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New York Yankees: Bombers Pass on Ubaldo Jimenez as »

Going into Satuday, just 24 hours until the July 31 trade deadline, we all wondered if the Yankees would make the move to get Ubaldo Jimenez from the Colorado Rockies.Turns out, the Yankees decided it was best to pass up on the Rockies ace and let another team take their chances on him.According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, the Cleveland Indians will [...]

New York Yankees Trades: 5 Deadline Deals Yankee Fans »

As the 2011 MLB trade deadline approaches, the New York Yankees aren't making any sudden or unexpected moves. There are no blockbuster trades or big names expected to land in the Bronx via trade this season and with each passing year it is getting harder and harder to remember the last time the Yankees made a big splash at the trade deadline.The [...]

New York Yankees Trade Rumors: Bombers Backing Away »

As the talk about the Yankees starting rotation has begun to deteriorate into screams of frustration from some fans (and media) alike, occasionally teetering on the border of desperation and in some cases insanity, it appears that Brian Cashman is a far smarter GM than most would give him credit for.Ken Rosenthal reports that the Yankees had not [...]

MLB Trade Rumors: The New York Yankees in on Domonic »

According to Mike Axisa of the River Ave. Blues, there has been speculation that a third team could be added to help send Hunter Pence to the Philadelphia Phillies. The belief is that the New York Yankees would give up Dellin Betances in order to obtain Domonic Brown of the Phillies. This deal could prove both good and bad in different ways.I [...]

Small Ball Comes to the Bronx: The New York Yankees »

Early in the baseball season, there was a lot of talk that the Yankees were "too dependent on the home run." That they couldn't play small ball and manufacture runs. That they were going to start losing once the home runs stopped coming.Well, the home runs have (relatively speaking) dried up. And amazingly, the Yankees have proven that they can [...]

MLB Trade Rumors: Why a Phil Hughes Package Makes »

Right now, the Colorado Rockies seem to be interested in three New York Yankees players: Jesus Montero, Ivan Nova and Dellin Betances, according to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. This could all change as we get closer to the trade deadline, though.According to Mike Axisa of the River Ave. Blues, the asking price for Jimenez could come [...]

Hideki Irabu: The New York Post Takes an Unfair Swipe »

Once again, Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post has presented its own version of the news. Sadly, former New York Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu committed suicide by hanging himself.Post reporter, Cathy Burke, not a baseball writer, inferred that Irabu never recovered from then-Yankees owner George Steinbrenner’s abuse.Burke cleverly refers [...]

MLB Trade Deadline: 4 Reasons the Yankees »

The title of this slide show may lead many to believe that I am not a fan of Ubaldo Jimenez. That couldn't be further from the truth.I think Jimenez is a very talented young pitcher. He's had an uneven season to this point, but just look at his 2010 first half if you want a glimpse of his potential.The Colorado Rockies know what they have in [...]

MLB Trade Rumors: Who Will Blink First over Ubaldo »

I'm sure plenty of you have seen the old stare-down in the Western movies.The music plays in the background. The wind is blowing. The town is all watching outside. Two cowboys are staring each other down with their hands on their pistols.One is going to draw first.This is kind of what we have with the New York Yankees and Colorado Rockies.Instead [...]

New York Yankees: Hunter Pence and the 5 Bats That the »

As far back as the end of the 2010 MLB season, not five minutes has passed without the baseball world talking about how badly the Yankees need to bolster their rotation.The talk is understandable, of course, as even today, after all the noise and for various reasons, the Yankees can count on one finger the number of completely reliable [...]

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