1. 2010 MLB Numbers Present Puzzling Mathematical Results

    If you can understand correlations, you can begin to understand something essential to success in baseball. Why? Because correlations show how one variable affects another variable...

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  2. 2010 MLB Playoffs: Yankees Need a Backup in Ivan Nova

    As the New York Yankees thrust towards the playoffs, with a magic number of three as of this writing, some postseason roster decisions still loom large. At this point, the concern for the Yankees is their pitching...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about almost 4 years ago 813 reads 1 comments

  3. 2010 Cy Young Award: CC Sabathia Is Not Deserving

    The 2010 Cy Young conversation had been a fascinating debate. It had raised questions about how to determine if a pitcher is successful, and the value of certain statistics...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about almost 4 years ago 1,365 reads 15 comments

  4. AL East Race: Ten Reasons the New York Yankees Need the Division More Than Tampa

    Last Monday, the Yankees visited the Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. for one of the most anticipated series in the 2010 season.The race has been tightly packed all season, with no team leading by more 2 1/2 games since July 26...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about almost 5 years ago 2,449 reads 7 comments

  5. Joe Torre to Step Down: Top Five Lowest Points of His Managerial Career

    Joe Torre is undoubtedly one of the most successful managers in sports history. Starting as a manager for the Yankees in 1996, Torre went on to manage the team for 12 straight years, bringing them to the playoffs in each year...

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  6. Say Yes to Instant Replay in Major League Baseball

    If there were ever a climax for the instant replay debate in baseball, it came on the night of September 15, 2010, when Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter pulled a “Tom Cruise” when batting in the top of the seventh inning...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about 4 years ago 476 reads 11 comments

  7. New York Yankees: Why Losses Today May Mean Wins Tomorrow

    Yankee fans were unhappy—to say the least—on Monday night, when the Yankees surrendered first place to the Rays for the first time since August 3. Tuesday night, the Yankees got first place back, and breathed a sigh of relief...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about 4 years ago 463 reads 3 comments

  8. Derek Jeter: The Curious Downfall

    When you glance at Derek Jeter’s .261 batting average in 2010, the first thing you ask yourself is: Do I need glasses. Why? Because, barring an extremely unprecedented surge, Jeter is on pace to hit below ...

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  9. Brett Gardner To Have MRI, 'Should Be Fine'

    Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner will have an MRI performed on his right wrist due to what has become an ongoing problem...

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  10. Joe Girardi's Crucial Mathematical Error Costs Yankees Game

    Picture this: a game lasts over four hours, uses 41 players, features 374 pitches, has two blown saves, and ends in a walk-off hit by pitch—by Mariano Rivera...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about 4 years ago 3,649 reads 10 comments

  11. Andy Pettitte To Throw One More Rehab Start, Eyes Return in a Week

    Yankees' starter Andy Pettitte is inching closer to his return. If all goes according to plan, he could return right before a key series against the Rays in New York, exactly one month after going on the disabled list with an injured groin...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about 4 years ago 210 reads 3 comments

  12. Philadelphia Phillies Rising: Power Ranking the MLB Playoff Contenders

    2010 presents us with some of the most compelling playoff races in recent history. With the Padres slipping in the NL West, the Phillies taking over in the NL East, and possibly the ...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about 4 years ago 1,318 reads 8 comments

  13. Live Blog: Yankees Begin Playoff-Preview Series In Texas

    With a little over 20 games to go in the 2010 Major League Baseball season, and the playoffs looming, the Yankees will visit the Rangers in what could be a preview of the ALDS. The Yankees come into this game atop the AL East by 2...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about 4 years ago 92 reads 4 comments

  14. New York Yankees GM: 'Nothing Is Guaranteed for Anyone'

    Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is not ready to reveal the Yankees' playoff pitching scene just yet. Cashman said that everyone besides CC Sabathia and Mariano Rivera is going to have to earn a role on the postseason roster...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about 4 years ago 1,527 reads 3 comments

  15. Andy Pettitte 'Felt Good' After Double-A Rehab Start

    Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte made a rehab start Thursday night for Double-A Trenton, as part of his recovery from a groin injury. In game two of the playoffs, Pettitte threw four innings...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about 4 years ago 169 reads 1 comments

  16. A.J. Burnett's Inconsistenty Uncovered

    To say the least, 2010 has been a season of inconsistency for A.J. Burnett. After his first start of the season, his ERA was 5.40. By his sixth start, it was 1.99. 10 starts later, it was 5...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about 4 years ago 392 reads 1 comments

  17. A-Rod 'Feels Good' After Taking Swings, Eyes Return

    Starting pitcher Andy Pettitte and third baseman Alex Rodriguez, both attempting to return from injuries, matched up between 10:00 and 10:30 a.m. in a simulated game...

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  18. Is Robinson Cano Less Aggressive this Season?

    Robinson Cano’s career has been a battle of improvement. And, for the most part, it has been extremely positive. After nearly winning the batting title in 2006, and hitting .306 in 2007, things looked pretty good for Cano...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about 4 years ago 233 reads 3 comments

  19. Stephen Strasburg's Injury Was Bound

    Almost three months ago, Nationals Stadium was filled for one of the only times in its existence. Not because the Nationals were playing well, but because the most sought-after prospect in baseball, Stephen Strasburg, was set to make his debut...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about 4 years ago 519 reads 0 comments

  20. Done Deal: Top Five Trade Deadline Deals

    Some of the biggest difference makers come the playoffs did not start the year with that team. Just think about last years World Series when Cliff Lee mowed down the Yankees in game one...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about 4 years ago 290 reads 1 comments

  21. Ivan Nova to Replace Javier Vazquez In Yankees' Rotation

    The Yankees were impressed enough with Ivan Nova's start Monday night in Toronto that he will replace Javier Vazquez next Sunday at Chicago. Vazquez, who has an ERA above five, will move to the bullpen and will be available starting Monday...

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about 4 years ago 221 reads 1 comments

  22. Yankees Game Recap: Curtis Granderson, Derek Jeter, Brett Gardner

    The Yankees have just lost the first game of a three-game set to the Blue Jays, 3-2. Here are my thoughts: Granderson’s AB One of the turning points in the game was a questionable strikeout call on Curtis Granderson in the top of the ninth inning.

    Jess K. Coleman Written by Jess K. Coleman about 4 years ago 337 reads 1 comments

  23. Alex Rodriguez: Yankees A-OK Without A-Rod? Not Quite

    The Yankees placed Alex Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday. The move is looked at as a precautionary one; the Yankees want to make sure that the injury does not turn into a bigger problem as we approach the playoffs...

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  24. If the Granderson Trade Never Happened...

    As CC Sabathia and the Yankees beat up on Justin Verlander and the Tigers Tuesday night, a very interesting battle occurred within the war...

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  25. Johnny Damon Hopes To Stay a Detroit Tiger

    In a press conference with media members covering the Yankees, former Yankees outfielder Johnny Damon told reporters that he “hopes [the Tigers] want him back next season.” “I love it there...

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