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Texas Rangers: Renewed Rivalry with New York Yankees »

During the late 1990s, the Texas Rangers had no greater nemesis than the New York Yankees. Despite winning three division titles in four years during 1996, 1998 and 1999, the Rangers never had much to show for their domination of the American League West. Easily dispatched by the Bronx Bombers in the first round each time, Texas only managed to [...]

2011 MLB Fantasy Pitching Preview: The AL East, CC »

As always, the Yankees have a chance to be really good this year.Except for the minor problem that their No. 2 starter has only one year of starting experience in the majors, their No. 3 starter is probably the single most maddening starter in baseball, their No. 4 starter has seven major league starts to his credit and their No. 5 starter is [...]

2011 MLB Sleepers: From Arizona To Minnesota To New »

The 2011 baseball season is fast approaching.Need a quick head start come draft day?Here are five potential sleepers that could light a fire under your team and launch you into first place before you know it.From pitchers to catchers to shortstops, wherever there's a hole in your team, this list can fill it.Begin Slideshow

New York Yankees Prospect Profiles »

Be sure to read our prospect profiles. There are 19 of them so far (Cito Culver is scheduled to be published later today) and I plan on doing at least 10 to 20 more. So don't fall behind on your Yankees prospects. Jose Ramirez, RHP J. R. Murphy, C Graham Stoneburner, RHP Bradley Suttle, 3B/1B Brett Marshall, RHP Corban Joseph, 2B/3B David Phelps, [...]

Shut the Door: The Top 10 Closers in Major League »

It's almost time for pitchers and catchers to report to their spring training cites. This means the men who each team count on to secure a win will be reporting. In the last inning in a close game, the team's manager calls on his best bullpen pitcher to come into the game and shut the door. The closers role is one of the most important roles on a [...]

New York Yankees Sign Bartolo Colon, Is It Time To »

A very forgettable Yankees offseason is capped by a late signing of veteran starter Bartolo Colon to a minor league deal. The 37-year-old right-hander has enjoyed a great deal of success throughout his career, including a Cy Young in 2005. Colon did not pitch last season and has not made it through an entire season since his Cy Young in [...]

MLB Power Rankings: The Greatest Right Fielder in »

Right Field is usually the place where the guy with the strongest arm is put so that he can throw players out going to third.The ball is also not hit too often to right field, and in general this player is better in the batter's box than out in the field.So with this in mind I thought I would pick the best right fielder in each teams franchise [...]

Mickey Mantle’s Nightmares; Not Just for »

Most Americans (at least before the current depression) retired in their late 60s or early 70s, or not at all. Baseball players, even those with the most longevity, retire while they are still young.Mickey Mantle retired in 1968 at the tender age of 36. Like old generals, old players never die, but unlike old generals, Mickey Mantle never fades [...]

MLB Power Rankings: The Greatest First Baseman in »

First base is a funny position.  Often, the first baseman is the team's best hitter, but one of its worst fielders.  Many first baseman are both indispensable (to the batting order) and replaceable (in the field).  Though their impact is sometimes mixed, first basemen are vital to their team's ultimate success.  The [...]

2011 Fantasy Baseball Draft Day Debate: Mark Teixeira »

In The Fantasy Fix's newest series, 2011 Fantasy Baseball Great Debate, our writers discuss two positional players and try to convince you which player to pick first on draft day. In this article we compare the two big bats of Mark Teixeira & Adrian Gonzalez.  If Mark Teixeira were coming off either his 2008 or 2009 season, he would be [...]

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