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Archive for January, 2011

New York Yankees Desperately Need Andy Pettitte Back »

As the month of February is upon us, baseball season gets a step closer to returning. In a few short weeks, pitchers and catchers will be reporting for teams in Florida and Arizona. In Tampa, the Yankees will begin their 2011 season with a few question marks, mostly residing in their starting rotation. They wanted Cliff Lee, but lost out on him [...]

Why Freddy Garcia Is The New York Yankees’ Best »

The New York Yankees has agreed to a one-year, minor league contract with starting pitcher Freddy Garcia, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.Just after a few days of expressing interest in pitching for the Yankees, Garcia gets what he wants and Brian Cashman has made his best move this offseason by signing Garcia.Although 36 by opening day, [...]

New York Yankees: Problems for Dave Winfield Began »

On Dec. 15, 1980, George Steinbrenner, the erstwhile owner of the New York Yankees, thought that he had signed free-agent outfielder Dave Winfield to a 10-year contract for $16 million. As unbelievable as it seems, Mr. Steinbrenner had misunderstood the contract. The pact, thanks to a cost of living clause, would be valued at $23 million.It [...]

Fantasy Baseball: Five Fantasy Losers From This »

With January winding down and February approaching, it’s time to get into fantasy baseball mode. As we go through February and head towards March and everyone’s fantasy draft, we will start pumping out more fantasy articles in preparation. Today, we will take a look at five guys who had their fantasy value drop and in some cases, [...]

MLB Rumors: Top 10 Candidates to Fill Out the Back End »

The New York Yankees entered the 2010-2011 offseason with their sights set firmly on acquiring free agent lefty, Cliff Lee.  However, in the midst of a bidding war with the Texas Rangers for his services, the Philadelphia Phillies swooped in and stole Lee right out from under the Yankees' and Rangers' noses, much like the Yankees did to [...]

MLB Power Rankings: The 25 Best Outfield Arms in MLB »

One of the most exciting defensive plays in baseball occurs when there is going to be a play at the plate. This situation happens when an outfielder can make a great throw to try to nail the runner that is heading home.Throughout the history of baseball, there have been some outfielders that have had cannons for arms. Runners were afraid to take [...]

New York Yankees: Jorge Posada Shares Thoughts on »

Is anybody else convinced that Jorge Posada is so not on board with this full-time DH thing?Po's been the Yankees' resident lovable curmudgeon for 15 years. He's not exactly the personality type that embraces change. And nothing good can come from change when you're a 39 year old catcher.I wouldn't be surprised if Clint Eastwood modeled his [...]

MLB All-Overpaid Team: Who Makes the Pre-Spring »

As Spring Training draws near, it’s time to look at which players are going to be overpaid in 2011 based on their previous performances. How many Yankees and Mets players are on the list? Do Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter and A.J. Burnett make the list? What about Boston’s Daisuke Matsuzaka and Jonathan Papelbon? Oddly enough, none of [...]

Don Mattingly: Better Than Tony Perez »

Don Mattingly's major league career with the New York Yankees started in 1982 and ended after the 1995 season. Mattingly's first full season as a regular was 1984.From 1984-89 Mattingly batted .327, had an on base average of .372 and slugged .530. He averaged 27 home runs, 114 RBIs, 49 walks and only 34 strikeouts.Now we turn to Mickey [...]

2011 New York Yankees: Media Baiting The Bombers Right »

It’s September 17, 2011, the New York Yankees are playing a Saturday afternoon game up in Toronto, the second of a three game set against the Blue Jays. Including this game, there are just 10 games left in the regular season. The Yankees, who are leading 4-1 in the bottom of the eighth, are about to clinch the AL [...]

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