Author Archives: Lenny Neslin

Yankees-Red Sox open 2010 on ESPN2 at 8 p.m.

The last bit of news pertaining to the Yankees yesterday was the announcement of the Yankees and Red Sox opening up the 2010 season on April 4, at 8 p.m. on ESPN2 at Fenway Park. That’s going to be one chilly night. Shouldn’t Yankee Stadium host the opener since the Yanks are the defending champions? Here’s another announcement ...

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Forget About Matsui, and Cameron Too

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After watching the Red Sox pick up John Lackey yesterday, Yankees fans might be thinking it’s time to bolster the offense. Well, with Hideki Matsui agreeing to sign with the Angels and Mike Cameron agreeing with the Red Sox, there goes two players the Yankees may have been thinking about picking up. Like my post on Roy Halladay and John ...

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Mixed Reactions on Red Sox Rotation (With Sheets Update)

I asked my twitter followers if they were worried about a Red Sox rotation of Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and John Lackey, and I surprisingly heard two sides to what I thought was a one-sided point. MattLorenzo – Its the best in baseball. 5States – I think they’ll be pretty good, but I ...

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You Call Yourself a Yankees Fan? Answer Me This…

I was just checking out Rob Neyer’s top 100 players of “the 0’s” and I stumbled upon an awesome Yankees trivia question. By the way, Neyer ranks Alex Rodriguez second (behind Pujols) and Derek Jeter fourth (behind Bonds). So here it is: What two pitchers of the 0’s struck out over 2,000 ...

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Yankees Eyeing Sheets, Duchscherer

Mark Feinsand is reporting Brian Cashman is looking into picking up one more starter — namely Ben Sheets or Justin Duchscherer — to allow him to move either Joba Chamberlain or Phil Hughes back to the bullpen. In regards to my poll, I believe the Yankees first order of business is picking up another ...

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Nova Tearing Up Dominican Winter League

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Remember Ivan Nova? The righty has been in the Yankees farm system since 2006. He was close to being called up last year despite posting lousy numbers in Triple-A. Well, my bet is you will definitely be seeing Nova in pinstripes in 2010. After navigating through a part of MLB.com in Spanish, I came across his ...

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Cashman Sets Soft Deadline for Damon

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A lot of rumors have surrounded Johnny Damon recently. You can thank crazed (but actually quite smart) agent Scott Boras for that. It seems Brian Cashman has had enough and is setting a soft deadline of re-signing Damon in “about two weeks.” I like the move by Cashman. It says the Yanks want to re-sign Damon ...

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Blue Jays Want Montero in Halladay Deal

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What I’ve feared most has finally become reality. According to Joel Sherman, the Yankees remain in the hunt for Roy Halladay “because the Blue Jays covet prospect Jesus Montero.” If you’ve been following, I’ve been saying all along that I’d approve a deal for Halladay under two conditions. The Yankees keep Montero. The Yankees deal either ...

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