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Five New York Yankees Who Will be Key for the »

The second half of the 2009 baseball season has been a good one for the New York Yankees. They are currently in 9.5 games ahead of their rivals the Boston Red Sox and have already clinched their division. Playing the waiting game, the Yankees are waiting to find out who they will play in round one of the playoffs.  Will it be Minnesota or [...]

New York Yankees Exorcise and Slay the Two Red Dragons »

At this time last week, the Yankees were coming off losing two of three against the Seattle Mariners. The Yankees were heading into a grueling week of having to face the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at their place for three games, then home to face the rival Boston Red Sox. With Boston only five games back after last Sunday (and four in the loss [...]

Media Still Trying to Figure Out How to Jinx Yankees »

With pennant races ending in a whimper in every division but AL Central Casting, baseball writers across the country are apparently starved for interesting storylines these days. How else to explain the dizzying takes of late on the Yankees' playoff aspirations? Last week, a stumble against the Mariners and a series-opening loss to the Angels in [...]

New York Yankees Prospect Hitting Dominance Factors »

Recently, Mike Axisa over at River Avenue Blues took a look at all of the minor league pitchers through the lens of a statistic called Dominance Factor. Brett Sullivan developed this statistic over at Project Prospect. The formula is (K%+.72*GB%-BB%)+(Age Level Standard-Actual Age)*7. Since the statistic is relatively simple, Sean P., who I write [...]

Singing Along with the New York Yankees’ Playoff »

It happened on Friday night, in the middle of another in a series of epic beatdowns that seem to be taking place in the new Yankee Stadium since the second half began. For the first time since the Yankees clinched a playoff berth in Anaheim on Tuesday, the seventh inning stretch did not feature the grainy, campy 1900s stylings of Kate Smith doing [...]

For Sale: Derek Sanderson Jeter »

In professional team sports, the MVP award goes out at the end of the regulated season to the athlete who has embodied elite value to their team A player considered being above all the rest. It is an honor for an individual that is comparable to a team winning a championship—in a sense. The award is based on stats and production that top the [...]

Yankees Clinch Division, Home Field with Win Over Red »

The New York Yankees clinched their eighth AL East title of the decade today with a 4-2 win over Boston at Yankee Stadium. Veteran outfielder Hideki Matsui singled in his 89th and 90th RBI of the season with two outs in the bottom of the sixth to give the Yankees their first and last lead of the afternoon.Captain Derek Jeter produced his 64th [...]

New York Yankees, Giants, Jets: Three Wins, One City »

A Giant won, a Jet soared, and a Yankee guaranteed that New York is the best place to call home. Three sports team, hailing from New York had simultaneous starts this afternoon (Yanks not on time due to rain delay).The Yankees, Giants and Jets each had something to prove today. The Yankees had a reason to celebrate and be proud of this seasons [...]

Bedlam In The Boogie-Down »

Sept. 27th: The New York Yankees have clinched the American League East. A long journey—absolutely. However, to say it was a long time comin', would be an understatement. You see, this team is special. Throughout the course of the year, the Yankees have done everything right. From spending money, to hearing criticism of the new stadium, and [...]

Thurman Munson: 30 Years Of Memories After 32 Years Of »

WRITTEN: Sunday, August 2, 2009 Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the dreadful day in which the New York Yankees lost their captain - the last true Yankee captain until Derek Jeter was given the astute title in June of 2003. Sorry, Mattingly fans - Thurman was truly a tough act to follow. Thurman Munson was the exact type of player I love to [...]

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