Category Archives: 2011 Season Reviews

Yankees 2011 Season in Review: Bartolo Colon

Bartolo Colon hadn't pitched a full season in the majors since 2005, but that didn't stop the Yankees from extending a non-guaranteed offer to him after he pitched well in the Winter Leagues while playing for manager Tony Pena. EXPECTATIONS: It's safe to say that nobody expected much from Colon. Even though he pitched well in ...

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Yankees 2011 Season in Review: Derek Jeter

People have been talking about the downfall of Derek Jeter since 2008. 2009 of course threw everyone off, but after a poor 2010 season it seemed like he would be all but done in 2011. However an offseason adjustment to his swing had a few optimistic about 2011. ABANDONED WORK: Jeter worked with Kevin Long in ...

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Yankees 2011 Season in Review: Ivan Nova

When he was in the minor leagues, Ivan Nova was never considered much of a prospect. A few who had seen him pitch praised his poise and pitchablity, but mediocre numbers kept most from thinking he could be a star. It was hard to tell what the Yankees thought of him even as they seemed ...

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Yankees 2011 Season in Review: Robinson Cano

When Robinson Cano was in the minor league he wasn't much of a prospect and the only reason he stayed in the Yankees organization is because nobody was willing to take him on in a trade. Now after seven seasons in the league he has established himself as one of the premiere players in the ...

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Yankees 2011 Season in Review: A.J. Burnett

The biggest concern when the Yankees signed A.J. Burnett was not that he wouldn't be good enough, but that he wouldn't be able to stay healthy enough to for the Yankees to get their money's worth out of him. It's funny how things work out. EXPECTATIONS: Burnett was brought to the Bronx to serve as the ...

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Yankees 2011 Season in Review: Mark Teixeira

Brian Cashman has a reputation for being a ninja when it comes to negotiations and when it came to Mark Teixeira that's exactly how it worked out as the Yankees GM swooped in at the last second with a big money offer to land the slugger. Has he lived up to that reputation? EXPECTATIONS: Teixeira had ...

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2011 Season in Review: CC Sabathia

Before the 2008 season when the Twins were dangling Johan Santana in front of the Yankees, Brian Cashman could have made the easy move and dealt a package of players for him as the Yankees badly needed an ace. Instead he resisted and decided to hold on to those players and targeted The Big Man, ...

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2011 Season in Review: Russell Martin

Yankees catcher Russell Martin

Back in 2008 Russell Martin was considered one of the best young catchers in baseball, but just two years later the Dodgers non-tendered him after back-to-back disappointing seasons and knee surgery. When the Yankees picked him up last offseason it seemed like a weak consolation prize, but he ended up being a big contributor. EXPECTATIONS: There ...

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