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While Alex Rodriguez and Brian Cashman continue to dicker over the third baseman’s reinstatement to the active roster, the Yankees are set to welcome back the man they traded for Arod 10 years ago. The acquisition of Alfonso Soriano juxtaposed against the Rodriquez saga might seem like an amusing coincidence, but both events say quite […]

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After getting off to a historic start in April, the Yankees offense has hit the skids in May. As a result, the team’s output per game has dropped precipitously, declining from 5.5 runs in the opening month to 3.6 in the current one. So, naturally, everyone wants to know why. Not surprisingly, the media has […]

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Yesterday, catchers stepped out from behind the plate and into the headlines. Early in the afternoon, word of Jason Varitek’s pending, but inevitable, retirement surfaced. Then, news came that the Royals had agreed to a five-year deal with 21-year old backstop Salvador Perez. Finally, the day concluded with a report stating the Cardinals and Yadier […]

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A St. Louis Cardinals’ All Star is entering the final year of his contract and has given the team until the end of the spring to negotiate an extension. Talk about déjà vu all over again. Granted, Yadier Molina doesn’t come close to the stature of Albert Pujols, but during his seven years with the Cardinals, […]

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After days of dickering over terms, the Yankees and Pirates have all but consummated the A.J. Burnett trade. Although the final details haven’t been revealed, make no mistake about it, the real prize for the Bronx Bombers is simply getting rid of Burnett, not only because it will remove a growing distraction, but also give Phil […]

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After all the pomp and circumstances that surrounded Derek Jeter’s pursuit of the milestone, have the Yankees had their fill of players approaching 3,000 hits? According to Joel Sherman, one of the main reasons the Yankees have shied away from a reunion with Johnny Damon is because the veteran is only 277 hits from reaching […]

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Although the Yankees are trying to apply leverage in the A.J. Burnett trade talks, it seems inevitable that the right hander will be dealt before pitchers and catchers report to Tampa on Sunday. Considering how stealthy Brian Cashman has been of late, it’s hard to believe he would have allowed the negotiations to become public […]

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