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Yankees Returning to Unsuccessful Ways of Decade?

Is it just me, or are the 2010 Yankees beginning to look a lot like the Yankees who didn’t win a World Series from 2001-2008? Nick Johnson was a likable guy but he had trouble staying healthy and Javier Vazquez didn’t pitch up to par — especially for a guy with high expectations. I wasn’t following ...

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Vazquez Traded for Melky, Dunn, and Vizcaino

Javier Vazquez was given just one year to prove he could handle pitching in New York, but he couldn’t. Now, he’ll get another shot, as he was traded to the Yankees for Melky Cabrera and Mike Dunn. The Yankees also received lefty reliever Boone Logan from the Braves, but his numbers aren’t very pretty. Judging from the ...

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Welcome Back, Part II: Javier Vazquez


The Yankees have reacquired Javier Vazquez (and Boone Logan) this morning from the Braves in exchange for Melky Cabrera and Mike Dunn (and perhaps another prospect). I have no idea yet about the other prospect, but my initial reaction is that this is a great deal for the Yankees.  The Yankees should never have traded Javy ...

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Late-night Deal in the Works?

Some hot stove insiders (Ken Rosenthal, Buster Olney, Ken Davidoff and Mark Feinsand) are tweeting away tonight, and all are saying the Yankees are in “active negotiations” for a starting pitcher tonight — not named Aaron Harrang. Rosenthal and Davidoff are calling this a trade, so that could be referring to Mike ...

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Yankees, Cubs Talking Carlos Zambrano?


Brian Cashman “is believed to have inquired about Carlos Zambrano,” Mike Puma of the NY Post reported early this morning. Putting two and two together, the trade probably included either Melky Cabrera or Brett Gardner. A deal for Zambrano is unlikely because of the high asking price the Cubs have set, Puma said. More importantly, he said Cashman “will almost certainly ...

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Just Say No to DeRosa

Lately, there has been a fair amount of press linking the Yankees to Passaic, N.J. native Mark DeRosa. Hopefully, this is just idle chatter from the media. Mark DeRosa, despite all his position flexibility, would not be a good fit for the Yankees. DeRosa is a pretty late bloomer in terms of baseball. From his age ...

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Chien-Ming Wang Officially Non-Tendered


According to Chad Jennings, the Yankees have officially cut ties with right-handed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang by non-tendering him late Saturday. “There’s no doubt that we had to make a tough decision,” Brian Cashman said in a statement released by the team. “We are still hopeful that our relationship can continue, but those decisions are yet to ...

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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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