Morning Bits: Cespedes, Buehrle, Starting Pitching

Good morning all. Here are your notes and links:

The Yankees reportedly held a private work-out for center-fielder Yoennis Cespedes. Joel Sherman added that the Yankees had “5 important voices” watching Cespedes in the Dominican Republic, including VP of Baseball Operations Mark Newman, pro scouting director Billy Epler, special assistant Gordon Blakely, and scouts Gary Denbo and Donny Rowand. As you can see, this hardly seems like a routine scouting trip of due diligence.

— The Yanks have spoken with Mark Buehrle’s agent, and Ken Rosenthal says the Yankees are among the several teams interested in the lefty starter. Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News expands on this.

— Erik Boland of Newsday has the latest on the Yankees’ targeting of Yoennis Cespedes.

— Marc Carig of the Star Ledger details the Yanks’ strategy focused on finding starting pitching.

About Mike D.

Mike D. is one of 2 co-founders of the Yankees Fans Unite Blog. He has been a Yankees fan for as long as he can remember, growing up in a family of huge NYY fans. His knowledge of the game comes from watching baseball his whole life, and playing third base in high school and college.

Posted on November 9, 2011, in Notes & Links and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Nice post. Scoured the wire/blog sites a few moments ago, since your post earlier.
    Two names pop up (the will be dozens more)…Rick Ankiel, and Rich Harden. Hardin had his moments last season. Truth is….the search has to be a #2, who is close to a #1. The other cast of characters will fill out the roster.
    I know that you are on top of the , now three, Cuban defectors. So there you go.

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