Life without Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez recently said that he would be “at peace” with whatever the organization decided to do with him in the future. That future has been made clear. The Yankees and Rodriguez announced on Sunday morning that the slugger will be released following Friday’s game against Tampa Bay, and will stay with the team as […]

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Game 12 Recap: Canha get a hot tub after that loss?

Tuesday night wasn’t billed as a pitcher’s duel, but that’s what the fans at Yankee Stadium got. And after six innings, it was a battle of the bullpens. Normally, such late-inning affairs fall in favor of the Yankees. However, in an occurrence as rare as finding a unicorn, the Yankees bullpen was outpitched on Tuesday. […]


Alex Rodriguez announces plans to retire after contract expires in 2017

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez has announced that he will retire after the 2017 season when his current contract expires, according to ESPN’s Andrew Marchand. Rodriguez, 40, has two years remaining on his current contract, which pays him through the 2016 and 2017 seasons. The 14-time All-Star is owed $20 million per season in […]

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A-Rod is (inadvertently) hurting the Yankees

When Carlos Beltran signed a three-year, $45 million deal in the winter of 2014, the Yankees envisioned a light, manageable role for the then 36-year-old. He’d end his days as an everyday outfielder and slide into the designated hitter spot, where he could age like delectable cheddar cheese. And, in 2014, that plan was executed. Beltran spent 76 games at DH and […]

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Which Yankee has the worst contract?

The Yankees are, quite notably, the only Major League team without a major-league free agent signing this offseason. There are many reasons for this, including a lack of glaring needs and a desire to get younger, but the primary explanation for Brian Cashman’s silence in free agency is money. The Yankees, weary of the annual luxury tax […]

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Are the Yankees approaching a rebuild?

Yankee fans are accustomed to rooting for a contending team.  Although they haven’t made the playoffs in two out of the last three years, and lost in the wild-card game last season, there hasn’t been a shred of doubt that the front office will attempt to assemble a contender in 2016.  While some skepticism is certainly warranted with the […]


Was the 2009 Yankees Infield the Best Infield of All-Time?

The other day I was thinking about the 2009 Yankees (because that’s what you do as a Yankee fan when you can’t really remember the late 90s) and found myself marveling for the umpteenth time at how incredible their infield was: Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter, and Alex Rodriguez all had good years at […]