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Archive for September, 2012

New York Yankees Can Not Lose Many CC Sabathia Starts »

The Yankees and their fans desperately want their team to avoid the fate that befell on the 2007 New York Mets and the 2011 Boston Red Sox: They do not want to squander a huge late lead and fall short of the playoffs, especially one with an additional team.In order to avoid that ignominious fate which could destroy a manager's career (just ask [...]

New York Yankees: 4 Reasons Derek Jeter Is Still an »

At 38-years-old and hitting a solid .317 average, the best mark of any shortstop in the majors, Yankees captain Derek Jeter is once again dominating the baseball world. His New York Yankees have slid recently, hanging on to a dwindling two game lead over the Baltimore Orioles.Though the team has given some ground, the shortstop remains the best at [...]

CC Sabathia: New York Yankees Need Their Workhorse to »

The sky is not falling in the Bronx, but it would be nice for the New York Yankees' top pitcher, CC Sabathia, to get on a roll and shut the Yankees' top competitors out of the postseason.Sabathia takes the hill on Monday in Tampa against James Shields, a man whom he has opposed many times before in big games like this, with all of Yankees Universe [...]

5 Teams That Could Make 2014 Free-Agent Pitch for »

The Yankees have a lot on their minds these days, though nothing is more important than locking up the AL East division crown and punching a ticket to the postseason. Also at play is their desire to get several players back from injuries who can help them get there—namely, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Andy Pettitte.Yet as Yankees [...]

New York Yankees: 10 Keys to Beating Orioles and Rays »

It's no secret that the New York Yankees are fading fast.  A once comfortable lead has dwindled down to stress-inducing levels.  They have a 4-6 record in their last 10 games.  They have lost three of their last four series.The Yankees are entering perhaps their most important stretch of games this season.  The next seven games [...]

New York Yankees: 7 Reasons Yanks Shouldn’t »

New York Yankees right fielder Nick Swisher will be testing the free-agent market this upcoming winter, and according to reports from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, he's looking for a payday similar to Jayson Werth's back in 2010.That would be around seven years, $126 million. The Yankees would be wise not to grant Swish his wish. Why would the [...]

New York Yankees: Andy Pettitte’s Ankle Good »

While the Yankees were getting beat up by the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, some of the focus for the team and coaches was on Andy Pettitte.Pettitte again tested his ankle in a bullpen session by throwing 35 pitches off a mound, and his ankle "felt really good," according to Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York.Yankees manager Joe Girardi was extremely [...]

AL Pennant Race: Maybe Not Panic Time Yet for New York »

The good news for New York Yankees’ fans is that the Bronx Bombers came out of this weekend’s key series with the Baltimore Orioles still clinging to a two-game lead in the AL East. The bad news, or at least the more sobering news, is that the Yankees are one J.J. Hardy fielding gaffe on Saturday away from being in a flat-footed tie [...]

New York Yankees: Why They Can’t Win (Even When »

The New York Yankees have been winning uncharacteristically few games since the All-Star Break. Why might that be?The answer is because the "Yankees" aren't playing.Yesterday's game against Baltimore was a case in point. On paper, it was a 4-3 victory. But the Orioles were leading 3-1 going into the bottom of the seventh. Matt Wieters and Robinson [...]

New York Yankees: Andy Pettitte Passes Next Test by »

The New York Yankees enter the month of September hitting a little bit of a rough patch.They lost to the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 on Friday night, which trimmed their lead in the AL East to just two games.However, the team got great news that afternoon regarding the status of Andy Pettitte, who continues to be on the comeback trail as he recovers [...]

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