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Archive for March, 2012

Andy Pettitte: 5 Things New York Yankees Fans Would »

Before this season, New York Yankees fans thought the only time they'd see Andy Pettitte throw another pitch on a Yankee Stadium mound would be for either the first pitch of a game or Old Timer's Day. But now that the Yankee legend is returning, 2012 will be another season we as fans get to enjoy one of the greatest pitchers in the team's history [...]

Yankee Fans Shouldn’t Panic If Michael Pineda Is »

It doesn't matter how often fans are told that trades really can't be evaluated for several years. If Michael Pineda begins the 2012 season in the bullpen (please, not that) or down on the farm, fans and media will proclaim that the Seattle Mariners knew something when they traded the best young pitcher this side of Clayton Kershaw to [...]

New York Yankees: 7 Worst Teams in Franchise History »

The New York Yankees are undoubtedly one of the greatest sports franchises of all time.Deeply rooted in tradition and committed to excellence, the Yankees lead the MLB in World Series Championships with a stunning 27 rings.To put that in perspective, the next team on the list is the St. Louis Cardinals, with 11.No matter how great a franchise may [...]

New York Yankees: Andy Pettitte’s First Spring »

Andy Pettitte's much-anticipated comeback for the New York Yankees won't officially kick-off until he gets his first start of the spring, but according to the New York Post, the Yankees legend is set to do so sometime next week. Pettitte made his comeback announcement on March 16th, and given the normal month and a half or so it takes most [...]

New York Yankees: 5 Players Who Must Step Up in 2012 »

The New York Yankees were looking absolutely stacked until a rash of injuries brought them back down to planet earth. Here is what needs to happen for another title run. Michael Pineda came into spring training with an extra 10 pounds or so, and it seems to have affected his fastball. It’s important to note that his recent outing showed [...]

Mantle’s Triple Crown, Berra’s HR Mark »

The 1956 baseball season started for the New York Yankees on April 17. The pennant was conceded to them by almost everyone but one or two American League teams. It appeared that the Yankees had no weaknesses. A 1956 Sports Illustrated spring baseball preview article wondered how any team could beat them. Yogi Berra was the best catcher in the [...]

New York Yankees: 5 Bold Predictions for the 2012 »

Overall, the 2011 season was a failure for the Yankees. Because in New York, 97 wins and a division title simply don't serve as any sort of consolation. Not for the 27-time World Series Champions. In fact, Yankees regular season success in 2011 was nothing more than a testimony to the promising foundation they have in place. Despite subpar [...]

Jeter, Pettitte, Rivera and Posada: The 2009 WS Was »

All four recognized the significance of the moment as Derek Jeter held the World Series trophy high over his head; 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000 no longer seemed so far in the past. "This is what you play for," Jeter said, according to ESPN.com's Jayson Stark. "When you're six, seven, years old, you're out on the field, thinking about being in the [...]

Joe Girardi and the 10 Managers Who Don’t Get »

Major League Baseball has been filled with a cast of characters throughout the years. Many players retire, but they just can't stay away from baseball for too long. Often enough, they end up managing in the major leagues.Some managers are blessed with the privilege of managing a team in a large market which attracts a great deal of attention [...]

New York Yankees: Hiroki Kuroda Getting Comfortable in »

At one point during spring training, Hiroki Kuroda post an ERA upwards of 14 for the New York Yankees.It looked like Kuroda was going to have issues in his first season in pinstripes, but since then, the veteran starter has rebounded and is riding a wave of solid pitching to Opening Day.Since a dreadful start against the Tampa Bay Rays that [...]

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