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The Yankees have a much better team this year. There’s no question about it. What isn’t as clear, however, is the degree to which they needed to improve the team and whether they’ve done enough to return to the postseason. It’s hard to predict how good the Yankees can be in 2014 without revisiting just […]

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David Robertson may not be the heir apparent after all. According to ESPN New York, the Yankees are considering signing a “proven closer” to take over for Mariano Rivera instead of simply handing the role to his setup man. Is this a case of the Yankees opting for experience, or simply a lack of faith […]

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The Yankees summoned the ghosts of recent glory to honor Mariano Rivera, but there wasn’t enough magic from the past to prevent the team from being haunted by its present. In an emotional pre-game ceremony, a litany of modern pinstriped legends joined a sellout crowd to say goodbye and give thanks to Rivera. However, the […]

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Mariano Rivera, who has become a legend saving games in the ninth inning, ended his All Star career as a setup guy for Joe Nathan. Jim Leyland’s heart may have been in the right place, but the logic behind his epic blunder was horribly wrong. With the American League leading 3-0 in the bottom of […]

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In the past, the Yankees have been criticized for their less than enthusiastic interest in the All Star Game. This year, the voters returned the favor. Yankees’ All Star Game Selections by Year Note: Not every player actually appeared in the game. Source: baseball-reference.com Robinson Cano and Mariano Rivera are the only Yankees who will […]

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(The following was originally published at SB*Nation’s Pinstriped Bible) If you expected Mariano Rivera to be slowed by his recovery from off season knee surgery, shame on you. The 19-year veteran has shown now signs of letting up as he takes one final victory lap around the majors. In fact, it looks as if he may […]

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