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Projecting the Fallout If the New York Yankees Miss »

Almost two months ago, the New York Yankees had a 10-game lead in the American League East and looked like they were cruising into the postseason.The pitching rotation was consistent, Rafael Soriano was making people forget about Mariano Rivera, future Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki was being added to the team and the batting lineup was doing [...]

New York Yankees: 5 Yankees Who Must Step Up Following »

And down goes another New York Yankee.With Alex Rodriguez falling victim to a broken hand, he joins a growing list of Yankees who have been injured at some time during the year.A list that reads almost like an All-Star roster with stars such as Mariano Rivera, Michael Pineda, Joba Chamberlain, Andy Pettitte and Nick Swisher all out injured for the [...]

Analyzing the Value of the 10 Biggest Contracts »

"Money doesn't buy happiness" is a common saying.The same thing could be said about high profile contracts in sports. No matter how high the number or how great the player, results aren't guaranteed for the teams that give out those contracts. Over the years, we've seen athletes' fortunes go up from really rich to obscenely and [...]

Phil Hughes’ Inconsistency Is Killing the New »

It was not too long ago that Phil Hughes was viewed as the future ace for the New York Yankees.The organization believed in him so much that GM Brian Cashman refused to include him in a deal for stud pitcher Johan Santana. He was ranked as the Yankees' best prospect and the second best prospect in all of baseball in 2007 according to Baseball [...]

New York Yankees: Derek Jeter and How the Yankee »

Armed with the Steinbrenner family's seemingly limitless cheque book, the Yankees have always had the luxury of fielding tremendously talented lineups.This year is no different, with several Hall of Fame-caliber players in the batting lineup for the Yanks.However, despite all the talent, it seems as if the team as a whole is suffering an extended [...]

New York Yankees: Rafael Soriano, Bullpen Fail Yet »

In what is quickly becoming a disturbing trend, the Yankee bullpen blew up yet again.  While Rafael Soriano has been the poster boy of bullpen futility, Joba Chamberlain has seen his fair share of bullpen mishaps and even the great Mariano Rivera has blown two consecutive saves. The highly talked about and ridiculously expensive trio designed [...]

Alex Rodriguez: New York Yankees Slugger on Pace for »

60 home runs and 225 RBI over a two-year stretch may be considered career years for an ordinary MLB player, but when you're Alex Rodriguez they are thought of as down years. Hampered by constant hip injuries, Rodriguez just didn't seem like the three-time AL MVP and had many thinking he was on the decline. However when he reported to spring [...]

New York Yankees: Phil Hughes’ Start Cause for »

Coming into the season, the New York Yankees' biggest weakness was their starting rotation. With no fourth or fifth starter and an inconsistent AJ Burnett pitching third, the Yankees were expecting big seasons from CC Sabathia and Phil Hughes. Sabathia has answered the call. Despite not winning a game, he has already pitched a gem against [...]

Derek Jeter: New York Yankees Captain Should Move to »

One of the greatest players in Yankees and Major League Baseball history, Derek Jeter has carved his legacy batting either leadoff or second in the lineup. Unfortunately for Yankee fans worldwide, the days of Jeter hitting opposite field line drives and delivering in the clutch are few and far between, and in all likelihood soon to be over. [...]

27 Going on 28: 5 Reasons Why the New York Yankees »

Following a disappointing season in which they were comprehensively beaten in the ALCS by the Texas Rangers, the New York Yankees enter the 2011 season with an unusual label—underdog. With the Boston Red Sox making all the headlines with their free agent acquisition of Carl Crawford and trade for Adrian Gonzalez, the Yankees have taken [...]