Author Archives: Matt Imbrogno

A Tiger Perspective and My Thoughts on What's Next

Aside from the obvious candidates of Curtis Granderson and Austin Jackson, the first person I thought of yesterday upon hearing the Yankees/Tigers/D-Backs swap was a Tigers blogger by the name of Mike Rogers. Mike writes Tigers by the Numbers and hails from Portage, Michigan. Mike and I "met" on the Sports Forum of a music website ...

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Granderson to the Yankees a Go, Pending Physicals


Per Jon Heyman, it's all done and they're just waiting on physicals. The deal sends Phil Coke and Austin Jackson to the Tigers and Ian Kennedy to Arizona, while Curtis Granderson joins the Yankees. The Diamondbacks are sending no players to the Yankees.

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Proposed 3-Way Granderson Trade and Other Thoughts

First is the reported three team trade being discussed by the Diamondbacks, Tigers, and our Yankees. The basics of the deal include the Yankees losing Ian Kennedy, Mike Dunn, Phil Coke, and Austin Jackson. The Yankees would get centerfielder Curtis Granderson from the Tigers and two prospects from the Diamondbacks. The D-Backs would get Edwin ...

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What Will the Bullpen Look Like without Bruney?

Hard throwing right handed pitcher Brian Bruney was traded to the Washington Nationals today in exchange for Washington's first pick in the upcoming Rule V Draft. With the exit of Phil Hughes from the bullpen into the rotation, the Yankee bullpen appears to have some holes. This is something with which I disagree. Starting at the ...

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Bruney to the Nats

Per Joel Sherman, H/T RAB, the Yankees have traded Brian Bruney for a player to be named later. Best of luck in Washington, Brian.

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Yankees Must Remain Firm in Pettitte Negotiations

As Lenny reported this morning, pitcher Andy Petttitte has rejected the Yankees initial offer of a supposed one year, $10MM contract. With incentives and escalators included, Andy made about $10.5 million last year, so a base salary of $10MM shouldn't be too unappetizing to Pettitte. While he has remained incredibly consistent throughout his entire career, he ...

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Cameron No Longer an Option?


Word on the "street" is that Mike Cameron is close to signing a multi-year deal with the Chicago Cubs (h/t RAB). While this is good for Cameron and the Cubs, it is not good for the Yankees. Cameron was a possible option for the Yankees' 2010 outfield and now it appears the Yankees will not ...

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Towers Could Accept Job with Yankees

Per Tracy Ringolsby of FOX Sports (h/t MLBTR), recently fired former Padres General Manager Kevin Towers could be close to accepting a job with the Yankees. Towers, 48, is a close friend of current Yankee GM Brian Cashman. He is a highly regarded evaluator of talent, especially on the mound, and would be an absolutely great ...

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