Author Archives: Matt Imbrogno

Heavy Praise for Montero

Via RAB, I came across an article at Project Prospect comparing the Indians' top catching prospect Carlos Santana and Yankees top catching prospect Jesus Montero. Jesus Montero" /> The author, Adam Foster, ran down the pluses and minuses of each player and at the end, came to the conclusion that even though Santana, and Giants' catching prospect ...

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Mets Inquired on Matsui's Health

Via MLBTR (h/t RAB), we've learned that the Mets inquired on the results of Hideki Matsui's physical. Obviously, this means the Mets could be interested in bringing in Matsui to play the field as he obviously can't DH for them. This development should make Matsui rather happy. It not only gives him the confidence that at ...

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Yankees Should Look to Solve Bullpen Internally

With Phil Hughes moving back to the rotation, and Joba Chamberlain presumably staying there all season in 2010, the Yankees have a bit of a hole in the bullpen. Last season, Phil Hughes' filled the "set-up" role quite well and helped stabilize the back of the Yankee bullpen. Without him, the Yankees seem to be ...

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The Pros and Cons of Offering Arbitration

The first Fall Out Boy song I ever heard was "The Pros and Cons of Breathing around this time about or six years ago. Anyway, in tribute to that, I'll be discussing the pros and cons of offering outfielder Johnny Damon arbitration. Johnny Damon" width="333" height="240" /> First, let's review Damon's season. By many measures, especially power, ...

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My Letter to Lenny Neslin

Our own Lenny Neslin just wrote a letter to Yankees GM Brian Cashman. This is my response to that letter. Lenny’s words are in bold face, mine are in regular type. When you watched Joba pitch from your beautiful box behind home plate, did you notice how Chamberlain through 92 MPH as a starter and hit 98 ...

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Yankees 2010 Lineup Projections

I did this at my site last year, so I thought I’d bust it out again. What I’m going to be doing is punching in some numbers into the lineup analysis tool from baseballmusings.com. The numbers I’m going to be using are the 2010 CHONE Projections. I’m using them because RLYW’s CAIRO projections for ...

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Who Does Make Sense for the Yankees?

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After two different posts about why certain players don’t make sense for and don’t fit on the 2010 Yankees, I thought I’d tackle the people I do think make sense for the Yankees moving forward. First, is Mike Cameron. I’ve already touched on this scenario so I’ll just do some quick hits as to why Cameron ...

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Why They Don’t Fit, Part Two

On Tuesday, Rob wrote an article about some buy low starting pitchers the Yankees could take a look at. Being the absolute grouch that I am, I thought I’d say (again) why so-and-so doesn’t fit for the Yankees. Rich Harden is a solid pitcher. He has a career 3.39 ERA, which comes in as a 131 ...

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