"Why did Derek Jeter die?": The wise and terrifying analysis of the Yankees, according to Google search questions

Have you ever wondered what Google knows about us, based on their algorithmic analyses of our searches? I thought I'd see what they know about the Yankees? For example, type in a simple open-ended question... and Google supplies the punch. Why do the Yankees wear polyester? From what inquiring minds did that come? It gets a little weirder if you merely change the tense... Hmm. People...
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Report: A-Rod apologized to new MLB commissioner

A-Rod is trying to schmooze the commish.     Alex Rodriguez met with new Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred last week in an effort to find closure following the Biogenesis scandal that led to the New York Yankees third baseman’s season-long suspension, sources told Rodriguez reportedly initiated the meeting, which lasted about 10 minutes and involved...
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Now we know why the Yankees won't meet with A-Rod: They're planning to weasel out of the contract they signed

It's no fun, being the last frozen outpost in the solar system to defend Alex Rodriguez. It's downright depressing, like missing the playoffs. But MLB (the true Evil Empire) and the Yankees (who own the name Evil Empire) are still moving in their quest to blame the entire steroid era on A-Rod... pretending that, 1) Nobody else did it - (Talking to you, Redsocks,) and 2) The owners...
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Reggie Willits to join New York Yankees in Coordinator Position

Reggie Willits #77 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates after scoring a run in the seventh inning against the Oakland Athletics on September 27, 2009 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. The Angels won 7-4.(Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) The journey back to the major leagues is complete for Reggie Willits as he will be joining the New York Yankees...
Via The Sports Journal
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New York Yankees Reject Meeting With Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees strikes out with two men on base to end the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium on August 9, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Mandatory Credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images) In an attempt to smooth over the relationship between the two sides, third baseman Alex Rodriguez tried to schedule a meeting with the...
Via The Sports Journal
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Roster Moves Worth Reporting But Aren’t Worth The 300 Words – Vol. 6

For Baseball Hot Corner’s articles to be recognized by Google, they put a requirement on all blogs that each post/article should be 300 words or more.  That’s usually not a problem for major-breaking trades or free agent signing news.  But sometimes, there are trades and signings that do happen that are interesting, but might not need the requisite 300 word analysis.  Nevertheless...
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Report: Yankees reject A-Rod's request for apology meeting

Alex Rodriguez appears to be in a conciliatory mood, but the New York Yankees may not be on the same page as the ballplayer. The New York Daily News reports that A-Rod attempted to set up a meeting with the Yankees where he would apologize for his involvement in Biogenesis, the suspension that followed, and...Read More
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Alex Rodriguez looking thinner, Yankees reject apology offer

Getty Images Alex Rodriguez is looking “thinner and massless than in previous years” as he returns to baseball after a year long suspension. The Daily News also reports that Rodriguez also offered to meet face to face with the Yankees for his role in the Biogenesis scandal but the team declined his invitation. They will now deal with him when they report to Spring Training...
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When they mess up, they're always "former Yankees"

Ted Lilly pitched for 15 years, most of the time in the National League. He pitched four years for the Dodgers and four for the Cubs. He twice made the All-Star team. He pitched less than three years for the Yankees - including his rookie year (a full 8 innings, he threw), and midway through his final Yankee year, he was traded to Oakland. In other words, as a Yankee, he was a blip...
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Evil Empire Brass Reject A-Rod's Mea Culpa

This kind of sounds like the Klingons refusing a sit-down with the Siths. According to The New York Daily News, the Yankee brass have refused a meeting with Alex Rodriguez—meant to convey an apology by The Fraudulent One for the Biogenesis fiasco. The rejection from The Steinbrenner Brood came with the following greeting, "We’ll see you in spring training." Of course, The Bronx...
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Yankees’ Jordan Foley Preparing for First Spring Training

Understanding the importance of drafting and developing pitchers; the New York Yankees entered the 2014 draft with one focus, stockpiling quality arms. Selecting only pitchers with their top five picks, the organization is hoping they found a great group of prospects that can work their way up to the Bronx one day. Jordan Foley was one of those talented young pitchers selected. Picked...
Via Baseball Essential
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Kevin Youkilis To Open California Brew Pub

Former Red Sox fan favorite Kevin Youkilis will open a brew pub in California with his brother Scott—who runs the Hog & Rocks ham and oyster bar in San Francisco. The brothers will open the brew pub at the site of the Los Gatos Brewing Company. The new pub will feature "easy California comfort meals with a twist" using "fresh, seasonal ingredients". Kind of fitting, actually...
Via FenwayNation
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Yoan Moncada: The Current International Man of Mystery

As we enter the stretch run of baseball’s hot stove season and watch James Shields march inexorably towards the same fate that befell Ervin Santana in his 2014 free agency which resulted in Santana ultimately taking the same one year, $14.1 million dollar contract he was offered at the beginning of the free agency period, there is a name being whispered throughout all of baseball...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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Prospect guru: Yankees farms "may be the deepest system in the game."

Kiley McDaniel of Fangraphs has broken several big stories about the Yankees in recent months. A former Yankee scout, he was first to write about the team's plan to bombard the international market with money last July. Clearly, he knows people within the Yankees - and for those reasons, a guy might be inclined to see things from their perspective.Still, McDaniel is the real deal...
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Marlins reach one-year deal with Ichiro Suzuki

The Marlins have signed outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to a one-year deal. Suzuki, 41, will have his deal officially announced after the two sides work out a few remaining details. The deal will pay him $2 million for the 2015 season. With Giancarlo Stanton in right field, Christian Yelich in left and Marcell Ozuna in center the Marlins will begin the season with Suzuki on the bench....
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Report: Ichiro Suzuki, Miami Marlins Agree To One-Year, $2M Contract

MIAMI — Ichiro Suzuki has decided to play for the Miami Marlins. Suzuki and the team have agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract, pending a physical, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the contract with the 41-year-old outfielder has not been finalized. The contract...
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Marlins, Ichiro Suzuki agree to one-year, $2M deal

The Miami Marlins and Ichiro Suzuki have agreed to terms on a one-year deal according to Craig Mish of MLB Network Radio. The deal is set to be worth $2 million and does not include an option, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Hearing Ichiro Suzuki and @Marlins have agreed to terms. — Craig Mish (@CraigMish) January 23, 2015 Ichiro gets $2M on marlins deal. Pretty...
Via Baseball Essential
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Can Yankees’ Mark Teixeira find his stroke in 2015?

The New York Yankees are banking on the middle of their lineup to produce a lot more than they did in 2014 and first baseman Mark Teixeira is a big part of it. The questions about Teixeira are not new; does he have it in him to be on the field enough to generate the type of offense the club needs? And can he find the stroke to get it done?Recent history says no to both questions...
Via Yankees Unscripted
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Miami Marlins Sign Ichiro Suzuki

  The Miami Marlins already deep outfield just got a little more depth. Today, the Marlins signed veteran outfielder and 10 time all-star Ichiro Suzuki to a one year contract worth two million dollars. Hearing Ichiro Suzuki and @Marlins have agreed to terms. — Craig Mish (@CraigMish) January 23, 2015 Source: #Marlins indeed closing in on Ichiro, as @craigmish reported....
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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Ichiro Suzuki and Marlins Agree to One-Year Deal

After the Marlins reportedly offered Ichiro Suzuki a one-year $2 million contract yesterday, today, a source told Joe Frisaro (Marlins site reporter for both sides have agreed to a one-year deal pending a physical. The Marlins already have an outstanding outfield that includes Christian Yelich, Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna, and having a potential Hall of Famer as...
Via Mets Merized Online
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New York Yankees Prospects Who Could Have an Immediate Impact

The New York Yankees have had issues developing offensive farm talent for the better part of two decades, at least in using that talent to help its own roster. Much has been written about the potential prospect battle at second base but it quickly had cold water tossed on it when Stephen Drew was brought back in the mix. While the roster has trended significantly younger this winter...
Via Baseball News Source
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Holy Cow! Yankees back on PIX11

The Yankees are heading back home. From 1951-1998 PIX11 […]
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Is the Yankees' bench better in 2015?

The unsung heroes of a baseball team often live riding the pine, and it might not be different for the 2015 New York Yankees. The assumed regular lineup for the Yankees has some question marks, which makes the bench an important piece of the overall puzzle. Did the club create a bench that is better than the one crafted for 2014?At the start of the 2014 season the Yankees bench consisted...
Via Yankees Unscripted
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Is Yoan Moncada the Future of the New York Yankees?

Could the 19-year-old Moncada go from Cuban defector to the face of the New York Yankees? (Mandatory Credit: Jesse Sanchez) When Robinson Cano spurned the New York Yankees and signed with the Seattle Mariners, the team was left without a face and future of the franchise. Derek Jeter’s career was nearing the end, A-Rod is too old and troubled and Mariano Rivera rode off into the...
Via The Sports Journal
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New York Yankees Rumors: Yoan Moncada Edition

Cuban Phenom: Yoan Moncada The New York Yankees are at it again; with the Washington Nationals signing of Max Scherzer, the Yankees now have to look elsewhere in order to satisfy their reputation of bringing in superstar players to join their historical franchise. The player they have recently inquired about is a Cuban player who has yet to play a single game in the MLB. The Yankees...
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