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Archive for March, 2011

New York Yankees: Can They Still Beat Boston for the »

In 2009, the Yankees began a new era at the new Yankee Stadium with a World Series title.  Previous to that year, the Yankees signed CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira, and A.J. Burnett all in free agency.  It looked like the Yankees were going to win more championships than any other team over the next several years.  The 2010 season [...]

New York Yankees: 2011 MLB Season Preview »

NEW YORK YANKEES Last Year: 95-67, second in AL East Manager: Joe Girardi  PROJECTED LINEUP C- Russell Martin (R)1B- Mark Teixeira (S)2B- Robinson Cano (L)3B- Alex Rodriguez (R) SS- Derek Jeter (R)LF- Brett Gardner (L)CF- Curtis Granderson (L)RF- Nick Swisher (S) DH- Jorge Posada (S)The Yankees lineup still had a [...]

New York Yankees Send Jesus Montero Packing, Then Lie »

I’m getting dizzy from all the spinning the New York Yankees are doing on catching prospects Jesus Montero and, to a lesser extent, Austin Romine. In case you missed it, both were dismissed to the minor leagues after each failed miserably during spring training.Last winter, Montero was the odds-on favorite to be the Yankees' starting catcher [...]

New York Yankees: The Good (and Not So Good) of Spring »

Spring training is mercifully reaching its conclusion. Maybe it's just me, but Yankees camp felt especially long this year. I'm guessing many of the veterans feel the same way. Except Nick Swisher, that dude loved spring training. Then again, Swish could find something to love about an asteroid crashing into Wisconsin. Swishalicious loves life. [...]

New York Yankees: Derek Jeter’s 3,000 Hits and »

At the end of the this season, Derek Jeter will be the first Yankee with 3,000 hits. And it's possible Mariano Rivera will be the all-time saves leader. This is the time to look back at the other great accomplishments by Yankees of the past, and debate where exactly these two milestones fit in the Hall of Yankees Fame. Note: This article [...]

New York Yankees: How Curtis Granderson Missing Time »

The Yankees just can’t catch a break. After dealing with an ailing Joba Chamberlain, Sergio Mitre and Greg Golson this spring, the oblique strain is back and is now affecting key player Curtis Granderson. The right muscle strain caused the hitter to be scratched from the lineup on Tuesday and may deprive Granderson of participating in [...]

New York Yankees and Joe Girardi: The Arrogance »

Baseball's most arrogant team is in top form. This week, there were four items that support that fact. FIRST ITEM: Pay for an Interview A radio sports show host who can be heard on Sirius/XM was told by the New York Yankees public relations head that manager Joe Girardi would appear for a spring training interview on Monday, March 21. When [...]

Fantasy Baseball: 2011 Second Basemen Rankings »

The biggest question at second base heading into the 2011 season is: What will fantasy owners get from Phillies second baseman Chase Utley?When healthy and at his best, Utley is elite. He has posted career highs in the standard five rotisserie categories, as follows: .332-131-33-105-23.The problem is the health, or lack thereof, of Utley's [...]

Derek Jeter vs Justin Timberlake: Top 5 Hottest »

Derek Jeter vs. Justin TimberlakeThe two greatest American bachelors still on the prowl today.John Mayer used to give them a run for their money, but women have scorned him since he referenced Jessica Simpson as "sexual napalm."So, let's settle the debate once and for all.Who has dated hotter girls? Jeter or Timberlake?I'll compare their five [...]

2011 Fantasy Baseball Preseason Rankings: A »

"Don't pay for saves."I'm sure that's a mantra that most, if not all, fantasy baseball players have heard when it comes to drafting closers. The standard logic behind that belief is solid. The early rounds are always used for building the foundation of your offense and choosing stud starting pitchers to help you in wins and [...]

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