Author Archives: Dan LaTorraca

The Sad Case of Eric Duncan

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 just mismanaged. One case will ...

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When Can The Yankees Draft 5-Year-Old Prodigy Ariel Antigua?

By now, most of you have probably seen the video of younger Ariel Antigua and his extraordinary baseball talent. In case you haven't, I've attached it to the post. The five year-old Lyndhurst boy can hit 85 MPH fastballs from both side of the plate and field like someone three times his age. Normally I'm ...

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Spring Training Stock Report: 3/18

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 29 year-old right-hander has pitched much better ...

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Embrace March Madness with BBD or Curtis Granderson

I know this is a baseball blog, but in the spirit of sports, BBD will host a NCAA Tournament Pick ‘Em group on Yahoo. There is no fee and no prize involved. This is purely for bragging rights. Here is the league information: Group ID: 125204 Password: yankees2010 Any number of people can join, so it won't be ...

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Why Were the Yankees so Quick to Cut Igawa?

The Yankees have cut nine players this spring, effectively sending them to minor league camp: pitchers Andrew Brackman, D.J. Mitchell, Christian Garcia, Kevin Whelan, Wilkins Aria, Kei Igawa, Wilkin De La Rosa, Jeremy Bleich and catchers Daniel Gil and Kyle Higashioka. The majority of those cuts make sense in my head; the minor league camp needed ...

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Gaudin Feeling Extra Fatigued

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 through three innings, giving up three ...

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Spring Training Stock Report: 3/10

Moving Up: Alfredo Aceves. The right-hander is making a strong case for a spot in the rotation after tossing six hitless innings this spring. If he continues to pitch this well, he could force the Yankees to send either Phil Hughes or Joba Chamberlain to the Electric City. Jon Weber. The journeyman outfielder is a long ...

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Kevin Towers to Join Yankees

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 and professionals. Also, he'll be a ...

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