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Looking For Minor Miracles

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If memory serves, in 2013, the yr Hal started to  whine about his payroll, the Bombers had about 90 players in Tampa… Seems they scanned every sandlot in the world and brought in players who had a pulse and a semi warm body, could play, and were willing to work  for peanuts… Not 1 NYY farm hand made the position player roster, consequently Hal started to  wake up and take inventory on his depleted Farm System, and things seem to be getting better

Except Judge couldn’t hit a lick  at AAA, and Bird is always injured, so we’re still  waiting to  catch  up  to Boston who is already  trying to  talk  extensions for Betts and Bogaerts, have Swihart and Vazquez as top young catchers, Bradley and Holt moving the needle as position players, and Rodriguez as a 22 yr old solid rotation piece

Starting February 18th Pitchers and catchers report, they  start  to  work out on the 19th.. The position players report on February 24th, they  start  to  work out on February 25th

This Year

While it appears Cashman signed every DFA / available minor league free agent in the world to a minor league contract, the Yanks will only have 65 players in camp..

The regular 40 man roster, and an additional 25 players, 15 of them either reclamation projects, DFA’s, or minor league free agents..

Friday all of the NY media publications came out with the list of players so  we’ll post  them here.. We’re surprised the local rags found enough space in their sports pages to  actually include the Yankees lists, after all it’s been wall to  wall Mets coverage, and rightfully so

The Yanks signed No MLB free agents, the have about as much juice as an empty NutriBullet® compared to  the NL Champs who not only have the best rotation in baseball, they signed a bunch of good  role players, Cabrera, Bastardo and a big Fish, The Cespedes, while replacing Murphy with Walker who  melts off the books after 2016.

LoHud has the run down








The Cash for Clunkers 15 Hopefuls for that last bench spot, or minor league depth.. Translation: Cheap Labor

Agreeing to  Minor League deals were

right-handers Tyler Cloyd and Diego Moreno;

left-hander Richard Bleier;

catchers Carlos Corporan, Francisco Diaz, Kyle Higashioka, Eddy Rodriguez and Sebastian Valle;

infielders Jonathan Diaz, Deibinson Romero and Donovan Solano;

and outfielder Cesar Puello.

Kids we really want to  see

Ten players from the organization’s minor league system will start spring training with the big league team at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa:

right-handers Domingo German, Chad Green, James Kaprielian and Brady Lail;

left-hander Tyler Webb;

catcher Santiago Nessy;

infielders Jorge Mateo and Tyler Wade;

and outfielders Dustin Fowler and Aaron Judge.

Judge (2013) and Kaprielian (2015) were first-round draft picks.

The SI Cashman Story


Recommended reading on Cashman from the beginning to now, a well  written Profile on Cashman.. thanks to Mikey 2 Chins’ site, I found the link  there


Written by Sal

February 6, 2016 at 7:29 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. The amount of research Intel you give us is astounding, A Salud, Sal,,


    February 6, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    • hey Donny, thanks, but all I did was present what the media presented, and unfortunately, or fortunately for you, I had more gibberish to post but the electric went out on the mountain before I could save the post lol… So you were spared


      February 7, 2016 at 6:02 am

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