Game 96: Ichiro!

While I am not delusional enough to believe that prime Ichiro will be strolling into the Yankees clubhouse tonight, I may or may not remain irrationally excited that he is now a Yankee.

What does he offer? A roughly league-average bat against RHP (96 wRC+) and away from Safeco (98 wRC+), well above-average defense,...

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Yankees acquire Ichiro Suzuki from Mariners

The Yankees have acquired Ichiro Suzuki from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar. Discuss.

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Sweep in Oakland Highlights Yanks’ Flaws, but Shouldn’t Distract From Team’s Ceiling

(The following is being syndicated from The Captain’s Blog; follow me on Twitter at@williamnyy23).

Gardner’s absence has left a void in the Yankees’ outfield and lineup. (Photo: AP)

The Athletics were already the hottest team in baseball before the...

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The Team That Got Away

The other night, I was watching the San Francisco Giants game on MLB Network. George Kontos was on the mound. And all of the sudden, Justin Christian entered the game. Sitting on the bench was Joaquin Arias, who will always have the distinction as the guy who the Rangers picked over Robinson Cano in the...

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