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Hot Stove: Yankees DFA Preston Claiborne and acquire Gonzalez Germen from Mets


Just an hour after trading away David Phelps and Martin Prado, the Yankees are at it again, this time letting one of their own go and getting a young arm from their crosstown rival. According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, the Yankees have designated pitcher Preston Claiborne for assignment. Claiborne has seen time with ...

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Roger Clemens makes debut on Hall of Fame ballot

In what surely will be a highly debated topic, former Yankee Roger Clemens will be on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time this year. Clemens was of course outed as a steroid user in the Mitchell Report. His name was in the report 82 times and it stated that during the 1998, 2000, and ...

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The 2009 Bullpen in Historical and Statistical Perspective

Following up on my comparison between the terrific 2009 rotation with those of the late 1990s, this post assesses the sterling 2009 bullpen and gauges its performance along side the late 1990s dynasty. As with the rotation, the 2009 bullpen compares rather favorably with most years, including the tremendous 1998 team. As with last week’s ...

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