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Aaron Boone’s 2003 Homerun Has Become »

 To view the article this rant is based on, click here. Take a look at this video. Yankees fans should get a warm feeling inside; Sox fans, not so much.I don't mean to incite nostalgia, good or bad. Or maybe I do, but not in the way that you might think.I've harped on this quite a bit, but I am going to continue to harp on it [...]

MLB: Top 20 Most Disappointing Starts to the 2011 »

The 2011 MLB season has already shown numerous ups and downs for some of the great players around the league through only the first two months of the year.High profile commodities who were suppose to be their team's centerpiece have heavily faltered and seem to be working towards a disappointing 2011 campaign.The lack of success from these elite [...]

Subway Series 2011: New York Mets Travel to Bronx to »

Could the Yankees finally be getting back in the swing of things? It sure seemed so after last night's 13-2 drubbing of the lowly Baltimore Orioles.Last night, the Yankees put together one of their best hitting performances of the 2011 season. After going 2 for 15 with runners in scoring position the night before, the Yanks upped the ante by going [...]

The Five Greatest PItching Performances in Yankees »

The New York Yankees are known for having some of the finest hitters in baseball history, but it has been pitching and defense that has led to most of their World Championships. Yankees pitchers have pitched some of the greatest games ever. Who were the five pitchers that pitched the greatest games in Yankees history? Yes, it is subjective, [...]

New York Yankees Should Take Lessons on Handling »

It appears that the whole episode surrounding disgruntled catcher turned designated hitter Jorge Posada is over, for now at least. But the issues will be back after the season, as Posada’s generous contract is coming to an end.The Yankees will have a tough choice ahead of them since Posada's numbers are going to have to take one hell of a [...]

New York Yankees: Could Hideki Okajima Be Joining the »

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Hideki Okajima, a 35-year-old Japanese import, has been designated for assignment, and if he does clear waivers, could find himself in the bullpen of the New York Yankees.With the bizarre behavior, underwhelming performance and current disabled list stay of grossly overpaid closer turned setup man Rafael Soriano, [...]

MLB Power Rankings: A-Rod, Mark Teixiera and the »

Alex Rodriguez. Adrian Gonzalez. Even Jose Bautista. The AL East is absolutely loaded with top of the line sluggers who put their team on their back and punish opposing pitchers. Although many AL East fans won't admit it—there is life outside of their division. In a piece released earlier this week examining the best one-two punches in the [...]

New York Yankees: Why Jesus Montero Should Replace »

The New York Yankees are 42 games into their season, and former all-star catcher turned designated hitter Jorge Posada has been a disappointment thus far.A career .274 hitter, Posada has struggled all season, posting a .177 batting average with six home runs and 15 RBI. On top of that, he was the source of a major distraction during what [...]

New York Yankees All-Time Greatest Second Baseman: »

(To view this article, or takes on the rest of the Major Leagues, the NFL, the NBA and more, visit soapboxsportsbyte or follow  @SoapBxSprtsByte.)I mentioned earlier that I will be spending a lot of my time for the foreseeable future on a huge project for baseballdigest.com, undertaking the responsibility of choosing the best [...]

New York Yankees: Sabathia Toes the Rubber Looking to »

Well, it took 15 long innings, 14 different pitchers, and 432 pitches, but the Yankees finally came away with a 4-1 victory last night in Baltimore.In a game that took almost five hours to complete, Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano finally put New York up for good with a two-run double off Orioles reliever Mike Gonzalez in the top half of the [...]

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