Category Archives: Discussion

The fifth starter competition too close to call

Adam Warren

One of the biggest competitions this Spring is the competition for the fifth spot in the rotation, and while there were multiple candidates considered for the role as camp began, there seems to be only two heavily considered for the role; Adam Warren and Esmil Rogers. Joe Girardi said he was beginning to take into account ...

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Yankees 2014-15 Offseason in Review

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Last offseason, the Yankees spent nearly $500 Million to boost the offense (Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran) and the rotation (Masahiro Tanaka). However, this offseason they took a more economical approach, an approach that had fans questioning whether this was George Steinbrenner's Yankees or the economical Yankees. Believe it or not, this offseason was ...

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Could Joe Girardi end up in the hot seat if 2015 goes awry?

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Over the last two seasons, the Yankees have been a disappointment. They missed the postseason for two years in a row and witnessed legends hanging up their cleats for the final time in their legendary Hall-of-Fame careers. But lost in the two back-to-back seasons where the Yankees didn't make the postseason was Joe Girardi's impressive ...

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Red Sox sign Moncada; colossal fail for Yankees

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Today is another in a long line of recent situations where the Red Sox front office has completely owned the Yankees. In case you haven’t read the news this morning, Yoan Moncada has signed with the Red Sox for a $30 million signing bonus. At this point the details are not available in terms of ...

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Comparing the likely 25 man rosters of New York and Boston

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Catcher Yankees: Brian McCann Red Sox: A.J. Pierzynski  A.J. Pierzynski has proven one thing over the years; for a catcher he can hit. Well, that’s not completely true, he has also proven that he is a less than adequate defensive catcher. Boston was in need of a catcher this offseason though and Pierzynski was available at the right ...

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Unsigned draftees: What happens to them?

Jonathan Gray

Tonight I was bored so I did a quick "where are they now?" of the unsigned 2010-2012 draft picks. By and large, the guys who went unsigned are either still out of baseball or have since been drafted by another team and haven't done anything impressive so far. There are six exceptions to that. Let me ...

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Jose Dariel Abreu and Masahiro Tanaka: Yay or nay?

Masahiro Tanaka

The Yankees have really shied away from big-time international free agents in recent years, and almost certainly have regretted it. They have seen the likes of Yoenis Cespedes, Yasiel Puig, Yu Darvish, Aroldis Chapman, and more sign with other clubs and have immediate success. The Yankees have not made a big move on the international free ...

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Pineda gets rocked as Yankees narrow down the rotation

Michael Pineda didn't have his command nor his usual poise on the mound Friday night and got rocked by the Phillies. His line: 2.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR. He threw a few 92's and 93's, but was mostly sitting 89-90 mph with his fastball. Does he keep ...

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