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Will The Yankees Make The Playoffs [POLL]
The Yankees are stumbling after getting swept three games in Baltimore.  They are struggling with runners in scoring position, giving up big, early leads and their pitching doesn't equal the opponent.  You also know it's bad when your ultimate x-factor, Mariano Rivera, can't…
Joe Girardi Should Trust Young Bullpen
Mariano Rivera is retiring this season and will provide the biggest transition in Yankee history since Mickey Mantle waved good-bye to the Bronx patrons.  The good news is, while no one will ever again be Rivera, the Yanks have a lot of nice, young pitchers in the bullpen they can choose from.
Yankees-Mets Series Preview
The Subway Series is here again.  This of course is more for the fans and the media, but there are some terrific New York baseball storylines to this one.  First thing is first.  The Yanks come fresh off an impressive series win in Tampa Bay, where they seem to never win games. The Mets continue to …
Curtis Granderson Out At Least Four Weeks
Curtis Granderson was injured on the first pitch of Spring Training, with a broken forearm.  And now, after sitting for weeks, is out again, this time getting hit by a pitch on his left hand  in the fifth inning and breaking his pinkie in Tampa Bay on Friday, May 24.
The Options For Phil Hughes
After this season, the Yankees have a decision to make in terms of Phil Hughes, the guy once designated for pinstripe greatness and ace-type status.  Hughes' contract (third year, arbitration eligible, one-year, $7.15 million) is up this year.  Here are the three options for the Yanks…
Yankee Great Bobby Richardson Talks On The Team
Mike Lindsley recently talked on The Team with Yankee great Bobby Richardson (pictured above right next to Yogi Berra), a three-time World Series champion and 1960 World Series MVP (still the only player from a losing team in the Fall Classic to win the award)...
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 pictur…
Why The Yankees Are In First Place
The demise of the Yankees was written at least a dozen times from February 1 until now.  The injuries, oh the injuries.  But baseball people must not have been baseball people through and through because they forgot that CC Sabathia and Robinson Cano and Mariano Rivera were still around and the bull…
Yankees-Royals Series Preview
 
The Yankees and upstart Royals play three in Kansas City. New York comes fresh off a series win in rainy Colorado. Kansas City comes off a series loss to the Orioles in Baltimore.  Here is a Yankees-Royals series preview.
Royals general manager Dayton Moore had a plan a couple years ago.  It was a p…

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