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Yankees: Champions are winners not survivors

Old? The oldest; the average age is 31.9 years. Injured? A DL (disabled list) that reads like an All-Star roster – Jeter, A-Rod, Grandy, Tex, Youks, Cervelli, Nova, and Pineda. Expectations? Exceeding. This team was projected to fall down, not rise up. So far the New York Yankees are not the big disappointments everyone, myself included, […]

New York Yankees got Moneyballed

The team with the best record in baseball, the New York Yankees didn’t just get swept by the Oakland Athletics, they got beat. A very real and determined Athletics burned the Bombers over the weekend winning four one-run games. Billy Beane might have his best Moneyball team yet, as this group is made up of […]

2012 MLB Power Rankings – Week 15

The Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Oriolesare both at a crossroad because finally both teams are winning almost enough to be contenders, which is unfamiliar territory for both clubs recently. So, do the O’s and A’s make big splashes before the July 31st trade deadline, and risk depleting their farm systems if they miss the playoffs? […]

2012 MLB Team Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks are coming off their most successful season since 2007, finishing up with a 94-68 record and easily stole the NL West away from the 2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants who were eight games back. Losing the NLCS to the Brewers in five games was certainly a quicker exit than the […]

2012 MLB Team Preview: Washington Nationals

As the Washington Nationals head into their eighth season, they finally have something to get excited about. What started last off-season by signing Jason Werth, the ownership has continued that they want this team wants to contend now. The franchise’s best divisional finish was in 2011, as they placed third place in the NL East […]

New York Yankees hot stove: Who is Jorge Soler?

With all of New York City under complete Lin-Sanity, any Yankees news has been put on the back burner. As pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training this coming Sunday, technically the off-season hot stove is still in session. And the latest player rumored to be on the Yankees radar is a 19-year old, Cuban outfielder […]