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New York Yankees: Andy Pettitte Passes First Test with »

On Tuesday, the Yankees got great news in Andy Pettitte's quest to return to the team.The 40-year-old threw off flat ground at Yankee Stadium, throwing three sets of 20 pitches, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.In the final set, Pettitte threw from his normal windup and looked good, according to Yankees manager Joe [...]

New York Yankees: Twins Put Joe Mauer on Waivers, »

****UPDATE (5:20 p.m.): Joe Mauer cleared waivers on Wednesday, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The Twins can trade Mauer to any team before Friday's deadline, but he has a full no-trade clause, making a deal unlikely.  #Twins’ Mauler clears waivers. Can be traded by Fri. 12 a.m. ET deadline for setting playoff rosters. Highly [...]

How Lack of Joe Mauer Interest Would Prove These »

There was a time not too long ago when it was widely assumed that Joe Mauer would end up playing for either the New York Yankees or the Boston Red Sox. Most good players invariably do, after all.The Minnesota Twins put the kibosh on that when they had the nerve to sign their franchise catcher to a gigantic eight-year extension in 2010, when he was [...]

Yankees Trade Speculation: Why Jeremy Guthrie Is the »

Over the next three weeks, the New York Yankees will face a schedule largely made up of American League East opponents.  With a slim lead in the standings and division opponents lined up ahead of them, it goes without saying that these next few weeks are of maximum importance to the Yanks. But, are the Yankees fully equipped for the home [...]

New York Yankees: 4 Reasons the Bombers Are Due for a »

After storming through their first-half schedule and attaining the best record in baseball, the latter portion of the New York Yankees 2012 campaign has been a grind, to say the least. Not only have the Bombers seen their lead in the AL East dwindle from 7 games to a measly 3, but injuries to several key contributors have inhibited the Yankees [...]

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman Should Have Steered »

If there is a sore spot among New York Yankees fans as it relates to the glory years at the end of the 20th century, it is that so many of the players from those World Series teams of 1996 and 1998-2000 were linked to performance-enhancing drugs, either in the Mitchell Report (per ESPN) or subsequent revelations or investigations. So perhaps it [...]

Yankees Free Agents: 3 Reasons NY Should Bring Back »

With just over a month left in the season, Brian Cashman and the Yankees' front office are surely beginning to consider whether to re-sign the handful of free agents on the club. Among those free agents to be are Ichiro Suzuki and Hiroki Kuroda. Ichiro was acquired in a trade with the Seattle Mariners a little over a month ago to fill the hole in [...]

New York Yankees: Are the Bombers Looking to Dump Alex »

Last week, we saw one of the biggest and more shocking blockbuster deals in recent baseball history made between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox.Boston sent Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to Los Angeles in exchange for James Loney and four minor leaguers.With this, the Red Sox shed about $275 million in [...]

Who Is Really the New York Yankees’ 2012 MVP? »

Unless Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout cool down significantly in the final month of the 2012 season, we're probably not going to see a member of the New York Yankees with the American League MVP award this year.Not that it matters as far as they're concerned. Despite the fact they've been beset by injuries this season, the Yankees have the [...]

How Mark Teixeira’s Injury Has Thrown the AL »

It won't be long now before the New York Yankees implement a new rule: Effective immediately, all players must wear bubble wrap under their pinstripes.It's been that kind of a season for the Bombers. Michael Pineda was the first major player to go down, and then went Brett Gardner, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, CC Sabathia (twice), Alex Rodriguez [...]

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