Scouting Report on Shane Greene

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With 80% of the Bombers’ Opening Day rotation now on the disabled list, Brian Cashman has had to get creative in finding arms to surround last man standing Hiroki Kuroda. His most recent addition is rookie Shane Greene, a guy who came up for one forgotten relief appearance in April and has even less name recognition […]

Betances Continues to Dazzle

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Aside from maybe Yangervis Solarte, 26-year-old right hander Dellin Betances has been the most pleasant surprise for the New York Yankees. In a time when the pitching staff is ravished by injuries Betances has stepped up and become a bright spot for the bullpen. The once coveted starter now turned reliever has been punishing batters […]

Yankees Mid-Season Report Card

After a bumpy start, Kuroda has been one of the Yankees best starting pitchers in 2012.

Eighty-one games down, eighty-one to go.  The 2012 MLB Season is officially half way over, and that means its report card time.  Grades are based on results, but also take expectations into consideration. Disclaimer:  Some of the grades may seem a little harsh because—after researching some statistics with runners in scoring position—I deducted about a […]

Yankees Acquire Chad Qualls From Phillies

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The Yankees have acquired right-handed reliever Chad Qualls from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations. Qualls, 33, was 1-1 with a 4.60 ERA in 35 appearances for the Phillies this year. The right-hander has a 39-35 record with 51 saves and a 3.82 ERA over nine seasons […]

Yankees Claim Chris Schwinden, Designate Danny Farquhar

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The New York Yankees claimed right-hander Chris Schwinden off of waivers from the Cleveland Indians, reports Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. He will report to Triple-A Scranton. Schwinden has a 4.16 ERA with 6.4 K/9 and 3.2 BB/9 in 13 starts for three Triple-A teams this year. He also appeared in three […]

Too Many Starters In Scranton/Wilkes-Barre?

Could Dellin Betances be on his way to the bullpen full-time? (Photo Credit: Bronx Baseball Daily)

Before the 2012 season began, there was talk of an elite rotation for the Yankees Triple-A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The organization’s top two pitching prospects, Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances, were both slated to open there, as were lesser known minor league stalwarts D.J. Mitchell, David Phelps, and Adam Warren. As Spring Training progressed and […]

What To Do With Dellin Betances?

Dellin Betances' command problems may have him ticketed for the bullpen someday (Photo: Bronx Baseball Daily)

Not long ago, Dellin Betances was considered to be one of the two best pitching prospects in the Yankees’ system, and perhaps even one of the best in all of baseball. He earned a September call-up with the Yankees last season, making two appearances, including one start. Despite a decent ERA (3.70) and an OBA […]

Yankees News: Brackman to Be Free Agent

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The Yankees did not pick up their option on Andrew Brackman, a former first round draft pick, making Brackman a free agent. Brackman made his MLB debut for the Yankees in September 2011.  Cashman says, ” I would love to bring him back on a minor league deal.”   Other Yankees Updates: Joba Chamberlain tweeted […]

Yankees News: CC Stays in the Bronx

CC Stays in the Bronx

Yankees fans, you can breathe easy now – CC has taken all the drama out of the potentially circus like situation in free agency.  The big left-hander decided to stay with New York rather than test the free-a gent market, agreeing Monday to a new deal that adds $30 million and one season to his […]

Yankees Season-End Report Card

Russell Martin brought leadership to the Yankees in his first season with the team.

  About a month ago—when the Red Sox were leading the AL East—I questioned the MLB Pennant race, stating “Barring a monumental crash by one of the current division leaders, there will be no excitement in the last weeks of the MLB season…”  Well, thank you Boston Red Sox (and Atlanta Braves) for providing me […]

Garcia to DL | Yankees Add Laffey

MINNEAPOLIS — The Yankees claimed left-handed reliever Aaron Laffey off waivers from the Mariners on Friday, after Laffey had been designated for assignment earlier in the week. Laffey will join the club Saturday, and will take the roster spot of Yankees starter Freddy Garcia, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list — retroactive to […]

Hughes to Stay in Rotation

via MLB.com CHICAGO — Phil Hughes’ performance on Tuesday night was good enough to keep him in the rotation. For how much longer, and what that means for Ivan Nova, has yet to be determined. But after hurling six breezy, shutout innings against the White Sox before rain eventually ended the game in the seventh […]

Phil Hughes: Mechanics Breakdown

Phil Hughes Mechanics Breakdown

Phil Hughes: Better suited to be a Starter or Reliever? That is the proverbial mystery, wrapped in a riddle, inside an enigma because he has the mental make up to be a successful starter, but is lacking the mechanics to be a big innings eater in the rotation. This will be one of those questions […]

Preview of the Yankees Second Half

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With the official second half beginning on Thursday in Toronto, here are the most pressing question the Yankees will face over the next two-and-a-half months:   Will the pitching hold up? This is actually a two part question:  a) Will the starting pitching hold up, and b) Will the relief pitching hold up? If you […]

Hughes Makes His Yankees Return

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Phil Hughes makes his return after a long battle with a dead arm.  His minor league rehab was most definetly encouraging as he was consistently living in the low to mid 90′s with the fastball.  Velocity and command will be the focus tonight as Hughes has a giant microscope on him with all of NYY […]

Meet Brian Gordon: Today’s Starting Pitcher

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Jun 16, 2011 – When is a 32-year-old triple-A lifer a pitching prospect, sorta? When he’s been a pitcher for only four full seasons, and has knockout numbers. Which describes Brian Gordon, who’s going to fill Bartolo Colon’s old slot in the New York Yankees’ rotation, Thursday afternoon against the Texas Rangers. Fourteen years ago, […]

Joba Chamberlain to DL

Via NEW YORK (WFAN) – Joba Chamberlain has been placed on the disabled list with a strained flexor muscle, Joe Girardi said on Wednesday. Chamberlain will be out at least 10-14 days and then may resume throwing. After resuming throwing his return will be three to four weeks away at a minimum. Girardi said that […]

The Bartolo Experiment

The Bartolo Experiment

We laughed at Cashman when he brought in the Fat Toad v.2 after he couldnt land the almighty Cliff Lee.  We laughed when we heard that Bartolo had reportedly lost 30 lbs and was going to come into camp as a finely tuned athlete.  We laughed again when we actually saw Bartolo, as the plump, […]