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Former Yankees pitchers succeeding with current teams


While pitching has not really been an issue for the Yankees – as it has been their offense/run-production that has contributed to their recent struggles – several pitchers that once donned pinstripes have started the 2013 season with impressive performances.  This article is, in no way, trying to criticize the Yankees for the moves and ...

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Across the AL: Rangers, Astros Set to Meet on Opening Night of MLB

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With less than a week to go until the Texas Rangers visit Minute Maid Park on Sunday, March 31 to play the Houston Astros, the 2013 MLB season will be underway shortly.  The Rangers will be sending lefty Matt Harrison to the hill, while right-hander Bud Norris will start for the Astros in the team’s ...

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Rumor: Yankees had interest in Berkman, but he signed with Texas


The Yankees were interested in signing Lance Berkman to fill their vacant DH position, according to Ken Davidoff of the NY Post. Unfortunately, Berkman signed a one-year, $11 million deal with the Texas Rangers instead. Berkman played for the Yankees back in 2010 and let him walk after just 37 games, but they were interested in ...

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Quote: Berkman wanted Pettitte to pitch for the Cardinals

At a press conference to announce his comeback, Andy Pettitte said that his heart was in New York and that he was either coming back to the Bronx or not coming back at all. That didn't stop Lance Berkman, his former teammate with the Astros, from trying to recruit Pettitte to join him with the St. ...

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Lance Berkman Signs with the Cardinals

The Yankees acquired Lance Berkman, who had a no trade clause, at the trade deadline last season and part of getting him to waive that NTC was an agreement that they wouldn't pick up his $15 million option. It was then that we knew he wouldn't be staying long and yesterday he made it official ...

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Tomorrow is Last Day to Offer Free Agents Abritration

Tomorrow is the last day that teams can offer free agents arbitration. You know the deal, teams can get draft pick compensation by offering Type-A or B free agents arbitration if they reject it and sign somewhere else. If they aren't offered arbitration it doesn't matter where they sign, no draft pick compensation is awarded. The ...

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Yankees Rumors: Houston Doesn’t Want Berkman Back

Via Mark Berman of My Fox Houston: "I heard from Mike Moye (Lance Berkman's agent) and he inquired about whether we had interest in bringing Lance back and I was candid with him and told him it didn't fit for us," Wade said. "As much as we love and respect Lance and what he's done ...

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A List of the Yankees Type-A & B Free Agents

If you are unfamiliar with the free agent process, here is a quick run-down of how it works. Free agents fall into three different categories, there are type-A free agents (the best players), type-B free agents (not quite the elite), and everybody else. If a team has a type-A or B free agent and they offer them ...

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