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Keith Law has released his annual ranking of the top-100 prospects in professional baseball, and the Yankees managed to land only two players on the list. Aaron Judge (23rd) and Greg Bird (80th) were the Baby Bombers who made the cut, giving the Yankees their fewest number of entrants in Law’s ranking since 2010. Yankees’ Historical Representation […]

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ESPN prospect guru Keith Law thinks the Yankees’ farm system is “trending up”, but still not ready to be cultivated. Thanks to a strong 2013 draft and aggressive foray into the international market, Law was more optimistic about the Bronx Bombers’ stockpile of prospects, but still ranked the team’s minor league system toward the bottom third […]

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It’s official. With today’s loss, the Yankees will be heading home in October. However, 2014 hasn’t been a complete loss, at least not from a historical perspective. With one victory in the team’s final four games, the Bronx Bombers will secure a winning season for 22nd consecutive year. Longest Consecutive Winning Season Streaks, By Franchise […]

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The Oakland Athletics have underachieved all season. Even when they were playing well, the A’s winning percentage lagged their run expectancy by a historic margin. In mid-June, the deficit was the largest in the modern era, suggesting that, even though Oakland had the best record in the major leagues, the best was yet to come. […]

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For the second time in three years, the Red Sox have waived the white flag at the trade deadline, which wouldn’t be remarkable if they hadn’t captured a checkered flag in between. In a season already marred by historic failure from a defending champion, by selling off its team, Boston is now all but assured […]

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Brian Cashman had a pretty good July. Without sacrificing the future, he was able to add four players who, at the very least, should allow the Yankees to remain near the pennant race, if not in it. Of course, considering the season’s late stage, and the consolidation of talent among the American League’s elite, these reinforcements could […]

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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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