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Not so long ago, the MLB offseason was considered one of the most exciting times for New York Yankee fans.
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It was a time when hot stove headlines were greedily hogged by the Bronx Bombers with news of the team’s latest, big-name acquisition.
Well my friend, those days are long gone, as it is safe to say that I am not confident at all about this 2013 ballclub and anyone who disagrees with this should be considered delusional.
Now, where do I start?
The justification behind my uncertainties are countless, and this post could go on forever. So instead here are three of the most obvious and undeniable reasons all of Yankee Universe should start to lower their expectations pronto.
Injury prone, veteran players tend to get injured as Father Time inevitably creeps up on all of us and baseball players are not immune to this. And the Yankees have a significant number of ‘passed-their-prime’ players who are coming of recent injuries, like De...
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Yankees GM Brian Cashman, in an interview with ESPN New York, has stated that Eduardo Nunez will be the team’s utility guy, should he make the big league team out of Spring Training. However, Nunez was never considered a replacement for A-Rod, who will undergo hip surgery on Jan. 16.
Earlier this winter, and even going back to last season, Cashman was adamant about keeping Nunez...
The five-time Atlantic League Champion Somerset Patriots have hired Shane Spencer as their hitting coach and third base coach. For those who don’t remember, Shane Spencer was in large part, responsible for one of the greatest playoff moments in the history of the game.
In Game 3 of the 2001 American League Division series, Terrance Long hit a lined shot down the right field...
Derek Jeter has been working hard this offseason to come back from his fractured ankle. The work is paying off as GM Brian Cashman says Jeter is right on schedule. Jeter and the New York Yankees have said all along that the future Hall of Famer will be ready for opening day. That still seems to be the case.
Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York says Jeter has still not done...
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The New York Yankees have already brought in two right-handed hitting outfielders this off-season to fill the void left by Andruw Jones, and they are reportedly looking into bringing in a third. Earlier on Tuesday, ESPN’s Andrew Marchand reported that the Yankees are interested in trying to acquire 1B/OF Michael Morse. With newly re-signed 1B Adam LaRoche in...
New York Yankees third basemen Alex Rodriguez had a woeful time at the plate during his team's playoff run. The 37-year old hit just .120 (3-for-25) with no runs batted in and 12 strikeouts during the playoffs, leading him to be pinch-hit for and eventually benched. According to Dr. Bryan Kelly, the doctor scheduled to perform the upcoming hip surgery on the Yankees star, he...
According to Anthony McCarron and the New York Daily News, the Yankees have checked in on left-handed hitting outfielder Grady Sizemore. However, the Yankees main priority is to add a righty outfield bat before the season starts.
Cashman is perhaps looking for some insurance. Sizemore, 30, would likely come at a low price, thanks in part to his history of injuries, and would probably...
The title of the post says it all about this Kevin Youkilis New York Yankees player t-shirt.
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Alex Rodriguez's surgeon says the New York Yankees third baseman probably will be ready to return to the field after the All-Star break.
''It would be great if he returns faster. Possible that it would take longer,'' Dr. Bryan Kelly of the Hospital for Special Surgery said Tuesday.
Kelly is scheduled to operate Jan. 16 on the 37-year-old's left hip, which...
Alex Rodriguez is scheduled for hip surgery on Jan. 16.
The New York Yankees third baseman could be sidelined until the All-Star break because of the injury, which was disclosed by the team last month.
A-Rod has been undergoing physical therapy in preparation for the operation by Dr. Bryan Kelly of the Hospital for Special Surgery.
A 14-time All-Star and baseball's priciest...
Kosuke Fukudome will return to Japan. The 35-year-old outfielder has signed a three-year contract with the Hanshin Tigeres of the Central League.
Fukudome joined the Chicago Cubs in 2008 earning an All-Star selection but ended his five years in the majors with a .258/.359/.395 line.
After signing Adam LaRoche, the Washington Nationals have begun to shop outfielder Michael Morse. Reports today have been that five or six teams are interested, one of those teams being the New York Yankees.
The New York Yankees have interest in trading for Washington Nationals outfielder/first baseman Michael Morse, sources tell ESPNNewYork.com. (Andrew Marchand – ESPN NY)
Mariano Rivera, the New York Yankees closer, missed just about the entire 2012 season, but don't think that means people forgot about him. The king of determination, stressful situations, and saves has been rehabbing his torn knee, but he still manages to inspire those who look up to him - including Alabama head coach Nick Saban.
Prior to their championship matchup against...