Friday, July 13, 2012

Angels @ Yankees 7/13/12

In Non Related news the Yankees have signed OF Kosuke Fukodome to a minor league deal as insurance for Brett Gardner. He will report to AAA Empire State Yankees.

Welcome back from the break Yankees fans! The Yankees start a three game series tonight at the Stadium against Albert Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels of Orange County of Disney World of Anaheim , not to be confused with Los Angeles or even Oakland California. Anyway...

The Yankees will send Hiroki Kuroda to the mound to try and kick off the first half on the right foot. Opposing for the Angels will be CJ Wilson. The game will be televised at 7:05 pm ET on MY9 and MLB Network.


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

Go Yankees!!

Yankees Sign Jose Mesa

Again... so much for the draft spending stopping the big spending Yankees from getting who they want huh?

Jose Mesa said before the draft that if he did not get drafted in the top 10 rounds that he would not be signing with any team. Well the Yankees drafted him 24th overall and well outside the top 10 rounds. The draft pool signing cap for the rounds outside the top 10 is 100K unless you have money left over from the top 10 rounds, which the Yankees have 400K left. No word on what he signed for but he can sign for as much as 500K now after the Hensley sign. 

This may be the first of many guys that seemed not signable due to the new rules that the Yankees get. The Yankees always get their guy. 

Ty Hensley Signs With The Yankees

Looking Good Kid

The Yankees announced that they have reached an agreement with their first round pick Ty Hensley. Hensley signed for a below slot amount of $1.2 million a day ahead of tonight's deadline. Hensley signed lower then slot because of some "abnormalities" in his MRI in his throwing shoulder. We may want to keep an eye on that but he shows no symptoms of anything being wrong and he has no pain and the Yankees signed the deal so they must feel confident about it. That is enough for me. The Yankees have plenty of cash, around $650K last I checked, to sign players without surrendering a draft pick. So much for the draft spending stopping the Yankees from getting what they want.