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10 Players who could make $189 million in 2014 more palatable

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Assuming no trades occur, the Yankees have 11 shoe-ins for the 2014 active roster. Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, CC Sabathia, Derek Jeter, Ichiro Suzuki, Brett Gardner, David Robertson, David Phelps, Eduardo Nunez, Ivan Nova, and Francisco Cervelli (or Chris Stewart). Those contracts add up to about $110 million. There is also a tax in the ...

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BBDP: Yankees Top 10 Outfield Prospects


Outfield prospects have not been a strong suit for the Yankees organization since Brett Gardner and Melky Cabrera were coming up. Now there is a new batch of prospects knocking on the door and the organizational depth at the position is actually pretty extraordinary. Hopefully, somewhere in there lies a replacement for Nick Swisher and Curtis Granderson. ...

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Photo: Yankees haze dressed up as Star Wars characters

In the name of rookie hazing, the Yankees dressed their rookies up as characters from Star Wars. New trainer Mark Littlefield as Chewbacca, Adam Warren as Han Solo, David Phelps as Princess Leia, Melky Mesa as Darth Vader, Cody Eppley as Luke Skywalker, and Kenji Nimura (Hiroki Kuroda's interpretor on his knees) as Yoda. Photo via Meredith ...

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Ibanez powers Yankees to marathon 14 inning victory

Raul Ibanez turned back the clock to a time when he didn't suck and helped the Yankees overcome a four-run 13th inning deficit to beat the Athletics 10-9 in 14 innings at the stadium Saturday. It was a crazy game that lasted nearly six hours starting with Ivan Nova and included eight relievers. Nova only lasted 2.1 innings ...

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On the Yankees and September call-ups

In just two days Major League Baseball rosters will expand from 25 to 40 players which means that a lot of teams will have much different looking rosters and the Yankees are no exception. Before we get into who will be called up, we have to realize that the Yankees 40-man roster currently has 48 players ...

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BBDP April 14th: Nuding is the new Tebowing

BBDP MVP: Zachary Nuding Just kidding, but that would be entertaining wouldn't it? Nuding is a lesser known pitcher in High-A Tampa with great stuff. He was originally brought in as a reliever, but his repertoire was so good the coaches felt they had to give him a shot in the rotation. Last year he had ...

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BBDP April 7, 2012: Trenton Thunders their way to seven homeruns

BBDP MVP: Rob "R-Ly" LyerTriple-A Empire State L 0-4 vs Syracus. L: Manny Banuelos Francisco Cervelli: 0/4, K (.000). It's been a while since Cevelli has had an o-for streak this bad. Brandon Laird: 0/4, K Colin Curtis: 1/4 Manny Baneulos: 3.1 IP, 11 H, 4 ER, BB, 2 K, HR (10.8 ERA). Tough outing. Trenton: W 11-2 vs New ...

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Zoilo Almonte and the future of right field in the Bronx

There is a lot to like about Zoilo Almonte. He has excellent tools, including solid speed, developing solid power, and very good arm. Zoilo has had an interesting pattern of moving through the minors since 2010. I have followed him since the beginning of 2010, when he began to break out in a major way. Starting ...

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