Sweeny: 1 More Win And These Yankees Earn Their PinstripesTime to stop calling them Baby Bombers and call them by their given name -- Yankees. This is not a team on the rise anymore. This team has arrived.
Sweeny: Sabathia Has Saved Yankees Before, And Is Right Guy To Try AgainIt would be nice if we all got a moment on Monday to appreciate who CC Sabathia has been as a member of the Yankees.
Sweeny: Tanaka Has Uncanny Ability To Rise To The OccasionWe are starting to see the best of Masahiro Tanaka, and the Yankees need that to continue on Friday night in Game 1 of the ALCS.
Sweeny: Win Or Lose, These Yankees Are Now Battle Tested, Ready For FutureWin or lose, the Yankees will learn from getting up off the deck down 0-2 and winning two straight to force Game 5 against a team that went 35-4 through last Friday.
Sweeny: Kluber Is A Monster, But Yankees Have Been Defying Odds All SeasonTo advance to the AL Championship Series the Bombers have to win three out of four against a juggernaut Indians team that has lost only four of its last 38 games.
Sweeny: Sanchez's Struggles Behind Plate Aren't Unique -- Just Ask Johnny BenchBench led the National League with 18 passed balls while also battling 55 wild pitches. The next year, he had 14 passed balls and 63 wild pitches.
Sweeny: Maris Family Rooting Hard For Stanton To Pass 61Nineteen years ago Roger Maris’ family watched their dad’s record fall. Now they are hoping it happens again.
Sweeny: Keen Eye, Deep Knowledge Of Baseball Paved Way For Stick's SuccessI’ll remember “Stick” as a man always willing to share his knowledge of the game. Also as a man I could make laugh just by walking into the room.
Sweeny: Pennant Race Doesn't Erase Fact Young Yankees Will StruggleThe ascent of major league prospects is a lot like the game Chutes and Ladders. You don’t make it to the top without sliding back down a few times.
Sweeny: Officials From Rival Teams Praising Yankees' Deadline TradesHere is the reality: The Yankees' “rebuild” is in the rearview mirror. They are contenders again. And this is the kind of deal that contenders make.
Sweeny: Breaking Down The Big Yankees-White Sox TradeThe Yankees may now have the best bullpen in baseball, on paper. They may also have someone who can actually produce runs at the corner infield spots.
Sweeny: Despite Needing Pitching, Yankees Likely To Stay PatientDo the Yankees have enough starting pitching? We ask that question every winter, every spring, and every summer. The answer is almost always no. But, of course, the goals are a little different now than before.