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AJ Burnett: New York Yankees Pitcher Changes Mechanics »

AJ Burnett went into Thursday's start against the Boston Red Sox as the odd man out in the New York Yankees starting rotation. After changing his mechanics three days ago and holding baseball's best offense to two runs in 5.1 innings yesterday, Burnett has bought himself time in September to prove that he can contribute in the playoffs.Burnett [...]

New York Yankees: An Exminantion of Mariano »

At this time last week, the New York and national media ran with the classic "Is Mariano Rivera Done?" theme, an almost yearly event that breaks down Rivera's recent weekly troubles. After blowing one save in one game, giving up a home run and the lead in a tied game and allowing a home run in a save in another brought the same crazy talk that [...]

Comparing Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada’s Not So »

By now the entire baseball world has heard what transpired this weekend between the Yankees and Jorge Posada.Note: I would have never put either guy in that spot. This would be my hypothetical lineup, as sometimes the ramifications of making such a move are not worth it.Posada has gotten off to a lousy start, and if it weren't for one good day in [...]

New York Yankees Need to Worry About Derek »

No one deserves the benefit of the doubt more than Derek Jeter, but one could argue that he happens to be on the list of the worst shortstops in baseball. Jeter's April not only reaffirms Brian Cashman's stance on the shortstop in the offseason, but also demonstrates that Cashman should have been tough in negotiations. Jeter's slash line of [...]

New York Yankees: Jorge Posada’s Odd Start to »

Many Yankee fans and fantasy owners have been down on Jorge Posada's start to the 2011 season. Posada's start is one of the more baffling and unlucky starts that I have seen. He is currently batting .163 with a .283 OBP and .512 SLG and is currently tied for third in baseball with five home runs.It would be a mistake for these fantasy owners and [...]

Pitcher Breakdown: The Yankees Are Worried About Phil »

Phil Hughes Final Line: 4IP, 5H,  5R, 5ER, 2BB, 1K .333 GB/FB ratio One of the mysteries during the Yankees spring training centered around the lack of velocity Phil Hughes displayed in his few starts. Apparently, scouts were taken aback by Hughes' lack of velocity. Many of them were recording his fastball in the 86-88 range. Joe Girardi told [...]

Yankees-Tigers Starting Pitching Performances: »

CC Sabathia Final Line: 6 IP 6H 3R 2ER 2BB 7K .5 GB/FB ratio  New York Yankees' CC Sabathia didn’t have his best stuff against the Tigers, but he was able to hang in and have a quality start.His four-seamer averaged 92.7 mph, and topped out at 94.7 mph. He allowed a single and a double on two poorly located fastballs.   Sabathia [...]

New York Yankees: 2011 MLB Season Preview »

NEW YORK YANKEES Last Year: 95-67, second in AL East Manager: Joe Girardi  PROJECTED LINEUP C- Russell Martin (R)1B- Mark Teixeira (S)2B- Robinson Cano (L)3B- Alex Rodriguez (R) SS- Derek Jeter (R)LF- Brett Gardner (L)CF- Curtis Granderson (L)RF- Nick Swisher (S) DH- Jorge Posada (S)The Yankees lineup still had a [...]