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Archive for April, 2011

New York Yankees: Does Joe Girardi Have What It Takes »

It's hard to be a baseball manager. It's even harder to manage in New York City. It's even harder than that to manage the New York Yankees.With pockets deep enough to absorb almost any contract and make any change at any time, the Yankees possess power no team can match.That power has helped them create one of the best top-to-bottom lineups in [...]

New York Yankees Starting Pitching: Obvious Weakness »

Remember back in December when Cliff Lee declined the Yankees' enormous offer to sign with the Phillies and Andy Pettitte subsequently retired to spend more time with his family? Every baseball fan on the planet immediately began to write off the Yankees and question their previous thoughts of the Yankees making the playoffs. Brian Cashman, [...]

Jesus Montero: Is He the New York Yankees’ »

The Yankees have a problem that many teams would love to have: Three possibilities to man one position for the next decade or so. Of course, I'm referring to the triumvirate of catchers currently in the Yankees' minor league system: Jesus Montero, Austin Romine and Gary Sanchez. Jesus Montero was thought to be Jorge Posada's heir, but his [...]

Bartolo Colon Shines in First Start Since 2009, but »

This past offseason, when Cliff Lee turned down the Yankees' offer for the Phillies and Andy Pettitte retired, the Yankees were left with very few options to fill their rotation. Brian Cashman received a lot of heat, as he was forced to make several low-risk, high-reward signings. He had to sign Freddy Garcia and Bartolo Colon, who many had [...]

New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays: Mariano Rivera »

Last night, some guys north of the border pulled on Superman's cape. In fact, they pulled it off. In a land where almost everyone was focused on Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Toronto Blue Jays held Batman captive so long he had to tell them where the Bat Cave was. With the New York Yankees holding what certainly seemed like a comfortable two-run lead [...]

Fantasy Baseball Buy Low or Bust: Can Brett Gardner »

Prior to the season, Brett Gardner was a popular selection for people looking for a pure speed option.There was talk of him hitting in the leadoff spot, making fantasy owners lust for the potential to score a significant number of runs. Over two weeks into the season, Gardner has been nothing short of a major disappointment. He is hitting just [...]

Brett Gardner: The New York Yankees Need Him to Get »

When looking into Brett Gardner's problems, one stat really jumps out at you. Gardner, after batting .287 against righties last year, is only batting a .105 against them this year. But even more telling is what Mark Simon found out in an excellent article on ESPN back in March. Last year, against righties, before he was hit by a pitch on June [...]

Robinson Cano and New York Yankees Five Best “Red »

When deciding which rivalry in baseball is the fiercest, there is one that comes first to every baseball fans mind, the rivalry between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.With New York and Boston being rivals from the start, it was not until Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees that their rivalry started to [...]

New York Yankees: Ranking Their All-Time Starting »

The New York Yankees are the definition of success across sports.With 27 championships, countless baseball records, MVPs and Cy Young winners...the Yankees'list of accomplishments could go on forever, literally.Reading the names of great players who wore the Yankee pinstripes is actually very intimidating.It only naturally lead me to imagine of [...]

Canada’s Russell Martin Is Making a Case for »

When the New York Yankees signed Russell Martin to a one-year contract during the offseason, they were hoping simply for Martin to provide spring training competition to youngsters Francisco Cervelli and Jesus Montero. After a solid spring, Martin earned the starters job and has hit the ground running so far this season. The Yankees have played 14 [...]

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