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The Yankee beat: bad trades, no trades, and the lottery

Hiroki Kuroda got a rare 7-inning shutout thanks to the rain as the Yankees beat the Blue Jays 6-0 behind a 4-run 1st inning. The Yankees have now scored at least three runs in 42 consecutive games. Here is the recap and graph. Here is what the blogoshere was talking about today. • NoMaas.org calls out the Yankees ...

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Francisco Cervelli who? Stewart finding a role

It was an unexpected move that brought Chris Stewart to the Yankees. Francisco Cervelli seemed to have locked down the backup catcher role and the man whom was traded way in the Stewart deal, George Kontos, seemed poised to help the Yankees in the bullpen this season. It was a move that shocked Yankees fans. It ...

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Rumor: The Giants wanted Phelps for Stewart

The trade for Chris Stewart was confusing and somewhat bothersome because while George Kontos wasn't a great arm, he seemed like a lot to give up for an all glove, no hit catcher like Stewart. However if the Giants had their way, the Yankees would have given up even more. Apparently the Giants initial asking price ...

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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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A recap of how the Yankees finalized their roster

Things looked pretty set for the Yankees last week, but then Michael Pineda and Cesar Cabral got hurt and things changed a little bit. There were two spots open and a few people vying for them. Dewayne Wise and Jayson Nix were taken out of the picture pretty quickly, cleared waivers, and were sent to Triple-A. The ...

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Yankees trade Kontos for Stewart and send Cervelli to AAA

In a flurry of moves this afternoon, the Yankees made a few that don't make a whole lot of sense. It appears that Austin Romine will start the season on the DL with his back injury and the Yankees needed another catcher. So what they did was they traded George Kontos to the San Francisco Giants ...

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David Phelps makes the Yankees Opening Day roster

In the search for a longman out of the bullpen, the Yankees have decided to go with David Phelps, according to Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News. This doesn't actually mean that Adam Warren and D.J. Mitchell's chances are completely shot. The Yankees will likely announce later today that lefty Clay Rapada will make the roster, ...

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Deadline to set rosters is 5:00 pm Wednesday

The Yankees have until 5:00 pm on Wednesday to set their roster. 23 spots are locked in as long as nobody gets hurt in this afternoon's game against the Mets. The other two spots are expected to be two spots in the bullpen. The first one likely to go to lefty reliever Clay Rapada, but the ...

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