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No more fairy dust: What happened to Travis Hafner and Vernon Wells?

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The Yankees were much better than expected during the month of April and a large reason for that was the superb play of both Travis Hafner and Vernon Wells. However, since May Hafner both players have gone in the tank and the Yankees offense has followed it. Just take a look at the difference: Hafner in April: ...

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Across the AL: Yanks return to the Bronx to host King Felix and the Mariners

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Although the Yankees lost the first game of the Monday doubleheader against the Indians, they were able to shut out the Tribe in the second game, 7-0.  Between the two games, Yankees pitchers managed to limit the Indians to a total of one run – an impressive feat against a lineup that, coming into Monday, ...

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Brian Cashman is smart not to take credit for Yankees strong start, and other notes

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The Yankees had some big holes in the lineup going into the season and most weren't afraid to point them out. There was the drop-off behind the plate, in right field, and forget about plugging any hole with Vernon Wells as he was done and that was a horrible trade. Almost a month later and the ...

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Missed games in April could help the Yankees down the road, plus notes

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Spahn, Sain and pray for rain. The 1948 Braves had two good pitchers, Warren Spahn, and Johnny Sain, who were honored in a poem called "Pray for rain" because, well, that was the only way it was thought they could win. For the second day in a row the Yankees were rained out which hurts because the ...

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Bizarro Yankees Surviving Early Slate With Hitting, Not Pitching

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Heading into 2013, the Yankees most glaring weakness figured to be their offense. They led the major leagues in home runs in 2012 with 245, and coming into this season 200 of them were gone from the lineup. The major names missing? Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Nick Swisher, Russell Martin, Raul Ibanez, ...

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Vernon Wells provides early return for the Yankees

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(Syndicated from Pinstripe Pundits). We may be only seven games into the season, but Vernon Wells has shown some unexpected life with his bat. In his first 26 plate appearances, he’s hitting .381/.500/.762, leading the team in the latter two categories. I understand the quandary of reading into sample size performance, but Wells appears to have made an ...

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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 claim Sam Demel, waive Dan Otero, and other notes

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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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