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Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on Jul 28, 2010 at 05:22:42 PM

As Matthew Pouliot writes, the Yankees lose disproportionately to pitchers they’ve never seen before. YES also had this as a graphic during last night’s game. Including Josh Tomlin, 11 pitchers have made their Major League debuts against the Yankees since 2000. For the most part, these pitchers are now well-established fringe types or have never been heard from again, with the exception being Josh Peavy. The Yankees have gone 3-8 in those games.

I haven’t done the research, but I also have the distinct impression that the Yankees have hit good pitchers better than bad ones, which is to say that if a pitcher comes into a game against the Yankees with an ERA of 3.30, he’s more likely to get thrashed than a pitcher who comes in with an ERA of 5.30. This is purely an

Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on Jun 2, 2010 at 02:51:08 PM

In the coming weeks, as the Brewers sink deeper into the misery of their season, it will become increasingly likely that they will attempt to move their great, big first baseman Prince Fielder, heir to the similarly zaftig former Yankee Cecil “Big Daddy” Fielder. Prince, who is making $10.5 million this year, will be eligible for arbitration after this season and free agency the year after. The Brewers, being, to paraphrase Ray Davies, a cut-price franchise in a low-budget land (and who can blame ‘em?), probably won’t want to pay.

The Yankees currently have a hole at designated hitter; Nick Johnson’s history and the persistent nature of wrist injuries mean that the club can’t bank on his being an effective contributor