SLADE HEATHCOTT NEWS

Slade Heathcott, the man who would be Josh Hamilton, is no longer a Yankee prospect

Yesterday, the Yankees jettisonned two of their most ballyhooed prospects of this new "Troubled-Yankees Millennium:" Slade Heathcott and Jose Campos are now free to walk around the cabin. They can sign with any team they wish. And the Yankiverse can add two more names to its Legion of the Lost.Campos came in the (in)famous Jesus Montero/Michael Pineda trade, and often was...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Congrats to Zolio and Frankie

Just so it's said...Congrats to everyone involved in the emancipation of Zolio Almonte and Francisco Cervelli, the Yankees longtime human paperweights.It won't be the same, without the Empire continually having them to ignore, in favor of signing other team's castoffs.I'm not sure who can fill the role of career rented mule, but I'm sure someone will step forward. Slade Heathcott...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Uh-oh. Another Yankee prospect might have just bitten the dust

This kid made a huge comeback last season after a pile of wrist issues. Conceivably, he could have reached NYC late next year. Now... Slade Heathcott II..?
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

After Jeter's number goes, it will be a long, long time before the Yankees close out another jersey

Like all Yankee fans, while fidgeting in bed late at night or sitting on the throne of eternal knowledge, I've occasionally tried to calculate exactly when the Evil Empire - (aka, the Incompetent Empire) -  will run out of jersey numbers.After Jeter's "2" is retired - (realistically, it is already gone) - we will have taken 18 numbers off the books. You could argue that it took...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Descent Begins In Earnest. Do Not Read This. It Is long, Insightful and Painful.

Duque says, "we dodged a bullet," when Cliff Lee turned up lame.  I disagree.  We tried to make that deal with the same enthusiasm and foresight the Yankees exhibited in using a top draft pick on Andy Brackman, knowing he was headed for career ending surgery.  We tried to sign Cliff Lee utilizing the same planning and keen insight it took Brian Cashman to use a top draft pick...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

April May, but June Ju-LIES... The Yanks are four games behind last year's pace

Those who forget the past...Maybe we should start calling them "the Even Empire," as in "breaking even." They win a game, then they torture one.Exiting the month of May - which traditionally was cruel to Yankee powerhouses of the early 2000s - here is what I know:1. The AL East is a putrid cesspool of antique collections of mediocrity - plus a young one, Tampa Bay. Unless the Blue...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Over the holiday weekend, the Yankees' farm clubs posted football scores

Monday, the mashers of Moosic scored 2 touchdowns and a 2-point conversion.Check out Ramon Flores, who has hit 3 HRs in two games.Meanwhile, Trenton was posting 13 runs. (But nobody batting .300.) Neither of the Baseball America-approved prospects,Slade Heathcott and Mason Williams, had much to do with it.Sunday, the Charleston Riverdogs put 17. (We had a report on Mike Ford...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects

The New York Yankees have a poor farm system. Almost every one of the team’s top prospects underperformed last season, so it’s difficult to accurately assess the system moving forward. Sanchez and Murphy are good catching prospects. Judge is a mystery and could become a good power hitter. Austin, Heathcott, and Williams are all highly-regarded outfielders who performed poorly...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Note To Research Staff : Please look Further

It is one thing to assess and argue about who our next pitching staff members will be, but we have another problem.With only a handful of old, average pitchers available in our " farm system," the Yankees are going to have to score a lot of runs to win games.  Two or three runs per game for our side is a guaranteed loss. At the moment, we have one of the lowest averages in the AL...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

I Think The Safest Thing To Do Is….

1.  Think that Derek retired last year, and departed with Mariano. I watched him yesterday get thrown out by the Oriole third baseman, on a ground ball that he backhanded while sprinting up the left-field foul line onto the outfield grass.  The announcers talked about how Derek was busting it up the first base line ( and he was ), but his foot speed reflected recent leg injuries...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Reason for hope: In his write-up on Yankee prospects, Keith Law calls Slade Heathcott "legitimately a crazy person."

I believe that I speak for the Yankiverse in saying: We'll take him!Actually, Law quotes an unnamed scout, who questions Heathcott's sanity.  Two years ago, the night after a torturous magazine-length feature article appeared in the local newspaper detailing Slade's troubled youth - (we're talking shotguns, booze, abandonment, and living in cars) -  this is what happened when he...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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