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Posted by: ScoFid23 on Nov 1, 2011 at 09:41:04 PM

Whew…

After a season of ‘will he’ or ‘won’t he’ opt-out, CC Sabathia accepted the Yankees offer and I couldn’t be more pleased.  I am a bit concerned that CC’s weight will eventually prove to be a problem if he doesn’t get control of it, but clearly he is the Yankees best pitcher and the best hope for the next few years.

Since avoiding the opt-out only cost the Yankees $30 million (potentially $50 million if he is still at the top of his game at the end of the contract), it was clearly a bargain since they would have paid more to retain him had he hit the open market or perhaps they risked losing him altogether.  I know that CC’s decision to stay was not solely on his love for the city and organization, but I am glad

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Posted by: ScoFid23 on Oct 8, 2011 at 02:15:12 PM

Sad but realistic…

Well, the Yankees lost a series that they could have and should have won.  I can’t say that I am as disappointed as I’ve been in past years during play-off failures as I recognized the team had its fatal weaknesses that would be exposed the deeper it got in the play-offs.  Clearly, starting pitching has been a problem.  CC Sabathia has been great, but he hasn’t been Justin Verlander- or Roy Halladay-great.  He is still the ace and legitimately so, but the weaknesses in the rotation behind him put more pressure on CC to be perfect.  That’s a tough for anyone.  Even if the Yankees had gotten past the Detroit Tigers, I am not so sure that they would have fared well against the Texas Rangers. 

When the season

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Posted by: ScoFid23 on Sep 27, 2011 at 09:05:17 PM

The 2011 AL East Division Champions…

 

Most importantly, congratulations to the New York Yankees for their AL East Division Championship.  They should have been AL East Champions last season but stumbled in the final days of the season to allow them to be eclipsed by the Tampa Bay Rays.  So, fortunately, the Yankees have returned to their rightful throne!  Well, at least for September.  Come October, nothing less than a World Series Championship is acceptable!

 

So, I was only half right…

 

Admittedly, I am surprised the way this season has played out.  At the beginning of the season, I had picked the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies as the World Series participants.  The Phillies still look like the odds-on favorite

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Posted by: benji23 on Sep 22, 2011 at 11:09:42 AM

Introducing your American League East Division Champions: New York Yankees!

And what a suprise it is! The Yankees weren't supposed to win anything in 2011. This was the off season when the rival Red Sox started spending like the Yakees and making all of the important aquisitions (Adrian Gonzales and Carl Crawford for $296 million). This was the off season where the Yankees failed to sign front line starting pitcher Cliff Lee despite throwing ridicuous money at him and also lost veteran Andy Pettitte to retirement. This was the off season in which the Yankees most important signings were Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia. The Yankees had alot of blanks to fill and their biggest signing was someone who the General Manager didn't even want to sign ($36 million for Rafael

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Posted by: Delia Enriquez on Sep 18, 2011 at 08:07:08 AM

Yesterday Mariano Rivera made history. He recorded his 601st save which tied him with Trevor Hoffman as the most saves in Major League Baseball. Mariano's next save will be his 602nd, and since 602 is a special occasion everyone wondered if Jorge Posada was going to catch Mariano Rivera's 602nd save. 

Everyone KNOWS that Jorge Posada has caught Mariano for 15 years until this year where he was made the full time DH, then the part time DH. Posada had the joy of catching 1 game this season v.s the Angels when Russell Martin & Francisco Cervelli injured themselves & Jesus Montero was the DH that day. It wasn't only a joy to Posada, but it was also a joy to Yankees fans everywhere, so why not let Posada catch Mo's 602nd. Well, according to Joe Girardi, the Yankees are trying to clinch

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Posted by: ScoFid23 on Sep 9, 2011 at 09:46:27 PM

 

I am an Iowa Hawkeyes fan, I am used to build up then disappointment…

It’s ironic that the Yankees currently hold the lead in the American League East since it has seemed as though the Boston Red Sox and their fans have had more reason to gloat this year.  Every time I get excited about the Yankees, they do something to temper the excitement.  Headed in September, the team was playing at an incredibly high level, with solid pitching from the entire rotation including A.J. Burnett (well, one start).  During the first two games of a four game set with the Baltimore Orioles and the manager I love to hate, Buck Showalter, the Yankees looked like they could hang with the Philadelphia Phillies in a 7-game play-off series. 

But alas, all good things must

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Posted by: ScoFid23 on Aug 16, 2011 at 09:08:51 PM

 

As the Fonz said, I am ‘wrrrro…, I am wwwrrroo..’…

I was a pessimist in spring training…a non-believer.  I didn’t think the Yankees could compete with the Boston Red Sox with their current roster after the off-season spurning by pitcher Cliff Lee.  At the time, the Yankees were trying to piece together a rotation that was void of both Lee and Andy Pettitte, who opted to retire. 

At the trading deadline, the Yankees were silent while the Red Sox were busy acquiring infielder Mike Aviles from the Kansas City Royals and pitcher Erik Bedard from the Seattle Mariners. 

Yet, on the morning of August 16th, the Yankees found themselves in a first place tie with the Boston Red Sox.  Not bad for a team that has been rated

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Posted by: ScoFid23 on Aug 8, 2011 at 09:24:48 PM

 

Another Boston Series, Another Series Loss...

The latest Yankees-Red Sox series showed that the Yankees are still inferior to the Sox…unfortunately.  The Yankees could have made a statement and reversed the trend of series failures against Boston by taking 2 of 3 from the Boys of Beantown.  Instead, Mariano Rivera and Phil Hughes let victory slip away and yet another series defeat to the Sox who re-captured sole possession of first place.

I can’t say the Yankees’ inactivity at the trading deadline was the wrong thing to do.  I don’t believe in making moves just for the sake of making a move, and it wouldn’t have been prudent to give up talent like Manny Banuelos, Dellin Betances, or Jesus Montero for a half-season rental.  I admire

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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Jun 23, 2011 at 04:31:43 PM

Jon Lane wrote yesterday about how things in the last month have gone well for Jorge Posada at the plate. That had not included a home run until the seventh inning of yesterday's 4-2 win in Cincinnati.

When he connected, it marked the 29th different ballpark that Posada had hit a home run. Posada has 268 career home runs and that includes venues such as Olympic Stadium, Tokyo Dome,  Tiger Stadium, Kingdome, Shea Stadium and the Metrodome.

So of course possessing that knowledge leads one to find out the details of the first time Posada homered in all of those stadiums. By details, that means the date, the opposing pitcher, the situation and other variables.

1 - Kauffman Stadium - Posada is a .342 hitter in Kansas City with 10 home runs. The first home run he hit there on May 4, 1997

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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on May 25, 2011 at 12:39:26 PM

Today is May 25 and eight years ago, the Blue Jays were successful in a four-game sweep over the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. That weekend featured four dreary losses that saw the Yankees strand 34 runners.

If that sounds familiar, it is because it is what has happened to the Yankees at times this month and seemed destined to happen again last night, putting Toronto in position to go for the sweep.

Instead, things like Curtis Granderson’s first four-hit night as a Yankee, Jorge Posada’s pinch hit double put the Yankees in position to change the script and that was achieved with Mark Teixeira’s single off ex-Yankee Juan Rivera’s first baseman glove.

"Toronto tended to have our number from last year to the start of this year,” Granderson said last night. “They're

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