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Read: Yankees assistant GM Billy Eppler interviewed by Fortune

The guys in the Yankees front office who operate under Brian Cashman usually go unnoticed, but a few of them are really good at their jobs so it is interesting to read about them. Shelley DuBois of Fortune magazine recently interviewed assistant general manager Billy Eppler. It's a good interview and even though DeBois isn't a ...

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Idea: Save money on A-Rod with a contract extension

This idea comes to us via Joel Sherman of the NY Post and it really isn't as crazy as it sounds. The Yankees have a goal of getting below $189 million in payroll by 2014 to avoid newer and more harsh penalties under the new collective bargaining agreement. Sherman's idea to help them reach that goal ...

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Read: A-Rod becoming a leader in the clubhouse

Alex Rodriguez has been the highest paid Yankee for years, but for a long time he wasn't a leader in the clubhouse. He was typically too busy putting his foot in his mouth to gain the respect of some of the elder statesmen so instead he deferred to Jorge Posada and the rest of the ...

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Yankees projected to have 7th best defense in MLB

The Fielding Bible Volume III is coming out soon and to promote the book John Dewan and Bed Jedlovec sent out a press release that includes the projected defensive runs saved for 2012 and the Yankees are sitting in a decent spot ranked 7th on the list. "Defensive Runs Saved" is a metric that was developed ...

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Read: Martin one of the best defensive catchers in baseball

Max Marchi over at Baseball Prospectus took a look at catcher's ability to improve performance in their pitchers and determined that Russell Martin is among the best in the game. Martin was ranked 3rd with 67 runs prevented behind defensive wizards Jose Molina (103) and A.J. Pierzynski(83). Those numbers don't include fielding of groundballs, stopping baserunners, and ...

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Read: Scouting Report on Jose Campos

The really interesting part of the entire Jesus Montero-for-Michael Pineda to me is the 19-year-old Jose Campos, who seems like much more than just a throw in. Bart Klett over at Prospect Instrinct ranked Campos as the No. 5 prospect in the Mariner's system and put together a scouting report on him back in late August. ...

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Read: the Brien Taylor story

The Yankees were bad in the late 80's and early 90's, but it helped them get the 1st overall pick in the draft with which they selected Brien Taylor. He was supposed to be Doc Gooden amazing, but in the end his career was even shorter than the troubled former Met. Taylor went from a kid ...

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Read: a scout’s take on Hiroyuki Nakajima

This was actually buried at the bottom of the last Ken Rosenthal article I linked to, but I felt like it needed its own post. Here is Rosenthal reporting on what a scout told him about Hiroyuki Nakajima, the Japanese infielder the Yankees recently won the rights to negotiate with after a $2.5 million bid: A ...

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