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Ichiro signing might be more evidence of Yankees front office rift, and lots of notes

ichiro-suzuki

It was a little curious this offseason when after the Yankees refused to offer anybody a multi-year contract and even turned down a reasonable one-year offer from Russell Martin only to see them sign a 39-year-old Ichiro Suzuki to a two-year deal. Sure, Ichiro finished very strong while he was with the Yankees, but in his ...

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Yankees off to slow start, but it’s not time to panic

robinson-cano

Before the season started the two things that we expected to be good from the Yankees were Robinson Cano and the pitching staff. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case the first week of the season and they have gotten off to a slow 2-4 start. That doesn't mean that it's time to panic or give up on ...

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Yankees call Phil Hughes off DL early to make Saturday start, plus notes

phil-hughes

With the Yankees now off to a 1-3 start to the season, they are pulling out the stops and have activated Phil Hughes off of the DL early and have sent David Phelps to the bullpen for Saturday afternoon's start. To make room for Hughes on the roster, the Yankees sent Cody Eppley down to the ...

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Yankees set record with $230.4M payroll, money not well spent, plus notes

Alex Rodriguez

A lot of people, myself included, have accused the Yankees of caring more about profits than winning this offseason, but despite that they will set a record with their payroll at $230.4 million this offseason. While that is technically true it is how they've spent their money, with relatively little money committed after this season limiting ...

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Some thoughts on CC Sabathia’s velocity, A-Rod, the catchers, and injury updates

C+C+Sabathia

Even going back to his days with the Cleveland Indians, CC Sabathia has always an easy choice to tab as the Opening Day starter. He's a leader, a workhorse, and a damn good pitcher. Unfortunately he doesn't do well pitching on Opening Day. Look at these lines from the past few Opening Days: 2013: 5 IP, 8 H, ...

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Yankees claim Sam Demel, waive Dan Otero, and other notes

Sam+Demel

The Yankees announced that they have claimed righty reliever Sam Demel off waivers from the Houston Astros and designated righty Dan Otero for assignment to make room for him on the 40-man roster. Demel, 27, has played in parts of three seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks. In 63.2 innings he has a 4.95 ERA with a ...

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Yankees sign Overbay, claim a reliever and cut a good prospect, plus injury updates

lyle-overbay

It was a busy day for the Yankees yesterday, but not a pretty one. The Yankees began the day yesterday by claiming right handed reliever Dan Otero off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.. Then they made the Vernon Wells trade official by sending outfielder Exicardo Cayones and lefty reliever Kramer Sneed to the Angels. They continued ...

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Jeter done with the Grape Fruit League, and other rumors & notes

Derek Jeter

No big news today so we'll start with Derek Jeter. Yesterday I mentioned that he could start the season on the DL and that looks even more likely today. Jeter is done playing in Grape Fruit League games and if he does play again before the season starts it'll be with one of the minor league ...

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