Nady Has Another Setback in Recovery

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According to Peter Abraham, Xavier Nady was pulled from Scranton’s game after 5 innings after feeling pain in his right elbow...

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Minors Recap, 6/25

Scranton stopped by Syracuse, 6-3

  • George Kontos was the loser, giving up 5 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits and 2 walks in 3 innings.  He also had 1 strikeout.
  • Zach Kroenke walked 3 but struck out 5 in 3 shutout innings.
  • Anthony Claggett gave up a hit and a walk, but fanned 2 in a scoreless inning.
  • Mark...
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Discussion: The State Of Sports Media

Someone I work with asked me an interesting question today: “Do you know more about baseball than Mike Francesa?” My answer was very simple: “I probably do not know as much about the history of the game as someone like Mike, but I (and many other fans) know significantly more about today’s game than Francesa...

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2 Yankee Prospects Make Futures Game

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posted for the American and World teams.  2 Yankees were selected to be on the world team.  Jesus Montero is 1 of the 2 catchers on the world roster (the other being Carlos Santana), so he will likely get...

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A-Rod's Rest, Girardi, and Francona


From the excellent Marc Carig:

But when asked if he would rest Rodriguez and his surgically repaired hip at least one game this week, Yankees manager Joe Girardi balked. I must ask, haven’t we seen this movie before?

“We’re going to talk about it,” said Girardi, who played Rodriguez 38 straight since his return from...

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Minors Recap, 6/24

Scranton falls to Syracuse, 5-3

  • Sergio Mitre was effective as the starter, giving up 2 runs on 7 hits and a walk in 6 innings, and fanning 6.  He also recorded 9 groundball outs gainst 1 flyout, so the sinker was working for him.
  • Edwar Ramirez took the loss, giving up 2 runs on 2 hits and...
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Swisher In 200 Words Or Less

A running argument that I have had with some less stat-inclined Yankees fans is about the value of Nick Swisher. I just read this bit on Swisher from Steve Goldman, and thought it summed things up perfectly:

Swisher does NOT play awful defense. He plays incredibly UGLY defense, but he’s actually quite a good defender...

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Tex Tells AJC "You're damn right I took the money!"


Mark Teixeira was interviewed before last night’s game by Denis Gorman of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. He told the reporters that he enjoyed his time in Atlanta, but made it clear all along that he was going to maximize his free agent opportunity when they traded for him. Still, some in Atlanta seem...

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