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Jacoby Ellsbury (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Deadline Doldrums? Difference-Makers Already On Yankees’ Roster

Maybe the Yankees could add a helpful piece. But the difference makers will be the guys they gave all that money to last winter: Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran.

07/29/2014

CC Sabathia (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Girardi: More Bad News For Yankees As Sabathia Has Setback

The bad news just keeps getting worse for the Yankees. They have lost five games in a row, are below .500 for the first time since April 11, and seemingly can’t hit to save their lives. Now, their horse left-hander has again come up lame.

07/03/2014

Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees reacts after striking out in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on July 2, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Where’s The Advantage? Yanks Need To Start Winning In Bronx

If the Yankees go 27-14 at home and 18-10 on the road they could finish with 92 wins, which could be enough to win the AL East, let alone secure a Wild Card spot.

07/03/2014

Tony Gwynn (Photo by Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Sweeny: Tony Gwynn And The Wisdom Behind 3 Simple Words

Tony Gwynn spoke to me only once. It was 24 years ago, and I have never forgotten the words, or their meaning in the life of an elite baseball player.

06/17/2014

Former player Willie Randolph throws out the ceremonial first pitch before Game Four of the American League Division Series between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on October 11, 2012. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sweeny: If Yanks Are Going To Honor Paul & Tino, They Should Honor Willie & Graig

If they are being recognized for their vital contributions to a Yankees dynasty, then I think we have to start opening the door to countless more players who could be considered Yankees greats.

06/04/2014

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

J.B. Bernstein, Chief Marketing Officer of Seven Figures Management, baseball players Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel attend the premiere of Disney's 'Million Dollar Arm' at the El Capitan Theatre on May 6, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Here’s To Hoping ‘Million Dollar Arm’ Has A Sequel

It is a longshot, no doubt. Nothing about baseball is natural to the Indian youths because they don’t grow up watching and playing it. But the dreams are alive.

05/16/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images), Martin Brodeur (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Jeter Hopes Devils Great Brodeur Gets To Go Out On His Terms

I mentioned to Derek Jeter the uncertainty of Martin Brodeur’s future, and the possibility that he could still play next year, but in another uniform. “Man, I hope not,” he said.

04/16/2014

Derek Jeter and former teammate Jorge Posada are introduced before  the ceremonial first pitch at the New York Yankees' home opener against the Baltimore Orioles on April 7, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Posada Perfectly Sums Up Jeter As Player, Person

There will be many words spoken and written about Derek Jeter between now and the end of this season. I’m not sure anybody will say it any better than “Core Four” member Jorge Posada.

04/08/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Tanaka Showing A Little ‘El Duque’ And More Yankees Thoughts

This probably isn’t the perfect comparison, but Masahiro Tanaka seems to have an array of pitches somewhat like Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez. And he throws harder.

03/17/2014

Carlos Beltran (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Beltran Thrilled For ‘Switch’ To Old Mentor K-Long

In 1998, 31-year-old Kevin Long was a Class-A hitting coach in the Royals farm system. His center fielder was 21-year-old Carlos Beltran. Sixteen years later, they are together again with the Yankees.

03/07/2014

Masahiro "Ma-Kun" Tanaka (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Masahiro Mailbag: A Peek Inside The Mind Of Yankees’ Tanaka

Thanks for your questions submitted via Twitter Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka. We chose some of the best ones and then added a few of our own.

03/06/2014

Joe Namath and Derek Jeter (Sweeny Murti/WFAN)

Joe Namath Calls Yankees Shortstop Derek Jeter An ‘Angel’

“He’s special,” Namath said. “Some of the things in life that athletes, people in the public eye go through, I can relate to a bit. But his career, where he’s been, what he’s done, I can’t relate to all that.”

03/03/2014

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 1, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Scott Iskowitz/ Getty Images)

Mailbag: Hey, Tweeters — Masahiro Tanaka Wants To Hear From You!

Have a question for Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka? All you have to do is tweet with the hashtag #AskTanakaWFAN. Your submission could be featured in a column later this week!

03/03/2014

Derek Jeter works out at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 21, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Phelps Rooting Harder Than Anyone For Healthy Jeter

Many have predicted — hoped, maybe — that Derek Jeter will go out this year with an ending more fitting than lying on the ground with a broken ankle. Yankees starter David Phelps is definitely one of them.

02/28/2014

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