Who's coming up? Who's going down? What's happening with the Yankees Minor League clubs?
I'm from Brooklyn; I like the Cyclones and their ballpark. Good, hustling players. Gamers.
But tonight I had to endure pre-pubescent idiots screaming out their profoundities, such as "YANKEES SUCK!!!!!!!!". Or, near the end of the game, listening to chants of "No More Yankees!!!". There were plenty of Yankee fans around.
The Staten Island Yankees' season ended ignominiously at Keyspan as they lost their second in a row to the Cyclones, 4-1. It was extremely tight until a bottom of the...
September 9, 2001
BROOKLYN WINS SERIES, 2-1
Brooklyn's Series Victory Is a Major League Payback
By STEVE POPPER
The New York Times
It was not quite the Dodgers over the Yankees at Ebbets Field. But in Brooklyn, where they have waited 45 years for a chance to avenge the cruel history handed down by the Yankees, the Brooklyn Cyclones' victory over the Staten Island Yankees at KeySpan Park will have to do.
Back from a crummy night at Keyspan Park.
Found myself sitting next to a screeching female blimp of a Cyclones fan. And the Staten Island Yanks, with a chance to end the season for Brooklyn, gave their starter, Jason Anderson, a three run lead in the second. This putz promptly gave up seven runs in three innings while losing control of the plate.
Jason Anderson. Don't expect to see that guy at AA any time soon.
Yankees take a pounding. I left early.
Tomorow night the deciding game.
Making a breakthrough
Navs' Thames has overcome in life, on field
By STEVE NALBANDIAN
When Marcus Thames was 5 years old, his mother Veterine was in a car accident that left her paralyzed from the neck down.
Because she wouldn't be able to provide for Marcus the way she wanted to, she wanted him to get a job after high school and earn money to take care of himself rather than go college. If he went to college, she wasn't going to be able to help him with college...
Back to Form For Cyclones
Solve S.I. to even N.Y.-Penn semis
By Jason Butler
New York Newsday
September 8, 2001
Friday's game, like the series itself, began ominously for the Cyclones.
The Navigators have lost the first two games of the Northern Division playoff against the New Britain Rock Cats, 3-2 and 4-2.
The first game was lost when Brandon Claussen, who has made himself the Yankees' top pitching prospect with his outstanding season, had to be pulled from the game after eight dominant innings because of a high pitch count (113). The bullpen blew the game. Hey, I like the Navigators, but the health of future Yankees is far more important. Bravo to the...
At the Richmond County Bank Ballpark, against the Cyclones' best pitcher who all season has owned the Yankees, the real Baby Bombers flipped the switch and thumped the Brooklyn Mets 6-1. Nice job!
Hey, I can't hate Brooklyn; I'm from there. But any Yankee has preference.
One more win, either Friday or Saturday at Keyspan, and the Yankees move on to the Penn League Finals.
Final combined (Triple-A, Double-A) 2001 statistics for Juan Rivera:
133 games, 518 ABs, 89 runs, 167 hits, 288 total bases, 29 doubles,
4 triples, 28 HRs, 98 RBIs, .322 average, 30 walks, 82 strikeouts.
Those numbers are great as is, but when you calculate over 162 games:
162 games, 631 ABs, 108 runs, 203 hits, 351 total bases, 35 doubles, 5 triples, 34 HRs, 119 RBIs, 37 walks, 100 strikeouts.
His on-base percentage is .380.
GAME DATE: 9/05/01
TAMPA 8 AT CHARLOTTE 6
TAMPA AB R H BI AVG CHARLOTTE AB R H BI AVG
T.Tyson CF 4 1 1 2 .333 L.Nix LF 5 1 2 1 .333
B.Myrow DH 5 1 1 0 .333 D.Garcia CF 4 1 2 0 .333
A.Phillips 2B 4 1 1 4 .250 J.Jones 1B 4 1 1 3 .375
M.Vento RF 5 ...
TAMPA (FSL) OF MIKE VENTO tripled, homered and collected five RBI as the Yankees defeated visiting Charlotte, 7-1, in the first game of their best-of-three, semi-final playoff series. Vento ripped a two-run triple after a pair of base hits and scored on a groundout in the first inning. A 40th-round pick of the Yankees in 1997 who led the Florida State League in both triples and RBI during the regular season, crushed a three-run blast in the fifth inning to give Tampa a 6-0 lead. RHP SAM...
Brooklyn baseball memories rekindled
By Wayne Drehs
CONEY ISLAND, N.Y. -- On this stretch of land where for years families came in search of thrills, laughter, amazement and fascination, the game of baseball showed up this summer with the promise of rekindling such emotions.
I was just reading some threads here and it suddenly struck me how many names are being thrown out there. The Yankees have quite a few highly regarded prospects in the minors, and it makes you wonder what they're going to DO with all of them. Even without D'Angelo (BRIAN! :mad: ), there's still Erick Almonte, Nick Johnson, Drew Henson, and even Scott Seabol. What will the Yankees do? Jeter, of course, isn't going anywhere. Soriano? He'll probably stay at 2nd for a while, but I do think...
I just ordered tickets for the SI Yankees -Brooklyn Cyclones
playoff on Thursday. Let's beat the Mets again.
Just read an interview with NY Penn league Hudson Valley Renegades pitching coach who states that he was only impressed with two pitchers in the league this year, both of them were lefties with the Staten Is. Yankees. Listed first, he said, as far as prospects go it would have to be Sean Henn who they clocked as high as 97 on the gun. Pretty good velocity for a young lefty, one year removed from Tommy John surgery. He also said he was impressed with Chuck Manning, another lefty who throws in...
Have the Yanks announced who they were calling up today for the stretch run? Have they also announced who was dropped from the 25 man roster when Velerde joined the team?
Looking for info on Coble this guy was a cant miss LPH out of high school that the yanks drafted in97 or 98 the yanks drafted him in the second round but he left after one year in the system;last week I saw his name on the norwich pitching roster but see no stats for him if you have any info on him that would be great ,thanks.
League Leaders this week
Gulf Coast stats are final. All other leagues will have final stats next week.
# out for season
AAA/COL/IL Nick Johnson* OB%
Brandon Knight Ks
And best wishes to the REAL "Baby Bombers", the ones from Staten Island, the ones without ringers, who start the playoffs in about a week.
8/30/2001 7:00 pm ET
Rookie Bombers -
Gulf Coast Yankees win second straight title
The Gulf Coast League Yankees defeated the Dodgers 5-2 on Thursday in Vero Beach, FL,...
You've Gotta Like Their Prospects
That's the hopeful attitude of Yanks' Norwich pitchers
August 28, 2001
Trenton - It takes just one poor pitching performance, one misstep on a path that requires years to complete, for the gallows humor to kick in with the Norwich Navigators.
BOMBERS READY TO REWARD RIVERA WITH TRIP TO SHOW
By JOEL SHERMAN
August 29, 2001 -- Juan Rivera became the Yankees' top position prospect in the minors when Nick Johnson was promoted to the majors last week. And Rivera is about to follow the first baseman to The Show.
In a slightly surprising move, the Yankees plan to add Rivera to the 40-man roster and then bring him to the majors after rosters...
from the sporting news:
The Yankees figure to sign at least one corner outfielder this winter, but they're excited by the progress of minor leaguer Juan Rivera, who is batting a combined .320 between Class AA and AAA, with 27 homers in 478 at-bats. Some in the Yankees organization say Rivera shows even more promise than SS Alfonso Soriano did in the minors.
Duncan is Yankees' 2001 2nd-round draft pick, who set the home run record at Arizona. I hope he will become one of the next generation of "bash brothers". After all, he, as a kid, hang around at A's clubhouse with McGwire, Canseco and learned some tips about glove work from Brosius.:D
Sorry, I don't know how to post the entire article without using copy/paste.
Here is the comment on Shelley Duncan from ondeckbaseball.com:
Well, after a very good first round pick, and then two...
According to the roster list at mlb, Ryan bradley will be playing in Arizona this fall. Is this his last shot, i would say it is.:confused:
Rivera 4-4 with a double(9), HR(13) and an RBI
his BA is .340
his OPS is 1.052
also in the game, brandon knight pitched 7 scoreless innings with 8k's, lowered his era to 3.45
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