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Archive for March, 2011

MLB Trade Rumors: Analyzing Each Top Yankees »

The Yankees farm system has produced some big-time prospects as of late.Phil Hughes, Robinson Cano, Joba Chamberlain and Jesus Montero are just a few home-grown talents that have or are ready to make a splash at the big leagues.But not all of the blue-chip prospects the Yankees have in their arsenal break into the bigs wearing pinstripes.Austin [...]

2011 Fantasy Baseball Profile: Can Yankees’ »

Russell Martin established himself as one of the most valuable fantasy catchers in 2007 and 2008, boasting a superb power/speed threat: 2007: 87 runs, 19 HRs, 87 RBI, 21 steals, .293/.374/.469 2008: 87 runs, 13 HRs, 69 RBI, 18 steals, .280/.385/.396 In the two seasons since, however, Martin has combined to hit just .249 with 12 [...]

Bartolo Colon Likely Locks Up Spot in New York Yankees »

The battle for the bottom two spots in the New York Yankees' rotation is coming to a head, and Bartolo Colon might have just clinched a spot for himself with a very strong outing against the Tampa Bay Rays.While the Yankees eventually lost, 3-1, to Tampa, Colon did everything he could have possibly done to win a job as a starter in the Bronx. [...]

Alex Rodriguez: Is It Too Soon To Knock A-Rod Off the »

For the first time in almost a decade and a half, Alex Rodriguez is not being taken in the first round of fantasy drafts.Think about that for a second. A-Rod has been a star Major League player for almost as long as he hasn't. His breakthrough season came in 1996, when he hit .358 with 36 homers and 123 RBIs ... as a 20-year-old.He led the league [...]

New York Yankees: Which One of the ‘Killer »

As Opening Day anxiety continues to mount, the New York Yankees are still in somewhat of a mini-crisis on the pitching mound, as they are yet to name a formidable five-man rotation. Manager Joe Girardi has already named ace C.C. Sabathia and recovering ace A.J. Burnett as his one-two punch, but the other three spots remain in limbo. While the boys [...]

CC Sabathia and Alex Rodriguez Lead Way for New York »

There was good news all over the place on Sunday afternoon, as the New York Yankees hammered the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-1, in Grapefruit League action.Start with the starter, Yankee ace CC Sabathia, who looked in midseason form. During his time on the bump, Sabathia allowed only one run (on a solo homer to Jimmy Rollins) on six hits and one [...]

Yankees Fans: Caught Between a Rock & a Headcase »

Man. Talk about living on the edge. There is not a single player on the New York Yankees‘ roster who is going to have more of an influence on the eventual outcome of the team’s 2011 season than A.J. Burnett. Neither A-Rod nor Derek Jeter nor Robby Cano nor CC Sabathia nor even Mariano Rivera will have as much of a say in whether there [...]

New York Yankees: Freddy Garcia Struggles, Is It Time »

To open this spring the New York Yankees had plenty of questions surrounding their rotation and a four-man race for those last two coveted spots took center stage in Yankee camp. Ivan Nova, Sergio Mitre, Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia had to prove their worth, otherwise they could be sent packing.  As of today, Nova has clinched his spot as [...]

Derek Jeter Batting 2nd: The New York Yankees Universe »

What is the big deal with Derek Jeter batting second? Why are the media and some Yankee fans up in arms over this? How many games has Jeter batted second in his Yankee career? Care to take a guess? Out of his 2,295 games as a Yankee, he's batted second 1,270 times. What is the goal of a leadoff hitter? To get on base, see a lot of pitches and [...]

New York Yankees: Gardner to Leadoff in 2011? Girardi »

Coming off the worst statistical season of his career, the questions of whether Derek Jeter is still a capable leadoff hitter are rampant. What's more, with a speedster like Brett Gardner spending most of his time in the No. 9 hole, a replacement for Jeter atop the lineup is already in-house. While manager Joe Girardi was unwilling to say directly [...]

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