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Hank Steinbrenner: Boss Lite Huffs and Puffs but »

I am uncertain what precise role it is that Hank Steinbrenner plays in the Evil Empire that is the New York Yankees, but I'm led to believe his duties are skill-free and singular in scope—be the blowhard son of George. Or Boss Lite, if you will. Hank is, of course, eminently qualified to perform this function because he is, in fact, papa [...]

MLB Rumors: Why New York Yankees Have Nothing To Worry »

The New York Yankees are never short of drama, and at the start of spring training, ace CC Sabathia became the latest headline. After finishing the 2008 season without making the playoffs, the Yankees went on an offseason spending spree. The team’s biggest purchase was ace Sabathia, who inked a monster contract worth $152 million to keep him [...]

Albert Pujols Snug As a Bug: The 4 Best Fits For The »

There's nothing better than finding a pair of favorite sweatpants with a perfect fit.Albert Pujols needs that. He's done all the Cardinals have asked and exceeded all expectations. In my eyes, I believe he deserves $30 million a season.Look at what Alex Rodriguez does, and look at what Pujols does.(Note: Rodriguez's stats are from 2001-2010 [...]

Derek Jeter Mansion Called Out by Yankees Owner Hank »

Hank Steinbrenner indirectly called out Yankees captain Derek Jeter and his newly constructed mansion on Monday. Steinbrenner implied the team was not focused in 2010 and was hungover from its 2009 World Series championship, saying: “Some of the players are too busy building mansions and other things and not concentrating on winning.” [...]

New York Yankees 2011 Projected Rotation »

The key to the Yankees' success in 2011 will be their starting rotation.Included in the rotation are a few young guns and seasoned veterans.Ultimately, this combination will have to work for the Yanks to compete with the Red Sox in 2011.The offseason plan failed, as waiting for Cliff Lee backfired, leaving the Yankees in shambles, not knowing [...]

New York Yankees: Why Hank Steinbrenner Is Right About »

The average salary of a major league player at the beginning of the 2010 season was $3,340,133. A full 2010 World Series share for each winning San Francisco Giants' player was $317,631.29. A loser's full share was $246,279.55 for each Texas Rangers' player that received a full share.To an individual earning about $3.3 million a year, a [...]

MLB Fantasy Baseball Profile: Is Mariano Rivera Still »

Mariano Rivera had 33 saves last year. Solid number, but there were eleven closers with more saves than Mo last year.   Of the 18 closers with 25 or more saves last year, only Ryan Franklin (42) had fewer than Mo’s 45 strikeouts.   In fact, the other 16 closers had at least 52 strikeouts. Brian Wilson, Heath Bell, Carlos Marmol and [...]

MLB Trade Rumors: Why Nick Swisher for Chris Carpenter »

The New York Yankees have yet to set their starting rotation for the 2011 season, yet the discussions on what they will have to do to fix it have already begun.  As of right now, the rotation includes ace lefty CC Sabathia, young righty Phil Hughes and the inconsistent A.J. Burnett.  The apparent "competition" for both the fourth and [...]

New York Yankees: Hank Steinbrenner Takes on Derek »

At this point in the game, we've learned three irrefutable truths about Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner.1) His stance on recreational nicotine use stands in sharp contrast to the Surgeon General's.2) No one takes him even remotely seriously.3) He cannot be shut up.Steinbrenner added to his greatest hits collection on Monday when he shared [...]

New York Yankees: Is Andy Pettitte a Hall of Famer? »

For the first time in 17 years Andy Pettitte won't be putting on pinstripes (he even wore pinstripes during his Houston stint). Pettitte suited up for the Bronx Bombers in 13 of his 16 seasons in the big leagues. In his career he amassed 240 wins and 138 losses (Yankee record: 203-112). Pettitte is third all time in career wins in the Yankees [...]

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