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The Yankees 2013 rotation: one of the best in baseball

It’s safe to say that the Yankees weren’t great in 2013. Their 85-77 record was decent, but their Pythagorean record and WAR indicate that they should have won something like 79 games. A lot of things went wrong this year, … Continue reading

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The Yankees’ Starting Pitching Conundrum

For the vast majority of the season, the Yankees’ starting pitching was the club’s strength. Hiroki Kuroda was unstoppable, Andy Pettitte was ol’ reliable, and CC Sabathia was solid (albeit not great). Through the All-Star break, the team’s starters had … Continue reading

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Getting the Most Out of Stewart and Cervelli

As it stands right now, the Yankees are set to break camp with Chris Stewart and Francisco Cervelli as the team’s catchers. Austin Romine was demoted yesterday, making it all but official. Cervelli has the most offensive upside of the duo based on … Continue reading

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Assessing the Injury Risk in the Yankees’ Rotation

Over at Baseball Prospectus, Russell Carleton assembled a list of factors that predict pitcher injuries. He doesn’t release any of his regression equations (probably out of fear of them being misused), but he does give percentages for injuries and DL … Continue reading

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Imagining a Mid-Season Fire Sale

Picture this worst case scenario for the Yankees: 10 to 15 games behind the division pace in mid-July. Injuries, underwhelming performance, and improved rivals set the Yankees in a seemingly insurmountable hole. The odds of a late season comeback look … Continue reading

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Yankees Protect Six from Rule V Draft, Re-Sign Kuroda

Today, the Yankees announced six players being added to the 40-man roster in order to avoid exposure to the Rule V draft that takes place on the final day of the Winter Meetings. Unfamiliar with the Rule V draft? Read … Continue reading

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