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MLB Trade Rumors: Updating Michael Morse to New York »

The New York Yankees—in search of a right-handed bat to complement a left-handed hitting outfield—may have found the perfect fit in the Washington Nationals' Michael Morse.ESPN New York's Andrew Marchand reports that the Bronx Bombers have expressed interest in the 30-year-old OF/DH, a move that would appear to be a great fit for [...]

Alex Rodriguez: Overrated Star’s Injury Proves »

With serious injuries sustained by the left side of the New York Yankees infield, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: The Yankees are old.This isn't news by any means, as the Yankees have ranked near the tops of the MLB in terms of collective team age for a number of seasons now. New York owns the second-oldest roster in the MLB, according [...]

2012 Divisional Series: Complete Breakdown of Every »

It took all 162 regular season games, but MLB postseason baseball is finally upon us, folks.The 2012 MLB playoffs begin with this year's new addition—a Wild Card playoff game between both leagues to determine who advances to the Division Series—on Friday, Oct. 5.The Atlanta Braves will host the St. Louis Cardinals at 5 p.m. ET while [...]

New York Yankees: 5 Players Who Need to Step Up to End »

If the New York Yankees continue to lose, they're going to make Bobby Valentine's prediction that the Bombers can be caught in the standings come true (via ESPN).After a dominant lead in the AL East at the All-Star break, the Yankees have dropped nine out of their last 12 games, including four straight to division foes, the Boston Red Sox and [...]

Yankees vs. Red Sox: Series Preview & Predictions »

The New York Yankees (49-32) and the Boston Red Sox (42-40) will meet for the second series of 2012 in what could be a make-or-break series for the Sox before the All-Star break. Boston is currently 7.5 games back in the AL East standings while the Bronx Bombers find themselves sitting atop the division with a five game lead over the second [...]

Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees: Series Preview »

The Tampa Bay Rays (19-10) and the New York Yankees (15-13) will meet for their second series of the season, this time under heavier circumstances. After sweeping the Bronx Bombers in the opening series of 2012 for both teams, the Rays have jumped out to a fast start, including a 13-3 home record. Tampa Bay will carry their 6-7 road [...]

Joba Chamberlain’s Broken Ankle and 6 Most »

When will professional athletes—especially those wearing pinstripes—learn to practice safety off the diamond?Joba Chamberlain's off-field injury got me thinking about other freak injuries sustained by Yankees' players in recent memory.For those who haven't heard by now, Chamberlain suffered an open dislocation of his right [...]

New York Yankees: 3 Keys to Michael Pineda’s »

The acquisition of 2011 rookie All-Star Michael Pineda is the New York Yankees' prized possession of the offseason.Pitching for a Seattle Mariners' squad that ranked last in the MLB in 2011 in terms of team batting, Pineda went 9-10 with a 3.74 ERA, including victories against the Detroit Tigers, Tampa Bay Rays and his new team, the Yankees.While [...]

New York Yankees: What Is Michael Pineda’s »

A few weeks ago, the New York Yankees bolstered their rotation by adding Hiroki Kuroda and Michael Pineda to a rotation that already includes stud CC Sabathia and upcoming star Ivan Nova.The 23-year-old phenom spent his rookie season playing for the small market Seattle Mariners, where he won nine games for a team that managed only 67 wins and [...]

Robinson Cano Wins Silver Slugger Award, Continues to »

It's official.Robinson Cano has been awarded the American League Silver Slugger award for the third time in his stellar career, accomplishing the feat in 2006, 2010, and now 2011.The 2011 accomplishment makes it back-to-back Silver Sluggers for Robi, and he becomes the first Yankee to win consecutive Silver Slugger Awards since Derek Jeter did [...]

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