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Author: James Mauldin

Joe Girardi’s Infamous Half Inning

As the New York Yankees try to climb back from a 2-0 ALDS deficit to a tied series tonight in the Bronx, let’s discuss how it got here. In one of the more exciting postseason games of the last few seasons, the Yankees found multiple excruciating ways to blow a five-run lead Friday night against the Cleveland Indians. They did this with arguably the best bullpen, on paper, in Major League Baseball history. Although the bullpen stats will show five earned runs, you can make the case not one of them should have scored. There is a culprit and his name is...

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2017 American League Divisional Preview: Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees

After an electric start to the American League playoffs Tuesday night in the Bronx, the Cleveland Indians will take on the New York Yankees in a best-of-five Division Series. While the Indians will be favored in the series, postseason baseball has provided us with surprises before. The age-old matchup of an experienced group, a group who has been together and been tested, against an upstart, exciting group of young ball players who are now playing with house money. The Yankees and Indians have met three times in the postseason, 1997, 2007, and now 2017. Pencil them in for a...

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Jacoby Ellsbury is Earning His Keep

Although the New York Yankee payroll may be one of the highest in baseball, when looking around the diamond this season, not too many of their regulars are ‘overpaid’. It’s a testament to what Brian Cashman has assembled for this 2017 season and a little luck with the ‘Baby Bombers’. Of course there are the few exceptions. For some it’s Chase Headley, for others at times during the season it was Aroldis Chapman. The one who is constantly brought up is Jacoby Ellsbury. The 34-year-old, injury-riddled center fielder has had a consistent season, when he is on the field....

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