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Game 7: Opening Day, Rings, Godzilla Returns, and a 7-5 Win

What a day and what a game this afternoon as the Yankees opened the season at home in their usual classy fashion. The pre-game ceremonies for the first time since opening day 2001 included the Yankees receiving World Series rings. The first guy to receive his ring was Yankee trainer Gene Monhan who has taken a ...

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Former Yankees in Pictures

I was checking some new pictures of former Yankees. They look pretty weird so I thought I'd pass them along. Apparently the Yankees were keeping a lot of players from growing facial hair, especially Jason Giambi. We've got Johnny Damon in a Detroit Tigers uniform: Austin Jackson in a Detroit Tigers uniform (I like Granderson, but it ...

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Yankees Go On A ‘Sorry We Didn’t Re-sign Matsui’ Tour

Perhaps worried that they've alienated their Japanese market by not resigning their hero Hideki Matsui, the Yankees brought the World Series trophy with them to to Tokyo on Monday. Brian Cashman also called Matsui one of the best moves he's ever made. "I've had some successful signings in Japan; I've had some unsuccessful signings in Japan," ...

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Yankees Returning to Unsuccessful Ways of Decade?

Is it just me, or are the 2010 Yankees beginning to look a lot like the Yankees who didn’t win a World Series from 2001-2008? Nick Johnson was a likable guy but he had trouble staying healthy and Javier Vazquez didn’t pitch up to par — especially for a guy with high expectations. I wasn’t following ...

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Don't Pay for the Past

Last season, everyone knew the Yankees wanted to sign 2 pitchers.  The first one was obvious: CC Sabathia.  There was debate about who the second one should be, but in the end, most people agreed it came down to 2 choices: AJ Burnett or Derek Lowe. Burnett was coming off a good, though slightly inconsistent year ...

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Forget About Matsui, and Cameron Too

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After watching the Red Sox pick up John Lackey yesterday, Yankees fans might be thinking it’s time to bolster the offense. Well, with Hideki Matsui agreeing to sign with the Angels and Mike Cameron agreeing with the Red Sox, there goes two players the Yankees may have been thinking about picking up. Like my post on Roy Halladay and John ...

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So Long, Hideki

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Brian Cashman said in the beginning of the offseason that he wouldn't let postseason performance influence his personnel decisions, which, if you read between the lines, seemed to indicate that Hideki Matsui's MVP award was pretty much meaningless to how he would be evaluated. Well, it looks like Matsui will be going to the Angels for ...

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If Damon will DH, Yanks should consider Matsui

Two rumors floating around Yankee-Land today: that negotiations with Johnny Damon have heated up and that Hideki Matsui will eventually sign with the Yankees. The first rumor, that the Yankees are going to soon give Damon a final offer that might only be for one year, makes a lot of sense.  Right now, Damon needs the ...

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