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Archive for January, 2011

2011 New York Yankees: Why Gardner and Granderson Need »

In 2010, the Yankees were adamantly clear that it was repeat or bust. The reigning 2009 champion New York Yankees lost in the ALCS, eventually passing the World Series crown to the San Francisco Giants. Most teams would be elated if that was how their last two seasons had panned out, but up in the Bronx expectations run [...]

New York Yankees: 10 Players Who Could Make Them »

In signing relief pitcher Rafael Soriano, the New York Yankees took a big step in shoring up their bullpen before heading south to Florida for spring training.The team had already made a number of signings including pitcher Pedro Feliciano, pitcher Mark Prior and catcher Russell Martin.The Yankees also retained two major free agents in agreeing to [...]

New York Yankees: My All-Time 25-Man Roster…With »

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have Alex Rodriguez and Lou Gehrig on the same team? I often have and wondered if there was a way to make it happen.   With this idea in place, I decided to compose a 25-man roster complete with batting order and pitching rotation. The twist on this is some of the convenient adaptations I have [...]

MLB Trade Rumors: Jesus Montero and 10 Yankees Who May »

It is no secret that the New York Yankees were hoping that their 2011 starting rotation would include the names of Cliff Lee and Andy Pettitte.Moving forward, the Yankees have to fill the fourth and fifth spots, at least temporarily, until they make a trade for a legit arm before the July All-Star break. Of course, this is contingent on a few [...]

MLB Rumors: New York Yankees Considered Bringing Carl »

Via Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports: Yankees GM Brian Cashman told reporters Wednesday that he had “several discussions” with the agent for free agent right-hander Carl Pavano, who endured four trying seasons in New York from 2005 to ’08. Pavano, in turn, seriously considered returning to the Yankees, according to major league [...]

Andy Pettitte “Has the Go-Ahead From His »

Courtedy of Yankees 'n More According to SI.com's Jon Heyman, New York Yankees great Andy Pettitte "has the go-ahead from his family" to pitch another season in New York, if he so chooses. Of course, this doesn't mean that Pettitte won't ultimately decide to retire. It does mean, however, that the chances of his pitching in 2011 are better than [...]

MLB Rumors: 10 Ways Yanks Are Better Off if Andy »

Andy Pettitte will not be ready by Opening Day, but will he be ready by mid-season? Months of rest, vacation, and time seem to not be enough for Andy Pettitte. He continues to leave fans and the Yankees anticipating his decision to return for the 2011 season. After Brian Cashman told reporters that Pettitte is “choosing at this stage to not [...]

Rumors: New York Yankees Will Look into Acquiring »

Via Bill Madden of the NY Daily News: "While it is doubtful the Mets would be interested in Galarraga at that salary, a Yankee source said the Bombers would at least look into acquiring him. Detroit has 10 days to make a move with Galarraga. If he isn’t traded, he could be sent to the minors." First thing, what Madden means by that last [...]

Joba’s Last Stand? Chamberlain Enters »

The narrative of Joba Chamberlain has shifted so often the past four years it's easy to forget where it left off from one season to the next.He's gone from phenom reliever (2007) to promising starter (2008) to struggling starter (2009) to mediocre reliever (2010).Rafael Soriano's arrival in town tells us the Yankees worry the downward trending [...]

New York Yankees Avoid Salary Arbitration With »

In a continuing effort to shore up their starting rotation and bullpen, the New York Yankees inked Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes, and Boone Logan to one-year deals, thus avoiding salary arbitration with the trio of young hurlers, according to MLB.com. Hughes, who earned $447,000 last season, agreed to a deal worth $2.7 million after coming off his [...]

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