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After Alex Rodriguez belted three home runs in Saturday’s game against the Twins, he credited Joe Girardi with aiding his resurgence. How did the Yankees’ manager thank Arod for those kind words? By benching him the next day. No irony or sarcasm was intended above. Although Arod’s praise was based on Girardi’s support during the winter, […]

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Last year, the Yankees had one of the worst offenses in baseball. This year, the Bronx Bombers’ bats rank among the best. How has the team’s lineup improved so significantly without making a big offseason acquisition? There but for the grace of “bad contracts” go the Yankees. The Yankees’ offense has been revived because Mark […]

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The Yankees can win the A.L. East, but, in order to do so, just about every question has to be answered affirmatively. And, the Yankees have plenty. Until recently, the Bronx Bombers’ offseason strategy was to eliminate doubts by wielding its financial strength like a bludgeon on the free agent market. Nowadays, there is a […]

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The Miami Marlins must be crazy. That seems to be the conventional wisdom in the wake of the franchise’s decision to commit $325 million dollars over 13 years to Giancarlo Stanton. But, is this reaction to an admittedly mind-boggling contract based upon sound analysis, or simply a visceral response to the exorbitant salaries of professional […]

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Derek Jeter’s farewell tour has been a victory lap for the Hall of Fame shortstop. In cities throughout baseball, fans have cast aside their loyalties to shower appreciation on the Yankees’ Captain, who spent most of the last 20 years helping the Bronx Bombers repeatedly beat their favorite teams. Although the fan response has been […]

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The Yankees’ biggest challenge this offseason was replacing the lost production of third baseman Alex Rodriguez and second baseman Robison Cano. Compensating for both losses figured to take a team effort, but over the first three weeks of the season, one man, Yangervis Solarte, has provided all the answers. Solarte, a career minor leaguer who […]

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Move over Alex Rodriguez. Clayton Kershaw is now the highest paid player in baseball history. At an average annual value of $30.7 million, the lefty’s seven year, $215 million contract extension (with an opt out after year five) has trumped the annuitized value of Rodriguez’ current deal. Although this probably isn’t the best week to […]

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