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Lost in Mariano Rivera’s Farewell Tour Is Andy »

You wouldn't know it due to all the well-deserved adulation directed toward Mariano Rivera these days, but one of the New York Yankees' all-time greatest pitchers is possibly just a few innings away from the end of a remarkable career. Andy Pettitte, with 255 career wins, five world championships and eight pennants (seven AL, one NL), may [...]

What It Will Take for the New York Yankees to Get the »

Ninety or 91 games very likely gets the final Wild Card spot in the American League. Some have been saying for a few weeks that the Yankees will need to win roughly two-thirds of their games the remainder of the way. If you believe in the historical statistics, that's exactly right.  The Yankees enter play Wednesday, August 21 with 37 games [...]

Evaluating New York Yankees’ Playoff Odds After »

The New York Yankees didn't make a splash at the trade deadline, but it's likely they added a player to their lineup who puts them in better position to reach the postseason for the 18th time in 19 seasons. Alfonso Soriano was the team's only player acquisition in a very quiet year at the MLB trade deadline. Soriano is no longer an All-Star [...]

Yankees’ GM Brian Cashman Isn’t Always »

Over the last several years, we've seen an emboldened Brian Cashman: A man who is more than happy to let the media know about the operational decisions he makes and those he does not. With the Yankees, quite like some other organizations, it's possible in some instances that the team's owner may request a player personnel decision be made. Thus, [...]

Making a Deal for a Productive Bat Would Show Yankees »

Watching the Yankees offense of late, it seems impossible to believe this team is contending for a playoff spot in October. The Bombers’ mighty offensive struggles have been well documented but it still bears repeating: The Yankees have the second-worst lineup by OPS in the American League. Barely edging out the lowly Astros for [...]

3 Keys for New York Yankees to Sweep Boston Red Sox »

The Yankees are northbound for their first series at Fenway Park this season against first-place Boston with a lot on the line. Three games in mid-July won't hardly decide a season, but a sweep at the hand of the Red Sox could be deadly for the Bombers' aspirations to claim the AL East division crown. The Yankees will send the venerable, yet [...]

New York Yankees Midseason Player Grades »

Somehow—through 95 games played—the New York Yankees, with all of their troubles, are only three games behind in the chase for one of two AL Wild Card spots. It might be one of the most incredible storylines of the season. How can that be, you say? Allow me to explain. The Yankees have played all but one game this season without Derek [...]

New York Yankees’ Most Memorable Highlights of »

Ups and downs, slumps and streaks, unfathomably poor hitting and solid pitching has kept them in the thick of a playoff spot. While it's hard to sum up 84 games of baseball for a major league club, all of the above adequately describe the life and times of the 2013 New York Yankees.At 45-39 and riding a three-game winning streak, the Yankees keep [...]

Feeling Minnesota: Yankees Should Make Play for Twins »

In just a few short months, the New York Yankees will say goodbye to franchise icon Mariano Rivera, one of their greatest players—baseball's greatest players—and one of the game's all-time best ambassadors. Not too long from now, or maybe sooner than we think, both Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter will also hang up the spikes. That [...]

Yankees Hoping Help Is On the Way Via Trade and »

The New York Yankees won Tuesday night. These days, one win—even against a lousy Minnesota Twins team—is cause for celebration in Yankees Universe.But in a lot of respects, Tuesday night's ugly, yet inspired 10-4 victory in the Upper Midwest seems like a band aid over the many cuts and wounds that cover the Bombers this summer. The [...]

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