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Did Derek Jeter Rushing Back for Opening Day Cause »

Derek Jeter's reaction to an ankle fracture suffered during the 2012 American League Championship Series was typical of the team captain and 17-year veteran: He was determined to be ready for Opening Day 2013.Of course, as we chronicled during Spring Training, a setback occurred in Jeter's comeback from ankle surgery. There would be no Opening Day [...]

New York Yankees: Top 5 Most Despised Opponents of All »

Over the course of their extensive history, the New York Yankees have often been among the most hated franchises in sports.Boasting 27 World Series victories, the Bombers have inspired many players to step up their games against the Yankees in order to take down the "Evil Empire." Those players include many members of the mid-2000s Boston Red [...]

Is Post-All-Star Break Derek Jeter Return Realistic »

The New York Yankees didn't need bad news, but they got it on Thursday. MLB announced a major setback for Derek Jeter:    Derek Jeter had CT scan that revealed small crack in area of previous injury, will not return until sometime after All-Star break. — MLB (@MLB) April 18, 2013   With this setback, the Yankees feel that [...]

Can the New York Yankees Stay Afloat with Derek Jeter »

According to USA Today's Gabe Lacques, Derek Jeter had a CT scan that revealed a small crack in the area of his previous ankle fracture. After originally stating a goal of being ready for Opening Day, it's now likely that Jeter won't play again until after the All-Star break.Despite a 1-4 start, his teammates are more than holding down the fort [...]

Derek Jeter out Until After the All-Star Break; What »

The mystery of Derek Jeter's return has finally been given some sort of timetable. Brian Cashman announced to the media on Thursday during a pregame press conference that the New York Yankee captain will be sidelined until after the All-Star break.Now, "after" the All-Star break still isn't a definitive answer, but it's significantly better than [...]

New York Yankees Lost Chance at 100-Mph-Pitching »

Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that right-handed pitcher Jonathan Gray of Oklahoma State University is expected to be a top pick in the upcoming MLB draft, two years after the New York Yankees offered him $500,000 as a 10th-round pick.Back then, he was a member of the Eastern Oklahoma State College Mountaineers. He was also selected in the [...]

Is Surprising New York Yankees Offense for Real or a »

No Derek Jeter? No Mark Teixeira? No Curtis Granderson? No Alex Rodriguez?No problem for the New York Yankees so far.When the stars were dropping like flies before the season, everyone and their uncle was expecting the Yankees' offense to be a lost cause until the notables returned from their hurts. But lo and behold, the Yankees enter Thursday's [...]

3 Shortstop Trades the Yankees Now Must Consider with »

Considering all the injuries the Yankees have been forced to overcome early in the 2013 season, they’re still 8-5 and just a game-and-a-half out of first place in the AL East.  With shortstop Derek Jeter’s return on the horizon from an ankle surgery—the early estimate had been May 1—things were looking even better. The [...]

Inside the Psyche of a Yankees Fan Base Starting to »

The one-year deal between Kevin Youkilis and the New York Yankees didn't just represent a stopgap at third base until Alex Rodriguez recovers from hip surgery, or a low-risk, high-reward move for a player coming off a career worst season.It was the continuation of a long line of former Boston Red Sox stars who join the New York Yankees during the [...]

Predicting Who Will Be the New York Yankees’ MVP »

The 2013 season is just 13 games deep and certainly not old enough to get a clear picture as to which teams will sit atop their divisions when all is said and done.  That being said, in the New York Yankees case there is one player who has become the front-runner for the team's MVP award.Some true-blue Yankees fans will wince when they read [...]

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