Archive for the ‘Yankees’ Category

Current Hughes, Joba Situations are not Unique

Saturday, September 14th, by Chuck

Much has been made of late surrounding the struggles of Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain and whether we are seeing the last of them in a Yankee uniform. With both performing below expectations and about to enter free agency, one has to believe neither will be wearing pinstripes come 2014.
Many people, myself included, have been [...]

Frivolties: 27 Days

Monday, January 14th, by JohnBowen

What are some baseball-y things having to do with the number 27?

Thomas Wayne’s 2012 American League Predictions

Wednesday, April 18th, by JohnBowen

Thomas Wayne shares his AL predictions – what are yours?

Dugout Central’s 2012 AL East Preview

Sunday, March 11th, by JohnBowen

Boston imploded last season and blew both the division and wild card – will they bounce back in 2012, or is the Yankee crown safe?

What are your Cy Young picks?

Monday, November 14th, 2011 by JohnBowen

What are your picks?

When Does a Prospect Cease to be a Prospect?

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 by Chuck

As I was scanning through the blogosphere the other day, specifically those related to the Yankees, I came across a link to another site which had recently scored an interview with Yankees’ VP Mark Newman.
In Major League Baseball’s annual personnel directory, Newman’s official title is “Senior VP, Baseball Operations and Player Development“, a moniker which [...]

American League Players at Mid-Season

Friday, July 1st, 2011 by JohnBowen

Jose Bautista wishes he could just multiply by 2.

Time to end the Experiment; Joba Needs to Start

Monday, January 24th, 2011 by Chuck

By Bob Owens
While baseball has generated a sizable number of debates  and arguments over the course of its long history, there are at least two truths to the sport which have remained true and constant;

1. No team can ever have enough pitching.

2. Starting pitching is more valuable than relief pitching.

Which [...]

What You Overlooked About the Texas Rangers

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 by Shaun

Coming into the American League Championship Series against the Yankees, the Texas Rangers were undersold. They were undersold because of their starting pitching. Their second- and third-best starting pitchers (C.J. Wilson and Colby Lewis) are almost as good as the Yankees’ best starting pitcher (C.C. Sabathia), or at least they are in 2010.

I guess we should probably make LDS predictions…

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 by JohnBowen

Well the playoffs are right around the corner. What do you think is going to happen?

Food for Thought

Thursday, August 26th, 2010 by Chuck

Joe Girardi’s contract with the Yankees expires following the 2010 season.
Girardi has long been a favorite of Chicago Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry, who, ironically, have a managerial opening for 2011.
Former Yankees great Don Mattingly, Joe Torre’s bench coach during his final years in New York and now with the Dodgers, will manage this off-season [...]

Why the Yankees Should Tell Upcoming Free Agent Cliff Lee “Fuhgeddaboutit”

Saturday, July 10th, 2010 by Chuck

Rumors are starting already the Yankees signing soon to be free agent Cliff Lee to a lucrative, long-term contract is nothing more than a formality. 
But do they really NEED him?
Not really. 
Cliff Lee’s a good pitcher, no question. His acquisition last July by Philadelphia from Cleveland helped solidify a shaky starting staff and helped lead Philly [...]

Pro vs. Con: Should the Yankees Trade Jesus Montero?

Sunday, March 21st, 2010 by Chuck

The Yankees of late have seemingly reversed an organizational trend of trading their top minor league prospects for major league value. They now find themselves in a similar quandry with 20 year old catching prospect Jesus Montero.

The Constant Gardner Debate

Thursday, March 11th, 2010 by PaulCatalano

However, projections aside, the Yankee Universe seems to hate the fact that since the Yankees didn’t get Holliday or Bay or someone expensive and flashy (and a station-to-station power hitter, no doubt. Where have you gone Jason Giambi, Danny Tartabull, Jack Kemp?) Gardner is nothing but a stopgap failure.

Who’s The Second Lefty In The Yankees Pen?

Friday, February 26th, 2010 by PaulCatalano

Joe Girardi would prefer to carry two lefties in the bullpen. Assuming Damaso Marte doesn’t implode in the early going, who steps up as the second lefty?