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Minor League Monday: April 5th, 2010

The Yankees opened up their season with a 9-7 loss to the Boston Red Sox, but plenty of the Yankees organization hasn't started playing yet. Since no minor league games have been played yet, I figured we'd take this edition of Minor League Monday to tackle what's ahead for the Yankees Minor League system. With ...

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Another Look at the Yankees Farm System

Thanks to Frankie Piliere we already got a look at some of the Yankee minor leaguers today through his scouting reports. Now, we'll get more of a journalists take on the Yankees farm system instead of a scout's thanks to Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com. First Mayo takes a look at players near the top of the ...

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Yankees Bench Seems Set with 5 More Cuts

The Yankees cut five more players from the big league camp yesterday, outfielder Greg Golson, righties Mark Melancon and Jonathan Albaladejo, and infielders Juan Miranda and Kevin Russo, according to Marc Carig of The Star-Ledger. The cuts of Miranda and Russo have pretty much cemented the opening day bench ensuring a spot for Ramiro Pena. Backup ...

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2010 Potential Call-Ups: Mark Melancon

Taken by the Yankees in the ninth round of the 2006 draft, Mark Melancon has posted impressive numbers in the minor leagues, even after undergoing Tommy John Surgery in 2006. While most pitchers struggle for up to two years after elbow surgery, the former Arizona Wildcat has gone on to record a 2.49 ERA and ...

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The 2009 Bullpen in Historical and Statistical Perspective

Following up on my comparison between the terrific 2009 rotation with those of the late 1990s, this post assesses the sterling 2009 bullpen and gauges its performance along side the late 1990s dynasty. As with the rotation, the 2009 bullpen compares rather favorably with most years, including the tremendous 1998 team. As with last week’s ...

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John Sickels Ranks the Yanks

Over at MinorLeagueBall, John Sickels ranked the Yankees prospects: 1) Jesus Montero, C, Grade A: I know that his position is up in the air, but I love this bat so much that I'm going to give him a straight Grade A. This is a Mike Piazza/Manny Ramirez type bat. 2) Austin Romine, C, Grade B: Not in Montero's class ...

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What Will the Bullpen Look Like without Bruney?

Hard throwing right handed pitcher Brian Bruney was traded to the Washington Nationals today in exchange for Washington's first pick in the upcoming Rule V Draft. With the exit of Phil Hughes from the bullpen into the rotation, the Yankee bullpen appears to have some holes. This is something with which I disagree. Starting at the ...

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Mark Melancon Having Problems Adjusting

Lost in the shuffle Yankee brawls last night was another bad performance by the highly touted pitching prospect Mark Melancon. Throughout his minor league career one thing that has been a major standout was his impeccable control. In 53 innings in the minors this season he walked just 11 batters and in 95 innings last year ...

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