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2013 MLB Bold Predictions: Yankees, Year-End Awards, »

Just after the Super Bowl, my friend Jim asks me if I am going to put together a "Bleach Piece," as he calls it, for Major League Baseball. At the time we were bantering about the expectations for MLB team wins for the 2013 season.The Yankees were expected to win about 86 games, which would be their lowest number since the beginning of the Jeter [...]

New York Yankees: Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for »

For the first time in a long time, the only piece of the New York Yankees' roster that seems to be set in stone is their starting pitching.Normally, their lineup is star-studded and it is the pitching that is in flux. However, a mix of injuries and departures has rendered the Yankees offense anemic, and it will be up to their rotation to carry the [...]

New York Yankees: With Ramon Hernandez DFA by Rockies, »

I've never been comfortable with the Yankees' current catching situation.Especially because the Yankees lost their previous one, who was looking for more money, to free agency.And then, I got an idea for a potential starter.On Tuesday, I had first mentioned the idea of Ramon Hernandez for the Yankees.That was after it was announced that Yorvit [...]

New York Yankees: Grading Each Position Player’s »

With their final official spring game under their belt, the New York Yankees are heading into Opening Day with a roster full of uncertainty. Even more pressing are the injuries to major players and the heavy reliance on old players past their primes. Nonetheless,like all of the other teams across major league baseball, it’s time to grade [...]

New York Yankees’ Catcher Platoon Is About Money »

It was reported two days ago that Russell Martin actually wanted back in pinstripes for the 2013 season. Wow! The catching situation that many Yankees fans have been complaining about for 2013 shouldn't have been, so the story goes. Yet, if you're looking for the reasons why the Yankees let Martin go, a quick look at the numbers and a [...]

New York Yankees: How Lyle Overbay Fits into Bombers »

It's been an eventful couple of days for the New York Yankees.The Yankees traded for Vernon Wells and will use him as the team's left fielder at the start of the 2013 season.And on Tuesday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com had reported that the Yankees also signed the newly-released Lyle Overbay to a minor-league deal.  That didn't take long: Lyle [...]

10 Things We Learned About the New York Yankees During »

Spring training is baseball's timeless tradition that allows major league clubs the opportunity to learn about themselves, and this year has certainly taught the New York Yankees more than they expected.Manager Joe Girardi and GM Brian Cashman have been kept busy with constant personnel issues.  From the evaluation of upcoming talents like [...]

New York Yankees: Series by Series Predictions for the »

It's almost here. Opening Day. The day baseball fans wait for all winter, when every team (or almost every team, sorry 2013 Astros) has a chance to win and the time has finally come to play the games.Unfortunately for Yankee fans, 2013 brings more apprehension than hope for many, with the injuries and heavy competition the team will face. But on [...]

Revisiting Odds of Derek Jeter Retiring After 2013 »

What are the odds of longtime New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter retiring after 2013?Right now, I'd have to say about equivalent to those of an asteroid made of cotton candy colliding with the earth, which I presume are pretty close to zero.But by the end of the 2013 season? Yeah, I can see the odds taking a hike. Even ballplayers as [...]

Report: New York Yankees Interested in Veteran 1B Lyle »

The Yankees search for veteran help continues.After trading for Vernon Wells, who will be the team's starting left fielder at the start of 2013, they are now looking at a potential first basemen.According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN, the Yankees are looking into Lyle Overbay.Sources: Yankees looking at Lyle Overbay [...]

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