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ESPN NY Ranks the Top 50 Yankees of All-Time

Babe Ruth New York Yankees

ESPN New York came up with a list of the 50 Greatest Yankees of All-Time. I think it was just a reason for them to run 50 photos for everyone to click on, but I found it very interesting as I went through it so I decided to share it with all of our readers. I ...

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Russell Martin Not Impressing with his Defense

New York Yankees catcher Russell Martin

Via Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports: Scouts are growing increasingly critical of Russell Martin’s defense... ...Martin, one scout says, “has gotten worse each week — he’s not catching well and he’s not throwing well.” Two other scouts were less harsh in their assessment of Martin, but one said, “He hasn’t really excited anyone at all.” The Yankees ...

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Yankees Make Their Players Go Through Media Training

Yankees Pettitte Baseball Media

Via Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal: It's no secret that being a Yankee is unlike being a member of any other major league team. With 12 beat writers—the Mets have eight, the Red Sox seven—the media crush is unrivaled and can eat players up. The unprepared can react badly and become ...

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Who is Your Favorite of the Yankees Killer B’s?

New York Yankees Andrew Brackman Dellin Betances Manuel Banuelos

(Click here to vote on the Killer B whom you think will be the best Yankee). The Diamondbacks current general manager Kevin Towers is the former Padres GM, but before he got that job he had a brief stop in the Bronx as a sort of a roving scout for the organization. He didn't do a whole ...

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Discussion: Should Andy Pettitte’s No. 46 Be Retired?

Via Ken Davidoff of Newsday: Cashman says no one will receive #46 in spring training. Retirement up to ownership. When Andy Pettitte left the Yankees for the Houston Astros a few years back they gave away his no. 46 and I had no problem with it. But he came back and was big for the Yankees ...

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Discussion: Alomar and Blyleven Elected to the Hall of Fame

I ignored the Hall of Fame this offseason. Mostly I just didn't have time with all of the swirling Yankees rumors, but also I didn't want to get into regular arguments about steroids that so many blogs have been consumed with lately. That said, I should have had this up earlier and wouldn't mind at least ...

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Discussion: Would You Be Sad to See John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman Go?

Via Bob Raissman of the NY Daily News: Is the curtain falling on Ma and Pa Pinstripe? Will next season be John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman's last in the Yankees radio booth? Right now their future is up in the air. The Yankees contract with WCBS-AM, worth about $12 million per year, expires at the end of ...

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Discussion: To Offer Jeter Arbitration or Not

In his column today Joel Sherman of the NY Post discusses the pros and cons of offering Derek Jeter arbitration. More than likely the Yankees will reach a deal with him and this won't matter, but there are reasons to both offer and not offer it to him. If the Yankees don't offer him arbitration ...

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