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Yankees Minor League Report 4/6/14: 11-Run 4th (Including 4 RBI by Gary Sanchez) Helps Trenton Cruise to Victory

Scranton (Split DH with Syracuse, losing 3-0 in Game 1, and winning 5-0 in Game 2) First things first:  I wondered who would take Austin Romine's spot on the Scranton roster, not even thinking about Jose Gil, who has been in the Yankees' organization since the Reagan administration, I think. C John Ryan Murphy:  0-for-3OF Ramon

Yankees Minor League Report 4/5/14: Mason Williams Has Nice Night in Trenton Comeback

Scranton:DH postponed.  This is what happens when your regular season starts up in Syracuse.    With Austin Romine promoted to MLB, somebody will need to take his place on the Scranton roster.  It won't be Gary Sanchez, obviously, so it may be read more

Yankees Minor League Report 4/4/14: Aaron Judge Earns First Professional Hit

We don't yet know the extent of Mark Teixiera's injury, but if you are wondering who may be next in the depth chart within the organization, it is Russ Canzler, a 27-year old right-handed hitting journeyman with 102 major league plate appearances to his credit.    The problem with bringing up a player like Canzler

Yankees Minor League Report 4/3/14: Opening Day!

With Eduardo Nunez in DFA limbo and Addison Maruszak no longer in the organization, here is something to ponder:  If something were to happen to Derek Jeter and/or Dean Anna, the next players on the depth chart are Zelous Wheeler and Carmen Angelini.   Wheeler has 141 games of minor league experience at shortstop, while

Placing Odds on the Yankees

We are slowly inching closer and closer to the beginning of the 2014 season in Major League Baseball and Yankee fans really have one question on their mind: will the YNew York Yankees make the playoffs in read more

Handicapping the Upcoming Season

Spring training will soon be at an end and it will be time to reevaluate all of the Major League teams. We’ve spent a good part of the winter speculating how the results of the Hot read more

2014 Top 20 Prospects

As I said last year, I really don't like lists when it comes to prospects, or (especially) ranking organizations based on their prospects.  There are so many variables involved that I find a lot of it to be fruitless.   That said, it also is a bit of a fun exercise, so I have decided

Yankees Minor League Note: Yankees DFA Brett Marshall

With the signing of Carlos Beltran being made official today, the Yankees cleared a spot on their 40-man roster by designating 23-year old right-handed pitcher Brett Marshall for read more

Yankees Sign Matt Thornton

After Boone Logan left to go to Colorado on a ridiculous 3-year deal, it left the Yankees with a void in the bullpen for a left-handed reliever.Enter Matt Thornton, read more

Yankees “Close” on Brian Roberts

This comes from a report from Ken Rosenthal on Twitter.We all should know the Brian Roberts story – a very good major league second baseman for many years before succumbing to read more

Yankees Acquire Kyle Haynes to Complete Chris Stewart Trade

Haynes hasn't pitched above Low-A ball yet in his career.   The right-hander will be 23 at the start of the 2014 season.  He was a 20th round pick in the 2012 read more

Yankees Interested in Joaquin Benoit

Pros:   Over the past four seasons, you aren't going to find many relievers who have pitched better.   In 268 games over that span, he has posted a 2.53 ERA (164 ERA+), 0.983 read more

Cross Brett Anderson Off the List

Anderson was traded to the Rockies for Drew Pomeranz and Chris Jensen.Pomeranz is the better of the two, but he has yet to pan out in the big leagues.  Of course, read more

Projected WAR: Where We Stand

The only systems I have in front of me at the moment are OLIVER and STEAMER.  I don't know if Zips projections have been finalized yet, as Fangraphs does not have them on read more

My Take: Carlos Beltran Has His Flaws, But Should Help

The Yankees signed Carlos Beltran to a 3-year, $45M deal tonight, a deal that is probably one year too many.  But sometimes I wonder why we still criticize such a thing in today's read more

Yankees’ Second Base Options

With Robinson Cano surprisingly out of the picture, the Yankees now have one of the biggest holes in all of baseball to fill.  Not only do you have to replace a position where it is tough to find talent, you have to read more

How the Ellsbury Signing Affects the Yankees Minor League System

A list of the three top center field prospects in the organization currently, and how the Ellsbury signing potentially affects them:Slade Heathcott (Double-A read more

Yankees Sign Kelly Johnson

Over the past several years, I (and others) have made the argument that it is very tough for the Yankees to find a capable bench bat because of the durability of their regulars. read more

My Take: Yankees Take Major Risk With Jacoby Ellsbury

In 2011, Jacoby Ellsbury had a season that was worthy of an MVP award, playing in 158 games while compiling a .321/.376/.552 (146 OPS+) season.  On top of that, he played stellar defense in read more

MLB Odds for the 2014 Season

We’ve been talking a lot about football over the last few weeks with baseball games finished for the winter and hockey and basketball just getting their seasons underway. But that read more