The Market for Scott Downs

Scott Downs and his weird hair

With the trade deadline a little more than six days away, Scott Downs is currently the most sought-after reliever on the market.  Downs is a 34 year-old lefty who was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 12th round of the 1994...

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Addressing the Haren complaints

I must admit I’ve been surprised at some of the push back among fans who don’t want the Yanks to make a deal for Dan Haren for a variety of reasons. So I wanted to go through some of the most common complaints I’ve heard, and see...

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The Pursuit of Haren: Rumor Roundup and Analysis

Dan Haren

As the city broils this afternoon and the Yankees take the field against the Royals, trade discussions continue between the Diamondbacks and the Yankees over Dan Haren and other players.  Last night, the teams were believed to be close to a deal, but we later...

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7/23 Trade Roundup

Let’s check in with the Yankee related trade news…

First, the Yankees–along with the Red Sox and Tigers–are interested in current Athletic reliever Craig Breslow. Breslow, who will be 30 in August, has pitched 189.2 innings in his big league career (200 games) to the tune of a 151 ERA+. His FIP is 3.79 and...

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In Praise of 600 and Alex Rodriguez

ARod gets his ring

At some point in the next few days Alex Rodriguez is going to step to the plate and launch a pitch into the stratosphere.  As it lands in the stands, as he rounds the bases, and as the fans cheer he will become only...

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What Jeter Said

I’m not quite sure what to make of the Derek Jeter quote at the end of this piece from Chad Jennings over at LoHud.

“I don’t necessarily change things based on results,” Jeter said. As I said, I don’t really quite know what to make of it. I know that players make changes to their...

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