1. New York Yankees: The Good (and Not So Good) of Spring Training

    Spring training is mercifully reaching its conclusion. Maybe it's just me, but Yankees camp felt especially long this year. I'm guessing many of the veterans feel the same way...

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  2. Alex Rodriguez: Is It Too Soon To Knock A-Rod Off the Superstar Perch?

    For the first time in almost a decade and a half, Alex Rodriguez is not being taken in the first round of fantasy drafts. Think about that for a second. A-Rod has been a star Major League player for almost as long as he hasn't...

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  3. New York Yankees: The Ongoing Quest To Know the "Real" Derek Jeter

    Every two years or so, a glossy men's magazine will profile Derek Jeter . Like death, taxes and Adam Sandler comedies with melodramatic courtroom climaxes, it's inevitable...

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  4. New York Yankees: Your Team Fantasy Survival Guide, 2011 Edition

    Is it really fantasy baseball season again? I'm still exhausted from last year, when the struggles of Mark Teixeira had me acting like the overstressed black police captain in ...

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  5. New York Yankees: Helpful Thoughts to Guide You Through Spring Training

    I've found, in my two-plus decades of baseball fandom, that the key to spring training coverage is to arm yourself with a ruthless filter...

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  6. New York Yankees: Nick Johnson in the News, Brian Cashman Cringes

    We all have regrets. Some of us more than others. Take your author for example. While I was in Miami for a bachelor party last weekend, my girlfriend was in Boston visiting my friend's wife who recently had a baby...

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  7. Yankees Have No Choice but to Put Faith in A.J. Burnett

    It was the snapshot that summed up a season: A.J. Burnett standing on the mound in disbelief, his hands on top of his head, while a pumped up Bengie Molina carried his impressive gut around the base-paths at Yankee Stadium...

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  8. New York Yankees Will Lean Heavily on the Power of the Comeback

    Considering how many Yankees had sub par seasons by their standards in 2010, it can be considered a minor miracle the team came within two games of returning to the World Series last fall...

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  9. New York Yankees: Hank Steinbrenner Takes on Derek Jeter

    At this point in the game, we've learned three irrefutable truths about Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner. 1) His stance on recreational nicotine use stands in sharp contrast to the Surgeon General's...

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  10. New York Yankees: What Joba's Gut Says About Joba

    It started out innocently enough. Last Wednesday, Joba Chamberlain was among several Yankees pitchers to report early to the team's spring complex in Tampa, and some beat writers ...

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  11. New York Yankees Pitchers and Catchers Report: Cap'n Crunch Loses His Innocence

    There are lessons to be learned from the first days of spring training, nuggets of information to be gleaned, processed and used to make your own life better...

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  12. Alex Rodriguez: All-Star. Popcorn Aficionado. Accidental Genius.

    I've come to realize that the things that entertain me don't always jibe with the things that entertain the American public. For example, Glee drew 26.8 million viewers for its post-Super Bowl special on Sunday night...

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  13. New York Yankees: To Understand the Rotation Woes, Start at the Roots

    If you're looking for a scapegoat as you stare at the Yankees ' funny-if-it-weren't-so-sad starting rotation, you might as well go with Joba Chamberlain . The man's already a human punching bag at this point, so I doubt he'll mind...

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  14. Core No More: Andy Pettitte Says Goodbye to New York Yankees

    If you're like me, watching Andy Pettitte sitting in front of the media to announce his retirement on Friday had the effect of your mind blowing out of the back of your skull...

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  15. Freddy Garcia the Latest in New York Yankees Back-End Rotation Search

    The New York Yankees agreed to terms with Freddy Garcia on Tuesday, the latest in a succession of bargain basement signings of once-great pitchers rendered ordinary (or worse) by ...

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  16. New York Yankees: Jorge Posada Shares Thoughts on Shifting Role, We Translate

    Is anybody else convinced that Jorge Posada is so not on board with this full-time DH thing? Po's been the Yankees ' resident lovable curmudgeon for 15 years. He's not exactly the personality type that embraces change...

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  17. New York Yankees: David Cone Returns To YES, Tino Martinez Kills With Trident

    One of the aspects of Yankees fandom that I'd like to delve into more in 2011 is the media coverage of the team, particularly on the television end...

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  18. New York Yankees: The 20 Most Important People in the Organization

    Though I seem to get into periodic Twitter fights with the man over the Jets and Patriots, I quite admire Peter Abraham, the former Yankees beat writer for The Journal News who now covers the Red Sox for The Boston Globe ...

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  19. Andruw Jones, Mark Prior Deals Make Sense for Yanks Beyond Nostalgia Purposes

    OK, stop me if you've heard this one... "So the Yankees signed Mark Prior and Andruw Jones? That would be amazing...if it was 2004!" Ugh...

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  20. Joba's Last Stand? Chamberlain Enters Make-or-Break Season with New York Yankees

    The narrative of Joba Chamberlain has shifted so often the past four years it's easy to forget where it left off from one season to the next...

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  21. New York Jets Embrace Villain Role in NFL Playoffs: Bad Guys Finish First?

    In his book on the 1986 New York Mets " The Bad Guys Won! ", author Jeff Pearlman told the story of a talented Mets team that put winning and self-adoration on equal footing...

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  22. Examining the NY-Boston Rivalry, Soriano's Temper and Cashman's Future

    I'll start today's post with a question. In light of the Jets' River & Sunset -approved upset victory over the Patriots on Sunday, has the New York sports scene wrested back ...

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  23. Andy Pettitte's Probable Departure Shines Light on Yankees' Curious Offseason

    If you know where to find the panic button, Yankees fans, feel free to press it now. (Go ahead. Don't be shy. Tilt back the head of that Kevin Maas bust. There it is, in all its resplendent fury...

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  24. Party Like It's 1996: Yankees Taking Hard Look at Andruw Jones

    If you asked me three years ago where Andruw Jones would be in 2011, I would rattle off a thousand different answers before settling on "A Major League baseball field." Literally, 1,000 different answers...

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  25. Johnny Damon Hoping for a Second Chance With the New York Yankees

    It seems like yesterday that Johnny Damon was the special guest host for WWE's Monday Night Raw, dressed like a Creed roadie and saying things like, "Hey, John Cena, that's a real home run of an idea...

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