Tag Archives: Nick Johnson

Hit and Run: Jeter's Contract, Nick Johnson's Back, and Gardner

Here are some newsworthy bits that didn't quite have enough to make a story out of, but are important anyways. Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated spoke with some MLB executives that believe Derek Jeter will ask for a 6-year-deal which would cover him until he's 42, the same age A-Rod will be when his contract expires. The ...

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Girardi Wants Johnson to Bat Second

The Yankees are in a pretty good position right now. The roster has serious depth and the only real competition in spring training will determine who becomes the fifth starter and who becomes a setup man. However, people need discussion topics, and now that Johnny Damon is brandishing a Detroit cap, the lineup debate will ...

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10 Problems the 2010 Yankees Could Face

The Yankees are fresh off a World Series championship, have no steroid scandals, no major injuries, and all but about two or three spots of the roster have been solidified. Yes things are good for the Bombers. There are issues that could flare up this season. I'll try to address the 10 biggest, or at least ...

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Nick Johnson's Injury History

Newsday ran down a list of Nick Johnson's injuries that he's incurred over his career. I'm not going to copy that list word for word exactly, but they should get all the credit for this post. I just think they way they laid it out was poor and the information is just wrong in one ...

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2010 Player Previews: Nick Johnson

Yankee fans will undoubtedly remember Nick Johnson from his previous stint with the Yankees, not to mention his years in the minors when he enjoyed the "first baseman of the future" label.  Johnson is, in some ways, a pretty divisive player because, well, he likes to draw walks.  I mean, he really likes to draw walks. ...

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Nick Johnson Already Working Hard with Kevin Long

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Earlier this offseason, Alex Rodriguez said that any player who works with Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long has a chance to improve their batting average 10 or 15 points. Well, that is good news for Nick Johnson if he is correct as Johnson and Long have already started working together in preparation for the season. In ...

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BBD Readers Confident In Gardner/Winn…Sort of

After the Yankees signed outfielder Randy Winn, effectively cutting ties with Johnny Damon for good, I put a poll up on the site asking our readers if they thought the Yankees would live to regret that decision. With 287 entries it was our most successful poll to date and it was a very interesting one at ...

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The Case for Jonny Gomes

The vacancy in left field has been the primary discussion topic for Yankee fans lately, and Brian Cashman added fuel to the fire today by telling Pete Caldera that the roster is nearly set. He also told Chad Jennings that he is currently searching for a right-handed bat for the outfield, but desires a bench-type ...

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