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Brian Cashman had a pretty good July. Without sacrificing the future, he was able to add four players who, at the very least, should allow the Yankees to remain near the pennant race, if not in it. Of course, considering the season’s late stage, and the consolidation of talent among the American League’s elite, these reinforcements could […]

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Michael Pineda put himself and the Yankees in a sticky situation when he took the mound in the second inning of last night’s game wearing a very noticeable swath of pine tar on his neck. The glistening goop was so noticeable, the big right hander would have been better off stealing the pine tar rag […]

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Francisco Cervelli is the hottest thing in Tampa. The Yankees’ back-up catcher has been tearing up the grapefruit league, and, apparently, it hasn’t gone unnoticed around the league. With several teams in the market for a backup catcher, trade rumors have begun to swirl around Cervelli, and his performance so far this spring has validated […]

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Lately, when the Yankees make news in Spring Training, it’s usually off the field. Over the last decade, there have been various press conferences to announce retirements or make controversial admissions, but rarely have the Bronx Bombers used the exhibition season to forge their roster. This year, however, the team’s braintrust will need every last […]

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There’s something disturbing about the recently released email exchanges between Randy Levine and Alex Rodriguez. On the surface, there’s nothing wrong with a team executive giving email pep talks to a star player, especially when both men have been unfairly maligned despite making enormous contributions to the franchise’s success. However, the communications between Levine and […]

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The following post was originally published at Bronx Banter. Sometimes, the best trades or free agent signings are the ones a team doesn’t make. Many Yankee fans seem to feel that way about the team’s decision to let Robinson Cano head west to Seattle. Is that wishful thinking? Perhaps, but considering the team’s eager willingness […]

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Plan $189 million is dead. Long live the Yankee dollar. The Yankees aren’t saying that, of course. On the contrary, just about every article dealing with the team’s free agent ambitions or acquisitions have been careful to cite anonymous sources who maintain the Yankees’ commitment to dipping below the luxury tax threshold. However, actions speak […]

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