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12-16

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39

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

07-11

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Overthinking It: Phil Hughes, Homer Bailey, and the Diverging Paths of Pitching Prospects
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Ben Lindbergh

05-16

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Overthinking It: The Mystique and Aura of the Other 29 Teams
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Ben Lindbergh

04-12

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Overthinking It: When the 2013 Yankees Were Young(er)
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Ben Lindbergh

03-15

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

03-05

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MLBDepthCharts: New York Yankees
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Jason Martinez

01-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 127: 2013 Season Preview Series: New York Yankees
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

11-13

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37

Bizball: Ranking 10 MLB Relocation and Expansion Markets Shows Why Either is Difficult
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Maury Brown

10-19

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12

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Recap: Tigers Defeat Yankees
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Ben Lindbergh

10-18

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16

BP Unfiltered: Who is to Blame for The Yankees' Season, As Decided By Daily News Readers
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Sam Miller

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: How the ALCS Squads Were Built
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R.J. Anderson

10-16

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30

Out of Left Field: Trading A-Rod: How, Where, and Why
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Matthew Kory

10-15

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14

Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Two Recap: Tigers 3, Yankees 0
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Ben Lindbergh

10-13

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31

Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Tigers and Yankees
by
Sam Miller

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Five Preview: Orioles at Yankees
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Daniel Rathman

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Four Preview: Orioles at Yankees
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Daniel Rathman

10-11

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5

In A Pickle: The Raul Ibanez Special
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Jason Wojciechowski

10-01

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16

Pebble Hunting: The Uplifting, Inspirational Yankees
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Sam Miller

08-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 27: Revisiting the Dan Haren Trade/Derek Jeter Defies Dire Forecasts
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-24

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26

Transaction Analysis: Ichiro Bound for the Big Apple UPDATED
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Colin Wyers and Kevin Goldstein

07-19

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5

BP Unfiltered: The Two Teams Without Any Rookies
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Ben Lindbergh

07-17

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Breaking Up with Baseball
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Ben Cohen

07-13

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18

Overthinking It: The Rapid Aging of A-Rod
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Ben Lindbergh

06-29

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Collateral Damage Daily: Friday, June 29
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Corey Dawkins

06-28

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Collateral Damage Daily: Thursday, June 28
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Corey Dawkins

06-25

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51

Overthinking It: What Does Everyone Have Against Homers?
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Ben Lindbergh

06-21

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10

On the Beat: Who Wants to be the Next Skipper?
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John Perrotto

06-20

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BP Unfiltered: Yankees Fans Gloating About Home Runs: The Sequel
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Ben Lindbergh

06-19

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Overthinking It: The Cincinnati Reds and the Benefits of Being Homegrown
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Ben Lindbergh

06-18

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What You Need to Know: Monday, June 18
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Daniel Rathman

05-25

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Wezen-Ball: The Yankees' Fictional Sale
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Larry Granillo

05-24

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What You Need to Know: Thursday, May 24
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Daniel Rathman

05-24

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10

The Lineup Card: 10 Mr. Almosts
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Baseball Prospectus

05-16

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Collateral Damage Daily: Wednesday, May 16
by
Corey Dawkins

05-15

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Collateral Damage Daily: Tuesday, May 15
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Corey Dawkins

05-11

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What You Need to Know: Friday, May 11
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Daniel Rathman

05-11

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6

Collateral Damage Daily: Friday, May 11
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Corey Dawkins

05-10

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On the Beat: Harping on Harper
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John Perrotto

05-09

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What You Need to Know: Wednesday, May 9
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Daniel Rathman

05-04

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What You Need to Know: Friday, May 4
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Daniel Rathman

05-04

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Collateral Damage Daily: Friday, May 4
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Corey Dawkins

04-27

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Collateral Damage Daily: Friday, April 27
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Corey Dawkins

04-27

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9

Prospectus Hit and Run: Labrum But it Didn't Kill Him
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Jay Jaffe

04-26

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Collateral Damage Daily: Thursday, April 26
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Corey Dawkins

04-23

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What You Need to Know: Monday, April 23
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Daniel Rathman

04-23

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Bartolo Colon and the Comeback Kids
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Jay Jaffe

04-21

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 20
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Larry Granillo

04-20

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 19
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Larry Granillo

04-16

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Overthinking It: Man in the Box
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Ben Lindbergh

04-12

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On the Beat: Who is the Great Unknown?
by
John Perrotto

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December 16, 2013 6:00 am

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects

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Jason Parks

Gary Sanchez leads a thin system.

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Checking in on two practically perfect pitching prospects, several seasons on.

On the night that Homer Bailey pitched his second career no-hitter, fanning nine Giants against only one walk, Phil Hughes was also in action. Hughes had a good outing, but hardly a historic one: he threw seven innings of one-run ball against the Twins, striking out three and walking two. Bailey’s start was the one that led SporsCenter, but it’s appropriate that the pair’s spots in their respective rotations were synched.

Bailey and Hughes have been linked for a long time. Both were hard-throwing, right-handed high schoolers selected in the first round of the 2004 draft. Hughes stands 6’5”; Bailey stands 6’4.” Hughes is less than two months younger. On our list of the top 100 prospects of 2007, Hughes placed second and Bailey ranked fourth, which made comparisons between them inevitable. Just breathe in the August, 2006-ness of this excerpt from Future Shock:

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Yankee magic is universal, as it turns out.

There’s a strange thing that happens to normally rational baseball writers when discussing the Yankees. People who would normally question every assumption and demand to see some empirical proof blindly believe that the Yankees have mastered the dark art of picking up past-their-prime players and restoring some of their former success. The only evidence is anecdotal, so we know we’re being naughty and going off the reservation, sabermetrically speaking. But like Luke Skywalker, we’ve searched our feelings, and we know it to be true. And we’re only kind of kidding.

When the Yankees traded for a struggling Ichiro Suzuki last July, The Great Grant Brisbee—after acknowledging the absurdity of what he was about to say—wrote this:

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April 12, 2013 5:00 am

Overthinking It: When the 2013 Yankees Were Young(er)

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Ben Lindbergh

If the Yankees could send their current roster back in time to a previous season, which one would they choose?

A few days ago, Ken Rosenthal wrote an article about the Yankees’ advanced age, entitled “Yankees working on getting younger.” “One thing we know,” Rosenthal wrote, “no matter how this season turns out—the Yankees need to get younger.” Then he went through all the ways the Yankees’ youth movement could work: young prospects panning out, good drafting, “a strategic trade or two.”

I’d like to suggest a simpler scenario: a time machine. Let’s say the Yankees are stuck with their current collection of talent—they can’t acquire anyone who isn’t already on their 40-man roster. But they can have that talent at any point in time. So if the Yankees want one of the MVP Award-winning incarnations of Alex Rodriguez instead of the 37-year-old version who can’t play baseball but looks great eating dinner, they can go get him.

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The Yankees' system isn't among the best in baseball, but its quality might surprise you.

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March 5, 2013 1:07 pm

MLBDepthCharts: New York Yankees

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Jason Martinez

New York Yankees

Quick links to Depth Charts for all teams:

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Ben and Sam preview the Yankees' season, and Pete talks to ESPN New York columnist Wallace Matthews (at 15:45).



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A look at the ten most likely places for a new MLB club

It seems that nearly every week, articles surrounding the potential relocation of the A’s and Rays surface. A panel looking into a potential San Jose relocation for the A’s has been gridlocked since 2009 (and remember, the A’s have been looking to move to San Jose for a heck of a lot longer than that). The Rays haven’t been far behind in their efforts to get out of Tropicana Field. Whether it’s the commute for fans to get to the domed stadium, the aesthetics, or the need to be closer to an urban core, it seems that Tampa Bay has been seeking a new ballpark for just as long. Relocation for these two clubs is crucial.

Another thing that comes up less frequently but has extra meaning going into 2013 is expansion. With the Astros moving into the AL West, the American League and National League will now be balanced at 15 clubs a piece. The problem is that 15 is an odd number, and as a result, interleague will become a daily affair. It’s unlikely that’s something that the league wanted, so getting to 32 clubs would take care of that matter. That would mean revenues spread thinner with two extra mouths to feed. Additionally, it’s no given that one or both wouldn’t be revenue-sharing takers, and trying to get ballparks built is no easy feat in this economy. So, 30 is a number that seems to suit the “Big Four” sports leagues in North America. The NBA has it. Ditto for the NHL. Currently, only the NFL—which has the advantage of being highly centralized (revenues are shared more evenly across the franchises) and exceptionally popular—is the exception at 32 clubs.

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October 19, 2012 11:31 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Recap: Tigers Defeat Yankees

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Ben Lindbergh

A series that wasn't close ended with a game that wasn't close. The Tigers get a long break before the World Series, and the Yankees get a long offseason.

ALCS Game Four was decisive, but decidedly short on new narratives. What we saw, for the most part, was more of the same motifs that wove through the first three games. The Tigers pitched well; the Yankees couldn’t put anyone on. Some slumping Yankees batters were benched; Alex Rodriguez, despite not starting, still managed to steal some of the spotlight. We couldn’t get much more mileage out of a one-sided series: either the Yankees would do something drastic to change the script, or the Tigers would sweep. With Max Scherzer on the mound, the script stayed the same. The Tigers won the pennant, and the Yankees went quietly into what’s shaping up to be an eventful winter.

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Perfect. Just perfect.

It can be hard to know which players to keep, and which players to dump, if you're running a major-league baseball team. (Those are the only options; keep or dump. Players who are not kept are all dumped.) But the wisdom of crowds has never led anybody astray, so the New York Daily News has asked its readers whom to keep and whom to dump. There are a lot of Yankees that the crowd would like to dump: 

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A look at the methods and origins of the Yankees' and Tigers' success

Kevin Goldstein has moved on to a greener pasture, but we’re bringing back one of his postseason staples to illustrate how the four League Championship Series squads were built.

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October 16, 2012 5:00 am

Out of Left Field: Trading A-Rod: How, Where, and Why

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Matthew Kory

What would it look like if the Yankees actually consider moving Alex Rodriguez this winter?

Before Derek Jeter fractured his ankle on Saturday, talk of the Yankees centered on Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez is in a horrible slump and, unless he has a spectacular turnaround this month, baseball writers, fans and unnamed sources will spend the winter speculating about whether the Yankees will trade him. That, however, would be incredible. You see, the Yankees owe Rodriguez $126 million over the next five years*. Also, he has a no-trade clause. So, like swallowing a whole bunch of diamonds, trading A-Rod would be difficult, painful, and insanely expensive.

*This includes two reasonably reachable $6 million bonuses for home runs no. 660 and no. 714. It does not include three other $6 million bonuses for home runs no. 755, 762 and 763.

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