Are the Yankees' Infielders the Best in the AL at their Respective Positions?

After reading Rob Neyer and Steve Lombardi address George King’s article where six surveyed scouts determined Robinson Cano has surpassed Dustin Pedroia as the best second baseman in the American League, I began to wonder if each Yankees’ infielder is the best player at his respective position in the Junior Circuit. (Shakespearean Aside: That nickname … Continue reading

Yanks Have Long Lineup (No, Jay Bilas Doesn't Cover Baseball Now)

Coming into the season, it was clear the Yankees were going to hit. Most analytical critics believed that the offseason moves made the Yankees a stronger overall team but their offense might regress. The argument focused on the Gardner/Thames platoon in left replacing the Gardbrera one that occupied center last year. Further, many believed Nick … Continue reading

Jorge Posada and his lack of defensive skills.

Straight forward and to the point, Jorge Posada is a defensive liability. In any game and at any time his incompetence can strike. Be it a passed ball off his mitt, a weak throw to second, a slow tag on a play at the plate, Jorge can do all of these things to hurt his … Continue reading

Are the Yankees' Infielders the Best in the AL at their Respective Positions?

After reading Rob Neyer and Steve Lombardi address George King’s article where six surveyed scouts determined Robinson Cano has surpassed Dustin Pedroia as the best second baseman in the American League, I began to wonder if each Yankees’ infielder is the best player at his respective position in the Junior Circuit. (Shakespearean Aside: That nickname … Continue reading

Scary Offenses in the AL East

On Tuesday, I looked at three of the sickest staffs in baseball. Today, I’ll breakdown the three healthiest offenses’ position players. By the way, they are the same three teams and still the only teams that matter — the Yankees, Red Sox, and Rays. First Base: Carlos Pena v. Kevin Youkilis v. Mark Teixeira Want … Continue reading

Mark Teixeira's Elbow, Jerry Manuel's Headaches and Jamie Moyer's Age.

Yankee Business In the land of make believe, aka Yankee Universe, Mark Teixeira got plunked on the right elbow by Jeremy Guthrie Monday night in Sarasota Florida. While the elbow is all swollen, Teixeira is planning to shoot a few Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson inspired commercials for the upcoming season on YES Network. YES Network … Continue reading

Yankees Spring Training Beat – Joba, Hughes and the number 5.

Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain did not do much to help decide who, if either of them two at all, will take the fifth spot in the Yankee’s starting rotation. Neither pitcher had good control, both pitchers gave up at least one run. Phil Hughes sucked less. Thats what it came down to, Chamberlain finished … Continue reading

Yankee's Spring Training Beat

The Yankees are keeping em close. After a walk-off win versus the Pirates, the Yankees dropped one in the bottom of the ninth to the Phillie’s. CC Sabathia said his delivery was “so-so” after he pitched two scoreless frames against the Phil’s. Sabathia also said “As long as my arm feels good and I’m heading … Continue reading

Yankee's Spring Training Beat: Jose and Jorge Unhappily Ever After

Jose Molina has spoken his mind. He is recently quoted as saying that “the only reason I’m not with the Yankees for the 2010 season is because Jorge Posada’s defense looked so bad compared to mine, and Jorge had his panties in a bunch cause A.J. [Burnett] preferred to have me catch him.” Wow, Jose. … Continue reading