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Archive for January, 2011

New York Yankees: Patience Part 4 (of 6): Adam Warren »

What is the going rate for a cerebral college pitcher with a continually developing arsenal, increasing strikeout rate, and a perennial winner?  How about a fourth round draft pick in the 2009 amateur draft by the New York Yankees.Adam P. Warren is a 6'1", 200lb right hand pitcher from New Bern, NC.  He played his high school ball at New [...]

God’s Fantasy Baseball Team: A Look at The Top »

As much as we try, hope and pray, we will never be able to fill our rosters from top to bottom with guys who are going to put up 2010 CarGo-esque numbers. There are only a handful of players in every given season with the ability carry a fantasy team. A good fantasy team succeeds at rostering above average players; not rostering statistical [...]

Andy Pettitte: New York Yankees More Optimistic Over »

Courtesy of Yankees 'n More According to this Joel Sherman column in Thursday's New York Post, there is optimism over Andy Pettitte pitching again in 2011, within the New York Yankees organization.SAYS SHERMAN: "...optimism has risen within the Yankee family that Pettitte will indeed pitch in 2011. Two people briefed on the most recent [...]

Texas Rangers Attempting To Ride New York »

Courtesy of Yankees 'n More Texas Rangers' CEO Chuck Greenberg is trying his best to create some sort of rivalry with the New York Yankees, no doubt hoping to coattail his Rangers away from their insignificant perch upon the MLB landscape. Greenberg's latest attempt at needling the Yankees and perhaps more importantly, their fans, came with [...]

2011 Fantasy Big Board, Nos. 11-20: Where Do Joey »

Our 2011 fantasy baseball projections will be released one-by-one until the top 100 players have been revealed. These rankings consider past achievements, current performance and expected future results based on standard 5×5 H2H settings. Over the past few weeks, we’ve announced the top-20 players on our 2011 big board. To help [...]

New York Yankees: David Cone Returns To YES, Tino »

One of the aspects of Yankees fandom that I'd like to delve into more in 2011 is the media coverage of the team, particularly on the television end.Don't worry, I'm not going to turn into a crusty old curmudgeon like Phil Mushnick, yelling at Al Leiter to stop leaving bags of poop on my front porch. At least not yet.The telecast is the filter by [...]

Brain Cashman: GM Makes New York Yankees Look »

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman signed another ex-superstar to a minor-league deal, ex-Angels-White Sox-Red Sox pitcher Bartolo Colon. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that Colon will earn $900K in the majors and has the right to be released if he isn't on the team after Spring Training. Is Cashman really this [...]

Brian Cashman: Sports’ Most Overrated General »

This winter has exposed cracks in the New York Yankees’ organization.  What was once the proudest and most cohesive unit in baseball has reverted to the days of factions between the New York front office, headed by GM Brian Cashman, and the Tampa brain trust, led by the Brothers Steinbrenner.The winter was mostly inactive, until the [...]

MLB Predictions: Choosing the Most Important Player »

 There are currently 30 contenders to win the 2011 World Series, but half of them won’t last through the summer.There are 15 teams who stand out from the rest and on each team there is one player who can tip the scales for or against them.They are not the best players on their teams, but they play a pivotal role in a title run and a [...]

New York Yankees 2011: Were the Steinbrenners Actually »

I grew up in the '80s, which was a despondent time for Yankee fans. The first—and only—decade since the teens where the Yankees didn't win a World Series. Oh, they had high-profile free agents—talented guys who George always claimed were "the missing piece of the puzzle" when he signed them or traded away prospects for them. [...]

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