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Matt Ferenchick

Yankees History: Lou Gehrig breaks record, Yanks break themselves

Lineup protection can be pretty valuable sometimes...

When you think of the 1927 Yankees. you almost certainly first think of the powerful “Murderers’ Row” offense. Led by the likes of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, the ‘27 Yankees averaged over six runs per game, which was nearly a full run better than any other MLB team. Even in the game this post is about, which will highlight a disappointingly bad performance, they still put up 11 runs.

That is what makes their complete...

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Joshua Diemert

Alex Rodriguez and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad ALDS

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What happened in that 2006 series with the Tigers?

Yesterday, I wrote about the Alex Rodriguez trade, and I don’t think you can discuss his legacy without including a conversation about his playoff performances, and indeed, the multi-year failure of the Yankees to recapture their late-90s postseason dominance. It’s not entirely A-Rod’s fault — in the series I’m about to talk about, the Yankees started Literally...

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John Griffin

25 Smartest Moves of the Past 25 Years: Johnny Damon signed

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Sorry Bubba Crosby, but bringing in Johnny Damon was absolutely the right call.

After the 2005 season, the Yankees were in dire need of a center fielder. Now entering his age-37 season, Bernie Williams was no longer capable of manning the position on an everyday basis, as his 85 OPS+ and 12 home runs both represented career lows. Over the course of the season, the Yankees had used Bubba Crosby (career 47 OPS+ in 173 plate appearances...

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Peter Brody

Owners, MLBPA still far apart as February looms

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Reviewing the progress made over the last two days of talks between MLB, MLBPA.

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, MLB and the MLBPA held back-to-back bargaining sessions to discuss some of the core economic issues in the next CBA. These meetings came on the heels of MLB’s initial proposal to the union on January 13th — the first talks between the two sides in 43 days after the start of the lockout — and that increase in the...

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Yankees’ new hitting coach drops 3 words to detail awesome new approach

The New York Yankees usually feature one of the best offenses in baseball, but during the 2021 season, they witnessed several inconsistencies that severely damaged their efficiency.

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Jon Rimmer

A reason for optimism about Luke Voit

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If Luke Voit has changed his weight room philosophy, that could be a sign of good things to come.

Luke Voit recently shared a short video of part of his workout, which in and of itself is far from newsworthy. Athletes and non-athletes alike commonly like to let everyone know what they’re up to in the gym (for reasons I personally can’t quite understand.) That said, Voit’s video had a few details that caught my attention, and at the risk of...

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Yankees’ new hitting coach drops 3 words to detail awesome new approach

The New York Yankees usually feature one of the best offenses in baseball, but during the 2021 season, they witnessed several inconsistencies that severely damaged their efficiency.

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Jake Devin

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 1/27/22

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Thursday’s rundown.

For at least a few days, the MLB offseason sprung to life, with the Hall of Fame announcement coming Tuesday and news of talks between MLB and the MLBPA coming earlier in the week. Things have calmed down again, but winter at least seems to have a bit of life now.

On the site today, Matt breaks down an interesting day in the career of Lou Gehrig, and Peter analyzes the most recent reporting on the negotiations between the league...

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Andrés Chávez

NYY news: “Hit strikes hard”

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees’ hitting coach talks about philosophy and forecasts an exciting season for the offense; Roger Clemens’ impressions after latest Hall snub; How will voters evaluate Carlos Beltran’s case for Cooperstown?

MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: Yankees hitting coach Dillon Lawson is known for his “hit strikes hard” philosophy, but he took some time to fully explain what he means with the phrase.

“When we swing at strikes, we’re likely to make more...

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Jesse Dorey

Creating my own personal Franken-Yankee

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In which I set out to stitch together the greatest Yankee of all-time from the best attributes of former and current Yankees.

In Basketball and Other Things, author Shea Serrano has a section called, “Who’s Your Frankenplayer Made Out Of?” in which he sets out to create the greatest basketball player of all-time by stitching together a bunch of different physical attributes and abilities from a bunch of different players throughout the years.

The...

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John Griffin

Baseball rules progress, from Civil War to National Pastime

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From the Civil War on, the 1800s saw the Knickerbocker Rules evolve into modern baseball.

From the very beginning, the American Civil War has been closely tied to the origins of baseball. Abner Doubleday, the sport’s mythical inventor, was a Union general in the war who fought at the decisive Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, and throughout the war, soldiers on both sides played the game when not marching or in battle to pass the time. As Steve Light...

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Joshua Diemert

25 Smartest Moves of the Past 25 Years: The A-Rod trade

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As it turns out, it’s a good idea to add the best player in baseball.

Sometimes, landing the game’s best player is hard. You have to identify something in a college or high school bat that’s just different, or you have to find a way to mold a raw international free agent into a complete product. And then, sometimes, landing the game’s best player is easy — swoop in after a deal collapses and ...

Trade Details:...

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Esteban Rivera

How would the best Yankees in MLB The Show fare in a seven-game set?

Perhaps not so surprisingly, the top Yankees of all-time took a big lead against the very best of the White Sox.

MLB The Show is a frustrating, yet extremely entertaining game. It lets you bring your love for collecting baseball cards to virtual life. In the game, there are several ways to collect cards. They include defeating other real people online to increase your rating in a designated season, playing offline and completing a series of missions, completing real life flashback...

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Jon Rimmer

It’s time to reevaluate Hideki Irabu’s Yankees career

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Hideki Irabu never became a dominant ace, but he was a solid contributor on two World Series winners.

Hideki Irabu’s tenure as a Yankee was generally regarded as a big disappointment, and frankly, many fans and people around the organization would likely use harsher terminology. As always is the case, hindsight is clearer than real-time evaluations, which often lead to trees blocking the view of the forest. To that end, it’s...

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Yankees could get blind-sided by Braves in blockbuster deal with Athletics

The New York Yankees have been connected to the Oakland Athletics on multiple occasions this off-season, despite the lockout raging on. However, other teams have also been linked to Oakland in prospective deals.

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Andrew Mearns

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 1/26/22

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Hall of Fame and CBA discussion for your Wednesday morning.

Well, here we are at the end of the 2022 Hall of Fame voting cycle, and the only modern player who will be honored at Cooperstown this summer is not the man with the most homers in baseball history or the man with the most strikeouts in baseball history. It’s David Ortiz. Yippie. Anyway.

Today on the site, Jon will reconsider the maligned Yankees career of Hideki Irabu,...

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Peter Brody

NYY News: Big Papi in, A-Rod out

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Ortiz lone Hall of Fame inductee; Incremental progress in Day 2 of CBA talks; The Boss’s failed attempt to take team on tour; Braves could pass Yankees in pursuit of Olson; Should Mattingly be in Cooperstown?

ESPN | Bradford Doolittle: The results of the 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame balloting were released Tuesday night, and only David Ortiz collected the required 75 percent of the vote to be inducted into Cooperstown. He received a 77.9-percent ballot share...

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Roger Clemens: I put the Hall of Fame in the rear-view mirror 10 years ago

He earned seven Cy Young Awards during a career that included stints with the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, and Houston Astros.

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Andrew Mearns

BBWAA elects David Ortiz to Hall of Fame class of 2022

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The PSA community chose one player as well, though it wasn’t Ortiz.

The results of the 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame vote were just announced on MLB Network, and the writers of the BBWAA have elected former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz to Cooperstown. This was essentially one of two realistic outcomes with more effective guesswork made possible by Ryan Thibodaux and his ballot-tracking team. Players needed 75 percent of the...

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Jesse Dorey

How Wendy’s (almost) made me miss Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit

And how my dad proved that Jays fans and Yankees fans will simply never get along.

I worked at Wendy’s for eight-and-a-half years. I started working there in July 2006 when I was 14 (Canadian labor laws be damned) and didn’t leave until August 2014, when I was getting prepared to begin grad school that September. Throughout high school and undergrad, I worked somewhere in the ballpark of 30-35 hours per week — less during exam periods, more during the summer — and routinely...

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