20/20 Vision: Sabathia Seeking Encore, but How Many More?

(The following is being syndicated from The Captain’s Blog).

Even though the value of wins has been somewhat discredited by the modern focus on sabermetrics, amassing 20 victories in one season remains a notable milestone for a starting pitcher.

Since 1901, 476 different pitchers have started at least one game for the Yankees, but only 35...

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Fall 2011 Top 30 Yankees Prospect List

The minor league season is over. After a 2010 season that saw breakout performance after breakout performance, the 2011 season saw its share of ups and downs, but overall it was a positive for the Yankee farm system. The Yankees had a few legitimate breakouts (Dante Bichette, Mason Williams),...

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A look at the bullpens of the prospective AL postseason teams

Former Yankeeist readers will recall that last September in the weeks leading up to the postseason we ran a handful of posts that functioned as something of a pre-preview of the playoffs. Rest assured that once we know who the...

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Series Preview | Yankees vs. Blue Jays VI: Woe, Canada

Maybe the Yankees can leave him in Toronto this weekend. (photo c/o Chris Young)

The Yankees close out their 18 games with the Blue Jays with three up in the Rogers Centre this weekend, a place they’ve gone 12-12 at since...

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Looking Back at the GCL Yankees’ 2011 Season

The Yankees’ ability to hit for extra bases and score runs was crucial, as their pitching, once again, was not their strong point.  Over 60 games, they had a team ERA of 4.31.  For comparison, the Orioles had a 2.07 ERA and the Twins had a 2.89 ERA.  The Yankees issued the second most walks (230) but did lead the league in strikeouts (504) in a tie with the Orioles.

The GCL Yankees’ players took home some more awards as well.  Dante Bichette, Jr., picked up the GCL MVP honors for his stellar first season in professional baseball.  Isaias Tejeda (C) and Jose Rosario (SS) joined him on the GCL All-Star Team.

Curtain Calls:
Dante Bichette, Jr (3B): While this pick had a lot of people scratching their heads after this year’s draft, Bichette gave Yankees fans a lot to be happy about.  He signed quickly and got to work almost immediately, never slowing down as the season progressed.  He ended his stint with the GCL Yankees with a championship, MVP award and a .342/.446/.505/.951 line. …

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What Does Soriano's Re-emergence Do For The Postseason Bullpen?

When the Yankees signed Rafael Soriano, I suggested that despite the horrible contract, Soriano was such a good reliever that he should be used as a fireman. Then he got injured, and we all know what happened. I know that the injury shook my confidence in Soriano’s abilities, but I know the potential...

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