Is history on New York’s side?

With Friday the 13th not that far in the rear view, superstitious thoughts are on the mind.  When aren’t superstitious thoughts on the mind when it comes to baseball?

Only two times during New York’s eleven pennant years since 1969 have the pinstripes possessed the best record in baseball on July 15th.  In five of the eleven pennants seasons since 1969, the Yankees had the third best record in the Major Leagues.  Maybe the Rangers and Dodgers recent fades are not exactly welcome by the Yankees (would the third best record be better than the top record?).  Despite the frequently talked about issues regarding hitting with runners in scoring position, the Yankees have the fifth rated offense in all of baseball.  They also have hit nine more homers than any other team (on a franchise record pace).  Besides, the Yankees supposedly crippled pitching staff still possesses the fifth best ERA in the game.   As everyone knows, pitching wins championships in the end. …

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Battle for New York? More like Battle of Cy Young Frontrunners

Here is the tale of the tape:

CC Sabathia has gone seven or more innings in each of his last six starts.  Consequently, his ERA during this recent stretch has dropped from a mediocre 3.78 to a much more respectable 3.55.  In addition, CC threw his first complete game of the year the last time he took the mound on Monday against the Braves.  During his first eight starts this season, Sabathia failed to last seven innings on six different occasions.  A big time outing this evening would bode very well for CC in locking down the AL starting position at the All-Star Game in 16 days.  Plus, the Yankees have not had a Cy Young Award winner since Roger Clemens took home his sixth Cy Young Award in 2001.

R.A. Dickey is rapidly turning into baseball’s most heart-warming story of 2012.  The 37-year-old knuckleballer is having a year for the ages.  No matter your fan allegiance, you have to be happy for the guy who went through so much hardship as a child. …

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Eight-run seventh propels Yanks to Subway Series win

More of this, please. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

A crisply pitched 3-1 game by Mike Pelfrey quickly snowballed into a nightmare for the Mets in the 7th inning, as the Yankees...

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Yankees too-many-home-run Mets to death in 7-3 win

(Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

For those of you not on Twitter, one of the more popular memes of the 2011 season has been the ongoing ridiculing of the mainstream journalists that continue to assert...

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Yankees snap three game win streak; lose 2-1 to hapless Mets.

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I’m not going to spend a whole lot of time with tonight’s recap. Frankly, there isn’t a much to say at this point. The Yanks enjoyed another fine pitching performance but still managed to lose thanks to some...

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Game Thread and Series Preview | Yankees vs. Mets I: Die Interleague Play, die

I was at this one; good times.

Longtime readers know I am no fan of Interleague Play, and to me nothing is more emblematic of how pointless it is than the six games the Yankees and Mets...

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Cashman: Feliciano Abused By Mets

In one comment made to the media yesterday, Brian Cashman managed to upset the Yankees’ crosstown rivals as well as a portion of his own fanbase. Marc Carig has more:

“He was abused,” Cashman said this afternoon. “Listen, I don’t know, the concern is based on the MRI. The use pattern was abusive, but...

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On the Mets and Castillo

As you’ve likely heard by now, the Mets officially released second baseman Luis Castillo. Since Spring Training started, there have been a lot of hints at this and since Spring Training started, I’ve been against such a move; here’s a quick run down of why:

Money for Nothing

The Mets, considering their financial...

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Players to Watch: N.L. East

Let’s end our week with an eye towards the Right Coast and the N.L. teams that inhabit it. You know the drill.

NL West
NL Central

Starting, as we so normally do, at the top with the Phillies. Let’s go with t3h 4 @ce$! shall we? No. The obvious choice here is Dominic...

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