Possible Cashman replacements

Just typing the words of that title made me squirm a little bit. All things equal, I want Brian Cashman back as the General Manager of the New York Yankees. He’s a shrewd trade maker (see the Bobby Abreu and Nick Swisher deals) and he’s been good at finding useful parts on the cheap (see:...

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Victory is spelled C-E-R-V-E-L-L-I; Yanks beat Sox 5-2

"Yes I do find the Bow Flex helpful, thanks for asking Mark!"

As we’ve been hearing for weeks on end, the Yankees have been unusually horrible against the Red Sox all season long. Tonight though, they managed to prevail, 5-2. It’s certainly a much-needed...

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Game 133: Yankees 5, Red Sox 2

Curtis Granderson started the fourth inning with a walk, scoring on a double from Cano.  Swisher worked a walk and Chavez knocked another single up the middle, bringing Cano home and giving the Bombers a 3-0 edge.

CC threw a lot of pitches, but managed to keep the Red Sox scoreless through the first three innings.  Carl Crawford connected with a solo homer to right in the bottom of the fourth.  Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Darnell McDonald hit back-to-back singles and Marco Scutaro doubled, plating Saltalamacchia.  Sabathia came back and struck out Adrian Gonzalez to end the inning, but the Yankees’ lead was cut, as the score was 3-2.

Francisco Cervelli started the top of the fifth with a solo homer, giving the Yankees a little bit of breathing room.  Lackey got him back in the top of the seventh, plunking him with a pitch to start the inning.  Cervelli, understandably, did not take kindly to this and had some words for the Boston starter. …

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The Farm Report, 08/30/11

Double-A Trenton lost to New Hampshire, 3-2
New Hampshire scored three by the third inning, and held on despite Trenton scoring two in the fifth on a Melky Mesa double and Ramiro Pena RBI single. Pena played five innings in the field and was 1-for-3 overall. Corban Joseph was 2-for-4 and doubled. Graham Stoneburner gave up five hits, three runs, three walks, and struck out six in six innings.

Low-A Charleston lost to Savannah, 11-8
Charleston scored two in the second on a Taylor Grote double, but Savannah tied it with two in the fourth and then took control of the game with seven in the fifth (!!!). Charleston actually scored five in the seventh, but Savannah held on. Shane Brown was 3-for-5 with a double, and many others contributed offensively, but obviously, the pitching stunk. Shane Greene gave up eight runs, seven earned, over just 3.2 innings, with three hits, five walks, two hit batters, and six strikeouts. Control, kid.…

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TYA and MasterCard Yankee Ticket Giveaway! Win FREE Yankee tickets!

TYA is incredibly pleased to once again have the opportunity to give away a very limited number of FREE Yankee tickets to two Yankee games next week against the Orioles! The lucky winners will have the opportunity...

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Game Thread 8/30: Back to Fenway

Sorry for the late thread, I guess everyone’s a little busy tonight (myself included).  Here are the lineups courtesy of Lohud.  Looks like a matchup of reverse locks: CC vs. the Red Sox and John Lackey vs. anybody.  Go get ‘em fellas.

 

YANKEES (80-52)
Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano...

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Thinking About Noesi's Future

Hector Noesi has had a very solid first season in Pinstripes, working out of the bullpen to the tune of a 3.42 ERA and 3.60 FIP in 47.1 innings. He has actually been more impressive than those numbers reflect, as he had two terrible outings that skew his numbers drastically. In his...

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