Author Archives: Dan LaTorraca

2010 Player Previews: Brett Gardner

2009: After a strong spring training performance, Brett Gardner opened the 2009 season as the starting center fielder for the Yankees, beating out Melky Cabrera. He got off to a slow start in his first 20 games, but went on to hit .289 with three homers, four triples and 17 stolen bases in the first ...

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Play Fantasy Baseball Alongside the BBD Staff!

2010 will mark the second annual Bronx Baseball Daily fantasy baseball league. If you would like to participate, leave a comment with your information or e-mail me at [email protected] The live draft date is still tentative, but the free head-to-head league will be hosted by Yahoo! and will feature a maximum of 18 teams. We're ...

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Looking at the Lefties

The Yankees waved goodbye to both Phil Coke and Mike Dunn this offseason, two of the more promising left-handed relievers the farm system had produced in many years. Coke posted a reasonable 4.50 ERA and held left-handed batters to a .195 AVG in 60 innings while Dunn posted an impressive 5.6 K/BB ratio and 3.31 ...

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Rich Aurilia Wants to Play for Yanks, Mets

Infielder Rich Aurilia is apparently in a New York state of mind. He recently told Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News that he'd like to play for one final season and he wants to play in New York: “We know nothing is imminent, but hopefully we keep in contact with them,” said Aurilia, who ...

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This is Why the Yankees Babied Joba

From ChicagoBreakingSports.com: No word on whether he's throwing a ball or a towel, but 29-year-old former Cubs ace Mark Prior is pitching off a mound in California, according to his agent, working his way back from his second right-shoulder surgery. "Mark has been through so many timelines, at this point I'm almost allergic to the word," agent ...

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Winning With Winn

Last week, the Yankees simultaneously added outfield depth and shut the door on Johnny Damon by signing the 36 year-old Randy Winn to a one-year, $2 million deal. Prior to signing Winn, the Yankees had been linked to Rocco Baldelli, Jim Edmonds, Jermaine Dye and Reed Johnson, who signed with the Dodgers yesterday for $800,000. ...

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Vazquez Rated Higher Than Sabathia

He's rated higher in the world of MLB 10: The Show anyway. I think there is a good chance that CC Sabathia outperforms Javier Vazquez this season, but the right-hander certainly makes the rotation much deeper and stronger than last year. Also, keep an eye out for Aramis Santos*, the Yankees really could use a ...

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Products of the Yankee Farm

I've read several articles over the years that discuss which organizations turn out the best players. I recall the Blue Jays, Braves and Red Sox being listed in the top tier because of their uncanny ability to draft and mold quality major league contributors. The Yankees have certainly revamped their farm system recently, but I'd ...

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