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Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild, right, talks in the dugout with pitcher Andy Pettitte during a spring training game against the Mets on April 4, 2012, at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Report: Yankees, Rothschild Closing In On New Contract

Though the Yankees fell well short of expectations this past season, the blame shouldn’t fall at Larry Rothschild’s feet. The Bombers appear to agree and are trying to bring him back.

10/17/2013

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images), Robinson Cano  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images), Curtis Granderson  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Breaking Down Yankees’ Long List Of Free Agents

As fictional President Jed Bartlet was fond of saying, “What’s next?” Let’s take a look, starting with the most obvious free agent — Robinson Cano.

10/14/2013

Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

GM Brian Cashman: Yankees Want To Keep Manager Joe Girardi

“He knows we’d like to have him stay and continue as manager of the New York Yankees as we move forward,” general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday.

10/01/2013

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Starter Hiroki Kuroda Unsure If He’ll Be Back With Yankees In 2014

“Right now I’m not thinking about it, and to be honest, I can’t think about it right now,” the 38-year-old said on Monday, according to the New York Post. “At this stage, I’m not really thinking about it.”

10/01/2013

CC Sabathia (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Sabathia Vows To Return To Ace Form Next Season

It’s been an extremely frustrating season for the 2007 AL Cy Young Award winner, one that ended a week early when he sustained a Grade 2 left hamstring strain.

09/25/2013

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Yankees Pushed To Brink Of Elimination Following Shutout Loss To Rays

The Yankees wasted several opportunities against the wild Matt Moore in a 7-0 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday night that pushed them to the brink of missing out on the postseason for the second time in 19 years.

09/25/2013

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Needing A Miracle, Yankees Welcome Rays To Bronx

It ain’t over ’til it’s over. With their playoff hopes on life support, the Yankees will wrap up the season’s final homestand with a three-game set against the Rays.

09/24/2013

Preston Claiborne (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Keidel: If The Yankees Miss The Playoffs, They Are Still A Success

It raises a uniquely New York paradox. Can the Yankees miss the playoffs and still be a success? Can you wear your Jeter Snuggie through a fall and winter wasteland of hot-stove chatter? Yes.

09/17/2013

Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Sweeny: How Can You Say Yankees Don’t Have Heart?

As the Yankees continue to surge then sputter, surge then sputter, I keep hearing from fans about how this team lacks heart and desire. Seriously? That’s about all this team has.

09/16/2013

Boston’s Jarrod Saltalamacchia, right, watches his grand slam home run in the seventh inning against the Yankees on Sept. 13, 2013 at Fenway Park. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BoSox’s Saltalamacchia Ruins Impressive Yankees’ Comeback

Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the seventh inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox over the New York Yankees 8-4 Friday night.

09/13/2013

Joe Girardi (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Keidel: R.I.P. Yankees — From Postseason To Postmortem

Even the most jaded Yankees apologist is gripping a shovel, ready to toss the dirt on the 2013 Bronx Bombers.

09/10/2013

Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees celebrates with Alfonso Soriano #12 after Susuzi scored the game winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a wild pitch. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Yankees Win On Wild Pitch, Finally Snap Losing Streak

Ichiro Suzuki scored on Brandon Workman’s wild pitch with two outs in the ninth inning Sunday, and the Yankees overcame Mariano Rivera’s blown save.

09/08/2013

Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Keidel: G.I. Joe Is Your American League Manager Of The Year

Aside from jamming the eject button on Andy Pettitte the other day and letting Joba Chamberlain combust on the mound, G.I. Joe has done a David Copperfield job on his club this year.

09/04/2013

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Yankees’ Kuroda Looking To Bounce Back Against White Sox

For much of the season, Hiroki Kuroda was the Yankees’ most reliable starting pitcher. With the club trying to chase down a wild-card spot, he has been a liability.

09/03/2013

Mets GM Sandy Alderson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images), Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Keidel: Bad Baseball In Big Apple — Yankees, Meet The Mets

The Mets fan already knows where his team will be on Halloween. And soon they will be joined by some overpriced, pinstriped clowns across the river.

08/30/2013

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