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Chase Whitley vs. Jacob deGrom? Maybe, in Durham, North Carolina for the 2014 Triple-A All Star Game, but certainly not New York City during the Subway Series. Guess again. Thanks to their early season success and a spate of injuries suffered by the Yankees and Mets, the two young right handers were diverted from Tobacco […]

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What you think of the Yankees’ pitching staff probably depends on the statistic used for evaluation. By traditional measures, the Bronx Bombers’ pitchers are decidedly mediocre, while more advanced metrics place them among the best in the league. What explains this divergence? And what does the variance portend? In terms of runs allowed per game, […]

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The Yankees have one of the worst run differentials in the major leagues, but still sit atop their division after 30 games. This unique juxtaposition is the result of some good luck and a very mediocre A.L. East. Can the Yankees count on these trends continuing throughout the year, or, will the division turn itself […]

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Who needs Robinson Cano? Apparently not the Yankees, who, at 15-10, will welcome their former All Star second baseman back to the Bronx as co-owners of the best record in the American League. The team’s early success has allowed many to overlook the absence of Cano, but a more careful inspection suggests the Yankees still […]

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The baseball world went more than 24 hours without a Tommy John surgery, but this morning, Yankees’ prospect Jose Campos helped reset the clock, joining a list that has grown to epidemic proportions. Tommy John was prominent during his day, but, with the recent spate of arm injuries, his name has never been more popular. In […]

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Jacoby Ellsbury’s return to Fenway Park wasn’t exactly a hero’s reception. Although the Red Sox properly honored their former centerfielder with a video montage before the game, the fans weren’t as generous. Most favored status in Red Sox Nation can be fleeting, especially when you return in the road grays of New York, but the […]

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The Yankees’ biggest challenge this offseason was replacing the lost production of third baseman Alex Rodriguez and second baseman Robison Cano. Compensating for both losses figured to take a team effort, but over the first three weeks of the season, one man, Yangervis Solarte, has provided all the answers. Solarte, a career minor leaguer who […]

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