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20 Biggest Disappointments in New York Yankees History »

New York Yankees fans can take at least one positive away from the team's quiet offseason—the inactivity ensures that no new players come in with high expectations and disappoint.Far too many have hindered this franchise in the past.Some were formerly big-name free agents, while others were acquired through dumb trades or unwisely [...]

New York Yankees: 15 Gifts for Christmas That Will »

The offseason for general manager Brian Cashman and the New York Yankees has been lackluster at best. That being said, the Yanks certainly have a lot to wish for this holiday season to give them success in 2012.Whether it's improving their roster, or getting an improvement from someone already on it, New York is hoping they don't find [...]

New York Baseball’s Greatest: Where Are They »

Last month, I attended a baseball awards dinner hosted by the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Double-A Eastern League affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.  The dinner is a fundraiser that they do each year after the season. During the first two hours after the doors open, there is a meet-and-greet with many current, former and future [...]

NY Yankees: 10 Reasons Brian Cashman May Be Plotting »

What would the offseason be without a blockbuster trade happening?A lot of focus has been on the free agent market, but the pitching department seems to be low on stock.Brian Cashman hasn't liked what he's seen there, so he'll likely go elsewhere to get that pitcher the New York Yankees so desire.  That place could end up being [...]

MLB Free Agency: Yankees Should Take Chance on Roy »

When I talk about the Yankees' need for starting pitching before the 2012 season, I feel like a broken record.I can't count how many stories I've done since the 2011 season ended stating again and again how much the Yankees need to make a move for their rotation.They wisely passed on C.J. Wilson and Mark Buehrle, not over-spending on long-term [...]

MLB Rumors: Yankees Must Do Whatever It Takes To »

Two of the three seasons that A.J. Burnett has been on the Yankees have been disastrous. If George A. King of the New York Post is in fact correct that "several teams are kicking the tires on acquiring A.J. Burnett," they must to whatever it takes to get rid of him.Let's take a look at the numbers.  Year Wins Losses Innings Pitched [...]

MLB Free Agency: Is Yoenis Cespedes New York »

Much to the chagrin of their fans, the New York Yankees have largely remained on the sidelines thus far in the offseason.Perhaps that has been Brian Cashman's plan all along. Maybe he has been waiting for something, or rather, someone, to become available.According to Kevin Goldstein of Fan Prospectus, ESPN and Sirius/XM, the New York Yankees are [...]

Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy: Do Wins Matter When »

Every year I have the same strategy when targeting pitchers in my March fantasy baseball drafts: Find guys with high strikeout potential, low WHIPs and completely ignore wins. I’ve always been frustrated by wins as a category because a pitcher’s win total seems to vary so much from year to year.This offseason it finally hit me that [...]

Top 10 Pitchers Under 25 Years Old »

Every team in the majors wants a young stud pitcher at their disposal but only a handful of teams have that. Young pitchers that can step up from the minor leagues into the major leagues are hard to come by. I think we all know who will be No. 1 on this list but who else will fill out the top 10?I only considered players with at least 50 innings [...]

Roger Clemens Was as Great a Pitcher as Walter Johnson »

It is difficult to compare players from different eras, but it can be done more accurately today thanks to modern statistics. Walter Johnson was one of the greatest pitchers of all time. He is generally considered the best according to those who saw him pitch, as well as by traditional measurements. Johnson won 417 games from 1907-1927 for a [...]

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