Daily Archives: November 1, 2011

Brett Gardner snubbed at Gold Glove Awards; Wins Fielding Bible Award

Brett Gardner snubbed at Gold Glove Awards; Wins Fielding Bible Award

By Delia E.

Well Yankees fans, if you were hoping for a fairy tale ending to Brett Gardner’s defensive year, it was a huge disapointment. Tonight during the ESPN Gold Glove Awards, Brett Gardner was snubbed for the Gold Glove in LF in favor of Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals. After reviewing at fangraphs.com, Gardner was actually very deserving of the award. ESPN left Yankees fans outraged. Although Gardner didn’t win the Golden Glove award (along with Mark Teixeira & Robinson Cano), Gardner did win the Fielding Bible Award for the second year in a row.

The Fielding Bible award even goes as far as saying that Brett Gardner is the new “Carl Crawford.”  Gardner saved 22 runs, which was tied for the most runs in the OF, along with CF winner Austin Jackson. Over the last 2 years, Brett Gardner has saved 13 runs for the Yankees.

 

Brian Cashman’s Press Conference News

Brian Cashman’s Press Conference News

By Delia E.

Earlier this afternoon, Brian Cashman held a press conference talking about Yankees news. Here are some of the things that he had covered.

  • Brian Cashman talked about CC Sabathia and the contract signing that they had discussed last night. “Were in a position to take our time and explore at our own pace. CC provides us with a lot of security. It allows us to landscape in a more conservative way.”
  • Brian Cashman’s focus during the offseason will not be the offense, but rather starting pitching. When asked if they would be interested in either signing Albert Pujols or Prince Fielder, Cashman stated that he didn’t see himself pursing a bat and that, “Offense is not a problem.” To him it will be all about “pitching, pitching, and pitching.”
  •  When asked what role that Jesus Montero would have with the Yankees, Cashman stated, “He could be a catcher, he could be a DH, he could be a bat off the bench. Depending how the roster looks.”
  •  There are only 2 Killer B’s now as Andrew Brackman’s option was not picked up by the Yankees. Brackman who was once viewed as a high prospect had a huge step backward year in 2011 which prompted the Yankees decision.
  • When coming to pick up Nick Swisher’s option, Cashman said that it was an easy call and he wasn’t worried about his performance in the postseason.
  • Joba Chamberlain said via Twitter that he feels as if he is making progress in the right direction. He believes he could be throwing on a mound by Thanksgiving.
  • Russell Martin according to Cashman will be on the Yankees next year. Martin is under team control and had received nothing but praise from Brian Cashman. Cashman said that Martin’s catching is “Thurman Munson-like.” He said that Martin is versatile and could either get a long term contract or a one year deal, but he believes Martin’s a great catcher.
  • Brian Cashman mentioned A.J Burnett saying, “He has to deal with adversity because of the inconsistent performance. He was still able to keep up in October.” Cashman also said about Burnett, “If Burnett is a Yank in 2012, he will be a starter.” He is willing to listen to trade details about Burnett but he says the innings are hard to replace.
  • When asked about Francisco Cervelli’s health, Cashman mentioned, “Cervelli is fine. He’s full-bore ready to go as a catcher.”
  • Brian Cashman is willing to listen to trades about A.J Burnett, or anyone who does not have a no-trade clause.

Spanning the Yankee Blogs 11/1/11

Hello all and welcome to Spanning the Yankee blogs.  A lot going on with the Yankees and all the blogs are buzzing about it. Let’s get right to it.

Double G Sports says the Yankees must find a way to keep C.C. Sabathia.

Bleeding Yankee Blue has lots of option for finding another Lefty for the Yankees bullpen.

Lohud has the year in review of Short Season Staten Island.  Always one of my favorite articles I love to read about the future stars.

Pinstripe Alley has thoughts on what to do with Phil Hughes.

River Ave Blues writes about what went wrong with Rafael Soriano.

Yankee Analyst ask how good what Robinson Cano be if he took more pitches.

Yanks Go Yard has the blueprint for the Yankees to follow.

Cashamn signed….

Cahsman signed…

by Matt S.

Yankees signed GM Brian Cashman to a three-year contract extension.

The deal was agreed upon a couple of days ago, but the official announcement was delayed until after CC Sabathia’s situation was settled. Cashman has helped the Yankees to three straight playoff appearances and a 2011 American League East title. He’s happy in the role, and the Bombers’ higher-ups are pleased with the regular season success.

Morning Bits: All about Sabathia

If you are just waking up and haven’t heard C.C. is a Yankee and did not opt out of his contract.  Great move by both sides.  This is a Sabathia filled morning bits. Here are your morning links.  Enjoy.

Sabathia and Yankees agree on contract extension.  More Sabathia even more Sabathia.

— Yes even more on Sabathia and the contract.