The NY Spring Training Double Standard

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

Lost in all the talk about Ivan Nova‘s command, Andy Pettitte‘s return, and Michael Pineda‘s velocity is the rather pedestrian spring being had by another Yankee starting pitcher.  This pitcher has made only 4 official starts this spring...

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Spring Training Stock Market: Stock Down

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We covered the guys off to good starts on Tuesday.  Today it’s the other side of the coin.  Here are the guys who aren’t exactly lighting the world on fire in camp...

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Don’t Worry, A .650 is Just Fine

Alex Rodriguez has started this spring on fire but less can be said of his offensive counterparts.

A 1-0 loss to the Red Sox? A pitchers duel between a pair of talented young starting pitchers, one on each side of the legendary...

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Spring Training Stock Market: Stock Up

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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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Spring Training Storylines I’ll Be Following

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The wait is almost over, friends.  We’re just a handful of days away from finally being able to talk about real, actual, on-the-field baseball again.  Pitchers and catchers are expected to officially report this coming Sunday, but if you’re a daily...

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Breaking Down Manny Banuelos’ Latest Outing

Yesterday’s Spring Training game against the Boston Red Sox allowed me to get my first glimpse of Manny Banuelos in game action, and it was hard not to come away impressed.  Overall, Banuelos threw 2 scoreless innings, striking out 3 and allowing a double and a walk.  He faced a lineup that was mostly major...

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The 25th Man: Eric Chavez?

Joel Sherman checked in this morning with a blurb about the Yankees’ final roster spot:

You have the 12-man staff. You have a set nine-man lineup (again assuming no injuries) comprised of Russell Martin, Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter, Alex...

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Thoughts from the Yankees' first 2011 game action

Sorry, this just looks weird (Photo: AP)

The Yankees kicked their 2011 Grapefruit League schedule off this afternoon against the 2011 World Series Champion (too soon?) Phillies, losing 5-4. Rather than author my regular comprehensive and authoritative game recap,...

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