Author Archives: Curtis Clark

AL East Power Rankings

We’re three fourths of the way through the season and the Yankees currently have the best record in the American League. They could sweep the Rangers and the Yankees look like a team that can overcome any odds. They’re back to playing great baseball even though there was a time it looked like the 10 ...

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Exceeding Expectations? Ichiro’s Time in Pinstripes

Ichiro Suzuki hasn’t disappointed the Yankees. So far, so good. Did the team and fans expect him to hit 15 home runs? No. Was he expected to eclipse 100 hits with the Yankees? No. For what was expected of him, he’s done exactly that, if not more: He’s filled in for Brett Gardner, spelled Raul ...

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Yankees need Eric Chavez to stay healthy

Felix Hernandez was “effectively wild” on Tuesday night. If he didn’t throw a pitch that didn’t hit or come near a batter, I didn’t see it. The term effectively wild is a good one because he still threw 7.1 innings and gave up two runs. He struck out four and got the win on a ...

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Yankees trade deadline targets: Justin Upton

Teams, people, or organizations will negotiate based on the idea that they will come out better. It is a simple fact; if you don’t believe you’ll benefit from a negotiation or trade, you won’t make the deal. The Yankees can benefit in both the short term but more so in the long term if they ...

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Robinson Cano: A Special Year

Many have said Robinson Cano is the best hitter in the game. I believe he is. His swing is pure and beautiful. It’s easy and his bat head stays through the zone. His head barely moves, sometimes if at all, and he’s always locked in. Call this a little infatuation (or a lot) but he ...

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AL East Midseason Power Rankings

The All-Star break is rapidly approaching and the Yankees currently have the best record in baseball. They’ve been playing great baseball and there was a period there where it looked like nothing could go wrong for them. That was until June 27, 2012. Casey Kotchman hit a line drive off Andy Pettitte’s ankle causing him ...

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Yankees versus Braves: the culmination

Three games in three days in three different seats with three different groups of friends and I witnessed three wins. The Yankees came off a sweep of the Mets and headed south to visit the Braves in Turner Field. It was a fantastic series that saw the Yankees win in every way possible against a ...

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Yankees versus Braves: a preview

I can remember a few years ago when the Yankees came to Atlanta in 2009 and we all know why it was a special year. I got to go to one game on a Tuesday, I believe. I lived in Athens, GA at the time and was low on funds, but what a game it ...

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