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Posted by: BigYankeesFan on Apr 1, 2013 at 10:23:48 PM
Attention Real Yankees Fans,
The ship isn't sinking! Today was only one game. Let's not get into panic mode yet. I vow to watch the Yankees no matter what and so should you. Here's why:
Posted by: Jack Curry on Nov 20, 2012 at 10:36:19 PM
A relief. That was how general manager Brian Cashman described the signing of Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year, $15 million contract with the Yankees yesterday. It was the perfect description. Kuroda was a smooth, confident and low-maintenance pitcher last season. He was also the Yankees’ best pitcher so it was definitely a relief for them to know that he will return in 2013.
The relationship between Kuroda and the Yankees is an appropriate one. The Yankees strongly prefer to sign any starting pitchers to one-year deals because they are insistent on keeping their payroll under $189 million for 2014. Kuroda prefers to sign one-year deals because, eventually, he wants to return to Japan and finish his career in his native country. So, in pursuit of these goals, the pitcher and the team...
Posted by: Jack Curry on Oct 7, 2012 at 02:12:21 PM
In the middle of September, in the middle of a Yankees’ post-season dash that was much tenser than they ever expected, there were some doubts about CC Sabathia. The Yankees need Sabathia to be a certainty, but he had lost four straight starts, he had lost velocity on his fastball and there had to be a loss of confidence in Yankeeland.
Sabathia is a proud pitcher, a pitcher who is confident enough to say when he should and could dominate hitters. Across Sabathia’s last three regular season starts, that dominant pitcher returned. He went 2-0 with a gaudy 1.50 earned run average, minimizing the doubts with a rejuvenated fastball, with better location and with an effectiveness that the Yankees were desperate to see again.
“It was vintage CC,” Manager Joe Girardi said....
Posted by: Yankeeman04 on Sep 29, 2012 at 01:26:52 AM
Indeed, in the world of sports, a lot of what is going on revolves around "What have you done for me lately?"
While the New York Yankees are completely engulfed in a fiery race to the finish of the 2012 Regular Season and look to qualify for the post season, with a 1 game lead and 5 games to go as of this moment, I find myself thinking a little bit ahead, to the off season. With all this talk of the New York Yankees discussing lowering payroll, I am thinking about the future of what this team will look like next season and years beyond that.
Let's take a closer look shall we?
At the conclusion of this season, the likes of Russell Martin, Nick Swisher are to become free agents, along with Hiroki Kuroda, Mariano Rivera and Ichiro, with Rafael Soriano having a player option,...
Posted by: Jack Curry on Sep 5, 2012 at 06:41:27 PM
The Yankees have tip-toed around the obvious for a few weeks, tip-toed around the notion that they were struggling and allowing the Orioles and the Rays to rumble back into the race in the American League East. As long as the Yankees had a lead, even if it was a dwindling, they could still talk about how they were alone in first place and they were fine. But that changed on Tuesday night.
Once it changed and once the Yankees fell into a first-place tie with the Orioles, Kevin Long, the batting coach, offered a candid assessment of how this free fall has impacted the batters. While hitters are taught to focus on the next pitch or the next at bat, it is natural for them to also wonder about how a once-sturdy lead has disintegrated.
“There’s some pressure, obviously,” Long...
Posted by: BigYankeesFan on Sep 4, 2012 at 11:16:37 PM
I think it’s time to panic. The Yankees are no longer solely in 1st place anymore. The Yankees aren’t playing like the Yankees anymore. There are 27 games left of the season. Will the Yankees at this point either win the division or even make the playoffs at their current rate of performance? Check out my latest video.
Posted by: FinkThinks on Aug 31, 2012 at 11:46:55 PM
By Zachary Finkelstein
“Showing up is half the battle,” is an adage that has rung true for the Yankees since July 18, when they owned a 10-game lead in the American League East.
Posted by: Kevin Sullivan on Mar 16, 2011 at 01:26:54 PM
Posted by: Kevin Sullivan on Mar 16, 2011 at 01:17:19 PM
- My YES