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Post-Mortem for the 2013 New York Yankees and »

You could say they were doomed from the start, but that isn't even the beginning of the problems that the New York Yankees have faced this year and will face  moving forward. For only the second time since 1995, there will be no playoff baseball in the Bronx. They finish with their worst record since 1992. Andy Pettitte and Mariano [...]

Mariano Rivera’s 42 Greatest »

Mariano Rivera will likely end his incredible career on Sunday. With 652 saves, the highest ERA+ of all-time, a 2.21 ERA, 13 All-Star appearances, five world championships, an ALCS and World Series MVP and of course, 42 saves and a 0.70 ERA in the postseason, he is indisputably the greatest relief pitcher that ever played the game. He is certainly [...]

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, [...]

Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain: The Aces That Never »

About six or seven years ago, the Yankees had one of the most improved minor league systems in baseball, thanks to a new commitment to growing young talent by general manager Brian Cashman. He wanted to try to keep the team competitive by growing arms and bats in place of the usual expensive acquisitions it would have otherwise made. The cream of [...]

Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain: The Aces That Never »

About six or seven years ago, the Yankees had one of the most improved minor league systems in baseball, thanks to a new commitment to growing young talent by general manager Brian Cashman. He wanted to try to keep the team competitive by growing arms and bats in place of the usual expensive acquisitions it would have otherwise made. The cream of [...]

Front Office to Blame for the Beginning of the »

After getting swept in the Amercian League Championship Series last fall, the New York Yankees went into last offseason with a lot of work to do. Knowing Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter would likely be out until the middle of the 2013 season, the Yankees needed to make upgrades. They also needed to fill holes in the outfield and at [...]

Front Office to Blame for the Beginning of the »

After getting swept in the Amercian League Championship Series last fall, the New York Yankees went into last offseason with a lot of work to do. Knowing Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter would likely be out until the middle of the 2013 season, the Yankees needed to make upgrades. They also needed to fill holes in the outfield and at [...]

Mark Teixeira and Andy Pettitte Could Be the »

The New York Yankees came off their worst stretch of the season last week: The Rays lit up CC Sabathia, the Mets completely swept the Yankees in an embarrassing four-game set, and the Red Sox yet again took another series in the Bronx. On Monday night, it seemed their fortunes began to turn around. Longtime veteran Andy Pettitte made his [...]

Through About 40 Games, the AL East Is Clearly There »

Going into the 2011 season, 45 of 45 so-called experts on ESPN predicted the Boston Red Sox would win the American League East crown.None picked the real champions of the division that year—the New York Yankees—and nobody could have predicted Boston to fall to pieces like it did that September.Those "experts" apparently [...]

Reports of New York Yankees’ Demise Have so Far »

Going into the season, there were so many predictions of doom and gloom for the New York Yankees. Some of them were warranted, given all the injuries and age on the squad and a disastrous offseason. Some, however, were just ridiculous, completely ignoring the strengths the Bronx Bombers still had.They were ready to explode after a 1-4 start in [...]

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