Going after Grabow?


From George King III (NY Post):

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Pittsburgh had two scouts at last night’s game, Jim Benedict, a former Yankees scout, and Larry Corrigan. Their presence fueled speculation the Yankees have an interest in 30-year-old lefty reliever John Grabow.

With Damaso Marte’s return from shoulder problems looking less likely...

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Minors Recap, 7/5


Scranton was postponed again, due to wet fields.  This is ridiculous.

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Trenton blanked by New Britain, 5-0

  • Jeremy Bleich took the loss, giving up 5 runs (3 earned) on 9 hits and 2 walks in 6 innings, with 6 strikeouts.  He also had an 8-3 GO-AO ratio.
  • Reegie Corona, Jorge Vazquez, and...
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Teixeira beats Youkilis for starting spot

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Mark Teixeira—not Kevin Youkilis—will be the starting first baseman for the American League in the 2009 All-Star Game. Teixeira narrowly defeated Youkilis in this year’s voting as the deadline approached and will represent the Yankees along with teammates Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter. Awesome news...

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Minors Recap, Independence Day Edition


Scranton’s game against Pawtucket was postponed

Trenton tops New Britain, 7-6 (14 innings)

  • Ryan Pope started, giving up 4 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks in 6 innings.
  • Kevin Whelan struck out 2 in 2 innings of 2-hit relief.
  • Josh Schmidt got the win, striking out 4 and giving up just 1 hit in 2 shutout innings. ...
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Girardi-"Wang has a shoulder strain and some bursitis"

Joe Girardi said on the Yankee post game that P Chien Ming Wang has a shoulder strain and bursitis, and that he’ll need some rest. Given how conservative the Yanks are with injuries, Wang’s past history with shoulder problems and the bumpy year he’s had already, figure he’s out a month, easy. Possibly more with...

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New Signee Gary Sanchez to the GCL? Plus other IFA rumors


On his twitter (which should be required reading for people following the IFA signings), Kiley McDaniel has an interesting tidbit about the Yankees’ plans for Domincan teen Gary Sanchez, the 3 million dollar prize of their 2009 IFA class.

also, some really interesting NYY news. gary sanchez expected to join GCL team within 2...

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Discussion: CC So Far

After getting smacked around a bit by the Mariners last night, CC Sabathia moved to 7-5 with a 3.85 ERA. The Yankees are 8-9 when he starts, and CC has allowed four or more run in 7 of his 17 starts (more than 4 three times). He is walking more batters and striking out fewer...

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