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ALCS 2010: A.J. Burnett Can Play Pivotal Role Toward »

A.J. Burnett will be the first to admit his season was nothing short of disastrous. In his second year with the Yankees he posted a 10-15 record with an ERA north of five over 180 innings of work. The first Yankee pitcher to do so. This following an impressive run during the second half of last year including an impressive postseason stint. After [...]

How Theo Epstein Can Learn from Peter Chiarelli and »

They play in buildings separated by less than three miles, but in terms of their general managers’ attitudes to free agents, the Red Sox and Bruins are worlds apart. In the last few years, while the Red Sox have waved goodbye to players who reach free agency, the Bruins have given them shiny new deals and extensions. The Bruins were never [...]

ALCS 2010 Preview: New York Yankees Get What They »

Things have gone exactly to plan for the Yankees so far this postseason. New York tanked the American League East so it could face the whipping boy Twins instead of Cliff Lee and the Rangers, and what happened? The Bombers once again easily dispatched of Minnesota in three games, while the AL East champion Rays were taken to the limit before being [...]

New York Yankees: Kevin Long’s Home Run Drill »

Brendan Prunty of The Newark Star-Ledger wrote a pretty cool piece today about a hitting drill that Kevin Long developed while he was hitting coach of the Wichita Wranglers. Brandon Berger was his first subject to be exposed to the drill and he went from 18 home runs in a season to 40. Today Robinson Cano is the drill’s main benefactor as [...]

ALCS 2010: New York Yankees Announce Pitching »

It’s Thursday, that means today is the last day we have to suffer through before the Yankees start back up again. Was this long delay really necessary? Here are some notes: The Yankees have finally announced their ALCS rotation: C.C. Sabathia in Game 1, Phil Hughes in Game 2, Andy Pettitte in Game 3 and A.J. Burnett in Game 4. The ALCS [...]

ALCS 2010 Game 1: Yankees’ Carsten Charles vs. »

This Friday night, at Rangers Stadium, the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers will take the field for Game 1 of the ALCS. Both teams promise a battle with the hopes of winning a chance to play in the 2010 World Series. On the mound, both Texas and New York are starting left-handed pitchers, who also share similar abbreviated first names that begin [...]

New York Yankees-Texas Rangers ALCS Preview: The Road »

What's the best cure for a struggling team entering the postseason? Sweep another team in the first round of the playoffs. That's what the Yankees certainly were able to do in the ALDS when they swept the Minnesota Twins and are now moving on to the American League Championship Series for the second straight year. And for the second straight year, [...]

MLB Report: The Yankees Give the Nod to Hughes In Game »

After a brilliant performance in Game 3 from Phil Hughes, Joe Girardi has decided to switch him and Pettitte in the playoff rotation. And not only that, A.J. Burnett is getting the nod in Game 4.  This may come as a surprise to a lot of people after Pettitte's good outing against the Twins in Game 2, and A.J. Burnett's horrendous regular [...]

ALCS 2010: A.J. Burnett Shaky, Plunks Two in Simulated »

But he did say it was a big step forward. Via Chad Jennings: When the Yankees set up a simulated game, they try to make everything as real as possible. It doesn’t get more real than this: A.J. Burnett plunked two batters today. He got Greg Golson early, then he hit Austin Kearns late. Both hit batters came on two-seam fastballs that got [...]

Carl Crawford Wants to Stay in Tampa »

Via MLB.com: Losing Carlos Pena and Rafael Soriano hurts, but Carl Crawford came up through the organization’s farm system and has been the team’s biggest star in franchise history—so the prospect of C.C. leaving hurt most. “I don’t want to leave, everybody knows that,” Crawford said. “I like it here. [...]

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