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Andy Pettitte: Is the Yankees Pitcher a Hall of Famer? »

Andy Pettitte, who announced his retirement from baseball on Friday, pitched 15 seasons in the major leagues for the New York Yankees and Houston Astros. With New York, in stints spread from 1995 to 2003 and 2007 to 2010, he won five World Series championships. He has 19 postseason wins, most all-time. He finished with 240 regular season wins, [...]

New York Yankees Are Treating 2011 Like 2003: Team »

In 2003, Mark Prior won 18 games with the Chicago Cubs. That same year, Freddy Garcia won 12 games for the Seattle Mariners, while Bartolo Colon won 15 for the Chicago White Sox. Andruw Jones was also in his prime, smacking 36 homers and driving in 116 runs for the Atlanta Braves. Eight years later, these four players are New York Yankees. Jones, [...]

Andruw Jones: New York Yankees Looking to Revitalize »

Pitchers and catchers report in 23 days and, to be expected, the pickings on the free-agent market are slim. The biggest news in the past few weeks has been reliever Rafael Soriano signing with the New York Yankees. The 31-year-old who previously closed for the Tampa Bay Rays was given $35 million over three years to be Mariano Rivera’s [...]

New York Yankees, Texas Rangers Try To Move on As »

After Cliff Lee signed a five-year, $120 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies late Monday night, Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels immediately responded to his decision: “Let’s give the guy some credit. How many people criticize players for running after the last dollar?” Daniels was disappointed. How could he not [...]

Cliff Lee Spurns Yankees, Rangers, Takes Less Money To »

As The New York Times‘ Ben Shpigel wrote two days ago, a 26-year-old pitcher by the name of Greg Maddux received a lucrative contract offer from the New York Yankees in 1992. The deal spanned five years and was worth $34 million, which was tremendous amount of money then. Maddux thought about the offer, was visited by the Yankees brass, and [...]

Cliff Lee: Talks To Heat Up, While Yankees and Jeter »

Half a dozen teams are interested in free-agent ace left-hander Cliff Lee. Three are known—the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals—while the other three are left to speculation. Lee, 31, is known to be looking for a seven-year contract worth upwards of $20 million annually. The suitors that have proclaimed their [...]

Felix Hernandez wins Cy Young, Derek Jeter Receives »

Wins aren't all that matter when it comes to pitching. Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners had 13 this past season, eight less than the New York Yankees' CC Sabathia. But the voters looked past his 13-12 record and paid close attention to the statistics that showed his true worth. Hernandez led Major League Baseball with a 2.27 ERA, was first [...]

Let the Offseason Begin, Part 2: Red Sox After Werth? »

Jayson Werth isn't worth the Red Sox time. “Jayson Werth on Boston Red Sox radar” was the ESPN article’s headline. The same reaction was produced when Boston expressed interested in signing J.D. Drew, their current right fielder and oft-injured underachiever. The Red Sox should have learned two years into the five-year, $70 [...]

Colby Lewis Spectacular, Fuels Texas Rangers To »

It is hard to fathom a better ending. Former Texas Ranger Alex Rodriguez, who once signed for a quarter of a billion dollars and juiced with the team, was at the plate. Closer Neftali Feliz was on the mound, ready to get the one out that the franchise has always been waiting for. An adrenaline-filled fastball missed for ball one, but then three [...]

Molina, Hamilton Power Rangers to 3-1 Series Lead, »

When Texas Rangers catcher and eighth-place hitter Bengie Molina turned on an inside pitch from New York Yankees starting pitcher A.J Burnett in the sixth inning, all Alex Rodriguez could do was hang his head. Catcher Francisco Cervelli was similarly dismayed, and Burnett was also in disbelief, with a "What have I done?" reaction. Molina and [...]

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