Another Free Agent Right Hander

At the end of last week, I briefly touched on one free agent the Yankees could look into signing. Now, we’ll look into another, courtesy of this tweet from Mike Axisa:

Edwin Jackson, the forgotten upcoming free agent.

I’ve never been a huge fan of Edwin Jackson, honestly. I thought...

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A tale of two Phil Hughes

Photo courtesy of the NY Daily News

On the heels of his disastrous 2011 campaign, former Yankee phenom Phil Hughes is at something of a crossroads in his career. At 26 years old and entering his 6th season of professional baseball he’s no...

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Sherman says Pujols can’t handle New York

No, it means he needs to give the media material to write about. That’s. All. This. Is. It has nothing to do with “the fans,” and it definitely has nothing to do with the other players on the Cardinals. It’s all about the reporters.

The open secret no one ever wants to talk about is this; beat reporters really don’t provide much in the way of added value to a story. That’s not a knock on individual reporters, mind you, but on the job itself. In the modern age with so many mediums for interacting with the game and so many ways to disseminate news, you really don’t need any function the beat writer provides. Missed the game? Watch the highlights on SportsCenter, or check out the condensed game through MLB TV (or watch the entire game after it’s archived, for that matter). Wondering where Albert Pujols is going to sign? Well, it’s not exactly Watergate, they’re going to announce it.…

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Good News For The Yankees: Hard-Slotting System Facing Resistance In CBA Negotiations

From MLB Trade Rumors Yesterday:

Commissioner Bud Selig discussed several topics in an interview with Chris Russo of SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Radio today before Game 2 of the World Series.  Here are some of the highlights:

  • The issue of a hard slotting system for the draft is “really critical” for Selig.  Buster Olney reported yesterday that Selig...
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Pujols Flies the Coup, but Media’s Reaction Is Foul

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

Albert Pujols, one of the greatest players in the history of the game and most revered figures in the city of St. Louis, is a coward who lacks leadership skills, at least according to the headline writers at Yahoo! Sports.

Judging by the solemn...

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TYA Mailbag: Brett Gardner to the Nationals?

Most people see an amazing catch. I see WAR!

Welcome to TYA, where the trade speculation about Brett Gardner never stops! In case you missed it, my fellow writer EJ Fagan tackled this subject on Thursday. Around the same...

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An update on Brett Gardner's batted ball profile

(AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

I took a quick snapshot of Brett Gardner’s month-by-month batted ball profile back on August 31, and with the season over I wanted to revisit it to see if anything had changed.

Here’s the updated chart, with...

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Ex-Dodger Notes: Blake, Kuroda linked to Yankees

In the last two days, both Hiroki Kuroda (linke) and Casey Blake (link) have been connected to the Yankees. The connections are tenuous at best, but both players could have roles on the 2012 Yankees and are worth examining.

Starting with Blake, who could play...

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