Lenny Neslin

Yankees VP of baseball operations Mark Newman had a lot to say about the Yankees prospects yesterday. Beat writer Chad Jennings separated them into posts on the pitching and position players. Here they are in short: Pitchers Aroldis Chapman: Newman said the reports were exactly what he expected: Huge fastball. […]

Newman's Notes on Yankees Prospects

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The Yankees are reportedly interested in signing free agent Jermaine Dye, according to Phil Rogers, and it wouldn’t be the first time Brian Cashman showed some interest in the soon-to-be-36-year-old right fielder. Dye is coming off a rough year with the White Sox. Let’s look at his last three years […]

Jermaine Dye Returns to Yankees Radar

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Why is everyone automatically deeming Javier Vazquez the No. 4 starter? Just because he’s an addition, doesn’t me has to wait at the end of the line. CC Sabathia is still the ace, definitely. However, I’d argue Vazquez has been just as good, if not better, than A.J. Burnett and […]

Is Vazquez the No. 4?

There hasn’t been a more active general manager in baseball than Brian Cashman in the year 2009. Cashman’s latest deal was centered around ex-Yankee starter Javier Vazquez in a five-player, two-team deal yesterday morning. Vazquez was effective for the Yankees in the first half of 2004 before an arm injury […]

Vazquez Will Be Better This Time Around

Some hot stove insiders (Ken Rosenthal, Buster Olney, Ken Davidoff and Mark Feinsand) are tweeting away tonight, and all are saying the Yankees are in “active negotiations” for a starting pitcher tonight — not named Aaron Harrang. Rosenthal and Davidoff are calling this a trade, so that could be referring to […]

Late-night Deal in the Works?

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Brian Cashman “is believed to have inquired about Carlos Zambrano,” Mike Puma of the NY Post reported early this morning. Putting two and two together, the trade probably included either Melky Cabrera or Brett Gardner. A deal for Zambrano is unlikely because of the high asking price the Cubs have set, Puma said. More importantly, […]

Yankees, Cubs Talking Carlos Zambrano?