American League

Justin Verlander (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: One Man’s Opinion — Why The Tigers Needed To Keep Verlander

Overall, the Tigers should be very satisfied with hanging onto Verlander for at least another five years. Although the price tag was high, he is a vital contributor to the team’s success.

04/01/2013

Phil Hughes (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Keidel: It’s Time For Phil Hughes To Pitch Up To Snuff For The Yankees

Aside from a brilliant half-season during an 18-8 2010, Hughes has been a huge disappointment. Now, nearing 27, with the sheen of youth scrubbed off and the “upside” banner quite tattered, it’s time for Hughes to pitch up to snuff.

03/28/2013

Terry Collins  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images), Robinson Cano (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images), Josh Hamilton (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Evan Roberts’ 2013 MLB Season Preview And Predictions

It’s hilarious how everyone wants to claim the Yankees may finish in last or will be the new-age ’65 team. Meanwhile, in Queens…

03/26/2013

Derek Jeter (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)

Back Where He Belongs: Derek Jeter To Play Shortstop On Wednesday Night

Jeter said on Tuesday after working out in Tampa, Fla., that he’ll “be out there” against the Phillies after two games as the designated hitter.

03/12/2013

Andy Pettitte (credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Andy Pettitte: ‘I Feel Like I Can Pitch For A Long Time’

“I’m loving being back,” the 40-year-old said. “I’m excited about the season and this organization and trying to help us win another championship. If I stay healthy, I feel like I can pitch for a long time. It doesn’t mean I want to, but I feel like I could.”

03/04/2013

Robinson Cano (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Robinson Cano: Contract Status Is On My Mind, But It’s Not A Distraction

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano says his contract status is on his mind, though not a distraction. Cano is due $15 million in the final season of what became a $57 million, six-year deal and is eligible for free agency after the World Series.

03/01/2013

David Price (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Price Backtracks From Facial Hair Comments, Calls Yankees ‘Best Org. In Sports’

“It probably wasn’t the best thing to say, but I didn’t mean anything by it,” Price said. “I wasn’t looking to offend the Yankees. It’s probably the best organization in all of sports. Not just baseball, but all of sports.”

02/21/2013

Hal Steinbrenner (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hal Concerned About A-Rod Situation; Says Yanks Have ‘Championship-Caliber Team’

Steinbrenner feels that the Yankees have a “championship-caliber team” this season. He acknowledged that the club is sometimes criticized for fielding an older roster, but he likes its experience, “assuming we can stay away from injuries.”

02/08/2013

Alex Rodriguez (R) of the New York Yankees talks with teammate CC Sabathia. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

CC Has A-Rod’s Back, Believes Third Baseman Will Return To Field In 2013

“I would be surprised (if he didn’t return),” Sabathia said. “I know how hard he works and how much he cares about wanting to play and wanting to help the team. So I look for him to do everything he can to get back on the field and try to help us.’’

02/06/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Yankees GM: There’s A ‘Chance’ A-Rod Could Miss 2013 Season

“Yeah,” Cashman replied when asked if there was a chance that A-Rod could miss the entire season. “I think because (of) the serious nature of the surgery and the condition that he’s trying to recover from, you know, there is that chance.”

01/25/2013

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

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Breaking Down Kuroda, The Yankees’ Rotation And Potential Outfield Help

There was a point in the last week where it may have seemed that Hiroki Kuroda was going to pitch elsewhere in 2013. Eat without worry, my friends. Kuroda is indeed coming back to the Yankees next season.

11/21/2012

Alex Rodriguez (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Yankees GM Brian Cashman Denies A-Rod To Miami Report

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has denied that such a trade has been discussed, and other sources have said that talks between the Bombers and the Miami Marlins are premature at best.

10/17/2012

Joe Girardi (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Silverman: Girardi Must Make Difficult Decisions To Keep The Yanks In This Series

He has to give a lineup change serious consideration. It’s not about ego at this point. It’s about surviving and advancing. Chavez could launch a homer or two over the right-field porch, and there’s little doubt that Ibanez would hit the ball hard.

10/09/2012

American League MVP candidates Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout (credits: Thearon W. Henderson, Tim Umphrey/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Cabrera Vs. Trout — Sorting Through The Great 2012 AL MVP Debate

Both Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout have had historic 2012 seasons, but only one can take home the AL MVP.

10/04/2012

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