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Archive for September, 2010

The Strange Case for the AL Cy Young »

This year's AL Cy Young voting is going to be a quirky yet interesting case. I honestly believe that there are many candidates for the award. Some people that I think are candidates could be a little outrageous and yet others are a no-brainer. Let's go through the list of potential AL Cy Young candidates.Begin Slideshow

10 Reasons the New York Yankees Won’t Make It »

The New York Yankees are sputtering down the stretch and could find themselves as the American League Wild Card team once the playoffs get underway.A.J. Burnett struggled yet again as the Yankees suffered a 7-5 loss to the Blue Jays in Toronto Monday night.New York's magic number to clinch a playoff spot is still stuck at one following their fifth [...]

Yankees Likely Stuck With A.J. Burnett in Playoff »

Last season, the New York Yankees were able to ride through the playoffs with a three-man rotation. This year's staff is not built for that. The Yankees will likely need a regular four-starter rotation when the playoffs begin. This causes a dilemma for manager Joe Girardi. Who is going to be the fourth starter? CC Sabathia is the clear ace and [...]

I Am the George Steinbrenner Plaque (Satire) »

I am the George Steinbrenner Plaque. I am 760 pounds of solid bronze living in my new digs in Monument Park.  I’m seven feet wide, wider than CC Sabathia is tall. And I’m five feet tall, taller than CC Sabathia is wide. I dwarf all these other plaques around me of famous Yankees.  Because I am the Boss.  People walk [...]

If Joe Girardi Leaves New York Yankees, Could Joe »

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi won a World Series last season and also was voted Manager of the Year in 2006 with the Florida Marlins. The Chicago Cubs currently have an interim manager, Mike Quade, after Lou Piniella left the team in August to take care of his ailing mother. Quade has led the Cubbies to a 20-11 record in his short time [...]

A.J. Burnett Has Disastrous Performance in Toronto »

The Yankees magic number was down to one, but they never really had a chance to clinch last night thanks to an absolutely terrible performance from starter A.J. Burnett, who couldn’t even last three innings as he gave up seven runs over 2.1 innings in a 7-5 loss in Toronto. Here are some highlights: Burnett’s line: 2.1 IP, 7 H, 7 R, [...]

Sayonara! Five New York Yankees That Will Be Gone By »

So many marvelous players have been on the Yankees.This season is different.Yes, New York has the lovable Core Four. However, there have been some absolute monstrosities this season, and I am convinced that these following five players will not return.Keep in mind this is not a bashing of the Yankees. I am one of the biggest Yankee fans ever. Yet, [...]

Yankees’ Potent Offense Might Increase C.C. »

“There are three kinds of lies,” the age-old adage goes, “lies, damned lies, and statistics.” While Sabathia’s poor outing (5.1, 10-7) against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night probably put an end to his AL Cy Young Award aspirations, the Hernandez vs. Sabathia debate was certainly a fascinating one while it [...]

Mariano Rivera Is Still the Sandman for the New York »

Mariano Rivera has been as consistent a player as any in professional sports. His prowess in the playoffs is simply unmatched by all challengers. While every year there seems to be a hot new closer that everyone is in love with, the New York Yankees' not-so-secret weapon has been terrorizing opposing hitters for years. In the past month, however, [...]

New York Yankees Stats: Mariano Rivera Struggling »

This is not a panic post about Mariano Rivera struggling, because as always, I have full faith in him. At the same time, it’s hard to ignore what’s been going on. Rivera’s struggles go back to September 11. On September 10, he pitched two innings in Texas. It was a strong performance. He needed just 23 pitches to get through [...]

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