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Baby Steps Not Working for New York Yankees Pitching »

I'm old enough to remember the four-man rotation and a starting pitcher finishing 15 games or more a season.I remember when no one kept pitch counts and auxiliary scoreboards weren't clocking fastballs like pitchers were qualifying for Daytona.And the funny thing is, I don't remember all the arm troubles that we are seeing today.It's time to stop [...]

NY Yankees’ Skipper Joe Girardi Shouts at »

Joe Girardi would like it very much if you shut the hell up. SportsGrid spotted video provided by CSN Chicago of the Yankees' manager losing his cool while answering questions for media members. You can faintly hear a fan in the background heckling Girardi and the Yankees. It sounds something like, "Yankees swept, yes."That's when 'ol [...]

New York Yankees: As Phil Hughes Goes, the Yankees Go »

Phil Hughes and the New York Yankees have mirrored each other with striking consistency this season. In the month of April, the Yankees scuffled out of the gates the first few weeks, and so did the southern California native Hughes. As the weather started to warm in May, the Yankees started rolling, and so did Phil Hughes. There’s [...]

Why Mariano Rivera, Brian Wilson and Other MLB Closers »

The Major League Baseball season to this point has demonstrated a very significant point about the modern game that no one seems to be getting: The role of closer doesn't matter.This whole thing really began during the free-agent frenzy, when teams all over the MLB were tossing money at available closers. At the time, I observed that spending big [...]

ESPN’s Skip Bayless Should Face Punishment for »

It is sad. It is sad that because of Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon’s 50-game suspensions for use of PEDs, every MLB player with an uptick in performance in the twilight of their careers will be the target of suspicion. Now New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has become a target of negative spin. According to the New York Daily News, [...]

Watch Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Lose His Cool with a »

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi is normally a mild-mannered guy, but lately the Bombers skipper has shown some instances where he can certainly lose his cool.The latest comes after the Yanks were swept out of Chicago by the White Sox. Girardi was doing a postgame press conference when a heckler began shouting about how the White Sox had just [...]

New York Yankees: David Phelps Has a Chance to Earn »

With all the pitching the New York Yankees had signed this season, it didn't seem likely we'd see much of David Phelps, but the rookie has certainly gotten an opportunity to prove he belongs in the MLB.Phelps has done much of his work out of the bullpen in 2012, but he's made some spot starts during this season and has clearly been getting better [...]

New York Yankees: Both Andy Pettitte and Hiroki Kuroda »

No matter how the 2012 season ends, the New York Yankees face major questions surrounding their starting rotation.Phil Hughes will potentially be a free agent after the season and has been too inconsistent to trust.Ivan Nova has taken a major step back after a strong 2011 while potentially pitching himself out of the playoff rotation.Michael [...]

Nick Swisher Deserves to Get Jayson Werth Money in »

Current New York Yankee and impending free agent Nick Swisher has made it known that he wants to get paid like Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth (via MLB Daily Dish).When Werth was 31 years old, the same age as Swisher this season, he made a splash in free agency, finding himself a rich, seven-year, $126 million cotract to man the [...]

How Nick Swisher Proved He Cares More About Money Than »

To the surprise of, well, nobody, it sounds like Nick Swisher will not be giving the New York Yankees a proverbial "hometown discount" this winter.Swisher, on the books for $10.25 million this season, is due to become a free agent for the first time in his career this offseason, and the word from Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com is that the right [...]

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