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Brian Cashman: Yankees Playoff Rotation Based on »

Via ESPN: General manager Brian Cashman said every Yankees pitcher not named CC Sabathia or Mariano Rivera is “auditioning for a role” in the postseason. The size of a player’s paycheck, he said, will have no bearing on how or if he is used in October. That means rookie right-hander Ivan Nova, with all of 24 innings pitched [...]

Andy Pettitte Continues Postseason Dominane…In »

The Yankee left-hander has started 40 postseason games in his Major League career. In those games, Andy Pettitte is 18-9 with a 3.90 ERA. He also has five World Series rings. How could a pitcher with that résumé feel a responsibility to a minor league team? Well, it’s simple. Andy Pettitte needed to pitch a rehab assignment. [...]

New York Yankees Notes: Pettitte, Cox, Towers and »

The Yankees are back in action tonight as they take on a possible playoff opponent in the Texas Rangers. Here are some notes: Andy Pettitte was back in action last night as he pitched in a rehab game for the Double A Trenton Thunder. His line: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K. He only threw 51 pitches. Double A reliever J.B. Cox was suspended by the [...]

New York Yankees DFA De La Rosa, Sign Garrison »

The Yankees DFA’d LHP Wilkin De La Rosa in order to make room on the 40-man roster for LHP Steve Garrison, whom they claimed off of waivers from the San Diego Padres, according to Mike Ashmore via twitter. Garrison is not considered a top prospect and has struggled in the minor leagues recently. Former Padres’ GM and current Yankee [...]

Jesus Montero: New York Yankees Catcher Has Minor »

Via the NY Post: Yankees top prospect Jesus Montero will miss the remainder of Scranton/Wilkes Barre’s playoff series against Columbus after undergoing a procedure on his ankle Wednesday night. The heavily-hyped catcher suffered a bone bruise and decided to have the discoloring scraped out. The injury is not considered serious and Montero [...]

New York Yankees GM: ‘Nothing Is Guaranteed for »

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is not ready to reveal the Yankees' playoff pitching scene just yet. Cashman said that everyone besides CC Sabathia and Mariano Rivera is going to have to earn a role on the postseason roster.Theoretically, rookie Ivan Nova could earn a spot over A.J. Burnett or Javier Vazquez."Everything will be decided [...]

Yankees-Rangers Series Preview: A Weekend You »

After winning seven of 10 games in the Bronx, the New York Yankees start a nine-game road trip with a weekend series against the AL West-leading Texas Rangers. Could this be a possible ALDS preview? Yes, if the Yankees get through the last 22 regular season games, which is not as easy as it sounds. The Yankees spend 15 of those 22 meetings on the [...]

Andy Pettitte ‘Felt Good’ After Double-A »

Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte made a rehab start Thursday night for Double-A Trenton, as part of his recovery from a groin injury. In game two of the playoffs, Pettitte threw four innings. He allowed two hits, walked one, and struck out four. He threw 51 pitches and allowed no runs. “It felt good to get back on the mound. It was a [...]

Robbie Cano Should Win the American League MVP, »

Dustin Pedroia won the 2008 AL MVP.  Based on that victory, Robinson Cano should run away with the AL MVP this year.  It's important to compare Cano's year to Pedroia's and expose some truths about baseball, position scarcity, and the real value of players. First off, Pedroia and Cano are good comparisons because they both play second [...]

New York Yankees: Not Getting Cliff Lee Could Be Great »

The first week of July the New York Yankees nearly landed Cliff Lee in a deal with the Mariners in exchange for a package surrounding top prospect Jesus Montero. The Yankees were aggressive in trying to land Lee because despite the fact that they had five starting pitchers, a few of them were question marks and they thought adding Lee would have [...]

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