Pitchers, Prospects, and Predictions: Tuesday Yankees Links

  • Time is quickly running out on the Yankees’ window to agree to a deal with Hiroyuki Nakajima, and with contractual terms still to be worked out and a physical that would need to be passed, it is looking pretty unlikely that the Yankees will end up signing him.
  • This year’s Hall of Fame voting is going to be very interesting, as seemingly none of the candidates are shoo-ins. (No, not even Barry Larkin or Jeff Bagwell.) And while Bernie Williams has a faithful group of Yankees-fan supporters, his chances of getting anywhere near the Hall are not expected to be very good.
  • A lot of you have commented on how much you enjoyed the prospect profiles we did over the past couple of weeks. And who can blame you? The talent in the Yankees farm system is pretty exciting. For more on Jesus Montero, Manny Banuelos, and Dellin Betances, check out the player comparisons put together by River Avenue Blues.
  • Remember a few weeks ago when it was reported that the Yankees bid a laughable $20M on Yu Darvish? Well it turns out the real bid was an even more laughable $15M.  But hey, I guess it never hurts to throw your hat in the ring on the off chance things will work out in your favor.
  • And finally, if you’re an Edwin Jackson proponent (or skeptic) take a look at this profile written by William at the Captain’s Blog. I’m still not convinced he’d be successful in the Yankees rotation – after all, plenty of good pitchers have been known to forget everything that makes them good pitchers once they take the mound in the Bronx.

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