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In yesterday’s double header against the Cubs, the Yankees allowed no runs and nine hits while recording 17 strikeouts in 18 innings. It was the first time since 1987 that the Yankees swept a doubleheader without allowing a run, but the most impressive statistic wasn’t listed in the box score. It was the age of […]

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For the second straight season, there will be a lot of turnover in the Yankees’ Opening Day lineup. With the departure of Robinson Cano, who had started eight straight openers at second base, only two holdovers remain. Brett Gardner is making his sixth consecutive start in the outfield, but will shift back to left fielder after […]

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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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  Playoff Scenarios Brewers beat Braves in Wild Card game. Red Sox beat Royals in Wild Card game. Nationals beat Dodgers in NLDS. Cardinals beat Brewers in NLDS. Tigers beat Red Sox in ALDS Yankees beat Angels in ALDS Nationals beat Cardinals in NLCS. Tigers beat Yankees in ALCS. Nationals beat Tigers in World Series Regular Season Awards NL Cy Young: José Fernández NL MVP:  Carlos Gomez […]

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Forbes’ annual look at the business of baseball has become like a broken record…one that is music to the ears of the game’s 30 owners. According to Forbes’ 2014 survey, which is based on estimates for 2013, baseball franchises cumulatively increased in value by over $2 billion dollars, or nearly 9%. Compared to last year’s […]

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Major League Baseball is a meritocracy, except when it comes to blue chip prospects. Instead of promoting the most talented young players when they are ready for the big leagues, many teams conveniently wait a few extra months. These clubs usually attribute the delay to “seasoning”, but in such cases, their patience isn’t a virtue. […]

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Joe Girardi’s decision won’t be easy when it comes time to select the Yankees’ fifth starter, but not because the team is lacking in qualified candidates. The Yankees entered camp with four pitchers in the mix for the final slot in the rotation, and each one has performed well enough to win the competition. However, […]

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