Tag Archives: Rafael DePaula

Yankees struggling farm system will hurt them in 2014

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It's no secret that the Yankees are looking to cut payroll down to $189 million next season. All along the way they have insisted that they would continue to field a "championship caliber" team though and they would need a lot of young players to step up to achieve that goal. Well let me tell you, ...

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Teixeira will undergo season ending wrist surgery and the STFU-saga

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Mark Teixeira's injured tendon sheath in his wrist "has not adequately healed" and he will require surgery that will keep him out for the rest of the season to repair it. Teixeira injured the wrist back in the beginning of March. They tried rehab rather than surgery to get him back, but after just three rehab ...

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2013 Pre-Draft Top 50 Yankees prospects

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A lot has changed since the beginning of the season in prospect land. At the same time, half of a season isn't enough to shun a prospect, especially those who are having their first foray into the ever difficult task of tackling Double-A. In most cases, rankings have not changed much unless something about the ...

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Yankees Farmville Report: Not as disappointing as you might think

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In discussions about the Yankees farm system this year and last, there seems to be an emphasis on two things; injuries and busts. It is understandable too. Following prospects can be an extremely frustrating endeavor when expectations are placed too high. Part of the problem is the contents of scouting reports. When you start thinking about ...

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The 2016 All-Home-Grown Yankees

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Just for fun, I am going to play out a fantastical scenario on paper since I am a confessed prospect hugger. As of right now, in 2016 there will only be three players left on the roster that are not former Yankees farm hands. Those three are Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, and CC Sabathia. If Hal ...

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Happy Opening Day: Rapada DFA’d, Warren, Eppley, and Boesch officially make the team

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Today is one of the best days of the year: Opening Day! The Yankees, of course, will be in the Bronx taking on Jon Lester and the Red Sox at 1:00 p.m. today with CC Sabathia on the mound. Clay Rapada will not be joining them as he was designated for assignment over the weekend to ...

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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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Yankees Morning Bits: Youkilis, Damon, Nunez, Mesa, DePaula, and Avelino

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The Yankees lost to the Phillies 4-3 yesterday. • Kevin Youkilis sits a day or two with what he calls a "cramp," but the Yankees call oblique strain. • Brian Cashman said the Yankees have no interest in signing Johnny Damon. • Eduardo Nunez is not in consideration for the left field job. • Melky Mesa (Team Dominican Republic) does not plan to ...

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