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The Perfect Storm

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A particularly tough day at the office for Bartolo Colon doesn't necessarily mean the fun of his comeback is over. (AP) The early and late...

Have You Checked the Lost and Found?

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The latest addition to the Yankee organization is lefty reliever Shoeless J.C. Romero. (AP) Links from hither and yon detailing the...

Not Closing Time

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Yankee fans won't have to worry about Francisco Rodriguez bringing his act to the Bronx. (AP) Yankees fans wary of other GMs bearing trade...

Still Coming Up Big

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CC Sabathia may have thrown his best start of the season on Sunday. (AP) I didn't get a chance to write about it amid all of the Jeter and...

Jeet, Papi, A-Rod

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For all of his recent woes, Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit was a thrill to behold. (AP) After sitting in the Yankee Stadium press box for...

The Chase

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Derek Jeter resumed his quest for 3,000 hits on Thursday night. (AP) Still dealing with jet lag but in an appropriately analytical mood, I...

Bartolo the Giant

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While the rest of Yankeeland was attuned to the impending returns of Phil Hughes and Derek Jeter at the respective expenses of Ivan Nova and Eduardo Nunez, I spent the past week wandering around...

Just the Right Amount of Homers

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For Alex Rodriguez as well as the Yankee lineup as a whole, the hits have been falling in even as the balls have been staying in the yard. It's all good. (AP) ...

Something Old, Something New on Old Timers' Day

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Yogi Berra and Reggie Jackson help pay tribute to trainer Gene Monahan on Old Timers' Day. (AP) I spent a loooong Sunday at Yankee Stadium,...

Prospects and the Value of Uncertainty

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Figuring out when to recall a prospect and put him in the line of fire is Noesi task. (AP) In the comment thread of my last piece, reader...

Gordon the Not-So-Great

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Last week's It-Starter was sooooo last week. (AP) Brian Gordon couldn't match his miraculous Yankee debut. Facing the Reds in the nightcap...

Flogging a Dead Horse is Better than Leading Off With One

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There's little to smile about when it comes to the topic of Derek Jeter leading off. (AP) During Sunday night's game against the Cubs, ESPN...

Improving in the Nick of Time

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Nick Swisher hasn't had much trouble against lefties this year... (AP) With their victory over the Reds on Monday night, the Yankees have...

Gordon the Great

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Brian Gordon gave the Yankees an impressive effort under the circumstances. (AP) Derek Jeter's injury scrambled my plans to chase down his...

Just Dropped In to See What Condition Cano's Condition Was In*

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Balls are flying out of the yard for Robinson Cano, but his patience at the plate has been lacking. (AP) When it comes to Yankees going...

Still Finessin' It?

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It was that kind of night for the Yankees — or was it? (AP) Monday night's 1-0 loss to the Indians certainly felt like something Yankee fans...

Slightly Hipper Jorge

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Though he's still shy in the power department, Jorge Posada's stroke is starting to come around. (AP) Between the losses of Joba Chamberlain...

Oh No, Bartolo!

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Bartolo Colon's grimace says it all. The Bartolo Colon Miracle Comeback Express came to a grinding halt on Saturday at Yankee Stadium....

No Defending Cervelli

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The numbers suggest Francisco Cervelli is the majors' worst defensive catcher. (AP) A few years ago, I was prone to cracking up every time...

Joba, Over and Out

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It's going to be a long time before Yankee fans get to watch Joba Chamberlain pump his fist or shout into his glove again. (AP) Wednesday's...

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Pinstriped Edition

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Pondering what would happen if various Yankee regulars went down for an extended period of time isn't as much fun as wrestling an alligator. ...

Teix Style

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No hard feelings as Mark Teixeira passed Curtis Granderson for the team home run lead on Sunday. (AP) On Sunday, the Yankees won the rubber...

Unclutching Some Straws

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There's no need for Alex Rodriguez to wear a scarlet letter U for Unclutch. (AP) Thursday was an off day for the Yankees, but Alex Rodriguez...

The Grand Transformation

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Curtis Granderson seems to have something new to high-five about every day. (AP) The evolution of Curtis Granderson continues to amaze....

Steady Freddy

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Freddy Garcia delivered the latest in a series of strong outings on Tuesday. (AP) Left out of Tuesday's discussion of Ivan Nova's rotation...

A Change Is Gonna Come

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Ivan Nova's recent woes have caused some headaches, though remedies are at hand. (AP) CC Sabathia and Bartolo Colon have since provided...

Posey Should Have the Yankees Rethinking Their Position

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The injury to Buster Posey should resonate with the Yankees both with regards to their recent past and their near future. (AP) Though it...

Rare Distance

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CC Sabathia's complete game on Tuesday night was a rarity for the Yankees. (AP) It looked anything but probable during his first four...

Too Many Homers?

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Too many home runs leads to too many high fives at home plate, elevating the risk of celebration-induced injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome for both hitters...

Swisher's Slump

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Nick Swisher's big hit on Wednesday night may be a sign he's emerging from his slump. (AP) The Yankees won a laugher on Thursday night,...

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