Author Archives: Stephen Crociata

The Battle for the 5th Spot Lives On…If Anyone Wants it That is.

**UPDATED 3/22/10** The Spring Training Statistics of the 5 guys battling for the 5th spot in the rotation (in order of least to most likely to win the job): Chad Gaudin 0-3 (W-L) 8.68 ERA 4 GP 2 GS 9.1 IP 16 Hits 10 R 9 ER 2 HR  5 BB 5 K Career as Starter: 21-28 (W-L) ...

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The Battle for the 5th Spot Lives On

**UPDATED 3/21/10** The Spring Training Statistics of the 5 guys battling for the 5th spot in the rotation (in order of least to most likely to win the job): Chad Gaudin 0-3 (W-L) 8.68 ERA 4 GP 2 GS 9.1 IP 16 Hits 10 R 9 ER 2 HR  5 BB 5 K Career as Starter: 21-28 (W-L) 4.72 ...

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2010 Player Previews: David Robertson

2009: David Robertson was called up on April 16th, 2009 before the Yankees 1st series in the New Yankee Stadium and saw some action in a 10-2 loss (2IP 2 Hits 3 Ks), but all Robertson was really expected to be was a clean up guy who would come in during blowout wins or losses ...

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Curtis Granderson Bringing Pride Back to the Yankees

Most  Yankee fans will remember the inspiring story of Curtis Pride, who played for the Yankees for a short time in 2003. Pride was born with rubella which left him deaf at birth but inspired to be a baseball player and would achieve his dream. In his short stint with the Yankees in '03 Curtis hit ...

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2010 Player Previews: Francisco Cervelli

2009: In 2009 Francisco Cervelli was undoubtedly the Yankees regular season MVP, ok so he wasn't MVP but he was a fan favorite. Every season the Yankees fans adopt a rookie who they fall for and treat like gold no matter how he performs and this past year that guy was definitely Cervelli. Francisco got ...

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2010 Player Previews: Alex Rodriguez

**NOTE**- This article is an updated version of my previous article "Álex Rodríguez Set for a “Down” Season?", which gave a projection on A-Rods 2010 season. 2009: Going into the 2009 season Álex Rodríguez had two procedures on his hip the, first was to drain a cyst in his hip while the second was to repair ...

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2010 Player Previews: Derek Jeter

2009: The 2009 season was Derek Jeter's 14th full season in the big leagues and many analysts, "professionals", and fans were wondering if Jeter would finally start to show his age. In Jeter's previous 13 seasons he consistently put up star numbers, never having an avg under .290, and always came up in the big moments ...

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2010 Player Previews: Robinson Cano

2009: Robinson Cano was torched after the 2008 season for not caring and goofing off, and led many people to wonder what his future held after his poor season (.271 AVG with only 14 HR). This resulted in Cano going into the 2009 season as the weak spot in the Yankees monster infield. Maybe it was the ...

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