Losing Out on Haren Shouldn’t Mean Going After Oswalt

When I found out late afternoon/early evening on Sunday that the Yankees had lost out on Dan Haren, I was annoyed. Not crazily annoyed, but enough to give an “Aw [expletive]” and a snap, but that’s it. Anyway, the second thing I thought, after the expletive and snap, was that I hoped the Yankees wouldn’t...

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Game 97: Royals 6, Yankees 12

Rick Ankiel connected with a solo homer in the top of the fourth, but Granderson answered in the bottom of the inning with his second home of the game and the score sat at 5-3.  The score stayed like this and (after an almost two hour rain delay in the sixth) the Yankees added another run when Cano singled and Brett Gardner hit a RBI double.

Jeter lead off the bottom of the seventh with a single.  Nick Swisher hit into a force out and moved to second on Teixeira’s walk.  Rodriguez followed with a RBI single to second and the Yankees held a healthy 7-3 lead.  After the rain delay, Boone Logan had done a good job holding the Royals scoreless and Joba Chamberlain came in for the top of the eighth.  Joba gave up a lead-off walk to Getz and then a two-run homer to Podsednik, bringing the Royals within two.

The Bombers bats were far from done, however, as Granderson worked a lead off walk in the bottom of the eighth and then stole second.  …

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Breaking down the Dan Haren trade

When  most fans look at trades, they generally only consider the talent levels of the players involved. The most important factor in trades that gets overlooked is contract. More specifically, the difference between what you have to pay a player and what he earns. That’s his residual value, that’s what you typically have to make...

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Just a quick heads up, I’ll be appearing on Mike Silva’s blog talk radio show tonight, which starts at  @9:00 PM. Topics will be the Dan Haren saga, A-Rod’s chase to 600, Joakim Soria, Curtis Granderson and other Yankee topics. Mike does a good show, and is always a fun listen. Check it out if...

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Remembering Ralph Houk

Despite his high profile position as 2 time manager of the NY Yankees, Ralph Houk (like so many other WW2 vets) rarely discussed his military service. With Houk’s recent passing, the New York Times has published a piece that features an interview with Col. Caesar F. Fiore,...

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