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Why the Yankees Must Do Whatever It Takes to Unload »

The nine-year marriage between Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees has seen its share of bliss (2005, 2007 MVP's, 2009 World Series title) and moments of despair (2004 ALCS collapse, 2007 contract opt-out, 2009 steroid admission, Biogenesis scandal), but the latest spat between the injured third baseman and general manager Brian Cashman was a [...]

Predicting the New York Yankees Final Regular Season »

The New York Yankees have managed to both overachieve and underachieve through 76 games in 2013.The Yankees and their payroll set expectations of first place or bust, and sitting 2.5 games behind the rival Boston Red Sox can be seen as a disappointment to some.However, considering that the Yankees have been without three quarters of their starting [...]

Ichiro Suzuki Overshadows Duel of Japanese Pitchers in »

An all-Japanese pitching battle headlined the game between the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees on Tuesday night, as Yu Darvish and Hiroki Kuroda took to the mound for their respective teams.However, the spotlight ended up being stolen by the best Japanese player of all-time—Ichiro Suzuki.After belting just his second career walk-off home [...]

Alex Rodriguez Twitter Stunt Proves He’s »

When Alex Rodriguez looks back on his early Twitter days, he's not going to be able to say he wasn't warned.The headline on CBS Sports: "This is probably a bad idea: Alex Rodriguez has joined Twitter."The headline on Yahoo! Sports: "Alex Rodriguez, welcome to Twitter, a place you should never have come."These headlines now sound oddly prophetic. [...]

Brian Cashman Explodes After Alex Rodriguez Tweets »

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had some choice words for Alex Rodriguez on Tuesday, and a day later he is apologizing. UPDATE: Thursday, June 27, at 2:20 p.m. ET by Tom KinslowDerek Jeter spoke to the media today about Alex Rodriguez and the controversy around him and the rehab on his injured hip (via Brian Hoch of [...]

Penn State Football: 5 Players We Are Most Excited to »

The beginning of the 2013 season is slowly creeping forward for the Penn State football team. Summer practices are set to begin in early August, and for most fans, it can’t come soon enough. There are so many questions coming into this year about who will fill in for graduated seniors on both offense and defense and who will become the [...]

Mariano Rivera Drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters, »

Is the entertainment business in New York Yankees' legend Mariano Rivera's future plans? Even if it wasn't, now it could be.The Harlem Globetrotters selected Rivera on Tuesday (amongst four other athletes) in the seventh-annual honorary player draft, reports Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com. As an honorary member, players are given the [...]

Will the New York Yankees Make the Playoffs? »

The biggest question mark throughout the MLB season has been the New York Yankees. Coming into a season with injuries to stars like Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira, many wrote them off quickly.With some big performances from their replacements, the Yankees are still within reach of the playoffs.The [...]

Is Yankees’ Rash of Injuries Helping or Hurting »

The New York Yankees, sitting at 41-34 as of Tuesday, June 25, have a myriad of short-term and long-term issues to deal with, both on and off the field.Their issues include: Surviving the 2013 AL East gauntlet; Keeping their 2014 payroll under their team-mandated $189 million cap; Handling the latest Alex Rodriguez steroid tie deftly; Hoping [...]

New York Yankees Prospects Who Could Be Called Up in »

Given the New York Yankees' inexplicable inability to stay healthy in 2013, it is never too early to start looking at a handful of prospects who could be called up to the majors during the second half of the season. Names like Joba Chamberlain remind us what type of impact a fresh face can have in the clubhouse during a late-season playoff [...]

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