Author Archives: Alex Taffet

On Jonathan Papelbon and Reliever Volatility

Late last week, news broke that the Yankees now-former nemesis Jonathan Papelbon had signed a four year $50 million contract with a vesting option for a fifth.  As expected, there was a great deal of reaction by Yankees fans, Red … Continue reading

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A Final Call for Joba Chamberlain to the Yankees Rotation

“Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are it might have been.” -Kurt Vonegut Think back to the excitement of Joba Chamberlain.  Here was a 22 year old pitcher pumping 100 mile per hour fastballs past prodigious … Continue reading

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Yankees Trade Target: Wandy Rodriguez

With a less than stellar free agent market and several gaping holes in the rotation, it appears likely that the Yankees will fill at least one of these holes through trade.  While It is always fun to dream about acquiring … Continue reading

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Yu Darvish: A Rare Opportunity for the Yankees

Clayton Kershaw, Tim Lincecum, Jered Weaver, David Price, Stephen Strasburg.  What do all these pitchers have in common, aside from the fact that they are young stud starters?  They were all drafted in the first round by the team for … Continue reading

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