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MLB Picks: New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays »

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is batting .281 in 15 games since Aug. 6, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks on Friday as the club prepares to take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Yankees are plus-107 road underdogs in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at [...]

New York Yankees: The 10 Worst Decisions of the Brian »

By any standard, Brian Cashman's career with the New York Yankees could be called a success, but over the course of his reign, there have been some less-than-successful signings and ill-advised trades. Since he became general manager in 1998, the team has won four World Series championships and six American League pennants.  Along the way he [...]

Why Alfonso Soriano Might See Time at 2nd Base in the »

From 1999-2003, Alfonso Soriano was the second baseman of the future for the New York Yankees. He coupled power and speed with the excitement that is necessary to take a fanbase by storm. Soriano became a fan favorite faster than he could run from first to second.Soriano has been almost exclusively an outfielder since he left the Texas Rangers [...]

Watch Mariano Rivera Dominate as a Starting Pitcher »

Mariano Rivera is the greatest closer in baseball history. However, had it not been for the New York Yankees moving Rivera to the bullpen in 1995, we might not have ever seen Rivera become what he is today. Originally a starter when he came up, Rivera made 10 starts that year and had an abysmal 5.94 ERA and 1.680 WHIP. He did have some flashes of [...]

A-Rod Name No Longer Appropriate for Popular Brooklyn »

The hits just keep on coming for Alex Rodriguez. I'm not talking about the Ryan Dempster-type hits, I'm referring to the off-the-field hits he continually receives. Now, according to El Diario La Prensa (h/t Fox News Latino), a New York City shop owner is ready to change the name from A-Rod Bodega. “We are thinking of changing the [...]

Is Derek Jeter the Final Piece to Yankees Pulling Off »

The New York Yankees have been a curious case all year. Despite the injuries and distractions, the Yankees aren't out of the playoff race yet, sitting 6.5 games back in the AL East and five games back in the wild card. Now, Derek Jeter is getting closer to returning: Jeter originally broke his left ankle during the ALCS in October. He's had [...]

What It Will Take for the New York Yankees to Get the »

Ninety or 91 games very likely gets the final Wild Card spot in the American League. Some have been saying for a few weeks that the Yankees will need to win roughly two-thirds of their games the remainder of the way. If you believe in the historical statistics, that's exactly right.  The Yankees enter play Wednesday, August 21 with 37 games [...]

Is Robinson Cano a Shoo-in for All-Time Second Base »

We could be witnessing history every time we watch New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano step up to the plate. The 30-year-old slugger blasted his 200th career home run Tuesday against the Toronto Blue Jays, taking Esmil Rogers deep to center. Cano launched the ball a staggering 426 feet for a three-run home run to reach the milestone, [...]

An Open Plea to Derek Jeter Not to Become Mickey »

Derek Jeter is currently in Tampa, rehabbing from a calf injury and trying to make it back to the Bronx for the stretch run of the 2013 season. In the aftermath of a fractured ankle set back and subsequent leg injuries, the 39-year-old shortstop has played in just five games this season.  In the late-60s, the New York Yankees franchise dealt [...]

Predicting What the New York Yankees’ Starting »

The New York Yankees will enter the offseason with 12 players eligible for free agency. Many of those players will not be returning to the team. The Yankees will look to plug holes with available free agents while staying true to their goal of staying under the luxury tax, as David Waldstein of the New York Times reported in March. What will help [...]

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