Author Archives: Matt Imbrogno

Just Say No to DeRosa

Lately, there has been a fair amount of press linking the Yankees to Passaic, N.J. native Mark DeRosa. Hopefully, this is just idle chatter from the media. Mark DeRosa, despite all his position flexibility, would not be a good fit for the Yankees. DeRosa is a pretty late bloomer in terms of baseball. From his age ...

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BA Releases Top 10 Yankee Prospect List

Baseball America released its list of the Top Ten Yankees prospect list today and it is as follows: 1. Jesus Montero, C 2. Austin Romine, C 3. Arodys Vizcaino, RHSP 4. Slade Heathcott, OF 5. Zach McAllister, RHSP 6. Manny Banuelos, LHSP 7. Gary Sanchez, C 8. J.R. Murphy, C 9. Jeremy Bleich, LHSP 10. Andrew Brackman, RHSP The list is obviously catcher and starter heavy, ...

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Yanks Should Take Look at Escobar for Bullpen

Yesterday, Ken Rostenthal tweeted that Kelvim Escobar, who has been offered a minor league deal by the Mets, would be throwing in front of big league clubs this week in Venezuela. The Yankees should make sure they are in attendance and give Escobar consideration for a bullpen role in 2010. Jerry Crasnick reported on December ...

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Yanks Should Reconsider Matt Holliday


Since about a week after the Yankees won the World Series, I've had my blogging eyes focused forward, trying to envision how the 2010 Yankees would look while defending their 2009 championship. I've discussed free agent DH options, who doesn't make sense for the Yankees at the plate, who doesn't make sense on the mound, ...

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If Sox Get Lackey, Yanks Shouldn't React Strongly


Via MLBTR, John Lackey has apparently taken a physical for the Red Sox, a sign that they could be close to a deal. If this is true, the Yankees should not, I repeat, should not react strongly and make a splash just for the sake of making a splash. The last time that happened, the Sox ...

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Musings on a Possible Extra Outfielder

This morning, Ben Kabak of River Ave. Blues mused on the possibility of trading one of Melky Cabrera or Brett Gardner. Now, piggybacking in a way, I'll do the same. Gardner and Cabrera are very similar players. They both have some positives but they also have some big time negatives. Let's roll with the positives first: --Both ...

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Updated Lineup Projections

Back in November, I ran through some possible Yankee lineups using the Lineup Analysis tool from Baseball Musings. Now with the trade for Curtis Granderson, I'm gonna throw up some Granderson-inclusive lineups. Again, this is using the CHONE Projections for OBP and SLG. Okay, first let's assume that the Yankees are not adding any more ...

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Yankees Announce Rule 5 Pick

Via Joel Sherman (H/T RAB), the Yankees will take 25 year old outfielder Jamie Hoffmann from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Hoffmann had 24 plate appearances with the Dodgers last year between May 22nd and June 10th. It was a "meh" 24 PAs as Hoffmann hit just .182/.167/.409/.576 with a homer and seven batted in. Thanks to ...

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