Tag Archives: Jose Ramirez

Jeter done with the Grape Fruit League, and other rumors & notes

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No big news today so we'll start with Derek Jeter. Yesterday I mentioned that he could start the season on the DL and that looks even more likely today. Jeter is done playing in Grape Fruit League games and if he does play again before the season starts it'll be with one of the minor league ...

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

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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 have also tried to get Chipper and Rolen out of retirement, and other notes

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With Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, and Curtis Granderson each on the DL for at least the first month and a half of the season, the Yankees are getting desperate. Yesterday, I told you that they tried to get Derrek Lee out of retirement, but it didn't end there. The Yankees also checked in with Chipper Jones ...

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Most important spring stats: AB and IP

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Anybody who has read this blog for a long time knows that I hate spring training stats. The reason is because they are unreliable and often give fans the wrong idea. It's part of the reason why I hardly even discuss spring results here on the blog. There are many reasons the stats are unreliable: players simply ...

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2013 Trenton Thunder Preview: Four stars and seven more with hope

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Yes, the title of this article references US history, but watching the Thunder play this year will be nothing like reading a boring 8th grade text book. There may not be a single team in the entire minors with more top 100 prospects. The most amazing part of it all is that the depth doesn't ...

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Prospects most likely to break the top 100 this season

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MILB.com just released their top 100 prospects, and three Yankees are on it; Gary Sanchez, Mason Williams, and Tyler Austin. Slade Heathcott was missing from the list, but he deserves to be on it. This got me thinking about which Yankees prospects have a shot at breaking the top 100 this season. Slade Heathcott is ...

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Yankees add Banuelos, 7 others to 40-man roster

The deadline for teams to set their 40-man rosters before the Rule 5 draft came on Tuesday night and the Yankees have added six players to protect them from the draft -- lefties Manny Banuelos, Nik Turley, and Francisco Rondon, righties Brett Marshall and Jose Ramirez as well as outfielder Ramon Flores. They also claimed righty ...

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Yankees scouting profile: Jose Ramirez

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Jose Ramirez is often remembered as the reason the Yankees were so willing to part ways with Arodys Vizcaino in the trade for Javier Vazquez (still bitter about that one). In 2010 it looked like the Yankees gave the Braves the wrong prospect, as Ramirez hit a wall and Vizcaino shot up the prospect rankings. ...

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