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The Yankees’ Homegrown Solutions to Expensive Problems

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Athletes, Editorial, MLB,

Robinson Cano

There is a perception that the New York Yankees’ success is the direct result of a $200+ million payroll year after year. It seems that each offseason, the Yankees will just go out and fill their holes with cash, which was highlighted this past offseason with the acquisitions of CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, and Mark Teixeira.  However, if you look a little deeper, you’ll see that the Yankees also have a healthy mix of homegrown talent on the field day after day.

There’s the obvious “face of the franchise” in Derek Jeter, whose Hall of Fame bat and classy off-the-field demeanor is famous nationwide; and there’s the scariest closer in baseball in Mariano Rivera, who can make even the most dangerous batters look like A-ball rookies in the box. But the Yankee scouts have been hard at work for the last few years, trying to find cheaper solutions to the on-field problems.  Let’s face it, while the Yankee ownership doesn’t have trouble with the stratospheric payroll, why wouldn’t they want to cut back some costs if there are cheaper options available?

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Yankees Avoid Sweep From Reds

Posted by Milo Taibi Categories: Athletes, MLB, Scoreboard,

Derek Jeter, turning the double play
The Cincinnati Reds entered Yankee stadium yesterday seeking a sweep of their 3 game series. Instead, Andy Pettitte pitched 6 innings of shutout baseball en route to a 4-1 New York victory. Pettitte notched his 8th win of the season, while Mariano Rivera earned his 21st save.

“We wanted this one badly, but it’s tough to sweep these guys,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said.

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A-Rod Continues Hot Hitting

Posted by Milo Taibi Categories: Athletes, Editorial, MLB, News,

Alex Rodriguez
In a game vs. the Boston Red Sox, Alex Rodriguez continued his unprecedented 2007 homerun trend. In just 15 games he has now hit 12 home runs, including two shots against Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling on Friday night. His second shot sent Red Sox centerfielder Coco Crisp over the right-center field wall in Crisp’s effort to rob A-Rod of a home run.

But Rodriguez would not be denied.

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