A peek at the top of the Yanks prospect pile

Austin Jackson, OF — Given his rather quick growth as an all-around star prospect, it’s easy to forget that many worried coming out of the draft that Jackson was a raw athlete and wouldn’t develop as a complete ballplayer. It’s been his ability to hit consistent line drives and keep his swing under control at such an early stage that makes him special. The athletic tools, plus speed and defense in center field were more of a given. The fact that he is still continuing to grow as a hitter is what makes him such an interesting commodity.

I’d love to see Montero in pinstripes eventually, however I just have a feeling he’s going to be used to fetch a major talent.

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Discussion: Trading Robinson Cano?

Over the last few days, I have seen a number of commenters on the blogs that I frequent suggest that the Yankees trade Robinson Cano while his value is high. They cite his poor numbers with runners in scoring position and suggest that he has peaked to justify moving him. Personally, I would be very...

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Yankees want Halladay?

From Mark Feinsand (Daily News):

Halladay wants out of Toronto, but it’s unlikely that he would waive his no-trade clause to be dealt to a team unless he was able to sign a long-term extension – something only a select few teams have the resources to do, most notably...

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Tex, Jeter win Silver Slugger Awards

About 45 minutes ago, it was announced that Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira have both won the American League’s 2009 Silver Slugger Award at their respective positions (read about all the winners here). The pinstriped duo also took home Gold Glove Awards earlier in the week. That World Series title is probably a...

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The argument for John Lackey

On the heels of Larry’s excellent analysis of the 2009 Yankees pitching staff, I want to double down on my earlier recommendation that the Yankees sign John Lackey, immediately. (Quick tangent here, after reading Larry’s piece,...
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