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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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Yankees sign Brennan Boesch, release Matt Diaz, and other notes

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The Yankees have signed outfielder Brennan Boesch, who was released by the Tigers last week, to a one-year deal $1.5 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. It's actually a split contract which means he will make $1.5 million if he is in the majors and only $500K if he's in the minors. Boesch made ...

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Mariano Rivera officially announces retirement, and other notes

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The rumors were true. Mariano Rivera, the Yankees ace in the bullpen for the past 18 years, officially announced that he will retire after the 2013 season during a press conference this morning. “It’s official now," Rivera said. "After this year, I will be retiring.” “The time is almost ending,” he added. “The little gas that I ...

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Morning Bits: Wang, Vazquez, Logan, Ichiro, Granderson, Heathcott, cuts, and Contreras

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After a couple of weekend wins, the Yankees are now 3-7 in the Grape Fruit League. • Yankees are scouting Chien-Ming Wang during the WBC. • The Yankees had "major interest" in Javier Vazquez before knee surgery ended his comeback. • Boone Logan has a sore left elbow. A MRI showed no damage. • Ichiro Suzuki was in a minor car crash. He's ...

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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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Morning Bits: Hughes, Cano, A-Rod, Teixeira, Grandy & Gardner, Nunez

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Games begin Saturday. David Phelps starts. Adam Warren goes on Sunday during the first televised game. • Phil Hughes could miss up to a week with upper back stiffness. • Hal Steinbrenner said the Yankees are "willing to consider a significant long-term contract" to keep Robinson Cano. • Alex Rodriguez's name has been referenced yet again in Biogenesis papers. • Mark Teixeira will ...

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