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The following post was originally published at Bronx Banter. Sometimes, the best trades or free agent signings are the ones a team doesn’t make. Many Yankee fans seem to feel that way about the team’s decision to let Robinson Cano head west to Seattle. Is that wishful thinking? Perhaps, but considering the team’s eager willingness […]

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The following was originally published on November 11, 2010. Baseball and the United States military have been closely intertwined since the days of the Civil War, both in myth and reality. Even if the game wasn’t really invented by Major General Abner Doubleday (ahem, Mr. Selig), a hero of Fort Sumter, the hundreds of baseball […]

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The Yankees summoned the ghosts of recent glory to honor Mariano Rivera, but there wasn’t enough magic from the past to prevent the team from being haunted by its present. In an emotional pre-game ceremony, a litany of modern pinstriped legends joined a sellout crowd to say goodbye and give thanks to Rivera. However, the […]

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It’s been a choppy ride for the Yankees in 2013, but their slim playoff hopes have been kept afloat by a life raft: the Toronto Blue Jays. Many expected the Yankees and Blue Jays to battle for supremacy in the A.L. East, but instead, the Bronx Bombers have used Toronto to prop up their lagging […]

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The Yankees have reached the three-quarter pole, and their position in the pennant race is an unfamiliar one. Instead of leading the field, the Bronx Bombers find themselves stalking a wide field that includes a few thoroughbreds as well as a couple of dark horses. And, among all the contenders, the Yankees may be the […]

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One of the most prominent figures in all of sports, whose controversial tenure with the Yankees kept the tabloids in business, was given an unprecedented suspension from an overzealous commissioner who grossly overstepped his authority in handing down the ban. Although that neatly sums up the ongoing Alex Rodriguez saga, it could just as easily […]

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  Hiroki Kuroda is the Yankees’ best starter. Even CC Sabathia doesn’t dispute the veteran right hander’s ascendance to ace status. However, designating Kuroda as the top pitcher in pinstripes doesn’t go far enough. The Japanese hurler just might be the best starter in the entire American League. Ask anyone to name the top contenders […]

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