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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 Weekend 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…
Yankees-Rockies Series Preview
The Yanks have Monday, May 6 off, then play 17 games in 16 days starting with a three-game set out in Colorado.  New York comes off of a tough series loss to Oakland where it dropped two of three.  Colorado, meantime, lost two of three at home to Tampa Bay.  Here is a series preview:
Yankees/Astros Preview
The Yanks come fresh off a four-game home sweep of overrated Toronto.  Houston is the worst team in baseball and was overwhelmed at Fenway Park, losing four straight to the Red Sox.  The Yanks and Astros play three in the Bronx.  Here is a series preview:
Yanks Jolt Jays
The Yankees got off to a nice start in a four-game home set with Toronto.  New York slugged three home runs and Hiroki Kuroda settled in for his third win of the season in a 5-3 triumph over the Blue Jays.
Blue Jays-Yankees Series Preview
The Yanks come off a series loss in Tampa where they could have easily been swept if not for 8th and 9th inning rallies in game two.  Toronto comes off a tough series loss at Camden Yards to the Orioles but were able to salvage a game three win 6-5 after losing two one -run games.  Now the…
The Andy Pettitte Factor
It's time to start wondering just how good the Yankees will be this year based on three factors.  The lineup hitting in timely spots, health and the depth of the pitching staff.  Andy Pettitte arrives in the last two categories and could realistically be the difference in New York mak…
Yankees / Blue Jays Preview
The new-look and struggling Blue Jays welcome the Yankees to Toronto for a three-game set.  New York comes in having won two of three from Arizona at Yankee Stadium.  Toronto recently lost two of three at home to the White Sox.  Here is a look at the coming weekend North of the border…
Yankees Take Two of Three From Baltimore
As I predicted (once in a while a blind squirrel finds a nut), the Yankees took two of three from rival Baltimore in a big series considering that Andy Pettitte's start was pushed back due to back spasms.  Here is how New York did it.
Yankees Crush Tribe
As the New York Yankees entered today's game at Progressive Field, some fans were already starting to worry about Robinson Cano's lack of production at the plate, just one week into the season. But today, Cano silenced his doubters for now by blasting a pair of homers, along with a double …
Yankees Try to Tackle the Tribe
The New York Yankees, with the depleted roster we all know by now, opened up 2013 losing two of three to Boston and two of three to Detroit.  BUT, the last game against Detroit was a 7-0 win and the Yanks downed ace Justin Verlander and CC Sabathia rebounded for a win, so the momentum is there to ri…
Did Joe Girardi Get The Playoff Rotation Right?
Prior to Game One of the American League Divisional Series against Baltimore, Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced his pitching rotation for the series - Andy Pettitte will start Game Two tonight, with Hiroki Kuroda in Game Three and Phil Hughes in Game Four (CC Sabathia will start Game Five, if ne…

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