Sergio Mitre

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Girardi: Open Competition For 4th And 5th Starter

Yankees manager Joe Girardi says there will be an open competition that may go until late into spring training for the fourth and fifth spots in the team’s rotation.


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Optimism Abound For Yanks As Pitchers, Catchers Report

No Cliff Lee? No Andy Pettitte? No problem. After an admittedly less-than-stellar offseason, optimism is running high in Tampa as pitchers and catchers are set to officially report on Monday.


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Hughes Focusing On Changeup At Spring Training

The New York Yankees right-hander, who went 18-8 last season, worked extensively on the pitch at spring training one year ago. A fast regular-season start saw Hughes often bypassing it after the All-Star break, which likely contributed to a second-half record of 7-6.


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Rothschild: Burnett In A Good Place To Start

“His arm is healthy and his head is in a good spot,” new Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said about pitcher A.J. Burnett.


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Keefe To The City: Pettitte Puts Yankees In Tough Spot

Since I have no idea what happens now for the 2011 Yankees and their pitching problems, the only thing I could think of was to place an emergency call to the voice of the reason, Sweeny Murti.


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Keefe To The City: Is The Bronx Burning?

The baseball world has revolved around the Yankees the last few days and it called for an emergency discussion with the voice of reason, Sweeny Murti.


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Keefe To The City: Chat With Sweeny Murti

After many conversations in 2010, Sweeny Murti joined Neil Keefe for the first time in 2011 to talk Yankees baseball and try to figure out how the remainder of the offseason will play out in the Bronx.


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Keefe To The City: Year In Review — Part 2

Even though the Yankees came two wins shy of returning to the World Series and the Giants collapsed for the second season in a row, 2010 was a good year. Let’s continue the countdown…


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Keefe To The City: The Blame Game

We are on day 4 of the offseason, and yes, I’m still devastated. The players are the ones to blame, and there is a lot of blame to go around.


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Keefe To The City: Yanks: What Went Wrong, Right?

Even if I was just doing some wishful thinking back in May when I turned the AL East into a two-team race, I ended up being right. But I wasn’t right about everything.


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Sweeny Says: The Golson Game

For one night, the Yankees turned a downward spiral into an exhilarating win, the kind that turns Greg Golson into a name you’ll have fun remembering at parties years from now.


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11th-Inning Homer Lifts Rays Over Yankees

Reid Brignac homered on a full count pitch leading off the bottom of the 11th inning Monday night, sending the Tampa Bay Rays into first place in the AL East with a 1-0 victory over the New York Yankees.


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Yankees’ Bats, AL East Lead Disappear

Max Scherzer pitched two-hit ball for six shutout innings, giving the Detroit Tigers a 3-1 win over the New York Yankees on Monday night.



The Joe Girardi Show

From June 20 to August 1, the Yankees sat alone on top of the AL East Mountain. Now they don’t. But it didn’t have to be this way. It didn’t have to be this way if Joe Girardi didn’t want it to be.



Chan vs. Chad

It’s Chan Ho Park vs. Chad Gaudin in a battle to be the 12th man in the bullpen of the best team in baseball. The winner gets to be the mop-up man for the Yankees. […]