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Jorge Posada: Designated Hitter, Catcher, and a 2011 »

There are multiple photos surfacing on Twitter of New York Yankees catcher playing first base. At a first glance, one would guess that it would be any random prospect wearing Posada's No. 20 jersey, but it really is the former New York Yankees starting catcher.  That's an interesting way to refer to Posada, because for over a decade Yankee [...]

Mickey Mantle’s Grand Slam Turned the 1953 World »

Videographer and filmmaker Tom Molito's most successful production was The 500 Home Run Club, hosted by Bob Costas and Mickey Mantle. Mr. Molito and Mickey Mantle became good friends and remained good friends until Mantle passed away. Tom, his wife, Mickey and Mickey's companion, Greer Johnson, were watching the 1992 World Series at Mickey's [...]

Heavy Issues: Weight Becoming the Talk of New York »

With David Wells, the "Hefty Lefty," in camp as a spring training instructor for the New York Yankees, weight has become a big topic of discussion. The size of Joba Chamberlain, CC Sabathia, Bartolo Colon and even Alex Rodriguez has been the big story at the onset of Yankees camp. General manager Brian Cashman has said that Chamberlain is about 25 [...]

Curtis Granderson: Is the New York Yankee Primed for »

Curtis Granderson's debut season with the New York Yankees can best be described as one filled with many peaks and valleys.  Judging by his strong second half and impressive postseason numbers, it wouldn't be surprising if Granderson has a 2011 similar to his breakout 2007 season with the Detroit Tigers. His Yankee career couldn't have gotten [...]

New York Yankees: Mickey Mantle’s Dramatic »

Videographer and film maker Tom Molito's most successful production was The 500 Home Run Club, hosted by Bob Costas and Mickey Mantle. Mr. Molito and Mickey Mantle became good friends and remained good friends until Mantle passed away. Tom was at Yankee Stadium the day Mickey hit one of his most dramatic home runs. One summer evening, many [...]

2011 AL East Predictions: Boston Red Sox Will Top New »

Ahhh I can smell the clay already. Pitchers and catchers have reported to camp, there is less than a week before the first Spring Training game and speculation about who will finish the 2011 season where in the AL East is already brewing. The AL East has always been one of the toughest, if not THE toughest, divisions in baseball.This year will be [...]

Mark Teixeira Buries Talk of Albert Pujols Swap to New »

Courtesy of Yankees 'n More New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira killed any thought the Yankees (or more likely, some Yankees fans) might have had about including him in a trade that would land Albert Pujols in pinstripes."I'm not going anywhere," Teixeira said when asked about the possibility of his being included in a trade. "I got that [...]

MLB’s All Time Top Starting Rotations — Where »

The 2011 Major League Baseball season has not as of yet seen pitch one, but already there is speculation the fantastic Philadelphia five (Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt, Cole Hamels and Joe Blanton) can accomplish things that align them with the greatest starting staffs of all time, if not plant them firmly atop the list.While it's hard to [...]

New York Yankees: Who Should Be the Opening Day »

As pitchers and catchers are filing into camp, the New York Yankees have several issues to attend to this spring, one of the foremost being the competition between the veteran offseason pickup Russell Martin and the top catching prospect in the game today, Jesus Montero. Montero has risen through the Yankees farm system very quickly, much in [...]

Why New York Yankees Will Push To Acquire Francisco »

With Andy Pettitte newly retired, the New York Yankees have considerable problems with their starting rotation. They’ll enter spring training with a projected rotation of CC Sabathia, Phil Hughes, AJ Burnett and probably veteran Freddy Garcia and youngster Ivan Nova. After Sabathia, the other hurlers all have enormous question [...]

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