Bombers Broadside: An Annual Guide to New York Yankees Baseball Cecilia Tan (Editor)
Other preseason annuals cover all of baseball and never give the focus fans want on the team they love, but here's a publication that goes beyond the basics and provides the thorough and intensive treatment that serious Yankees fans crave. Bombers Broadside 2007 provides a report on the 2007 Yankees through scouting reports from active working major league scouts. This exclusive insider information will get fans up to speed on the new team quickly. Also included is an analysis of Chien-Ming Wang and his leap to Cy Young contention in 2006. Further, the book looks at the age factors on the 2007 roster and which Yankee stalwarts are likely to fade. Jason Giambi's amazing comeback is also examined in detail, including the reasons that his batting average has not responded in the way his power and on-base ability have. Fans will also get a dose of Yankees history, including a thirtieth-anniversary remembrance of Reggie Jackson's arrival in the Bronx and the World Series championship he helped deliver. The book also evaluates the dynasties of 1947-64 as well as whether the 1955-64 Yankees were really in the same class as the dominating teams of 1947-53. prospects, and looks at the production the Yankees have gotten out of their farm system in recent years. Within that discussion, the fallacy of the bankrupt Yankee farm system is explored, along with the emergence of young Yankee players like Robinson Cano and Melky Cabrera. It's all packed into more than a hundred pages of full-color, ad-free Yankees information that is unlike anything else available.