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Three Backup Plans for the Yankees If Robinson Cano »

For the better part of eight seasons Robinson Cano has provided the New York Yankees with a stable, All-Star caliber second baseman that ranks among the best the franchise has ever put on the diamond.  However, that stability and top-tier talent from the second sack could be coming to an end, and the team will need to have backup plans [...]

Spring Training 2013: Lineup for New York Yankees »

Derek Jeter has been the primary leadoff hitter for the New York Yankees since 2009. But coming off a postseason ankle injury that may have bothered him for half of last season, according to George King of the New York Post, manager Joe Girardi might be looking at other options at the top of the lineup card. King reported Tuesday morning that [...]

NY Yankees: 5 Reasons Fans Should Be Optimistic »

As spring training rolls on for the New York Yankees, there is optimism to be had. Although the 2012 season ended in a disappointing series sweep by the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS, 2013 is a new year. And with a new year comes a new outlook. During the offseason, New York made few moves to bring in new players, and aside from re-signing a few [...]

New York Yankees: What’s Wrong with the Farm »

The New York Yankees followed Brian Cashman's image of a strong, sustainable organization in approximately 2006, reverting to player development over blockbuster deals. The front office began to devote time, funds and effort toward improving its farm system and grooming players for the Bronx limelight.For much of the 1990s and early 2000s, George [...]

Examining the New York Yankees’ Most Intriguing »

By February 18 the Yankees usually have their roster more or less set. There may be a position battle for a bench spot or two, but generally it's known who will get the lion's share of at bats and innings pitched come Opening Day.But 2013 is different. There are legitimate position battles to be waged in spring training on both the offensive and [...]

Why the Injury to Alex Rodriquez Is a Bigger Deal Than »

The days when Alex Rodriguez could single-handedly put a team on his back are over. After two hip surgeries sandwiched between two steroid controversies, A-Rod is no longer the player he used to be.In the eyes of some, A-Rod is washed up; in the eyes of others, his storied career has been one big lie; but in the eyes of the Yankees, he is the key [...]

5 Reasons New York Yankees Will Win the AL East as »

The New York Yankees are going into the season as underdogs in a division they’ve owned since Derek Jeter arrived in the Bronx. Age has caught up with them and we’re beginning to see some competition from teams other than the Boston Red Sox. Remember the days when it was just Boston and New York battling for the division? This season, [...]

New York Yankees: Early Projections for the »

The wait to get spring training going finally ended this past Tuesday.The Yankees reported to Tampa, Florida on Tuesday for their preparation for the upcoming 2013 season.One year ago, the Yankees won the American League East, knocked off the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Division Series but then were swept by the Detroit Tigers in the [...]

Derek Jeter: Yankees Need Captain Healthy in Order to »

Derek Jeter claims that he is on pace to return to the field by the season opener. This will be extremely important if the New York Yankees want to reach the postseason.After telling the media at a press conference that this offseason was "absolutely terrible," he responded to questions about returning in time for the April 1 opener (via Andrew [...]

Will the A-Rod Contract Scare off Yankees from »

The 10-year, $275 million contract Alex Rodriguez signed in 2007 is one of the biggest mistakes in the history of the New York Yankees. The only good thing that can be said about it is that it has taught the Yankees precisely where they should draw the line when it comes to long-term contracts.Hence the reason they must proceed with caution with [...]

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