Brian Cashman is the hardest working man in showbusiness

On New Years Eve, he was working to trade Manny Banuelos to Atlanta. Now, in the heat of Super Week, he signs Scott Baker. Yes, that Scott Baker. Minor league contract. No harm, no foul.
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Report: Braves add Rodriguez on minor league deal

Add Wandy Rodriguez's name to the list of contenders to be the Braves' fifth starter. Atlanta has signed the veteran left-hander to a minor league deal Tuesday with a invitation to spring training, according to a report by the 'Atlanta Journal-Constitution.' Per the AJC, the deal has a $2 million base salary, paid on a prorated basis by time spent on the major league roster. Rodriguez...
Via Fox Sports South
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' offseason reshuffle highlighted by added organizational pitching depth

ATLANTA -- Lodged in the center of an end-of-season reshuffling of the franchise and convoluted references to a specific way of building a baseball champion, Braves executives John Hart and John Schuerholz never disguised their intentions. In their first official joint public appearance, sitting alongside Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox at the firing of former general manager Frank...
Via Fox Sports South
21 days ago  |  Discuss

On second thought: River Ave does a 180 flip-flop on Manny Banuelos

I hate nitpicking on Michael Axisa, mostly because he's great. Seriously. I've been reading the guy for years. More often than not, he hits the mark. But lately, my spider sense is tingling, as Axisa and River Ave continually offer detailed analyses that support the latest Yankee move. They are starting to look like less a blog than a YES-owned subsidiary, which - well - they are...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Braves continue to reshuffle roster moving into 2015

With the latest trade of David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve to the New York Yankees, a deal that brought well-regarded pitching prospect Manny Banuelos to Atlanta, the Braves organizational re-shuffling continued last week. The deal guarantees that at least 12 players from the 2014 Opening Day roster, including starter Ervin Santana (who started his season in the minors while prepping...
Via Fox Sports South
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Slider Key to Carpenter’s Success in 2015

The Yankees traded former top prospect Manny Banuelos t […]
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves-Yankees Trade

Neil Mehta Sports Journalist  The New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves have completed a trade. The Yankees have traded former top pitching prospect Manny Banuelos to the Atlanta Braves. The Yankees will receive David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve in exchange. This trade makes sense for both teams. The Yankees bolster their bullpen while the Braves receive a possible future starter.
Via TopSportsReport
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Friday Notes

With the calendar turning to 2015, we're now just about seven weeks from the Kansas City Royals meeting up with the intent of training to play a 162 game season of baseball. During that season, the Royals will defend their American League title. That's pretty cool. We're into the boring part of the off-season now, though, so in spite of being in the home stretch of the off-season...
Via Pine Tar Press
29 days ago  |  Discuss

And Then There Was One: Yankees Trade Banuelos To Braves

The "Killer B's," comprised of Manny Banuelos, Dellin Betances and Andrew Brackman, were once the future of starting pitching for the New York Yankees. Of the three, Banuelos seemed to have the most potential. I, myself, could have bet that, though he was younger than the other two, Manny Banuelos would be the first to have success on a Major League mound.Well, we all know how...
Via Lady At The Bat
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees acquire David Carpenter from Braves

The New York Yankees traded away Manny Banuelos to the Atlanta Braves for David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve on Thursday. A former top pitching prospect, the 23-year-old Banuelos missed all of 2012 and part of 2013 while recovering from Tommy John surgery. The left-hander went 2-3 with a 4.11 ERA in 26 combined appearances (25 starts) at three levels of the minors this past season...
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees acquire 2 relievers from Braves

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Yankees have bolstered their bullpen by acquiring David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve in a trade with the Atlanta Braves. Carpenter went 6-4 with three saves and a 3.54 ERA in 65 games with Atlanta last year. Shreve made his major league debut in July, and the left-hander allowed one earned run in 12 1-3 innings covering 15 games. The Braves received minor...
Via AP on Fox
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees Trade Manny Banuelos To Braves

The New York Yankees have traded left-handed pitcher Manny Banuelos to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for right-handed reliever David Carpenter and left-handed reliever Chasen Shreve. The deal was first reported by Jack Curry of the Yes Network. Yankees have traded Manny Banuelos to the Braves for RH reliever David Carpenter and LHR Chasen Shreve. — Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES...
Via Baseball Essential
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees trade Manny Banuelos to Braves for a pair of pitchers

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The New York Yankees have traded pitcher Manny Banuelos to the Atlanta Braves for pitchers David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve, according to Jack Curry of the YES Network. Yankees have traded Manny Banuelos to the Braves for RH reliever David Carpenter and LHR Chasen Shreve. — Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) January 1, 2015 A few springs ago,...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees Trade Banuelos to Braves

The Yankees have sent pitching prospect Manny Banuelos […]
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Braves land prospect Banuelos, ship Carpenter, Shreve to Yanks

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves' offseason of change carried over into the New Year on Thursday, with the club reportedly trading relievers David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve to the Yankees for pitching prospect Manny Banuelos. Carpenter had been a rock-solid component of the Braves bullpen, posting two-year tallies of 10 wins, a 2.63 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and sterling ratios with K/9 (10...
Via Fox Sports South
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees’ Manny Banuelos to compete for rotation spot in spring training

Manny Banuelos been quite excitement and frustration since signing with the New York Yankees for in 2008. The deal was worth $450,000. After six up and down seasons in professional baseball, the 23-year-old left-hander will finally get the chance to show exactly why the club signed him way back when.Banuelos, who missed the entire 2013 season after undergoing Tommy John surgey...
Via Baseball Essential
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Spring Training Game 18: Phelps starts today

Minnesota Twins 7 — New York Yankees 3 David Phelps got the start to today’s game against the Minnesota Twins. He allowed a run after a leadoff double came around to score in the first inning. Second baseman Brian Dozier would open the third inning of Phelps’ start with a no doubt home run but the Yankees offense did give him room for error. In four innings, Phelps would reach...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 12: Nova, Banuelos struggle

New York Yankees 9 — Houston Astros 6 Ivan Nova struggled in the beginning of today’s game. Outfielder Dexter Fowler opened Nova’s start with a line drive single to right field. Second baseman Jose Altuve followed with a laser of his own. Catcher Jason Castro hit a double to bring home two runs. Designated hitter Chris Carter would hit the first out of the game but it was a...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Spring training game 12 lineup: 3/8/14

(Leon Halip/Getty Images) The Yankees are in Kissimmee, Fla., today to take on the Houston Astros in more Grapefruit League action. Ivan Nova gets the start for New York, as he looks to build up his stamina for the regular season. Manny Banuelos, who was sidelined for all of 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery, will make his spring debut out of the bullpen. New York Yankees...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees: Pineda over Phelps pretty please

The New York Yankees, like many other ball clubs, are holding a Spring Training competition for the 5th rotation spot. The battle is between David Phelps, Michael Pineda, Vidal Nuno and Adam Warren. Manny Banuelos, a once top pitching prospect who had Tommy John surgery in 2012 is going to start the season in Triple […]The post Yankees: Pineda over Phelps pretty please appeared...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp officially opens

Courtesy of: Daily News It’s been a long, cold winter here in the northeast, but finally there’s something to keep us warm for a while – Yankees’ spring training has officially begun with the first workout scheduled to take place Saturday. Pitchers and catchers reported in yesterday to the Yankees’ complex in Tampa, with some players even beginning workouts. Masahiro Tanaka...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankee crapola index raised to Defcon 4: Everybody is ready

The latest from the Crapola Mill. Clip and save. It'll be fun reading later."I feel ready to go."- Manny Banuelos -“My body is in perfect shape... I’m ready to go."- Michael Pineda -"I’m in the best shape I’ve been in in a while... I'm good to go."- Austin Romine -"I  really pushed myself... I've had good results."- Scott Sizemore -Takeaway point: Yanks are not ready.
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees: Manny Banuelos, Michael Pineda, and me

Good things come to those who wait.  The question is does this praise of the art of patience pertain in baseball? I promise that Yankees Universe hopes so, as everyone from the front office to the New York fans has awaited the arrival of pitchers Michael Pineda and Manny Banuelos for what feels like an […]The post Yankees: Manny Banuelos, Michael Pineda, and me appeared first...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN is devoting a three-part series to the Dust Bowl that is the Yankee farm system, but will anything really change?

The first installment of ESPN's Trilogy of Tears on the Yankee farm system ran yesterday. It basically rewrites what River Ave, Lohud, and every prospect-rating clipboard in captivity has been saying for a year: We are soooo screwed.One scoop: The story suggests the Yankees are ready to pull the plug on Manny Banuelos as a starter and send him to the bullpen, if he pitches well this...
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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