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2013 MLB All-Star Game: Why Starting Mariano Rivera Is »

There has been an increasing movement on social media to urge Jim Leyland to select famed Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera as the starter for this summer's All-Star Game.  Most of the push is coming from Yankees supporters in the gargantuan New York media market.Make no mistake, Rivera deserves to be in the All-Star Game.  He [...]

Ichiro Suzuki to Yankees: How Will It Affect His »

It's being reported by ESPN that 38-year-old Japanese baseball player Ichiro Suzuki has been dealt to the New York Yankees.It's clear how Ichiro's presence will affect the Bombers: they get a consistent hitter for average and baserunner to make up for the loss of Brett Gardner (out for most of the rest of the season due to a knee injury), and [...]

New York Yankees: Mariano Rivera’s Slump Not a »

ESPN seems to go crazy whenever Mariano Rivera blows a couple of saves, as he did last week.  But here's why it's not a big deal.For one, there is only one person who has gone a season as a team's major closer without blowing a save.  That was Eric Gagne the year he won the Cy Young.  And he was juiced.Consistency is an important [...]

New York Yankees: Why Not to Be Excited About Derek »

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter became the 28th player to make it to 3,000 hits this afternoon. And I'm here to tell you why this isn't a good thing. 3,000 doesn't necessarily mean anything.While it is true almost all players with 3,000 hits are in the Hall of Fame, most MLB Hall of Famers don't have 3,000 hits. In fact, [...]