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Should the Yankees try to sign Robinson Cano to an extension before the season? Following comments from Hal Steinbrenner that alluded to preliminary negotiations with the All Star second baseman, that question has been foremost on the minds of the team’s legion of fans. The best answer is the Yankees should have re-signed Cano last […]

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(The following was originally published at SB*Nation’s Pinstriped Bible) The headlines during Super Bowl week have included two scandals involving performance enhancing drugs: one involving Ray Lewis and the other featuring Alex Rodriguez. Considering the proximity to football’s big game,  Sports Illustrated’s report on Lewis’ alleged use of a banned substance was probably the most relevant story. […]

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Alex Rodriguez is at the center of another controversy. This time, the injured slugger is linked to Biogenesis, a Miami-area clinic that is widely suspected of dispensing HGH and other banned substances. Stop the presses. Although the report in the Miami NewTimes referenced several athletes in many different sports, the story has not surprisingly coalesced […]

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It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that baseball players are an inflationary commodity (click here for a yearly progression of highest paid players), but for those who need proof, baseball-reference.com has significantly bolstered its salary database with the addition of information from Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse. Dr. Haupert obtained his data by […]

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It’s been a very active winter meetings for major league baseball, but one team has been conspicuously silent. In the past, the Yankees were rumored to be involved with every big name free agent, regardless of need, but now, the team isn’t even considered a contender to retain its own players. Will Brian Cashman make […]

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Already eroded by free agent departures (actual and likely), the Yankees’ projected lineup for 2013 took another blow when it was announced that Alex Rodriguez could miss half the season following upcoming surgery on his left hip. Although an obvious setback to an offense already starved for right-handed power, the loss of Arod doesn’t mean […]

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What is the Yankees’ greatest area of need this off season? Finding a replacement for Nick Swisher in right field? How about a right handed DH to replace Andruw Jones or an offensive-oriented catcher to either replace or supplement Russell Martin? With Mark Teixeira becoming increasingly injury prone and Alex Rodriguez’ ability to play a […]

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