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Riding the Pine: The New York Yankees bench 2012

There’s one glaring omission in the Yankees bench this year: we are missing having that one, big bat looming in the late innings capable of changing a game with one mighty swing. In years past, hitters such as Daryl Strawberry, Jesse Barfield, Chili Davis and Jorge Posada have lay in wait; chomping at the bit ...

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What to do with the Yankees DH situation

I wanted to focus on our Designated Hitter situation, both currently and what it might be after Brett Gardner comes back, and figure out if it is really best to trot out Andruw Jones on a regular basis against lefties. I also wanted to focus on how our current DH production matches Jesus Montero’s production ...

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Yankees celebrate Fenway anniversary with 5 homers

It took the Yankees bats a little while to wake up, but yesterday's five home run performance during the celebration of Fenway Park leaves them with 24 homers, the most in the major leagues. The homers tend to pile up quickly though when Curtis Granderson smacks three on Thursday night followed by a five homer outbreak ...

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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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Thoughts on the Yankees roster as we wait for the 1st pitch

At around 3:00 pm today, James Shields of the pesky Tampa Bay Rays will deliver the first pitch of the season to New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter, and let me tell you, I couldn’t be more excited to face a guy who threw eleven complete games last year. But before I get into the nitty ...

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Girardi plans on using Eduardo Nunez more this year

The season hasn't even started yet and Yankees manager Joe Girardi is already planning on giving Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter days off. Girardi says the plan is to sit the aging veterans early and often and use Eduardo Nunez in their place. That's why Nunez is expected to start this week against the Rays' ...

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Yankees didn’t have the budget for Mike Gonzalez

The Yankees were supposedly at budget before signing Andy Pettitte out of retirement last week. In fact, after signing Hiroki Kuroda there were rumors that they might not even have enough to sign both Eric Chavez and Raul Ibanez (obviously they did). So what happened in the case of Pettitte? They made an exception. As Brian ...

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