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New York Yankees: Why They Absolutely Need Cliff Lee »

Nobody doubts the power of Cliff Lee. In nine postseason starts in his career, he has an ERA below two and a SO/BB ratio of above nine. After winning the Cy Young in 2008, Lee has blown away hitters in both leagues, recording earned-run averages below 3.50 for three different teams in two seasons. Toward the end of 2010, he helped the Rangers get [...]

Dave Eiland, New York Yankees: A Joe Girardi Casualty »

Something did not seem right about ex-Yankees pitching coach Dave Eiland leaving for personal reasons, and now ESPN New York.com’s Andrew Marchand reveals what happened.  This writer suggested that Joe Girardi may have been involved Eiland's firing, and it sounds like that's exactly what happened. Eiland and Girardi had a difference of [...]

The New York Yankees Must Play Hardball With Derek »

Derek Jeter is one of the classiest guys in the Major Leagues and will go down as one of the best Yankees players in the history of the team. With manager Joe Girardi's contract figured out after he signed a three-year deal worth around $9 million it is now Jeter who will be the primary focus of the team. Brian Cashman knows he's in for a delicate [...]

New York Yankees Offseason Questions (and Answers) »

OK Yankee fans. No more thoughts about the loss. The time for looking forward is now. We’ve already discussed Girardi’s fresh new contract, as well as looked at some of the players YOU want gone and the main reason why Cliff Lee won’t be allowed to come to New York. But we know you need to move on, and trust us, we do to. So, [...]

New York Yankees Resign Joe Girardi for a Job Well »

It’s official. Joe Girardi will remain the New York Yankees' skipper for three more seasons. Many Yankees fans have been quick to blame Girardi for the team’s failure to repeat as World Series Champions. Fans were frustrated all season with Girardi, blaming any loss on unnecessary pitching changes or playing it by the book/binder. I [...]

New York Yankees and ALCS Loss: Blame the Batters, Not »

Yankee pitchers did not exactly distinguish themselves in the recent ALCS. But that may not be the main reason that they lost. To understand why, let's look at what happened in individual games. The Bronx Bombers won only the two games that their ace, CC Sabathia, started. The first game was in spite of Sabathia, and due to the big five-run [...]

New York Yankees Have Options in Pitching Coach Search »

With the New York Yankees and manager Joe Girardi having ironed out a new three-year deal, general manager Brian Cashman can focus on finding a pitching coach. After firing Dave Eiland, the Yankees priority will be to find his replacement. It appears Cashman and Girardi will have options as they begin their search. A handful of names have been [...]

MLB Rumors: 10 Players Who May Be On the Move »

The 2010 World Series is not over yet, but that doesn't mean it's too early to talk about players who could be changing teams this offseason.Notable playoff players such as Texas Rangers pitcher Cliff Lee, Phillies outfielder Jayson Werth and Tampa Bay's Carl Crawford all could start with different teams next April on opening day 2011.Free agency [...]

New York Yankees Put Their Faith in Joe Girardi »

There was little drama to the negotiations that led to the three-year contract extension Joe Girardi reportedly agreed to with the Yankees on Thursday.It kind of makes all the second-half speculation about Girardi's future seem a bit silly in retrospect. I'm not innocent—on more than one occasion I joked that Girardi did postgame interviews [...]

Jorge Posada Out, Jesus Montero In, and Other Moves »

By Eric Marmon Interesting read in the NY Post today, which took at a poll on their official website asking fans of the New York Yankees who they want back in pinstripes in 2011. The most noticeable was, when asked who they wanted to start the majority of games behind the plate for the Bronx Bombers next season, Yankee lifer Jorge Posada [...]

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