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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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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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