Category Archives: Editorial

Yankees enter series against Astros with Wild Card in their sights

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The last time the Yankees faced the Houston Astros (which was the first series of the 2014 season), it didn't end in the Yankees favor. Now, with 40 games to play coming into tonight, the Yankees have a chance to redeem themselves and take this series in their trek to claim the second Wild Card ...

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Kelley: Yankees should look at second wild card spot

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There's a fine line between being honest and being slapped in the face with a dose of harsh reality, and it's more troublesome when a player on your favorite team is the one slapping the fans in the face by telling them not to focus on the AL East lead. Shawn Kelley at the time knew ...

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Could Masahiro Tanaka avoid Tommy John Surgery?

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When Masahiro Tanaka went on the disabled list with a partially torn UCL, the Yankees and their fans were worried Tanaka would be the latest pitcher to go under the knife and have Tommy John Surgery. Three doctors prescribed Tanaka to hold off on the surgery with hopes he could rehab and return to ...

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Should the Yankees now focus on the Wild Card?

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With the New York Yankees loss to the Boston Red Sox last night, they are now six games behind the Baltimore Orioles and four games behind the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League standings. The Yankees plans for an American League East title are going out the window--but they still have a chance to ...

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Reviewing the Yankees trade transactions

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Throughout July, the Yankees had made multiple transactions with hopes of making the team better and turning them into a contending (possibly wild card) team. Let's look at every trade the Yankees made this month and weigh in. July 6, 2014 The New York Yankees have acquired RHP Brandon McCarthy and cash considerations from the Arizona Diamondbacks ...

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Yankees solid at the trade deadline but Red Sox show em how it’s done

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This year's Yankees team has been fairly unimpressive with injuries decimating the pitching staff and an offense that largely hasn't lived up to the hype. Despite a -30 run differential, they are only three games out of a wild-card spot which, in Hal Steinbrenner's world, means ignore the mediocrity and go for it. So rather than be ...

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Yankees got a discount with Brett Gardner

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When the Yankees signed Brett Gardner to a four-year $52 Million extension in February, I was pleasantly surprised Gardner decided to avoid free agency and gave his current employers a discount. I was also surprised the Yankees committed to Gardner for the next five years (2014 included) when they had just signed Jacoby Ellsbury to ...

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Seven completely random Yankees questions

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Whenever there's a Yankees off-day, I usually skim around the internet and either read or watch things that have to do with the Yankees. Today, I stumbled upon an article from the Wall Street Journal that tends to happen every year. Yankees players were asked a variety of questions that had to deal with certain ...

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