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N.Y. Yankees: Rough Patch or Implosion? »

Baseball is the most flip-flop sport there is on the planet. One day it can be a jerk; the following day it can be a team's best friend.But dealing with a cruel jerk over a long period of time can begin to show on the field in bewildered and frustrated faces. Applied to the New York Yankees, devout followers of this proud franchise have to be a [...]

5 Reasons Andy Pettitte’s Return Is Far More »

The New York Yankees got good news about Alex Rodriguez this week. According to Marc Carig of The Star-Ledger (and others), A-Rod could be back in the Yankees' lineup as soon as Monday.The news on Andy Pettitte, however, continues to be less than encouraging. When Pettitte went down with a broken left fibula in late June, indications [...]

How Alex Rodriguez Can Still Make Huge Impact in »

The New York Yankees are close to getting their third baseman back.Another way of looking at it is that the Single-A Tampa Yankees are about to add a major bat to their lineup over Labor Day weekend. Watch out, Lakeland Tigers. Alex Rodriguez begins a rehab assignment with the Yankees' Single-A affiliate on Friday night (Aug. 31). He's [...]

Despite Injuries and Hitting Struggles the New York »

Injuries have been killer for the 2012 New York Yankees. Incredibly, look at the standings and you see a team with a three-game lead and plenty of chances to bury their closest division competitors as we sit on the brink of September. Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Mark Teixeira. All have been injured this season, [...]

Alex Rodriguez, Pedro Feliciano and David Aardsma Set »

The New York Yankees aren't exactly playing up to their standards as the calendar rolls into September, but a trio of banged-up veterans could be available very soon if their rehabs go as planned.With Alex Rodriguez, Pedro Feliciano and David Aardsma set for rehab games on Friday, there's a realistic chance that they could all return within the [...]

5 Role Players Who Will Impact the Yankees’ »

When you think about the New York Yankees and their history of greatness in Major League Baseball, you often think about the big names that led them to their success, but role players have always proven to be just as important.The Bombers have dealt with a ton of injuries this season and that makes the team's backups that much more vital down the [...]

Would Yankees Re-Signing Nick Swisher Be Worth Trading »

By now, one gets the sense that most fans of the New York Yankees have come to terms with the very real possibility that Nick Swisher won't be back in pinstripes in 2013.In fact, the recent report from Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com that claimed Swisher is looking for Jayson Werth money in free agency may as well have sealed the deal. It certainly [...]

New York Yankees Should Look to Trade Curtis »

While the New York Yankees are still focused on making it to the postseason in 2012, it may be time to also start evaluating some of their key pieces heading into the 2013 season.We all know of right fielder Nick Swisher's impending free agency, and we are also all aware of the options that the Yankees hold on second baseman Robinson Cano and [...]

Ichiro Should Bat Leadoff to Boost the Struggling New »

The calendar will turn to September this weekend, and the New York Yankees will be playing an important series for the division lead. Usually, we would assume that their opponent is the Boston Red Sox; instead, the team on the other side of the diamond is the Baltimore Orioles, led by the favorite for AL Manager of the Year in Buck Showalter.Even [...]

AL Playoff Race: 9 Best-Case Scenarios for the New »

As the American League East race has tightened up as we approach Sept. 1, it’s worth it to don the rose-colored glasses and peer into what September holds for the New York Yankees. At least what the best-case scenarios would be for the Yankees, anyway. Since September is the ninth month on the Gregorian calendar and baseball has a strong [...]

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