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Jeter hits number 3,000 against David Price last year.

Derek Jeter has done just about everything there is to do in professional Baseball. Win the World Series (five times), win World Series MVP (2000), win Gold Gloves (five-time winner), make the all-star team (soon to be 13 times). He’s even collected 3,000 career hits, joining an elite club. When it is all said and [...]

Swisher Starting to Sizzle

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With last week’s heatwave in the New York City area, Nick Swisher’s play started to warm up as well. Swisher is 13-for-31 (.419) with two home runs and eight RBIs in his last nine games – he picked up career hit 1,000 on saturday against the Mets. He’s picking a good time to get things [...]

A-Rod will be A-ok

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Alex Rodriguez has been a mainstay in the middle of the lineup for his entire career, lengthening orders and delivering fatal blows to opposing teams. From his days in Seattle to his days in the Bronx, A-Rod has been the model of consistency. You could pencil him in for at least 30 home runs and [...]

Cano No Help This Year

Despite decent offensive numbers, Robinson Cano's misleading stats haven't been to beneficial to the Yankees so far this season.

Compared to the last few seasons where the Yankees have become accustomed to the consistent production from the bat of Robinson Cano, there hasn’t been too much of the same on display this season. His .299 batting average, 14 home runs, and 33 RBIs that pad his stats this year are a bit misleading, because [...]

Yanks Streaking, Host Braves

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When CC Sabathia takes the mound tonight against the Atlanta Braves, the Yankees will have a chance to do something they haven’t done in seven years – have a 10-game winning streak. That streak came in May of ’05, as Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez are the only mainstays from that team. If Interleague play [...]

Good Eye Kid, Good Eye

As often as the Yankees find themselves in the postseason, they find themselves among the top MLB teams in the walks category just as often

There is one offensive statistic in baseball that has always been underrated and overlooked. To tally this stat, requires a focused eye, composure, restraint, and most of all, patience. Some players and teams lack those qualities, but others excel in those areas allowing them to succeed. A walk is as good as a hit the [...]

Pitchers Near Perfect

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The Yankees are heating up. As the temperature begins to rise and summer quickly approaches, New York seems to be hitting their stride after two months of inconsistency. For now, they are perhaps the hottest team in the majors, as June has provided the team with the spark that fans have been waiting for. The [...]

Derek and the Mets

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Throughout his career, Derek Jeter has made a living by sending the ball out to right field. With his classic “inside-out” swing, he’s racked up 3,164 career hits – and counting. Playing against the New York Mets has helped that total since 1997, the first year of interleague play. In 81 games against the Mets [...]

Closer Look at Dandy Andy

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Andy Pettitte’s performance last night turned back the clock. For a span of about three hours, I felt as if I was 14 years old again. Number 46 dealing on the mound, pitching in a game against a division rival with first place on the line. Pettitte went 7.1 innings, giving up two hits, walking [...]

Rested and Ready

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The baseball season is a marathon – a long, grueling season that tests endurance, stamina and focus. With constant travel and 162 games that span six-seven (if you’re lucky) months, there are very few off-days for players to recuperate – 18 days off to be exact. Each player has their own routine and ritual on [...]

Jeter Climbs the Ranks

Derek Jeter rounds the bases after his leadoff homer on Sunday.

  As Derek Jeter settled into the box Sunday afternoon to face Justin Verlander, many thought the Yanks offense would struggle. They were facing the reigning AL MVP and Cy Young award winner, and coming off two consecutive losses, there was no way Verlander would struggle for a third straight time (Verlander had not lost [...]

All or Nothing for Yanks

The Yankees have heavily relied on the home run this year.

  Through 50 games, the Yankees season has been sort of Jekyll and Hyde. One night they can score 10 runs and pitch well. The next game, they’ll score two and give up eight. The lineup has been feast or famine. We all know the Yankees’ struggles with RISP; they’ve been well documented throughout the [...]

Andy Against the Angels

Andy Pettitte has experiences some success against the Angels in his career.

  So far this season, Andy Pettitte has been lights out. You wouldn’t believe by looking at his numbers that he sat out all of 2010. Coming into tonight’s start against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Pettitte is 2-1 with a 2.53 ERA. In his last two starts, Pettitte has racked up 17 strikeouts [...]

No Support for Kuroda

Hiroki Kuroda's lack of run support has followed him from LA to NY.

When Hiroki Kuroda came to the Yankees in the offseason, many thought he would win at least 15 games now that he was coming to a team with a potent offense. As a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Kuroda received very limited run support. In four yeas in LA, Kuroda was just 41-46 with [...]

Powerless: Arod’s Stroke Missing

Arods power numbers have been on the steady decline.

  Oh how things have changed. When Alex Rodriguez connected on a fastball from the Reds’ Logan Ondrusek, you saw Arod stand there for a second, looking up at the sky. You saw him flip his bat to the side and look into the dugout at his teammates, as if to say “I got you.” [...]

Teixeira’s Troubles

Mark Teixeira has struggled to find his stroke so far this season.

With Mark Teixeira sitting out tonight, it’s a good time to look at his production so far in the 2012 season. Or, lack thereof. Tex is hitting just .228 with five homers, 20 Rbi, and an awful “un-Teixeira-like” OBP of .283. We know he is a notoriously slow starter, but this trend has continued for [...]

Interleague Equals Success for Yankees

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  With Interleague play scheduled to start tomorrow around the MLB, it’s important to take notice of the impact on baseball ever since its inception in 1997. It allows territorial rivalries to be formed that ordinarily wouldn’t be created. Next year there will be a change, as the Houston Astros will  move to the American [...]

Bats, Arms Can’t Find Rhythm

Both the pitching and offense haven't been able to get on the same page.

Coming into this year, the Yankees seemed to be one of the deepest teams in baseball. They had more arms than spots to put them, and a seasoned bench backing up future hall of famers. For the past two years, New York cracked the 850 runs scored mark, the only team to do so. Last [...]

Home Confines Comfort Curtis

Curtis Granderson's run production has been limited to the confines of Yankee Stadium.

It’s been common knowledge that players, regardless of sport, perform better at home. They can sleep in their own beds and can stick to the routines and superstitions that make them comfortable. This season so far, Curtis Granderson has taken home success to a whole new level. It seems as if his run production only [...]

CC Solid as a Rock

Sabathia has been almost automatic for New York.

Carsten Charles Sabathia is intimidating. He’s a stopper. He’s a horse. He’s an ace. In my opinion, he’s one of the best free agent signings in Yankees history. The Yankees desperately needed a win last night. With a Lonogoria-less Rays team, New York faced losing two out of three at home to their division rival. [...]