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Archive for October, 2011

New York Yankees: Alex Rodriguez’s $32 Million »

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is the highest-paid player in Major League Baseball, but he's definitely not someone you want in the batter's box when the game's on the line.His body language was proof of that in Thursday night's 3-2 home loss to the Detroit Tigers in Game 5 of the American League Division Series.So here we are, [...]

Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees: So Much »

Anyone who followed baseball had good reason to believe that after their run of four championships—culminating in their 2000 throttling of the NY Mets—the NY Yankees  would continue ever-onward in a predictable trajectory of more championships into the new century. Alas, it was not to be. As one who enjoys watching [...]

2012 MLB Free Agents: 3 NY Yankees Who Need to Be Let »

Yesterdays 3-2 loss against the Detroit Tigers in the ALDS was a difficult one to stomach for Yankee fans across the nation.The loss put a close on the 2011 season for the club, which once again ended in a disappointing postseason defeat.Soon the mourning period will subside and it will be time to look towards the offseason.What needs to happen in [...]

New York Yankees: What Tigers-Yankees ALDS Taught Us »

If Baseball has taught me one thing it is this: Lay off the superstitious Kool Aid.If you believe in team destiny, then what happened to the Rays being THE  TEAM OF DESTINY?Did the gods of the game take a night off, oversleep, get angry at Joe Maddon's overtly rectangular glasses? What?Nothing can be attributed to the sport itself after [...]

2011 New York Yankees Overrated and Out of the MLB »

The 2011 New York Yankees appeared powerful on paper, but they were always mostly mirage. Last night, when the Yanks blew the decisive Game 5 of the American League Division Series to the Detroit Tigers, the deception became clear. Indeed, the Bronx Bombers turned the contest into early Halloween for them, as they guilelessly, gutlessly and all [...]

2011 MLB Playoffs: 5 Yankees Responsible for Game 5 »

Dear middle of the New York Yankees lineup,I would like to take this time to thank you for showing up this October.  Your performance will forever be remembered as one of the all-time worst performances in MLB history (right up there with the collapse of the 2011 Red Sox). Whether Nick Swisher was too busy arguing with the umpires or Alex [...]

2012 MLB Free Agents: Who Would Put the New York »

Despite all of the preseason hype proclaiming the Boston Red Sox as the team to beat in the American League East this season, the New York Yankees surprised many by winning the division crown and finishing with the best record in the AL.All of the Yankees' hard work in the regular season went for naught, though, as they lost to the Detroit Tigers [...]

NY Yankees: Why Getting Advice from LeBron James Adds »

After the New York Yankees lost to the Detroit Tigers last night, LeBron James offered some advice on losing.That's not a good thing.The much-maligned James had an inspirational tweet for his favorite baseball team:"U win some, u lose some, but u live, u live to fight another day. #yankees"Now, I'm not going to address James' refusal to spell [...]

MLB Playoffs 2011: Why the New York Yankees Keep »

When Alex Rodriguez struck out to end the game, and the Yankee season, it was only fitting.Rodriguez hit .111 in the division series against the Tigers, and struck out with the bases loaded in the seventh inning in the decisive Game 5 that sent the New York Yankees home early once again in 2011.Rodriguez's poor postseason play is one of several [...]

ALDS Yankees vs. Tigers: Why Big Contracts Block »

Well, like most Yankees fans last night I stared at the television for a good 20 to 30 minutes after Jose Valverde struck out Alex Rodriguez to advance the Tigers into the ALCS. But unlike many of my Yankee fan brethren, I wasn't looking for that one scapegoat to blame the ALDS five-game series loss on.The thought of blaming Freddy Garcia for his [...]

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