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The Best New York Yankees Managers of All Time »

Being such a monumental franchise, due in large part to winning 27 World Series titles, the New York Yankees have seen many different managers come and go throughout the years.32 managers to be exact, none finer than the five on this list. Combined, these five incredible managers have led the Yankees to 23 World Series titles and 33 pennants.Here [...]

New York Yankees: Ranking the Top 10 Pitchers on Their »

At this point, fans of the New York Yankees know that after every season, bolstering the pitching staff and finding quality left-handed relievers is going to be Brian Cashman's top priority.It has been for the past decade, so why should this year be any different?Cashman has had some hits (CC Sabathia) and some misses (A.J. Burnett).With [...]

New York Yankees: The All-Century Team of Greatest »

Hundreds of players have donned pinstripes for the New York Yankees in the 21st century, but which ones have been the best?In 12 seasons since 2000, the Yankees have clinched 11 playoff berths, four American League pennants and two World Series championships.Here is the all-century 25-man roster of past and current New York Yankees who have [...]

King Felix in NY: A Few Things to Consider »

It's another early offseason for the New York Yankees, so you all know what that means.It's time for General Manager Brian Cashman to whip out his wallet, work some magic and put some more big time names in pinstripes. For many Yanks fans out there, there's no bigger or more realistic name out there than Mariners Ace Felix Hernandez.The Yanks [...]

New York Yankees 2011 Season: Pitcher Grades »

After missing out on Cliff Lee this past offseason, the Yankees entered 2011 with a bunch of question marks in their rotation.Could A.J. Burnett bounce back from the worst season of his career? Would Phil Hughes be able to live up to expectations after his 2010 record was overinflated thanks to a ridiculous amount of run support? How much would [...]

Mickey Mantle: The First of 536 Home Runs Was a »

The date was May 1, 1951. The site was Comiskey Park in Chicago. The pitcher was right-hander Randy Gumpert. Batting lead-off and playing right field for the New York Yankees was rookie sensation Mickey Mantle. Mantle stepped into the right-hand side of the batter’s box to start the game against White Sox starter Bob Cain. All he could [...]

Mickey Mantle and the Draft: Three Strikes and »

Mickey Mantle had a spectacular spring training in 1951, but there was a cloud on the horizon that had little to do with his ability. The United States and the United Nations were involved in the Korean War. In 1950, men between the ages of 18 and a half and 35 were being drafted for terms of duty that averaged about two years. While playing high [...]

New York Yankees: How Do They Approach the 2012 »

The 2011 season is coming closer to ending each week and each passing day.This Wednesday will start the World Series, which will feature the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals.Once the Fall Classic is over, teams will start to prepare for free agency and possible trades to rebuild and reload for the 2012 season.For the Yankees, they have some [...]

Prince Fielder: If the New York Yankees Sign Him, It »

It's incredible to see that it's become a common thought that the New York Yankees should pursue Prince Fielder. Yankees Universe is downright giddy at the prospect of having the lefty slugger playing for their team in 2012. Being a Yankee fan, I am forced to admit that signing Fielder would be complete overkill. We all know the Yankees ridiculous [...]

New York Yankees: 5 Reasons Why They Will Never Win »

When you break it down, most sports are simple to understand.  I've been able to teach my wife the basics of baseball in two easy lessons: pitching and defense.She now sits watching baseball games with me and makes astute comments about pitching and defense.  For example, after AJ Burnett exited Game 4 of the ALCS, she commented how [...]

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