Jorge Posada as a prospect

The recent retirement of Jorge Posada after a phenomenal 17-year career has led to many heartfelt tributes and retrospectives, analyzing what he has meant to the Yankees throughout his tenure.  Yesterday, John Sickels over at Minor League Ball took a look at Posada’s progression through the minors, and how scouts...

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Our Friends Up North

“Red Sox, Yankees … Red Sox, Yankees … I don’t care about the Red Sox and Yankees. We have to take care of ourselves. This is the most important year in the four years I’ve been here. This is your chance, from right now, to decide what kind of team you want to be.”

General manager...

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With Montero Gone, the Banuelos Hype Machine Begins

On Wednesday, Jonathon Mayo of released his 2012 Top 100 Prospects. The Yankees had four players land on the list, Manny Banuelos at 13, Dellin Betances at 41, Gary Sanchez at 53, and Mason Williams at 73. It was no guarantee that we’d see Sanchez...

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Would You Trade The Farm For Andrew McCutchen?

Tuesday night, on MLB Network Radio, Pirates GM Neil Huntington said about trading Andrew McCutchen,

“Never say never. If someone wants to back up the truck and give us one of those organization-altering deals, it’s something that we’d have to listen to, but there are some players on our club that are extremely difficult to...

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Thinking about Cito Culver

The backlash against the selection of Cito Culver in the 1st round in the 2010 MLB draft was pretty severe, as he wasn’t on any mainstream prospect evaluator’s radar as a 1st round candidate.  The early scouting reports didn’t sound much like a 1st-round prospect, describing him as a future defense-first shortstop with...

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