Tag Archives: Chris Stewart

Some thoughts on CC Sabathia’s velocity, A-Rod, the catchers, and injury updates


Even going back to his days with the Cleveland Indians, CC Sabathia has always an easy choice to tab as the Opening Day starter. He's a leader, a workhorse, and a damn good pitcher. Unfortunately he doesn't do well pitching on Opening Day. Look at these lines from the past few Opening Days: 2013: 5 IP, 8 H, ...

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Francisco Cervelli is likely to be the Yankees Opening Day catcher, with other notes


For the past few years Brian Cashman has done nothing but rave about how much he liked Russell Martin so it was a shock to see the Yankees let him go to Pittsburgh without them making a single offer. It was especially shocking considering how barren the free agent catching market was and the fact that ...

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Yankees Morning Bits: Catchers, catchers, Jorge, Jeter, and Betances


The Yankees lost 2-0 yesterday, but Curtis Granderson broke his arm. • Brian Cashman said the Yankees are not looking for catching. • It sounds like it's between Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart. • Don't expect a Jorge Posada comeback. "I know I can't play the game," Posada said. • Derek Jeter is expected to begin playing in games on March 10. • Dellin ...

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Yankees face Opening Day dilemma behind the plate

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Bronx Baseball Daily is lucky enough to welcome its second new writer in less than a week, Elizabeth Finn. She will write regular pieces on the Yankees for us this season. Her first piece is a good one on the Yankees recent catching situation that I'm sure we'll all enjoy and have a good time ...

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Joe Girardi gives State of the Yankee Union address


Yankees manager Joe Girardi met with reporters yesterday and went over quite a few topics. Here is the run down via Chad Jennings of the Journal News: • On the offense: Girardi explains that the Yankees offense will rely on speed more rather than the home runs as they've done in recent years. • On the Brett ...

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Yankees Ivan Nova, Francisco Cervelli still have options left

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The Yankees will have 83 players in camp when Spring Training starts. In order to try to narrow down who could start the season in the Bronx and who might start in Scranton it is helpful to know which players have options left. So a big thanks to Chad Jennings of the Journal News for ...

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Finding space on the Yankees 40-man roster


The Yankees have a full 40-man roster, but the Kevin Youkilis deal became official today and Ichiro Suzuki's deal will be complete shortly after. On top of that they are still going to have to add another outfielder, possibly another catcher, and some depth. So it's safe to say that a number of players on ...

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Yankees don’t sound interested in other free agent catchers

Perhaps it will change if the Yankees don't find any trade prospects during the Winter Meetings, but as of now they haven't shown much interest in free agent catchers A.J. Pierzynski or Mike Napoli, according to George King of the NY Post. Yankees GM Brian Cashman is likely crying Bubba Crosby, but right now it sounds ...

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