1. Slow Trade Deadline in NY

    The non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone in new york and neither the Yankees or the Mets have decided to make any impact moves. The Yankees added Jerry Hairston Jr to the mix but his impact will be minimal...

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  2. Revisiting an article from Feb 2009

    This article first ran on BleacherReport back on Feb 11th 2009. It was in response to being asked about who else I thought was on the 2003 steroid list...

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  3. Revisiting: Who Else Is On The 2003 Steroid List

    When asked to write an article on the most likely guy in the major leagues to be on the 103 person list of people who failed a 2003 steroid test, one name popped into my head...

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  4. 2009 Pinstripe Preview: A Quick Look At The New York Yankees

    Here we are, ready to start the 2009 regular season, so before the New York Yankees take the field let's take a quick look at what to expect from them this season...

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  5. Checking out the New Digs

    The Eliassportsblog spent the past weekend checking out the new home for the New York Yankees. We were lucky enough to get tickets for both games and spend both days moving around the ballpark and checking everything out...

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  6. Hope Springs Eternal on Baseball's Opening Day

    Just received this text message from a friend: "Its finally here. Best night of the year." That just about sums up today...

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  7. Who Else Is On The 2003 Steroid List?

    When asked to write an article on the most likely guy in the major leagues to be on the 103 person list of people who failed a 2003 steroid test, one name popped into my head...

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  8. Joba Chamberlain vs. David Price: The Great Debates, Part 1

    Which Can Lay Claim to Being Baseball's Best Young Hurler? The best part about baseball is comparing different players and arguing who is better and who you would rather have on your team. From the debates of Mickey Mantle vs...

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  9. The Curious Case of Jonathan Papelbon

    With arbitration case season just ahead of us there are some interesting cases out there. The first is obviously Ryan Howard who threw out one of the largest requests in the history of arbitration with an $18 million request...

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  10. Santa Returns to the New York Yankee Christmas Tree

    If you enjoy what you read check out my site: eliassportsblog.blogspot.com It appears that Santa Claus forgot to drop off all of his early Christmas gifts that were ticketed for the Bronx...

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  11. To Play or Not to Play?

    Around this time of year in the NFL you continually hear writers and announcers say that teams should rest their players for the playoffs and not give it their all in the seasons final game...

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  12. Breaking News: AJ Burnett Is a Yankee

    AJ Burnett has chosen the New York Yankees over the Atlanta Braves. Final details are being worked out but the offer is five years and just over $80 million...

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  13. Breaking News: CC Sabathia a Yankee

    The New York Post is reporting and ESPN confirmed that the top free agent on the market CC Sabathia has accepted the Yankees' six-year, $140 million offer. He still needs to pass a physical before the record-setting deal is official...

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  14. A Giant Fall for Burress

    In early February, Plaxico Burress was on top of the NYC sports world. He not only had one of the best performances in NFL postseason history to help the Giants win in Green Bay, but he caught the game-winning touchdown in the Super Bowl...

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  15. The Not-So-Hot Stove Update

    Some quick thoughts on the current state of the MLB Hot Stove. But first I would like to apologize for the lack of updates...

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  16. Same Old New York Jets

    Just as the world was starting to worry that it was coming to an end, everyone can take a deep breath as we found out that the Jets are not the best team in the NFL. They are probably not even the best team in the AFC...

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  17. New York Sports Preview Week of Nov. 17

    This week should be a little less hectic for NY sport fans, as they can still revel in their football teams' big wins and a winning week for both the Knicks and Rangers...

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  18. Breaking News- Nick Swisher to Yankees

    The Yankees have acquired CF/1B Nick Swisher from the White Sox for Wilson Betemit and Jeff Marquez.Quick thought: Swisher is a guy the Yankees should have been targetting. He is very versatile and fills the CF or 1B hole...

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  19. MLB's Top 10 Free Agents

    With the countdown to free agency about to hit seven hours, let's take a quick look at the top free agents available right now.1) CC Sabathia- What else can be said about the big lefty? He is in position to earn himself a big contact...

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  20. Review of New Jersey Devils' Prudential Center

    Last night was my first experience inside the brand new arena for the New Jersey Devils in Newark, the Prudential Center. I went to see my Blueshirts take on their rival NJ Devils. Let's get the positive out of the way...

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  21. Rangers Rock The Devils at The Prudential Center

    The Rangers looked like a dead team for the first twenty minutes of last nights game versus their cross-river rival the NJ Devils. The crowd at the Rock was into it and rocking as the Devils had a 1-0 lead going into the first intermission...

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  22. New York Jets vs New England Patriots: A Thursday-Night Showdown

    So, as we wait for Friday's free-agent market to open up, let's take a look at Thursday's big game. First place in the AFC East will be up for grabs, as the New York Jets travel to Foxborough ...

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  23. Yankee Hot Stove: The Offense

    Before getting into what the Yankees need to do this offseason to improve their offense, there's a bit of news. The Yankees have signed Damaso Marte to a three-year, $12 million deal...

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  24. MLB Postseason Awards Preview

    With my renewed hope in the intelligence of the sports writers who vote for MLB Awards, here are my picks and whom I actually believe will win it. A.L. Cy Young I would vote for Roy Halladay...

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  25. The Week in NY Sports: Week of Nov. 10

    A new feature here on the Elias Sports Blog, we will take a look at the upcoming week for NY teams and preview the biggest games for each team. What a big week this is coming up for NY sports...

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