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1980s New York Yankees “All Scrub” Team »

The Yankees had some stacked teams in the 1980s.They won a staggering 103 games in 1980.They went to the World Series in the strike-shortened season in 1981, and won at least 90 games in  1983, 1985 and 1986.Despite all that winning, the Yankees of the 1980s, the Yankees of my youth, never won a darn thing that counted.There was [...]

MLB Free Agency: 10 Teams That Could Really Use Jorge »

It's difficult to imagine Jorge Posada with any jersey on but a New York Yankees jersey, but there's a chance we may see that this season.Posada already announced he would not return to the Yankees, so that leaves him a free agent.Is there a market for Posada?A bad dip in his average last season won't make him the most desired addition, but in a [...]

New York Yankees 2012: 7 Reasons Why Yankee Fans »

Despite an agonizing loss to the Tigers in Game 5 of the ALDS, Yankee fans have a lot to be excited about in 2012.  Fans were disenchanted with the way the season ended, and rightfully so. Everyone believed that the Yankees would be hosting the Rangers in the ALCS after their performance in Game 4. It was simply not their year. Now it is time [...]

New York Yankees: Top Prospects That Will Make Majors »

The future is now for the New York Yankees.As the current roster is getting older, the Yankees should consider to call up all of their best young talent. We already saw Jesus Montero make his major league debut this season and did pretty well. He is expected to be the team primary designated hitter this coming season.There are many more [...]

New York Yankees: Experts Don’t Exist in Trade »

The best thing to do is to ignore the "experts."  The next-best thing to do is to ignore the rumors. Ken Rosenthal is an excellent baseball writer who knows the game. It's not his fault that no one—not Ken, not me and not even you—can predict a baseball team's future or even a player's future. Following the New York Yankees' [...]

Alex Rodriguez: Cameron Diaz Look-Alike Proves »

New York Yankees fans have long believed that there was something wrong with Alex Rodriguez's vision. How else do you explain his constant failures in the postseason? It certainly can't be because the pitching is better.Now, with him dating someone who looks exactly like his ex-girlfriend Cameron Diaz, we can confirm that he has lost his [...]

MLB Trade Talk: Why Jair Jurrjens Is Perfect Deal for »

With the New York Yankees having pieced together their rotation in 2011, it's a certainty that they will be looking for more stable answers from their starting pitching.One of the names that have popped up in all the speculation is Jair Jurrjens, the Atlanta Braves upstart young pitcher who impressed many around the league with great numbers last [...]

2012 MLB Free Agents: New York Yankees Must Avoid »

Another MLB offseason is upon us, which means another winter where the New York Yankees are dissatisfied with their pitching staff and are not above overpaying to fix it. The lead of an article by Pete Caldera on NorthJersey.com sums up the Yankees spending habits. “Given reservations about C.J. Wilson as a top-end starter, Roy Oswalt's [...]

Yankees Offseason Talks: Will Gio Gonzalez Solve Their »

The Yankees, like most teams in baseball, are in the hunt for prime pitching this offseason.  Though their rotation was decent in 2011, it has to be improved with both talent and youth in order to succeed in both the immediate and long-term futures.  One of the earliest signs of management life this winter was the alleged move to trade [...]

New York Yankees: Comparing the Yankees Top Prospects »

Last week I ranked the Yankees top 10 prospects. I explained what I thought about each of them but it is difficult to explain how good somebody is and what their strengths and weakness are without a comparison. It one thing to hear that a player has an electric fastball but if I was to say his fastball is like Justin Verlander's it would be much [...]

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