Category Archives: Housekeeping

The roster begins to shape up for the Yankees

The Opening Day 25-man roster has to be set by Sunday, but the Yankees got a head start and started making some cuts and additions. Here’s what manager Joe Girardi and the Yankees did after the Yankees 4-2 win over the Nationals.

1. The Yankees optioned Melky Mesa to Triple-A Scranton along with newly acquired pitcher Sam Demel.

2. Lyle Overbay officially made the team today. Overbay’s defense impressed Joe Girardi enough that he will be the 1B against right handed pitchers while Kevin Youkilis plays third base.

3. Ben Francisco and Jayson Nix also made the team as the 4th OF and a utility guy off the bench.

4. David Aardsma was designated for assignment by the Yankees today. The reason behind it was that Girardi felt the Yankees already felt that they had enough one inning pitchers. Didn’t seem the need to carry another one.

5. Shawn Kelley made the team. Girardi liked his approach on the mound as well as the fact that he’s a strikeout pitcher.

6. Vidal Nuno along with a handful of other players were reassigned to minor league camp. I guess winning the Dawson Award didn’t mean much in the Yankees eyes.

7. Before the game today, Joe Girardi and Mark Teixeira were watching Brennan Boesch do first base drills while Teixeira was giving him pointers. It seems as if the Yankees plan on carrying Boesch as the emergency first baseman although the Yankees didn’t officially announce that as of yet.

8. After the Yankees released David Adams, he became a free agent today and the Yankees re-signed him. Seemed like a lengthy process to get him off the 40-man roster and back into the organization.

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Looking for writers!!!

Hello everyone. With a solid cast of writers currently at Yankees Fans Unite, we feel like we are in a good position. However, we are looking to add several more writers in an effort to bring even more high-quality original content to the blog. We are looking for someone who:

1)     Has a very strong command of the English language (including grammar, spelling, etc.).
2)     Has a plentiful, yet well balanced knowledge of all aspects of baseball/NYY.
3)     Has strong critical thinking skills and has the ability to think outside the box.
4)     Can write fluently using a healthy balance of analysis, advanced statistics, and opinion.
5)     Can commit to writing at least 1 article per week.

If you are interested, please email me (yankeesfansunite@gmail.com) with:

1)     A bio (probably just a paragraph)
2)     2 sample articles on topics of your choice.
3)     Links to other Internet work you’ve published in the past (if applicable).

We really look forward to your submissions…and good luck!!!

Adding to the YFU Team

Roughly 9 months ago, Matt and I started up Yankees Fans Unite with the hopes of providing a site where fans could analyze, discuss, and debate the Yankees. It is my pleasure to acknowledge that we have been extremely successful in that goal. YFU just recently surpassed the 115,000 view mark, and we owe that success to our outstanding and supportive readership. I think I can speak for all our writers when I say that you guys are the reason we do this. And to further show our appreciation for our readers, we thought it would be a good idea to bring in a few more writers.

It is my pleasure to welcome Brian Danuff and Michael Pawluk to our blog. Both of which will provide interesting new content and unique perspectives to YFU, and I’m sure you guys will enjoy that! Brian and Michael will be starting up next week, so be sure not to miss their debuts!

Have a great weekend!

Looking for Writers!!

We posted this several weeks ago but I’m putting it up again for anybody who did not see the original posting.

Hello everyone. With a solid cast of writers currently at Yankees Fans Unite, we feel like we are in a good position. However, we are looking to add several more writers in an effort to bring even more high-quality original content to the blog. We are looking for someone who:

1)     Has a very strong command of the English language (including grammar, spelling, etc.).
2)     Has a plentiful, yet well balanced knowledge of all aspects of  baseball/NYY.
3)     Has strong critical thinking skills and has the ability to think outside the box.
4)     Can write fluently using a healthy balance of analysis, advanced statistics, and opinion.
5)     Can commit to writing at least 2 original articles per week.

If you are interested, please email me (yankeesfansunited@gmail.com) with:

1)     A bio (probably just a paragraph)
2)     2 sample articles on topics of your choice.
3)     Links to other Internet work you’ve published in the past (if applicable).

We really look forward to your submissions…and good luck!!!

Looking for Writers!!!

Hello everyone. With a solid cast of writers currently at Yankees Fans Unite, we feel like we are in a good position. However, we are looking to add several more writers in an effort to bring even more high-quality original content to the blog. We are looking for someone who:

1)     Has a very strong command of the English language (including grammar, spelling, etc.).
2)     Has a plentiful, yet well balanced knowledge of all aspects of  baseball/NYY.
3)     Has strong critical thinking skills and has the ability to think outside the box.
4)     Can write fluently using a healthy balance of analysis, advanced statistics, and opinion.
5)     Can commit to writing at least 2 original articles per week.

If you are interested, please email me (yankeesfansunited@gmail.com) with:

1)     A bio (probably just a paragraph)
2)     2 sample articles on topics of your choice.
3)     Links to other Internet work you’ve published in the past (if applicable).

We really look forward to your submissions…and good luck!!!

Informing You of Our Site’s Features

Informing You of Our Site’s Features

by Mike D.

Good afternoon. Everybody (especially those newer to the site) is encouraged to read through this, as it should help with getting around on our site.

HEADER

In our header, we have all our pages, in addition to the site’s RSS Feed, Facebook page link, and Twitter link.

We currently have 11 pages on our site:

1. Home: This is where you’ll find the blog!

2. 2012 Free Agents: Here you can find all the free agents to be signed for the 2012 season.

3. 2013 Free Agents: Here you can find all the free agents to be signed for the 2013 season.

4. 40 Man Roster: On this page, you will find the Yankees 40 Man Roster.

5. Depth Chart: This is another page devoted to the roster, but in chart form.

6. Contracts/Salaries: Here you can find the contracts of the Yankee players, including their percent of the team salary.

7. 2012 Schedule: This has a list of the regular season games the Yankees will play next season.

8. Our Staff: This lists all our authors and their bios.

9. Contact Us: Here you’ll learn how to get in touch with us. Please share any questions, concerns, feedback, constructive criticism, etc.

10. Commenting Guidelines: Here you will find guidelines/rules/procedures for commenting on Yankees Fans Unite. Anyone who comments on our blog is expected to have at least skimmed these guidelines.

11. Non-Baseball Related Thread: On this page, you can have any kind of non-baseball related chit-chat. Please save the blog articles and threads for talking about baseball. We would appreciate it if any other commenting would be put on the Non-Baseball Related Thread.

SIDEBAR

1. Recent Comments, Categories, Archives, Popular Posts: This is a multipurpose tool that displays exactly those four things. It automatically will open to the recent comments, so you can keep track of conversations you are having with others. However if you: click the clock, you will find our archives sorted by time; click the folder, you will also find our archives, but sorted by categories; click the star, you will find our most popular posts and threads, determined by number of comments. This is a conveniently useful tool – so be sure to use it.

2. Email Subscription: This is where you can sign up for a subscription to our site. Every time we post something, you will be sent an email about it.

3. Recent Posts: The title says it all. You can find the seven most recent posts under this heading.

4. Top Recent Commenters: This is a tally of our top, recent commenters. It takes the top commenter in the past x days, so if you don’t comment for a while, your number of comments will actually lower.

5. Links: You’ll find we have five categories of links on that sidebar. [1] is the Beat Writers (such as Mark Feinsand and Joel Sherman), [2] contains links for twitter accounts you should follow (such as Ken Rosenthal and Jon Heyman), [3] is a list of good baseball resources you should use (such as Fangraphs and MLBTradeRumors), [4] links you to all the minor-league affiliates’ sites, and [5] is our blogroll for other Yankee blogs (such as River Ave. Blues or The Yankee Analysts).

6. Facebook Portal: The next item is our Facebook plug-in. There you can easily be sent to our Facebook page (which is YankeesFansUnite). It also shows the profile pictures of people that have “liked” our page.

7. Milestones & Records: These next three sections are called: “Moving Up the Hit List” (Derek Jeter), “Chase for All Time HR Record” (Alex Rodriguez), and lastly “All Time Saves Leader” (Mariano Rivera). These are all updated daily, so check ‘em out.

8. Poll: The latest poll. You can see the results on the page itself.

9. Authors: Here you can see all six authors and their latest posts.

10. RSS Feeds: These are live-streamed feeds of articles from both the Official New York Yankees site and NYY MLB Trade Rumors.

12. Tags: This displays all the “tags” our site has used. You can click on somebody’s name such as Jorge Posada, and be taken to all articles that involve him.

13. Twitter Feed: This is the YankeeFansUnite live streaming Twitter feed.

14. Advertising & Contributing: This is for any reading this site that wish to have an advertisement on our site, but also for any who wish to “audition” to write for our site. Simply send us an email.

Informing You of Our Site’s Features

INFORMING YOU OF OUR SITE’S FEATURES

by Mike D.

In case you haven’t noticed, we have made some changes to the sidebar, on the right-hand side of this page. The content it offers is pretty extensive, so we want you to take a look and know about what is there. I’ll go from in order from top to bottom in these descriptions.

1. Email Subscription: This is where you can sign up for a subscription to our site. Every time we post something, you will be sent an email about it.

2. Recent Posts: The title says it all. You can find the seven most recent posts under this heading.

3. Recent Comments, Categories, Archives: This is a multipurpose tool that displays exactly those three things. It automatically is open to the recent comments, but if you click the clock, you will find our site’s archives, and if you click the folder, you will find the categories of our posts. This is a great, convenient tool – so be sure to use it.

4. Links: You’ll find we have five categories of links on that sidebar. [1] is the Beat Writers (such as Mark Feinsand and Joel Sherman), [2] contains links for twitter accounts you should follow (such as Ken Rosenthal and Jon Heyman), [3] is a list of good baseball resources you should use (such as Fangraphs and MLBTradeRumors), [4] links you to all the minor-league affiliates’ sites, and [5] is our blogroll for other Yankee blogs (such as River Ave. Blues and Lohud).

5. Facebook Portal: The next item is our Facebook plug-in. There you can easily be sent to our Facebook page (which is YankeesFansUnite). It also shows the profile pictures of people that have “liked” our page.

6. Top Commenters: This is updated every Monday, showing who has commented the most.

7. Milestones & Records: These next three sections are called: “Moving Up the Hit List” (Derek Jeter), “Chase for All Time HR Record” (Alex Rodriguez), and lastly “All Time Saves Leader” (Mariano Rivera). These are all updated daily, so check ‘em out.

8. Advertising & Contributing: This is for any reading this site that wish to have an advertisement on our site, but also for any who wish to “audition” to write for our site. Simply send us an email.

9. Poll: The latest poll. You can see the results on the page itself.

10. Authors: Here you can see all five authors and their latest posts.

11. RSS Feeds: These are live-streamed feeds of articles from both the Offical New York Yankees site and NYY MLB Trade Rumors.

12. Tags: This displays all the tags our site has used, and you can click on somebody’s name such as Jorge Posada, and be taken to all articles that involve him.

13. Twitter Feed: This is the YankeeFansUnite live streaming Twitter feed.

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