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Next season, the Yankees will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their last World Series championship. 2009 was a very memorable season for the Bronx Bombers. The intervening years, well, not so much. Last night’s 4-3 loss to the Red Sox capped off another disappointing end to the Yankees’ season, but, before looking ahead, we need […]

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“Wall Street bankers supposedly back the Yankees; Smith College girls approve of them. God, Brooks Brothers, and United States Steel are believed to be solidly in the Yankees’ corner. The efficiently triumphant Yankee machine is a great institution, but, as they say, who can fall in love with U.S. Steel?” – Gay Talese, There Are […]

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The Bronx Bombers may be cutting back on payroll, but that’s not because there is a shortage of Yankee dollars. According to Forbes’ 2017 business of baseball survey, the team’s enterprise value has reached $4 billion, or 33% greater than the second ranked Dodgers (click here for an analysis of the league-wide data). The Yankees’ […]

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After several mediocre seasons, punctuated by a rapid rebuild, the Yankees have turned potential into power, and re-established themselves as one of the best teams in baseball. And, that was before acquiring Giancarlo Stanton during the off season. With excitement soaring to heights unmatched by even a Judge-ian blast, the Yankees seem poised for a […]

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American League East The Yankees and Red Sox should battle each other all season, though each is capable of breaking away with a blowout season. However, both teams have rotation concerns (at least what qualifies as concerns for teams capable of winning 100 games), meaning the Bronx Bombers’ bullpen depth could give them the edge. […]

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Baseball has a timeless tradition of unwritten rules, but this off season, a new law has been added: “Thou shalt not exceed the luxury tax threshold”. Because of the escalating surcharges in the current competitive balance tax (CBT) scheme, avoiding the penalty has become a priority for every team, even the game’s biggest spenders. However, […]

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(This updated post was originally published on February 16, 2011) For over 20 years, Tampa has been the Yankees’ spring training home, but it still seems like just yesterday when the team’s camp was located down the coast in Ft. Lauderdale. I am sure most fans who grew up in the 1970s and 1980s still reflexively […]

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