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2014 Preview and Predictions: AL West

When considering the powerhouses in the East and Central, the West looks to be the weakest division in the American League in 2014. But, mediocrity does not have to lack competition, and the AL West will feature a four-team race for the division for sure. The only sure thing is the Houston Astros will firmly […]

Yankees: Youkilis vs. Martin and Ibanez

Ohhhh…. what could have been? A question that Yankees fans are going to debate a lot as they watch other MLB teams play in the 2013 postseason. This is only the second time since 1996 that the Yankees have missed the playoffs, and that the Bronx will be a quiet place come October. But looking […]

Yankees: Holy Hal is about to break loose in the Bronx

Since getting embarrassingly swept out of the 2012 ALCS at the hands of the Detroit Tigers, the New York Yankees have been all about the drama. Starting with a turbulent off-season, where Yankees fans learned that the late, great George Steinbrenner’s definition of winning was not passed down to his son and inherited team owner, […]

Yankees: Biggest mistake was being cheap about Martin and Ibanez

What happens when you choose cheapness over quality?  It usually winds up costing you more in the long run. And that is the New York Yankees in a nutshell, as the stinginess of inherited owner Hal Steinbrenner is now getting exposed like I expected it would. Admittedly, this group of makeshifts had most of Yankee […]

Yankees: Remember Martin, Chavez, Swisher and Ibanez?

How is Bleacher Creature favorite Nick Swisher fitting in with the Tribe fans?  Is Russell Martin flourishing in Pittsburgh? Did Raul Ibanez bring his clutch bat from the Bronx to Seattle? And is Eric Chavez’s body holding up in Arizona? During this past off-season, the Yankees lost four key players from the 2012 squad. Since […]

Yankees: Starting out hot is essential but is it possible

How imperative is it for the New York Yankees to start the 2013 season off hot?  Very. Why? Simply put, no team’s success can be contingent on older veterans unless they have serious depth on the bench, not even if you are the Yankees. The pressure the Yankees have ensued on guys north of 38 […]