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Yankees: You choose the fifth starter competition winner

Jorge Castillo of The Star-Ledger reported that this coming Tuesday, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi will announce the winner of the fifth-starter competition. This seemingly annual contest is having its most exciting and competitive Spring Training in years. As David Phelps, Michael Pineda, Vidal Nuno, and Adam Warren have each made a good case […]

Yankees: Can Houdini stay healthy?

Enter David Robertson. The New York Yankees deemed heir apparent for the great Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning. No doubt a huge task to fill such big shoes, but one that D-Rob (aka Houdini) has certainly earned, as over six seasons he has been one of the best relievers in baseball. (Stats courtesy of […]

Yankees: Jacoby Ellsbury’s “precautionary” injury

And the nightmare begins again…. OK maybe I am being a tad over-dramatic here. But learning via the NY Daily News that New York Yankees Jacoby Ellsbury will be missing some games as a “precautionary” measure made the bad memories circa 2013 feel all to real again. Of course, Yankees GM Brian Cashman gave his […]

2014 Preview and Predictions: AL East

Thanks to the $438 million dollars spent by the New York Yankees in the off-season, the AL East is back to being the most competitive division in baseball once again. Predicting the division where your favorite team resides is tough for any fan because it hits at an emotional level, but I tried to be […]

Yankees: My season preview struggles

For the first time since I started LadyLovesPinstripes.com back in 2009, I cannot get a feel for the how the New York Yankees will fair in the upcoming season. I should be starting my 2014 team preview and prediction, but instead I am struggling somewhere between distrust and devotion. The hopes of this team are […]

Yankees: Premature postseason predictions are not promising

Fangraphs.com, Baseball Prospctus and top baseball sabermetrician Clay Davenport predictions all assert that the 2014 New York Yankees fate is destined to follow in last season’s footsteps. Translation…there will once again be no postseason baseball played in the Bronx comes October. Fangraphs gave the Yankees a 33.4% chance of making the postseason, and a 2.9% […]