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It’s not how well you pitch, but when you pitch well. Just ask Homer Bailey and Phil Hughes. Since making their major league debuts in 2007, Bailey and Hughes have compiled nearly identical career numbers. The similarity is fitting when you consider the two right handers have been closely aligned since each pitcher was selected […]

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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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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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When Brian Cashman said “everyone is replaceable”, he wasn’t kidding. Less than 12 hours after Robinson Cano spurned the pinstripes for the “greener” pasture of Seattle, the Bronx Bombers welcomed Carlos Beltran into the fold. Easy come, easy go. Yankee fans may have been floored by Cano’s decision to accept a 10-year, $240 million “partnership” […]

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Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball have reached a new posting agreement apparently designed for one purpose: thwart the Yankees and other free spenders from signing Masahiro Tanaka. However, a careful examination of the details suggests the resolution could come back to haunt the small market teams who reportedly pushed for its implementation. Under […]

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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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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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