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Why Kerry Wood Can Be Valuable Again with New York »

Saturday, July 31 at 4:30 p.m. marked MLB's official trade deadline—well, technically at least. New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman was hard at work trying to fix the mess the organization has made of Joba Chamberlain. It is no secret that the Yankees don’t know what else to do with Chamberlain, but looking at his historically short [...]

New York Yankees Notes: Wood, Berkman, Lowell, and »

The Yankees got dominated by a red hot James Shields yesterday as the Rays shut them out 3-0 yesterday. CC Sabathia struggled, but still managed to hold the Rays to just three runs in 6.2 innings. Here are some notes: -Kerry Wood made his Yankee debut yesterday. He pitched one inning, struck out three, and walked two. -Maybe it’s just [...]

New York Yankees: Brandon Laird Promoted To Triple-A, »

After the Trenton Thunder's 10-4 loss to the New Britain Rock Cats Sunday night, it was announced that Thunder third baseman Brandon Laird was promoted to Triple-A Scranton. "I was trying to put a good season together, Larid said. "Up until now, I feel like I did. Now I'm getting my chance to go up to Scranton and hopefully help them win. I was [...]

New York Yankees’ Trade Aftermath: The Deadline »

The weeks surrounding the MLB trading deadline can represent an emotional roller-coaster for everyone involved. Often, players are finding it increasingly difficult in our technological and information-obsessed modern world to tune out the buzz linking them to potential trades. Players like to remain stoic, as if they don't pay attention to [...]

MLB Power Rankings Week 18: Which Teams Still Have »

The trade deadline has passed and rosters are starting to become finalized as the calendar turns to August. Plenty of waiver-wire transactions will be made, but rosters are mostly set. Teams like the Angels and Dodgers decided that .500 baseball is not an option. Both long-shots made big improvements to their rosters. The Phillies received Roy [...]

Searching for Jeff Nelson: Why David Robertson’s »

Standing at a height of 6'8" and weighing in at a listed 225 pounds, Jeff Nelson was an imposing figure and the primary setup man on the Yankees' World Series teams of 1996, 1998, 1999, and 2000. Since Nelson left for Seattle prior to the 2001 season, the Yankees have been actively searching for his replacement as the bridge to Mariano Rivera. [...]

New York Yankees Pitcher Kerry Wood Can Be Valuable »

Saturday, July 31 at 4:30 pm marked the official end of MLB's trade deadline—well, technically at least. New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman was hard at work trying to fix the mess the organization has made of Joba Chamberlain. It is no secret that the Yankees don’t know what else to do with Joba Chamberlain, but looking at his [...]

What Role Does Lance Berkman Fill With the New York »

Three to four years ago this, would be considered a blockbuster deal. In 2010, this is just another trade for a middle reliever with 20 career innings, and a minor league prospect with 10 career minor league homeruns. Now this could be Berkman's swan song, his final shot at glory. Berkman, it appears, is on the path that many elite players take [...]

Michael Kay and the Top Fake Sports Twitter Accounts »

Twitter is an easy way to connect with celebrities, family, and friends. Sports stars are among those that you can connect with on Twitter. Sometimes you can ask actual athletes on what is going on in their lives or what it is like playing a specific team. Then there are cases where you want to speak to the real athlete, but instead you are faced [...]

New York Yankees Bring in Kerry Wood »

Not satisfied with their current setup man situation, the New York Yankees decided to bring in a closer to fill that need. The Yankees traded for Cleveland Indians closer Kerry Wood on Saturday and sent a player to be named later and cash to the Indians. The Indians will also pick up $2.17 million of the $3.67 million left on Wood’s [...]

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