Category Archives: Editorial

Around The Diamond: Shortstop

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Yesterday, we looked at the Yankees options for second base which included Martin Prado, Brendan Ryan, Rob Refnsyder and Jose Pirela. Today we move over a little bit to a spot that has it's first question mark in 19 seasons: shortstop.  Derek Jeter was the New York Yankees shortstop for 19 seasons. Even when he was ...

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Around The Diamond: Second Base

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Yesterday, we glanced at first base and evaluated Mark Teixeira along with the lack of depth at the position. Today, we focus on second base where the Yankees have a few legitimate options on the roster and in the minor leagues.  1. Martin Prado Martin Prado was one of the trades the Yankees made during the 2014 season and unlike ...

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Yankees roster has changed dramatically since 2009

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Five years ago today, the New York Yankees won the 2009 American League pennant, advancing to the World Series and defeating the Philadelphia Phillies for their 27th World Series championship, the most in baseball history. The Yankees had one of the most powerful rosters that season and you would think the team wouldn't have changed much ...

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Around The Diamond: First Base

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Yesterday we took a glimpse at the catching situation with Brian McCann and his three potential back-ups. Today, we're going to stroll over 90 feet up the first baseline where the Yankees have one first basemen signed through 2016, no potential backup on the Major League roster but a legitimate option in Triple-A .  1. Mark Teixeira When the Yankees ...

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Around The Diamond: Catcher

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With the World Series and the 2014 season coming to a close next week, I thought I would introduce a new series of posts that I'd like to call "Around The Diamond". Basically what we do is we take a position (catcher, first base, second base, etc.) and we evaluate the internal options or discuss whether ...

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No Yankees among finalists for the 2014 Gold Gloves

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Rawlings made the announcements for the 2014 Gold Glove Awards, but you might be a little surprised to see none of the Yankees were finalists in any category. The Gold Gloves in my opinion aren't really given to the best fielder because let's face it, if that were the case, Brett Gardner would have one ...

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Yankees have work to do as arbitration season rolls in

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When the World Series concludes later this week, the Yankees will begin to shift focus on rebuilding their team with hopes for a chance to play in October next season. This season, the Yankees have seven players who are arbitration eligible but whether the Yankees decide to keep or non-tender the players is anyone's guess ...

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With Rodriguez’s suspension ending, there are still lingering questions

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Alex Rodriguez's 162-game ban ends following the conclusion of the 2014 World Series, but once Rodriguez's suspension ends there will be more uncertainty than before, especially with the possibility Rodriguez might not be free of his legal troubles with his connection to the Biogenesis doping scandal. Rodriguez was handed a 211-game suspension in August of 2013 ...

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