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Predicting the Full 2012 Postseason Roster for the New »

The New York Yankees haven't clinched anything yet, but the only thing that could keep them from going to the postseason for the 17th time in the last 18 seasons is some sort of unforeseen natural disaster.Presently, the Bronx Bombers have a 1.5-game lead over the Baltimore Orioles for first place in the AL East. In the event that they fail to [...]

Yankees vs Twins: Andy Pettitte Tosses 6 Scoreless »

Monday night's game for the Yankees would feature Andy Pettitte's second start since coming off the disabled list.And just like his first start, he did not disappoint his teammates and fans.Against the Minnesota Twins, Pettitte tossed six shutout innings, allowed no runs on seven hits, walked one and struck out three and picked up the win in a 6-1 [...]

Can Brett Gardner Have a Dave Roberts-Like Impact for »

A good pinch runner can make a huge difference in a must-win game, and this is something that the New York Yankees know as well as anyone. It's a lesson they learned way back in 2004, and their teacher was none other than Dave Roberts.Roberts, as both Yankees and Red Sox fans well know, was the one who stole second base in the ninth inning of Game [...]

2012 MLB Power Rankings for September 24th: Yanks in »

WhatIfSports.com utilizes its award-winning baseball simulation engine to present the most comprehensive and unbiased ranking possible of all 30 teams in baseball each Monday during the regular season. To come up with the rankings, using only their statistical performance to date this season, each team is simulated against every other team 100 [...]

Why the NY Yankees Need Cody Ross to Replace Nick »

While the New York Yankees are still in the midst of a battle for AL East supremacy with the Baltimore Orioles and don't have the luxury of looking ahead, we do.It's never too early to start thinking about what the team might look like in 2013 and beyond, especially given that incumbent right fielder Nick Swisher is likely to depart as a free [...]

MLB Free Agency: 5 Players the Yankees Can Sign If »

Nick Swisher is a free agent in 2013, and it is quite possible that his time putting on the Yankees pinstripes is coming to an end. Who will New York look at in replacing the spirited outfielder and backup first baseman?In his four years with the "Bombers," Nick Swisher has averaged 26 HR and 85 RBI.  As a switch-hitter, he has made [...]

New York Yankees: 4 Reasons It Wouldn’t Be Smart »

Joe Girardi's report card for the 2012 season is obviously incomplete.We've seen the Yankees play some extraordinary baseball this season, but there have also been times when the team appears uninspired.Although Girardi's incessant need to micromanage every aspect of the game has led some pundits to call for his firing (pending a disappointing [...]

Predicting the Outcome of Each of the Yankees’ »

Baseball fans, it doesn’t get much better than this. We are a week away from October and the pennant races are in full swing. For the Yankees, their one-game lead on Baltimore seems almost nonexistent. Last week, neither team lost a game (it’s kind of ridiculous). So less than two weeks before the end of the season, here’s what [...]

Would NY Yankees’ Collapse Finally Make New »

The 2007 New York Mets held a seven-game lead in the NL East on Sept. 12. Over the course of the next 18 days—during which time the Mets went 5-12 in their final 17 games—the Mets blew their first-place lead and eventually lost the division by one game to the Philadelphia Phillies. The 2012 New York Yankees held a 10-game [...]

MLB Pennant Race 2012: Easy Schedule for New York »

The New York Yankees had their seven-game winning streak snapped on Sunday when the Oakland Athletics salvaged the final game of their three-game set at Yankee Stadium with a 5-4 win. The loss did not hurt the New York in the American League East standings, though, because the Baltimore Orioles had their six-game win streak broken with a 2-1 loss [...]

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