Author Archives: Lucas Weick

No Deadline Move, A Good Move For The Yankees

Rumors swirled around the Yankees for the last couple of weeks, wondering if GM Brian Cashman would finally give in and trade away his prized minor league prospects, but as the non-waiver trade deadline came and passed, Cashman resisted the temptation of making a trade. And that may very well have been the best move for ...

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Hughes Likely to Start on Wednesday, Nova Optioned

Phil Hughes looks like he is very close to completing his return to the Yankees. Ivan Nova was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre, and reliever Lance Pendleton was called back up to fill out the roster. Hughes will likely be added early next week, and will take Nova's spot in the rotation, which would make Wednesday's game ...

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Six Yankees Heading To The All-Star Game.

The Yankees will be represented by six players in the 2011 All-Star Game in Arizona. Four of them will be starters and then two reserves. At second base, Robinson Cano will start for the second straight year, following up his excellent season in 2010 with a strong first half this year hitting .292 with 14 homeruns ...

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Updated: Jorge Posada Dropped To Ninth, Asked Out Of Lineup Saturday

Update: After Saturday's 6-0 loss to the Red Sox, Jorge Posada spoke with the media to address the situation. He said that he needed time to clear his head, and also that he did indeed have a stiff back prior to the game, which goes against Brian Cashman's statement that Posada was not hurt. Girardi was also ...

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Freddy Garcia Adds Depth And Experience To The Back Of The Rotation

As the New York Yankees continue to wait on Andy Pettitte (aka the Brett Favre of baseball) to announce whether or not he will pitch in 2011, they added another veteran pitcher to their growing list of possible back of the rotation starters. Freddy Garcia will join reclamation project Bartolo Colon, as well as Ivan ...

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Rafael Soriano Gives The Yankees A Great Bullpen

The Yankees made their first "big splash" in the free agent market yesterday, signing former Rays' closer Rafael Soriano to a three year deal worth $35 million, which does include an opt out clause after each of the first two seasons. Now obviously, Soriano will not be the closer for the Yankees this year or in ...

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Pujols in Pinstripes? A look ahead at potential free agent targets for the Yankees next winter.

The Yankees didn't get their man this winter, but who might be heading to the Bronx next offseason? Cliff Lee is a great pitcher and makes the Phillies the clear cut favorite to win it all next season in my opinion, but the Yankees are still a very talented team and if they can swing a ...

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Cliff Lee’s pending decision affects Yankees in several ways.

The waiting game continues as the Yankees and Rangers hold their collective breath in the wake of Cliff Lee's looming decision of who he play for over the next six or seven years. Both teams know that Lee is a difference maker and will be paid accordingly. According to SI's Jon Heyman, the Yankees have a big ...

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