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Read: Scouting report suggest Cito Culver should pitch

Mike Newman over at FanGraphs has a scouting report on the Yankees 2010 first round draft pick, 19-year-old shortstop Cito Culver, and from what it sounds like they might be better off moving him to the mound rather than bank on him becoming a future shortstop in the Bronx. Newman's scouting report has the typical info ...

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Read: Freddy Garcia throws a unique splitter

When the Yankees signed Freddy Garcia last season they did so knowing that he was past his prime and no longer had the good stuff that made him a successful major league pitcher. It didn't matter though because in his advanced age Garcia had pitch-ability and was able to get hitters out anyway, they said. Well ...

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Read: Hiroki Kuroda being hazed in Japan

Hiroki Kuroda was lit up for seven runs against Boston in Fenway Park over the weekend, but it probably had little to do with the pressure of the situation. That's because Kuroda knows pressure after going through intense hazing rituals while growing up as a young ball player in Japan. “In order to play,” Kuroda told ...

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Read: Bryan Mitchell working to improve consistency

Bryan Mitchell is one of the Yankees more promising pitching prospects. We ranked him at No. 13 on our list and he has a good chance to crack the top 10 by this offseason with a strong finish this year. Bill Ballew of MiLB.com recently caught up with Mitchell and asked him about his season, what ...

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Read: John Maine wants one more game

When Michael Pineda went down with a shoulder injury it was scary because they can often be the beginning of the end of a pitcher's career. Take John Maine for example. At one point Maine was a promising pitcher in his mid-20's who helped take the Mets to the playoffs and now his career might ...

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Read: BtBS’s take on Yankees prospect Cody Johnson

Right now the Yankees have an former first round outfield prospect in Double-A putting up a .917 OPS and with Brett Gardner on the DL he isn't even a thought for a possible replacement. Who is he? Cody Johnson. The former Brave who was sold to the Yankees for cash after the 2010 season. Nathaniel Stoltz ...

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Read: Former Yankee Dan Naulty talks about life of steroids

Dan Naulty didn't have a very long major league career. He played three seasons with the Twins and then one with the Yankees in 1999, serving as the mop-up man en route to getting a World Series ring. That's not what makes him interesting though. What makes him interesting is that he was one of the ...

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Read: Nick Swisher grew up hanging out with the Mets

There is a good article in the NY Times today by David Waldstein about Nick Swisher. Swisher is the son of former major leaguer Steve Swisher who was a Mets minor league manager and eventually a coach in Flushing. So early on Swisher was hanging around with the Mets as a young kid. “This was the ...

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