Author Archives: EJ Fagan

Which Dynasty-Era Yankees Should Have Their Numbers Retired?

Watching the FOX game this weekend, the announcers were having a conversation about retiring Mariano Rivera’s #42. The conversation wasn’t particularly interesting (“Oh yeah, I guess they’d just have two #42s retired!), but it did get me thinking. The Yankees are going to have a long list of numbers to potentially retire soon, as the...

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Yankee Stadium Attendance Update

Last month, I wrote a post about how Yankee attendance is down, and blamed it on inefficient ticket pricing. Back then, attendance was bottoming out in the 41,000 range, and averaged about 42,000. A month later, and not much has changed:

The Yankees have sold the most...

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Sizing Up Ramon Flores

Charleston has a ton of interesting, promising hitting prospects, but none is more of an enigma than Ramon Flores. Flores has hit a home run in each of his last four games, boosting his season line to .285/.415/.469 in 35 games. He has already drawn 27 walks against 30 strikeouts in just 35 games – a 120...

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Seriously, Fix the Lineup

The Yankees aren’t scoring runs. They’ve lost 6 straight games. At some point, Girardi needs to shake things up. He doesn’t have control over everything – he can’t force a team to trade a hitter to the Yankees – but he does have control over the lineup that he writes down every day. That lineup...

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What To Do With Gary Sanchez?

Everything has basically gone wrong for Gary Sanchez in Low-A this season. He has hit .202/.238/.298 with a 34% K rate and 5% BB rate, and just 1 home run. On defense, he has been just as bad. He’s been decent throwing out runners – 7 CS against 19 stolen bases, or 27% success –...

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Better Relief Options Ready At Triple-A

Last night’s loss had a lot of components to it, but one of the chief ones was that the Yankees were forced to go to Buddy Carlyle in an important situation. They were forced to do so because Joba needed a day off and Rafael Soriano...

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Game Thread: Yankees vs. Royals

Two pieces of news before the game:

Rafael Soriano’s MRI turned up negative. He’ll be day-to-day for now, and could return for the Boston series.

Longtime Yankee trainer Gene Monahan will retire after this season. I knew he had been around for a long time, but I had no idea that Monahan had...

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Great Early Returns From Rob Segedin

Segedin playing for Old Tappan in 2007

Its still very early in the minor league season, but I think its time to officially declare some good news. Rob Segedin, the Yankees 3rd round draft pick in last year’s draft, is off to...

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Game Thread: Yankees at Tigers, 5/5/2011

The Yankees and Tigers are both 3-3 against each other this season. The winner of tonight’s game owns the season series.

BFFs Jeter and Arod are out of the lineup tonight:

Brett Gardner LF
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Jorge Posada DH
Eric Chavez 3B
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez...

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