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Those who ignore history are denied the opportunity to repeat it. With apologies to George Santayana, that’s something Brian Cashman should keep in mind as the Yankees’ offense continues to struggle. Ten years ago, in May 2005, the Yankees hit a rough stretch that saw the team fall five games under .500 early in the […]

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Nathan Eovaldi throws hard and works cheap. He just isn’t very good at getting hitters out. Since 2011, the 25-year old right hander has ranked among the “leaders” in both baserunners and hard hit balls allowed, but, that didn’t stop the Yankees from making him a key part of their offseason blueprint. Who needs outs […]

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James Shields is headed to San Diego, and it didn’t take a mountain of cash to get him. Instead, the right hander signed a very reasonable four-year contract at a price commensurate with the value he has consistently provided during his career. So, why weren’t the Yankees interested in a player who would have fit well […]

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The Yankees haven’t had an active winter, but the one question they’ve reportedly been weighing is who will pitch the ninth inning next season. The choice has seemingly been narrowed down to incumbent David Robertson and lefty set-up man Andrew Miller, but what’s not as clear is the criteria the Yankees are using to make the […]

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The Yankees find themselves idle on Labor Day for the first time since 2005 and on only the second scheduled date in franchise history (1994 was victim to the strike, and rain postponed games in 1922, 1933, 1935). Considering how poorly this year’s offense has performed, the day off seems rather appropriate. Because of the team’s slumbering bats, […]

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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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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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