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Archive for February, 2010

No Caddy, AJ Burnett will Pitch to Posada »

Yesterday our very own Brian Burkhart wrote a great article pointing out how Jorge Posada’s catcher’s ERA is misleading and that he wasn’t necessarily a liability behind the plate. Shortly after Brian wrote that, Yankees manager Joe Girardi addressed the media about Posada and said that he will be catching AJ Burnett this year. [...]

Brian Cashman Called the Baltimore Orioles a Sleeping »

During an appearance on the Scott Garceau show on MASN and 105.7 RM, the Fan, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had some nice words to say for the usually pathetic division rivals the Baltimore Orioles and their GM Andy MacPhail. “Andy is doing exactly what Andy does best,” Cashman said. “He is as sharp as they come. [...]

New York Yankees Prospect Justin Milo Kicked Off »

Justin Milo is a little talked about Yankee outfield prospect and if you have heard of him it’s probably not because of what he’s done as a baseball player. Milo is a two-sport athlete who also plays hockey for the University of Vermont...Until recently. Here is the scoop from the Kevin Kernan of the NY Post : Yankees scout Matt [...]

Robinson Cano Will Reach 110 RBI While Hitting Eighth »

Since the late 1990's dynasty years, and well before high walk totals and high on base percentages were fashionable, the New York Yankees lineup was known as a patient group, working the pitcher to drive pitch counts up and getting to the opponents bullpen early. Often they would get to the bullpen by the fifth, sixth, or seventh [...]

Analyzing Yankee Position Players and Offense »

The World Champion New York Yankees will not look the same when the new season starts in Boston on April 4.   Gone from the championship team are designated hitter Hideki Matsui, left fielder Johnny Damon, center fielder Melky Cabrera, relief pitcher Brian Bruney, and relief pitcher Phil Coke.   Key additions to the team are [...]

Mickey Mantle’s Dumb Play »

Jo Bydin was a young baseball fan when the Yankees 18-game winning streak was broken by the St. Louis Browns on June 16, 1953. Jo rooted for the New York Giants, and any day that the Yankees lost was a good day for Jo Bydin. The St. Louis Browns The New York Yankees had high hopes of becoming contenders in 1966 after their [...]

Analysis: Yankee Starters vs. BoSox Starters »

On April 4, the new baseball season will open on a Sunday night in Fenway Park. The visitors will be the New York Yankees, renewing the greatest rivalry in sports against the hometown Boston Red Sox.   Most baseball analysts will tell you that the key to winning in baseball is pitching.   With that in mind, let us analyze the pitching [...]

New York Sports History: Not So Empire State of »

Over the years New York has been a city that demands winning. And if they don't get it then they'll let you know about it. Even though we do win probably more then any other city/state it never seems to be enough. Because with the shining lights of the Big Apple many crazy things have happened to us and the teams we love so much. At times we have [...]

New York Yankees Prospects: RAB Releases Top 30 List »

We’ve seen a ton of these this winter. It seems like every Yankee blog out there has their own. We’ve even toyed with the idea of releasing one here at BBD (having not seen most of these players play ourselves we’ve decided to let others handle it). Out of all of those lists there really are only a couple that matter. Pinstripes [...]

Jose Molina, Old Yankee Stadium Hero, Now a Blue Jay »

According to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com, the man who hit the final homer in original Yankee Stadium history, Jose Molina, has signed a one-year, $400,000 deal with the Blue Jays with a 2011 team option worth $1.2 million. The Yankees acquired Molina back in 2007 when they traded minor leaguer Jeff Kennard for him near the July deadline. Molina [...]

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