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The Victory Formation:
His best years might be well behind him, but New York Yankees superstar Derek Jeter’s popularity still rates among the best. For the second year in a row, Jeter tops the list of jerseys sold. This is list is specific to Majestic Athletic sales during the 2011 calender year. Majestic is the officially licensed jersey manufacturer for MLB. The list was released by MLB and the MLBPA.
Being a World Series hero put David Freese in the top 20, while Yankees teammates Mariano Rivera, Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez joined Jeter on the list. Albert Pujols’ jerseys were a combination of his Cardinals and new Angels jersey. Finishing 2nd behind Jeter was Cliff Lee.
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We can safely assume that this will be the Yankees 25-man Opening Day roster. The Yankees start the 2012 season tomorrow afternoon against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Rotation LHP C.C. Sabathia RHP Hiroki Kuroda RHP Phil Hughes RHP Ivan Nova RHP Freddy Garcia Lineup Derek Jeter SS Curtis Granderson CF Robinson Cano [...]
New York Yankees lefthander Andy Pettitte threw 45 pitches in a bullpen session Friday morning.
Pettitte, who came out of retirement and signed a one-year contract with New York, is expected to pitch Monday, most likely in an extended spring training game.
The Yankees are hoping that Pettitte, who will turn 40 in June, will be ready to join the starting rotation by May.
Mariano Rivera took the blame for a rare blown save.
Carlos Pena hit an early grand slam off CC Sabathia, then completed a ninth-inning comeback with an RBI single off the New York closer that lifted the Tampa Bay Rays to a season-opening 7-6 victory over the Yankees on Friday.
''My fault,'' Rivera said. ''I felt good. I don't make excuses. I just left...
Opening Day is a time for celebration, a time for joy and good feelings. It is also a time to evaluate the state of your team (and possibly overreact to an Opening Day loss). But hey, that’s the fun of it. Let’s take a look at the entire 2012 Yankees roster and answer the hard-hitting questions everyone wants to know:
1: Will Teixeira hit .281 this season?
Money, money, and more money: the typical offseason that New York Yankee fans are accustomed to. The Yankees shop for high profile free agents like the Kardashian sisters shop for men. From CC Sabathia to Carl Pavano to Russell Martin, Yankee free agent signings are boom or bust. They produce World Series MVPs or major disappointments. If the Bronx Bombers can’t beat you in...