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Yankees Labor Day Weekend review

What did I learn watching the New York Yankees over Labor Day Weekend? The GOOD: 1 – Robertson to Soriano combo are still consistently solid as set-up and closer. 2 – According to the NY Post, A-rod should be back today; ESPN reported that Southpaw Andy Pettitte threw a 35-pitch bullpen over the weekend and […]

New York Yankees: Mariano vs. Soriano

Mariano vs. Soriano is a topic considered sacrilegious in Yankee Universe that no one wants to brooch but with the recent rumors that Mariano Rivera could return in 2012 it has to be. First let me be clear in stating my opinion that Rivera is the greatest closer ever to play the game. There is no […]

Why Yankees Soriano got stiffed

The 2012 AL All-Star team was announced this past Sunday; and four New York Yankees were selected, so CONGRATULATIONS are in order for Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson and CC Sabathia. MLB fans voted on the starting position players for each team. But each league’s respective All-Star manager chooses the pitchers and reserve position […]

New York Yankees: Houdini returns

The New York Yankees are having a mini-Thanksgiving As not only are the Bombers feasting on NL teams but also they are thankful for the return of bullpen ace David Robertson, aka. Houdini. Robertson has been sidelined with strained left oblique since May 11, and the Yankees will welcome him back with open arms for […]

New York Yankees: Snoozing not scoring

After feasting on the Royals, and then sweeping an even weaker ball club in Oakland over this Memorial Day weekend, the New York Yankees headed to Anaheim to face the Angels with a five game winning streak. Well, the Yankees fought for eight innings but unfortunately there are nine innings in a baseball game. The […]

Yankees skipper names Soriano the new Mariano

After Tuesday nights much-needed 3-2 win in the Bronx, New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi said that Rafael Soriano will be his closer going forward according to Zach Schobrun of the New York Times. This makes complete sense as Soriano has a proven track record in the role, as he racked up 45 saves, the most saves in the […]