Author Archives: Dan Reiner

Jamie Hoffmann Returned to Dodgers

Thought to be the possible fourth outfielder on the Yankee bench to start the season, Rule 5 draft pick Jamie Hoffmann struggled in Spring Training, to say the least. Hoffmann was returned to the Dodgers today, after being taken as the first overall pick in the Rule 5 Draft in December. Hoffmann hit just .130 (3-22) ...

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Some Quick Hits from Today- 3/13

The Yanks had 2 split-squad games today. One defeated the Orioles, which Jason recapped here. The other squad was beaten by the Tigers 6-2. Johnny Damon got his revenge in his first 'game' against the Yanks with a solo home run off of Sergio Mitre. The game was started by Chad Gaudin, who looked shaky ...

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The Possibility of Mauer in Pinstripes

Now, you may be thinking it's more than a stretch to see the Yankees trading for any big name players this season, especially Joe Mauer. However, the possibility of seeing Mauer in pinstripes isn't as unlikely as you might think. Reality: Mauer is coming off his MVP season and with the Twins entering brand new Target ...

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MLB 2k10 Review

The much-anticipated MLB 2k10 by 2k Sports was released today. So, I've spent the past few hours toying around with the features of the game and whatnot. Franchise Mode, Yankees: It's quite obvious that the Yankees would have far-and-away the highest ratings for all 30 teams. (90 pitching, 95 batting, 97 overall). The Red Sox have the ...

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Some Yankee 60-Yard Dash Times

In light of the NFL Scouting Combine, where college players that have entered the draft have a tryout testing their agility, speed, and strength, I thought I'd do some research on some of the Yankees' old 60-yard times (60 yards is 180 feet, ie the length of two bases). The average MLB 60-yard time is ...

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Two Reasons to Remember the Yankee Career of Aaron Boone

There have been endless memorable home runs in Yankee history in the past twenty years, from Derek Jeter's game tying HR in the 1996 ALCS (thank you Jeffery Maier), to Tino Martinez's tying HR with one out left in the 2001 World Series, leaving it up to Derek Jeter's HR in the 10th inning of ...

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2010 Player Previews: Jamie Hoffmann

2009: The Los Angeles Dodgers didn't know what to do with Jamie Hoffmann in 2009. He began the season at AA-affiliate Chattanooga hitting just .257 with 2 home runs and 16 RBI in 29 games. He was sent up to AAA Albuquerque, where he played 8 games and hit .307. Then comes along the story ...

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2010 Player Previews: Damaso Marte

2009: Simply put, this past season was Damaso Marte's worst. April was a rough month for Marte as the setup man, as he pitched 5.1 innings in 7 games, allowing 9 hits, 9 earned runs, and 3 home runs, with a record of 0-1. After feeling discomfort in his throwing shoulder (left), the 34-year-old was ...

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