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New York Yankees: 5 Reasons Why Brett Gardner’s »

The Yankees head into the month of June at third place in the American League East division.While that's not where any Yankee fan would want them, they are only 1.5 games behind the Orioles and Rays, who are tied for first.The Yankees offense at times has looked very good, but a lot of times, the it looked very stale.There have been games during [...]

New York Yankees’ 2 Month Pitching Report Card »

After taking a look at Yankee hitting over two months, it's time to take a look at their pitching staff. The Yankees came into this season acquiring Mariners' rookie starter Michael Pineda and Los Angeles Dodgers' veteran starter Hiroki Kuroda, thinking that they had great depth in their pitching rotation. However, Pineda is not going to pitch a [...]

5 Active Players Who Could Reach 3000 Hit Milestone in »

It has long been said that reaching 3000 hits in the Major Leagues guarantees you entry into the Hall of Fame.  Of course that isn’t exactly true, as 28 hitters in the history of the game have reached the milestone, but only twenty four members are currently in the Hall.To be fair, two of the clubs members aren’t eligible for [...]

The Yankees’ One-Trick Pony Offense Will Cost »

The New York Yankees offense is capable of doing one thing better than most clubs this season, and that's hit home runs.To date, the Bombers have hit exactly 76 home runs, tied with the Texas Rangers for the most in baseball. Only one player—centerfielder Curtis Granderson—has more than 10, but the Yankees have six players who have hit [...]

Brian Cashman Will Have Another Chance to Right the »

Joel Sherman in today's New York Post speculates about Melky Cabrera, who will be a free agent at the end of the season. Cabrera leads the National League in batting average (.373), hits (78), triples (6), total bases (115) and runs (38). He has a .417 on-base percentage and is slugging .550. Since the beginning of 2011, Cabrera has the most hits [...]

Why the New York Yankees Aren’t in That Much »

People would have you believe, New York Yankees fans included, that the team is on a road to certain failure and that everything is going wrong.While they might be right about everything going wrong so far in 2012, to say they are in trouble is downright insane.For a team that hasn't hit its stride yet, I'd say the Bombers aren't in that bad of a [...]

Derek Jeter Can No Longer Carry the New York Yankees »

Ever see the movie Catch Me If You Can?If you haven't, there's a running gag in that movie in which the characters ask why the Yankees always win, and the first response is because they have Mickey Mantle.If they were to re-make that movie in a modern setting (i.e. with iPhones, robots, flying cars, etc.), the line would be that the Yankees always [...]

Why Andy Pettitte Is the Key to the Yankees’ »

Andy Pettitte will turn 40 on June 15. He spent 2011 in retirement, watching games on TV.Pettitte had an extended spring training and then found his groove making several starts for the Yankees Triple-A team in Scranton-Wilkes Barre.Now, after only four starts since returning to the Bronx, it has become clear that Pettitte might well hold the key [...]

New York Yankees: 2-Month Hitter’s Report Card »

Two months of baseball and the New York Yankees have not exactly exceeded expectations. Sitting at 26 wins and 23 losses, the Yankees find themselves in third place in the American League East behind the Tampa Rays and, one of the biggest surprises of the year, the Baltimore Orioles. A few injuries and some under-performers have highlighted the [...]

New York Yankees: Can John Maine Ressurect His Career »

One of the things New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman likes to get involved in is a good reclamation project.He did it with Jon Lieber in 2004, Aaron Small and Shawn Chacon in 2005 and Freddy Garcia and Bartolo Colon in 2011.Cashman is at it again with another project as he signed former Mets pitcher John Maine to a minor league [...]

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