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Dellin Betances (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Trade Betances? Chew On That As Yanks Ponder Ways To Upgrade

The Yankees have passed the Memorial Day marker in striking distance of the surprising frontrunner, Toronto. And now it’s time to start thinking about the trading deadline.

05/28/2014

Robinson Cano (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images), Mariano Rivera (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images) and Mark Teixeira (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sweeny: My Sweet 16 Thoughts With Opening Day Around The Corner

Let’s remember how long a baseball season is. When 2012 began, the Marlins and the Angels were supposed to be in the playoffs and the A’s and the Orioles weren’t. We still haven’t played Game 1 of 162. Let’s try to enjoy the ride.

03/25/2013

Curtis Granderson (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Granderson Injury Hurts, But No Need For Panic

Curtis Granderson will be back. It is up to the rest of the Yankees to hold the ship together until his bat returns to the lineup.

02/25/2013

Derek Jeter (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sweeny: MLB Awards And Jeter’s Suddenly Intriguing Contract; Talkin’ Prospects

By week’s end, Derek Jeter’s $8 million dollar option (already now $9.5 million) for 2014 could grow to $11.5 million. And that would be another wrinkle for the Yankees as they try to reduce their payroll.

11/13/2012