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The Boston Red Sox Cannot Give Up Yet »

This is going to kill me because I am a die-hard New York Yankees fan, but in the pessimistic would that I live in, I can see the Yankees blowing it with ten games remaining and two big series coming up with their arch rival Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox have lost their last four of six, and honestly, I think they could come back from eight back in [...]

Kevin Long Appreciation: The Lance Berkman Edition »

At age 34, Lance Berkman has started to feel his age this season as he has dealt with a few nagging injuries that have dragged his numbers down. His season in Houston was up and down and the first two weeks in the Bronx were just ugly. Berkman went on the DL in the middle of August, and before he came off the DL he started working with Yankees [...]

It’s Pitching Match-Up Deja Vu: Yankees-Rays And »

The New York Yankees lost the third game to the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday night, with a final score of 7-2. The Yankees lead this four-game set, 2-1, with a goal to win the final and take the series. The Rays' best, and only shot is to spilt the series, creeping up on the AL East leading Yankees to just a half-game. Clearly with nine games [...]

The Sports Mac: The Daily Fives For September 23rd, »

Top Five Stories From Yesterday   1. The Phillies sweep the Braves out of Philadelphia, increasing their lead in the NL East to six games and reducing their magic number to four. 2. The Padres retake the lead in the NL West after they defeat the Dodgers, and the Giants lose to the Cubs. 3. The Rays get back to within 1.5 games of the Yankees [...]

New York Yankees: Rain and Rays Stop Yankees, Lead »

The rain knocked A.J. Burnett out of the game and the Yankees B-squad bullpen let them down as they lost at home 7-2 to the Tampa Bay Rays to drop to just 1.5 games up in first place. Here are some highlights: Because of the rain, Burnett pitched just three innings and allowed only one run and got credit for the loss. The Yankees were fortunate [...]

2010 Cy Young Award: CC Sabathia Is Not Deserving »

The 2010 Cy Young conversation had been a fascinating debate. It had raised questions about how to determine if a pitcher is successful, and the value of certain statistics.  But, unlike other years, the 2010 debate has recently become quite a silly argument as the season comes to a close. The main discussion has been between CC Sabathia [...]

New York Yankees: Four Days, Three Wins, One Surreal »

Who’s the hottest team in MLB right now?   The answer is the New York Yankees.   Anyone who tells you otherwise is a Yankee-hater, because you either bleed pinstripes or you burn them. It is that simple.   Looking back to just 7 days ago, things were not going so well for New York who finished 2-8 on a road trip from hell. The [...]

Analyzing Phil Hughes’ Changeup »

This past spring the Yankees held a competition for their fifth starter spot that included pitchers Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain, among others. Hughes won the job. He was pushed ahead of Joba even though Joba could finally pitch in 2010 without the infamous Joba Rules. The reasoning was because of the development of his changeup. In 2009, [...]

George Steinbrenner Realized He Had To Apologize to »

Yogi Berra managed the New York Yankees to their fifth consecutive pennant in 1964, which tied the record for most consecutive pennants by a team, but the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Yankees in the World Series.Yogi was relieved of his managerial duties, and in a bizarre move, Cardinals manager Johnny Keane took over the Yankees' reins.In [...]

Jesus Montero, Andrew Brackman, and Dellin Betances »

Via Josh Norris: To make it all clear: Andrew Brackman and Dellin Betances are headed to NY to get a taste of life in the show, not to pitch at all; and just in from Damon Oppenheimer, Jesus Montero will be joining Betances and Brackman. However, H\he will also be inactive. So Montero, Brackman, and Betances have been called up, but they [...]

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