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Sweeny: Let It Play Out A Bit Longer Before Passing Judgment On Yanks’ Offseason

I’ll admit that I’m as skeptical of what the Yankees can do in 2013 as most of you. I’m just willing to let it play out a little longer before I make final judgement.


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Hartnett: 2013 Brings Uncertainty For Aging Yankees

2013 brings major issues and tons of uncertainty for the aging, payroll-trimming New York Yankees.


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Silverman: Loss of Martin Leaves Yankees Desperate Behind The Plate

There isn’t an obvious answer for the Yankees


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Art Howe: Yankees ‘A Little Long In The Tooth’

The former big-league skipper has his sights set on Toronto. And right on cue, the AL East hopeful delivered a jab at the aging Bronx Bombers.


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Girardi: Jeter’s ‘Remarkable’ Season Among Best I’ve Ever Seen

Yankees skipper Joe Girardi has witnessed plenty in his career as a player, coach and manager. But he’s never seen anything quite like Derek Jeter’s resurgent 2012 season.


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Yankees, Beasts Of AL East, Now Sit And Wait For ALDS Opponent

With the new playoff format, the Yankees’ next move is to, well, be patient. “To have the best record and not know where you’re going is strange,” manager Joe Girardi said.


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Palladino: Yankees Are What They Should Be — AL East Champs

The Yanks are a confident team now, a powerful team. They found their swagger. Now the Bombers go straight to the three-of-five ALDS, where they sit, appropriately, at No. 1.


Raul Ibanez of the New York Yankees celebrates with Alex Rodriguez after hitting a walk-off single against the Boston Red Sox in the 12th inning. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Cool Raul Powering Yankees’ Stretch Success

Brian Cashman and the Yankees’ front office should be applauded for finding an ideal, cost-efficient fit for their playoff roster in Raul Ibanez.


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On Cusp Of AL East Title, Yankees Hand Ball To Kuroda

The regular season isn’t over yet, but make no mistake: Game 162 at Yankee Stadium will have a playoff atmosphere — and major postseason implications.


Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees is congratulated by Rob Thomson #59 as Teixeira rounds third after his home run. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Silverman: Yankees Couldn’t Have Envisioned Such A Pillow-Soft Finish

The Yankees couldn’t have asked for a softer season-ending opponent. The Red Sox are simply awful, and they have been playing out the string since early August. Last season’s fried chicken and beer collapse has never ended.


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Hal Steinbrenner On Yankees’ Playoff Fate: ‘Jobs Are Not Riding On This’

“Are jobs riding on this? Not that I know of,” Steinbrenner told reporters outside the Yankees’ clubhouse on Monday. “Jobs are not riding on this. We’ll look at everything in the offseason, as we always do.”


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Yankees’ Phelps Eager To Show Big-Game Stuff; Nova To Bullpen

Ivan Nova has been dropped from the Yankees’ rotation after a pair of poor outings, and David Phelps will replace him as Tuesday night’s starter against the Red Sox.


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Palladino: Yankees Must Conquer Their Demons — Now

This is what makes the Yanks so interesting: no one truly knows which team will appear on the field this weekend. Or for Friday’s wild card game. Or for a 163rd game in Baltimore.


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Yankees Blast Their Way Back Into 1st Place All Alone

Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Mark Teixeira stepped up the plate, sent the ball over the wall and circled the bases like a conga line in a nine-run second inning.


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Sweeny: Let’s Talk About How Imperfect Yankees Could Win It All

Get ready for some more edge-of-your-seat baseball. This is the fun part.