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Derek Jeter begins final home stand of his career

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When Derek Jeter told everyone in February that 2014 would be his final season, many thought "Oh, well Jeter still has six months of baseball to play." But with the Yankees realistically out of the postseason picture, it's become clear that these 12 games the Yankees have left on the calender are Jeter's final games, and these ...

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Are the Yankees retiring Derek Jeter’s number on Sunday?

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Earlier this evening, there was a rumor Derek Jeter's No. 2 was going to be retired during "Derek Jeter Day", a ceremony being held for the retiring captain before Sunday's game against the Kansas City Royals. However, retiring Jeter's number doesn't seem to be in the upcoming plans. Yankees director of media Jason Zillo recently released a statement, ...

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Yankees need to lock up David Robertson

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David Robertson isn't Mariano Rivera by any means necessary...but he has done a phenomenal job as the Yankees closer. He's been a fixture in the Yankees bullpen even before Mariano, and he took on responsibility as the newest closer in the post-Mariano Rivera era. Let's face it, if David Robertson goes onto the open market, ...

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2014 All-Star Week Begins!

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Well baseball fans, it's the week we've all been waiting for--and personally, it's one of my favorite times of year: It's the All-Star Break. Last year, the story-line was saying goodbye to Mariano Rivera in Queens, New York as the Mets hosted the midsummer classic. This year, the story-line is saying goodbye to Derek Jeter ...

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Yankees sticking with Beltran as the primary DH

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I'm still currently covering the third and final day of the MLB Draft, so the pregame notes are going to be a little short today. Here's the short version of today's main story:  Ever since Carlos Beltran returned from his elbow injury, he hasn't picked up a glove and he hasn't even thrown a ball. It ...

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Is the All-Star Game Ballot a popularity contest?

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The All-Star game, otherwise known as the "Midsummer Classic", is truly one of baseball's greatest spectacles--other than the postseason and World Series of course. The best players pack their bags, partake in pregame ceremonies and play a few innings until all of the players on the rosters are used. One thing that's been a tradition ...

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Robertson a one inning pitcher–for now

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During yesterday's game, it would have made sense to have David Robertson come on the mound for the four out save, territory that former closer Mariano Rivera had seen before. However, eyebrows were raised and minds were muddled when Joe Girardi bought out Shawn Kelley to face Albert Pujols, a day after Kelley threw 30 pitches ...

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Rivera prefers Pedroia over Cano in new book

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No one was expecting Mariano Rivera to release a book right after retiring from baseball, but hey--free time on your hands usually results to awesome things right away. The book was published today, but there was something interesting in the book that caught everyone's attention: if Rivera had to pick between Dustin Pedroia or Robinson ...

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