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Stop hating on Opp and Newman

Joe Girardi, Brian Cashman, Mark Newman

All Summer and Autumn Yankees fans have been clamoring for change. The focus of most of that noise was aimed at Damon Oppenheimer and Mark Newman. For a while I got caught up in the mentality of making some changes for the sake of making some changes, but I am seeing things a bit more ...

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Jose Dariel Abreu and Masahiro Tanaka: Yay or nay?

Masahiro Tanaka

The Yankees have really shied away from big-time international free agents in recent years, and almost certainly have regretted it. They have seen the likes of Yoenis Cespedes, Yasiel Puig, Yu Darvish, Aroldis Chapman, and more sign with other clubs and have immediate success. The Yankees have not made a big move on the international free ...

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2014 25-Man Roster, flexibility, goals for the offseason, and Tyler Austin

Tyler Austin2

If the 2014 season started today, this is what the Yankees 25 man roster would look like. Pitchers: 1. Dellin Betances 2. Cesar Cabral 3. Preston Claiborne 4. Shawn Kelley 5. Ivan Nova 6. David Phelps 7. David Robertson 8. CC Sabathia 9. Adam Warren Catchers 10. Chris Stewart 11. Austin Romine IF 12. Derek Jeter 13. Eduardo Nunez 14. Jason Nix 15. Mark Teixeira OF 16. Zoilo Almonte 17. Brett Gardner 18. Alfonso Soriano 19. Ichiro Suzuki 20. ...

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2014 Free Agents – Extreme makeover Yankees edition


This season is far from over. Despite the loss last night the Yankees are 2.5 games out of the wildcard with some time to catch up. That said, it's never to early to look at the free agent market and fantasize about different players in pinstripes. This year there are actually some formidable free agents ...

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A Seinfeld-Themed Look at the 2013 MLB Season


“You want to talk about hotels, or you want to win some baseball games?” George Costanza asked a youthful Derek Jeter and Bernie Williams in wake of the Yankees’ 1996 World Series win. “That is one magic loogie,” exclaimed Jerry as he discounted the inaccurate story of Keith Hernandez spitting on Kramer and Newman. “You know, George, ...

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Looking at how the Yankees did position by position in August


I've done three of these already, one for April, May, and June. I missed July, but I was busy and the Yankees were very bad so just assume I said some negative things. Anyway, things have turned around nicely to the point where the Yankees are actually in the Wild Card race. Let's take a look ...

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Time to start ‘kid’ding around


As much as I have always been an advocate for and fan of the farm system, I have never gone so far as to say the Yankees should play a prospect over a more qualified player just to let him develop. In the past, the Yankees have never been in a situation where they are ...

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A look at what the Yankees need at the trade deadline


The MLB trade deadline is officially three weeks away and the Yankees, this year more than most, are certainly going to need some help this year. They will be getting some players back within the next month, but that won't be enough. So let's take a look at what positions they need to prioritize the ...

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