A reason to hope: The Mel Kipers of baseball are rating Yankee prospects near the bottom of the well

Every winter around now - after the free agents have been signed, the rosters have formed, and the Grammy night nipple-slips have been digested - there isn't much baseball to discuss. Thus, the talkers and ponderers take up their lowest level of blather: The beer pong game of rating the game's top 100 prospects.This is done, for the most part, by people who - if they'...
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Promotion Decisions Looming as September Approaches

J.R. Murphy could have the biggest impact of all potential September call-ups (Photo: Trenton Thunder/ With major league rosters set to expand to 40 players on Sunday and the Triple-A baseball season ending on Monday, one can expect to see some new (and some old) faces in the New York Yankees clubhouse by the conclusion of Labor Day weekend. Every year, teams add a couple...
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August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Five-run fifth powers Clippers past RailRiders 10-4

COLUMBUS- The Columbus Clippers exploded for five runs in the bottom of the fifth to topple the Scranton/WB 10-4 at Huntington Park Sunday.   After being down 3-0 from the get-go, the Clippers battled back to take a commanding lead.   “When you get down early and you come back and chip away or get back even or ahead early changes the complexity of the game,” Tremie said. ...
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May 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Minors Week in Review: Musty Returns

Ronnier Mustelier returned to action this week (Photo Credit: Trenton Thunder) Every Sunday through the remainder of the season, we will be doing a “Week in Review” of the minor league level. Covering four teams in a night gets time-consuming, and at BronxPinstripes, (I think) we want quality over quantity. Therefore, I will put all my efforts into touching on some of the big...
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May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Opening Day: AKA Spring Training Game #33

Today started like every other weekday season opener for me: I developed a cough, called out sick, piled on Yankee gear from head to toe, and went to my best friend's house to watch the game. The excitement of the season opener soon gave way to the ambivalence that comes from watching a less than ace pitcher and a bunch of utility players take the field. In other words--a Spring...
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April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Wells Will Start In Left

From Andrew Marchand: "He will be the everyday left fielder," an official with knowledge of the Yankees plans told ESPN New York. The official added that when Curtis Granderson returns, Wells will be the fourth outfielder. Since Wells is righty, he still will get at-bats as the Yankees regular outfield consists of three lefties, Granderson, Brett Gardner and Ichiro...
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March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Spring Training Game 29: Youk hits two, Mustelier hits one to walk off

(Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Rays 6 — New York Yankees 7 [10 Innings]   Ronnier Mustelier walks off in today’s 7-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in 10 innings.   Adam Warren started today’s game and was hurt by an error by Kevin Youkilis. On a groundball by Jose Molina, Youkilis had a hard time moving it from glove to hand and gave the Rays an opportunity to score. Vidal...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Spring Training Game 27: Yankees win back and forth bout

New York Yankees 9 — Minnesota Twins 7   It took a four-run 8th to secure the 9-7 win over the Minnesota Twins.   Robinson Cano took his hot WBC bat with him back to the Yankees as he brought in two runs, one on a double, in today’s game. Corban Joseph brought in a run on a triple. Juan Rivera and Ben Francisco each brought home one on singles. Chris Stewart and Ronnier Mustelier...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 20 Lineup: 3/15/13

CC makes his first start of the spring today.   CC Sabathia will be making his spring training debut this afternoon against the Marlins. Over the offseason he had elbow surgery and has been limited to two simulated games this spring. Brett Gardner and Ichiro have had impressive springs thus far. Gardner is batting .364 this spring and Ichiro is batting a whopping .462. It may only...
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March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Spring Training Game 17 Lineup: 3/11/13

The Yankees will face off against the St. Louis Cardinals today from George M. Steinbrenner field in Tampa, Fla. Righty Hiroki Kuroda will get the start, as Derek Jeter plays in his second Spring Training game – he’ll bat second and DH. The Yankees will try out Kevin Youkilis over at first base, while Ronnier Mustelier will have a chance to play the hot corner. Here is the rest...
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March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Some Sunday Links

Haven't done a link dump in a while, figured I'd start today: - Richard Justice calls the Yankees trio of Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte "a timeless classic" in this article for - Joel Sherman says that Mariano was what separated the Yankees from everyone else. I would have to agree. - After CC Sabathia sim game today, he's...
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March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Granderson Breaks Forearm, Out 10 Weeks

Your browser does not support iframes.That pitch will fractured Granderson's forearm and he will miss 10 weeks, leaving the Yankees with a hole in their outfield until at least May. Here's some more of who might fill that hole from Chad Jennings:The Yankees have veterans Matt Diaz and Juan Rivera in camp. They also have older minor league outfielders like Ronnier Mustelier...
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February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training By The Numbers (Uni Numbers, That Is)

The YES Network will televise the first Spring Training game on Sunday February 24th. Before that game ends, confusion will mount, from viewers and broadcasters alike, about who in the world some of the late-inning replacements are. (Remember, non-Yankee fans, the Yankees do not wear names on the back of their uniforms.) It's always a mystery until a couple of outs are made....
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Juan Rivera comes home

Somewhere out there, in a Yankiverse far far away - actually, a happier one - we never traded Juan Rivera.The fulcrum point to this Yankiverse is balanced on an event nine years ago: Dec. 16, 2003.  On the day before, Rivera is a highly regarded OF prospect - once ranked No. 1 in the organization by Baseball America - who missed much of the previous season after getting hurt while...
January 28, 2013  |  Discuss’s Preseason Top 30 Prospects

Gary Sanchez has been named as’s top preseason prospect (Photo Credit: The baseball season is almost upon us, which means it is time for to release its first edition of prospect rankings for the 2013 season. Our final rankings from last year, completed in August just days after the trade deadline, featured the same one-two punch...
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January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Mr. Chairman... For designated hitter, I hereby nominate Ronnier Mustelier

Right now, way I seez it, here is the 2013 opening day Yankee batting order:GardnerJeteCanoTexYoukilisGrandymanDH to be named CervelliIchiroWe can debate whether Ichiro or Gardner should lead off.  Hopefully, one hits during the spring and makes the question moot.So... the issue: Who is our DH - particularly our RH man, because we're weak as cooked spaghetti from that side....
December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Minors Wrap-Up: Mesa Blasts Yankees to Game Four

Melky Mesa’s walk-off home rune kept the Yankees’ season alive for at least one more day (Photo Credit: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees) AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees On the brink of elimination, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre fought back in the bottom of the 9th inning from two runs down, securing the win coming on a shot from Melky Mesa over the left field fence. Mesa, who had two...
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September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Minors Wrap-Up: Ronnier Runs Wild in Scranton Win

Ronnier Mustelier led Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with three hits on Sunday (Photo Credit: AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Ronnier Mustelier’s three hit performance helped lead Scranton/Wilkes-Barre past Pawtucket on Sunday night by a score of 6-2. Playing DH today, Mustelier scored once and also drove a run home. Corban Joseph and Darnell McDonald also contributed multi...
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September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Minors Wrap-Up: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Clinches Division

Francisco Cervelli and Chris Dickerson celebrating as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees won their fifth division title in six seasons (Photo Credit: Chris Dickerson on Twitter) AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees John Maine took the ball tonight for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and turned in a masterful performance which would lead them to clinch their fifth division title in the past six...
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August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Minors Wrap-Up: Scranton Now Two Wins from Division Title

A view from the stands as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre defeated Lehigh Valley AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Scranton/Wilkes-Barre moved one win closer to winning the International League North title as they defeated Lehigh Valley 6-2 on Sunday afternoon. Justin Thomas turned in an excellent outing, tossing seven innings of two-run baseball. Thomas allowed just three hits in the outing...
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August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Minors Wrap-Up: Adonis Garcia 4-for-5 in Trenton Debut

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August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Locke Wins Pitching Duel, Strikes Out 10

Indianapolis Indians  2.  Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees  0 (Box)   Jeff Locke earned his 9th win of the season and struck out 10 batters. One day after the Indians posted 21 hits in their hit-o-rama, they were limited to just 4 hits tonight against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, playing at Frontier Field in Rochester, NY.  Those 4 hits were all the Tribe needed, though. ...
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August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Minors Wrap-Up: Marshall Wins the Battle of the Aces

<a href="" rel=\"attachment wp-att-10069\">Brett Marshall won tonight’s pitcher’s duel against Pirates...
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July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Minors Wrap-Up: Oliver Pitches Charleston to Win

  <a href="" rel=\"attachment wp-att-8869\">William Oliver had one of his best performances of the season on Sunday...
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July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Minors Wrap-Up: Ortiz’s Great Performance Wasted

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Ramon Ortiz turned in seven innings of one-run ball, but saw a great effort wasted as the Yankees couldn’t put anything together offensively. Ortiz allowed just five hits and struck out seven. Ronnier Mustelier was one of the few offensive threats, going 1-for-4 with an RBI. Kevin Russo and Chris Dickerson were [...]
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June 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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