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Yankees: 7 situations you want to see work

The hype surrounding New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter’s last season has generated a lot of emotions amid the sports world. But as this resonates within Yankees Universe, the fans I have spoken believe that sending Jeter out on top is already preordained in baseball history. As perfect an ending that World Series Champ would […]

Yankees: Tanaka – Tanaka – Tanaka

Is anyone else sick of hearing rumors about where Masahiro Tanaka is going to land? The New York Yankees know that they need to land this 25-year old Japanese phenom. Yes, signing a pitcher who has never faced MLB hitters is risky. And the Yankees know this first hand after signing Kei Igawa back in […]

Yankees: 3 meat-and-potatoes reasons not to sign Japan’s Masahiro Tanaka

The latest New York Yankees rumor gathering major momentum is the team’s heavy interest in a 24-year old, righty from Japan named Masahiro Tanaka. For most Yankees fans the memory of signing another Japanese pitcher after the Kei Igawa disaster is terrifying. In case you don’t know or care not to remember, the Yankees signed […]

New York Yankees: 8 Headlines You Don’t Want To See In 2012

Whether you read it in the local newspaper; watch it on ESPN’s Sportscenter or MLB Network’s Quick Pitch; or hear it on Mad Dog Radio, there are certain words like setback, injury, slump, suspension that a fan immediately knows means trouble. Not one of the 30 MLB teams is devoid of issues over the course of the 162-game regular […]

Baseball Basics: The Posting System

If you are a baseball fan, you must have heard the name Yu Darvish. Darvish is Japan’s newest pitching phenom who is coming to MLB in 2012, but that seems to be the extent of some fans knowledge by choice or not. Well, since I did receive a few emails this week asking me to […]

New York Yankees Hot Stove: Not Yu Again As Bombers Bid On Darvish

The Yu Darvish auction officially ended at 4pm yesterday, and rumors are swirling that the New York Yankees might have gotten trigger-happy. What exactly are MLB teams bidding for? To win the negotiating rights of Japan’s latest pitching sensation, and MLB Trade Rumors is reporting that the winning bid is “sky-high.” ESPN’s Buster Onley tweeted that […]