Daily Archives: October 18, 2011

Yankee News…

Yankee News

by Matt S.

Jesus Montero will not play winter ball.

Montero played in 127 total games this year between the minors and majors, and caught nine innings in most of them. While the Yankees would like him to get more work before officially committing to him as a regular for 2012, there’s no point in putting his body through the ringer.

Hector Noesi is expected to compete for a spot in the Yankees’ starting rotation next spring.

The Yankees used Noesi strictly in relief this year, but now think he was underused in that role. “It wasn’t part of the plan to have him as a mopup guy or long man out of our bullpen this year,” Yankees GM Brian Cashman said. “He needs to make up for lost innings.” The 24-year-old righty posted a 4.47 ERA in 56-plus big league frames.

Spanning the Yankee Blogs

Good afternoon all.  Welcome to another addition of Spanning the Yankee Blogs.  Plenty of Yankee blogs on the web if you see something that you like that you want featured in this weekly article or you have a blog yourself please email Matt S. with articles.  Thanks.

and away we go…..

Bleeding Yankee Blue is on part 3 of why the Yankees will look different in 2012.

NY Baseball Digest has a sensible Yankees offseason plan.

Pinstripe Alley lists the honorable mentions for best Yankee game this year.

River Ave Blues has a crazy trade idea of Swisher for Marcum.

Yakov Sports has his idea’s on what should be done with Joba.

The Yankee Analyst says don’t believe what you read on Darvish.

Yanks Go Yard has some thoughts on a Nats blog talking trash about the Yankee fans.

Brian Cashman expects new deal by end of October

Brian Cashman expects new deal by end of October

by Delia E.

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman believes he will have a new contract on the day that his old one ends; on Halloween.

“It’ll get done between now and October 31.” Cashman said in an interview. “I can’t promise, but I think it’s what everyone expects.”

Brian Cashman doesn’t have any plans to fly into Tampa Bay to speak with Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner, but a contract negotiation wouldn’t necessarily have to be face to face.

“I’m sure it could be done by phone.” Cashman said when asked. “I don’t want to speak for him.”

One Cashman’s contract is in order his plan is to focus on CC Sabathia. Sabathia has three days after the World Series in order to opt out of his contract, but Cashman says that it will be the first priority to make sure CC is with the Yankees for the 2012 season.

Morning Bits: Cashman, More Cashman, C.C. Sabathia

* Sweeny Murti has a nice article about The Brian Cashman box score.

* C.C.’s negotiations could push the limits.

Cashman: Business as usual for the Yankees.