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Yankees are 0-3. But so are the Red Sox


I don’t think anyone expected the Yankees to open up by getting sweeped in three games by the Tampa Bay Rays. Less people would have guessed that another AL East powerhouse, the Boston Red Sox, would have been swept as well. Both the Yankees and ‘Sox lost to American League tough guys on opening weekend. The Red Sox had a…

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American League Preview


Did Brian Cashman’s power move vault the Yankees to the front of the pack? The Tampa Rays trot out a quality starter every day. Anaheim’s State Farm Angels of Los Angeles made big noise during Hot Stove The Texas Rangers believe in Yu.  Do you?  (See what I did there) After a collapse and offseason for the ages, where does Boston…

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Detroit’s Victor Martinez Done For The Season


Victor Martinez recently tore his ACL during offseason conditioning and it looks like he will not return to the diamond until 2013 season.  The part time catcher / part time DH / full time raker was working out in preparation for the upcoming baseball season when the injury occurred.  Bad news for the Tigers, as Martinez has been one of…

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Yankees owner says team let their fans down


I tend to agree. Hal Steinbrenner went on record today that the 2011 New York Yankees let down their fans. He’s right. We had a strong regular season, our offense looked unstoppable, we caught lightning in a bottle with Freddy Garcia and Bartolo Colon, and it was supposed to be an inevitable march to a showdown with the Philadelphia Phillies.…

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Justin Verlander unanimously wins AL Cy Young award


As everyone expected, Justin Verlander won the AL Cy Young Award today. No arguments here from this Yankees fan. Verlander had a season for the ages, going 24-5 with a nice low 2.40 ERA. You really can’t do much better than that pitching in the American League. Some could say he won the award based on his impeccable record and…

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Joe Torre: Posada plays in the Bronx or nowhere


Joe Torre will always be wrapped up in Yankees news. Today is no different. When asked about Jorge Posada, he said, rightfully so, that he can’t see Posada playing anyplace else other than New York. From this blogger’s perspective, he’s right. Jorgie finished this season with a solid last quarter and a good playoffs, batting .421 vs Detroit. The problem…

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Choke City. Yankees big bats blow it in the playoffs.


Pitching was decent but our heavy hitters were absent in the playoffs Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, and Nick Swisher all batted under .200 in the post season Arod ended the season with a strikeout for the second consecutive season Ivan Nova and AJ Burnett both put together solid performances Brett Gardner and Jorge Posada were our offensive stars in the…

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