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Yankees 2014-15 Offseason in Review

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Last offseason, the Yankees spent nearly $500 Million to boost the offense (Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran) and the rotation (Masahiro Tanaka). However, this offseason they took a more economical approach, an approach that had fans questioning whether this was George Steinbrenner's Yankees or the economical Yankees. Believe it or not, this offseason was ...

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What to expect from Chris Capuano

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Yesterday, we glimpsed at what impact Dellin Betances could make to the ball club in 2015. Today, we shift focus to Chris Capuano, a pitcher who didn't start the 2014 season with the Yankees but made an impact to the rotation when it was bombarded with injuries. So, with his 2014 season behind him, what ...

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Yankees don’t need to spend money for starting pitching

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This morning, Max Scherzer shocked Major League Baseball when he signed a seven-year, $210 Million (half-deferred) deal with the Washington Nationals, ending the Scherzer in Yankee pinstripes pipe dream. Truth be told: the Yankees were never in the Max Scherzer sweepstakes to begin with. Scherzer's price from the beginning was just over $200 Million and the Yankees ...

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Top 10 Yankees under Joe Torre and Joe Girardi ranked by WAR

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There are many ways to determine how valuable a player is to a team. You could judge by home runs, RBI's, OBP or slugging percentage. But one of the surefire ways to determine how valuable a player is, is by their WAR (Wins Above Replacement). Of course, WAR isn't perfect and old school baseball analysts ...

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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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Hot Stove Rumor: Cole Hamels gives Yankees, eight other teams permission in trade talks

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Cole Hamels has a no-trade clause in his contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, but after reports came out Hamels wanted to venture elsewhere, he started listing the few teams where he wouldn't mind being traded to, and the Bronx Bombers were on the list. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Cole Hamels gave the Yankees and ...

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A week in review: Claiborne, Kuroda, luxury tax and Rodriguez

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Every year around Christmas, the holiday cheer is at a maximum and baseball news slows down to a halt. It was the same scenario this year where the Yankees did next to nothing this week, but they lost a few players, were hit with a hefty bill and one ex-Yankee has faith in Alex Rodriguez's ...

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Hot Stove: Hiroki Kuroda to return to Japan for 2015 season

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After spending seven seasons in the Major Leagues with the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees, Hiroki Kuroda is going to Japan to finish his career. A news article from Japan (tweeted by N. Diunte of Examiner.com) said Hiroki Kuroda was going to sign with NBP Hiroshima, ending his tenure in the United States. Kuroda turns ...

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