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Thurman Munson’s 22 Errors Deserved a »

Seventh in an 11-part series examining the vagaries of awards voting. You could probably find at least one undeserved Gold Glove awarded every season. The vast majority of Gold Glove recipients are repeat winners, sort of making the award like a concussion—once a player gets one, it becomes progressively easier to get more. To be sure, most [...]

Assessing Derek Jeter’s Farewell Season at the »

The 2014 season has reached its midway point, meaning Derek Jeter's farewell tour, age-40 season and goodbye to the game of baseball has reached the same juncture. When assessing Jeter's play thus far, context is critical. On the surface—looking only at the raw numbers and production from New York's shortstop—Jeter is having his worst [...]

New York Yankees 2014 Trade Deadline Shopping List »

As the July 31 MLB trade deadline approaches, the New York Yankees are sure to have a list of players they covet who could improve their team. The Bombers have several areas that need to be addressed, namely an injury-riddled rotation and a struggling lineup. Both are questions for which this team will try to find answers as the deadline draws [...]

New York Yankees: 5 Takeaways from Masahiro »

This winter, the New York Yankees took a chance by signing Japanese star Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year contract worth $155 million (according to New York's Daily News). Tanaka hasn't been here long, but there are five big takeaways from his performance so far.    Tanaka Is the Yankees' Ace This may not seem like a bold statement [...]

Will the Yankees Ever Learn from Repeated Megadeal »

The New York Yankees finished third in the AL East last season and missed the postseason for the first time since 2008, prompting the front office to make several big-money moves. Some contracts this winter were reminiscent of the "megadeals" that, prior to 2008, secured Alex Rodriguez for 10 years, and, prior to 2009, locked down CC [...]

Stock Up, Stock Down for New York Yankees’ Top »

As the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches, the New York Yankees will look to their farm system to see if other teams might be interested in some of their young talent. At almost the midway point of the season, there is certainly a lot to digest. Some of the team's young prospects have shined in the lower levels of the organization. [...]

Yankees’ Quartet of Rookies Keeping the Team »

With a 39-33 record, numerous injuries and a lineup crowded by hitters performing below expectations, it is scary to imagine where the New York Yankees would be without rookies Masahiro Tanaka, Yangervis Solarte, Dellin Betances and Chase Whitley. With a roster full of superstars and aging veterans, it is these four first-timers who have kept the [...]

Carlos Beltran’s Walk-Off Homer Gives Yankees a »

The New York Yankees went to the bottom of the ninth inning of Friday's game against the Baltimore Orioles trailing 3-1. They needed a welcome sight. What they got instead was a very welcome sight, courtesy of Carlos Beltran. The score was actually 3-2 when Beltran stepped to the plate against Baltimore lefty Zach Britton, and there were two [...]

MLB Picks: Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees »

The New York Yankees have won their last 15 home games against the Toronto Blue Jays, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Thursday, as the two teams close out a three-game series at Yankee Stadium. Sports bettors will find that the Yankees are plus-100 underdogs in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at nine [...]

The Biggest Issues the Yankees Must Address at the »

With the July 31 MLB trade deadline a little over a month away, the New York Yankees have some areas of concern that need to be addressed as this team aims for a shot at the postseason. Despite spending over $500 million this past winter, the Yankees sit at a modest 37-33 and are in second place in the American League East behind the Toronto Blue [...]

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