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Tigers vs. Yankees Live Blog: Instant Reactions and »

The Detroit Tigers had an opportunity to break through in the second inning, but the New York Yankees scored first and took a 2-1 lead they would preserve through the final pitch. David Robertson sealed off an impressive outing by Brandon McCarthy, who pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the second inning and allowed just one run in six [...]

New York Yankees: 5 Prospects Who Will Make Majors in »

While the New York Yankees watch the MLB Playoffs from their couches, they can also start planning next year's roster.Free agency and offseason trades can potentially alter current plans, but there are a handful of prospects who could find themselves in the majors in 2012.They all made their major league debuts in 2011, but most of them saw [...]

New York Yankees Need Mark Teixeira to Work with Kevin »

Brian Cashman, call the doctor. Please. Mark Teixeira needs Curtis Granderson treatment from Kevin Long. Well, reverse Curtis Granderson treatment, actually. Teixeira, the New York Yankees' switch-hitting first baseman, struggled against right-handed pitching all season, hitting just .224 from the left side of the plate. As a lefty, Teixeira [...]

Alex Rodriguez and 5 Yankees Who Cost Team World »

New York's Alex Rodriguez swung and missed, Detroit's Jose Valverde danced and the Yankees' quest for World Series No. 28 was officially postponed to 2012 as the Tigers captured Game 5 in the Bronx.After performing well enough down the stretch to earn a spot on the postseason roster, Jorge Posada hit .429 in the ALDS. You certainly can't pin the [...]

Francisco Cervelli Running Out of Gas, Jorge »

Catching on a daily basis isn't easy. Not even if you're an exuberant 24-year-old named Francisco Cervelli. Cervelli's zeal for the game of baseball helped propel him to a scorching start to 2010—the backup-turned-starter held a .400 batting average through 20 games played on May 17—but he's not an energizer bunny. As of May 17, [...]

Analyzing Joe Girardi’s Bullpen Management in »

With one out in the top of the seventh inning, the New York Yankees led the Cleveland Indians 10-6. Austin Kearns had just singled in a run against David Robertson, who threw one more pitch before leaving the game with an undisclosed injury. Summoning Sergio Mitre, Joe Girardi made the proper move. His team led by four runs with eight [...]

MLB: Why Wasn’t Joe Girardi Willing To Let CC »

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi has both his critics and his advocates. If Kelly Shoppach hadn't broken up CC Sabathia's no-hitter with two outs in the eighth inning of yesterday's game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays, Girardi would have made a managerial move that could have converted many of his supporters. He told [...]

Javier Vazquez Stung by Rays, But Had Moments: Fans »

The Tampa Bay Rays saw two Javier Vazquez's tonight. In innings one, two, three, and five, they faced a pitcher whose velocity and command made him difficult to hit. The Rays went down in order in the first, third, and fifth, and couldn't score off Vazquez after putting two men on base to begin the second. During those four innings, Vazquez fanned [...]

Five Things the New York Yankees Taught Us in Opening »

We all knew what to expect when the New York Yankees headed up to Boston to face the Red Sox in the Opening Series of 2010. The games would be long, exciting, hard-fought battles. Those expectations were met. Along the way, the Yankees taught us a few things. You can follow Ari Kramer on Twitter by clicking here: [...]

A Tribute to Melky Cabrera’s Career as a New »

When a friend told me this morning that Melky Cabrera had been traded, I was shocked. It wasn't even a rumor. It just happened. Abruptly. Despite Melky's inconsistency at the plate, he was a fan favorite in New York. Teammates and fans enjoyed his jovial demeanor on a team generally regarded as rigid. It has always seemed like Melky plays for [...]

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