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Archive for January, 2012

New York Yankees: A.J. Burnett Is a Bounce-Back »

Earlier in the podcast Matt and I briefly talked about who was going to ultimately win the Yankees No. 5 starter job. We both pretty much agreed that A.J. Burnett would win by default, but a deeper look shows that Burnett is actually poised for a nice bounce back year.I mentioned that Burnett’s 17% HR/FB rate last year looked [...]

Mattingly V. Henderson: Is the Table-Setter or the RBI »

It isn't mentioned much because the New York Yankees didn't make the playoff series, but the 1985 season produced an unanswerable question. So has almost every season in baseball history. Which type of player has greater value to his team—the one who gets on base and sets the table to start a rally or the player who drives in the [...]

MLB Predictions: Why Phil Hughes Will Return to Form »

By all standards, Phil Hughes had a miserable 2011. After winning 18 games in 2010, the Yankees penciled in the righty as the No. 2 starter last season, but he gave up 16 earned runs in his first three starts before hitting the disabled list with arm fatigue. There was even a concern that Hughes was suffering from thoracic outlet [...]

Robinson Cano: One of the Best Young Players Since »

Robinson Cano is one player that has lived up to his potential.  It is easy to forget the small number of highly heralded youngsters that become stars and even fewer have enduring careers. Houston Street was the 2005 American League Rookie of the Year.  He received 15 first-place votes. Cano finished second by a wide margin, garnering [...]

New York Yankees: Is Prince Fielder Headed to New »

The Yankees were uncharacteristically quiet this offseason. They were not involved with the top free agent, Albert Pujols and never showed serious interest in Yu Darvish or C.J Wilson. It appeared as if they were content on going into the season with who they had on their roster.Their silence was broken when it was reported that they have reached [...]

Dave Checketts to Lead New York Yankees, Dallas »

The growth potential in the world of premium stadium seating and hospitality has attracted former Madison Square Garden boss David Checketts to join legends Hospitality Management, LL.  This appointment was announced Wednesday by the partner organizations. This a venture founded by the New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys, and Goldman [...]

Prince Fielder and 10 Other Names the NY Yankees »

Thanks to the Jesus Montero/Michael Pineda trade, the New York Yankees finally have pitching depth at the cost of a weakened DH position.Prince Fielder is one name, probably the first name, to spring to the minds of Yankee fans as to who should fill that spot. Fielder is probably the best player for that spot, but not necessarily the best [...]

New York Yankees: Why George Steinbrenner Deserves »

A paltry 5,210 fans came out to witness the New York Yankees lose their season finale to the Milwaukee Brewers 1-0 on October 4, 1972.  The meaningless fall affair was finished in one hour and 57 minutes, a rather quick game compared to current contests.  However, no one knew how quickly the culture of the Yankees was about to change the [...]

MLB Free Agency: Yankees Should Invite Manny Ramirez »

While the talk around town has been focused on a reunion with former Yankees Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui and Carlos Pena (who spent a large part of 2006 with the Yankees' Triple-A team), Manny Ramirez sits at home, patiently waiting to see if he will receive an invite to spring training from any major league team.Ramirez, who turns 40 in May, has [...]

New York Yankees: 5 Reasons Why Pitcher Michael Pineda »

Last week, the Seattle Mariners traded their young ace-in-the-making, Michael Pineda, to the New York Yankees for a future-slugging backstop named Jesus Montero. New York also shipped starter Hector Noesi to Seattle in exchange for minor-league righty Jose Campos.Needless to say, this deal is all about Pineda and Montero.The Yankees felt [...]

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