Daily Archives : November 17, 2011

Giants’ Prince Amukamara may play this Sunday


With all the Giants injuries lately, it’s nice to hear about someone getting healthy. Heralded 1st round draft pick, Prince Amukamara, practiced for the first time this week since breaking his foot in training camp. Amukamara is a corner back out of Nebraska and has all the tools to be a star pass defender in this league. Since we’re playing…

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When can the Yankees sign Clayton Kershaw


Spurred on by Vig’s post about Clayton Kershaw running away with the NL Cy Young award, I was curious as to when the Yankees can get this guy. Turns out, he’s pretty young and things don’t look good for the Bronx Bombers landing Kershaw. The Los Angeles Dodgers control ol’ CK through the 2014 season. I was hoping with the…

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Done Deal: Houston Astros Moving to AL West


As previewed by Fitz and Vig last week, the Houston Astros have now pulled the trigger on their sale to Jim Crane (for $615m) and will be transitioning their League affiliation to the AL West after the 2012 season.  Full story here.  This will result in a dramatic (forced) rivalry with the Texas Rangers, 15 teams in each league and interleague…

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Eric Chavez return to Yankees in doubt


I think Eric Chavez performed pretty well this season. He missed three months with a broken foot, but ended up batting .263 in 58 games. Brian Cashman is now saying his return to the Yanks has to do with payroll. Really? We’re going to claim poverty on resigning a player? He plays a strong defense and with Alex Rodriguez always…

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New York Times: Hal Steinbrenner Wants to Fine Tune


Fine tune, Hal?  Sure, if the Yanks (only) want to make the playoffs, then a little fine tuning will work wonders.  Sure up the pen, tighten up the bench, pickup a back end rotation guy and we’re good.  But didn’t the Yankees (and their fans) know going into the 2011 postseason, that the Pinstripers were not built for a long playoff run? 

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