Author Archives: Dan Reiner

Royals Pitching Coach Believes Farnsworth Can Adjust Easier than Joba

I'm sure we all remember the big fireballer whom the Yankees used to call their "setup man." For those who don't his name is Kyle Farnsworth. Yes, the Kyle Farnsworth. He was brought to New York to replace Tom "Flash" Gordon in 2006 on a 3-year, $17 MM contract. Well first, let's look at his stats ...

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2010 Player Previews: Curtis Granderson

2009: The 2007 season for Curtis Granderson was not only his breakout season for the Detroit Tigers, but it was the best of his career, hitting .302 with 23 HR and 74 RBI. 2008 was a decline, batting only .280. You could make a case that 2009 was Grandersons best offensive season, but I would ...

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2010 Player Previews: Nick Swisher

2009: Shortly after the 2008 World Series had ended, the Yankees got right down to business in improving their lineup (and outfield). They sent Utility man Wilson Betemit along with two minor-league pitchers to the Chicago White Sox for OF/1B Nick Swisher and a minor-leaguer. Seeming to be forgotten for the remainder of the offseason ...

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What to Expect from Javy Vazquez

Yankee fans seem to be split on how newly-acquired pitcher Javier Vazquez will perform this season in his return to New York. Some fans hope that Vazquez will perform well under the New York spotlight, coming off the best season of his career. He posted a 14-10 record with a 4.91 ERA in his lone season ...

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The Slow Disappearance of the House that Ruth Built has been updating it's Yankee page with pictures of the slow demolition of the old Yankee Stadium. See the photos here. It really is sad to look through these pictures, I wish it were possible to just knock it all down at once.

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Yanks Reach Deals with Gaudin and Logan Before Arbitration

The Yankees have agreed to deals with RHP Chad Gaudin and newly-acquired LHP Boone Logan before arbitration; both are one-year deals. Gaudin's deal is worth $2.95 million, an increase of nearly $1 million more than last season. He also has incentives worth $175K if he fulfills an undisclosed amount of innings this season. Logan's deal is ...

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Wish We Were There: Roger Maris' 61 in '61

1961, the first year that the major leagues added eight games to the schedule, from 154 to 162. The Yankees had earned the title of best record in the major leagues, at 109-53. It was the third coming of the “Murderers’ Row” (Originally the 1918 Yankees of Gilhooley, Peckinpaugh, Baker, Pratt, Pipp, and Bodie; the ...

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Yanks Sign Winfree, Ring to Minor League Deals

The Yankees have signed LHP Royce Ring and OF David Winfree to minor league deals, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Ring, a left-handed middle reliever, will be expected to compete with Boone Logan in Spring Training for another potential lefty spot in the Yankee bullpen. A first-round draft pick of the White ...

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