Fun with Pi Day

Hey, math fans. It’s Pi Day today, so I thought I’d indulge in that a little bit. It’s not that I’m a fan of math; I’m really not. At two universities across four years, I took two math classes, the bare minimum for my major. My freshman year at Hofstra, I took a math class...

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Checking in on the race for the last roster spot

Before spring training started, I took a look at the possible competitors for the Yankees’ 25th roster spot, saying that the spot would likely go to a pitcher, and probably a lefty.  While Spring Training stats are not especially meaningful due to small sample sizes and the more casual nature of the competition, I thought...

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Young pitchers on parade

Here is a list of how some of them have done:

  • Dellin Betances – Three appearances, all in relief, four innings three hits, two walks, two strikeouts, no runs.
  • Manny Banuelos – Two appearances, four innings, three hits, two walks, three strikeouts, no runs.
  • Dan Burawa – Three appearances, three innings, five hits, one walk, two strikeouts, no runs.
  • Brett Marshall – Two appearances, 3.2 innings, no hits, three walks, four strikeouts, no runs.
  • D.J. Mitchell – Two appearances, four innings, three hits, two walks, one strikeout, no runs. Mitchell is probably my favorite non-rated prospect.
  • David Phelps – Two appearances, 4.1 innings, two hits, two walks, two strikeouts, no runs.
  • Kevin Whelan – Four appearances, 3.1 innings, three hits, no walks, four strikeouts, one run. The zero walks are great news for him.
  • Adam Warren – Two appearances, five innings, six hits, one walk, two strikeouts, two runs.

Between these eight pitchers, they have combined for twenty appearances, 31 innings, 25 hits, 13 walks and three runs.…

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Yankee Farm System Timing Looks Good

I want to step back and take a big-picture look at the Yankee organization for a second. The 2012 Yankee roster probably won’t need a lot of help from down on the farm this season, barring a very injury call-ups. They have plenty of guys – Ramiro Pena, Adam Warren, David Phelps, Brandon Laird –...

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Spring Training Stock Market: Stock Up

(The following is being syndicated from An A-Blog for A-Rod)

We’re over two weeks into Spring Training now, and over a week into the game schedule.  Pitchers still aren’t stretched out long enough to throw a full outing, and position players are still only playing half a game at most, but...

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The Other Outfielder

One way or another, the Yankees are going to lose an outfielder in the next year or two and the decision on which one could be made by this time next year. Nick Swisher‘s contract is up at the end of the year and given his performance, he may be “too rich”...

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