Daily Archives: February 12, 2012

Yankees Fans Unite Fantasy Baseball League

Yankees Fans Unite will be having a fantasy baseball league for anybody who is interested. It is a 10 team league so it will fill up on a first come first serve basis. It is on CBSSports.com so you must create an account for that website if you do not already have one. The password to join the league is steinbrenner. The online draft is scheduled for March 13th at 7 pm EST. If you join the league please show up to the draft and update your team all year so we can have a competitive league. It is a pet peeve of mine when people join fantasy leagues and then never check their team or do not show up to the draft.

Here are directions to join the league.

1. If you do not have a CBS account you must make one If you do have one skip this part. http://www.cbssports.com/registration?master_product=150&end=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cbssports.com%2F&tag=header;registration

2. After that go to Fantasy and then free fantasy baseball. http://www.cbssports.com/registration?master_product=150&end=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cbssports.com%2F&tag=header;registration

3. Click play now and then you will type in your team name.

4. That will bring you to the page with all the leagues. In the find league box on top search Yankee Fans Unite. http://freemeeting.1.baseball.cbssports.com/meeting/byattr/public/live/vacancy/all

5. Click join league and then type in the password steinbrenner.

If you have any questions ask them in the comments or conatact me via twitter @RAYROBERT9. Looking foward to a fun and competitive league with everybody.

What Should Be The Yankees Opening Day Lineup?

There is always one phrase that every baseball fan looks forward to that marks the beginning of a long competitive year; Opening Day.  It’s the day where winning games start to matter, the day where fans trek to the stadium to watch their teams in action, the day where young female fans adoringly gaze at baseball players from far hoping that they could walk away with an autograph or picture. But Opening Day isn’t just a day for preparation for the fans; it is also a day for preparation for the teams.

After a long offseason the New York Yankees are scheduled to go back to the “Chase for 28,” but the Yankees can’t do that without a stellar performance from CC Sabathia & a potent Opening Day lineup. Here is how I could imagine the Yankees’ lineup on Opening Day and if played just right they could win the first game of the season:

1. Brett Gardner, LF: For the dynamic of a potent Opening Day lineup, you always want your fastest runner batting at the top of the order. In this case, that is where Brett Gardner comes in. Coming off of a sluggish 2011 season offensive wise, Gardner didn’t struggle when it came to stolen bases, putting up a career high 49 SB in 60 attempts. With Gardner’s speed and his ability to work walks, the Yankees might not have to look far for a leadoff man when the time comes to replace Derek Jeter.

2. Derek Jeter, SS: Coming off a stellar 2011 campaign, Jeter would bat second in the Opening Day lineup. In the second half of the 2011 season, Jeter was able to find his groove and finished the season with a .297/.355/.388 line. And now that Jeter has the 3,000 hits under his belt, there should be nothing keeping Jeter from hitting to his full potential.

3. Robinson Cano, 2B: Let’s face it; Robinson Cano practically owns the Yankees. He was easily their best hitter in 2011 with a .302/.349/.533 line which is why he should bat 3rd. Not only is Cano the best hitter on the Yankees, but Cano has the power to change games around. In 2011, he hit 28 HR’s & 118 RBI’s. Read the rest of this entry

Yankees & Pirates Have Framework For Possible Burnett Trade Set

Yankees & Pirates Have Framework For Possible Burnett Trade Set

By Delia E.

According to Buster Olney of ESPN, he says that the Yankees and Pirates have framework set for the possible A.J Burnett trade and they are now working through the conditions of the framework. The Burnett deal is not done but the Yankees and Pirates have common ground and as of today the Pirates are a clear front runner for Burnett. Olney also reports that the Yankees haven’t agreed on the final players of the trade or the dollar amount but they are talking within common ground to settle all of those details.

Morning Bits: Burnett, Wildcard

Good morning and Happy Sunday to all! This Sunday is special because in exactly 1 week, Pitchers and Catchers report to Spring Training. Let’s move on to the Morning Links.

— The A.J Burnett to the Pirates trade “has legs” and has a good chance of happening.

— A.J Burnett says that “he’s fine” with all the trade talk that’s going on that could send him to the Pirates

— Andrew Marchand breaks down how the extra wildcard rule will have an impact if it goes into effect this year.