Archive for March, 2011

Opening Day Is Finally Upon Us

We have been looking forward to this moment ever since last October, when the final out of the 2010 ALCS was recorded. In that time we have debated, pondered, hoped, and feared. We’ve fretted over Cliff Lee’s decision to return to Philly. We have agonized over the retirement of Andy Pettite. We’ve heavily contested the […]

Carlos Silva Released; Yanks to Pursue?

The Chicago Cubs were reportedly seeking a trade involving pitcher Carlos Silva, but with no teams making an offer for the 31-year old starter, the Cubs decided to part ways with the Venezuelan native. With Silva hitting the free agency market, the Yankees have to have some interest in signing him. Earlier this offseason, the […]

Pitching News: Rotation Set, Reliever Headed to DL

With the acquisition of Chris Dickerson and Kevin Millwood, the removal of Sergio Mitre, and a handful of roster moves, the Yankees have had a busy week. Here’s a quick rundown of recent news surrounding the Yankees pitching staff: Ivan Nova will be the club’s fourth starter behind C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Phil Hughes. […]

Dickerson Adds Depth to Outfield

He won’t make a huge splash after being acquired in a deal that sent pitcher Sergio Mitre to the Milwaukee Brewers, but Chris Dickerson will supply some much needed depth in the outfield, specifically center field. With Curtis Granderson dealing with a right oblique injury and his status for opening day in jeopardy, Dickerson could […]

Millwood, Mitre, And The Rotation

It seems that two things that were destined to happen this spring finally happened today. Sergio Mitre is no longer a Yankee, and Kevin Millwood inked a Minor League deal. Coming off of another poor outing, Mitre seemed to be the odd man out in the battle for the final rotation spot/long man in the […]

Freddy Garcia: Long Reliever or Starter?

Aside from the guaranteed spots in the rotation belonging to C.C. Sabathia, Phil Hughes and A.J. Burnett, the Yankees are rummaging through their remaining pitchers to fill out the final two spots. The candidates range in age and experience: Bartolo Colon, Ivan Nova, Sergio Mitre, and Freddy Garcia. As a former Chicago White Sox and […]

Re: Jesus Montero

Much has been made this spring about the immediate future of Jesus Montero. When camp opened, it appeared that the Yankees super prospect was ticketed for AAA no matter what kind of spring he had. His path to the Majors currently blocked by Russell Martin and Francisco Cervelli. Then Cervelli went down with a foot […]

Torre And Yankees Are Mending Fences

On Thursday, Bryan Hoch reported that Joe Torre visited the Yankees complex as part of his new role as Major League Baseball’s Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations.  It was a happy return for Torre.  A much more pleasant experience than the last time he was there.  The divorce between Torre and the Yankees has […]