Alright Andy, let's get this show on the road

In Jon Heyman’s latest column, he basically reiterates what we’ve been hearing for the last few weeks with regards to Andy Pettitte. Still no official word, but...

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Pinstriped Bible Statement On YES Issue

Yesterday, RAB provided a statement about our YES censorship story. Steve Goldman of Pinstriped Bible just did the same:

In all that time, I have never been asked to alter the tone or substance of my commentary. The day that happens is the day we part company, though I don’t expect such a...

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Throw Enough At The Wall……

The reaction among some Yankees fans to the Bartolo Colon signing was odd. A fairly sizable portion of the fanbase took issue with the signing, suggesting that bringing in retreads like Colon is embarrassing for the franchise and should be avoided. I’ve ranted about this on Twitter before, but one comment from @Heartbeatbronx struck...

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The Kids Are Alright, Front Office Edition

The first test for The Brothers Steinbrenner, as we all know by now, was the 2007-08 offseason, and they started out shakily at best. Despite their general manager’s desire to hold a firmer line with Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada, the new owners caved at the first signs of pressure and gave both of those players much bigger contracts than they needed to. After this, Cashman convinced them to give him more autonomy, and things have been pretty good ever since. Later that same off-season, ownership backed Cashman’s decision not to trade Phil Hughes, Ian Kennedy, Melky Cabrera, and Jeff Marquez for Johan Santana, and even though the Yankees finished in third place in the American League East in 2008, that decision has been vindicated and then some. 

And, of course, in addition to signing C.C. Sabathia, the Yankees also added A.J. Burnett and, traded Wilson Betimit and Marquez for Nick Swisher in a move of pure ninjitsu, and, as a result of Cashman’s lobbying of Hal for more money in his budget, Mark Teixeira.…

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Patience Persists

Chad Jennings had an article chock full of quotes from Brian Cashman yesterday and those quotes furthered the patience mantra we’ve been hearing all season.

Though the Yankee general manager called the team “an unfinished product”, he didn’t indicate that he was going to make any hasty moves.

• Cashman’s quick, to-the-point evaluation of his current...

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