The Development Dilemma Posed By Jesus Montero

Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus ran an interesting post this week regarding the promotion of prospects. I strongly encourage that you click through and read it, as it provides some interesting data on how many innings or at-bats teams give to prospects before calling them up, and begins to examine whether prospect advancement strategies...

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Imagining Trades, Part Two

Yesterday, I posted a piece musing on whether or not Mark Buehrle and/or Chris Carpenter would be come available during the season and whether or not the Yankees should be interested in trading for either one. For the purpose of this post, let’s assume they both are available and the Yankees are interested in...

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2011 Yankees Position Preview: First Base

Mark Teixeira was everything the Yankees hoped for in 2009. He led the AL in home runs and RBI, with 39 and 122 respectively, while batting .292/.383/.565, on his way to a 5.4 fWAR season. Despite this excellent performance, it was obvious even in...

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TYA Trivia Open Thread For 2-24-11

On every weeknight throughout the year, one of the TYA writers will post a trivia question as the nightly open thread. The blog administrators will keep track of the winners, and the commenter with the most correct answers will win a prize that has yet to be decided upon. The answers will be posted in...

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It’s Not Personal Sonny, It’s Strictly Business

To wit:

I can’t possibly see the conflict being between Young and team president and co-owner Nolan Ryan, due to the fact that Ryan is an old-school baseball guy. And old-school baseball people want players who show up ready to play the game the right way every day. Young does those things at a very high level.

The signing of free-agent third baseman Adrian Beltre is a direct slap to the face of Young, who was the everyday third baseman on a team that reached the World Series last year. And it is not the first time the Rangers have asked Young to switch positions. Young began his career with the Rangers as a second baseman and moved to shortstop when the Rangers traded Alex Rodriquez to the Yankees for second baseman Alfonso Soriano.

Then the Rangers had a hotshot rookie shortstop, Elvis Andrus, they wanted to bring up, so they asked Young to move to third base, which he did for the good of the team.

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Should Gardner Bunt More? (or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bunt)

Yesterday, Marc Carig passed along this little tidbit from Joe Girardi, which inspired an interesting discussion about bunting:

Girardi also believes Brett Gardner should make bunting more a part of his game…

While some derided this as a ridiculous attempt by the manager to tell his high-OBP player to make...

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Prospect Profile: Tommy Kahnle, RHP

Photo- Robert Pimpsner

Tommy Kahnle hails from the Troy New York area and was drafted by the Yankees in the 5th round out of Lynn University (FL) in the 2010 draft.  The division II...

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