Jeter backs obsessed fan A-Rod

Earlier, Derek Jeter spoke to SI about the Torre-A-Rod situation:

“I’m just curious as to why people keep asking the same questions over and over. We’ve been down this road before. Alex is a teammate. I support him. Our whole team is behind him. We all support him. And we’re looking forward to a new...

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Joe Torre On Mike'd Up

Joe Torre was on with Mike Francesa this afternoon, and the master media manipulator did a nice job of defusing the hoopla over his tell-all tome. You can find the interview here, and I just wanted to run through the major points that he made.

1) Joe said that he was surprised by the reaction...

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Posada Backs Torre

A piece authored by Anthony McCarron of the NY Daily News has reaction from Jorge Posada on what has become the talk of New York – The Yankee Years tome penned by Tom Verducci.

During the article, Posada says Joe Torre was like a father figure to him and that he didn’t think the former...

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Will Team Defense Improve?

The Yankees of recent years have been a terrible defensive team. During the eras of players like Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams, Bobby Abreu and Jason Giambi, Yankee pitchers have suffered tremendously from their ineptitude. The Yankee’s team defense effiency ratio (the percent of balls in play converted into outs) in 2008 was .6932, or fifth-worst...

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Rotations: Rays vs. Yanks

We’ve spent some time delving into the hated Red Sox, but there’s a new kid in town that’s being virtually ignored by most of us who have become so accustomed to the Beantowners being the Big Bad we need to knock off every year. Are the Rays for real, or was last year a...

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