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Derek Jeter Has Still Got “It” »

My hometown Detroit Tigers wrapped up a series today against perennial powerhouse New York Yankees and as the final game came to a close, I came to the strong realization of how high of a level Derek Jeter is currently playing at. In other words, Derek Jeter has still got "it." What "it" is remains to be seen, but the Yankee great is off to [...]

NY Yankees Ivan Nova and Seattle Mariners Felix »

If there were ever a song that best epitomizes life as a Major League starting pitcher it would no doubt be the Rolling Stones, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” Well, that is unless you are New York Yankees hurler Ivan Nova. Now let me caveat by saying I think the world of Ivan Nova. I think he is a tremendously gifted [...]

Nick Swisher Leaves Sunday’s Game Early with »

Nick Swisher left Sunday's game between the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers in the third inning with a tight left hamstring, tweets Daniel Barbarisi.He will undergo a precautionary MRI to ensure that there is no serious damage.Swisher struck out swinging in the first inning following his two home-run performance on Saturday, then followed that [...]

A-Rod’s “Clutch” Home Runs Compared »

Alex Rodriguez has been give the reputation as a player that rarely produces when it counts, which is ridiculous.Until his 1956 Triple Crown season, the same was said of Mickey Mantle. Today, Mantle is considered one of the most "clutch" New York Yankees ever. A Mantle home run ended the game 13 times. A-Rod has done it nine times, four with the [...]

New York Yankees: Freddy Garcia to Bullpen, David »

It was reported on Sunday morning that the New York Yankees have decided to move Freddy Garcia to the bullpen (via Bombers Beat).The move comes as no surprise, especially after Garcia's exceptionally poor outing on Saturday.On the season, Garcia owns an ERA of 12.51 and an 0-2 record. His WHIP is currently 2.195.The move suggests that right-hander [...]

New York Yankees’ Phil Hughes and Freddie Garcia »

Back in the good, old days, whenever a girl said that she was too busy to see me Saturday night and I continued to call her and she remained busy, my mother would say, "What do you need, a building to fall on you?" Does Brian Cashman need a building to fall on him?The New York Yankees desperately need at least one more starting pitcher not named [...]

New York Yankees Catching Prospect J.R. Murphy »

New York Yankees top catching prospect J.R. Murphy is in development with the Single-A Tampa Yankees in the Florida State League where he is learning to have more control of the game from the backstop.After missing the end of the 2011 season due to an ankle injury, he appears to have fully recovered and rehabilitated and seems to be stronger than [...]

New York Yankees: Tracking Progress of Top 5 Active »

I remember it like it was yesterday. It was the first day I opened my first pack of baseball cards. The pack was 1989 Topps. The first card I pulled was a Randy Johnson baseball card from when he was with the Seattle Mariners. I thought, “Sheesh, this man looks scary…I wouldn’t want to face him on a bad day.” Dante [...]

Jose Campos Gets Shelled in Single-A Charleston, Sees »

Yankees' prospect Jose Campos had been nearly perfect prior to Saturday's start against Hickory.Through four starts (22 innings), Campos owned a 1.23 ERA to go along with 23 strikeouts and a 0.818 WHIP.He had allowed just four runs on the season, three of which were earned.Unfortunately for him, he allowed double that number of runs in just 2.2 [...]

New York Yankees: Freddy Garcia Needs to Be Designated »

It's time for the Yankees to make a change on the team.I know it's only April, but Freddy Garcia needs to go, and needs to go now.His last outing on Saturday against the Detroit Tigers is just another example of why he can't cut it for the Yankees in 2012.On Saturday, 1.2 innings pitched, five hits, six runs, two walks and three strikeouts. [...]

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