Jim Griffin

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Joe Torre's Yankee legacy

Joe Torre is being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday so let's take a look back at his career and impact on the Yankees.

Yankees first half surprises

The Yankees' 2014 season has been full of surprises so far, pleasant or otherwise. Which ones have been the biggest?

Yankees all-time All-Star team

Just in time for All Star festivities let's take a look at an all-time Yankees All Star team.

What should the Yankees do at the trade deadline?

The Yankees will target starting pitchers at this year's trade deadline, but they probably shouldn't.

No Yankees honeymoon for McCann and Beltran

Marquee free agents rarely produce at a high level for the duration of their contracts, but Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran are taking it to an extreme.

Yankees Rookie of the Year history

Masahiro Tanaka seems like a lock to win the AL rookie of the year award. He might also be the greatest rookie in Yankees history.

FIP and Yankees starters going forward

A look at what to expect from Yankees starting pitchers going forward according to Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP).

Yankees, the draft, and nepotism

The Yankees have made a habit of drafting the younger relatives of their former players and it might not be the best draft strategy.

The Yankees and 20+ home run hitters

The Yankees have had a player hit 20 or more home runs during each non-strike year since 1968. Will that streak continue in 2014?

Tom Burr, forgotten Yankee

Chances are you never heard of Tom Burr, but his long-lost story deserves some attention this weekend.

The case for retiring Bernie Williams' number

The Yankees will honor Bernie Williams in some way during the 2015 season. Let's hope they don't short change him.

Joe Girardi should loosen the leash on D-Rob

Despite being an excellent manager of the bullpen, Joe Girardi might be misusing David Robertson.

The Yankees run differential is ominous

The Yankees are again yielding more runs than they're scoring and that's not a good sign.

The Yankees season by the numbers so far

A quick look at how the Yankees are doing in 2014 compared to their abysmal season last year.

Who will lead the Yanks when Derek Jeter is gone?

The Yankees will be without their longtime captain next season. Who will step up and take on the role of team leader?

The Yankees will steal a lot of bases in 2014

The new look Yankees could buck a franchise trend and make some noise on the base paths this year.

Silver linings of CC Sabathia's first start

CC Sabathia's first start of 2014 probably didn't convince anybody that his disappointing 2013 is behind him, but there is a glimmer of hope.

David Phelps will be starting sooner than later

Despite a strong showing this spring, David Phelps lost the battle for the fifth spot in the starting rotation to a resurgent Michael Pineda. However, recent history tells us that it won't be long...

John Sterling and the new Yankees' home run calls

Lots of new players on the roster means that John Sterling has new toys to play with. What kind of home run calls does he have in store for us in 2014?

A Yankees void at second base is nothing new

When Robinson Cano skipped town to play ball on the other side of the country, it left the Yankees with a problem to solve at second base. And that's nothing new for the franchise or their fans.

What do sportsbooks think of the 2014 Yankees?

The betting lines for team wins in 2014 have been set and surprisingly, the Yankees may have been undersold by the oddsmakers.

The Yankees Matt Thornton contingency plan

Matt Thornton is the new LOOGY in town for the Yankees. He's an aging player with declining skills, but the Yankees have plenty of options behind him should he falter.

Ellsbury improves the Yankees' outfield defense

The signing of Jacoby Ellsbury excited a fanbase that desperately needed something to be excited about and might just be the reason that the Yankees return to the playoffs.

Masahiro Tanaka vs. Hideki Irabu

For the first time since 1997 the Yankees have acquired the most hyped Japanese pitcher on the market. That's where the similarities between Masahiro Tanaka and Hideki Irabu should start and end...

Yankees history: MVP award history part three

A Yankee has been named the AL MVP 22 times since the award's inception. Here's a look at the last eight winners.

Former Yankees on the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot

There are plenty of former Yankees on the loaded 2014 Hall of Fame ballot. Here's a look back at each of their careers and how they might fare in the polls.

Yankees history: MVP award history part two

A Yankee has been named the AL MVP 22 times since the award's inception. Here's a look at the seven winners between 1947 and 1957.

Yankees history: MVP award history part one

Looking back at the Yankees' history with MVP awards

Yankees 2013 Roster Report Card: Kevin Youkilis

Kevin Youkilis never really stood a chance as a Yankee, but not even his most ardent haters could have expected what an unmitigated disaster his 2013 would be.

Yankees 2013 Roster Report Card: Adam Warren

Although he failed to establish himself as either a starter or top reliever in 2013, a change in approach could be the key Adam Warren's success in 2014.

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