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Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on Apr 26, 2010 at 08:45:53 PM

Credit Joe Girardi for coming clean in a way that was uncomfortable to watch in the aftermath of Sunday’s non-intentional walk to Kendry Morales. The good news for Girardi’s conscience is that the blast didn’t lose the game, it simply put it out of reach. The question is why he second-guessed his decision in the first place. Marte used to be the kind of lefty who could do more than spot work, but that doesn’t seem to be the case after his injuries. Morales, a switch-hitter, is a better hitter from the left side than the right, and normally you would want to turn him around. The forgoing should be inoperative when turning him around means letting him face a lefty who is no longer prepared to retire right-handed hitters regardless of their

Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on Dec 8, 2009 at 04:25:01 PM

As was the case last winter, when Brian Cashman and the Yankees stopped messing around with the Carl Pavanos and Jaret Wrights of the world and signed CC Sabathia and Mark Teixeira, the team did what it had to do, seeing an opportunity to upgrade the championship team in center field. Note I say “center field.” There’s always the possibility that the Yankees could say, “Bye, Johnny Damon, we’re keeping Melky in center and putting Granderson in left,” or something like that, and completely negate the offensive improvement they just made. I don’t believe that will happen; if I had to bet I would guess Damon would be back.

Let’s talk about the deal as it’s being reported. The Yankees get Granderson. The All-Star center fielder turns 29

Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on Dec 8, 2009 at 10:02:28 AM

1. Many rumors have the Yankees, Tigers, and Diamondbacks discussing a three-way swap that would bring Curtis Granderson to the Bronx. Way to keep your eye on the main chance, Admiral Cashman. One rumor had the Yankees sending Ian Kennedy, Austin Jackson, Phil Coke and Michael Dunn away and getting back Granderson and prospects. The Tigers would have given up Edwin Jackson in the deal and received Max Scherzer from Arizona. Apparently the Tigers scuttled the deal, and you can’t blame them—they’d be giving up two good players for one promising pitcher, albeit one who looks like a coming All-Star based on his work this year. As for the Yankees, the deal would have been a pure win, giving up three pitchers who aren’t too important for a top center fielder. Had the deal