Tag Archives: Jamie Hoffmann

Gardner eyes starting role in 2010

Brett Gardner stole his way into the hearts of many Yankee fans in 2010. The question remains, however, if he can steal his way into his second straight Opening Day start. In 2010, Brett Gardner will have some competition in recently acquired Marcus Thames and Randy Winn, as well as Rule 5 Draftee Jamie Hoffmann. Currently in ...

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Yankees Sign Winn But Might Still Want Baldelli

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, even though the Yankees signed switch-hitting outfielder Randy Winn this afternoon it won't necessarily keep them from acquiring a right-handed outfield bat as a non-roster invitee. That includes free agent Rocco Baldelli. We already knew that they didn't want to offer Baldelli a major league contract, but with two ...

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Newman's Notes on Yankees Prospects

Yankees VP of baseball operations Mark Newman had a lot to say about the Yankees prospects yesterday. Beat writer Chad Jennings separated them into posts on the pitching and position players. Here they are in short: Pitchers Aroldis Chapman: Newman said the reports were exactly what he expected: Huge fastball. Spotty command. Inconsistent secondary pitches. ...

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Musings on a Possible Extra Outfielder

This morning, Ben Kabak of River Ave. Blues mused on the possibility of trading one of Melky Cabrera or Brett Gardner. Now, piggybacking in a way, I'll do the same. Gardner and Cabrera are very similar players. They both have some positives but they also have some big time negatives. Let's roll with the positives first: --Both ...

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Yankees Announce Rule 5 Pick

Via Joel Sherman (H/T RAB), the Yankees will take 25 year old outfielder Jamie Hoffmann from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Hoffmann had 24 plate appearances with the Dodgers last year between May 22nd and June 10th. It was a "meh" 24 PAs as Hoffmann hit just .182/.167/.409/.576 with a homer and seven batted in. Thanks to ...

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