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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 […]

Yankees Hot Stove: Not doing their due diligence

Let me get right to the point. Yesterday, ESPN reported that the Boston Red Sox had got catcher Mike Napoli to agree to a one-year deal worth $5 million bucks. Mind-you Napoli has suffered from a lingering hip injury, so I am sure his physical wasn’t stellar but regardless he brings a right-handed power bat […]

New York Yankees: Shallow Hal

Finally, Yankee Universe gets confirmation that team owner Hal Steinbrenner is alive. Hal discussed the current state of the Yankees with New York Post’s Ken Davidoff down in Arizona at the annual MLB owners meetings last week. Everyone under the sun knows that Hal is a “numbers” guy and has made it clear that he […]

2013 New York Yankees: 3 reasons to be very worried

Not so long ago, the MLB offseason was considered one of  the most exciting times for New York Yankee fans. There was a time when hot stove headlines were greedily hogged by the Bronx Bombers with news of the team’s latest, big-name acquisition. Well my friend, those days are long gone, as it is safe […]

Yankees Hot Stove: Another nonsensical move

Just as fans start to comprehend that the New York Yankees are all about one-year deals this off-season, the brass throws another curveball that makes no sense. A. J. Pierzynski (Photo credit: Keith Allison) Here is the gist of it: -       Russell Martin signs a 2-year, $17 million deal with the Pirates, as Yankees didn’t […]