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Another Yankee Goes Down As Andy Pettitte Goes On The DL

Sooner or later the Yankees will get more players back on the field then go on the disabled list. Sooner or later.

Andy Pettittie, pitching mostly top notch baseball thsi year is the latest of the pinstripe brigade to be put on ice so to speak with a sprained right trapezius muscle

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Derek Jeter Will Never Again Be Derek Jeter

3,000 hits.  Well over .300 batting average.  The rings and the pennants and the October moments.  Derek Jeter is a first ballot Hall of Famer and no one should doubt that.  But Derek Jeter will never again be that Derek Jeter.

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Some Stars In Sports Just Have It, And Others Don’t

LeBron James (now), Sidney Crosby, Albert Pujols (while with the Cardinals), baseball's Giants as a team, Derek Jeter through the years, Mariano Rivera, Eli Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Mark Messier, Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan, Henrik Lundqvist and plenty more.  You get the picture.  When these guys step-up, their teams win and advance.  

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Todd Helton Is A Hall of Famer

With the Yankees recently having played in Colorado, one of the great baseball players of the last two decades (save 2008, 2010 and 2012, but everyone has bad or injured years over the course of a career) wasn't talked about much again.  He has been underrated through the years.  Why?  Who knows?  But Todd Helton is a future Hall of Famer.  

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Robinson Cano Collects 1,500th Hit

Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Don Mattingly, Derek Jeter and now Robinson Cano.  Those are the only five Yankees to collect 1,500 hits before the age of 31.

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The Yankees Injury List Grows By 1

Add Joba Chamberlain to the loooong list of injured and disabled Yankees.

The Yanks announce on their day off before a series with the Oakland A's starting Friday at the stadium, that Chamberlain is out with an oblique strain

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Leadership Helping Yanks Stay Ahead

Talk all day long about the 2013 replacement players in pinstripes.  Talk about general manager Brian Cashman taking chances.  Talk about the starting pitching being good enough in spots.  Talk about whatever you'd like as the main reason for the Yankees' demise not quite happening just yet like some thought.  The real talk is the leadership and presence of Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte.  As long as those three are in the Bronx, it starts and ends with that.

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Yankees Don’t Look the Same Without Derek Jeter

Since 1996, the face of the most famous American sports team has been one man.  The shortstop.  The eventual captain.  #2.  The future Hall of Famer.  Derek Sanderson Jeter.  2013 seems like such a strange year without him.

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Derek Jeter Out Until At Least July

And the bad news continues with the Yankee captain.  Derek Jeter had a CT scan of his injured ankle and it revealed a small crack.  "We're looking at, in terms of speculation when Derek Jeter will be back with us, sometime after the All-Star break," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told ESPNNewYork.com.

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Yankees’ Leadership Will Soon Be Gone

Bernie Williams and Jorge Posada, two core Yankee players from the Joe Torre era, are long gone.  Mariano Rivera, another quiet leader by example, is retiring after this season.  Andy Pettitte is near the end.  And the Yankee captain, Derek Jeter, won't be back in the lineup until who knows when and is nearing 40.  Leadership used to be a huge piece of the Yankees' winning puzzle.  That leadership is dwindling away.

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How Will the Yankees Change When Players Return?

It's obvious that the Yankees will immediately insert Derek Jeter as the shortstop when he returns from a broken ankle, and immediately insert Mark Teixeira as the first baseman when Tex returns from his wrist issue and immediately insert Curtis Granderson as the...hang on for just a minute.

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When Will Derek Jeter Return to the Yankees?

Derek Jeter said he would be ready for Opening Day.  But with his right ankle pretty much shattering during last year's playoffs, that was a long shot, even for DJ.  But what is the realistic timetable now?  

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