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  • Billfer at the Detroit Tigers Weblog has a nice dissection of Damon’s home runs and vector analysis which is worth reading.
  • New news: Yanks sign Chan Ho Park. Bullpen depth, anyone? Otherwise, a yawn.  Wonder if the media will cover his beard removal like they did when Damon signed initially with the Yanks from Boston? Doubtful.  Just a guess.
  • That Jeter guy is sure determined.  Give him all the credit in the world that he attacked his weaknesses with the gusto and determination that you’d wish other players (and people in your office) would work.  The naysayers will still call Jeter overrated and I’ll never be able to convice them. However, if you can’t respect his desire and motivation, then you’re just flat out wrong.
  • A bigger unit might be coming to the majors soon. Yeah, he’s 7’1″. Yikes. He might just hand the ball directly to the catcher. (h/t to Ron Rollins for passing this along)
  • Mazel tov to this fan, 15 years later.
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    The Hiroshima Carp are my favorite squadron

    While perusing MLBTR, I came across a mention of Japanese baseball club The Hiroshima Carp. Eager to find out more, I promptly Googled the Carp to see if they had a...

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    Projecting Austin Romine

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    John Manuel was asked about Austin Romine in a recent ESPN chat, and this is what he had to say:

    David (Atlanta): What kind of bat potential (power and average) does Austin Romine have?

    John Manuel (3:11 PM): He should settle in as a .260-.270 hitter with 15-20...

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    Discussion: Once Boss Is Gone, Will Kids Cash Out?

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    Steve Lombardi, writing over at Was Watching this morning, surmised that the Steinbrenner clan may cash out of the Yankees once the Boss passes on. The suggestion was that most of the Junior Bosses do not really care that much about the team, and are simply running...

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    Keep An Eye On Brandon Webb

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    Joel Sherman compiled his list of top 10 players to watch in the 2010 season, and Brandon Webb was mentioned:

    The pitching version of Reyes: a 2005-08 iron man who led the majors in innings and wins before breaking down last year. So far, so...

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    Johnny Damon signs with Detroit

    The Tigers and Johnny Damon have agreed to a one-year $8 million deal. By most accounts Damon has signed for more money than the Yankees ever offered him for a single season, although he was...

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    Matt Damon and Ben Affleck May Star In Yankee Wife-Swapping Movie

    From Deadline Hollywood:

    EXCLUSIVE: The Trade, a film that tells the true tale of 2 New York Yankees pitchers who caused a national scandal by swapping wives in the sexually-free 1970s, has finally hit the big leagues. Ben Affleck has become attached to direct and potentially star in the Warner Bros film. (Let me say that...

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    A Brief Musing on the Joba Situation

    Yesterday at River Ave. Blues, Ben Kabak did a good job at breaking down a shoddy John Harper B-Jobber article. Both Moshe and I were planning on doing something like this, but Ben beat us to it and did a great job.

    Phil and Joba

    Instead of talking about the article now,...

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