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Keidel: Pinstripe Peril — Expect The Yankees To Fall Short In 2013

The Yankees are good, not great. And that’s probably not good enough, especially when you gauge how they gouge you at the turnstiles. $5 waters and $10 beers don’t taste too hot when the team gets cold and old.

02/01/2013

Rafael Soriano (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Ex-Yankees Reliever Rafael Soriano Agrees To 2-Year, $28 Million Deal With Nats

A one-time All-Star, Soriano had 42 saves and a 2.26 ERA for the American League East-champion Yankees last year while filling in for injured closer Mariano Rivera, who plans to return from a knee injury in 2013.

01/15/2013

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Hal Steinbrenner On The Yankees’ Offseason: ‘We’re Not Done Yet’

“We’ve signed three or four of the biggest free agents on the market, and we’re pretty happy with that,” Steinbrenner said. “…We’ve got some work to do, still. We need another bat. We’re not done yet.”

01/11/2013

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Brian Cashman Cautions Yankees Fans To Expect Far Less Home Runs In 2013

“I know a lot of people have told me they think home runs are bad,” Cashman said. “I’m not one of them. Well, those people are going to get a chance to see what it looks like.”

01/04/2013

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Romine Expected To Begin ’13 At Triple-A; Cervelli, Stewart To Compete At Camp

If the Yankees don’t trade for or sign a catcher in the coming months — which they’re not expected to do — Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart will compete for the starting job in spring training.

01/03/2013

Manager Joe Girardi and GM Brian Cashman of the Yankees. (credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hartnett: 2013 Brings Uncertainty For Aging Yankees

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

01/01/2013

Andy Pettitte (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

Andy Pettitte Reportedly Close To Announcing Return; Mo Expected To Sign Soon

Left-hander Andy Pettitte will likely announce in the coming days that he will return to the Yankees for the 2013 season, WFAN’s Jon Heyman reported. The 40-year-old is expected to sign a contract worth slightly over $11 million, Heyman said.

11/27/2012

Hal Steinbrenner (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images) and Brian Cashman (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Yanks Reportedly Opted To Ignore Marlins’ Dangling Of Stars, Are Unlikely To Spend Big

The American League East champions passed on pursuing the Marlins’ top players, and instead are focusing on re-signing starting pitchers Andy Pettitte and Hiroki Kuroda.

11/15/2012

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Yankees Make Qualifying Offers To Soriano, Kuroda And Swisher

With the start of free agency looming, the Yankees have made qualifying offers to reliever Rafael Soriano, starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda and right fielder Nick Swisher.

11/02/2012

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Well-Rested Kuroda Ready For Critical Start In Friendly Confines Of Yankee Stadium

Though the 37-year-old has thrown more innings — 219 1/3 — in 2012 than in any other of his big league seasons, he’ll be taking the hill on six days’ rest. And he’d be lying if he said the extra days aren’t to his advantage.

10/10/2012

Chipper Jones #10 of the Atlanta Braves walks into the clubhouse after the Braves lost to the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-3, during the National League Wild Card playoff game. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Kallet: MLB’s New Wild Card Format Is Completely Unjust, And I Have A Solution

If Commissioner Selig is so insistent on having an extra Wild Card team in each league, then I have a solution. Is it a perfect solution? By no stretch of the imagination. It has its holes, and many would cry foul if it was ever implemented, but I can guarantee than it’s far more fair than what’s currently in place.

10/09/2012

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Keidel: Yanks Will Only Go So Far As CC Sabathia And Andy Pettitte Take Them

The pinstriped recipe for success this season will take a backseat to the sudden surge of southpaw pitching. The Yankees will remain in the playoffs for as long as CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte pitch to the back of their baseball cards.

10/04/2012

Andy Pettitte (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images), Ichiro Suzuki (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) and Derek Jeter (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Silverman: Yankees Buoyed By ‘Turn Back The Clock’ Day

In one day, the Yankees found three of their old-timers — not the ones who show up for pomp, circumstance and a two-inning game during the summer — making significant contributions once again.

09/20/2012

Buck Showalter (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) and Joe Girardi (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Keidel: Buck Showalter And Joe Girardi Make An Interesting Juxtaposition

Joe Girardi can’t jam the reset button and make his team young and voracious again. But he is expected to beat Baltimore. And if he doesn’t, he could go hungry.

09/19/2012

Brett Gardner (credit: Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Brett Gardner Could Soon Be Activated To Pinch-Run, Play Outfield

With the season winding down and the American League East still in doubt, the Yankees are considering activating outfielder Brett Gardner, the team’s official site reported on Tuesday evening. The catch? He wouldn’t be asked to hit.

09/19/2012

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