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Ian Kennedy Returns to the Yankees, Pitches a »

Ian Kennedy returned for the Yankees yesterday in the eighth inning versus the Angels. It was anything but an easy inning, as Kennedy loaded the bases with an hit batter and two walks. Kennedy also recorded a strikeout. The result was ultimately positive as he allowed no runs, recording the final out on a popup to Freddy Guzman. So, how did he [...]

Yankees Finally Gain Peace of Mind Against Angels »

There are times when you're watching the Yankees play at Angel Stadium and all you want to do is change the damn channel. And so you do. You surf around in anger, until you realize that it's past midnight and Dharma and Greg reruns or Late Night with Carson Daly aren't better options, only an alternate form of torture. You keep surfing, wondering [...]

John Kruk: Stick to TV »

Now’s a good time to look at how various teams are lining up for the postseason—in fact I’m hoping to do just that in the next day or two—and consequently the front page of ESPN today has an article looking at every team’s postseason weaknesses, authored by “analyst” John Kruk.  You might know John [...]

Yankees-Angels: A.J. Burnett Dominates in Road Series »

The last time the Yankees won a series against the Angels in Angels Stadium was back in May of 2004. A.J. Burnett was a member of the Florida Marlins at that time. With the series tied at one a piece and the Yankees fighting for home field advantage in the playoffs, Burnett took the ball and was ready to deliver his second straight quality [...]

Three Reasons Why the New York Yankees Clinched a »

With the Texas Rangers losing to the Oakland A’s 9-1 last night, the New York Yankees became the first team in baseball to clinch a playoff spot. With that last sentence, at least 5,000 New York Mets fans just converted to Yankees fans just to be “cool.” Today, they all came into school with red Yankee hats and replica Joba [...]

Second Chances: Munson Book a Solid Read »

I had previously slammed Marty Appel’s book Thurman Munson: The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain for being just another Munson biography. This is probably because I didn’t get past the first three pages. After sitting down and actually taking the time to read the book, I have to say that this is THE Munson bio. Pretty much as deep as [...]

Yankees Clinch Playoffs »

When Mariano Rivera shut the door on the Yankees 6-5 win over the Angels last night they clinched at least a Wildcard victory and got back to the playoffs after missing them for the first time since 1994 last season. There was no champagne or celebration though as they have their sights set on the division championship and beyond. Via Peter [...]

Cubicle GM MLB Power Rankings: September 23rd »

Welcome to another edition of the Cubicle GM MLB Power Rankings. With one playoff race heating up, the rankings saw a bit of a shakeup in the middle.  However, it has become abundantly clear that there are three distinct groupings of teams in MLB. The top seven teams remain in a group of their own, as none of them received a vote below No. 8. [...]

Guest Bloggers: ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball »

With ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball winding down for another season, their announcing team of Joe Morgan, Jon Miller, and Steve Phillips took some time to analyze the New York baseball scene for Hot Stove New York. (Note: This is a fictional conversation) Joe Morgan: The Yankees are looking pretty good, having the best record in baseball, [...]

If the N.Y. Yankees Sign Aroldis Chapman, Pay Last »

Dear baseball fans, You should now be on panic mode. The weeks and days are coming closer to a possible overthrowing of the free agency system, and it could all come at the hands of Aroldis Chapman. Not that Chapman has done, or for that matter, will do anything wrong. The 21-year-old Cuban defected a few months ago and is now looking for a way [...]

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