Will Team Defense Improve?

The Yankees of recent years have been a terrible defensive team. During the eras of players like Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams, Bobby Abreu and Jason Giambi, Yankee pitchers have suffered tremendously from their ineptitude. The Yankee’s team defense effiency ratio (the percent of balls in play converted into outs) in 2008 was .6932, or fifth-worst...

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Rotations: Rays vs. Yanks

We’ve spent some time delving into the hated Red Sox, but there’s a new kid in town that’s being virtually ignored by most of us who have become so accustomed to the Beantowners being the Big Bad we need to knock off every year. Are the Rays for real, or was last year a...

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Orlando Hudson?

From The Sporting News:

Free-agent second baseman Orlando Hudson said Monday four teams are interested in signing him.

Hudson told the MLB Network the four are the New York Yankees, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals. Hudson, 31, hit .305/.367/.405 for the Arizona Diamondbacks last season.

Hudson also told the MLB Network he has not...

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Fixing The Bench

Whatever your position on Brian Cashman and the job that he has done, it is hard to argue with the fact that he often neglects to properly address the bench. Flops such as Josh Phelps and Morgan Ensberg stand beside dubious choices like Andy Phillips and Miguel Cairo to create a poor resume in the...

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A Pinstriped Possibility

The Dodgers have reportedly offered Manny Ramirez a 1-year, $25 million deal with a 48-hour window in which to accept or reject the offer. This would allow Manny to head into free agency, yet again, after the ’09 season. Of course, the Yankees will be looking for a DH at that time, too. Hmmm…

UPDATE...

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