been eligible for salary arbitration after earning $1.85 million last season...
Via Associated Press
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees sign Esmil Rogers to one-year deal, avoiding arbitration

The New York Yankees have signed right-handed pitcher Esmil Rogers to a one-year, $750,000 deal, avoiding arbitration, as the deal can reach $1.48 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Ben Nicholson-Smith first reported that the Yankees and Rogers had reached a pre-deadline deal. #Yankees, Esmil Rogers avoid arbitration with pre-deadline deal per source — Ben Nicholson...
Via Baseball Essential
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pawtucket Red Sox, Buffalo Bisons Clear Benches At McCoy Stadium (Photos)

Tempers flared between the Pawtucket Red Sox and Buffalo Bisons on Friday night at McCoy Stadium. Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino and third baseman Will Middlebrooks both played for the PawSox as part of their respective injury rehab assignments, but fans were treated to much more following the sixth inning of Pawtucket’s 4-3 win. The PawSox and Bisons emptied the benches...
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Designate Esmil Rogers for Assignment

Some moves are being made in Toronto with Esmil Rogers being designated for assignment. The 28 year-old had a 6.97 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP in 20.2 innings pitched. According to Bleacher Report, the Blue Jays need to make room for Liam Hendriks. Roto World says Hendriks will be bumped up to face Oakland Friday. The 25 year-old posted a 1.48 ERA with Triple-A Buffalo. Photo: Kelley L...
Via Sportsnaut
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Esmil Rogers: Still Worth Keeping Around?

  Last year, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Esmil Rogers provided value to the team as a good long reliever and spot starter that spanned 20 starts. He amassed 137.2 IP in 2013, and in his five wins, he was completely dominate (.153/.186/.204 batting line against) versus his nine loses (.410/.476/.701), so clearly when he’s on, he’s lights out. For 2014 however, thoughts of a possible...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cecil And Rogers Avoid Arbitration, Ink One Year Deals With Blue Jays

  The last time the Blue Jays actually went to arbitration with a player was back in 1997 with pitcher Bill Risley. Cecil will make 1.3 million in 2014 and Rogers will make 1.85 million in 2014. Cecil had a breakout year in the Blue Jays bullpen in 2013 going 5-1 with a 2.82 ERA while striking out 70 batters in 60 and two thirds innings pitched. Cecil also made his first career...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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