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MLB Rumors: Revisiting the Carlos Zambrano to the New »

On Friday, we saw the Yankees and Cubs begin their three-game series from Wrigley Field.Doug Davis out-pitched Freddy Garcia, and the Cubs won the first game 3-1.Before the game, there were a lot of rumors floating around about the Yankees having major interest in a certain Cubs pitcher.The pitcher is one the Yankees have been linked to several [...]

Derek Jeter: 6 Hits Away from 3,000, Examining »

Derek Jeter’s pursuit of hit No. 3,000 has been put on hold, as “The Captain” was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained right calf. Jeter, 36, who came off the statistically worst season of his career in 2010, in the offseason signed a new three-year contract with the Yankees worth $45 million, with an option [...]

Curtis Granderson: 6 Reasons NY Yankees Center Fielder »

Normally, speculating about the MVP before Father’s Day would be premature. This year is the exception. With 95 games still to go, it seems almost certain that the American League MVP will come from the AL East.Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, Blue Jays third baseman/outfielder Jose Bautista and Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson [...]

MLB Power Rankings: The 7 Greatest Rivalries in »

Rivalries are what make sports great—and MLB is loaded with teams and fans looking for blood.MLB was founded in 1869, and at this point some teams have been beating up on each other for more than 100 years. The emotions felt by players and fans during a game increase the tension and animosity of a rivalry, and over time there ends up being [...]

Yankees Waiting for Super 2 Deadline to Promote »

Jesus Montero is currently putting up a .292/.338/.421 line for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, to go along with 10 doubles, five home runs, and 25 RBIs. He has posted a less than spectacular 13:50 BB:K.Not exactly world-beating stats from one of the top prospects in all of baseball, but then again he is just 21-years-old.Frankie Piliere compiled [...]

New York Yankees: Should They Look into J.C. Romero »

It's been well documented how beaten up the Yankees bullpen has been in 2011.New York lost Joba Chamberlain for the season with a torn muscle in his elbow, which required Tommy John surgery.Rafael Soriano has been on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.Damaso Marte and Pedro Feliciano have both been out of the beginning of the [...]

New York Yankees: 23 Years Later, Lou Pinella Dons the »

No, Joe Girardi has not been fired...though I still stand by my previous stance.On June 26, as the Yankees finish a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies, something that has not been seen since 1988 will occur at Yankee Stadium.Former Yankees outfielder and manager Lou Pinella will be wearing pinstripes once again as he makes his first [...]

New York Yankees: With Derek Jeter on the DL, Are »

Throughout the season, just how much Derek Jeter had left in the tank was constantly questioned. During the offseason, the Yankees decided whatever Jeter had left was worth $51 million.It wasn't as much as what Jeter felt he was worth, but it was enough to keep Jeter in pinstripes, which in the end was what both sides wanted.But coming off the [...]

Joe DiMaggio’s Streak, Game 28: The DiMaggios »

Game 28: June 15, 1941 The elegance and energy of New York was typified by the chic of nightclubs like the Copacabana, 21, the Stork Club and El Morocco. Joe DiMaggio and many of the other Yankees were no strangers to these venues, and the club owners gave them all a king’s treatment once in their doors. But DiMaggio was conflicted. While at [...]

MLB Power Rankings: Five Big Egos Reduced to Second »

One of the most talked about story lines to come out of the NBA Finals is LeBron James' comments towards his critics and "haters" that he made at the press conference. Ever since "the decision," LeBron has come under immense scrutiny about his ability, or inability, to win a championship on his own. This got people to thinking, what players [...]

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