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Jorge Posada Suspended Three Games for Starting Brawl

Yankees catcher Jorge Posada and outfielder Shelley Duncan each received three game suspensions and were fined $3000 for their role in yesterday’s brawl with the Blue Jays, according to Peter Abraham of the Journal News. Relief pitcher Edwar Ramirez and hitting coach Kevin Long were also fined. Posada and Blue Jays pitcher Jesse Carlson were each originally suspended four games, but after appealing their suspensions were reduced to three games. It’s good timing for Posada because he’s been dealing with finger injuries and he apparently suffered a stiff neck from the fight. ...

With Brett Gardner off the DL, Melky Cabrera Should Head to the Bench

On September 7, Brett Gardner was activated from the disabled list, after spending nearly a month and a half there. Since then, Gardner has appeared in a majority of games, but it is evident Girardi views Melky Cabrera as the Yankees' starting center fielder. Now, there are very few ways to quantify the influence a manager has. One sure thing a manager can do to help his team is to have his best options on the field more frequently than lesser options. Is Melky Cabrera the Yankees' best option in center ...

Where Does Joba Chamberlain Rank Among the Plethora of Young Starters?

Joba Chamberlain is just 23 years old and is about to turn 24 and he's in his third year in the Major Leauges. In his rookie year he appeared in 19 games and looked like the answer to become the eigth inning guy and possibly the closer of the future for the Yankees. Yet, in 2008 Hank Steinbrenner had different ideas about Chamberlain. Instead of being the eighth inning guy, he wanted him as a starter. Chamberlain did appear in 42 games and made 12 starts which meant he had 30 relief ...
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