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Archive for January, 2013

How the New York Yankees’ 2013 Offense Compares »

2013 will open as perhaps one of the most competitive years the American League East has ever seen.  All five teams in the division have valid reasons as to why they should be considered legitimate contenders in late October.The Yankees are the defending AL East champs, and will open the new season with a less powerful lineup (Nick Swisher [...]

MLB Preseason Evaluation Series: 2013 New York Yankees »

This series will evaluate one team per day, starting on January 23, 2013 and ending on February 22, 2013 (the first game of spring training). It is based on last season's performance, offseason changes since and the author's outlook for the team in 2013. Please keep in mind that rosters can, and will, change before Opening Day. We start in the AL [...]

A Timeline of Yankees’ Best and Worst Offseason »

The 2012-13 offseason will not go down as one of the more memorable winters in the history of the New York Yankees.There haven't been any major trades or major signings. In fact, the biggest piece of news involving the Yankees this winter was the news of another hip surgery for Alex Rodriguez. Beyond that, many of the bolder headlines they've [...]

New York Yankees: Bombers Add Dan Johnson as Infield »

One of the losses the Yankees had to deal with was the departure of Eric Chavez.After spending two years with the team, Chavez signed a one-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.Chavez was brought on to be the backup third basemen to spell Alex Rodriguez for defense, but also played some time at first base when Mark Teixeira dealt with [...]

How the Yankees May Actually Be Motivated to Spend »

New York Yankees boss Hal Steinbrenner has already conceded that the organization's goal for a $189 million payroll is not set in stone.His next concession may be that it was never a good idea to begin with.There is a hole in the idea that going under and staying under the $189 million luxury tax threshold in 2014 and beyond will provide financial [...]

2013 MLB Predictions: New York Yankees Will Be Sellers »

An increasingly competitive American League East division will no doubt make things harder for the New York Yankees. As a result, their chances of missing the playoffs are growing by the day. Combine the stiff competition with the fact that the Yanks haven't made any improvements to their aging roster during the offseason, and you have a [...]

Predicting the New York Yankees’ Breakout »

Pitchers and catchers report to spring training in less than a month, and while it's clear that Yankees camp will be dominated by veterans, youngsters will also have to play a role if the team is to win its 28th championship in 2013.The Bombers' aging stars will be another year older and they'll have to replace the production of Nick Swisher, [...]

New York Yankees Sign Washington Wild Things Ace Chris »

You can never have enough pitching. And the New York Yankees have proven over time that they will sign anyone from anywhere if they think they can help their organization.  The Washington Wild Things’ Chris Smith of the Independent Frontier League has had his contract purchased by the New York Yankees. The Observer-Reporter wrote [...]

New York Yankees: Rookies Who Could Make an Impact in »

In the face of their newfound sense of austerity, the Yankees have been uncharacteristically quiet this off-season, doing virtually nothing to improve themselves or to replace departed stalwarts like Nick Swisher, Russell Martin and Rafael Soriano.The club can’t count on its top prospects for help in 2013. The team’s most [...]

New York Yankees: Why Joba/Youkilis ‘Ignoring »

We all know that for the longest time, Joba Chamberlain and Kevin Youkilis haven't liked each other.It all goes back to Joba's rookie year when he threw over the head of Youkilis, a long-time member of the rival Boston Red Sox, during multiple games back in 2007.The following year, Joba again threw behind Youkilis, which caused him to take a few [...]

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