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How Brett Gardner’s injury changes the Yankees roster

It was a little bit of a surprise to see that the Yankees called up reliever Cody Eppley when Brett Gardner went on the DL with a strained elbow and not another outfielder. Apparently, Yankees manager Joe Girardi thought that they needed a reliever more than an outfielder and is comfortable using a platoon of ...

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Yankees put Gardner on DL with strained elbow

The Yankees announced after their 6-5 loss to the Twins Wednesday night that they have put outfielder Brett Gardner on the 15-day DL with a strained left elbow, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com. “We will have to sit him down for a while,” Joe Girardi told Marchand. “We’ll try to get him back after 15 ...

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Defensive shortcomings hurt Yankees rotating DH plan

I strongly disliked the Jesus Montero-Michael Pineda for many reasons.  Pineda’s weak second half in 2011 scared me.  Shipping away a 22-year-old hitter who was tailor made for Yankee Stadium angered me.  Trading a near sure-thing for a question mark with potential made me feel that Brian Cashman’s legacy now depends on the success or ...

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Jeter and A-Rod’s transition to DH has begun

We've been discussing it for years but it is finally happening. Derek Jeter is slowly beeing weened out of his shortstop position and Alex Rodriguez isn't far behind him. Last night, Yankees manager Joe Girardi started Jeter at DH while allowing Eduardo Nunez to start at short against the lefty and expect that to just keep ...

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In hindsight Pineda trade was not necessary

Count me among the people who thought that Brian Cashman had pulled a heist at the time of the Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi for Michael Pineda and Jose Campos deal. Hindsight is 20/20, but knowing what we know now it makes less sense. The Yankees went on to sign Hiroki Kuroda and Andy Pettitte, Noesi has ...

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Lineup Optimization: the Yankees’ 2012 Lineup

Tom Tango’s “The Book,” a sabermetrician’s bible of sorts, has an entire section devoted to lineup optimization. Is your team getting the most out of their offensive players on the basis of where they hit every day? Is your team sacrificing potential runs because they live by conventional wisdom? Read here if you’d like to ...

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A look at the Yankees potential Opening Day roster

Yesterday was the first day that position players had to report to spring training, but the first day is really just them reporting to camp and taking physicals. So today is the real start of full blown spring training and we are just six days away from games. On this first full day of spring training, ...

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Yankees 2011/2012 offseason review

The Yankees went into this offseason without a lot of holes in the roster. The entire lineup was expected to return, except for Jorge Posada who was expected to be replaced by Jesus Montero. Of course Montero got traded. After all, the Yankees had a few free agents, none of them were major though, and most ...

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