Do the Yankees have a run in them?

This has been a frustrating Yankee season, to say the least. The combination of injuries and austerity has sucked some of the fun out of following my favorite team. Losing is part of the game. But it isn’t exactly engaging to know that your team is losing because of a poor combination of frailty and...

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Derek Jeter, Alfonso Soriano, combine to help Yankees walk-off 6-5 versus Rays

Today was a trip in the way back machine. Derek Jeter made his second return from the DL. This time things went better than before. Jeter swung at the first pitch he saw in the first inning and put it in the people. It was a classic Derek Jeter shot to right. The Captain established that he’s back and the Yankees were up one to nothing.

The Yankees would put two more runs on the board in the first inning, on a Vernon Wells sacrifice and an Ichiro Suzuki single. Unfortunately Phil Hughes wasn’t up to the task of holding the lead. Hughes lasted just four innings, allowing five runs.

Wil Myers did the damage for the Rays. Myers had two home runs off Hughes, knocking in four of the Rays runs. The second homer, a solo shot, was the worst. The Yankees were up 5-4 at the time, after an Alfonso Soriano homer in the third. Myer’s shot tied the game.…

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Desperately Seeking (Alfonso) Soriano

As the off-season continues to roll on at a breakneck pace, it seems as if the Yankees have become lost in the shuffle. Sure – there’s the odd rumor here or there … yet little of substance has arisen beyond the re-inking of Messrs Pettitte, Rivera, and Kuroda. Still, it is a foregone...

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The Yankees and Pitching Prospects

Before I get into this, my first post at The Yankee Analysts, I’d like to thank everyone here for giving me this opportunity and for welcoming me so fully to the team. I have accepted this position knowing that TYA is not only among the best Yankees blogs on the internet, but among the best...

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The Great Rodriguez Haul of 2004

Following the great heist that was Alfonso Soriano and a player to be named later for Alex Rodriguez in February of 2004, there was speculation about who should play shortstop. Alex...

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The least of baseball’s worst

I’m not sure if anyone else has been looking forward to this, but I’ve been looking forward it. Without further ado, I give Yankeeist’s loyal readers the absolute, most overpriced, and worst baseball players of 2009. Call them...

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Looking Back At 1999

As pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training 2009, Marc Hulet of The Baseball Analysts is looking back at how the baseball landscape has changed over the last ten years. Here is his capsule on the Yankees:

The Yankees had eight players making $5 million or more in 1999, with the highest paid player being outfielder...

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