Don’t Overlook Dean Anna

The Yankees look like a team that needs an impact infielder, but with the roster starting to fill in with low-risk/low-reward (or medium-reward) players like Brian Roberts, it looks like they’re trying to piece together an infield. Kelly Johnson and Roberts are two players that should make the major league team, both of which could win second base jobs. Mark Reynolds‘ name has appeared in the rumors for third base, but after the 2013 season, it’s hard to imagine the Yankees believe in him as a full-time starter. One of the most overlooked names on the roster is Dean Anna, who has the potential to play anywhere in the infield with some debatable upside.

First off, Anna is primarily a middle infielder with a good amount of experience at both second base and shortstop. He has a few games played at third base, as well as the corner outfield positions. He also has some experience at first base, and in a pinch, he could certainly fake it in the major leagues.…

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More on the Rule V Draft

As Stacey noted earlier today, the Yankees lost five players in the Rule V draft this morning. New York’s recent signings gave them a full 40-man roster, so the Yankees did not take any players in this year’s draft and lost at least one notable prospect in Ravel Santana. The Rockies...

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Catching up on the ELDS – Trenton moves on to the ELCS

I ended up missing the second and third games of the ELDS due to a hectic week and major allergies that are making my sinuses unbearable. So, here is a quick recap to get you up to speed as we wait for the Thunder to face off against Harrisburg for the Eastern League Championship later...

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EDCS Game 1: Binghamton 5, Trenton 6 (10 innings)

Now that the regular seasons have ended (okay, I’ll be honest, I’m ignoring Staten Island’s final game tonight – they won 5-2 in a rain shortened game for those interested), it’s time to follow the minor league playoffs! Unfortunately for the Yankees farm system, only the Thunder have earned a spot in the postseason. They kicked off the season with an exciting comeback and walk-off win on Wednesday evening, led by Tyler Austin and Ben Gamel. This is a team that clearly has some great fight in them, if you have a chance to watch them during the postseason – take it! Anyway, here is your extended Trenton recap, enjoy!

The Binghamton Mets drew first blood with a lead off double by Daniel Muno, who moved to third on a single by Josh Rodriguez. A double play ball by Rhyne Hughes allowed Muno to score and the Thunder trailed before they got a chance to touch their bats. They took the lead quickly, however, as Ramon Flores and Jose Pirela hit back-to-back singles and were doubled in by Tyler Austin for the 2-1 advantage.…

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