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A Seinfeld-Themed Look at the 2013 MLB Season

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“You want to talk about hotels, or you want to win some baseball games?” George Costanza asked a youthful Derek Jeter and Bernie Williams in wake of the Yankees’ 1996 World Series win. “That is one magic loogie,” exclaimed Jerry as he discounted the inaccurate story of Keith Hernandez spitting on Kramer and Newman. “You know, George, ...

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Former Yankees pitchers succeeding with current teams

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

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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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Former Yankees Transitioning into New Roles, Teams

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With the Yankees currently in Cleveland for a four-game series, players and fans alike were able to get an up-close look at Nick Swisher donning an Indians uniform in Monday’s 11-6 win over the Tribe.  Swisher, now the starting first baseman in Cleveland, went 1-3 yesterday with two walks and a run scored.  With a ...

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

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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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Yankees roster nearly set as David Aardsma is DFA’d

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The Yankees 25-man roster is not official yet, but it is all but set after the Yankees made a slew of moves following their final spring exhibition game against a pro team today. They play Army in West Point on Saturday before opening the season against the Red Sox on Monday. The most surprising news of ...

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Rafael Soriano signs a 2-year, $28 million deal with the Nationals

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Rafael Soriano is officially not coming back to the Yankees next year as the closer has signed a two-year, $28 million deal with the Washington Nationals, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. The deal also includes a vesting option for a third year worth another $14 million that will kick in if he finishes a ...

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Rumor: Yankees would be interested if Soriano’s price tag drops low enough

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The Yankees turned down Scott Boras' one-year offer for Rafael Soriano, but that doesn't mean they are definitely against re-signing him. According to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com, they have not completely closed the door on the idea and a source said they were simply not interested "right now." Soriano missed out on $12.5 million of the ...

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