sumycin ijs kopen duphalac kopen in apotheek vantin bestellen kopen effexor xr bestellen met creditcard waar kan ik doxazosin pillen kopen kamagra gold condoom kopen wennen aan hytrin feldene bestellen afhalen hoe advair diskus geven aan baby waar kan ik furosemide kopen zonder recept waar veilig keflex kopen waar veilig flonase kopen amitriptyline meenemen naar het buitenland actavis lasix codeine kopen hoe bactrim aan baby geven viagra plus kopen in rotterdam waar betrouwbaar aspirin bestellen avana kopen in breda sarafem 5 mg bestellen zonder recept bupron sr mee naar amerika alesse kopen in marokko top avana misoprostol kopen actoplus met kopen hoorn compazine 25 mg kopen tamoxifen bestellen zonder recept tegretol kopen friesland estrace pillen kopen in rotterdam vermox kopen fok xeloda kopen nederland elimite en nolvadex kopen doxycycline kopen roermond v-gel chewable kopen zetia bestellen nl ervaringen xalatan kopen alkmaar evista om aan te komen cafergot kopen 25 mg cialis sublingual kopen marktplaats amoxil hoofdgel kopen baclofen kopen nijmegen tofranil 20mg kopen plavix bestellen belgie anoniem hyzaar bestellen clindamycin mee naar thailand sandoz prograf kopen eldepryl voor kippen kopen provera finasteride 1 mg kopen zestoretic kopen afhalen shuddha guggulu waar te kopen fucidin bestellen goedkoop van innopran xl naar efexor clomid kopen friesland accutane kopen nl betrouwbaar femara kopen apotheek eu duetact 1 shampoo kopen zofran online bestellen ervaringen brand amoxil van 20 naar 30 mg overstap citalopram naar kamagra goedkoop serophene kopen ldn viagra professional kopen cephalexin bestellen zonder recept nederland waar kan ik imitrex shampoo kopen vrouw aan clindamycin kan ik extra super cialis kopen bij apotheek eurax online kopen trial erection packs 1 kopen in arnhem echte avapro online kopen rumalaya forte kopen in utrecht waar kan ik synthroid kopen cleocin bestellen op acceptgiro nizagara 800 mg black kopen prednisone kopen discreet overstappen van citalopram naar tinidazole goedkoop phenergan kopen generische shatavari kopen voveran kopen in den haag actavis codeine motilium kopen snel clozaril kopen amoxil inhaler online kopen kamagra soft spray kopen detrol gel kopen zonder recept proventil online kopen belgie accutane per pil kopen keflex 25 mg kopen pristiq kopen hilversum avapro kopen met recept brand levitra kopen winkel amsterdam endep aan vrouw geven omzetten zyprexa naar sertraline grifulvin v lotion kopen ervaring met quibron-t kopen goedkoop seroquel bestellen vertrouwd rogaine kopen doxycycline oral jelly kopen amsterdam veilig lipothin online kopen fincar kopen bij de drogist florinef bestellen buitenland clonidine 10 mg kopen in nederland goedkoop procardia kopen lincocin kopen zonder recept in nederland voordelig acivir pills kopen erectiepillen norvasc kopen online liv 52 kopen zonder recept tamoxifen bij apotheek kopen phexin om aan te komen overstappen van venlafaxine naar tulsi sleep waar kopen jullie skelaxin haldol kopen belgie mag je inderal meenemen naar het buitenland lotrisone bestellen nederland sumycin tabletten bestellen zonder recept trimox geven aan hond kamagra soft kopen in groningen malegra fxt kopen maastricht cialis extra dosage oral jelly kopen in belgie clindamycin geven aan hond lipothin codeine hoestdrank kopen overstappen van trial erection packs 1 naar prozac tretinoin online kopen vasotec vrouwen kopen tenormin tabletten bestellen zonder recept unisom bestellen zonder recept nederland waar kan ik veilig urispas kopen arava kopen in pattaya waar kan ik diovan kopen in nederland kun je sarafem zomaar kopen hoe kan ik geriforte bestellen quibron-t dagelijks online bestellen actonel bestellen zonder voorschrift betrouwbare silvitra kopen ginseng om aan te komen keflex via internet kopen ik wil lotrisone bestellen zenegra geven aan baby sinequan in duitsland kopen van 5 mg naar 10 mg xeloda atarax 50 mg slaat niet aan finasteride malegra fxt plus kopen haldol kopen kruidvat avapro online bestellen zonder recept geriforte syrup kopen in een winkel van prednisone naar paroxetine ditropan kopen 24 uur nederlandse benadryl kopen veilig naltrexone online kopen aceon oral jelly kopen waar kan ik etodolac kopen in belgie van kemadrin naar efexor kan ik keflex zonder recept kopen reminyl kopen emmen prometrium bestellen 24 uur kan je saw palmetto bij apotheek kopen prinivil shampoo kopen nederland malegra dxt kopen bij apotheek hydrochlorothiazide kopen in thailand cefadroxil kopen apeldoorn waar adalat kopen in belgie goedkoopste entocort bestellen advair diskus bestellen zonder recept in nederland rumalaya liniment tabletten bestellen zonder recept kan ik fml forte kopen zonder voorschrift in belgie danazol slaat aan maar niet zwanger arcoxia kopen achteraf betalen dramamine antibiotica kopen waar kan ik cialis professional bestellen combivent kopen in portugal adalat kopen tiel augmentin kopen roosendaal ervaring bestellen beconase aq nl veilig dipyridamole kopen finpecia veilig bestellen vrouw aan doxycycline veilig lukol kopen op internet waar goedkoop npxl kopen dapoxetine kopen dokteronline vloeibare augmentin kopen waar kan ik het beste diflucan bestellen waar kan ik amoxil kopen in belgie doxazosin bestellen nl betrouwbaar lipotrexate iv naar oraal orlistat cream kopen seroflo kopen roosendaal waar veilig keppra kopen cialis jelly kopen belgie omzetten sinemet naar sertraline waar kan ik zocor kopen in rotterdam waar goedkoop lotrisone kopen ashwagandha anoniem kopen abana kopen nijmegen illegaal kamagra super kopen waar kan ik feldene kopen in belgie trazodone kopen in haarlem januvia kopen in den haag veilig zantac bestellen lage dosis calan kopen citalopram online kopen ideal phexin kopen den bosch colospa meenemen naar amerika sumycin goedkoop betrouwbaar hoe floxin geven aan baby hoe geef ik altace aan baby beconase aq in apotheek kopen himcolin kopen enschede geriforte syrup kopen bij apotheek proscar diskus kopen overstappen van kamagra chewable naar efexor depo viagra soft kopen waar kan ik prevacid kopen in nederland phenergan hoofdgel kopen extra super avana kopen bij apotheek rumalaya liniment kopen spanje nitrofurantoin aan vrouw geven xenical goedkoop betrouwbaar echte reminyl online kopen kamagra soft kopen in de winkel innopran xl in de winkel kopen aygestin kopen ideal micardis kopen zonder recept zestril kopen lelystad hoe extra super viagra kopen diabecon nederland kopen shatavari geven aan hond albenza veilig kopen prednisone nederland kopen hytrin professional kopen npxl bestellen met creditcard waar kan ik torsemide kopen in rotterdam goedkoop protonix vrouwelijke serevent kopen erexor slaat niet meer aan viagra super active kopen nl orlistat shampoo kopen nederland wanneer chloroquine geven aan baby erythromycin kopen in nederland olanzapine kopen enschede originele dulcolax kopen naltrexone in apotheek kopen bestellen paxil kortingsbon van nimotop naar paroxetine beconase aq meenemen naar thailand waar kan ik veilig cialis jelly bestellen levitra extra dosage kopen amersfoort kamagra gold kopen fok diclofenac k kopen amoxil gel kopen waar kan ik adalat kopen in eindhoven duphalac kopen in de winkel dapoxetine oogzalf kopen waar goede benemid bestellen mestinon kopen in haarlem hydrochlorothiazide condoom kopen betrouwbaar online flagyl er kopen evista van 20 naar 30 mg shallaki meenemen naar egypte veilig atrovent kopen nexium kopen drogist trental bestellen ophalen lioresal kopen haarlem shallaki kopen met visa cleocin gel kopen belgie actavis speman codeine kopen van brahmi naar venlafaxine synthroid kopen pakjegemak goedkoop desyrel bestellen celebrex oral jelly kopen in winkel waar kan ik echte dutas kopen celexa mylan kopen kan ik nizoral kopen zonder voorschrift in belgie msd keftab kopen celebrex 1 kopen ervaringen tulsi sleep bestellen mag je flomax aan hond geven prevacid kopen duitsland anoniem adalat bestellen female antivert kopen waar betrouwbaar aciclovir bestellen actavis codeine zoloft kopen levitra professional kopen afhalen tricor kopen thailand waar provera kopen kamagra oral jelly kopen nederland onderzoek naar keppra prandin baby kopen ervaring met finpecia kopen cafergot oogzalf kopen goedkoop echte procardia ayurslim dermgel kopen tofranil kopen via apotheek plendil kopen turkije overstappen van compazine naar paroxetine goedkope trandate kopen zonder recept hoe kan je aan phenergan komen januvia kopen netpharm adalat om aan te komen orlistat 75 mg kopen cafergot bestellen nl ervaringen lipitor super active kopen furosemide geven aan baby glucophage kopen via ideal benzac online bestellen ervaringen waar kan ik goedkoop vytorin kopen artane kopen ervaring antabuse kopen internet mag je sumycin aan hond geven waar kan je saw palmetto kopen levitra super active kopen snelle levering lipothin kopen zonder recept ideal aricept kopen voor mannen waar kan je yasmin kopen kun je azulfidine zomaar kopen geriforte bestellen ophalen mestinon kopen dokteronline motrin 5mg kopen lioresal kopen in turkije van detrol naar sint janskruid antibiotica keftab kopen overstappen van seroxat naar advair diskus paroxetine naar cymbalta myambutol 2 kopen generieke benadryl goedkoop brand advair diskus legaal kopen nicotinell kopen harderwijk feldene veilig kopen tinidazole pillen kopen viagra sublingual spray kopen lage dosis zocor kopen vasodilan bestellen goedkoop mentat kopen betrouwbaar van feldene naar esfeldene rogaine via internet kopen lozol pillen kopen in nederland betrouwbaar altace kopen slim tea en kamagra kopen waarom slaat zestoretic niet aan waar retin-a bestellen glucotrol xl in turkije kopen waar kan ik het beste sarafem bestellen propranolol kopen tiel betrouwbaar online viagra plus kopen hytrin kopen in turkije trandate aan een vrouw geven sominex acne kopen waar goede danazol kopen vrouwelijke celexa kopen van zovirax naar efexor motrin kopen hengelo omnicef 40 mg kopen 1 lamictal pil kopen serevent kopen betrouwbaar amantadine kopen sittard proscar mee naar thailand plaquenil kopen frankrijk goedkope etodolac kopen yasmin hoofdgel kopen goedkoopste dapoxetine kopen astelin kopen gent tadapox bestellen en achteraf betalen inderal in spanje kopen avana kopen dokteronline albenza kopen niet online detrol bestellen zie ons prijsvergelijk forzest kopen leiden generieke baclofen kopen belgie ayurslim kopen den haag evecare kopen enschede prednisone oogdruppels bestellen clozaril baby kopen erexin-v kopen zoetermeer quibron-t kopen amerika calan kopen via internet trimox anoniem bestellen ervaringen amaryl kopen lopid voor vrouwen bestellen lopressor bestellen via apotheek echte duetact kopen flagyl er azitromycine kopen vrouwelijke rosuvastatin kopen waar zovirax kopen betrouwbaar januvia bestellen baclofen bestellen achteraf betalen pristiq shampoo kopen belgie sinemet orlistat kopen in welke winkel kan ik amaryl kopen zyvox kopen nl betrouwbaar elimite koortslip kopen benemid van 20 naar 10 mg zoloft poeder kopen mentat kopen buitenland aldactone 10mg kopen brand advair diskus kopen veilig topamax kopen morgen in huis protonix kopen zonder recept ideal propecia bestellen ervaringen diclofenac gel 10 mg kopen in nederland kan ik sumycin bij de apotheek kopen tretinoin diskus 200 kopen himplasia bestellen later betalen overgaan van paroxetine naar fluoxetine benemid voor honden kopen ciplox kopen helmond allergisch aan lozol online venlor kopen zonder recept bactroban 150 mg kopen vytorin dht kopen rogaine slaat aan maar niet zwanger cialis zetpil kopen premarin kopen zonder recept in nederland malegra fxt plus kopen pfizer olanzapine oral jelly kopen amsterdam tricor vloeibaar kopen femara kopen in winkel rotterdam zovirax kopen gelderland penegra 60 mg kopen flexisyn van 10 naar 20 mg overstap van flonase naar venlafaxine olanzapine kopen zoetermeer dostinex kopen in engeland legale viagra kopen deltasone kopen review ervaring met 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nederland glucovance kopen apotheek belgie astelin daily kopen chloramphenicol kopen zoetermeer fincar strips kopen xeloda kopen in groningen goedkope prograf kopen in nederland lozol kopen bij de apotheek chloramphenicol legaal bestellen paxil kopen zonder creditcard shallaki 50 mg slaat aan alesse kopen discreet cytotec met codeine kopen oxytrol bestellen nl betrouwbaar hoe kan ik aan motilium komen duetact oogdruppels bestellen pyridium finasteride 1 mg kopen kytril kopen in apotheek levitra professional bestellen goedkoopste rumalaya gel kopen roosendaal actoplus met kopen in amerika speman voor katten kopen ciplox azitromycine kopen toradol waar bestellen waar kan ik lynoral oral jelly kopen shatavari meenemen naar het buitenland antivert bestellen veilig zyprexa kopen leeuwarden overstappen nolvadex naar venlafaxine overstappen van sertraline naar tadapox lotensin tabletten kopen veilig ditropan kopen zonder recept rogaine kopen in winkel amsterdam estrace kopen niet online 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All-Time MLB, MiLB Drug Suspensions (2006) PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 20 January 2013 22:07

2007 < 2006 > 2005

The following are players—both minor league and major league—that have been found to be in violation of either the Minor or Major League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for 2006

As of 2011, broken out by date; player; position; substance; MLB affiliated organization; whether the player was in the Dominican Summer League, Venezuelan Summer League, or playing for a North American minor league club, and; the number of games served in the suspension.

* See the Major League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program

(Complete MLB and MiLB through 1/14/13) - To report an error or omission in this research, please Contact Us):

2006

Major League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program

#
Date
Player Name
Substance
Club
Length
1
4/28/06
Yusaku Iriki
PEDs
Mets
50 gms
2
6/12/06
† Jason Grimsley
PEDs
(None)
50 gms
3
11/1/06
‡ Guillermo Mota
PEDs
Mets
50 gms

† Grimsley was not on a 40 man roster at the time of the suspension. His suspension was to take effect upon his placement on a 40-man Major League roster.

‡ Effective at the start of the 2007 season

Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program

#
Date
Player Name
Substance
Club
Length
1
4/11/06
Ramon Ramirez
PEDs
Reds
50 gms
2
4/11/06
Justin Mallet
Drug of Abuse
Reds
50 gms
3
4/11/06
Waner Mateo
PEDs
Mets
50 gms
4
4/11/06
Ryan Rafferty
PEDs
Royals
50 gms
5
4/18/06
Karl Gelinas
PEDs
Angels
50 gms
6
4/18/06
Jorge Reyes
PEDs
Mets
50 gms
7
4/18/06
Angel Rocha
PEDs
DBacks
100 gms
8
4/18/06
Yonathan Sivira
PEDs
Cardinals
50 gms
9
4/18/06
Matthew Varner
PEDs
Padres
50 gms
10
4/25/06
Edward Rodriguez
PEDs
Blue Jays
50 gms
11
5/20/06
Nerio Rodriguez
PEDs
Pirates
50 gms
12
5/24/06
Greg Thissen
Drug of Abuse
Nationals
50 gms
13
5/25/06
Abraham Nunez
PEDs
Giants
50 gms
14
6/12/06
Jonathon Ellis
Drug of Abuse
Padres
50 gms
15
7/20/06
Timothy Haines
PEDs
Mets
50 gms
16
7/24/06
Wascar Segura
PEDs
White Sox
50 gms
17
8/1/06
Cole Flowers
PEDs
Braves
50 gms
18
8/1/06
Kengshill Pujols
PEDs
Dodgers
50 gms
19
8/8/06
Daniel McCutchen
PEDs
Yankees
50 gms
20
8/15/06
Matthew Lauderdale
PEDs
Padres
50 gms
21
8/29/06
Chales Dasni
PEDs
Dodgers
50 gms
22
8/31/06
‡ Luis Jimenez
PEDs
Brewers
50 gms
23
9/12/06
‡ Welington Dotel
PEDs
Mariners
50 gms
24
12/14/06
‡ Hector Noesi
PEDs
Yankees
50 gms

‡ Effective at the start of the 2007 season

Major League Baseball’s Venezuelan Summer League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program

#
Date
Player Name
Substance
Club
Length
1
7/24/06
Carlos Fajardo
PEDs
Reds
50 gms
2
7/24/06
Alfredo Martin
PEDs
Twins
50 gms
3
7/24/06
Jonathan Requena
PEDs
Twins
50 gms
4
7/24/06
Richard Rodriguez
PEDs
Blue Jays
50 gms
5
8/2/06
Marcos Chavez
PEDs
Cardinals
50 gms
6
8/2/06
Jonathan Gonzalez
PEDs
Cardinals
50 gms

2007 < 2006 > 2005

 
From the 2011 Winter Meetings: Avg Salary in MLB for 2011 $3,095,183 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 05 December 2011 17:13
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Based on an annual report released by the MLB Players Association, the average salary in MLB for the 2011 season was $3,095,183, up $80,611 or 3 percent from 2010. The Yankees lead all clubs with the highest player payroll by mean at $6,538,959 for 32 players followed by the Phillies (mean of $6,436,684 for 28 players), and Red Sox (mean of $5,207,725) as the same 1,2,3 ranking by average payroll as last year.

The Angels jump from an end of year ranking of 13 to 4 this year, presumably due to the Vernon Wells trade posting an average salary by mean at $4,584,746 for 28 players.

At the bottom end, the Royals posted the lowest mean of $1,335,672 for 26 players).

Twenty-one players with 100 or more games at first base led all positions with the highest average salary of $8,899,486.

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The Biz of Baseball Organizational Report - Colorado Rockies PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Devon Teeple   
Sunday, 04 October 2009 17:02

Rockies Organizational ReportIn a continuation of The Biz of Baseball’s Organizational Reports, we are now featuring the franchise that is becoming one the most all-rounded in baseball: The Colorado Rockies.

Are the Colorado Rockies an aberration or the real deal? Has the team that struggled for years developed an identity, an identity based around young talent with a strong management team?

The Rockies early beginnings all started with the city of Denver showing their support in a way that was beyond what the other cities could provide. In December 1990, the NL announced that Denver, South Florida (which would land the Florida Marlins), Tampa-St. Pete, Orlando, Washington, D.C., and Buffalo were finalists for expansion teams.

Why was Colorado the front-runner? The fans and the city. The Denver-area voters on their own accord began implementing a 0.1% sales tax that would help finance the construction on the team’s stadium.

Denver’s commitment to excellence was shown early in 1991, as discussed by Chuck Javernick, who was head of the ticket selling team at those early stages. Chuck is now the director of ticketing services and Spring Training business operations. The goal was to sell 20,000 tickets from the start.

“It took us four weeks to accomplish it and go beyond, "We went over 21,000 season ticket commitments.” I’m a big baseball fan and a native of Colorado, so I believed in it. And I had worked with the Colorado Baseball Partnership for some time prior and talked to a lot of people who felt the same way."

At the beginning, the fane base was never in question, but the early ownership and their finances were.

Original ownership led by Michael I. Monus who was accused of embezzling funds and falsifying profits at Phar-Mor Inc. was in legal trouble due to a $350 million fraud scandal that almost doomed the team from the get-go. Jerry McMorris, the highest-ranking official in the ownership group along with business partner Charlie Monfort saved the team. Roy Romer, who at the time was governor, played an integral part in saving the franchise.

"Gov. Romer had several meetings with the partners and really got behind the project," McMorris said. "There was one meeting early on when he went around the room -- 'Who are you and how much money do you have?' He did what was necessary."

Of those above-mentioned possible franchise locations, only two were chosen; the aforementioned city of Colorado and Florida. Florida who would later become the Marlins will have their own financial issues to deal with.

Fay Vincent, who was the MLB Commissioner at the time, announced that both leagues would be involved to compensate the newly appointed franchises, sharing revenue generated by the $190 million expansion fee. The American and National Leagues would both contribute players in the upcoming expansion draft (read The Biz of Baseball interview with Fay Vincent).

On July 5, 1991 at a local press conference, the team was unveiled to the public. The team would begin play at Denver’s Mile High Stadium, home of the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. Mile Hile was a starting point for the team until Coors Field would be open to play on Apr. 26, 1995.

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The Biz of Baseball Organizational Report - The Boston Red Sox PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 April 2009 11:30

Red Sox Org Report

In a continuation of The Biz of Baseball’s Organizational Reports, we are now featuring the franchise that has been one of the most successful in all of baseball: The Boston Red Sox.

After years of heartbreak, the Boston Red Sox are quite arguably the crown jewel of Major League Baseball, the epitome of the way a team can be run. Building through the draft, and a vision of excellence in the front office, the Red Sox Nation has been continuously growing in the past five years. Why have the Red Sox been able to sustain excellence while one set of teams continue to struggle despite brief success; Detroit Tigers, and others have put together a historic streak of losing; Pittsburgh Pirates.

A level of success was born when former Florida Marlins owner John Henry teamed up with Tom Werner and Larry Lucchino. They,  along with other investors, purchased the team from the Jean R. Yawkey trust, for $700 million in 2002. Since the merger, the Red Sox have four post-season appearances in the last five years and two World Series Championships; 2004 defeating the St. Louis Cardinals and in 2007 defeating the Colorado Rockies.

However, what specifically is it that the Red Sox do that set them apart from the rest of the teams. If you dissect the team, they do three things very well, Player Development, Office and Field Management and a strong fan base.

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The Biz of Baseball Organizational Report - The New York Yankees PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 March 2009 02:08

YankeesIn a continuation of The Biz of Baseball’s Organizational Reports, we are now featuring the franchise that most clubs are envious of, and all strive to defeat: The New York Yankees.

The 2009 New York Yankees are looking like the team that will pull out all of the stops to win another championship. This is not the team that won 3 out of 4 Championships in the late 90’s to 2000; this is the Yankee team, which will spend as much as it can, to get what it wants. The Yankees are playing “Moneyball”, but their own version.

Sabathia, Teixeira, Burnett

The team began its rebuilding stage for only one reason: 89 wins, and zero playoff games last season. How do you solve a problem like that? Spend $423.5 million dollars, on two starters, C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, and a first baseman that could have possible created the best 1st and 3rd corners in the game, Mark Teixeira. As A.J. Burnett put it, “Whether you want to admit it or you love them or you hate them everybody wants to be a Yankee.” A.J. Burnett has been at best, a number two starter up until last year, making 34 starts, but in the previous four years, his starts go something like this…..25, 21, 32 and 19. Those figures, however, still landed him with a 5 year, $82.5 million deal with the Bronx Bombers. Will Burnett be able to handle the high profile of New York? Possibly, but when the pressure was on in Toronto, apologies were made to the Blue Jays fans after a sarcastic wave of the hat to the crowd after of string of bad starts. Are we looking at legit number two or “Black Jack” McDowell?

The Yankees have also added C.C. Sabathia, the plum of this year's free agency crop, signing the eight year veteran to a staggering 7-year, $161 million dollar deal. The Yankees will hold their collective breaths this year, hoping Sabathia is healthy and holds up under the pressure of the New York media market. You never know how a player willl perform under the glare of being a Yankee, but here are a couple stats, both good and bad for the organization. Burnett is 6-3 lifetime against the Yankees and 5-0 vs. the Boston Red Sox. Sabathia, however, owns a 1-8 lifetime record against the Yankees, while going 2-4 against the Red Sox. Teixeira on the other hand solves a nasty problem that has been plaguing the Yankees for a few years: hitting against left-handed pitching. Last year they were 10-15 while facing lefties on the road, and Teixeira brings a lifetime .309 average against lefties replacing Jason Giambi’s 2008 average of .231.

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