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New York Yankees: Will This Be the Last Year for Brian »

In February of 1998, a 31-year-old former intern of the organization took over as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the New York Yankees.Since then, Brian Cashman has been the man in charge of the Yankees, holding one of the longest current tenures of GMs in the sport today.On Saturday, Buster Olney of ESPN hinted in his blog that [...]

New York Yankees Should Look into Dontrelle Willis »

Once upon a time, Dontrelle Willis was one of the rising stars in baseball.With his affable personality, infectious smile, bizarre mechanics, "Rockette-eqsue" leg kick and nasty stuff, Willis was beloved by fans of the Florida Marlins and left opposing fans in awe.After winning the NL Rookie of the Year Award in 2003 and playing in two All-Star [...]

New York Yankees: Ranking the 7 Best Prospects in the »

Let's face facts—the New York Yankees are an old team. Fourteen of the 25 players on the roster are on the wrong side of 30, and that's not including players currently on the disabled list such as Derek Jeter, Bartolo Colon and Rafael Soriano. In recent times, the New York Yankees' farm system has essentially been an afterthought. [...]

Was the Orioles Cal Ripken Jr. Better Than the Yankees »

Derek Jeter will become only the fourth shortstop in history to amass 3,000 hits. Honus Wagner (3,415), Cal Ripken Jr. (3,184), and Robin Yount (3,142) are the others, but Wagner played 890 of his 2,777 games at other positions. Ripken played 675 games at third base, while Yount played 1,218 in the outfield.Wagner is generally regarded as the [...]

Yankees-Rockies Series Preview: Bombers Aim to »

After taking two out of three in Chicago and Cincinnati, the Yankees return home with a sparkling 6-3 record against the National League this season.Next up is a three-game set against the Colorado Rockies, who enter the series at 37-37, four games behind the D-Backs in the NL West.Jim Tracy's club features a strong offense led by Troy Tulowitzki [...]

What the 2011 MLB All Star Rosters Should Be »

The 2011 season has been one of parity.  As of June 23, 2011 only one division (NL East) has a team that is in first place by more than 2 games.The All Star Game should represent who are the best players from each team, not who the most popular players are.  Since the game decides home-field for the World Series (when will they rectify [...]

Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees: The Real Dirt on »

The last player to achieve at least 3,000 hits was Craig Biggio on June 28, 2007.He entered the game needing three hits to reach 3,000, and he ended up singling in the third and fifth innings.Each time Biggio batted, the sellout crowd at Minute Maid Park chanted his name. There were signs all over the stands that read "Mr. 3,000" and "Biggio's Hit [...]

New York Yankees: 10 New Phrases to Add to Your Bronx »

No sport’s big-play vernacular is more creative and fun than baseball’s home run calls. They range from signature sendoffs to local lexicon.  Whether you’re walloping a Wiffle ball in the backyard, vaporizing one in a video game, or watching a walk-off in Game 7 of the World Series, it’s always electric when [...]

New York Yankees: Chad Curtis Was Right When He Laced »

Chad Curtis was a journeyman outfielder who batted .264/.349/.396 over his 10-year career, but Chad Curtis is an example of a winner.Forget that he hit two pivotal home runs in the third game of the 1999 World Series to bring the New York Yankees back from a 5-1 deficit. Curtis' second home run in the 10th inning won the game.What should not be [...]

New York Yankees: Jason Marquis and 10 Possible Trade »

There are three things we generally know about the Major League Baseball trade deadline:1) It comes on July 31st.2) The Yankees are expected to make at least one big move.3) Manny Ramirez will be rumored to be going somewhere.Wait, what? Manny retired?! Crap. Well, until another eccentric, off-kilter, possibly unstable player who doubles as an RBI [...]

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