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New York Yankees: Hughes you are far from complete

Yesterday afternoon, in Detroit, New York Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes took the hill in the rubber match vs. Tigers ace Justin Verlander. The Yankee bats got to the reigning AL CY Young and MVP winner quickly, as Derek Jeter hit a homer off the first pitch of the game. A-rod followed with a solo shot […]

2012 MLB Team Preview: Cleveland Indians

The 2011 Cleveland Indians came out of the gate hot last season, and were first in the AL Central up until July 20th having won 51 games. Following that day, the Tribe only won 29 more games in 2011, and finished the season a distant second with 15 games separating them and the division leading […]

2012 MLB Team Preview: Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins plunged to the bottom of the AL Central in 2011 finishing with a 63-99 record, which was the second worst in baseball. In 2010, the Twins won 94 games and captured their second-straight American League Central title, which is why last season’s fall, came unexpectedly. It just seemed like everything in Minnesota went […]

2012 MLB Team Preview: Kansas City Royals

Last season the Kansas City Royals finished with a 71-91 record, but regardless of what that record suggests, the team looked a lot better than anyone could have anticipated. Still, Royals fans are frustrated. They are sick of hearing how excited they should be about the future and want to see some results now. Will […]

2012 MLB Team Preview: Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers went from being a .500 ball-club in 2010, to winning 95 games and the AL Central in 2011. In an off-season where they lost Victor Martinez for the all of 2012, Tigers ownership stepped it up big to make sure that the team is still in a place to contend by signing […]

New York Yankees: Secret To ALDS Success Vs. Detroit Tigers

So, what is the New York Yankees secret to success in this ALDS series? It is a pretty simple formula…. winning Game 1 and beating Justin Verlander. Appropriately in Game 1, both skippers’ Joe Girardi and Jim Leland, have their aces taking the hill. This is almost a prerequisite for all teams competing in the […]