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Yankees Offseason Notes: Still quiet but Marlins make it interesting

So the Yankees are still being as quiet as ever during the offseason (honestly, this is getting tedious just doing nothing) but we had a taste of the Hot Stove today (no, it didn’t happen in New York).

– The Miami Marlins are close to a blockbuster trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. The details are a bit sketchy, but the Marlins are planning on sending Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle to Canada! Honestly, this is the most exciting news I’ve heard since the end of the World Series.I had to literally pinch myself to see if I was dreaming that there was still baseball news. But here’s the part where we get to play Yankees GM all over again and focus on everyone’s favorite subject: trading (or attempting to) Alex Rodriguez. With the Marlins dumping all the contracts on the Blue Jays, do you think A-Rod will waive the no-trade clause and finally go to Florida? I know Brian Cashman said that he wasn’t going to trade A-Rod but…come on now! This is tempting!

The main question I have is this: Who do the Marlins think they’re going to get for 5 players (3 of them that are superstars)? Jose Bautista?

– The Colorado Rockies signed Dante Bichette as their hitting coach for the 2013 season. Does his name sound familiar? It should. He’s friends with Joe Girardi and his son Dante Bichette Jr. plays in the Yankees organization. The kid has a great bat, he could be as good as his dad.

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Series Preview: NYY vs. COL ~ 6/24/11-6/26/11







Fri., 6/24/11, 7:05PM EST

A.J. Burnett (7-5, 4.05) vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (2-7, 4.68)

Burnett’s Last 3 Starts: 1-2, 4.82, 19 K in 18.2 IP

Jimenez’s Last 3 Starts: 1-2, 3.63, 15 K in 17.1 IP

Sat., 6/25/11, 1:05PM EST

C.C. Sabathia (9-4, 3.39) vs. Aaron Cook (0-2, 4.67)

Sabathia’s Last 3 Starts: 2-1, 6.10, 14 K in 20.2 IP

Cook’s Last 3 Starts: 0-2, 4.67, 10 K in 17.1 IP

Sun., 6/26/11, 2:05PM EST

Ivan Nova (7-4, 4.13) vs. Juan Nicasio (2-1, 4.71)

Nova’s Last 3 Starts: 3-0, 3.05, 15 K in 20.2 IP

Nicasio’s Last 3 Starts: 1-0, 6.89, 19 K in 15.2 IP



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