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Hideki Matsui joins Yankees front office as Special Advisor to the General Manager

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Hideki Matsui has an impressive baseball career and has been titled many things, including the 2009 World Series MVP. But now Matsui has a new title under his belt: Special Advisor to General Manager Brian Cashman. Matsui will spend the year roving the minor league system and will work on hitting with the Yankees prospects. Matsui ...

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Video: Hideki Matsui career highlights

It's been an extremely quiet day in Yankee-land, so I decided to go through the Yankees vault on YouTube to pick out some video. Today in 2005, the Yankees signed Hideki Matsui to a four-year extension, which went right to 2009. It was a pretty good contract extension for the Yankees since it ended ...

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Yankees roster has changed dramatically since 2009


Five years ago today, the New York Yankees won the 2009 American League pennant, advancing to the World Series and defeating the Philadelphia Phillies for their 27th World Series championship, the most in baseball history. The Yankees had one of the most powerful rosters that season and you would think the team wouldn't have changed much ...

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Highlights from 2014 Old Timers Day

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Old Timers Day is always a fun event, it's where the players that had an impact on Yankees history gather to play an innocent ball game. Goose Gossage was honored with a plaque in Monument Park, the old timers got some at-bats in, Hideki Matsui pitched and there were some laughs. Here were the highlights of ...

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Offense gets to R.A. Dickey in 10-6 loss to Blue Jays

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The Yankees were able to get to R.A. Dickey early, but the bullpen couldn't hold the lead as the Yankees fell to the Blue Jays 10-6 at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. The offense scored six runs in the first two innings; in the first inning a Derek Jeter walk and singles from Carlos Beltran, Alfonso Soriano ...

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Hideki Matsui to be a guest instructor

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Godzilla is back! Well, not to play in a game but Hideki Matsui will be a guest hitting instructor for the Yankees this Spring. The Yankees offered him the position last season but Matsui deferred due to the birth of his child. Although Matsui won't come out of retirement, his presence will be huge, ...

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My five favorite moments from the 2013 season

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So we all know how the 2013 season ended for the Yankees (it wasn't good) but just because the year ended poorly, doesn't mean that there weren't any good moments in the 2013 season. The moments that occurred in 2013 were so special that it almost took the sour taste from Yankees fans mouths that ...

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No more fairy dust: What happened to Travis Hafner and Vernon Wells?


The Yankees were much better than expected during the month of April and a large reason for that was the superb play of both Travis Hafner and Vernon Wells. However, since May Hafner both players have gone in the tank and the Yankees offense has followed it. Just take a look at the difference: Hafner in April: ...

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