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MLB Draft: 1st-Round Picks That Would Be a Home Run »

Youth is always an issue with the New York Yankees. With the 2012 MLB draft rapidly approaching, NY will have an opportunity to bolster their farm system and potentially inject some much-needed youth into their major league roster. Here are five prospects that the Yankees should be excited to walk away with on draft day.  5. Victor Roache [...]

Projecting Where the New York Yankees Would Be Now »

There were other choices.Many New York Yankee fans clamored for heroes of the past.  Johnny Damon was waiting for the call, and Hideki Matsui, the World Series RBI machine, remained a free agent. Vladimir Guerrero openly lobbied for the available designated hitter role.Quietly, in the background, Raul Ibanez remained ready and ultimately [...]

NY Yankees Free Agency: Is Mark Teixeira Brian »

The 2012 season has not exactly been stellar for the New York Yankees, as we all are quite aware. With a few exceptions, the team has not played up to expectations.The Yankees certainly are not having a terrible season, but they have not lived up to the hype that was generated during the offseason and in spring training.Pitching has not been as [...]

MLB Trade Scenarios: 5 Ways to Inject More Youth into »

The New York Yankees are your prototypical aging organization, locked into long-term deals the Bombers wish they could rid themselves of. But alas, the Yanks aren't solving any of those long-term issues by playing them out. Clearly there is a need for young talent to replenish the Bombers for the future. Especially if Hal Steinbrenner wants to [...]

Phil Hughes’ Inconsistency Is Killing the New »

It was not too long ago that Phil Hughes was viewed as the future ace for the New York Yankees.The organization believed in him so much that GM Brian Cashman refused to include him in a deal for stud pitcher Johan Santana. He was ranked as the Yankees' best prospect and the second best prospect in all of baseball in 2007 according to Baseball [...]

New York Yankees: Is the Current Starting Rotation »

Heading into the final week of May, the Yankees have seemed to rebound from a week-long slump.They've won five games in a row and have won their last two series against the Kansas City Royals while also sweeping the Oakland A's.Standing in their way of a division lead are the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays, who are both tied for first [...]

Pitchers That Excelled After Joining the Yankees: Bob »

After winning a record five consecutive World Series from 1949-53, the New York Yankees won 103 games in 1954, only to finish a distant second to the Cleveland Indians. That was unacceptable to Yankees’ owners Dan Topping and Del Webb.On Nov. 17, 1954, general manager George Weiss and Paul Richards of the Baltimore Orioles made the biggest [...]

Pitchers That Excelled After Joining the Yankees: »

There have been many pitchers that were traded to the New York Yankees that performed much better with the Yankees than they had with their former team(s). The fact that in most instances the pitchers were becoming members of a better team is recognized. We will start with the 1947 world champions.Allie Reynolds On October 11, 1946, the Cleveland [...]

New York Yankees: 7 Remaining Series That Will Be Key »

As we saunter toward the midway point of the Major League Baseball season, one thing appears to have happened right under all of our noses.  There has been a power shift in the Eastern Division of the American League. A division that has been dominated by the Yankees and Red Sox for years is currently led by the until-now perennial [...]

New York Yankees’ Early-Season Struggles Are a »

Everyone knows that going wire-to-wire is not only a rare event, but when applied to baseball, with its 162 games and intense physical and mental strains on its players, the chances are slim to none. But even with the odds stacked high against the New York Yankees, the struggles they have faced so far this season could be a good thing, since [...]

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