Author Archives: Dan LaTorraca

Yankees Acquire Greg Golson

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees got their starting center fielder today. In a deal with the Texas Rangers, the Yankees acquired former outfielder Greg Golson. Golson had been designated for assignment a week ago to make room for infielder Kahlil Greene. The Rangers received infielder Mitch Hilligoss and cash in exchange for Golson, who was added to ...

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Possible Destinations for Damon

According to Marc Craig, Johnny Damon will sign with a team sometime in the coming week. Most fans know that there are limited options for the 36 year-old outfielder, but let's take a look at just how limited they are. In the American League, only the Blue Jays, Rays, Yankees, Indians, Tigers, and Athletics actually have ...

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Yankees to Wear New Batting Practice Caps

The Yankees will wear a new cap in spring training this year. Read the full article to see the images of the new hats. Home Road If you want to see the previous model, click here. If you would like to purchase one of the new hats, click on the image. As you can see, there are some ...

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Former Yankees On The Move

The Rockies and Jason Giambi are close to agreeing on a one-year contract, according to ESPN.After struggling with Oakland, Giambi made the move to the National League and hit .292 in 17 games as a pinch-hitter and backup first baseman. The Phillies signed pitcher Jose Contreras to a one-year deal, according to Matt Gelb of ...

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Yanks Would Be Smart to Target Willingham

The Nationals put outfielder Josh Willingham on the trading block, just two days after signing him to a one-year, $4.6 million contract for 2010. I'm willing to assume that Washington will seek pitching in return for the slugger and there could be a match with the Yankees, who have a surplus of long relievers. Willingham, 30, ...

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Bargain Hunting for Outfielders

Brian Cashman has repeatedly said that the Yankees will not sign an expensive outfielder to fill the void in left field. He also said that the organization is comfortable with using Brett Gardner as a starting outfielder. The Yankees probably have one more spot open on the roster for an additional free agent, but with ...

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Thoughts on Cervelli

Francisco Cervelli's 2009 season was arguably  the best from a Yankee backup catcher since John Flaherty posted a .754 OPS in 2003. Since 2004, we've seen a string of poor offensive backup catchers like Wil Nieves, Kelly Stinnett and Sal Fasano. Jose Molina played extremely well in 29 games after being acquired by the Yankees in ...

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Have the Yankees Actually Signed Rocco Baldelli?

Earlier today, Mike Axisa at River Ave. Blues noticed that Rocco Baldelli's Facebook page said that he had signed a deal with the Yankees. This news had come on the heels of Pete Caldera's report that both Baldelli and the Yankees have mutual interest, which added some credibility to what the Facebook page was reporting. ...

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