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New York Yankees: Freddy Garcia Should Be Sent to the »

You would've thought Freddy Garcia of the New York Yankees would be able to at least last until Andy Pettitte comes back, but he simply doesn't deserve to stay in the rotation after another horrible start against the Detroit Tigers.Garcia went 1.2 innings and allowed six runs on five hits, bumping his ERA to 12.51. The veteran starter looks like a [...]

New York Yankees: Start Against Tigers Is Likely Last »

Freddy Garcia, who is 0-1 with a 9.75 ERA on the young season, is likely pitching for his spot in the Yankees' rotation on Saturday afternoon against the Tigers.The right-hander, going on an extra day of rest, will be looking to give the Yankees a solid performance after Friday night's 7-6 Yankee victory.Opposing Garcia will be rookie Drew Smyly, [...]

Bill Skowron’s Final World Series Performance »

"Batting sixth and playing first base, No. 14, Bill Skowron, No. 14." Skowron stepped into the batter's box against the ace left-hander on the Yankee Stadium mound in the second inning of a scoreless game. There was a runner on second with one. The fans watched with eager anticipation. The pitcher peered in to get the signal from his catcher, [...]

Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, and the 6 Vets the »

At 11-8 they’re not quite on top of the AL East with the first month of the season drawing to a close, but the Yankees are still getting it done. They’re fourth overall in runs scored, third in batting average, second in homers, and third in OPS (behind the Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox).  Still, 11-8 is not much to write home [...]

New York Yankees: Could Chicago Cubs Star Starlin »

In January of this year, the New York Times ran a story that said the Yankees are saving now for a potential free-agency splash next winter. The story highlighted hurlers Matt Cain of the Giants and Cole Hamel of the Phillies as potential targets for the pinstripes. But could the Yankees be loading up the ole piggy bank for the heir apparent to [...]

New York Yankees: Top Prospect Mason Williams Having »

New York Yankees prospect Mason Williams is having a great start to the 2012 season playing for the Single-A Charleston RiverDogs in the South Atlantic League.Listed as the No. 4 top prospect in the Yankees minor league system by Baseball Prospectus, Mason has been quite impressive as a center fielder and at the plate.On Wednesday, he had his best [...]

NY Yankees GM Brian Cashman Admits Potential Blunder »

You can say a lot of things about New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, but one thing you can't call him is dishonest. The Bombers GM admitted that after the season-ending injury to Michael Pineda, his decision to pull the trigger on the deal that sent prized prospect, Jesus Montero, to the Seattle Mariners was the wrong one at this [...]

New York Yankees: After Release, Should Bombers Look »

On Friday, the Los Angeles Angels made a roster move they were trying to make for a couple of months.They released veteran outfielder/designated hitter Bobby Abreu, who was in the final year of his three-year deal with the Angels.The Angels are on hook for the remaining $9 million left on Abreu's deal, so whoever takes on Abreu is getting him for [...]

Lou Gehrig, Don Mattingly and the Top 10 New York »

In honor of the passing of New York Yankees 1950s first baseman Moose Skowron, here is a quick ranking of the top 10 Yankees first basemen of all time. This is an interesting exercise in that the Yankees have had many more great outfielders than first basemen. There will be a few names in here you might not expect to see. As for Mattingly, you'll [...]

Moose Skowron: New York Yankees Great First Baseman »

One of the felicities of my position as an armchair baseball guy is that sometimes I can get out of the armchair and talk to my heroes.Since the mid-1990s, I’ve made it a point to get a press credential for every Yankees Old-Timers Day and talk to the players. In that capacity, I’ve gotten to talk to some great players who are now [...]

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