MARTIN PRADO NEWS

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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So much for Shawn Kelly's horse head

Listen: There's something about juju that everybody needs to know:Once you tell the world your secret, you always wonder if you didn't just blow it. In the back of your mind, a voice is always whispering, "Once you tell everybody, it's over."In my book, "The Juju Rules, or How to Win Ballgames from Your Couch" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012) the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tigers closer Joe Nathan returns to fans' good graces by slamming door on Yankees

A few weeks ago all Joe Nathan heard from the fans at Comerica Park were boos and cat-calls. He heard something completely different Tuesday. “I think we are making up,” he said after he worked a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his 28th save, preserving a 5-2 win over the Yankees. As Nathan was preparing to face Carlos Beltran to lead off the inning, fans began chanting, “Let’s go...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Key To New York Yankees Success? A Horse Mask

The New York Yankees have miraculously stayed competitive, overcoming underwhelming performances and devastating injuries. Most would attribute their success to the bargain-based trades that Brian Cashman made at the deadline.  Bringing in players like Stephen Drew, Chase Headley, Martin Prado, and Brandon McCarthy has paid huge dividends. However, those inside the New York Yankees...
Via Standing O Sports
2 days ago  |  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...
Via Lady At The Bat
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees excited about saving money and avoiding the Cuban "Brett Gardner with power."

Once again, the Yankee front office is delighted with itself, big in the britches, proud of the discipline it has shown by holding the line against wasteful spending. The newest evidence is the brass' decision to not go over $40 million in the bidding for Rusney Castillo, the 27-year-old international man of mystery from Cuba - the so-called Brett Gardner with power.Over the...
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3 days ago  |  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...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Prado the walk-off hero as Yanks win thriller over White Sox

The Yankees broke the bank on free agents in the offseason, but it was one of their newest acquisitions who delivered among the most significant hits of the year on Friday night. Martin Prado, brought over from the Diamondbacks right before the trade deadline, smacked a game-winning single with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to give the Yankees a 4-3 win...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

'We had to win': Prado's big hit in 9th lifts Yanks over White Sox

NEW YORK -- With two outs and the bases loaded in the ninth inning, Martin Prado fouled off three straight fastballs from power pitcher Daniel Webb. To settle himself, he looked into the Yankees dugout and saw his new teammates standing at the railing, cheering him on. ''They give you a little extra,'' Prado said. Prado worked the count full and then lined a single...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  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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6 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 123: Ninth inning moonshot sinks Yankees

Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images Houston Astros 7 — New York Yankees 4 Losing the strike zone proves costly for the Yankees closer tonight. Through the first four innings, birthday boy Chris Capuano was in complete control.  He allowed three hits but struck out six and allowed no runs. The Houston Astros sent Brett Oberholtzer to the mound, like Capuano, relying on control and...
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9 days ago  |  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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9 days ago  |  Discuss

What do the Yankees take us for? Do they think we're going to fall for another false hope? We will not be deceived

As Scotty once told Captain Kirk, "Fool me 100 times, shame on you; fool me 101 times, shame on me." That's what the '14 Yankees plan to do: Fool us... for the 101st time.Nope. Sorry, Hal. Tough beans, Cash. So long, Joe.Aint'a gonna hap'n... Cap'n.Team Evil finished its road trip with two wins over the Tamptown Tiddlies. Yesterday, the way David Cone...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 122: Kuroda great, offense good in series win

New York Yankees 4 – Tampa Bay Rays 2 Hiroki Kuroda starts for the Yankees and the first inning would continue to haunt the righty. After getting the first out, Ben Zobrist and Matt Joyce would hit a pair of singles to put runners on the corners. A ground out to second baseman Martin Prado would score the first run of the game. On the other side, Rays Jeremy Hellickson would be...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees lineup: Game 120 8/15/14

Courtesy of: EPA/JUSTIN LANE Yankees start the 3-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays at the Trop, where they have struggled since 2010. Regardless they have to turn it around now, and manager Joe Girardi will send out the primary lineup tonight. Brandon McCarthy is on the mound and looks to continue his resurgence in pinstripes. For the full preview of tonight’s game you can...
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13 days ago  |  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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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees score two runs after ball hits Beltran in the head (VIDEO)

Players wrack their brains trying to figure out a pitcher's rhythm to get runs across the plate. But Carlos Beltran literally used his head to get the Yankees  a couple of scores without a batter even putting a ball into play Monday night.The bizarre sequence of events started with Martin Prado at the plate and Beltran on third and Chase Headley at first. Orioles catcher Caleb...
Via The Other Paper
17 days ago  |  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...
Via Hot Stove MLB
17 days ago  |  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...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees trade for Martin Prado makes things right

The arrival of Martin Prado has changed some dynamics on the Yankees. Before he was acquired on Thursday in a trade with the Diamondbacks to be the starting right fielder, the Bombers were looking at two unappealing options: Ichiro Suzuki could have remained the starter. Or Carlos Beltran could have worked his arm back into playing shape and returned to the spot he was supposed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  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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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 109 lineup: 8/2/14

After a close loss in the series opener, the Yankees will turn to Shane Greene to right the ship and get them moving in the right direction. Another young pitcher will take the mound for the Boston Red Sox, 24-year-old Allen Webster was acquired in the megadeal with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012. For the Yankees, Stephen Drew will make his second appearance at second base and Martin...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Improve Slightly During Historic Day In Trade Deadline History

After one of the biggest days in trade deadline history, during which several teams improved vastly, the New York Yankees improved only slightly.  And that's okay.If you were waiting for Brian Cashman to cast his net far and wide to bring in the best of the best, you haven't been paying attention to what they have or, more accurately, haven't been doing with their farm...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks top Pittsburgh Pirates after day of deals

The Diamondbacks parted with two roster players in Martin Prado and Gerardo Parra before Thursday's trade deadline and although they didn't receive any immediate help in return, it was a new face to the lineup that helped spur a comeback win against the Pirates in front of 20,145 at Chase Field. Kirk Gibson moved ahead of Bob Melvin for most victories by a manager in team...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss
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