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New York Yankees: Can Derek Jeter Win the Batting »

With over a month left in the 2012 regular season, the New York Yankees will be fighting to not only win the American League East, but to have home field throughout the playoffs.However, some players could be battling for individual records, like the home run or RBI title.One particular Yankee will likely be competing for the batting title as the [...]

Hiroki Kuroda Deserves a Better Fate for New York »

Consider these numbers on Hiroki Kuroda for a moment: —An ERA of 2.98, currently good for sixth-best among American League qualifiers. —Opponents are hitting .237 against him (ninth in the AL), with a .289 on-base percentage (seventh), a .381 slugging percentage (13th) and an OPS of .670 (eighth). —His 18 quality starts is tied [...]

5 Players the New York Yankees Need for a Deep »

The New York Yankees are expected to win the World Series every year. Anything short of that is considered failure in New York.It has been a long three years since they clinched their last World Series title. The Boss is gone, and New Yorkers, along with the Steinbrenner brothers, are hungry for another win. Joe Girardi has the squad [...]

Andy Pettitte Has to Be Healthy for the New York »

As we get closer to the end of August, the Yankees' playoff rotation is on my mind. It should be a concern of many Yankee fans, so I am going to address it here. My basic point is, the Yankees need Andy Pettitte back and healthy, or they won't get past the first round of the postseason. C.C. Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda are the only locks to [...]

New York Yankees: Are the Yankees Facing a Red »

Success certainly raises the bar, as the Boston Red Sox have learned.Two World Series titles in the first decade of the new millennium made the Red Sox more like the New York Yankees than they probably care to be. As the payroll increased, so did expectations. When those expectations weren't met, the ax fell. First on manager Terry Francona [...]

New York Yankees Do Walk of Life 210 Times; Mickey »

  When Jim Thome hit a pinch-hit home run for the Phillies earlier this year, he broke the record for walk-off home runs in a career with 13. Thome had been tied with five Hall of Famers — Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Stan Musial, Frank Robinson and Mickey Mantle — before his record-setting blast. Mantle actually had 13 walk-offs if [...]

Zoilo Almonte: Is New York Yankees Outfield Prospect »

For an MLB prospect, there is nothing cooler than getting that big call to the show. This is especially true when the prospect is called up in the heat of a pennant race. For New York Yankees outfield prospect Zoilo Almonte, that phone call from higher headquarters cannot come fast enough. Yet another undrafted free agent by the Yankees [...]

5 Potential Yankees Backup Plans If Andy Pettitte »

It feels like Andy Pettitte has been out of commission about as long as Michael Pineda, but he'll soon be back.According to a report from Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Pettitte was able to throw 55 pitches on flat ground in Chicago at U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday. Out since June with a broken left fibula, the New York Yankees' 40-year-old lefty is [...]

New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians August 24-26 »

The New York Yankees suddenly look vulnerable coming off a three-game sweep in the Second City but they hope that a visit to Cleveland will be the elixir that they need to start rebuilding their once-big lead over the Tampa Bay Rays. New York is 12-9 so far in August and isn’t exactly playing terrible baseball. Just a few days ago, they were [...]

Who Will Replace Derek Jeter as New York Yankees »

2014.That's the year Derek Jeter's contract is up with the New York Yankees.  After that season, Jeter can presumably, and likely will, walk away from the game of baseball.  He has a player option for the 2014 season which will likely be picked up, but after that, who knows what'll happen.Of course, Jeter could very well get another [...]

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