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Dreamland Yankees in 2013
There are so many fantasy scenarios going on with the Yankees it isn't even funny.  It's turned into "Dreamland" in the Bronx.  They aren't just playing baseball, and bad baseball at that.  They are giving people around the game the idea that things ar…
Hiroki Kuroda The Bright MVP On A Dismal Yankee Team
Just having the nonsense with Alex Rodriguez would be enough to tarnish a season for the New York Yankees, even one in which they made the playoffs and fought for the American League flag.  But on top of that you have so many other things that have gone wrong.
Yankees-Athletics Series Preview
The Yankees continue their 11-day, 10-game West Coast trip with a three game set in Oakland.  New York comes off a successful series in Seattle having won three of four, including the last game in which Felix Hernandez pitched (no-decision for Hernandez).  Oakland, meanwhile, comes off a f…
Yankees Sweep Cleveland With 6-4 Victory
After a very difficult week against the Mets and Red Sox that garnered only 1 win out of 7 games, the Yankees entered this week determined to bounce back, and they did exactly that with a 3-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians to wrap up their 8-game home-stand. Led by a complete game performance fro…
Yankees Look To Keep Creating Separation In AL East
Entering last weekend, the New York Yankees sat atop the American League East to begin a crucial stretch in this young 2013 season, with 12 of their next 16 games against all 4 divisional foes. The team started with two convincing wins on Friday and Saturday against the Blue Jays, only to see Mother…
The Teixeira Factor
Mark Teixeira continues to hit in simulated games but not active batting practice and hopes to be back by very late May.  The question is, Is he really going to help the Yankees?  Let's take a look at The Teixeira Factor, how he will help and hurt the Yanks at the same time by returni…
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…
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 som…
Hafner Carries Yankees To Victory Over Toronto, 5-4
Going into the 2013 MLB season, I would have called you crazy if you said the older free agents signed during the off-season would help carry the Yankees to a good start and maintain relevancy in the American League East. However, that has been exactly the case, and this afternoon was another perfec…
Yankees Get Comeback Victory Over Arizona, 4-3
After the first 6 innings of tonight's game at Yankee Stadium, it looked as if the Diamondbacks were cruising to an easy victory and setting up a "rubber game" in the series finale on Thursday. But as John Sterling would probably say, "that's why the game of base…