If Elvis Andrus is Available, the Yankees Should Pounce

The Texas Rangers have a really good problem. Jurickson Profar is a mega-prospect, who hits and fields like a future star shortstop. At 19 years old, he has hit .278/.361/.456 in 117 games. The Rangers are considering promoting Profar in September, and using him through the postseason. They believe he is major league...

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Derek Jeter’s Sudden Pull Power

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

It’s been another monster offensive month for Derek Jeter so far in August.  After predictably cooling down in May after his scorching hot April, and dipping down to a .608 OPS in June, Jeter started picking the batting average...

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Bayless wants to ask if Jeter is juicing

Not directly, of course, because he’s a clown and I’m not the slightest bit interested in climbing under rocks to look for syringes or whatever the cool kids are using these days. However, given the way we would treat almost literally anyone else doing what Jeter has done since he injured his calf and went off to Tampa to train at the team’s complex and hang out at home, I don’t see how anyone could possibly object to Jeter falling under suspicion as well. He won’t, of course, people are already getting downright indignant that someone would even suggest that Jeter might be anything less than pure as the new fallen snow, but there’s no logical basis for this. The majority of the media and fans are perfectly okay with someone like Jeff Bagwell being tarred by accusation and innuendo totally devoid of any evidence, nor assuming that any turnaround or spike in production at an older age is itself actual evidence for juicing.…

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The MVP and Derek Jeter

No one predicted that Derek Jeter would be the best hitting shortstop of 2012, but so far, the 38 year old has outproduced prime players like Jose Reyes and Asdrubal Cabrera. Over the last month, The Captain is hitting .386/.412/.588 at a point in the season...

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Yankees Swept By White Sox, Lose 2-1

After winning two series at home by beating the Texas Rangers three out of four and Boston Red Sox two out of three, the Yankees flew to Chicago and got swept out of town in three games by the White Sox.

Poor Phil Hughes pitched a great game giving up two runs on five...

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The Farm Report: 8/22/12

Trenton lost to Altoona 14-2:
The Curve completed the sweep of the Thunder in a big way today, as Gerrit Cole took the mound for Altoona. Trenton took an early lead as Adonis Garcia doubled and David Adams singled him in. Addison Maruszak singled in Adams for the 2-0 first inning lead. Altoona found their bats in the top of the fourth, however. Andrew Lambo drew a lead off walk and Matt Curry followed with a single. Both runners moved over on a sac bunt and Dellin Betances loaded the bases by hitting Charles Cutler with a pitch. A single by Quincy Latimore plated Altoona’s first run of the day. Another walk tied the game and Cutler gave the Curve a lead when Drew Maggi was hit by a pitch. A single by Ramon Cabrera was deflected by Betances, as Altoona brought in two more runs for a 5-2 lead. Cutler hit a two run double in the fifth and Latimore followed with a two-run homer for the 9-2 edge.…

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