Author Archives: Raimundo Ortiz

Are the returns of Granderson and Texeira necessarily a good thing?


The Yankees have survived the first month and change of the 2013 seasons without Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, Kevin Youkilis etc. In fact, they have thrived, two losses to the generally punchless Seattle Mariners notwithstanding. The Yankees are 25-16, in first place in the American League East, and have just gotten Curtis Granderson back. ...

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Sweet Swingin’ Cervelli: How Francisco Cervelli is keying the new-look Yankees offense

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We are almost a month into the 2013 season, and Yankee universe has not been sucked into an injury-infested black hole of playoff-missing nothingness. The team has been competitive, is still hitting home runs, and could actually use better pitching believe it or not. The names have changed, and the ages have surged even further upward, ...

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Gloves Matter Too: Brett Gardner’s Subtle Value To The Yankees.


The Yankees are two games over .500, and hitting home runs, despite the absence of several major stars. By now the tale is a familiar one; boo-hoo the Yankees are missing several bats that represented 200 of their 245 total home runs last season. “Deal with it,” fans of other ball clubs probably yelled. Well, they ...

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Bizarro Yankees Surviving Early Slate With Hitting, Not Pitching


Heading into 2013, the Yankees most glaring weakness figured to be their offense. They led the major leagues in home runs in 2012 with 245, and coming into this season 200 of them were gone from the lineup. The major names missing? Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Nick Swisher, Russell Martin, Raul Ibanez, ...

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