Dan LaTorraca

Most astute baseball fans can list several first-round draft picks that failed to live up to expectations. Their careers could have been derailed by drugs, alcohol or sex addiction. In some cases, their style of play may not have worked at the minor league level. In some cases, they are […]

The Sad Case of Eric Duncan

Moving Up: Phil Hughes. After a slow start, Hughes added to his improving performance by tossing four scoreless innings against the Astros on Tuesday night. Another strong outing could make him the front-runner to land a spot in the rotation, likely sending Joba Chamberlain to the bullpen. Sergio Mitre. The […]

Spring Training Stock Report: 3/18

The spring is still early, which makes the news that Chad Gaudin was feeling extra fatigued during his last start all the more disheartening. According to Mark Feinsand, Gaudin was extremely tired before, during and after yesterdays outing against the Tigers: Gaudin, who started against the Tigers, grinded his way […]

Gaudin Feeling Extra Fatigued

The rumors have swirled during the winter, but according to two major league sources, former Padres GM Kevin Towers will officially join the Yankees as a special assistant to Brian Cashman. Rejoice: Towers will start with the Yankees next week in Tampa after being introduced on Tuesday. He’ll scout amateurs […]

Kevin Towers to Join Yankees

According to Daniel Popko of NESN.com, the Yankees are the front-runners to sign Cuban-defector Adeinis Hechavarria. Popko writes that the Yankees are seeking to match the Red Sox addition of fellow Cuban Jose Iglesias. Hechavarria, who has drawn comparisons to Alfonso Soriano, is not a lock to end up in […]

Yankees in Lead for Adeinis Hechavarria

According to Jack Curry and Sam Borden, the Yankees have traded reliever Edwar Ramirez to the Texas Rangers for cash considerations. Ramirez was designated for assignment when the club signed right-hander Chan Ho Park last week. Ramirez, 28, posted a 5.73 ERA and a uncharacteristic 1.22 K/BB ration in 22 […]

Yanks Send Edwar to Texas