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The light at the end of the Yankee tunnel might just go by the name of Greg Bird

Yesterday, Yankee 21-year-old 1B Gregory Paul Bird was named the Arizona Fall Instructional League All-Star Game Most Valuable Player. As awards go, it's sort of like winning the Topeka Press Club Award for Best Newcomer in Radio Journalism. But hey, it beats being first-runner-up.Bird, who last week was named the Evils 4th best prospect in the annual Baseball America beauty...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs slugging prospect O'Brien sharpens catching skills in Fall League

PHOENIX -- When Peter O'Brien was 14 years old, he was 5-feet-4 and 125 pounds. It only seems that he swings a bat about that size these days. O'Brien has been one of the most productive hitters in the game since a late-high-school growth spurt, and the Diamondbacks acquired him last summer with the belief it will continue. O'Brien, who's position of choice is catcher...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Yankees could go with a six man rotation at firstbase

You know they say: The key to baseball is firstbasing, firstbasing, firstbasing! In fact, during Yankee blowouts, John Sterling takes pains to note that tomorrow's game will be entirely different, because both teams will field a new firstbaseman. Well, at least the Yankees will. Which brings us to Brian Cashman's latest revelation: Next season, Al Rodriguez might move...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston unveiled its Cuban Brett Gardner with power last night

Say what you wish about Martin Prado - a fine, scrappy player, when not lying on a hospital gurney - but if not for the $22 million that Hal spent on Prado, we might have out-gunned the Redsocks to sign 27-year-old Rusney "Brett Gardner with Power" Castillo.Last night, the Redsocks played their new Cuban plug-in. He went one for four. Brace yourselves, because we'll...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Emergency appendectomy ends Prado’s season; Pirela promoted

One of the hottest bats currently on the Yankees has their season cut just short of the ending. Martin Prado, the versatile infielder and outfielder, acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks underwent emergency appendectomy on Tuesday. Overall this season, Martin Prado, 30, hit .282/.321/.412 with 26 doubles, 12 home runs and 58 runs batted in. While with the Diamondbacks, he played...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees' Prado out for rest of season after appendectomy

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- New York Yankees infielder-outfielder Martin Prado has had an appendectomy and will miss the rest of the season. The team announced Wednesday that Prado had the surgery early Tuesday. He was placed on the 60-day disabled list. The Yankees are in Florida for a three-game series against Tampa Bay that ends Wednesday night. Prado has been a solid performer...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Martin Prado lost for playoffs

Prado's appendix burst - the rare sign of a Yankee batter with guts.If we win all remaining games and take the final, away-team-advantage, one-game wild-card picnic basket, Zelous Wheeler might play 2B.
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Injury Update: Martin Prado done for season after appendectomy

The New York Yankees' Martin Prado has played his last game of the 2014 season after undergoing an emergency appendectomy, as Meredith Marakovits of the YES Network tweeted:Martin Prado likely out for the rest of the season after undergoing an emergency appendectomy #yankees— Meredith Marakovits (@M_Marakovits) September 16, 2014The Yankees PR feed subsequently tweeted that...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 148: Cannot close out the finale

New York Yankees 2 — Baltimore Orioles 3 A pair of former Yankees come through in the ninth to break hearts again. Hiroki Kuroda took the mound looking to keep the slimmest of hopes alive for the Yankees. After a very easy first inning, the Yankees offense would have a flash of power. Against Chris Tillman, Martin Prado would hit a home run just out of the reach of Alejandro De...
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September 15, 2014  |  1 Comment

Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT 6:30 P.M. The Tampa Bay Rays are enjoying their longest win streak in history in the Bronx while the short-handed New York Yankees are simply looking for answers. Rays starter Jake Odorizzi probably likes his chances of extending his streak of 14 1-3 consecutive scoreless innings when he faces the Yankees on Wednesday night. Tampa Bay...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 140: McCarthy, Prado strong in win

Kansas City Royals 2 — New York Yankees 6 Martin Prado returns to the lineup and is a key contributor in the win. To start the game, the Yankees had a tough task in front of them with Danny Duffy on the mound but one pitch into the game, the young left-hander would exit with a shoulder injury. After the first two outs by Liam Hendriks, the replacement to Duffy, Martin Prado would...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

After two weeks, it's official: The NY sportswriters have declared the Martin Prado deal a success

First, the obvious: Martin Prado is a nice player. He hits 10 HRs a year, bats .270 and plays three positions. The Yanks could do worse. And Prado hit well during the team's recent 5-game winning streak. (Not last night, though: He went 0-4.)Still, isn't it rather early to start congratulating the Yankee front office for trading power-hitting prospect Peter O'Brien for...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

In Yankees' Future Plans, Prado Continues To Live In The Moment

In the Yankees 8-1 win over Kansas City last night, Martin Prado was 2-4 with one RBI.  Prado, as the saying goes, has been en fuego.After getting off to a slow start, he has proven to be one of the best--if not the best--pickup this year by GM Brian Cashman.  In Prado's last 10 games he has hit for a .385 average, drove in 10 runs, hit three home runs and scored eight runs...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 127: Prado stays hot in special day win

Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images Chicago White Sox 3 — New York Yankees 5 On this special day for the manager of the dynasty years of the Yankees, the Yankees continue the winning ways. Hiroki Kuroda started today’s game and would give up the hits but rarely the big hit. A pair of doubles in the second inning but the Yankees in an early hole but he would bounce back in the inning...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 126: Prado drives in three, walks off

Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images Chicago White Sox 3 – New York Yankees 4 The Yankees would overcome a rough first inning with a great finish. For Shane Greene, the start for tonight’s game could not have gone worse. Alejandro De Aza and Carlos Sanchez would hit a pair of singles that put two on and no outs for one of the top home run hitters in the league, rookie Jose Abreu. The...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Prado has big hit in 9th, Yankees rally for win

NEW YORK (AP) Martin Prado hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the New York Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Facing a full-count pitch from Daniel Webb (5-4) with the bases loaded, Prado lined a hit up the middle to complete the Yankees' comeback from three runs for their fourth win in 11 games. Prado hit a two-run...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

New Jersey dot com says the Yankees have passed on the Cuban Brett Gardner with power

I hope they are wrong. But if they're right - well - the Gate-Keeper just slept with Zuul, and New York City is about to meet the Marshmallow Man. This is what happens when a team is so larded, so addicted to overpriced veterans, and with trying to win tomorrow's game, that it cannot make a long-term strategy. This is how franchises suck for 10 years.Supposedly, Hal Steinbrenner...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

It feels like 1978 again, with the Yankees - any minute now - ready to make their move

After last night's speed bump in Baltimore, a few of you Yank fans might feel a bit disillusioned, even ornery and cynical. I say this... GET OFF MY LAWN!How quickly you seem to have forgotten the great Yankee comeback of 1978! Because we sure looked dead then - out by 14 games in July - and you know what happened? Ol' Bucky Dent homered, and we won the One Game, Visiting...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Fail: Watch Boomer & Carton mock that Yankees announcing fool John Sterling

Boomer & Carton break down John Sterling's horrific call of, with Martin Prado batting, Carlos Beltran stealing home and Chase Headley stealing 2nd base, followed by Headley also scoring. (Combined with a throwing error by third baseman Manny Machado and a throwing error by pitcher Bud Norris.)That's followed up by Jerry Recco joining Ron Darling by creating a new word...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Diamondbacks’ Trade Deadline

Martin Prado Dbacks – Photo Credit: Not That Bob James (Flickr Creative Commons) It’s without a doubt that this season hasn’t gone the way the Arizona Diamondbacks would like. But Diamondbacks fans would like to think that the trade deadline was an opportunity to put themselves in a position to succeed next year. Did they do that? Injuries have been the name of the game this...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees’ Stephen Drew, Martin Prado, Brett Gardner Clear Waivers

Three New York Yankees players reportedly have cleared waivers. Left fielder Brett Gardner, infielder/outfielder Martin Prado and shortstop/second baseman Stephen Drew all passed through waivers unclaimed and now are eligible to be traded to any team, sources told CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman on Tuesday. However, Heyman expects all three players to stick around the Bronx as the...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Keeping Beltran at DH is the best bet for Girardi

Carlos Beltran (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) At the start of the recent road trip manager Joe Girardi thought there might be a chance that Carlos Beltran was close to returning to the outfield, but that was also prior to Thursday’s trade deadline. Since then the Yankees acquired utility man Martin Prado, which addressed the need of a right-handed power bat that can play right field...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ten leftover perplexities about the Yankees following yesterday's trade front explosions

1. I figured we'd trade a catcher. (Technically, you could say we did: But Pete O'Brien hadn't been catching for a while.) We still have 1. McCann, 2. Cervelli, 3. Murphy, 4. Romine (who's salvaging his season at Scranton) and 5. Gary Sanchez, the eternal second coming of Jesus. If the Yankees were a Dr. Seuss book, they would be titled, "The 100 Catchers of...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks trade Prado and Parra

The Arizona Diamondbacks traded third baseman Martin Prado to the New York Yankees for prospect Peter O’Brien according to  reports by Jack Curry of the YES Network and Steve Gilbert of MLB.com. Yankees have acquired Prado from Arizona. — Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) July 31, 2014 According to @SteveGilbertMLB, Yankees are sending Peter O'Brien to the DBacks for Prado. O...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs to go after 'pitching, pitching, pitching'

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks like the three minor league prospects they received in the "lightning round" hours just before the nonwaiver trade deadline ended Thursday afternoon. They love the money they saved. With a wallet suddenly $33 million or so fatter after trading Martin Prado to the New York Yankees and Gerardo Parra to Milwaukee, the D-backs plan to attack their...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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