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The Yankees’ infield, in a historical perspective

Spring Training concluded without the front office upgrading one of the Yankees’ primary weaknesses, the infield. It certainly doesn’t lack in name value, with Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira, Brian Roberts, and Kelly Johnson. However, the projected performance of the group … Continue reading

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Bold Predictions for the 2014 Yankees

The regular season gets underway tonight in Houston, and both of us provide six Yankees predictions for 2014 after the jump. Bucking general perception and the projection systems, we’re taking a chances with our guesses. What fun would it be … Continue reading

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A look at the Yankees shortstops with Inside Edge fielding data

Last week, Fangraphs added fielding data from Inside Edge to their site for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Inside Edge is a company that employs scouts who measure the difficulty of fielding each ball in play. For each player, we now have … Continue reading

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Re-evaluating the Yankees lack of interest in Stephen Drew

Slightly more than a month ago, I examined why the Yankees had exhibited little interest in pursuing Stephen Drew. Circumstances have changed since then, but the need to bolster the infield hasn’t varied. Masahiro Tanaka has joined the Yankees, blowing … Continue reading

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2014 Projections: Second, third, and shortstop

Over the last few days, I looked at the projected stats for the starting pitchers, relievers, catchers, and first basemen in camp with the Yankees this spring. The team’s situations at second base, third base, and shortstop are pretty well … Continue reading

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Derek Jeter announces 2014 to be his final season; check out a high school scouting report

Earlier today, Yankees’ captain Derek Jeter announced this upcoming campaign to be his final one. There will be much pomp and circumstance this season celebrating his career and accomplishments, much like the retirement tour Mariano Rivera had. Hopefully, Jeter gets … Continue reading

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Brian Cashman’s Free Agency Performance: Middle Infielders

With so few Major League contracts given shortstop and second base under Brian Cashman, I decided to lump the bunch together for today’s edition of this series*. Why hasn’t he had to do much with the position during his time? … Continue reading

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Projecting platoon stats for the 2014 Yankees

Platoons are becoming increasingly common across Major League Baseball as teams try to mix and match their lineups in order to gain every advantage possible. As Tom Tango showed in The Book, single-season, and even career, platoon-split statistics often hold little predictive … Continue reading

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