Category Archives: Editorial

Evaluating the starters in the rotation so far

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There's only 13 days until the baseball season is underway and the games truly matter. Which means it's not a bad time to evaluate each pitcher who has a locked spot in the rotation thus far. We're not going to judge by their ERA or statistics because statistics in Spring Training don't matter, but we're ...

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What we’ve learned so far in Spring Training

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Two weeks have gone by in Yankees Spring Training camp, and while nothing has been definitive, there have been some surprises. So let's round-up the surprising things we've learned in Spring Training so far: 1. Alex Rodriguez has looked good Coming into camp, we didn't know what we were going to expect from Rodriguez. Rodriguez has come into ...

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Should the Yankees consider lifting their facial hair policy?

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Since the days of George Steinbrenner, the Yankees were told to act and look a certain way. They had to present themselves with class and with poise. They had to stay out of trouble off the field and be champions on the field. But most importantly, they had to be clean-shaven and groomed. While many ...

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With Chris Capuano out, who should be the fifth starter?

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Early in Spring Training, Chris Capuano was deemed the favorite to win the fifth spot in the rotation. However, Capuano suffered a Grade 2 quad strain during yesterday's 10-6 loss to the Red Sox which forced him out of the competition for the rotation spot. While Capuano's situation is unfortunate, the Yankees have to move ...

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Should the Yankees pursue Jason Heyward this offseason?

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It's never too early to consider who the Yankees should acquire for next season, but what if that same player was someone the Yankees came close to acquiring last offseason? When the Yankees made a trade to receive David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve from the Atlanta Braves, the Yankees also toyed with another potential trade--a trade ...

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This year’s Shane Greene and Dellin Betances are in camp now

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Last year the Yankees had a few rookies who came through in a big way for them. Yangervis Solarte played well enough to be paired with a minor leaguer to get the Yankees Chase Headley. Dellin Betances became a fixture in the late innings for the Yankees and a fantastic bridge to David Robertson. He ...

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Brian Cashman: “I don’t think we need a captaincy”

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One of the most iconic roles in baseball is being the captain of the New York Yankees. In fact, there have been only 16 captains, ranging from Clark Griffith to Babe Ruth to Lou Gehrig to Thurman Munson to Don Mattingly to Derek Jeter. So, it was rather surprising to hear Brian Cashman say that ...

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Yankees 2014-15 Offseason in Review

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Last offseason, the Yankees spent nearly $500 Million to boost the offense (Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran) and the rotation (Masahiro Tanaka). However, this offseason they took a more economical approach, an approach that had fans questioning whether this was George Steinbrenner's Yankees or the economical Yankees. Believe it or not, this offseason was ...

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