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Brian McCann on Yankees bullpen, Eovaldi, pace-of-play and Prado

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With Brian McCann mentally and physically preparing for the 2015 season, he sat down with the New York Post and discussed his thoughts on Rob Manfred's desire of changing the pace of play, the state of the Yankees bullpen now that David Robertson is in Chicago, what he expects as a catcher from new Yankee ...

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Brian McCann plans to work on beating the shift

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As Brian McCann comes to Spring Training next week, there's no doubt he plans on improving his offensive game and help the Yankees contend for a postseason spot. But if there's one thing he wants to work on, it's finding a way for him to beat the shift. “Now that the shifting’s involved, it’s time for ...

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Five storylines going into Spring Training

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Spring Training is approximately two weeks away, and while everyone is gearing up towards the baseball season, the Yankees find themselves in a situation where new and recurring storylines are once again taking form. But what are the five biggest storylines coming into camp this season? 1. Can Alex Rodriguez return to form after a year-long ...

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What to expect from Brian McCann

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Yesterday, we discussed what the Yankees could expect from Justin Wilson coming into the season. Today, we begin our evaluation of the Yankees offense, starting with catcher Brian McCann. McCann, who is in his second year of a five-year contract, had a sub-par 2014 season, but he looks to turn things around as he begins ...

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What to expect from Justin Wilson

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Yesterday, we discussed what the Yankees could expect from Chase Whitley as he comes to camp vying for either a job as a starter or as a reliever. Today we discuss Justin Wilson, a player who was acquired earlier in the offseason in exchange for catcher Francisco Cervelli. When many entered the 2014 offseason, the ...

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David Carpenter looks to thrive in Yankees bullpen

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When David Carpenter was traded to the Yankees on New Years Day, no one was a bigger supporter of the deal than Carpenter's old Atlanta Braves teammate Brian McCann. And now that he's reunited with his old teammate and friend, Carpenter hopes to back-up McCann's praises and impress the Yankees front office once the season ...

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What to expect from Nathan Eovaldi

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Yesterday, we glanced at what David Carpenter did in his last two seasons and what we could expect from him during the 2015 campaign. Today, we're moving back to the starting rotation and talking about another player the Yankees acquired via trade this offseason, Nathan Eovaldi. When the Yankees needed starting pitching for the rotation, they ...

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Yankees begin their transition to the youth movement

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  The main Achilles heel in the Yankees organization hasn't been the starting pitching, bullpen or even the offense. It's their lack of young talent in the Yankees farm system. However, this offseason the Yankees finally started a youth movement and have made trades that brought back young quality arms--and a very young shortstop. “We’re much deeper ...

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