Huff’s Revamped Repetoire Key to His 2014 Success

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Known more in the minds of many Yankees fans more as the guy who took Phil Hughes’s spot in the rotation in September 2013 and proceeded to give up 9 runs in 3.1 innings against the Red Sox, David Huff came back to the Yankees this past June after being cast off from the eventual […]

Command and Sinker Will Be Key to Hill’s Success

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With Matt Thornton claimed off waivers by the Washington Nationals, the Yankees have found themselves a new lefty arm out of the bullpen. Journeyman lefthander Rich Hill, who was signed by the Red Sox, released by the Red Sox, signed again by the Red Sox, purchased by the Angels, released by the Angels, and signed […]

Top of the Yankees Lineup Has Gotten Back To Business

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(New York Daily News) The Yankees eked out a close one yesterday, as they were saved by another strong performance by Shane Greene and a timely hit by the captain. This much-needed win halted a five game losing streak that dropped the Yanks to 8 games back in the AL East and 4.5 back of […]

Chase Headley’s Defensive Value

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(USA Today Sports Images) Chase Headley immediately endeared himself to Yankees fans with his walkoff single in the fourteenth inning of his July 22nd pinstripes debut. Headley went on to hit safely in his next seven games as well. Headley hit .333 in 30 at bats with an .875 OPS in that eight game hitting streak […]

Keeping Beltran at DH is the best bet for Girardi

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At the start of the recent road trip manager Joe Girardi thought there might be a chance that Carlos Beltran was close to returning to the outfield, but that was also prior to Thursday’s trade deadline. Since then the Yankees acquired utility man Martin Prado, which addressed the need of a right-handed bat that can […]

About Girardi’s Decision to Leave Shane Greene in Last Night

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To use the oft-quoted opening lines from Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Greene’s age of wisdom came with his five and two thirds innings of one-run baseball through his first twenty-two batters faced, and he looked pretty foolish as he made three errors […]

Scouting Report on Shane Greene

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With 80% of the Bombers’ Opening Day rotation now on the disabled list, Brian Cashman has had to get creative in finding arms to surround last man standing Hiroki Kuroda. His most recent addition is rookie Shane Greene, a guy who came up for one forgotten relief appearance in April and has even less name recognition […]

A Familiar Theme for Yankees’ Hitters

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Although the Yankees did put up five runs in last night’s loss, they were not the prettiest of runs aside from Brian McCann’s 3-run homer. We scored on another gift wrapped wild pitch by Chicago reliever Jake Petricka, and was followed up by Jacoby Ellsbury’s sac fly RBI (his first RBI since May 4). The […]

Better late than never

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The Yankees did something yesterday that they hadn’t done in almost a year: win a game when trailing after eight innings. Pretty mind boggling. Their ninth inning rally and extra inning victory against the Cubs was the first time they had come back from the dead since July 23, 2013 when they scored two runs […]

Free Agent Spotlight: Brett Gardner

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There will be a few free agents in the Bronx following the 2014 season. This series of articles will take a look at the different players and what their future may be in pinstripes. First up is an endangered species in the Bronx, young AND homegrown! Brett Gardner is a fan favorite and a danger […]

What you need to know: Brian McCann

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The Yankees first big move in the offseason is the acquisition of slugging catcher Brian McCann. He was signed to a five-year deal worth $85 million with a possibility for a sixth year. Coming from the National League, some New York Yankees and American League fans are not too aware of what the next catcher […]

Clutch Curtis

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Curtis Granderson has had a frustrating season. In his first at-bat of spring training, he fractured his forearm on a J.A. Happ fastball. After rehabbing, he returned in May, only to break his pinky just eight games in. He finally came back in August and has been healthy ever since – knock on wood. Now […]

Phil Hughes returns to a familiar role

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After a 4-13 start with a 4.86 ERA, Phil Hughes will be relegated to the bullpen and David Huff will take his spot in the rotation. Based on the inconsistency that plagued Phil Hughes’ career, there is a good chance that this will be his last year in pinstripes. If this is in fact his […]

Home cookin’

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They say home is where the heart is. That statement couldn’t be more true for these Yankees over the past couple of weeks. New York is in a must-win situation for every game, and they have to take advantage of opportunities when they can. With a current 10-game home-stand culminating in a big four-game series with […]

Red hot Romine

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For most of the season, Austin Romine has struggled at the plate. Known more for his defense, his offensive skills were viewed as incomplete. After all, he only played in 31 minor league games last season due to back injuries. Now it seems as if Romine is finally putting it all together at the plate. […]

Potential Milestones: September 2, 2013

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As the New York Yankees prepare to get another series started, it’s time to take a look once again at which career milestones are in play for some Yankee stars. Second baseman Robinson Cano has 202 career home runs, which leaves him tied with Bill Dickey for 15th place on the Yankees’ all-time list. One […]

Potential Yankees Milestones: August 30, 2013

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Several players have an opportunity to reach personal milestones during this weekend’s series, moving them higher on all-time lists for the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball. Robinson Cano has 201 career home runs. He needs just one home run to tie Bill Dickey (202) for 15th place on the Yankees’ all-time home runs […]

Alfonso Soriano, Hall of Famer?

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On September 24th, 1999, 23-year old Alfonso Soriano connected on his first career home run off Norm Charlton in the bottom of the eleventh inning, giving the Yankees a walk-off 4-3 victory against the Devil Rays. Nearly 14 years later, he hit career homers 399 and 400 off J.A. Happ as New York won by […]

Cano stays hot

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When Robinson Cano gets on one of his streaks, very rarely will you see a better ballplayer. After being the guy in the lineup for most of the season, Cano finally has reinforcements around him – and he is flourishing. In Yesterday’s doubleheader, Cano went a combined 6-for-8 with a homer and 5 RBI. Game […]

A Hiro at home

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Hiroki Kuroda is turning in one of the best seasons by a Yankee pitcher we’ve seen in the past 35 years. The only other Yankee to have  a lower ERA this late into the season was Ron Guidry in 1978, when he finished at 1.74. Although Kuroda has been solid all around, his numbers at […]