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Each Team’s Flaws Leave American League East as »

"You know, Susan. You just CAN'T predict baseball!" Yes, I just quoted notoriously obnoxious Yankees radio announcer John Sterling, but it couldn't be more true, especially this coming season.It was a very eventful offseason for the American League East. The Toronto Blue Jays made the biggest splash, beefing up to try to make the playoffs for [...]

Derek Jeter’s Injury Setback Is No Reason for »

The optimism Derek Jeter’s spring debut brought to the New York Yankees is receding after the legendary shortstop’s ankle injury forced him back onto the bench, but there is still no reason for the ball club to worry at this point. USA Today’s Chad Jennings reported the following on Jeter’s setback: "New York manager Joe [...]

Derek Jeter Misses Yankees Spring Training Games Due »

Derek Jeter will miss another spring training game for the New York Yankees on Wednesday because of a sore left ankle, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Wallace Matthews.Jeter was scratched from the Yankees spring training game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday due to a "cranky" left ankle, according to manager Joe Girardi (via [...]

Has Mark Teixeira’s Yankees Contract Become »

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira became the latest in a long line of fallen Bronx Bomber stars when he injured the tendon sheath of his right wrist when swinging off a tee during World Baseball Classic workouts.What originally was diagnosed as an 8-10 week absence could turn out to be much more. On Sunday, it was revealed that Teixeira [...]

Breaking Down the Yankees’ Blueprint for Winning »

For the first time in arguably 15 years, the New York Yankees are not a slam dunk favorite to win the American League East. Not only are the Bombers noticeably weaker than they have been, but the rest of the division has also improved over the offseason.The Toronto Blue Jays added Jose Reyes, R.A. Dickey, Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle to a team [...]

Yankees’ Trade Options to Replace Mark Teixeira »

The 2013 season already appeared as if it would be one of the New York Yankees’ most challenging in years. They had many holes to fill, a lack of prospects ready to help out at the major league level and a $189 million luxury tax threshold they’re reportedly trying to get under before the 2014 season, which has limited them to mostly [...]

Constructing Yankees-Twins Justin Morneau Trade to »

When they signed Mark Teixeira as a free agent in December of 2008, the New York Yankees must have figured they weren't going to have to worry about first base for the next eight years.Sure enough, here are the Yankees in 2013 worrying about their first base situation thanks to Teixeira's ailing right wrist. It could be just a matter of time [...]

Plan for Joe Girardi to Keep New York Yankees Afloat »

Two weeks from today, the New York Yankees will start the 2013 season with one of their weakest lineups in recent memory. Free-agency attrition and injuries have decimated a previously powerful Yankee lineup.The players soon taking their place don't cause a groundswell of optimism among the fanbase.Yankees manager Joe Girardi turned in perhaps his [...]

Comparing and Contrasting Mark Teixeira’s Wrist »

On March 6, doctors reportedly diagnosed New York Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira's right wrist injury as an extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) tendon strain, drawing comparisons to Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista's 2012 injury (h/t Bryan Hoch, MLB.com).Now, the similarities may run even deeper. Contrasting previous statements, ESPN New York's [...]

New York Yankees: Bombers Under the Most Pressure the »

We're less than two weeks away from Opening Day.April 1 will be here before we know it, and the New York Yankees will be starting out the season squaring off against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.Yet, we still have about two more weeks of spring training for the Bombers.It hasn't been the prettiest of springs for the team, as they have lost [...]

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