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Archive for January, 2012

Mariano Rivera Could Have Been Hall of Fame Starter »

In his last start at Columbus against the Rochester Red Wings. Mariano Rivera pitched a five-inning no-hitter. On July 4, 1995, he was the New York Yankees starter against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park. Rivera had a streak of 20.2 scoreless innings for the Columbus Clippers when he rejoined the parent club. In his previous stint with the [...]

Jorge Posada Retires: A Career Worth Celebrating and »

Maybe it was the fan in me that got in the way, but when news broke two weeks ago that the announcement of Jorge Posada's retirement was imminent, I did not jump on Bleacher Report to wax poetic.I decided to wait—perhaps because, deep down, I was hoping for one more year, though I knew, just as everyone else did, that it was time for him to [...]

New York Yankees: 5 Reasons AJ Burnett Should Be »

The New York Yankees currently have seven starting pitchers and no DH.They also would love to shed AJ Burnett's contract.How can they accomplish all of this in a single move? Why not send him to the Cleveland Indians in return for Travis Hafner?Hafner does have a limited no-trade clause, but do you really think he would decline a trade to the [...]

New York Yankees: 17 Years of Memorable Moments for »

Jorge Posada was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 24th round of the 1990 amateur draft. He signed on May 24, 1991.He retires on January 24, 2012 after 17 seasons for the New York Yankees.Posada's career spanned 17 seasons in which he had 1,664 hits, 275 home runs, 1,065 RBI's, 900 runs, and 379 doubles. He had a career .273 average.He played [...]

Why the New York Yankees Should Sign Jorge Soler and »

This offseason, Yoenis Cespedes has stolen the spotlight from two other stars.Cespedes is 26 years old and will command a huge deal—possibly twice what Aroldis Chapman signed with the Cincinnati Reds. These other two stars are much younger and will be much cheaper, but they still have the upside to be stars in the major leagues.Jorge Soler [...]

Joba Chamberlain: Why 2012 Is Make or Break »

Last week, the New York Yankees avoided arbitration with relievers David Robertson and Joba Chamberlain. If there is any year for Chamberlain to prove his value at the back end of the bullpen, 2012 is his last chance. He missed the majority of the 2011 campaign due to an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery. Before he was put on the [...]

Enos Slaughter: A Crucial Home Run by the Yankee Who »

Enos Slaughter stepped up to the plate.  It was the sixth inning of the third game of the 1956 World Series.  The Yankees were in lot of trouble. After winning the first two games at Ebbets Field, the Brooklyn Dodgers were leading Whitey Ford and the Yankees, 2-1.  The Yankees had to win the third game. Hank Bauer was on third, Yogi [...]

Hip, Hip Jorge! Posada Set to Hang ‘Em Up »

Tomorrow will be a sad day for Yankees fans as they say goodbye to a player that epitomized what it means to be a Yankee.A once-in-a-generation player, Jorge Posada feels that he is ready to move on from baseball and announce his retirement tomorrow, Tuesday, January 24th.There was much debate as to what would happen with Posada after the 2011 [...]

George Steinbrenner Was Right to Fear the Mets as Much »

There used to be a time when New York belonged to the New York Mets. From the late 1960s through the early 1970s, they were New York's top team.That changed when the New York Yankees won three consecutive pennants and two consecutive World Series from 1976-78. But during the middle 1980s, the Mets challenge returned.George Steinbrenner considered [...]

New York Yankees: C.C. Sabathia, 7 Predictions for the »

Before last week’s front office explosion, the New York Yankees offseason was associated with the scores of chirping crickets and rolling tumbleweed.  Outside of renegotiating C.C. Sabathia’s contract, picking up Nick Swisher’s option and resigning Freddy Garcia, it had been a most un-Yankee like off season. However, [...]

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