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Yanks continue to frustrate fanbase give Lyle Overbay chance to make team

March 27, 2013

In an effort to continually frustrate their fanbase the Yankees have outright released minor league player David Adams and decided to give Lyle Overbay an opportunity to make the team as a backup first baseman.

Overbay had been released by the Red Sox and no sooner than he was released he was headed to the Yankees spring training stadium to play some first base for them.  With Mark Teixiera out indefinitely with a bad forearm the Yankees are hoping that they catch lightning in a bottle with Lyle Overbay.

Earlier they also outright released David Adams.  Adams hasn’t played above Double A yet and he’s always hurt but Yankee fans nonetheless were furious with the move as Adams as shown some promise with the stick when he wasn’t on a pair of sticks limping around.

This week has seen the Yankees make some pretty perplexing moves and it seems the fans aren’t happy at all about them.  Opening day is just days away so it remains to be seen how this all works out.

Yanks trade for Vernon Wells, Yankee Fans Go Crazy

March 25, 2013

Vernon Wells at Stars and Strikes Charity In a move that’s perplexing to many Yankee fans the Yankees have traded for Vernon Wells and his the remainder of his awful contract.  However they will only be on the hook for about 13 million dollars in total and Vernon is still only 34 so he may have something left in the tank.  Many fans preferred that the Yankees just stick with what they had and and let AAA player Ronnier Mustelier make the team as the other outfielder.

What the move does have accomplish is added depth to the roster that was sorely lacking in outfielder depth after not re-signing Nick Swisher and losing Curtis Granderson for a good chunk of the beginning of the season.  Wells will also still be around next year if the Yankees fail to re-sign Curtis Granderson next offseason.

 

Over at the Captain’s Blog they state that all’s now well with the Yankees

All’s Not Well for Yankees as Team Looks to Angel in the Outfield

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What are the Yankees thinking in their pursuit of Vernon Wells?(Photo: Getty Images). The Yankees are paying the price for a thrifty off season. Because of the team’s decision to cut costs instead of maintain depth, the Bronx …

The Bleeding Yankee Blue blog thinks the trade is something out of Bizarro world.

Bleeding Yankee Blue: THE VERNON WELLS TRADE IS BIZARRO

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As the Yankees and Angels wait for the acquisition of Vernon Wells is approved, read HERE, There is no doubt, I have questions. Look, as a ….. New look (not necessarily) coming to the LoHud Yankees Blog. 11 hours ago

Yankees/Angels Agree On Money In Vernon Wells Deal

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The Angels will reportedly pay AT LEAST $32 million of the $42 million owed to Vernon Wells but Buster Olney reports that the Yankees will pay Vernon $13 million over the next two seasons. Either way I cannot say I am

Yankees fans Unite believe that the Yankees need to trade better if they want to be serious contenders this year.

2013 Forecast | Yankees Fans Unite

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The Yankees and Orioles are contenders, but the Yankees will likely need to make trades much better than the pending Vernon Wells trade to make the playoffs and the Orioles can’t rely on matching their 2012 records in

Buster Olney discusses the reports of the Vernon Wells trade.

Vernon Wells Bronx Bound?

Buster Olney discusses the reports that the Yankees are in serious trade talks with the Angels for Vernon Wells.

This is a hilarious video of a New York Yankee fan reacting to the trade

New York Yankee fan reacting to acquiring Vernon Wells

New York Yankees in an attempt to help their injury belagured and old team have made a trade for Vernon Wells. This is a parody of a Yankee fan excited about…

 

 

Yanks Sign Brennan Boesch As Their New Right Fielder

March 16, 2013

Brennan Boesch and Francisco Cervelli Recently released Detroit Tiger’s outfielder Brennan Boesch has been signed by the Yankees as their new Right Fielder.  After not re-signing Nick Swisher last year and watching Curtis Granderson go down with an arm injury earlier in spring training the Yankees were without any obvious replacements to play outfield for them until Granderson returned from his injury.

They did have some internal options however in cuban defector and utility player Ronnier Mustelier who’s done nothing buy hit in the minors since joining he Yankees,  and flawed minor leaguers Zoilo Amonte and Melky Mesa.  Granderson is expected back in May and his replacement didn’t figure to be in the big leagues too long.

If it were up to me I would have just gone in house and used a combination of the above players until Granderson returned.  However, lately it seems the Yankees are more interested in having a veteran player on the team than taking chances with unproven minor league players.

The book on both Mustelier and Almonte are that both are poorish defenders while Mesa is a strikeout machine but is also an excellent defender with power when he does connect.  There weren’t any clear answers with any of the players above, however many Yankee fans feel that they should take a chance and see what they actually have in the minors considering the age of the team and the fragility of some of the players that are on the team now.

Yankees Sign Brennan Boesch To One-Year, $1.5M Deal « CBS

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Just two days after being released by the Tigers, Brennan Boesch has landed with another 2012 playoff team.

Yankees Sign Brennan Boesch to a Major League Deal and

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The Yankees signed Brennan Boesch to a Major Legue Deal.

Know Your 40: Brennan Boesch – Pinstriped Bible

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In their frantic search for an outfielder, the Yankees gave this man a major-league contract and a spot on the 40-man roster. Was there a good reason, or was Cashman just wigging out on Vicodin?

 

ymmfan

RT @nydailynews: Blogging the Bombers: Brennan Boesch thrilled to be in a Yankees uniform + lineups for today’s split-squad games: http://t.co/h5axGGgdQM

Saturday, March 16, 2013 11:16:52 AM

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Brennan Boesch makes his Yankees debut in the 12:05 home game vs. the Phillies http://t.co/T47ZtlJ8vm

Saturday, March 16, 2013 9:02:14 AM

CourtneyAChase

“@Tom_Gage: Brennan Boesch to #Yankees media about #Tigers: “They did me a favor (by releasing him.”” You did not just say that

Is Wide Receiver Victor Cruz Leaving The Giants?

March 12, 2013

Victor Cruz SHU-RU (03.08.13) Rumor has it that the NY Giants receiver Victor Cruz wants to be paid like a number 1 receiver.

The Giants have decided to let Cruz field offers from other teams by allowing him to become a restricted free agent and offering him a one year deal worth less than 3 million.

The Giants however say they would still like to be the team that eventually signs Cruz. Cruz has hired superagent Tom Condon in hopes to receive a lucrative contract offer. Cruz who’s from the NJ area has stated that he would like to stay with the team, however he’s looking at the process as a business.

The Giants have placed a first round tender on a wide receiver, so any team that signs him will also have to part with a first round draft pick. This should get interesting.

Giants rumors: Victor Cruz wants No. 1 receiver money – SB Nation

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Victor Cruz and the Giants have been close to a contract agreement before, butJohn Mara implied Monday that the wide receiver is asking for too much money. With free agency beginning Tuesday, Cruz may find himself in a

On SNY they’re wondering if Cruz will receive any other offers.

SNY Giants – Discussion – Will Cruz Receive Any Offers

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The NFL free agency window is already four hours old and no word on whether Giants RFA WR Victor Cruz will receive an offer from any prospective new suitors. The Daily News Live panel discusses whether Victor Cruz will receive any contract offers after the Giants gave him a first-round tender.

Quick run at Cruz isn’t likely – ProFootballTalk

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00 pm ET on Tuesday, Giants receiver Victor Cruz secures the ability to negotiate with any other team in the league. But since he’s a restricted free agent, subject to the machinations of a seven-day period for matching any offers received, it’s not likely that anyone will make an early run at Cruz.

Tom Condon has also done deals for Eli Manning and Mathias Kiwanuka.

MikeGarafolo

Victor Cruz’s new agent will be Tom Condon of CAA, who has done deals with the Giants for Eli Manning and Mathias Kiwanuka in recent years.

Monday, March 11, 2013 4:15:51 PM

RapSheet

Interesting that John Mara told reporters Victor Cruz will get a 1st-round tender. Team hasn’t negotiated with him at all. Radio silence

Monday, March 11, 2013 2:06:51 PM

 

Yankees Continue To Drop Like Flies – Now Teixeira Gets Injured

March 7, 2013

Another day, another injury to a Yankee player this Spring Training.  Mark Teixeira will miss at least 8 to 10 weeks with a strained right wrist tendon. Of course Teixeira wasn’t even with the team at the time of the injury and he suffered it in the batting cages at the World Baseball Classic.  This is the same injury that cause Blue Jay outfielder Jose Bautista to have season ending surgery at the end of last year.  Teix is now the latest in a long line of Yankees who are either injured or coming back from injury this year.  Teixeira joings Curtis Granderson who is in the midst of his own DL stint after injuring his foreman when he was hit by a pitch earlier this spring training.  This latest injury will certainly test the Yankees depth, although it may give some of the youngsters in the minors a chance to come to bigs and show their worth.

 

Mark Teixeira out 8-10 weeks with wrist tendon injury – Yahoo! Sports (blog)

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Yahoo! Sports (blog)Mark Teixeira out 8-10 weeks with wrist tendon injuryYahoo! Sports (blog)(AP)The New York Yankees were hoping for 8-10 days, but the right tendon wrist injury to slugger Mark Teixeira will keep him out of the lineup much longer. I …

 

Where do the Yankees go from here after their latest injury?

Grapefruit Juice: Mark Teixeira down 8-10 weeks; where do Yanks go from here? – Yahoo! Sports (blog)

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Yahoo! Sports (blog)Grapefruit Juice: Mark Teixeira down 8-10 weeks; where do Yanks go from here?Yahoo! Sports (blog)Mark Teixeira felt a pop in his right wrist during Tuesday batting practice and the timetable came down Wednesday: he’s out for 8-10 …

Yankees depth takes a big hit

Yankees’ depth takes another hit with loss of Mark Teixeira | Hit and

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Mark Teixeira will be out eight to ten weeks with a right wrist strain, leaving New York with a hole at first base. (AP). The hits just keep coming for the Yankees, and not the good kind. Already without Alex Rodriguez for at least

Former Yankees coach Joe Torre chimed in about Mark’s injury

 

Joe Torre shocked by severity of Mark Teixeira’s wrist injury | New

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Joe Torre said the news that Mark Teixeira could miss 10 weeks because of his wrist injury “blew me over” because it seemed so innocuous when Teixeira got hurt taking swings off a tee Tuesday. “Just from what he was

Mark Teixeira and the Yankee Body Count

 

Mark Teixeira and the Yankee Body Count – Pinstriped Bible

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Mark Teixeira has left Team USA and the World Baseball Classic due to an apparent wrist injury he suffered in the batting cages. This is not what the Yankees need. Tex went for tests and everything came back negative,

 

 

 

Yanks GM Breaks Ankle Skydiving for Charity

March 5, 2013

Yesterday the Yankees GM Brian Cashman broke his Fibula and dislocated his ankle while skydiving for the Wounded Warrior project.  His first jump went well and the organizers convinced him to jump again.  It was after his second jump that he broke his leg.  Cashman will now need to have surgery to repair his leg.

It was a great cause however that Cashman was injured for and in the end his breaking his ankle brought out more awareness for the charity.  The charity raising awareness and enlists the public’s aid to help injured servicemen and women so all and all it’s a great cause.

Learn more about he Wounded Warrior’s project here. 

Cashman to skydive for Wounded Warrior Project – MLB.com

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Boston GlobeCashman to skydive for Wounded Warrior ProjectMLB.comThe Wounded Warrior Project’s purpose is to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist eac …

Despite breaking his leg Cashman still looked pretty chill afterwards.

 

Brian Cashman Looks Pretty Chill For A Guy Who Just Suffered A

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Yankees GM Brian Cashman went skydiving today in order to help raise awareness for the U.S. Army’s Wounded Warriors project. Things were going fine until Cashman’s second jump, when he broke his ankle so severely

 

Brian Cashman Breaks Ankle Skydiving – Pinstriped Bible

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Brian Cashman breaks his ankle jumping out of a plane. No one is surprised.

Cashman’s upcoming surgery

 

Yanks GM Brian Cashman scheduled for surgery after skydiving

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Yankees general manager Brian Cashman didn’t escape unscathed from his parachute jump with the Army Golden Knights on Monday, but said that he still considered the event to have been an “awesome experience.”

 

Knicks Let Heat Extend Their Win Streak To 14 Games

March 3, 2013

The Heat ran their win streak to a franchise record 14 games as the heat slammed the door on NY in the 4th quarter.  Carmelo Anthony scored 32 points but was simply outplayed as Lebron put up an all around impressive game. Wade scored only 20 points but it was enough to help Miami extend their winning streak and end the Knicks modest 3 game win streak.

 

NY scored 37 points in the 2nd quarter then proceeded to score only 34 points in the entire 2nd half.

 

The twitterverse was alive with comments after the game.

RealSkipBayless

Heat turn up heat on Knicks in 2nd half. After allowing 37 pts in 2nd q, they hold NYK to just 34 IN THE THIRD AND FOURTH QUARTERS COMBINED.

Sunday, March 03, 2013 3:39:00 PM

Heat finally manage to beat the Knicks for the 1st time this season.

tyzhe15

the heat finally beat the knicks #dontdickeat

Sunday, March 03, 2013 6:12:50 PM

Three-Pointers: Heat’s LeBron James slams door on Knicks | The

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The Heat defeated the Knicks 99-93 in Madison Square Garden on Sunday, winning their 14th consecutive game and improving to 43-14. New York dropped to 35-21. • There are six weeks left in the regular season but Miami

 

Catch Lebron discussing the  Heat’s big win after the game.

LeBron Discusses Big Win

 

LeBron James comments on the Heat’s 99-93 win against the Knicks.

 

Ichiro Suzuki Fine After Car Accident

March 3, 2013

Ichiro Suzuki who will be the Yankees starting right fielder was uninjured in a car crash yesterday despite totaling his car in the process.  He’ll still be examined by team doctors before he’s cleared to play but all in all it seems that the accident will be a non-issue.  The Yankees can ill afford to lose another outfielder after losing Curtis Granderson for the next 9 weeks due to a broken forearm caused by getting hit by a pitch during a spring training game.

 Ichiro Suzuki was in a car crash on Saturday evening – HardballTalk

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But he came out completely unscathed. George A King III of the New York Post tells the story. Ichiro was headed south in his Land Rover on a Tampa highway around 4 pm when he hit Linda Trange Le, who failed to yield the right of way when making a left hand turn in front of Ichiro, according to Tampa police.

 

Ichiro unharmed after auto accident | New York Daily News

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Ichiro unharmed after auto accident. BY Mark Feinsand. Ichiro Suzuki walked away unharmed from an automobile accident late Saturday afternoon. His car wasn’t so fortunate. Shortly after he left Steinbrenner Field, Ichiro was …

 

 

Knicks Look To End Heat’s Win Streak

March 3, 2013

The Heat have been on a roll, steamrolling their opponents through their current 13 game winning streak.  Despite their record and Lebron’s play this year however they haven’t been able to solve the NY Knicks through their first 2 encounters.  The Knicks are currently 6.5 games out of 1st in the Eastern conference and are looking to close the gap starting tonight.

The Knicks have cooled off considerably after their blazing hot start, however they are still tied for 2nd place in the conference and after beating the Wizards on Friday night they have a their own modest 2 game winning streak that they would like to extend to 3 games starting tonight.

Check out some stories from around the interwebs:

Despite Carmelo Anthony being out the last time they played NY still managed to beat the Heat. 

Look out Knicks, here come the Heat – ESPN

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Look out Knicks, here come the HeatESPNThe last time we saw the Knicks and Heat in the same area, we were 19 days ’til Christmas. Carmelo Anthony was in street clothes. Miami, baffled from a second 20-point drubbing in five weeks from New York, was r …

Heat seek revenge against the Knicks

LeBron James, Heat seeking revenge, record vs. Knicks – HoopsWorld

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LeBron James, Heat seeking revenge, record vs. KnicksHoopsWorldThe Heat who will face the Knicks on Sunday at Madison Square Garden (1 p.m. ET, ABC) are not the same Heat who lost to the Knicks before the New Year. Miami was on cruise control earlier …

Are Knicks really a threat against the Heat?

Scout: Pacers truer Heat threat than Knicks – Sun-Sentinel

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Scout: Pacers truer Heat threat than KnicksSun-Sentinel”That was a key last season, also,” the scout said of the Knicks’ 3-point shooting during the regular season going south in the teams’ opening-round playoff series, which the Heat won 4-1. “One p …

Blogtable: Who Can Beat The Heat? « NBA.com | Hang Time Blog

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Fran Blinebury: The Knicks and Pacers are both 2-0 against the Heat this season, so I think both would show up for a playoff series. So, too, I suspect would OKC, despite losing twice. And the Spurs’ deep scrubs — remember …

Here are some hightlights from the last 2 times these teams met. 

New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat Full Highlights 6 December 2012

Raymond Felton scores 27 points and dishes out seven assists in the Knicks’ 112-92 win over the Heat. SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE NBA VIDEOS

 

New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat Full Highlights 6 December 2012

Raymond Felton scores 27 points and dishes out seven assists in the Knicks’ 112-92 win over the Heat. SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE NBA VIDEOS