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The Yankees’ plan to slash payroll below the $189 million luxury tax threshold was destined to fail at inception. As early as last April, the Yankees were already back tracking toward the inevitable, even though many in the media remained fixated by the smokescreen that was left behind. However, with the signing of Masahiro Tanaka […]

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The Yankees are back. After lying relatively dormant for three off seasons, the Bronx Bombers have re-opened their heavy wallets by signing two of the winter’s top free agents. Entering the off season, the Yankees two biggest holes were behind the plate and in the outfield. In 2013, the Bronx Bombers ranked 26th in the […]

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How much is Robinson Cano really worth? According to various reports, the Yankees and their second baseman haven’t come close to answering that question. With the team’s current offer a reported $160 million for seven years, and Cano allegedly asking for nine years and $252 million, a deal doesn’t seem imminent. The Yankees and Cano […]

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Crime isn’t supposed to pay, at least not as much as Jhonny Peralta is going to make over the next four seasons. In August, Peralta was one of 12 players suspended by major league baseball for their involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. Today, he is the latest free agent to sign a lucrative long-term contract. […]

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The Yankees need Robinson Cano. Such an obvious statement should go without saying, but there has been growing sentiment among fans and media that suggests otherwise. According to this line of thinking, either Cano is not worth his rumored contract demands and/or the Yankees can not afford him. Does such an argument hold up to […]

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With spring training injuries ravaging the Yankees’ already thin 40-man roster, Brian Cashman has resorted to his best Claude Rains impersonation. In an attempt to fill the team’s many voids, the Yankees’ GM has resorted to “rounding up the usual suspects”, but based on the reaction to some of his recent moves, fans of the […]

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(The following was originally published at SB*Nation’s Pinstriped Bible) After me the deluge.” – attributed to Louis XV “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.” – General Douglas MacArthur Derek Jeter’s days in pinstripes are numbered. Ask anyone. Like an annual rite, this observation has become a part of Yankees’ Spring Training. Over the past four years, the […]

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