1. MLB Should Not Follow NCAA Football's Lead in Realignment Moves

    The NCAA is powerless to stop the complete destruction of the Big 12. Nebraska has already joined the Big Ten (now the new Big 12—or maybe Big 16 soon), and teams such as Texas, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, and others could soon follow...

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  2. New York Yankees: What If Alex Rodriguez' Hip Injury Is More Serious

    UPDATE (11:15 PM): Jorge Vazquez played third base Saturday night for Double A Trenton, making every play, including charging a slash bunt in front of him and throwing the runner out...

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  3. New York Yankees: Why Would They Trade for Cliff Lee Now?

    There was a recent NY Post report by columnist George King ,which portrayed the New York Yankees as being interested in the services of left-handed pitcher Cliff Lee of the Seattle Mariners ...

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  4. New York Yankees: Prospect Dellin Betances Makes 2010 Debut

    It seems like Dellin Betances has been in the New York Yankee's system forever. And for Betances, who was considered a top minor league pitcher, it has been. He is considered one of the true No...

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  5. Mike Stanton of the Florida Marlins: The Other NL East Rookie Phenom

    He has been hyped since he was a top draft pick for the National League East team that selected him. Sound familiar? After dominating the Minor Leagues, he made his major League debut on June 8, 2010...

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  6. MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees Do Not Need David DeJesus for Their Outfield

    There have many reports which have Kansas City Royals outfielder David DeJesus being available in trade. And why not? The Royals stink and they can do just as badly without DeJesus as they can with him*...

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  7. 2010 MLB Draft: Top 10 Pitching Prospects

    While there is no pitcher with the status and promise of a Stephen Strasburg (or Mike Leake for that matter), there are a few top pitching prospects who could get to the majors, a few rather quickly...

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  8. An Ump's View: What Should Have Happened After Galaragga's Perfect Game Blown

    It was two seasons ago in a men's wood bat summer league game. It is a good league, with great competition and many former (and at least one current) major leaguers as alumni. I was base umpire, situated behind the pitcher's mound in a two-man team...

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  9. MLB Awards for the First Third of the Season

    We are now about a third of the way through the 2010 baseball season, and the time is ripe for a new awards list. Many players on this list are the usual suspects, but there are also a few surprises...

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  10. New York Yankees Need To Keep Kevin Russo on Major League Roster

    The New York Yankees are expecting starting center fielder Curtis Granderson back for Friday's game against the visiting Cleveland Indians...

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  11. Ten Keys to Success in the Major League Baseball Draft

    With the major league baseball draft about two weeks away, there are many teams still scrambling around trying to figure out what to do...

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  12. New York Yankees Next 35 Games Are Of Extreme Importance

    The Yankees began a crucial 35-game stretch Thursday night with a 8-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Bombers then have split the first two games of the Subway Series against the cross-town New York Mets...

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  13. The New York Yankees: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Segment No. 3

    We are here with our third installment of the Clint Eastwood crusade regarding the New York Yankees. If you missed the first installment, click here . Second installment? Click here ...

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  14. Boston Red Sox Adjust Their Approach Against New York Yankees' Phil Hughes

    When one looks at the line of Phil Hughes' start Monday night against the Boston Red Sox , they see five innings pitched, six hits, five earned runs, one walk, and three strikeouts...

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  15. New York Yankees' Brett Gardner Excelling in His New Full Time Role

    Since the Curtis Granderson injury, Brett Gardner has stopped being platooned with Marcus Thames in left field. Gardner is now the starting center fielder and is making the most out of his opportunity...

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  16. New York Yankees Promote J.R. Murphy To Low A Charleston

    The Yankees second round draft pick last season, J.R. Murphy left extended spring training and played tonight for the Low A Charleston RiverDogs. The RiverDogs were playing in Rome, GA against the Low A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves...

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  17. Top 15 Fastest MLB Players

    One old baseball adage states, "Speed slows down the game," a quote likely coming from Casey Stengel or Yogi Berra. On the surface, this statement makes no sense...

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  18. New York Yankees To Call Up Juan Miranda from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

    UPDATE: Due to the Alfredo Aceves back injury, Miranda was no called up, but instead OF Greg Golson was recalled...

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  19. Top 10 Trades Over The Last 10 Years Where Both Teams Lost

    Trades are always seen as which teams "won" and which team "lost." Some times, both teams win. With the terrible starts to both Javier Vazquez of the New York Yankees and Melky ...

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  20. CC Sabathia's Plunking Of Dustin Pedroia Was a Must for the New York Yankees

    During Friday night's New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game, starting pitcher Josh Beckett hit Robinson Cano and Derek Jeter in the big eight run Yankee fifth inning. He also came close to Mark Teixeira and Francisco Cervelli in that same inning...

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  21. New York Yankee Nick Swisher Becoming a More Complete Offensive Force

    Early Wednesday afternoon, while many people were celebrating Cinco De Mayo by pounding down Corona's, New York Yankee outfielder Nick Swisher was pounding this second inning pitch for a solo home run...

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  22. New York Yankees Pitching Prospect Graham Stoneburner Dominates in Latest Start

    UPDATE: Graham Stoneburner was promoted 5/11/09 from Charleston to High A Tampa. He is the pitching prospect with the Internet hype...

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  23. The New York Yankees: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Segment No. 2

    We are here with our second installment of the Clint Eastwood crusade regarding the New York Yankees. If you missed the first installment, click here . The Yankees sit at 17-8, a full game behind the American League East leading Tampa Bay Rays...

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  24. The American League All-Star Team for April

    This is an All-Star starting lineup, as would be voted by the fans (if the fans actually knew what they were doing), plus a starting rotation and one relief pitcher. But this is one fan's opinion: mine...

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  25. New York Yankees: How Will Curtis Granderson's Injury Affect This Team?

    New York Yankees starting centerfielder, Curtis Granderson, strained his right groin and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list. The injury occurred in the sixth inning of Saturday's 7-6 loss to the Chicago White Sox...

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