1. Lost in Mariano Rivera's Farewell Tour Is Andy Pettitte's Possible Farewell

    You wouldn't know it due to all the well-deserved adulation directed toward Mariano Rivera these days, but one of the New York Yankees ' all-time greatest pitchers is possibly just a few innings away from the end of a remarkable career...

    Christopher Connors Written by Christopher Connors about 11 months ago 4,049 reads 32 comments

  2. What It Will Take for the New York Yankees to Get the Final Playoff Spot

    Ninety or 91 games very likely gets the final Wild Card spot in the American League. Some have been saying for a few weeks that the Yankees will need to win roughly two-thirds of their games the remainder of the way...

    Christopher Connors Written by Christopher Connors about 1 year ago 6,622 reads 20 comments

  3. Evaluating New York Yankees' Playoff Odds After the Trade Deadline

    The New York Yankees didn't make a splash at the trade deadline, but it's likely they added a player to their lineup who puts them in better position to reach the postseason for the 18th time in 19 seasons...

    Christopher Connors Written by Christopher Connors about 1 year ago 2,116 reads 1 comments

  4. Yankees' GM Brian Cashman Isn't Always Calling Shots and He'll Tell You About It

    Over the last several years, we've seen an emboldened Brian Cashman : A man who is more than happy to let the media know about the operational decisions he makes and those he does not...

    Christopher Connors Written by Christopher Connors about 1 year ago 4,559 reads 16 comments

  5. Making a Deal for a Productive Bat Would Show Yankees Are Serious About 2013

    Watching the Yankees offense of late, it seems impossible to believe this team is contending for a playoff spot in October...

    Christopher Connors Written by Christopher Connors about 1 year ago 1,101 reads 9 comments

  6. 3 Keys for New York Yankees to Sweep Boston Red Sox and Start Second Half Hot

    The Yankees are northbound for their first series at Fenway Park this season against first-place Boston with a lot on the line...

    Christopher Connors Written by Christopher Connors about 1 year ago 2,330 reads 3 comments

  7. New York Yankees Midseason Player Grades

    Somehow—through 95 games played—the New York Yankees , with all of their troubles, are only three games behind in the chase for one of two AL Wild Card spots. It might be one of the most incredible storylines of the season...

    Christopher Connors Written by Christopher Connors about 1 year ago 1,863 reads 0 comments

  8. The NBA Players Who Hurt Their Teams as Much as They Help Them

    Which team will Monta Ellis play for next season? Hopefully not *your* favorite NBA team, if you're in the interest of seeing your team compete for a championship...

    Christopher Connors Written by Christopher Connors about 1 year ago 1,867 reads 2 comments

  9. New York Yankees' Most Memorable Highlights of the Season's First Half

    Ups and downs, slumps and streaks, unfathomably poor hitting and solid pitching has kept them in the thick of a playoff spot...

    Christopher Connors Written by Christopher Connors about 1 year ago 1,282 reads 3 comments

  10. Feeling Minnesota: Yankees Should Make Play for Twins Star Joe Mauer

    In just a few short months, the New York Yankees will say goodbye to franchise icon Mariano Rivera, one of their greatest players—baseball's greatest players—and one of the game's all-time best ambassadors...

    Christopher Connors Written by Christopher Connors about 1 year ago 1,765 reads 18 comments

  11. Yankees Hoping Help Is On the Way Via Trade and In-House Options

    The New York Yankees won Tuesday night. These days, one win—even against a lousy Minnesota Twins team—is cause for celebration in Yankees Universe...

    Christopher Connors Written by Christopher Connors about 1 year ago 533 reads 0 comments

  12. Yankees Cannot Buy a Hit as Summer Approaches and Schedule Gets Tougher

    The 2013 Yankees have totaled six more runs in one fewer game than the Houston Astros . In case you're wondering, the Houston Astros are the worst team in the American League–-by a long shot...

    Christopher Connors Written by Christopher Connors about 1 year ago 1,051 reads 2 comments

  13. Flashes of Greatness Are Offset by Inconsistency for Yankees' Phil Hughes

    Phil Hughes ' tenure with the New York Yankees can be summed up perfectly by taking a look at his game log from this season. It reads like the chart of a volatile, speculative bio-tech stock poised for that really big breakout...

    Christopher Connors Written by Christopher Connors about 1 year ago 1,137 reads 11 comments

  14. Yankees' Weak Hitting Balanced by Superior Pitching, Just Like 2012 Oakland A's

    Unless the New York Yankees ' pitching really falls apart in 2013, the Bombers should be in prime shape to nab a spot in the postseason...

    Christopher Connors Written by Christopher Connors about over 1 year ago 793 reads 5 comments

  15. Handicapping Yankees' Stars' Early Odds of Making the 2013 All-Star Game

    Due to performance and popularity, the Yankees enjoy very nice annual representation on the American League All-Star team...

    Christopher Connors Written by Christopher Connors about over 1 year ago 2,663 reads 4 comments

  16. New York Yankees Player Grades for April

    In the Yankee Universe, there's no denying that the multibillion dollar question right now is: Can they keep this up? Yes, it's been quite a good month of April in the Bronx, by any measure...

    Christopher Connors Written by Christopher Connors about over 1 year ago 4,187 reads 9 comments

  17. New York Yankees' Ivan Nova Searches for Consistency in Tonight's Start

    In the Yankees ' world these days, good health is hardly anything to take for granted. But if we're willing to live in a fantasy world for a moment and employ ceteris paribus ...

    Christopher Connors Written by Christopher Connors about over 1 year ago 733 reads 5 comments

  18. Yankees Lineup Slugging Its Way Back After Slow Start to the Season

    We live in a world with a 24-hour news cycle that renders stories of great importance, as good as yesterday's news after mere hours...

    Christopher Connors Written by Christopher Connors about over 1 year ago 1,888 reads 4 comments

  19. New York Yankees' Catcher Platoon Is About Money and Defensive Statistics

    It was reported two days ago that Russell Martin actually wanted back in pinstripes for the 2013 season. Wow! The catching situation that many Yankees fans have been complaining about for 2013 shouldn't have been, so the story goes...

    Christopher Connors Written by Christopher Connors about over 1 year ago 1,955 reads 12 comments

  20. Assembling the New York Yankees' Best Starting Lineup After Spring Training

    It's one thing for your club's power hitters to go down to injury in spring training. It's quite another for your shortstop and captain to find out recently that he will not be starting the season with the team (per Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork...

    Christopher Connors Written by Christopher Connors about over 1 year ago 2,514 reads 13 comments

  21. Yankees Will Suffer on Field and off If Derek Jeter Begins Season on DL

    Since 1996, the constant for the Yankees has been world-class play at the shortstop position from their great captain, Derek Jeter ...

    Christopher Connors Written by Christopher Connors about over 1 year ago 348 reads 5 comments

  22. Plan for Joe Girardi to Keep New York Yankees Afloat While Overcoming Injuries

    Two weeks from today, the New York Yankees will start the 2013 season with one of their weakest lineups in recent memory. Free-agency attrition and injuries have decimated a previously powerful Yankee lineup...

    Christopher Connors Written by Christopher Connors about over 1 year ago 718 reads 2 comments

  23. Yankees' Rejection of Free Agency and Trade Help May Come Back to Hurt Them

    Three weeks from Opening Day, it's beginning to appear that the Yankees' lack of moves this off season may hurt them...

    Christopher Connors Written by Christopher Connors about over 1 year ago 707 reads 4 comments

  24. Lack of Splashy Moves Is the New Business as Usual for the New York Yankees

    If you're still waiting for the New York Yankees to make a blockbuster trade this offseason that will position them as front-runners for the American League pennant, then now is the appropriate time for you to return to your normal daily activities...

    Christopher Connors Written by Christopher Connors about over 1 year ago 917 reads 6 comments

  25. Yankees' Issue Isn't Age, It's Many Years of Throwing Money at a Problem

    As the dust begins to settle from the MLB winter meetings and it appears the Yankees may come out without any big-name signings, the questions worth asking are: Do you as a ...

    Christopher Connors Written by Christopher Connors about over 1 year ago 4,347 reads 41 comments