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Yankees Can Only Blame Themselves for Missing the »

  It's not official yet, but the careers of Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte, much like the former Yankee Stadium, will come to a close on a note as anticlimatic as can be. For only the second time in the wild-card era, the New York Yankees will not make the postseason. Every team goes through its highs and lows, some longer than others, [...]

Alex Rodriguez Passes Lou Gehrig With 24th Grand Slam »

The San Francisco Giants went to their bullpen on Friday night with two outs in the seventh inning, and Alex Rodriguez made them regret it. His opposite-field home run not only broke a 1-1 tie; it set a new MLB record for career grand slams. This was the 24th bases-clearing blast for the polarizing third baseman. Entering this game, he and [...]

Where Does Andy Pettitte Rank on Yankees’ Long »

One of the greatest careers in New York Yankees history is coming to an end. As first reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Andy Pettitte has announced he will retire at the conclusion of the 2013 Yankees season: The 41-year-old left-handed pitcher has two more scheduled starts—Sunday vs. the San Francisco Giants and next [...]

Report: Andy Pettitte Will Announce Retirement Friday »

The New York Yankees are in the thick of a playoff race, but that may not stop left-hander Andy Pettitte from announcing his retirement Friday afternoon, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Pettitte and the Yankees are fighting for the second of two American League Wild Card spots, though their chances seem slim given their recent skid. [...]

Q&A with the Man Who Came Up with Mariano »

There are a few things that go hand-in-hand with Mariano Rivera's legacy. There's the cutter. The pinstripes. The all-time saves record. The rings. The class. Oh, and don't forget "Enter Sandman." The longtime New York Yankees closer may not have had a hand in making Metallica's 1991 heavy-metal classic, but it's certainly had a hand in [...]

Lost in Mariano Rivera’s Farewell Tour Is Andy »

You wouldn't know it due to all the well-deserved adulation directed toward Mariano Rivera these days, but one of the New York Yankees' all-time greatest pitchers is possibly just a few innings away from the end of a remarkable career. Andy Pettitte, with 255 career wins, five world championships and eight pennants (seven AL, one NL), may [...]

Who Surprised and Who Disappointed for New York »

The New York Yankees have had the epitome of an up-and-down season in 2013, and there have been a number of players that have both surprised and disappointed the team. Entering play on Thursday, the Yankees are 80-72. This puts them 2.5 games back in the American League Wild Card. To make the playoffs before the end of the season (10 more games), [...]

Ranking New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects After the »

To say that the New York Yankees season has been plagued by injuries is an understatement. The Yankees have been absolutely decimated by injuries this year, though it did allow them to set a new franchise record by using 56 different players (and counting). Except for the ultra reliable Robinson Cano, nearly all of the team’s stars and [...]

Series-by-Series Guide to Yankees Pulling off »

Just for a moment, imagine that it's possible. The New York Yankees making the 2013 postseason, that is. It's been a challenging-as-all-heck year for the Yankees, who had an aging roster to begin with and then endured injury after injury after injury over the course of 150 or so games games so far. Things didn't get any easier for the Yankees on [...]

A-Rod Says Teammate Mariano Rivera Is His Role Model »

Alex Rodriguez has admitted that New York Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera is his role model. According to XM MLB Chat, Rodriguez described what it was like to compete against and play with Rivera in an interview during Sunday's Yankee radio pregame show with Suzyn Waldman: He's our Roberto Clemente in many ways. And I love him, I love [...]

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