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Jayson Nix is now a Tampa Bay Ray

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For the last two seasons the Yankees relied on Jayson Nix's glove and versatility whenever a Yankee needed a day off, whether it be Derek Jeter or Robinson Cano. The Yankees could have given Nix a contract to stay for the 2014 campaign but instead they designated him for assignment and he became a free ...

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Deep Thoughts on the Yankees-Rays Series

Ray-fan has two explanations ready to go following a series with the Yankees.  If you listen to Tampa Bay local AM radio sports-blather as religiously as I do, you get to a point where you can commit the following themes to memory.  After a Rays victory; “Yankees bad, payroll too high, bad for baseball, Joe ...

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Quote: Rays used shift against pretty much everybody

It was a bit odd to see the Rays shift so significantly against Curtis Granderson on Opening Day, but by the end of the weekend it became normal to see the Rays use a shift in some form or another against nearly every player in the lineup. “That’s a defense I’ve never seen before,” Nick Swisher ...

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Rays preview: Tampa Bay is the New Boston (w/o the $$$)

Last September, the Rays staged a miracle comeback versus the Yankees.  Down 7-0 in the 7th inning, Evan Longoria homered off Cory Wade to cap a six run 7th inning.  Dan Johnson, who was batting .108, then connected for a homerun in the 9th to tie it.  In the 12th, just as Boston blew a ...

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The Yankee beat: D-Rob’s charity, No. 1 in MLB, Red Sox death

The winter is finally over and the Yankees have returned to action. But they lost 7-6 to the Rays when Mariano Rivera blew a save, CC Sabathia wasn't sharp, and Joe Girardi made some questionable moves. Here is what the blogosphere was talking about today. Bleeding Yankee Blue is selling t-shirts and giving $1 from each ...

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Yankees Off Monday Before Opening Day; AL East Recap

As the Yankees get ready for opening day tomorrow (1pm EST Pettitte vs E. Santana) the Red Sox, Orioles, Rays, and Blue Jays all played Monday. Boston 2 Minnesota 5 The Grand-Opening of the Twins new ballpark, Target Field. Joe Mauer (MIN): 3/5 2 RBI Jason Kubel (MIN): 3/4 HR 2 RBI Carl Pavano (W): 6 IP 4 hits 1 ...

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Game 6: Yankees Improve to 2 for 2 in Rubber Games, Top Rays 7-3

Game six did not have the same feel early as game five which had CC Sabathia going in the 8th inning with a no-hitter. This time the Rays got on the board rather quickly as they scored two runs in the first inning. The Yankees responded in the top of the second with a run ...

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Game 5: CC Flirts with the No-No; Yankees blank Rays 10-0

If you were a Yankee fan watching this game chances are you didn't move for a good two-three innings while CC Sabathia put together a great rebound performance after his shaky first start vs Boston. Actually great is probably an understatement since he went 7 2/3 innings before allowing a single to Kelly Shoppach  (who ...

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