Author Archives: Chris Barca

Does David Phelps fit into the Yankees 2013 rotation?

Coming into the 2012 season, most people assumed that the pitching prospect that would make the biggest impact in the Bronx would be one of the Killer B’s.  After all, they were talked up and hyped up like no other.  Maybe some thought D.J. Mitchell or Adam Warren would produce in Pinstripes after solid 2011 ...

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Re-signing Kuroda should be a no brainer

If you polled Yankees fans before the season, asking ‘Who will be the Yankees top pitcher come the end of August?’ obviously the tremendous majority would have said CC Sabathia.  He’s the obvious choice.  He’s been a top five pitcher in baseball ever since his breakout, Cy Young award winning 2007 campaign.  The big man ...

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The Yankees should re-sign Nick Swisher this offseason

Nick Swisher is my favorite Yankee.  Well, my favorite Yankee not named Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, or Mariano Rivera.  How can he not be? Swisher is easily the most likable Yankee in years, maybe since Bernie Williams.  He plays with an enthusiasm that rivals the kids currently taking part in the Little League World Series, yet ...

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The Grandyman Can: The Yankees need to re-sign Granderson

Curtis Granderson is annoying.  As a man, he seems like one of the nicest, most well spoken guys in the league.  But as a baseball player, he’s more frustrating than a blown save or stranding runners in scoring position with less than two outs. For the last season and a half, Granderson has become an “all ...

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Yankees report card for July

Man, what a weird month July was in Yankeeland.  In the beginning of the month, we all reveled in the Bombers pounding the Red Sox, taking three out of four going into the All Star Break.   Immediately after that embarrassment of a Midsummer Classic, the Yankees took a hard fought series from the Angels and ...

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Back in the 70′s…the Yankees/Red Sox rivalry

When upset at me, my dad likes to begin every sentence with “Back in the 70’s…”  Back in the 70’s, he was buying his own groceries at 16 years old.  Back in the 70’s, he was working a full time job before he was 18.  Back in the 70’s, he had moved out and was ...

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Yankees trade target: Shane Victorino

I must be a curse or something.  In 2006, I was at Yankee Stadium for the games in which Gary Sheffield, Robinson Cano, and Hideki Matsui suffered significant injuries.   This year, I was at Mariano Rivera’s final game of the season. (Well it better be his last game, at least).  And today, I found out ...

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Nova and Hughes the biggest surprises on the Yankees so far

There have been so many surprises in the Bronx this season.   The comeback, the return to form, and the injury to Andy Pettitte are three all rolled into one.  The bullpen has been chock-full of them so far, ranging from unheralded middle relievers like Cody Eppley to the closer-turned 7th inning guy-turned closer Rafael Soriano, ...

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