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New York Yankees: The Rise and Fall of Joba »

From a pitching phenom in 2007 to an injury-plagued potential minor league pitcher in 2012, how did the Yankees Joba Chamberlain go from hero to nearly zero? When Chamberlain came up from the Yankees farm system in 2007 he was lights out. Every time he came into a game, he was sure to get the outs he needed. People all across the baseball world [...]

New York Yankees’ 2 Month Pitching Report Card »

After taking a look at Yankee hitting over two months, it's time to take a look at their pitching staff. The Yankees came into this season acquiring Mariners' rookie starter Michael Pineda and Los Angeles Dodgers' veteran starter Hiroki Kuroda, thinking that they had great depth in their pitching rotation. However, Pineda is not going to pitch a [...]

New York Yankees: 2-Month Hitter’s Report Card »

Two months of baseball and the New York Yankees have not exactly exceeded expectations. Sitting at 26 wins and 23 losses, the Yankees find themselves in third place in the American League East behind the Tampa Rays and, one of the biggest surprises of the year, the Baltimore Orioles. A few injuries and some under-performers have highlighted the [...]

Jorge Posada: Why the New York Yankees Great Deserves »

Earlier today, New York Yankees now-former catcher Jorge Posada announced that he would be retiring from baseball after 17 seasons in pinstripes. Posada announced that he would not rejoin the Yankees at the end of the season, and when nobody seemed interested in picking him up, he decided it was time to retire. When a man like Posada, who had [...]

Jorge Posada: Why He Should Retire Instead of Look to »

Earlier this month, 40-year-old Jorge Posada announced that he would not re-sign with the Yankees next season, and would look for other teams that would give him options or simply just retire. Although it is rumored that some clubs have contacted Posada on playing for them next season, I think that he should just retire now. The 40-year-old [...]

Mark Teixeira: What Teixeira’s Hot Start Means »

Looks like summer has come early for Mark Teixeira this year.  After two abysmal starts to the past two seasons, Teixeira is starting off 2011 very strong.  The Yankees first basemen, hitting his fourth home run of the season in just his fifth game, looks very comfortable up at the plate and is doing a lot better than he usually [...]

Mariano Rivera: With Hoffman Gone, Can He Become The »

After 18 years in the major leagues, all-times saves leader Trevor Hoffman has decided to retire from baseball with 601 saves.  Long-time New York Yankee closer Mariano Rivera is 2nd all-time with 559 saves.  With Hoffman retiring and Rivera re-signing with the Yankees for two more years, is it possible that "The Sandman" will [...]