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7 Reasons the Yankees Can’t Survive AL East Race »

The injury bug has been chomping on the New York Yankees since before the season even began. And to show it means business, the injury bug has bitten CC Sabathia not once, but twice.Before this season, Sabathia was a man of steel. He had logged at least 230 innings in five straight seasons, and well over 2,000 between 2001 and 2011.Now that he's [...]

Mickey, Rizzuto and My Birthday: How We Share the »

Way back in 1907, the first taxi cab ever was introduced to the soon to be congested streets of New York City.  In 1926, the world welcomed one of the world’s most famous revolutionaries, when Fidel Castro was born.  And in 1987, President Ronald Reagan woke up and took the heat for the embarrassing Iran-Contra scandal.  [...]

New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers August 13-16 Series »

The two best teams in the American League are set to duke it out this week over four games, as the Texas Rangers come to the Bronx to battle the New York Yankees. New York and Texas have nearly identical records (the Yankees have one more loss), and are the preliminary favorites to represent the American League in the World Series.  New [...]

The 2012 New York Yankees’ Long Battle Back to »

November 4, 2009 – Up 7-3 after seven and one-third innings, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi tells journeyman reliever Dámaso Marté to take a seat. Though it’s only the eighth, Girardi calls for his closer, Mariano Rivera. Rivera retires five of the next seven hitters, and like that, the Yankees win their 27th World [...]

5 Reasons to Believe There’s Still Hope for Joba »

Nine hits, four earned runs and two strikeouts in 4.1 innings pitched. That's Joba Chamberlain's run down so far in 2012. Assuming he stays healthy, Chamberlain will be a two month regular season pitcher for the Bombers this year—with hope for one spectacular postseason month of October—as he looks to right the ship in his professional [...]

MLB Trade Speculation: Possible Waiver Targets for the »

August is the month for waiver trades where teams try to make some last-minute additions to bolster their team for the playoffs. The New York Yankees are one of those teams, and they really need to make some additions.They're still waiting on Andy Pettitte and Alex Rodriguez to return. Michael Pineda, Brett Gardner and Mariano Rivera are out for [...]

New York Yankees: Is It Time to Worry About Phil »

Phil Hughes threw a stinker against the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday and concerns are beginning to mount about his effectiveness, as the home stretch of the MLB season is right around the corner. Hughes allowed seven runs on nine hits in four innings of work in Toronto for his second consecutive loss in what has been a string of three bad starts to [...]

Why Curtis Granderson Must Improve If New York Yankees »

Curtis Granderson of the New York Yankees has been in a slump ever since the All-Star break concluded.The Yankees sit on top of the AL East with a record of 67-46, but if they want to maintain their six-game lead, Granderson is going to have to return to his prior form. He's going to have to pick up his plate production, average and defense [...]

Derek Lowe Is the Latest Member of the 2004 Red Sox to »

According to ESPN New York, the New York Yankees are finalizing a deal with right-hander Derek Lowe. With ace CC Sabathia heading for the disabled list, the Yankees need some depth for the rest of August. They will now hand the ball to a pitcher who could not keep his job in Cleveland.At age 39, Lowe is having his second straight season with an [...]

CC Sabathia’s Injury Shows That Yankees »

After all these years of spending whatever it took to reach the World Series, the Steinbrenner family is acting as if they had invested with Bernie Madoff.And now their postseason hopes have been jolted by CC Sabathia's elbow injury.   We have heard how the Yankees want to reduce payroll to a more modest $185 million, which is [...]

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