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Forum: Around The Minors

Who's coming up? Who's going down? What's happening with the Yankees Minor League clubs?

  1. El Duquecito Gets Roughed Up By Syracuse

    Adrian pitches in the minors worse than he pitches in the majors. Oh well. Lookit here: COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Brandon Lyon scattered four hits over eight scoreless innings and Garrick Haltiwanger drove in four runs as the Syracuse SkyChiefs defeated the Columbus Clippers, 9-0. Lyon (3-3) retired 19 of the 21 batters he faced after yielding a pair of singles in the third inning and finished with five strikeouts. Haltiwanger, who had three hits, blasted a three-run homer and singled home a...

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    07-05-01 09:04 AM Go to last post
  2. Nick Is Slumping

    NJ's batting average has declined to .250 as of 6/28, after a particularly tough game in which he went 0-5 with 4 ks. He has not been the same since he came back from his wrist injury. I wonder if he pressed himself back into action too soon to dispel thoughts of his fragility after last year's injury. Whatever the reason, let us hope that this is just a little bump. He is very important to the Yanks' future.

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    07-04-01 08:42 AM Go to last post
  3. Clippers Currents: Clippers stocked up with youth and veterans

    <img src="http://www.bronx-bombers.com/img/currents.gif" alt="0" border="0"><p><font color="#660000" face="arial" size="3"><b><a href="http://www.bronx-bombers.com/go.php?to=columns/currents.php?179bbfatm">Clippers Currents: Clippers stocked up with youth and veterans</a></b></font><br><font face="verdana, arial" size="1" color="#333333">July 2, 2001</font></p><font face="arial" size="2" color="#000000">Veteran slugger Patrick Lennon was signed by the Clippers to ignite their offense. A slow...

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    07-03-01 05:37 PM Go to last post
  4. Alex Graman Struggling...

    Alex Graman, the Yankees' top pitching prospect by most accounts (after all, Keisler and Lilly can't really be considered prospects anymore), is having a pretty bad season in AA. His 4.62 ERA is pretty big, and he's allowed 15 <i>unearned</i> runs. His strikeout-to-walk ratio is decent, 69:38, but not outstanding. You can ride potential for a few years, but eventually, shouldn't you start getting people out? Shouldn't we expect a little bit more at AA from a college pitcher? Does anybody...

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    07-03-01 08:11 AM Go to last post
  5. Hopes and Dreams in Minor League Baseball

    I recently reviewed “Hopes and Dreams in Minor League Baseball" and you can read about it at: http://www.netshrine.com/hopes.html If you're a fan on the minors, I recommend this video. PS - for the record, I have nothing to do with the video - I was merely asked to review it by its producer.

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    07-03-01 07:51 AM Go to last post
  6. A Weird Night at Keyspan

    Monday night I went to the Cyclones' Keyspan Park. A beautiful place, nice atmosphere - and a very loud PA system. But such is the way things are everywhere in sports these days. The Cyclones beat and pummeled the Red Sox' Lowell Spinners right into the ground. The 'clones even had a no-hitter going until one out in the eighth. A couple of weird points. It seems in A level baseball the manager lets the starter go three innings no matter how awful he is. The Cyclones' pitcher walked...

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    07-03-01 04:50 AM Go to last post
  7. Chad Ogea!

    Yankees take shot on Ogea Sunday, July 1, 2001 Yankees owner George Steinbrenner never could resist the chance to author a good storybook ending. You know, the one where he rescues an aging or injured veteran from the scrapheap and revives his career.

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    07-01-01 12:23 PM Go to last post
  8. A Ballpark Grows In Brooklyn

    Keyspan Park is just about ready to go and so are the Cyclones. The ballpark is on the site of the old and legendary Steeplechase Park, which was torn down starting in 1967, and is in the shadow of the landmark and newly repainted Parachute Jump. The old (going back to the 1920's) roller coaster, The Thunderbolt, has been razed and removed. It sure looks weird at Coney without it there covered in ivy, as it was. I have my tickets already for when the Staten Island Yankees come in. ...

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    06-30-01 07:28 PM Go to last post
  9. Edison Reynoso--On the move

    Edison Reynoso pitched for Norwich for the first time last night and did well: 6.2 7 hits, two runs, two walks, five KOs. the future is so bright I have to wear shades.

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    06-30-01 01:15 PM Go to last post
  10. Pete Rose, Jr

    The Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic Independant league announced yesterday that they signed Petey Jr. as a reserve IF/OF. I thought he was totally out of baseball. Anyway maybe I'll see him play tonight.

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    06-30-01 06:48 AM Go to last post
  11. Jimenez on the Block?

    D'Angelo Jimenez has been moved to ss, so I wonder if he's now trade bait?

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    06-29-01 01:12 PM Go to last post
  12. Good day for prospects not named Jimenez

    Nick Johnson and Juan Rivera both hit home runs today (both in losing causes, sadly) to celebrate their being named to play in All-Star Futures game in Seattle. This will be the second such game for The Stick, who also played in the Futures game in Boston in '99. Remember, that was the game where current second baseman (and star of today's game against Detroit) Alfonso Soriano was the MVP.

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    06-29-01 09:48 AM Go to last post
  13. Henson & Johnson Article

    http://www.timesdispatch.com/sports/MGBJ5XMVHOC.html It hasn't happened yet, but Drew Henson knows he will miss football, for sure by Labor Day. He's prepared. Henson began looking ahead at the fork in the road years ago. Baseball or football? "I love to get up every day and play a game," Henson said. "That's always been more attractive to me than what's involved in playing a football season." So instead of this quarterback preparing for his senior year at Michigan, from which he...

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    06-28-01 06:32 PM Go to last post
  14. Walling Will Give it Another Shot

    http://nydailynews.com/2001-06-27/Metro_Sports/Baseball/a-116350.asp Each time David Walling threw from the stretch position, the uneasiness came back. It was so crippling sometimes that he could think of nothing else but the runner on first base, his concentration turned to mush. "It was a battle for me to come set without the anxiety of needing to throw to first," Walling said. "I was too focused on the runner at first base instead of the batter, like I needed to be. I lost location on...

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    06-28-01 06:00 PM Go to last post
  15. John Sickels thoughts on Brandon Claussen

    Brandon Claussen, SP, New York Yankees (Norwich -- Double-A) John Sickels: Claussen has moved up quickly this year. He dominated high A ball in Tampa, and he's holding his own in Norwich. He still has some consolidation to do before he's ready to pitch in the bigs, but he's playing pretty well in Norwich. He might be a September callup in 2002. http://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/20010619huckabay.html

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    06-26-01 08:47 PM Go to last post
  16. The curse strikes Marte, Almonte and maybe others!!!!!

    I've done it again! For those who have seen my last post, you know what this is about, me accidentally destroying the carrers of any player I collect a card or autograph of. For the others who didn't see my last post, here's the story: Every time I buy a Yankee minor leaguer's card or get their autograph their career takes a turn for the worst, most of the time within a couple of weeks or so, but some within days! It's happened so many times, its almost scary....here's the list: Craig...

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    06-26-01 09:13 AM Go to last post
  17. Brett Jodie

    I am stupified, mystified, and downright clueless as to why this kid hasn't seen any major league ball yet. He's established himself in Columbus after playing for the Navigators last year. Two complete games, a shutout, a TON of innings pitched... Clearly he is no longer meant to pitch in the minors! The Yanks should send El Duquecito down and bring Jodie up. I don't want the Indians to get a chance to hammer Adrian again!!!

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    06-26-01 01:56 AM Go to last post
  18. Brooklyn Baseball - Long Time Coming. Steve Serby, NY POST

    A VERY NICE ARTICLE. BTW, Cyclones' opener is on channel 13 in NYC Monday at 7 PM. http://www.nypostonline.com/sports/28069.htm LONG TIME COMING by Steve Serby June 24, 2001 -- These aren't the Dodgers. This is not Ebbets Field. There are no trolley cars by Bedford Avenue. Hilda Chester doesn't live here anymore. Duke Snider and Jackie Robinson don't play here anymore.

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    06-25-01 10:18 PM Go to last post
  19. Edison Reynoso News

    I know someone was asking about him and I saw this in today's NY Times: RHP Edison Reynoso, who was a spring training bullpen candidate for the Yankees before being sidelined by a groin injury, struck out five and allowed one hit over 3 2/3 shutout innings in his first outing for Class A Tampa on Wednesday night. Good for him!!

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    06-25-01 09:53 PM Go to last post
  20. Staten Island Yanks Love New Home - N Y Post

    http://www.nypostonline.com/sports/42333.htm By EVAN GROSSMAN June 25, 2001 -- The baseball last night was secondary on Staten Island. With a breathtaking view of the lower Manhattan skyline and New York Harbor, the Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George, home of the Staten Island Yankees, opened its doors for the first time. This may be minor- league baseball, but last night the Staten Island Yankees were treated like major-league All-Stars.

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    06-25-01 03:40 AM Go to last post

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