Jess K. Coleman



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If it were ever more evident that A.J. Burnett’s big, long-term contract was dictating the decisions made by the Yankees front office, it is right now. After the Yankees cruised through the American League Division series with just three starters, the Yankees announced Monday morning that they will use a […]

Time To Stop Sucking Up To Burnett


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With the postseason set to begin on Wednesday, the Yankees announced their roster for the American League Division series against the Twins. As expected, AJ Burnett is on the roster––although he is not in the starting rotation––while Ivan Nova and Javier Vazquez has been left out. Now, it would seem to […]

Burnett Does Not Fit on ALDS Roster



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While the Cy Young debate in the American League is getting a lot of attention, the Most Valuable Player award is not. Although it is discussed occasionally, people are not giving it the attention that it deserves. The front-runner(s) at this point are Robinson Cano, Miguel Cabrera, and Josh Hamilton. All […]

Breaking Down The MVP Candidates



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As the New York Yankees thrust towards the playoffs, with a magic number of 3 as of this writing, some postseason roster decisions still loom––large. At this point, the concern for the Yankees is their pitching. Yes, CC Sabathia, Phil Hughes, and most of the bullpen will be fine. But beyond that (the […]

Yankees Need a Back-Up In Ivan Nova



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The 2010 Cy Young conversation had been a fascinating debate. It had raised questions about how to determine if a pitcher is successful, and the value of certain statistics. But, unlike other years, the 2010 debate has recently become quite a silly argument as the season comes to a close. The […]

CC Sabathia Does Not Deserve Cy Young


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If there were ever a climax for the instant replay debate in baseball, it came on the night of September 15, 2010, when Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter pulled a “Tom Cruise” when batting in the top of the seventh inning. With one out, and the Yankees down a run, Jeter […]

Say Yes To Instant Replay




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When you glance at Derek Jeter’s .261 batting average in 2010, the first thing you ask yourself is: do I need glasses. Why? Because, barring an extremely unprecedented surge, Jeter is on pace to hit below .300 since 2002. More concerning, it will be his lowest batting average since 1995, […]

The Curious Case of Derek Jeter