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New York Yankees: 10 Reasons They Will Win 100 Games »

It isn't easy to improve upon a 97-win season and better yet, who would want to? Only the New York Yankees would, of course. That was the goal at the beginning of the offseason and with a few select moves after a long wait, the Bombers appear to have done just that. With the improvements made, the Yanks could easily win 100 games in the upcoming [...]

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees, Pirates Nearing Deal to »

All week long, the story of the Yankees has been trying to trade A.J. Burnett.Each day, they looked like they were getting closer. Now, it looks like it will actually happen.According to George King of the New York Post, the Yankees and Pirates are nearing an agreement that will send the 35-year-old pitcher to Pittsburgh.The Pirates will inherit [...]

NY Yankees: 5 Creative Ways to Utilize All Seven of »

The New York Yankees are certainly not lacking in numbers when it comes to starting pitchers.Currently, the Yanks possess seven starters on their roster: C.C. Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda, Ivan Nova, Michael Pineda, A.J. Burnett, Phil Hughes and Freddy Garcia.Realistically, it seems as though some changes will be made before the 2012 season begins, [...]

New York Yankees: Phil Hughes Will Be No. 5 Starter »

As A.J. Burnett's time in pinstripes is coming to a close, it's abundantly clear that the No. 5 starter spot in the New York Yankees rotation will belong to Phil Hughes for the 2012 season.Burnett, along with Freddy Garcia, were the only competition that Hughes had to deal with going into spring training—those two and a slew of young, [...]

Johnny Damon on New York Yankees: “I Think »

In an interesting turn of events, Johnny Damon spoke out on his current unemployment. Jon Heyman reported that Damon does not understand why he has not received any calls to play baseball in 2012. He spoke about his potential role in the Bronx if the New York Yankees gave him a call."I think it's a perfect fit,'' Damon told Heyman. "But for [...]

New York Yankees 2012 Season Outlook: Mariano Rivera »

The Yankees are the most successful American sports franchise of all time. They have won five championships in the past 17 years, including three in a row in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Many argue that they would not have been able to win any of these championships without Mariano Rivera.There has been speculation that the Yankees 42-year-old closer will [...]

MLB Trade Rumors: Good Chance NY Yankees Trade AJ »

The New York Yankees have been actively searching for a way to rid themselves of AJ Burnett in the last week.Yankees general manager Brian Cashman may have found a taker in the Pittsburgh Pirates.The other day, the Yankees were asking for right-fielder Garrett Jones in return, but according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and WFAN, Pirates GM Neal [...]

10 Most Exciting Players in the MLB »

Everybody loves an exciting play—it can be a game-changer and change momentum.Everybody's two favorite segments on ESPN are Sportscenter's "Top 10 Plays" and Baseball Tonight's "Web Gems." Everything from diving catches to walk-off home runs are exciting to watch.Almost any player can have one big play in a season or a career, but who can do [...]

DiMaggio Hit an Inside-the-Park HR and Mantle Hit One »

The New York Yankees were hosting the Chicago White Sox on July 28, 1962. A Saturday afternoon crowd of 53,199 was on hand, but the game between the two rivals was not the primary attraction. It was Old Timers' Day The 1937 American League All-Stars faced the National League All-Stars in a two-inning game before the regularly scheduled contest. In [...]

A.J. Burnett Trade Rumors: Why His New York Yankees »

New York Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett's experience in the Big Apple appears to have run its course.According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates are currently mired in negotiations that would have the Yankees shipping Burnett and a considerable wad of cash to the Steel City.Apparently, Yankees GM Brian [...]

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