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Leyritz acquitted of DUI manslaughter

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He drove into and killed a woman in Florida in 2007.

New Yankee Pitching Coach: Larry Rothschild

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Rothschild was pitching coach for the Cubs for the last 9 seasons, including '02 and '03 when Joe Girardi was on the team as a catcher. After Joe was handed Dave Eiland by Yankee brass in his first year at the helm, this looks like a chance for him to pick his guy. - Highlights from Rothschild's press conference.

Jon Albaladejo released

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The best reliever in Triple-A signed with the Yomiuri (Tokyo) Giants to be their closer.

Our Head Honcho Gets Around

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Travis answered some Yankee questions for the aptly named Nationals' blog, Nats Blog. Check it out.

The Yankees did the smart thing and traded [Miranda] out of the league to a team that needs a first...

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The Yankees did the smart thing and traded [Miranda] out of the league to a team that needs a first baseman. In return, they got a 19-year-old kid who’s not a huge prospect – Miranda was never going to fetch that – but who seems to have some legitimate upside. Mark Newman [Yanks VP of Baseball Operations] emailed this brief scouting report: "Projectable kid with FB up to 93. He has a good feel for spin and the change. Does miss bats and we think there may be some upside." Most likely, Newman said, Allen will open in the High-A Tampa rotation.

- Chad Jennings of LoHud

Sabermetrics and Language: Where are We Wrong?

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A pretty fantastic article on Amazin' Alderson Avenue about the difference in utilizing sabermetrics for description and decision making. I think it fits neatly into our recent discussions on sabermetrics.

Yankees complete trade with Arizona

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They're sending 1B Juan Miranda to the D-Backs for 19-year old RHP Scott Allen. Miranda spent most of this season at Triple-A Scranton while Allen was at Low-A South Bend.

I think I deserved it.

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I think I deserved it.

- Felix Hernandez, after winning the AL Cy Young Award. CC finished third behind David Price.