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Across the AL: Opening Day Recap

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The date is April 2, 2013, which means Opening Day has come and gone.  The 2013 Major League Baseball season has finally begun and is already off to an exciting start.  To lessen the blow of the rival Red Sox defeating the Yankees, 8-2, this article will not even mention the soon-to-be-forgotten game any more ...

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Price, Dickey win the Cy Young award

The BBWAA didn't agree with me and instead picked Rays pitcher David Price for the American League Cy Young Award and it picked Mets knuckleballer, the first in history, R.A. Dickey for the National League Cy Young. Price did have a great season. He lead the AL with a 2.56 ERA and had a 8.7 K/9 ...

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Thoughts on the 2012 AL Cy Young race

Unlike the American League MVP race, the Cy Young race is a bit more up in the air. Justin Verlander lead with a 6.8 WAR, but Felix Hernandez was right behind him and David Price had a better ERA. Jered Weaver also needs to be considered as he finished with a sub-3.00 ERA and won 20 games. Those ...

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Sabathia Had Tough Night Thanks to Skewed Strike Zone

Via Ian O'Conner of ESPN New York: (CC Sabathia's) long, frustrating journey started with three walks and 27 pitches in the first. At the end of that inning, Sabathia approached Davis and asked, "How far am I missing?" The ump put his thumb and index finger an inch apart and said, "By that much." Sabathia kept trying in ...

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A Quick Look at the AL MVP Possibilities

For about a month now Yankees fans have been chanting 'MVP, MVP' during most of Curtis Granderson's at bats and the few fans that haven't gotten behind him as the MVP have turned to Robinson Cano as their favorite for the award. It's safe to say that if it were up to us that one of ...

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A Quick Look at the Detroit Tigers

After all is said and done with the regular season, the Yankees have drawn the Detroit Tigers as their first round opponent in the ALDS, a team that everyone feared in the first round thanks to their ace Justin Verlander. There is more to the Tigers than just one pitcher though so I thought I'd ...

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MLB All-Star Game: What My Ballot Looks Like

Based on early voting it seems like it could the Yankees vs. the NL All-Stars. Yankees fans vote and vote often it seems like. The bottom line though is that the All-Star voting is more of a popularity contest than a true telling of who the best players are. So I decided to take my ballot ...

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2 Reasons Why Hughes and Joba Should Remain Starters

This offseason we've seen a couple of young ace pitchers, Felix Hernandez and now Justin Verlander, get locked up for the long-term. Those two moves should serve as a good reminder to the Yankees that it is important for the team's long-term success that Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes become starters. In an offseason where there ...

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