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Minor League Monday: February 22nd, 2010

Before getting into this week's stories, I figured it wouldn't hurt to give a friendly reminder of the previews that we've been doing here at BBD. If you've missed our 2010 Player Previews, here's a link. If you liked those, stay tuned as you'll find more previews coming soon. This time, ...

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Brackman Looking Beyond Growing Pains

When Andrew Brackman was drafted in the 1st round of the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft, the Yankees were well aware of the risks associated with Brackman. Just nine days after the draft, the 6'10 right-hander underwent reconstructive surgery on his elbow. “We weren’t surprised that he had these growing pains,” said Mark Newman, the Yankees’ ...

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Vazquez Excited to be Back, Wants to Win…

Many Yankees fans have a good memory of the last time Javier Vazquez pitched in pinstripes. The 2nd half of the 2004 season wasn't a good one for Vazquez. His time in the playoffs, not any better. The memory of former Yankee Johnny Damon, then in a Red Sox uniform, delivering a grand slam that ...

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2010 Player Previews: Ramiro Pena

2009: Ramiro Pena found himself at the hot corner in the Bronx with an injury to A-Rod in the beginning of the 2009 season. Pena was more well known for being a solid defensive player and sported a  career .254 average in his minor league career.  A return by A-Rod took a starting job away ...

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Minor League Monday(the Tuesday edition):

First off, apologies for the late edition of this week's Minor League Monday. Due to some technical difficulties including lack of internet and a computer lacking an operating system, I wasn't able to put anything together yesterday, as I usually do. That being said, this week's "Tuesday Edition" of Minor League Monday is here and full ...

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Gardner eyes starting role in 2010

Brett Gardner stole his way into the hearts of many Yankee fans in 2010. The question remains, however, if he can steal his way into his second straight Opening Day start. In 2010, Brett Gardner will have some competition in recently acquired Marcus Thames and Randy Winn, as well as Rule 5 Draftee Jamie Hoffmann. Currently in ...

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Jeter Just Right at Home

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The Yankees' off-season has been full of changes. From the departure of Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui, to the reacquisition of Javier Vasquez, the 2010 roster has taken shape in the Bronx. One of the many familiar faces in 2010 is Yankees' captain, Derek Jeter. Interestingly enough, he's been mentioned quite a bit this off-season as ...

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Eiland Looking Forward to Pitching Competition

If you were to ask New York Yankees pitching coach Dave Eiland who he thinks will win the 5th spot in the starting rotation this season, you won't find he doesn't have much to say. Eiland recently spoke with the Daily News about the upcoming battle for the Yankees final spot in the pitching rotation. The ...

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