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The Yankees made several questionable decisions during the offseason. Signing Brett Gardner to a contract extension wasn’t one of them. At the time, locking the speedy outfielder up for four additional years seemed like a low risk move, but with Gardner emerging as the Yankees’ best position player, the long-term deal looks better and better […]

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There’s a wolf in Bud Selig’s hen house of parity. It just happens to be wearing sheep’s clothing. With a winning percentage of only .600, and a roster lacking many household names, the Oakland Athletics don’t exactly resemble a juggernaut. However, in complete defiance of league-wide mediocrity, or perhaps because of it, the A’s are […]

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After 62 games, the Yankees are a .500 team…and lucky to be so. The Bronx Bombers have been outscored by 31 runs, which equates to an expected winning percentage of .450, or three wins fewer than the team has now. Being outscored by one-half run per game might not seem significant, but the cumulative differential […]

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Your browser does not support iframes. Who is Jacob Lindgren? The Yankees’ first selection in yesterday’s draft is probably an unknown to most fans, but because the 5’ 11” left hander was recently converted to a reliever, the initial reaction from many Yankee fans has been disappointment. Lindgren may not profile as an early round […]

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You can add the bullpen to the Yankees’ growing list of problems. Until recently, the relief corps had probably been the most reliable part of the team, but after three consecutive losses in which the Yankees succumbed late in the game, Joe Girardi can’t take anything for granted. Yankees Winning Percentage with Late Leads, 1996-2014 […]

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It wasn’t the best start of Phil Hughes’ career, but it probably was one of the most satisfying. Not only did the Twins’ right hander shut down his former team, but he did so at Yankee Stadium, which had become a house of horrors for Hughes over the past few seasons. Phil Hughes Road/Home Splits, […]

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Defending a World Series title isn’t always easy. The 2014 Boston Red Sox can attest. Last year’s World Series victors just completed a 10-game skid, becoming only the fifth defending champion to post a double-digit losing streak. Can they recover in their title defense? The track record of teams with such a long stretch of […]

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