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  American League East The Yankees have the most talented collection of starters in the division…as long as they can stay healthy. This balance of potential performance with risk has become a hallmark of the Bronx Bombers over the last few seasons, and extends throughout the roster. This year, however, the Yankees have structured themselves […]

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Aroldis Chapman has been officially named the new Yankees’ closer, replacing Andrew Miller, who just so happened to be last year’s top fireman in the American League. Of course, a strong argument could be made that Dellin Betances is the best of them all, which bodes well for a Bronx Bombers’ bullpen that will feature […]

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The Yankees have added a big arm, a giant headache, and a world of possibilities. There’s no point burying the lead. Aroldis Chapman’s pending investigation under MLB’s new domestic violence policy is just as relevant to his acquisition by the Yankees as the lefty’s ability to light up the radar gun. After all, if not […]

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Forget about Dodger Blue. Green is the new primary color in Los Angeles. The Dodgers may have come up empty handed in the postseason, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. In 2015, the organization spent over $290 million on player costs, which, combined with a luxury tax bill of nearly $44 billion, easily made […]

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Brian Cashman still has a lot of work to do. According to the Yankees’ GM , “there are still steps in the process” to take, but if his master plan precludes adding payroll, Cashman will have to subtract salary before adding more talent. USA Today recently reported that the Yankees’ actual payroll (AAV, not current […]

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Ever since Moneyball was published in 2003, the baseball world has been in hot pursuit of the next great market inefficiency. Whether it was Billy Beane’s mining for high on-base percentage, the Rays’ dedication to the “extra 2%”, or, more recently, the Royals’ embrace of contact hitters in a swing-and-miss era, the last decade has […]

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The Yankees’ return to the postseason didn’t last long, but, because most people didn’t expect them to make the playoffs, even a brief cameo in October can be considered an over-achievement. However, just because the team exceeded diminished expectations doesn’t mean that over-achievement was a success. Under the old Yankees’ standard, it would have been […]

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