Monday, July 2, 2012

Yankees Send RP Cory Wade To AAA

And the Chad Qualls trade makes a whole lot of sense now....

The Yankees announced today that they have sent down Yankees right handed reliever Cory Wade to AAA Empire State Yankees. The Yankees have also called up Chad Qualls to take his spot on the 25 man roster. Cory Wade has recently come back down to Earth so the move is somewhat justified, not that I necessarily agree with it. Not to mention his 56 pitch outing the other night had me worried also about a possible DL stint so we'll have to watch out for that.

Hopefully Chad Qualls can come in and give the Yankees some quality innings. Good luck Chad!

Yankees Sign Luis Torrens, Yancarlos Baez, & Alex Palma

The Yankees, on the first day of international free agent signings, wasted no time in signing three guys from the international pool of talent. The new collective bargaining agreement, as a reminder to all, only allows the Yankees to spend $2.9 million this time around.

Luis Torrens is a 16 year old Venezuelan catching prospect who signed for $1.3 million. Yancarlos Baez is a Dominican 16 year old short stop prospect who signed for $650K. These two are considered to be "big splashes" in the international market while Alex Palma signed a $800K deal as a 16 year old Venezuelan outfielder prospect.

The Yankees, after these three signings, only have $150K left to spend on international players so dont expect any more big names to come off the board to Yankee land.

Torrens was considered the 2nd best prospect in this years international pool and Alex Palma was considered the 4th best international free agent in this years draft. Baez is not listed in the top 20 prospects but he seems to be a good find with switch hitting power and average or above everything else.

Yankees @ Rays 7/2/12

Bullpen blows it again in another 4-3 Yankees loss

The Yankees will welcome Freddy Garcia back to the starting rotation, in place of Andy Pettitte, tonight against the Rays and Matt Moore. The game will be televised at 7:05 pm ET on ESPN and the YES Network. The Yankees are red hot and the Rays have really been trying to just stay close until they get Evan Longoria back so it should be a fun series. Get ready to see every shift imaginable and probably some questionable managing calls from Joe Maddon if we are lucky.


Derek Jeter DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones LF
Jayson Nix SS
Chris Stewart C

Go Yankees!!