Daily Archives: December 31, 2011

Nakajima and Yankees still far apart on a contract

Nakajima and Yankees still far apart on a contract

by Matt S.

The Yankees and Japanese infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima are still far apart in contract negotiations, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. The Yankees have explored sign-and-trade options for Nakajima, but simply lack any real use for him on their Opening Day roster. The 29-year-old is reportedly considering a return to his native Japan. Heyman hears that the two sides have until Tuesday to reach a deal, so expect a resolution either way next week.

 

Open Thread (Happy New Year)

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Simply put Happy New Year to all. I wish you all a Happy and Healthy 2012. We are very thankful that you visit our site and we look forward to have 2012 (our first full year as a blog) be even better than 2011.

2011 Yankees Awards

2011 Yankees Awards

Welcome to the first ever Yankees Awards which recognizes the Yankees players for their talents, charity and class off and on the field. You have cast your votes and only your votes determine the winner. Now, since it is 2011 (almost 2012), we added 11 categories. Let’s get to announcing the winners!

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Sure the Yankees are a team that are full of superstars, but only one could rise to be Player of the Year. Your nominees for Player of the Year are:

1. Curtis Granderson

2. David Robertson

3. Robinson Cano

4. Ivan Nova

And the winner of the Player of the Year award is….

Curtis Granderson!

Here was how you voted for the Player of the Year Award:

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The Yankees are jammed packed with superstars in their rotation as well. They all have done well this season, but only one could be Starting Pitcher of the Year. Your nominees for Starting Pitcher of the Year are:

1. CC Sabathia

2. Ivan Nova

3. A.J Burnett

4. Freddy Garcia

5. Bartolo Colon

6. Phil Hughes

And the winner of the Starting Pitcher of the Year award is:

CC Sabathia!

Here was how you voted:

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Morning Bits: Jones, Garza, Hal, HOF Voting

Good morning everybody. Here are a few links on the day….

— As you know, the Yankees are to re-sign Andruw Jones to reprise his role as fourth outfielder.

— Three teams in the AL East: the Yanks, Red Sox, and Jays all have interest in Cubs’ right-hander Matt Garza.

— Bob Klapisch takes a look at how Hal Steinbrenner has been very conservative about the spending of money.

There are two factors in play here. The first has to do with Hal Steinbrenner’s desire to save money, as opposed to his father, George, who funneled most of the Yankees’ profits back into the payroll. Peel away the layers of Yankees rhetoric, and what the younger Steinbrenner wants is to make money and win championships. In that order.

— Ken Rosenthal writes an excellent piece about the influence of the Steriod Era on Hall of Fame voting, and gives his ballot.

Have a great Saturday!