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New York Yankees
The Yankees, once again, had another tumultuous postseason this year which ended with the Detroit Tigers making quick work of them. When watching that series I could only compare it to a random country taking on Japan in the early stages of the Little League World Series, Japan being the Tigers in this example. It was not so much the pitching, although it wasn’t fabulous, but the hitting was atrocious. It seemed the only guy who could get a hit was the captain, but once he suffered a gruesome ankle break, the Yankees had absolutely no chance of doing anything offensively. Raul Ibanez had some incredibly timely hits, but the rest of the Bronx Bombers could not close the deal resulting in their futility. Before we get into what they need to accomplish this offseason, let’s look at what the situation looks at with the current roster for the 2013 campaign. The Infield As we look towards 2013, Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter, and Alex Rodriguez are all under contract for at lea...
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From the NY Daily News:
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A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free agent Kevin Youkilis and the New York Yankees have reached agreement on a one-year deal.
The contract is worth $12 million and pending a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement.
The deal was first reported by Fox Sports.
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