Saturday, November 18, 2017


Photo of JP Sears / Southern Conference photo
It has started.  The Yankees have made a move. Yankees Public Relations tweeted this just a short time ago...

So it appears Nick Rumbelow goes to Seattle. 

Yanks get a decent Lefty in JP Sears and Righty Juan Then.  I know what you're thinking... Then what, right?

We shall see. Maybe a Manager. Stay tuned with that.

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It was reported this week, but Bleeding Yankee Blue didn't even report it... until now.

Chris Woodward, a former Blue Jays and Dodgers coach is being considered by the New York Yankees this week as a potential manager.  I know... you have no idea who it is. I remember him as a player.  I can't say I remembered him right away when this story was first reported. But I became familiar again.  Well... I call him Woody.

Mark Feinsand tweeted this about the idea:

Now the question really becomes... does this guy have a shot? We're talking about the New York Yankees here.  You need to almost have you're own star in this city or in baseball in general.  It's high stakes.  I'm willing to give the idea a shot, I just don't know if this is something the Yankees are serious about, or if they just wanna cast a wide net and see if there are any hidden gems out there.

Meanwhile the press has been kind to Aaron Boone, and his agent has been working hard, blasting all media with Boone news pretty much anointing him the new Yankee manager even though nothing has been determined yet. 

The New York Daily News has a headline that says he's ready: AARON BOONE HAS  BEEN PREPARING TO BE AN MLB MANAGER HIS ENTIRE LIFE.  Wow... I have literally NEVER heard the come our of his mouth.

Well, we'll see. Obviously the Yankees are trying to move quickly here, while being surgical in their decision.  So many names... who's it gonna be?

Stay tuned...


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Good news for Vidal Nuno. You remember him, right? He was with the Yankees for 1 hot minute.  Well, word on the street is he found a new team... the Tampa Bay Rays. writes:

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"Nuno signed a minor-league contract with the Rays on Wednesday... He will likely see more time at Triple-A Durham next season, unless he's able to show that he can still be a viable reliever in the majors."

I was also a fan of this lefty.  I knew he wasn't going to be a superstar, but I appreciate his poise and determination every time they handed him the ball.

Wish Nuno well... he's one of the good ones.

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Friday, November 17, 2017


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The Yankees are gonna land Shohei Otani. That's what some say.  In fact, it's a rumor... they're all rumors.  This is what we have become. Baseball insiders trying to fall over each other to have click bait for the world to see.  I hate every minute of it.

Enter Jon Heyman who hinted about this... Larry Brown Sports reports:

"Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported Thursday that many Yankees rivals see them as the “supreme favorite” to sign 23-year-old Japanese phenom Shohei Otani. He also adds that a Monday deadline has been set to determine whether or not Otani will be posted by his Nippon Ham Fighters this winter."

Then of course you have Jon's tweet, which makes it seem like something's BREAKING... whatever that means.

I mean honestly Jon, I'm not losing sleep over whether or not the Yankees get Otani or what the players union does. The rumors are alittle over the top.

Being responsible, this is what BYB can say about this; Cashman is intrigued by the idea of having a player that can pitch and hit.  The Yankees seem interested.  But that's it right now.  Let's not get nutty.

More to come... for sure.


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We hear about the "Yankees connected to Rangers prospect Juriskson Profar" all the time. But this time it seems more serious.

This is the latest on this rumor, courtesy of the New York Post and Joel Sherman:

"The Yankees are still trying to make a trade or two before the Monday deadline to freeze 40-man rosters for December’s Rule 5 draft, and one player who has surprisingly caught their attention is Texas’ Jurickson Profar.

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The Yankees are deep in infield prospects, so there is no obvious place for Profar – once the top prospect in the game – to play.

But it seems the Yankees would be willing to take on a single player with upside and pedigree in exchange for multiple players who are crowding their deep 40-man roster."

Photo: New York Daily News
And so now the question is, will they do something like this.  I mean, we have Didi Gregorius and we love him. We have a ton of great prospects already.  I feel like Cashman is doing this strictly to stock pile, and like Sherman suggests, "...take on a single player with upside and pedigree in exchange for multiple players who are crowding their deep 40-man roster."

Cashman is smarter than all of us.  I am assuming he has a plan.  Whatever it is, and yes, there is no easy fit... the idea of Profar in pinstripes is definitely intriguing.  We shall see...

Happy Friday.

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