Tag Archives: Austin Jackson

Thoughts on the 2012 AL MVP race

In a little more than two weeks the Baseball Writers' Association of America will choose the American League MVP race. The common thinking is that this is a race between rookie Mike Trout and triple crown winner Miguel Cabrera, but I wanted to discuss it here before they make it official. Darkhorse Candidates Before we settle on ...

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Re-Visiting the Curtis Granderson Trade

The Yankees were fresh off their first World Series victory in about 10 years when general manager Brian Cashman shook up the team a bit by trading for center fielder Curtis Granderson. It was a bit of a controversial move as Granderson seemed to be on a downward trend in his career while the Yankees gave ...

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Yankees Chapter of the BBA Announces AL Rookie of the Year Selection

The other day you might have noticed a post on the Yankees Chapter of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance that announced our vote for the winner of the Manager of the Year Award, or the Connie Mack Award. Today we are presenting another such award - this time for the rookie of the year, or Willie ...

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Austin Jackson and BABIP

Via FanGraphs: Jackson’s profile does suggest that he should have an above average BABIP. He has a line drive rate of 25.8% and a ground ball rate above 50%, and both serve his speed quite well. As such, an above average BABIP should be expected. But there are limits. First of all, Jackson’s high ...

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Former Yankees in Pictures

I was checking some new pictures of former Yankees. They look pretty weird so I thought I'd pass them along. Apparently the Yankees were keeping a lot of players from growing facial hair, especially Jason Giambi. We've got Johnny Damon in a Detroit Tigers uniform: Austin Jackson in a Detroit Tigers uniform (I like Granderson, but it ...

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Minor League Monday: February 1st, 2010

Welcome to the first edition of the Bronx Baseball Daily version of Minor League Monday. For those of you who are unfamiliar with my old blog, “Pinstriped Scranton”, Minor League Monday will highlight the minor league news of the week. Aside from minor league news, it will also highlight top players during the season and ...

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Down on the Farm: Who's Left?

This off-season has been a busy one for the World Champion New York Yankees. A big part of that off-season has been some major changes to the Yankees minor league system. Some Yankee fans have expressed concerned this off-season that the Yankees have now run out of options. After all, the Yankees have seen departures from ...

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Tell Us What You Think of the Granderson Trade

vote-or-die

As you've probably heard by now the Yankees have traded Austin Jackson, Ian Kennedy, and Phil Coke for Curtis Granderson. Whether or not this is a good deal we can not say for sure until the three prospects the Yankees dealt reach, or fail to reach, their potential. That hasn't stopped everyone from having an ...

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