GCL Yankees Announce Roster, Play 1st Game

The Perfect Storm movie Family Business on dvd Short season baseball is here. Staten Island has been playing games for a week now, and while the big free agents sign still has an incomplete roster. The GCL Yankees, on the other hand, have been training in EST for most of the season, and contain some big names in the young Yankee farm system. The next Robinson Cano or Melky Cabrera or even Jesus Montero, if he exists, is somewhere in this crop of players. The 2009 GCL Yankees roster: Pitchers: Julian Arballo Manuel Barreda Isaiah Brown Daniel Gil Shane Greene Continue reading GCL Yankees Announce Roster, Play 1st Game

Yankee’s Sunday Protest Denied

The Yanks got word before the start of yesterday’s game that they wont be heading back to Florida anytime soon, unless they’re playing the Rays. MLB president and chief operating officer Bob DuPuy denied the Yankee protest regarding an illegal fielding substitution the Marlins made on Sunday. Here’s the story Panic divx from the Yankee website: The Hunger divx The protest dates to the top of the eighth inning on Sunday, when Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez made an improper substitution. In the bottom of the seventh inning, the Marlins pinch-hit outfielder Alejandro De Aza for pitcher Renyel Pinto, who was Continue reading Yankee’s Sunday Protest Denied

Minors Recap, 6/23

Scranton falls to Syracuse, 6-1 Kei Igawa started, giving up 4 runs (2 earned) on 6 hits and 2 walks in 6 innings, and fanning 6. Paul Bush struck out 2 in a 1-hit inning of relief. Kevin Russo was 1 for 4. Austin Jackson and Cody Ransom were each 0 for 4. Shelley Duncan, Juan Miranda, and John Rodriguez were 0 for 3. Colin Curtis was 2 for 3 with a double. Justin Leone was 1 for 3 with a double. Trenton loses to Akron, 5-2 Ivan Nova put together a great start, allowing just a hit and 2 Continue reading Minors Recap, 6/23

Yankee Depth And The Return Of Cody Ransom

RJ Anderson at Fangraphs looked at the trio of outfielders that the Yankees have stashed in the minors: That offensive state of mind exists beyond the pantheon of new Yankee Stadium. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, home to the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate, features a triplet of red-hot bats. Shelley Duncan, Austin Jackson, and John Rodriguez patrol the outfield while on defense, and hit balls into the outfield during their time on offense. The three are inseparable on top of most International League leaderboards. Here’s how they stack up: Rodriguez: .292/.377/.521 Jackson: .342/.410/.451 Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film video Continue reading Yankee Depth And The Return Of Cody Ransom

Klapisch: Girardi Managing Scared

From Bob Klapisch: The Night James Brown Saved Boston psp But there’s more to managing than simply bodysurfing a winning streak. Girardi looked crisp and in control when the Yankees were mauling the AL a month ago, launching all those crazy comebacks. But now they’re struggling — the Red Sox’ domination of the Bombers is nothing short of humiliating — and Girardi’s confidence has turned to a square-jawed form of desperation. Heavy Metal release That’s why A-Rod played every day until he couldn’t bring his bat through the strike zone anymore — and, as he’s hinted, his hip is so Continue reading Klapisch: Girardi Managing Scared

Minors Recap, 6/22

Scranton falls to Indianapolis, 7-1 (7 innings, game 1) Casey Fossum started, giving up 6 runs (2 earned) on 7 hits, while striking out 4. Anthony Claggett gave up a run on 4 hits in 2 innings, fanning 2. Austin Jackson was 1 for 3. Shelley Duncan was 1 for 2 with a double and a walk, but made an error. Kevin Cash was 1 for 2. Juan Miranda, Cody Ransom, and Colin Curtis were each 0 for 3. Scranton falls to Indianapolis, 6-3 (game 2) Josh Towers took the hill against former Yankee prospect Dan McCutchen.  Towres gave up Continue reading Minors Recap, 6/22

Sabathia to make next start

According to ESPN (ticker at the bottom of the Texas-LSU College World Series Game), CC Sabathia told the New York Post that the biceps tendinitis that caused him to get removed early in yesterday’s game will not keep him from making his next start on Friday, against the Mets. This is excellent news, as it is always scary to see your ace get pulled early from a game.  Hopefully, the Yankees will take it a little easier with Sabathia this outing, and maybe not let him throw as many pitches or innings as they would usually do, to give him Continue reading Sabathia to make next start

Ways To Improve The Yankees Now

Pete Abe comes through with a list of suggestions for improving the Yankees now: More Brett Gardner: The Little G is 15 of his last 43 and has his batting average up to .284 with a .358 OBP. Melky Cabrera is 12 of 62 since his shoulder injury in Texas. He is down to .282 with a .340 OBP. Melky has more power and should play his share. But Gardner could add the energy the Yankees have lacked lately and is a superior defender. Definitely agree with this. Brett Gardner at an OBP near .360 is a huge asset. I Continue reading Ways To Improve The Yankees Now

The Improved Bullpen

.!. After yesterday’s bullpen implosion on the part of Brett Tomko, and to a lesser extent, Phil Coke and Dave Robertson, Fangraphs noted that the Yankees bullpen had just concluded a stretch of 20 consecutive scoreless innings. While there are those that continue to clamor for the Yankees to move Joba Chamberlain to the bullpen, the reality of the situation is that the Yankees bullpen has really become an asset in recent weeks. Prior to the season, we noted that the Yankees had excellent bullpen depth, so that if anyone faltered, they could be easily replaced. The season has played Continue reading The Improved Bullpen