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(This updated post was originally published on February 16, 2011) For 18 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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And then there were none. The Yankees have said goodbye to a litany of legends over the last few years, but now, with Derek Jeter deciding to call it quits after the 2014 season, a golden era in franchise history is finally coming to an end. The Yankees have had many dynastic eras, and each […]

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The Yankees have a lot invested in Mark Teixeira…much more than the $68 million remaining on his contract. Despite missing most of last season with what has gradually become a chronic wrist problem, Teixeira figures prominently in the Yankees’ plans for 2014 and beyond, a leap of faith that may not be justified, considering the […]

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The evaluation of minor league prospects is no longer a cottage industry. Every major media platform seems to have at least one analyst dedicated to tracking baseball prospects, and the highlight of those efforts are annual rankings compiled just before spring training. Although there are many reputable evaluators (as well as many who are not), […]

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If the Yankees are expecting reinforcements from the farm, they’d better stock up on Miracle-Gro. At least that seems to be the consensus of the most respected talent evaluators in the baseball media. Keith Law is the latest prospect guru to offer a less than sanguine view of the Yankees’ prospect pipeline. Coming on the […]

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The Yankees are collecting stars from the land of the rising sun. Several recent teams have featured three Japanese born players. Some have even had four. However, in terms of star power, none can match the 2014 Yankees, who have assembled the greatest collection of Japanese ballplayers on this side of the Pacific Ocean. As […]

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The Yankees’ plan to slash payroll below the $189 million luxury tax threshold was destined to fail at inception. As early as last April, the Yankees were already back tracking toward the inevitable, even though many in the media remained fixated by the smokescreen that was left behind. However, with the signing of Masahiro Tanaka […]

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