Phillies Bullpen Is Developing Well

There's no knowing how the bullpen will have performed over a full season, but for now, they're turning things around. And now, they've sent left-hander Matt Smith down to Ottawa and recalled Fabio Castro hoping to fill the weakest link in the pen.
April 27, 2007

Smith, Bend But Don't Break

A reserved airplane ticket from Columbus to New York has become quite the norm for Matt Smith. The middle-reliever returned to the Columbus Clippers on July 8th after his third stint in the Bronx. Smith sat down with PinstripesPlus.com to discuss his latest trip to New York and the necessary improvements to make his return.
July 25, 2006

Smith Is Just Getting Some More Innings

Receiving a demotion of any sort is never an easy pill to swallow. Columbus Clippers southpaw Matt Smith, 26, was outrighted to Columbus on May 1st, ending his 17-day stretch with the big league club in the Bronx.
May 22, 2006

Tool Time: Top Ten Sliders

If there is one enormous strength of the Yankee farm system, it is their vast collection of arms. With high ceilings, good fastballs and projectability, we now rank the top ten sliders among pitching prospects in the Yankees' farm system.
March 4, 2006

Tool Time: Top Ten Fastballs For Relievers

If there is one enormous strength of the Yankee farm system, it is their vast collection of power arms. With high ceilings, pure heat and projectability, we rank the top ten fastballs among the relief pitching prospects in the Yankee farm system.
February 22, 2006

Q&A with Nardi Contreras - Part II

Nardi Contreras, the Yankees Minor League Pitching Coordinator, sits down with PinstripesPlus.com for a Q&A session. In Part Two of our two part series, Nardi talks about Abel Gomez and what went wrong, why there are mixed opinions of Matt DeSalvo, how he sees Jeff Karstens fitting into the mix, what he thought of T.J. Beam's year, which pitcher recently added to the 40-man does he think will have an impact in 2006, and much, much more.
January 12, 2006

Live From the AFL: Matt Smith

Those who have never played at a high level sometimes don't understand the subtle differences in the game of baseball. Take starting vs. relieving for instance. "They're still throwing the ball, right?" That's the typical lament. "What's so tough about throwing in the middle rather than starting?"
November 9, 2005