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Archive for June, 2011

2011 MLB All-Star Voting: AL Position By Position »

The MLB All-Star teams will be announced on July 3rd, but until then, it is uncertain who will make the teams. Players are chosen by fan voting, which means that the best player does not always make it.Fan favorites get voted in when they occasionally don't deserve it, and players who are having outstanding years occasionally miss out.Here are [...]

New York Yankees: 10 Risky Trades They Could Pull off »

Yankees GM Brian Cashman has a farm stocked with highly thought of prospects, prospects that he has no intention of promoting to the major league roster anytime soon and is very hesitant to include in a trade.Why wouldn't he trade them?Simply put, Cashman is not looking to make "big" changes to the Yankees—it has been reported that the [...]

Yankees- Do They Have a Super Nova or a Super Bust »

Ivan Nova had one of his most dominant starts of his career last night. He turned a huge hitters park into a pitchers park.Nova didn't look like himself giving up one run over eight innings. He threw down seven strike outs to shut down the Reds. He didn't even give up a walk—an obvious sign of improvement. Russell Martin told the AP, [...]

Mickey Mantle’s First Home Run Was His Most »

Rookie Mickey Mantle started the game against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park on May 1st, 1951, as the New York Yankees leadoff hitter and right fielder. Jackie Jensen started in center field for the injured Joe DiMaggio. In the seventh inning, manager Casey Stengel replaced Mantle with No. 7 Cliff Mapes for defensive purposes. [...]

New York Yankees: Mark Buehrle and 10 Possible »

As the trade deadline for the 2011 season approaches, the New York Yankees "are watching everyone, focused on no one," according to Marc Carig of The Star-Ledger. Still, it's no secret that general manager Brian Cashman and the rest of the organization are looking to add pitching.More specifically, the Yankees seem to be looking for left-handed [...]

Derek Jeter: Can the New York Yankees Survive Without »

Over the weekend the Yankees answered this question with a resounding, unequivocal yes. Although Jeter will surely be a first-ballot Hall of Fame shortstop, he is no longer a crucial piece of the Yankee puzzle. Although it is impossible to measure the effect of losing a big name like Jeter on a team’s psyche, the Yankees seem to have been [...]

Phil Hughes: 5 Reasons His Healthy Return Makes »

After two months of recovery from dead arm, Yankees starting pitcher Phil Hughes pitched his first rehab start at Single-A on Sunday. His impending return could not have come at a better time for New York, as it sits 1.5 games behind the Red Sox for the AL East lead.The Yankees staff has performed admirably since Hughes' injury, with all five [...]

Joe DiMaggio’s Streak, Game 33: Yankees Flog »

Game 33: June 20, 1941 On  June 20, 1941, the U.S. Air Corps was folded into the Army Air Forces (as infantry or artillery divisions were). It was another presidential step in the preparation for our nation’s entry into World War II. “The Germans are getting their asses kicked in Russia,” Vic Ruppone told childhood friend [...]

Derek Jeter: Why He’s the First Player in »

The most overrated player in baseball as proclaimed by his peers, Derek Jeter is about to reach a milestone that no other player who has been fortunate enough to wear a Yankees uniform has ever done before.Not Ruth, Berra or Mantle. Not even Gehrig, Dimaggio or Mattingly. Of the 20 Hall of Famers who represent the New York Yankees in Cooperstown, [...]

Fantasy Baseball: Is Nick Swisher Safe to Use Again? »

After a brilliant 2010 season that saw Swisher hit .288 with 29 home runs and 89 RBI Swisher was a hot commodity heading into the year.He began the year hitting .204 through May 25th, making his dreadful 2008 season (.219 average) look decent. At least he was hitting a home run every 20.7 at bats that season. He only had two in his first 152 at [...]

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