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The New York Yankees’ Greatest Third Baseman? »

The New York Yankees have had some fine third basemen, but no Yankees third baseman is in the Hall of Fame. Of course, that will change when, five years after he retires, the great Alex Rodriguez will be voted in.When he joined the Yankees, Alex generously and magnanimously agreed to switch from his shortstop position to third base, since [...]

CC Sabathia, Phil Hughes Top New York Yankees’ »

The New York Yankees will start playing spring training games tomorrow and thus starts the search for the 25 players that will make up the roster. Right now we can guess but cannot say for sure what the team will look like. One thing we know, thanks to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, is that the Yankees will carry 12 pitchers with them when they [...]

Derek Jeter Mansion: Hank Steinbrenner’s Idiocy »

Hank Steinbrenner made headlines this week in choosing to target Derek Jeter, one of the greatest Yankees ever, as the excess-obsessed poster child for the team’s current ails. It’s our first spring in the modern baseball era without The Boss. Every time he opens his mouth and tries to be like his dad, Hank reminds us how engulfed he [...]

New York Yankees: Prospects Eduardo Nunez and David »

Two of the New York Yankees minor leaguers trying to make it with the big squad this year—Eduardo Nunez and David Phelps—were given organizational minor league “Player of the Year” and “Pitcher of the Year” awards (Chad Jennings). Nunez, 23, played in 118 games in Triple-A last season, where he hit .289 with a [...]

New York Yankees Rotation Candidate Ivan Nova’s »

If you're a Yankees fan, then you know who Ivan Nova is. If you're not a Yankees fan, then here's a little background information on the man who will likely assume the No. 5 spot in the rotation for the 2011 season. Nova, 24, is listed at 6'4" and 210 pounds. The big right-hander was born on January 12, 1987 in San Cristobal, Dominican [...]

New York Yankees: Andrew Brackman Suffers Groin Injury »

In the battle for a rotation spot, Andrew Brackman has jumped out ahead as the leading rookie candidate to win the job. But he endured a slight setback today, after suffering a groin injury that will keep him out until at least Tuesday, according to Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger. It may not sound serious but, with pitchers, groin injuries can [...]

AL East Positional Analysis And Ranking: Starting »

I am in the midst of a series examining the relative strengths and weaknesses of the teams in the AL East, on a position-by-position basis. The players at each position are being ranked in relation to their peers within the division, with each team being assigned points based on where their player ranks in comparison to the other players. Today, [...]

New York Yankees: Freddy Garcia Has Leg Up on 4th Spot »

Via Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated Freddy Garcia has a leg up for the New York Yankees' No. 4 starter spot, but competition is wide open for No. 5. This was a pretty safe assumption before Heyman reported it. Garcia may not be the pitcher he once was, but he has pitched more innings in the majors than any of the other candidates for the [...]

2011 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: MLB’s Top 20 »

1. Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays 2. David Wright, New York Mets 3. Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees 4. Ryan Zimmerman, Washington Nationals 5. Kevin Youkilis, Boston Red Sox 6. Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers 7. Jose Bautista*, Toronto Blue Jays 8. Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh Pirates 9. Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco Giants 10. Casey McGehee, Milwaukee [...]

New York Yankees Sign Cuban Shortstop Yadil Mujica »

Courtesy of Yankees 'n More The New York Yankees might have an heir to aging star shortstop Derek Jeter. According to Baseball America, the Yankees have signed Cuban shortstop Yadil Mujica, who is reported to be 26 years old. Obviously, Cuban ages can be a bit shaky. YouTube has this extensive video of Mujica. Here's what Baseball America [...]

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