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Archive for August, 2010

Jesus Montero Eligible for Postseason If Not on Yankee »

With a nice series win over the weekend in Chicago, combined with the Tampa Bay Rays taking two of three against the Boston Red Sox, the Yankees now have a 6.5-game lead over the Red Sox for a playoff spot. While no lead is insurmountable (right, 2008 Mets?), there is a really good chance the Yankees will be playoff-bound. With the Minnesota Twins [...]

New York Yankees: The Real Situation »

The New York Yankees have a situation. And it is pretty simple to know what the situation is regarding: the AL East. The Yankees goal is to win the division, but the Tampa Bay Rays are standing in the way. The Rays have kept pace with New York and vice versa, as both teams are tied for first place. The Yankees need to get in sync and end this [...]

Yankees Hall of Famer: Babe Ruth »

George Herman Ruth was better known as Babe Ruth or The Sultan of Swat, The King of Crash, The Colossus of Clout, The Great Bambino, The Wali of Wallop, The Rajah of Rap, The Caliph of Clout, The Wazir of Wham, The Maharajah of Mash, The Behemoth of Bust, The King of Swing, The Terrible Titan, The Kid of Crash, The Jovial Giant, The Home Run King, [...]

New York Yankees Have the Worst Rotation, Best Bullpen »

Early in the season, the Yankees were carried by their strong rotation and were constantly hurt by their poor bullpen. Lately it has been the exact opposite, though. At one point CC Sabathia, Andy Pettitte, and Phil Hughes were among the league leaders in wins. Even A.J. Burnett and Javier Vazquez had stretches where they were among the best [...]

Can New York Yankees Blame Seattle Mariners for Their »

The New York Yankees have some big pitching concerns, and for once it’s not the bullpen. The starting rotation has been a major question mark and concern lately—so much so that many Yankees fans are not confident in this team's chances in the playoffs if it makes it. A.J. Burnett has put the Yankees in a very tough spot. Burnett and [...]

New York Yankees Notes: A-Rod, Burnett, Berkman and »

The Yankees are back in the Bronx for a 10-game homestand starting with a four-game set against the Oakland Athletics today. Here are some notes: Alex Rodriguez will begin taking batting practice today and unless there are any setbacks he’ll be returning to the lineup as soon as he is eligible on September 5.A.J. Burnett will not be [...]

The 10 Biggest Splits in the Sports World »

With the news that Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren made their divorce official and with Frank and Jamie McCourt’s divorce starting tomorrow, August 30th, let’s take a look at some of the other big splits in the professional sports world.Begin Slideshow

Despite Huge Season, Robinson Cano Overshadowed for »

Coming into the season one of the bigger questions was whether or not Robinson Cano was ready to hit out of the no. 5 spot in the Yankees lineup. Afterall, protecting Alex Rodriguez in the batting order is a big deal. If that question wasn’t answered on opening day when Cano went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored there [...]

Andy Pettitte Feels Good After Latest Bullpen Session »

Via Chad Jennings of the Journal News: Andy Pettitte sounded much more encouraged today than he did on Friday. He threw 35 pitches in the bullpen, and despite a plan to throw with the same intensity as last time, Pettitte said the last 20 pitches or so were like a normal bullpen session. “I heated it up pretty good,” he said. [...]

What a Difference a Day Makes in Mercurial AL East »

There is a reason why people say "You can't predict baseball." Teams have to actually play out all 162 games. And one day in August does not make or break a team's chances in October. Before yesterdays game in Yankee Universe, it was all gloom and doom, because the Red Sox were only 4.5 games back of the Yankees and Rays. They are catching up to [...]

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