An on going theme of 2010 for the Yankees has been the vast improvement of the minor league system. What was once barren has now been replenished. There may be some kinks to work out–a few more potential impact position players would be nice–but behind Jesus Montero, there are definitely some high quality arms we [...]
(The following is being syndicated from The Captain’s Blog.) The New York Yankees are in the unfamiliar position of entering a new year without having made any significant improvements to the team. Although the free agent signings of Russell Martin and Pedro Feliciano are both positive complementary acquisitions, the team’s failure to make a big splash [...]
Fact: The Yankees plan on using Jorge Posada as the primary DH for the 2011 season. When Posada is not DHing, the DH role will be used to give the aging left side of the infield a day off per week.
With no obvious need for a designated hitter, all discussions about the Yanks’ reported discussions about Manny Ramirez (since refuted) appear to be merely academic. Or comedic, depending on your point of view.
However, another longtime DH remains a free agent and if the Yankees were looking for a power bat to come off the bench and DH a little bit, the team might want to consider Jim Thome.
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Former Yankee prospect Juan Miranda is likely to get a shot at the full time 1B gig in Arizona. The Yankees, you’ll remember, traded Miranda for pitcher Scottie Allen a little more than a month ago. This is definitely encouraging news. Miranda had a solid minor league track record and if not for Mark Teixeira, [...]
Between a snow-blanketed New York City and a holiday week in which many are off from work, there hasn’t been a ton of worthwhile Yankee-related news (a reunion with Johnny Damon? Adding Manny Ramirez? Come on), and I’d expect things to remain quiet for a bit. While all of Yankeeland continues to wait with bated [...]
[image title="aj-burnett-cervelli-blue-jays-c59a070ecb8363bb_large" size="full" id="23979" align="center" linkto="full" ] One Yankees player who inspires some strong emotions among members of the fanbase is Francisco Cervelli. He started 2010 very hot, with a .387 wOBA in April fooling some into believing that he was an everyday player. With Jorge Posada’s defense continuing to deteriorate, a rapidly growing portion [...]