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jay jaffe

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Opposite Day

It didn't take long for Jesus Montero to make friends with the Yankee Stadium crowd. (AP) Yankee Stadium takes a fair bit of flak for its...

Called Up to Sit Down

Scott Proctor is back with the Yankees, but why? (AP) Jesus Montero's the one getting all the ink, and rightly so, but with big league...

The Legend of Shpilkes Cervelli

"Less Filling!" "Tastes Great!" (AP) With the Yankees and Red Sox both more or less locks to make the playoffs — the Baseball Prospectus...

Swish Smash

Nick Swisher's production has been sky-high since June. (AP) The Yankees salvaged a split of their bifurcated series in Baltimore witha 3-2...

Salvage Job

The next mayor of New York City? (AP) Amid the anxiety, danger, and general inconvenience caused by Hurricane Irene — and here's hoping...

Tres Grande

Curtis Granderson made major league history when he connected for the Yankees' third grand slam of the game. The start of Thursday...

Doubling Back on the Jeter Bunt

Derek Jeter bunting is usually a bad idea, particularly when the likelihood of him grounding into a double play is overrated. (AP) I said I...

Tough to Beat

It's a constant battle to come up with a fresh angle from which to cover the Yankees. (AP) I arrived home from my West Coast sojourn just in...

Facing the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Beyond CC Sabathia, identifying the best Yankee starters based upon quality of opponents is a difficult task. As I'm on the road three time...

Cash Scrubs the Cubs

"The Cubs? Fuhgeddaboutit." (AP) On Friday, the Cubs announced that general manager Jim Hendry had been fired after a little over nine years...

The Sixth Man

A.J. Burnett was underwhelming once again on Monday night. (AP) The Yankees ongoing rotation saga continues. Since we last discussed it,...

Not Half as Fun as Shark Week

Mariano Rivera's recent struggles have the pitcher and everyone who follows him looking for answers. (AP) A few quick morning links for a...

A Very Grand Year

365 days ago, Curtis Granderson emerged with a new swing, one that has become the gift that keeps on giving. (AP) On Tuesday night, Curtis...

The Worst of It

It's not the haircut, it's the homers. And the walks. (AP) Tuesday night's Yankees loss to the Angels had so many frustrating elements to...

The Trouble With Lefties

Boone Logan's recent improvement hasn't stopped the Yankees from trying to upgrade their lefty relief corps. (AP) Shortly after I ran y...

A Silver Lining in a Series Loss

Rafael Soriano's return should strengthen what's already become a strong bullpen in his absence. (AP) If you stuck around until the bitter...

Talkin' Yanks-Sox

Yankee fans should count their blessings they haven't had to watch John Lackey's struggles every fifth day. (AP) On the eve of this...

The Grand Tour

Curtis Granderson is enjoying a career year with the bat, but his defensive numbers raise some eyebrows. (AP) A.J. Burnett had a nasty,...

Switching It Up

Phil Hughes dominated the White Sox in his best outing of the season. (AP) Phil Hughes came into Tuesday night's start against the White Sox...

Derek Jeter Beyond 3K

Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit didn't free him — or us — from pain. (AP) Derek Jeter got a night off on Monday, a break after being hit on...

No, Really: Jesus (Montero) Is Coming

He's almost ready for his close-up. (AP) Sunday's trade deadline came and went without the Yankees making a move. No Hiroki Kuroda, Erik...

Manny B Rising

Manny Banuelos' impending promotion to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre better positions him for a late-season appearance in the Bronx. (AP) W...

Wandy... and Hideki

Yesterday I checked in on the various starting pitchers whom the Yankees were keeping tabs on as the July 31 deadline approached. Today there's another name that's been added to the mix, that of...

The Unchased-Away Hughes Blues

Phil Hughes wasn't sharp enough on Wednesday to se the Yankees' minds at ease. (AP) On an afternoon that featured three big...

Sweaty Freddy, Steady Eddie, Chavez Ready

Eric Chavez is on his way back to the big league roster. (AP) As you’d expect when the AL's second-best team faces off with one on a...

Kicking the Tires on Kuroda

Hiroki Kuroda has endured a tough season in Los Angeles, but he's the top starting pitcher on the market as the trade deadline approaches. (AP) ...

Pulling for Teixeira

Should Mark Teixeira use more of the whole field? (AP) Earlier this week, I wrote of Mark Teixeira's falling batting average, and...

Time to Go Long for Teixeira?

Perhaps Mark Teixeira needs to pray for opposite-field hits... (AP) On Monday night, the Yankees snatched victory from the jaws of defeat,...

Baldy and Chavvy

Ubaldo Jimenez is no control freak. (AP) Steve has touched on the Ubaldo Jimenez rumors couple of times already, but what he hasn't passed...

A Hughes They Can Use

Phil Hughes threw his best start of the season on Sunday against the Blue Jays. (AP) Phil Hughes put together his best start of the season...

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