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Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez: Former New »

Former New York Yankees postseason hero, Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez, is going to finally officially retire, according to a tweet by Andy Martino of the New York Daily News last night.El Duque last pitched in the MLB back in 2007, but was in the minor leagues for the Washington Nationals in 2010.Hernandez made his mark in MLB when [...]

New York Yankees: 8 Ways GM Brian Cashman Has Actually »

When the New York Yankees are unable to perform well during a season, or when a recently signed player does not perform up to par, it is easy for fans to point the finger and blame general manager Brian Cashman for their downfall. That is the core reason why the GM has been criticized harshly throughout the years. Yes, Cashman has made costly [...]

New York Yankees: Why Jorge Posada Doesn’t »

New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada is not having a good year. He's not even having a decent year. He's having the worst year of his career and it is causing the Yankees front office and their manager to make a tough decision.What should they do with Jorge?From 1998 (the year he became an everyday player) through 2010, Posada was one of the best [...]

New York Yankees: Are the Bombers and Cubs a Perfect »

Give me an A!No. Not "hey". A.Give me a J!No. Not that kind of J.What's that spell?It's a Maalox Moment!Never before have two letters—A and J—elicited such a wide variety of emotion from fans of the New York Yankees.Some become angry. Others become nervous. Many, like myself, become nauseous.It is no secret that AJ Burnett's [...]

Yankees Acquire Torre’s Favorite Plaything: »

In a move, possibly only explained as "irrelevant” and "for organizational depth," the New York Yankees have brought back relief pitcher and arm-abuse victim Scott Proctor. For those of you familiar with the Joe Torre-era Yankees, Proctor has become something of a joke, or even a cautionary tale of what happens when you're on Torre's "good [...]

New York Yankees: Brian Cashman Brings Back Old »

This past Saturday, the New York Yankees signed the recently released Scott Proctor to a minor league contract with an assignment to their Triple-A affiliate.Proctor, who was released by the Braves on August 10th, was one of Joe Torre's favorite bullpen arms from 2004-2007.In 2006, his best season to date, Proctor pitched in a league-leading 83 [...]

Jorge Posada Delivered in His Two Most Critical Plate »

Jorge Posada had one of the most important hits in the glorious history of the New York Yankees. Mention the come-from-behind victory against the Boston Red Sox in the seventh game of the 2003 ALCS and fans immediately think of Aaron Boone's home run.Who tied the game in the fateful eighth inning? With the Yankees trailing 5-2, Nick Johnson led [...]

Another Sad Ending to a New York Yankees Career? »

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article depicting the saddest endings to Yankees' careers. As we enter the final stretch of this season, it seems Jorge Posada may be heading for that list, and it is hard to watch.  This didn't just start yesterday, but back in spring training when the team brought in a good catcher in Russell Martin, sending [...]

MLB Trade Speculation: Hideki Matsui and 5 Potential »

Brian Cashman has faith in his team.  He proved it at the July 31st trading deadline when he didn’t make a move, and he’ll likely do the same as the August 31st waiver trade deadline passes. He told LoHud’s Brian Heyman that the Yankees will probably stand pat, “I think…what you see is what you’re [...]

Eduardo Nunez: New York Yankees Prospect Seems Blocked »

New York Yankee utility infielder Eduardo Nunez, a natural shortstop, represents the future. He is a five-tool player at a position that every team in baseball would like to have one but that only a handful actually do. He has demonstrated the capacity to hit in pressure situations and, quite impressive for a player with such little experience, he [...]

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