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New York Yankees: Andy Pettitte Up and Down in Latest »

On Monday afternoon, Andy Pettitte made his latest extended spring training start in preparation for getting called up to the Yankees in 2012.It wasn't the most memorable start that Pettitte has made while in the minors.Pettitte pitched again for Class A Tampa because his original destination of pitching for Class AA Trenton had inclement weather [...]

New York Yankees: Keep an Eye on Top Prospect Ravel »

The New York Yankees have a good number of solid prospects in development in their farm system, and outfielder Ravel Santana is one to watch.The Yankees signed Santana in 2009 for $145,000, and they got a great deal on an up-and-coming kid with tremendous talent.He is a strong and solid outfielder in the Gulf Coast League who shows potential to [...]

New York Yankees: 5 Predictions for Their 3-Game Set »

The New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles will be begin a three-game series on Monday night that will end on Wednesday night.Surprisingly, the Orioles are tied with the Tampa Bay Rays atop the competitive AL East at 14-8. The Yankees, on the other hand, have struggled to pitch well and sit in third place at 12-9.The teams will battle it out [...]

Nine Things We Learned from the Tigers-Yankees Weekend »

Game 1: Yankees 7, Tigers 6 We learned that Justin Verlander is fallible, particularly when pitching in a ballpark which loves being tickled by baseballs that have been hit to right-center field—both Alex Rodriguez and Russell Martin’s shots were heading in that direction when last seen.We also learned that the Yankees bullpen can [...]

Alex Rodriguez Demonstrated Professionalism with the »

Near the end of the 2002 season, Mel Antonen and Cesar Brioso of USA Today evaluated Alex Rodriguez's second season with the Texas Rangers. Rodriguez became only the fifth player to hit at least 50 home runs in consecutive seasons, joining Babe Ruth, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Ken Griffey Jr. A-Rod led the league with 57 home runs, 142 RBI and [...]

Andy Pettitte’s Return Can’t Come Soon »

Going into spring training this year, the Yankees made moves to considerably improve their starting rotation. After all, the Yankees have had no emergencies in the closer position for the last decade and a half since that have future Hall of Fame shoo-in, Mariano Rivera.The Yanks also found a consistent setup pitcher in David Robertson, who is the [...]

New York Yankees: Why David Robertson Is the Best »

The setup man is the unheralded hero in baseball today. His is the role of keeping things status quo until the game can get to the closer. Ultimately, if he does his job well, he'll receive little recognition other than an "hld" next to his name in the following morning's box score.The New York Yankees' David Robertson is the best of these [...]

New York Yankees Prospect Dante Bichette Jr. Impresses »

New York Yankees prospect Dante Bichette Jr. was passed over by other teams when the Yankees picked him up, and he was criticized by scouts who believed that his quick success in the minor leagues would be short lived.Bichette was selected by the Yankees in the second round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of high school. Once he began to [...]

New York Yankees: Why Bringing Back Bobby Abreu Makes »

A couple of days ago, I did a column wondering if the Yankees should look into a potential reunion with Bobby Abreu.The former Yankee was just released by the Los Angeles Angels in favor of calling up minor-league prospect Mike Trout. Abreu was hitting .208 with five RBI but was mostly relegated to a bench player for the Angels in 2012.After this [...]

New York Yankees: Revisiting an Old Trade Rumor, »

Way back in December of 2008, numerous sources rumored a trade that would send Robinson Cano to the Dodgers in exchange for Matt Kemp.Obviously, the deal never materialized and each young superstar is still with their original club.There were mixed feelings about the deal at the time, as both players flashed signs of potential.Cano, a powerful [...]

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