Monday, February 4, 2013

ARod's Banned Substances List

Testosterone: Banned substance applied by cream at 10% strength

L-Glutathione: Antioxidant used for cell repair

Troches: 19% testosterone-laced lozenge used prior to workout

Pink cream: Trans-dermal delivery of testosterone

HGH: Injectable growth hormone, a banned substance

CJC: Injectable growth hormone releasing hormone

GHRP: Injectable growth hormone releasing peptide

IGF-1: Banned substance; stimulates insulin and muscle growth

Zinc: Essential mineral used as dietary supplement

Amino acids: Supplement aids in recovery and building of muscle tissue

Vitamin D: Immune system booster

Omega-3, -6, -9: Essential fatty acids

5-HTP: Boosts serotonin production in brain

DHEA: Testosterone precursor

Resveratrol: Plant-based supplement marketed as anti-aging agent

Melatonin: Hormone that helps regulate sleep and wake cycles

Glucosamine: Supplement used for joint and cartilage health

Alpha lipoic acid: Antioxidant that helps turn glucose into energy

Ibuprofen: Anti-inflammatory drug to treats minor aches and pains

That is the list of identifiable substances that Tony Bosch had allegedly supplied Alex Rodriguez. Note the word "identifiable", as there were other substances that couldn't be identified due to their abbreviations or legibility issues.

While I still don't believe the Yankees will be able to totally cut ties with ARod, seeing that list and reading more about the situation, makes me think that Alex's days as a Yankee could very well be over.

Keith Law Ranks Yankees Farm 10th Best In MLB

Keith Law, much like every one else in baseball around this time of the year, has released his rankings for the best farm systems in baseball. To no one's surprise the St. Louis Cardinals top the list and the New York Yankees come in at the ten spot. Law states that the Yankees system is very top heavy with guys like Tyler Austin, Gary Sanchez, Mason Williams, and Slade Heathcott sitting at the top. Law also stated that the Yankees system would be ranked higher had Manny Banuelos and Jose Campos not gotten hurt and Dellin Betances forgotten how to throw a baseball. Just an an FYI the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have the 30th ranked farm system in baseball.

Derek Jeter Ankle Injury Update

Derek Jeter has been cleared to resume baseball activities and has been seen down in Tampa hitting in the batting cage and fielding ground balls but has yet to run. Derek says that he will begin running when positional players report to camp on February 16th so we will all hold our collective breathe's until that first run is complete.

Predicting The 2013 Batting Order

Now that we have our primary DH locked up in Travis Hafner I figured now would be a good time to look at the potential batting order for the 2013 season. Now I know that Joe Girardi will flip guys around a lot and this will not be set in stone but let's take a look.

Lineup vs. RHP

1. Derek Jeter (SS)
2. Ichiro Suzuki (RF)
3. Robinson Cano (2B)
4. Mark Teixeira (1B)
5. Kevin Youkilis (3B)
6.Curtis Granderson (LF)
7.Travis Hafner (DH)
8. Brett Gardner (CF)
9. Chris Stewart (C)

Lineup vs. LHP

1. Derek Jeter (SS)
2. Ichiro Suzuki (RF)
3. Robinson Cano (2B)
4. Kevin Youkilis (3B)
5. Mark Teixeira (1B)
6. Matt Diaz/ Juan Rivera/ Whoever wins RH bench job in ST (DH)
7. Curtis Granderson (LF)
8. Francisco Cervelli (C)
9. Brett Gardner (CF)

Yankees GCL 1 Roster For 2013

The Yankees have announced their 2013 Gulf Coast League roster and in honor of "Prospects Month" here on The Greedy Pinstripes we wanted to bring it to you first. For the official Yankees GCL 1 website and news please go HERE. The Yankees GCL2 team does not have an official website or roster as of the day of writing so we will update that when it happens. Here is the Yankees GCL1 roster:


Rookie Davis
Hayden Sharp
Chaz Hebert
Ty Hensley
Daniel Camarena
Brady Lail
Dayton Dawe
Rony Bautista
Yoely Bello
Caleb Drare
Giovanny Gallegos
Luis Niebla
Corey Black
Andury Acevedo
Victor Beriguete
Andrew Cave
Joseph Maher
Melvin Mercedes
Cesar Vargas


Christopher Breen
Eduardo de Oleo


Austin Bubba Jones
Jorge Alcantara
Dalton Smith
Miguel Andujar
Jerison Lopez
Austin Aune
Fernando Perez
Jake Anderson


Yeicok Calderon
Nathan Mikolas
Ericson Leonora
Mikeson Oliberto

Meet A Prospect : Brett Marshall

Brett Edward Marshall was born on March 22nd 1990 in Highlands, Texas. Brett was drafted in the sixth round of the 2008 Major League Baseball First Years Players Draft out of Sterling High School in Sterling, Texas after going 10-2 with a 2.27 ERA  and 116 strike outs as a senior on his way to winning the All-Greater Houston Player of the Year award. He also batted clean up for that senior team and put up an impressive line of 10 home runs and 49 RBIs while hitting for a ridiculous .440 batting average. The Yankees offered him enough money to get him out of his letter of intent to Rice University with a signing bonus of $850,000 plus another $200,000 for his college education to go with a $7,500 incentive package that triggers as he moves through the Yankees system. With a 6'0 195 lb frame he is on the smaller side of big enough to not have durability concerns and will be entering his age 23 season in 2013. 

Brett Marshall is a recent Tommy John surgery recipient in 2009 and has come back healthier with a good season in 2011 with the Tampa Yankees and then a break out 2012 season with the Tampa Yankees and the Trenton Thunder. His first season removed from Tommy John surgery was in 2010 and Brett stopped in three Yankees minor league affiliates including the Tampa Yankees, Charleston Riverdogs, and the Gulf Coast League Yankees compiling a combined pitching line of 4-2 with a 2.57 ERA 84 IP with 70 Ks and a 1.06 WHIP. In 2011 he built on his first healthy season back from the surgery with a line of 9-7 with a 3.68 ERA in 140 IP while compiling 114 Ks and a 1.354 WHIP. In 2012 his final stat line was a 13-7 record with a 3.52 ERA in 27 starts and 158.1 IP. Along the way Brett compiled 120 strike outs to go with a .255 batting average against.

ETA : Late 2013 - Mid 2014