If Tex has to hit the DL…

Good morning, everyone. Nothing like some good old Panic Button hitting to wake you up, huh? Anyway, Mark Teixeira left last night’s game with an apparent wrist injury, but thankfully, the x-rays were negative. Still, it makes sense to plan for the worst (even if our plans won’t necessarily be implemented) so let’s talk about what happens if Tex has to hit the DL with a wrist injury. The first thing that ran through my head seems a bit unconventional, but I think it’s worth a shot. If Tex has to miss time, why not call up one of the Continue reading If Tex has to hit the DL…

Nightly Links: Williams, Dickerson, Old People

Over the weekend, Anthony McCarron of the Daily News had a great piece on Mason Williams. The article goes into detail about his upbringing, but also has a quote from Williams saying that he’s gained a considerable amount of weight during the offseason. While I hope this has an impact on his power, his work ethic stands out even more. It’s About The Money Stupid released their top 30 prospects today. Gary Sanchez tops the list, with Manny Banuelos and Mason Williams following. Our very own Brad V. went into detail on the odd situation of Chris Dickerson clearing waivers. Continue reading Nightly Links: Williams, Dickerson, Old People

Manipulating the DH situation

Pardon me if you’re exhausted from it, but the Yankees’ DH situation is about the only thing left to talk about as the Hot Stove (thankfully) enters its final stretch drive and we (finally) approach Spring Training. Off the top of my head, I’d venture a guess that each author here has at least touched on it, and I did for sure yesterday, as did MJR. With Carlos Pena unfortunately off the market, the DH options aren’t all that plentiful. There are guys like Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui, but they’re on the wrong side of hill at this point Continue reading Manipulating the DH situation

Yankee Contract Issues

I touched on this briefly at different points throughout the offseason on stuff like this, but now that MLBTR has released their Yankees 2012 contract issues post, I figured I’d expand my thoughts. They have six players eligible for free agency: Luis Ayala, Eric Chavez, Bartolo Colon, Freddy Garcia, Andruw Jones, and Jorge Posada. I will pretty surprised if any of these guys are back with the team in 2012. Posada’s on the retirement track and despite their successes, I don’t think the Yankees will take on the risk of another year with Colon or Garcia. Hell, it’s still May; Continue reading Yankee Contract Issues

Yankees Trade Sergio Mitre For CF Chris Dickerson

When the Yankees agreed to a deal with Kevin Millwood last night, most Yankees fans took it to mean that Bartolo Colon would make the Yankees and that Sergio Mitre was on his way out. With Colon being a health risk, Millwood seemed like an insurance policy to protect the club’s depth should Bartolo go down after they released Mitre. This thought was confirmed today as the Yankees agreed to send Mitre to the Brewers for 28-year-old centerfielder Chris Dickerson. Here are Dickerson’s numbers, as well as some 2011 projections for him, courtesy of Fangraphs: [table id=20 /] As you Continue reading Yankees Trade Sergio Mitre For CF Chris Dickerson