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Cliff Corcoran

  • joined Aug 31, 2012
  • last login Dec 13, 2013
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Designated Columnist - SB Nation
Height: 5' 8" * Weight: 190 * Writes: Right * Types: Both
Drafted: SI.com, 2007 * Acquired: Freelancer, 11-05-12
Born: 6-5-1976, Ann Arbor, MI * Home: Morristown, NJ

Cliff is a stay-at-home dad during the regular, pre-, post-, and offseasons.

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Series Preview: Yankees vs. Twins, Make-up Game Edition

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A.J. Burnett: Everybody calm down, I think I'm onto something here. (AP) I cataloged the Twins miseries the last time these two teams met,...

Why Phil Hughes' Bad Back Might Be Good and Curtis Granderson Is Better

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Phil Hughes was originally scheduled to pitch Monday's make-up game against the Twins, but is being pushed back into the subsequent Rays series because of some back spasms he experienced in the...

601

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Mariano Rivera in the process of picking up his record-tying 601st save at the Rogers Centre on Saturday. (AP) There has been no shortage of...

Houdini

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Don't look now, but with less than two weeks left in the season, David Robertson's ERA+ is 379*, which is the sixth-best single season mark by a pitcher with 60 or more innings pitched in the...

Series Preview: Yankees @ Blue Jays III

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Colby Rasmus, expected to be activated for this series, is one of several compelling young players the Blue Jays have added in the last couple of months. (AP) ...

Series Preview: Yankees @ Mariners II

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Things are so bad in Seattle, the team's official commercials show Felix Hernandez disguising himself so he can pitch more often. Above, "Larry Bernandez" hands...

Series Preview: Yankees @ Angels II

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Torii Hunter has helped the Angels boost their run scoring just in time for their pitching to come back to earth. (AP) There's a chance that...

Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

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Imagine you're a 14-year-old aspiring catcher in a country that has produced only a select number of star major leaguers. Suddenly one of the top young catching talents in the major leagues is one...

Series Preview: Yankees vs. Orioles III+i

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The Yankees and Orioles just played four games a week ago, so I don't see much need to go into too much detail here. The two teams will play a regularly-scheduled three-game set in the Bronx Monday...

Series Preview: Yankees vs. Blue Jays III

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Rookie third baseman Brett Lawrie is further evidence of Toronto's recent success on the trade market. (AP) The Blue Jays have been busy on...

Series Preview: Yankees @ Red Sox III

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CC Sabathia and the Yankees have something to prove at Fenway Park this week. (AP) The question has been posed to me several times, If the...

Series Preview: Yankees @ Orioles III

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Proof that baseball fans sometimes are smarter than baseball decision makers, the Camden Yards dugouts were more crowded than the stands the last time the...

Series Preview: Yankees vs. A's II

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First baseman Brandon Allen was a nice upside gamble for the A's at the deadline. (AP) The Yankees are 5-1 against the A's this season, were...

Designating The Yankees' Hitters

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Eric Chavez may be trying to look like Don Mattingly, but he's not hitting like him. (AP) The Yankees have a 99.5 percent chance of making...

Aaron Laffey? Really?

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Newest Yankee Aaron Laffey doesn't do anything particularly well. (AP) The Yankees just claimed 26-year-old lefty reliever Aaron Laffey off...

Series Preview: Yankees @ Twins

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Michael Cuddyer might hit the disabled list this week, but that will just give him more time to book the Twins' travel arrangements, bleach the showers, and...

Series Preview: Yankees @ Royals

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Melky Cabrera has been one of the Royals' best players this season. Seriously. (AP) The Royals entered this season with by far the best farm...

Series Preview: Yankees vs. Rays II

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Desmond Jennings has been a big upgrade for the Rays, but his promotion may have come too late to help them this season. (AP) The Rays enter...

Series Preview Update: Wedesday Night's Opposing Starter

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Garrett Richards will look to usURP the Yankees tonight. (AP) The Angels announced that they were bouncing Joel Piñiero to the bullpen and...

Series Preview: Yankees vs. Angels

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Jeff Mathis's hitting is single-handedly keeping the Angels out of the playoffs. (AP) Yes they're seven games back, but the Angels are the...

Series Preview: Yankees @ Red Sox II

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Dustin Pedroia has hit .500/.605/.733 in 39 plate appearances against the Yankees this season. (AP) Let the hype flow freely. This is the...

The Six-Man Rotation: Why This Is The Right Time To Do The Wrong Thing

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David Wells missed this photo shoot when his back seized up (or so I like to think). In the wake of Ivan Nova's strong spot start this past...

CC Rider

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CC Sabathia wasn't as dominant last night as he was in his previous, rain-interrupted start, but he still managed to hold the White Sox to two runs over eight innings, striking out six against no...

Series Preview: Yankees @ White Sox (Updated)

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Omar Vizquel is an assassin sent from the past to prevent the White Sox from winning the division. (AP) My pre-season pick to win the...

Series Preview: Yankees vs. Orioles II

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Buck Showalter gives his Orioles the gas face. (AP) The Orioles have the second-worst third-order winning percentage in baseball coming into...

Stopping the Streak?

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With Tuesday night's loss to the Yankees, the Mariners extended their losing streak to 17 games. That streak is now one of the 13 longest team losing streaks since 1919 (the current retrosheet...

Series Preview: Yankees vs. Mariners

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Thanks to Dustin Ackley's hot start to his major league career, the Mariners still have one player with offensive value on their roster. One. (AP) ...

Keystone Tops

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Robinson Cano has already earned a place among best second basemen in Yankee history. (AP) With Roberto Alomar being inducted into the...

Series Preview: Yankees vs. A's

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When I think about this season's A's, my mind goes to a pair of tweets that were sent by A's fan Ken Arneson, the founder of Baseball Toaster and author of the late, lamented Catfish Stew. Two...

Series Preview: Yankees @ Rays II

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James Shields hung his head over a single unearned run the last time these two teams met, but he'll get a rematch with CC Sabathia on Thursday. (AP) ...

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