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Spring Training: Phil Hughes Making His Case for »

So, aside from a two-run shot against him in the second inning, Phil Hughes looked pretty impressive today. He had the breaking ball working, the velocity was pretty good and he put in five quality innings of work today against Tampa Bay. As things stand today, you have to imagine Hughes has the fourth or fifth spot in the rotation. After [...]

New York Yankees: 5 Players Who Can Be Traded and »

As long as there is a trade market, the New York Yankees will never be finished trying to perfect their roster as such a feat is nearly impossible in Major League Baseball. But with an abnormal amount of depth in their starting rotation and a few players on their contract years, New York has plenty of options should they find any player on the [...]

Tommy Tresh’s Play Made Yankees Fans Remember »

Ralph Terry, relying primarily on a fast ball and slider, had retired the first 17 San Francisco Giants batters. Visions of Don Larsen, who had pitched a perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1956, danced in the minds of New York Yankees fans. But not for long. Giants pitcher Jack Sanford, a right-handed batter who finished his career with [...]

Meredith Markovits: Pics of the Sideline Hottie YES »

Most of the sports world was crushed when it was reported that reporting hottie Kim Jones was pursuing other opportunities outside of YES network...but those frowns quickly turned upside down when it became clear that another spark plug was set to grab the reins.SNY reporter Meredith Marakovits, an enticing beauty from Pennsylvania, has gotten the [...]

New York Yankees: Bobby Shantz’s Last Pitch »

In 1952, Bobby Shantz won 24 games for the Philadelphia Athletics. He was voted the American League's MVP. The next few seasons, Shantz suffered arm problems, winning only 13 games from 1953-56. Then he was traded to the New York Yankees. On Feb. 19, 1957, in a 13-player trade with the now Kansas City Athletics, the Yankees acquired Shantz, [...]

New York Yankees: Best and Worst-Case Scenario for »

It is possible that the New York Yankees have the most complete team going into 2012. They are solid all-around, and it is World Series or bust.In order for the Yankees to succeed, each player on the roster must pull his own load.Here is a look at each player on the Yankees and the best and worst-case scenario for them in 2012.Begin Slideshow

New York Yankees: Andy Pettitte Targeting May 1 to Be »

Last week, we all learned the exciting news of New York Yankees starter Andy Pettitte coming out of retirement to pitch for the Yankees in 2012.It's caused a buzz in New York and down in Tampa, Fla., where the Yankees are in the middle of spring training, preparing for the upcoming season.We all have wondered who might get bumped from the rotation [...]

Andy Pettitte Never Used a Substance Banned by Major »

How many times have we been told that Andy Pettitte used Human Growth Hormone?  How many times have we been told that when Andy Pettitte used Human Growth Hormone it was not on baseball's list of banned substances?  That's what I thought. The media are famous for telling part of the story. "In 2002 I was injured. I had heard that human [...]

Herb Pennock’s Racist Position Didn’t Stop »

When Herb Pennock learned that the Boston Red Sox had traded him to the New York Yankees, he and his wife danced a jig. With the Yankees from 1923-33, Pennock was 162-90 (.643) with a 3.54 ERA, a 114 ERA+ and a 1.335 WHIP. Pennock was never an ace. He lacked a good fastball which forced him to develop three curve balls and to use "junk" and guile [...]

Andy Pettitte Returns: Would Jesus Montero Still Be a »

Andy Pettitte is one of the most popular players of the Joe Torre era that netted the Yankee franchise four World Series rings and six trips to the October classic. His return was met with far more excitement than skepticism; after all, Pettitte won't be 40 until June and even though he hasn't pitched since 2010, he managed to amass an 11-3 [...]

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