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Archive for January, 2013

Sometimes the good guys actually do win

Tweet In retrospect, here’s one thing I find interesting about this morning’s Pinch Hitter post: I makes no mention of steroids, but it does mention two players who have admitted to using them. Alex Rodriguez (“fans tend to feel disdain toward the third baseman”) and Andy Pettitte (“universally adored”) received very different reviews in Sean’s […]

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Minor moves: Yankees add three players on minor league deals

Tweet From the fine folks at Baseball America, the latest minor league transactions include three signings for the Yankees. LHP Josh Romanski Spent the past three years in the Yankees organization, filling holes in bullpens and rotations from Low-A to Double-A. Romanski had a terrific year in 2011 — 2.97 ERA between Tampa and Trenton […]

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Yankees announce 44 non-roster invites

Tweet Here’s the release from the Yankees. Remember, every player on the 40-man is automatically coming to big league camp.   YANKEES SIGN FIVE PLAYERS TO MINOR LEAGUE CONTRACTS WITH INVITES TO MAJOR LEAGUE SPRING TRAINING; INVITE A TOTAL OF 44 ADDITIONAL PLAYERS TO 2013 SPRING TRAINING The New York Yankees today announced that they […]

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Yankees on the verge of deal with Hafner

Tweet The Yankees are close enough to a deal with Travis Hafner that it could be announced later today or tomorrow. Sources have indicated that the deal is in place, just waiting for the contract language to be agreed upon. The Yankees plan to use Hafner as a platoon designated hitter, strictly playing against right-handers. […]

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Pinch hitting: Sean McLernon

Tweet Our next Pinch Hitter is Sean McLernon, a 28-year-old former newspaper sports writer who now works as a reporter for a legal news publication in Manhattan. Sean recently completed a two-year Peace Corps stint in the Caribbean and West Africa. “I would listen to static-filled Voice of America broadcasts on my shortwave radio in […]

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Yankees put three on MLB.com’s Top 100 Prospects list

Tweet How about some prospect talk at the end of another day that’s been almost all about A-Rod? Last night on MLB Network, Jonathan Mayo and the crew at MLB.com counted down their Top 100 prospects in baseball. Three Yankees made the list: Gary Sanchez (36), Mason Williams (41) and Tyler Austin (75). The only […]

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Column roundup: Reactions to Rodriguez

Tweet In this market, there is no shortage of columnists and national baseball writers, which means voices and opinions in the wake of something like the latest Alex Rodriguez scandal. Here are a few worth reading. • Ken Davidoff: “If you buy into the idea of our sports being ‘pure,’ if you believe the notion […]

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Best case, worst case: Center field

Tweet After a largely disappointing 2010 season, it would have been difficult to imagine — even in a best-case scenario — that Curtis Granderson would emerge as an MVP candidate in 2011. Would have been nearly as difficult to predict, after that terrific 2011 season and a strong first half of 2012, that Granderson’s on-base […]

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A piece that fits: Yankees talking to Hafner

Tweet This time of year is not for finding superstars. It’s a time for filling holes and finding pieces that fit. It’s a time for guys like Travis Hafner. It was Rob Bradford who first reported that the Yankees are talking to Hafner about becoming their primary designated hitter.Injuries have had an impact, and clearly Hafner’s […]

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