Leyritz acquitted of DUI manslaughter


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

New Yankee Pitching Coach: Larry Rothschild


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


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

Our Head Honcho Gets Around


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...


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?


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


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.


I think I deserved it.

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