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Archive for May, 2011

New York Yankees: Memorable Memorial Day Performances »

As we enter Memorial Day weekend in full-force, it got me thinking. What are the staples of a good Memorial Day weekend?Barbecues for sure.Good friends.A frosty adult beverage.New York Yankees baseball.Yep, with those four things in tow, you're guaranteed to have a good time on what is really the first three-day weekend for many of us.Since [...]

New York Yankees: How Does Jorge Posada Still Have a »

Courtesy of Yankees 'n More As I watch Jorge Posada live on the 1nterstate while serving as the New York Yankees, um..., well..., "designated HITTER" (much for irony?), I am left asking myself one simple question:Exactly what does Posada have to DO to finally lose his job???Sucking every single day hasn't been enough to cost Posada his [...]

New York Yankees: Baseball’s Highest Scoring »

The hated enemy, the Boston Red Sox, took over first place in the American League East division last night, pushing the New York Yankees into the unfamiliar position of being a second-place team.Boston and New York are tied in the lost column. It's never too early to be aware of the lost column. The Yankees can make up the two wins by which [...]

New York Yankees: The Bronx Bombers Should Expect a »

The New York Yankees are currently tied atop the American league East with the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees are 27-21 on the young season and have a team that is expected to compete all year long. With the month of June rapidly approaching, teams are getting ready to distance themselves from other contenders, and there is reason to believe that the [...]

MLB: Jonathan Broxton and 9 of the Best Players over »

Baseball, it's been said, is the fairest of sports. You don't have to be big to play it. You don't have to be incredibly fast to succeed. Some of the least athletic people have been very good baseball players. Yet the game has not been kind to the big fellas. I mean the really big guys. We've all seen Randy Johnson throw bullets with his 6'10" [...]

Nick Swisher of the New York Yankees: Reverting to »

Nick Swisher might be having a season that rivals his 2008 season when he was with the Chicago White Sox.With the White Sox, Swisher batted .219, hit 24 home runs, had a .332 on base average, and slugged .410.After the first two months (almost) this season, Swisher is hitting .204 with two home runs, a .321 on base average, and a bizarre .289 [...]

New York Yankees: Bullpen Maturation Key to »

Coming into the 2011 season, the New York Yankees fully expected to have one of the best bullpens in the American League. With the signing of Rafael Soriano, the top free-agent reliever available this offseason, the Yankees were primed to dominate teams late with the duo of Soriano and Mariano Rivera closing out games. However, the signing of [...]

Derek Jeter: 9 Bold Predictions for His Next 2 Years »

Through just 46 games in 2011, Derek Jeter is off to arguably his worst offensive start in his career, batting just .255 with a .310 on-base percentage and a .632 OPS.The Yankees captain, who is just 24 hits shy of 3000 (all with the Yankees) signed a new three-year, $51 million deal that will keep him in pinstripes for at least the foreseeable [...]

New York Yankees: Why the Yankees Will Be Fine Without »

When Rafael Soriano signed a $35 million contract with the New York Yankees in January, the Yankees were desperate for a consistent and reliable pitcher to join their starting rotation. Unfortunately, unable to accomplish that feat, the Yankees instead resorted to having a top-notch bullpen. Acquiring Soriano seemed like the perfect remedy at the [...]

New York Yankees: Why Joe DiMaggio Makes All-Time Team »

Note: This is part of a series for Baseball Digest in which I pick each Major League team's best player/coach at every position. The complete Yankees list is up on the website. The complete Dodgers list will go up early next week. Yankees All-Time Centerfielder: Joe DiMaggioSurprised? Probably not.Now think for a [...]

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