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Is Trading Robinson Cano the Yankees’ Best Way »

When MLB's July 31 trade deadline rolls around, the New York Yankees will be looking to buy. 'Tis a yearly custom of theirs.This, however, is no ordinary year. It's not unheard of for the Yankees to get off to a slow start, but this is the first season in a long time in which things are actually looking a little hopeless. The Yankees' starting [...]

Why the New York Yankees’ Season Will End on »

The New York Yankees are in dire straits. The Baltimore Orioles will not go away. After 45 games, the Birds are averaging 4.62 runs a game. Surprise, surprise folks. They lead the league with 69 home runs. Adam Jones, who heads the offense, has become an excellent player. He is hitting .311/.357/.601 with 14 home runs. Jones is a Curtis Granderson [...]

Mark Teixeira: Where Does He Fit in Among Major League »

By most accounts, 2011 was a subpar year for Mark Teixeira.He hit 39 home runs and drove in 111 runs, but he hit just .248 with a .341 on-base percentage. His batting average was the lowest of his career, and his on-base percentage was the lowest since his rookie year. His OPS (on-base plus slugging) declined for the third year in a row to. 835, [...]

10 Explanations for Curtis Granderson Abandoning the »

He has averaged 19 stolen bases over the past five seasons, including 25 swipes in 2011.  Every year Curtis Granderson seems to be a 30/30 threat as he combines great power with great speed. This year has been a different story.Through 44 games, Granderson has only one stolen base in three attempts.This article will examine 10 possible [...]

Where’s the Spot Where Mickey Mantle’s »

Robert Creamer is the recipient of the 2012 Henry Chadwick Award from the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). Creamer, who spent most of his illustrious writing career with Sports Illustrated, wrote an article in 1956 that explains what we have lost. On May 30, 1956, Mickey Mantle came within a foot or two of hitting a ball out of [...]

Why Selling the New York Yankees Would Spawn a George »

The word around the campfire is that the New York Yankees could be up for sale in the near future.Oh, you haven't heard?The rumors come straight from Michael O'Keeffe and Bill Madden of the New York Daily News. According to "multiple baseball and finance sources," the men running the Yankees are "exploring the possibility" of selling the [...]

Why Hal, Hank Steinbrenner Clearly Have No Desire to »

Shortly after news broke of the Los Angeles Dodgers being sold for $2.3 billion in late March, a question soon popped to mind among many observers.If the Dodgers were worth $2 billion, how much money could a sale of the New York Yankees bring in?According to the New York Daily News, the Steinbrenner family may intend to find out. Reportedly, [...]

Mark Teixeira Changing His Approach in Hopes of a »

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was dropped to seventh in the lineup by manager Joe Girardi after returning from a bronchial infection on Monday night, but he was back in the three-hole on Wednesday.On the season, he's hitting just .226 with five home runs and 21 RBI.That's not the production you like to see anywhere in the lineup, [...]

New York Yankees: What to Make of Steinbrenners »

For those who are just waking up, haven't read a newspaper or turned on a TV or the radio, it's been an eventful Thursday morning.Here's what the situation is.Michael O'Keefe and Bill Madden of the New York Daily News reported that the Steinbrenners were considering selling the New York Yankees very soon.After that story broke, Yankees principal [...]

Why New York Yankees Fans Shouldn’t Fear a Sale »

New York Yankees fans thought they would never see the day when the team would be sold, but according to Michael O'Keeffe and Bill Madden of the New York Daily News, the Steinbrenners might be interested in doing just that."There has been chatter all around the banking and financial industries in the city for a couple of weeks now," one high-level [...]

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