A closer look at Hector Noesi's 2011, and what to expect going forward (or, What to Expect When You're Noesing)

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Developed primarily as a starter during his time in the Yankees’ minor league system, Hector Noesi rather quietly had a very good rookie campaign out of the bullpen...

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Story of a Season: Jorge Posada

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If I had to describe Jorge Posada‘s 2011 season in a word, I don’t think a word would do. Instead, I’d settle for an onomatopoeia: Ugh. Just like there was little to say about Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano because their seasons...

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Looking Back At The "Worst Managerial Decision Ever"

On this date in 2003, Josh Beckett pitched a complete game shutout to lead the Marlins to a 2-0 victory and a World Series championship against the Yankees. What many Yankees fans remember most vividly about that series was a decision made by Joe Torre in Game 4. In an article...

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Taking a look at the payroll

Because I was bored today, I decided to take a look at Cot’s Baseball Contracts to see what the Yankee payroll looks like for 2012, and get an idea of how much money may be in the Yankee budget to add pieces.  While theoretically the Yankees have a lot of payroll flexibility, it has hovered...

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Cashman's Biggest Contribution

Brian Cashman will almost surely sign a new contract with the Yankees in the next week or so. Its amazing to think that Cashman is just 44 years old. He’s been general manager since 1998, and we can all recite the team’s accomplishments during that time. He might be haggling with the organization over some...

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Will C.C. Sabathia become the new Mike Hampton?

So really, the only deals your left with are those given to Barry Zito, Mike Hampton, and Kevin Brown and, again, none of those really provide a good comparison for Sabathia. Brown was 34 when he was given a 7 year contract, which is pretty much all you need to say about that. As for Hampton and Zito, those are both classic examples of two guys who simply weren’t as good as some people thought they were, and were not worth the salaries they were being paid at any time. Zito never repeated his 2002 season, and was in clear decline when San Francisco signed him. In his last season in Oakland he had a FIP of 4.89! When Hampton signed with Colorado, he hadn’t struck out at least 7 batters per nine innings once in his career, and wasn’t very good at limiting his walks either. His main attribute was his low home run rate, which promptly exploded when he began pitching his home games at Coors Field.…

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The New Guy

Greetings, TYA readers and fellow Yankee fans.  I’m Brad.  As you may or may not know, I’m the founder, President, CEO, and sole writer over at An A-Blog for A-Rod.  Recently I was invited by Larry to join the fine team here at TYA and I accepted the invitation.  I...

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