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New York Yankees’ Actions Exposing the Jesus »

If you listen to the propaganda spewed by the New York Yankees, Jesus Montero is a catcher who is constantly improving defensively and who will be some combination of Mike Piazza and Albert Pujols with a bat in his hands.That’s if you listen to what they say. But actions speak louder than words, and if you follow their actions (and the [...]

Is A.J. Burnett the Worst Pitcher in the New York »

It’s no secret that A.J. Burnett isn't the best pitcher on the Yankees.He is 8-9 this season with a 4.60 ERA.He hasn't won a game for the Yankees since June 29th (that’s seven starts without a win). He's given up at least three runs in his last seven starts, and in four of those he was pulled before the sixth inning. Not to mention AJ [...]

Cano and Swisher: 2 Options the Yankees Must Exercise »

Second basemen Robinson Cano and right fielder Nick Swisher both have club options for the 2012 season. Both players are very valuable to club, and the Yankees would be extremely stupid not to pick up their options.Cano has a $14 million option with a $2 million buyout. The Yankees likely want to keep Cano in pinstripes for a very, very long time. [...]

New York Yankees News: Joe Girardi to Cut Burnett or »

New York Yankees' manager Joe Girardi is frustratingly tight-lipped about impending decisions. However, on Thursday, Girardi announced that AJ Burnett and Phil Hughes are officially "on the bubble" as the Yankees plan on setting their 5-man starting rotation for the upcoming road trip and beyond . . . Full story from yankees.comRead more New [...]

New York Yankees: Don’t Count Mo out »

A blown save, a blown game and a close escape…all in a week for Mariano Rivera. Three bad pitches are all it took to again raise doubts about the Yankees closer. Pitch one, Sunday: A cutter that Marco Scutaro smacked off the green monster for a leadoff double. That hit turned into the tying run, a blown save for Rivera and eventual [...]

Mariano Rivera: Talk of His Demise Is Premature and »

So the greatest relief pitcher in the history of mankind is human after all.Who knew?Over his past three appearances, 41-year-old Mariano Rivera has made some bad pitches and gotten hit.As predictable as saying "it might snow in December," the lunatics have come out of the woodwork and started spouting nonsense."Rivera's done!"Oh really.We've been [...]

MLB Round-Up: Why the New York Yankees Need to Go All »

A week ago today, the New York Yankees rode into Boston on the back of a seven-game winning streak.They'd just completed a comprehensive four-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox, and were raring to face their heated rivals—the Boston Red Sox.Everything was clicking for the Bronx Bombers. Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, and Derek Jeter were [...]

MLB: Yogi Berra Made Allie Reynolds Retire Ted »

Mention the 1951 pennant race and the image produced is Bobby Thomson’s home run that won the pennant for the New York Giants, but there was another pennant race that year. With nine games remaining, the New York Yankees led the second-place Cleveland Indians, who had only five games left, by a mere one-half game. The Yankees were in Boston [...]

Why the New York Yankees Should Trade for L.A. Dodgers »

The New York Yankees are always a hot topic. Love them or hate them, there is typically something interesting going on in Yankeedom, something that is worthy of discussion regardless of where your loyalties may lie. It is the most successful franchise in all of sports in the only categories that ultimately matter, championships and revenue. They [...]

MLB: Comparing Granderson & Teixeira’s 2011 »

Comparing 2011’s New York Yankees duo of switch-hitting Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson to the 1961 duo of switch-hitting Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris borders on the insane.Which, as many probably agree, puts me into that group. Mantle and Maris are the only teammates to hit at least 50 home runs in the same season. That will not change [...]

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