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Zack Greinke To  the Yankees?

ESPN’s  Buster Olney knows better, but good chance his editors are  strung out for content, hence the speculation Greinke and his $206.5M albatross contract could land in the Bronx..

Heads eventually rolled in Arizona, but it was Ken Kendrick, the D-Backs version of Hal Steinbrenner who at the  last minute had Tony La Russa and team president Derrick Hall, money whip Greinke 

Sometime that morning, Kendrick finally decided that the answer was yes. He had figured out a structure of deferred payments that could make a $200 million contract work. He made the call to Hall, setting in motion a frantic, whirlwind afternoon that led to Greinke becoming the highest-paid player, by average annual value, in major-league history.

All in a matter of 5½ hours.

Anyway, it was a stupid move, even dumber then the Yanks handing Ellsbury $153M for 7 years.. Of course the D-Backs now want to peel Greinke off their payroll, and Olney referencing  the Bombers extensive revenue opines they’d be a good fit..

 Ball Buster Olney is on thin ice with  this one, his notion is more of  a discussion  you’d see in a daily baseball  chatroom then from one of the top National writers…

Our Analysis:  the DonB will be pitching every 5 days in the Bronx before Greinke

Mikey 2 Chins


M2C was at it again, this time the Savant King of Queens has sorted out SWB’s Triple A  roster!!  Ain’t that  special…!

As we know baseball without drugs has become a 6 month battle of attrition, and teams dipping into  their farm system, shuttling players back and forth, almost on a daily basis has become business as usual in MLB.. That  fact alone creates a situation where the Bombers AAA affiliate SWB has to be a huge part of our focus…

We’re gonna see our fair share of  minor league players having cups of coffee in the Bronx, mostly pitchers, but position player depth is also  a vital lifeline for  the varsity..

Mikey took aim at what the SWB RailRiders will look like breaking camp

Position player candidates for the Triple-A Scranton roster. An asterisk (*) denotes the player is on the 40-man roster


FWIW, after editing  his list( link provides details),  M2C breaks down the catchers, infielders, out fielders, and utility spots for the SWB roster


The most interesting battle for a Bomber 25 man  roster spot will be Refsynder and Austin.. Refsynder would probably loose out, especially with the possibility of Austin  and Bird platooning at first base.. The splits for each player indicate a platoon would provide the best  results

Greg Bird


Tyler Austin


Obviously Bird destroys RHP, and Austin crushes LHP, neither player will make us forget Teixeira on defense, so as first baseman, both kids are great platoon offensive threats

The Final Tally




There are 23 pitchers listed

The RailRiders used 37 different pitchers last season, including 22 different starters. They used 45 pitchers and 24 different starters in 2015. Once again M2C breaks down all  the scenarios and his end result


Of course we have no idea how any of this will play out over the 6  week Spring Training season, but this is really a good first  glance at the Yankees depth heading into the middle of February when baseball begins to  take center stage


Written by Sal

February 3, 2017 at 7:17 am

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  1. Hal STFU… And stop whining about the Luxury Tax, you’re the dummy who sanctioned Ellsbury


    February 3, 2017 at 7:52 am

  2. With a month old left hand surgery healing, two more scheduled on my right hand, a torn minuscus in my left knee and a cortisone shot in my right,, the over-under on your Don B pitching in New Paltz Over-55 League is off the charts fuggeddabout in yhe Big Ballyard in da Bronx, Sal,,,,, 😲😲😲😲😲,, but thanks for the good wishes lmao,,,


    February 4, 2017 at 7:54 am

    • I have faith in your doctors, at least some of them lol


      February 4, 2017 at 8:37 am

  3. Jeter ought to be on the wrong end of a gun in the music business when it comes to social or otherwise media hate rants… At least you guys are 1 percenters with those big contracts to cushion the blow, comes with the turf boys, rub dirt on it and deal


    February 4, 2017 at 8:44 am

  4. here’s a pretty good if not great link not for just the Yanks but for all 30 teams if you so opine..


    February 5, 2017 at 7:29 am

  5. My freakin head is exploding from this super bowl dreck,, and that’s just the game,,


    February 5, 2017 at 7:06 pm

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