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If the Yankees are to get to the playoffs, Brian McCann must help lead them.
With no shortage of options, life after baseball seems limitless for The Captain.
Derek Jeter's cool detachment is starting to thaw as the end approaches.
As losing seasons mount, the Flushing faithful seem all too willing to settle.
Brien Taylor could have turned the Core Four into the Fab Five ... if only.
After the first 13 games, we've learned quite a bit about the 2014 Bombers.
Ivan Nova needs to put together a full year of success. No more excuses.
The face of the Yankees franchise could be transitioning from No. 2 to No. 19.
After a tough 2013, the Bombers built a new-look lineup. Is it better?
Nuno, Pineda and Phelps (et al.) could help pitch the Yankees into October.
Sources: Bombers to spend big bucks internationally to rebuild farm system.
Even after a sad set versus the Sox, the Bombers are back where they started.
Don't look now, but Ivan Nova delivered an ace-like performance vs. the O's.
Mojo is back in the Bronx, and the Yanks look to bring it to Tampa and beyond.
When it comes to transformative figures in BOS-NY lore, few can match A-Rod.
Derek Jeter treated Yankees fans to a Hollywood beginning for this comeback.
The Yanks boast championship-level bullpen, but that's it in the first half.
The Yankees are in deep trouble, on the verge of falling into last place.
Girardi beat Mattingly once. But both skippers still have something to prove.
The bandbox Bronx and tough AL East? Not the right place for Phil Hughes.
Mariano Rivera's return may be the greatest New York comeback of all time.
Billy "Moneyball" Beane is very fond of Yankees' GM Brian Cashman.
Pettitte to Rivera didn't feel like Old Timer's Day, it was more like old times.
Alex Rodriguez's reputation is in tatters. He has to fight for what is left.
In 2014, every Yankee penny will count. Even the ones bestowed on Derek Jeter.
If Hal Steinbrenner's plan doesn't work, he could join the Dolans and Wilpons
Brian Cashman will keep everyone guessing as he goes about his business.
Joe Girardi rocks out, cooks risotto and relaxes on the slopes. Really.
For the big names this winter, the Yankees will likely be outspent.
Cashman could change the look of the Yanks by letting this Not So Fab Five go.
Here are the top seven issues facing the Yankees going into the offseason.
Nick Swisher cannot hit in October. No way should he start Game 3.
If the Yankees win the Series now, it'll be the best story in franchise history.
With the ALCS upon us, let's take a look at the top 5 issues facing the Yankees.
O's don't care that the Yanks, on paper, are the better team -- and that's scary.
CC Sabathia will start Game 1 in unfriendly surroundings vs. the O's.
These jokers are wild: Should the Bombers root for O's or Rangers?
Robinson Cano has taken over the Yankees' offense in the stretch run.
Facing cupcake schedule, confident Yankees still control their destiny.
CC Sabathia pitched maybe his best game of the season in Friday's win.
Andy Pettitte is facing spring training in the heat of a September pennant race.
The Yankees restored calm on Sunday, and regained first place, too.
Controversial loss to the Birds ruffled feathers in the Yankees' clubhouse.
If the Yankees are to win the East, they'll have to get back to bombing.
Here's a thought: Maybe the Yankees just aren't as good as the Orioles.
The Yanks may look back at Saturday's win as the biggest of the season.
The Yankees don't look like a first-place team right now. So is it time to panic?
It is doubtful Saturday's loss to the Sawx ruined any Yankees fan's day.
When nights like Tuesday happen in October, they live forever in the Bronx.
Jason Bay can't play anymore. He also can't be on the Mets in 2013.
A year after he seemed on his last legs, The Captain is keeping up with Pete Rose.
Felixl Hernandez rules the Bronx, but don't count on seeing him in pinstripes.
The Yankees own the best record in MLB, but they still have some issues.
After a big weekend in Boston, the Yankees are clearly the class of MLB.
The Yankees stumbled Saturday night, but the Red Sox are still on the ropes.
Mark Teixeira got some sweet revenge on Friday night against the Red Sox.
As they prove again in win over Mets, it's a home run or nothing for these Yankees.
A-Rod knows it wasn't the Yanks or Texas that tugged at his heart. It was the Mets.
A-Rod missed a golden opportunity vs. the Braves. And he knows it.
The Yanks are not only the hottest team in baseball -- they are getting better.
Nats may have next, but Yanks have 27. Titles, that is. This weekend will be fun.
After a slow start to 2012, are better numbers in store for the Bombers' bats?
After his HR, Russell Martin sounded like a man who wants to stay a Yankee.
The Yankees are on the verge of sweeping the Mets, and taking off.
Hiroki Kuroda stole the show from Johan Santana in the Bronx on Friday.
Alex Rodriguez's lack of power is becoming a big problem for the Yankees.
Why should anyone think these Yanks will survive in baseball's best division?
Was that the same old Andy Pettitte on Sunday, or just an old Andy Pettitte?
The Yankees needed a big game from CC Sabathia and he delivered.
Life after Mo will feel a lot more like ninth innings in those other 29 ballparks.
D-Rob didn't do it like Mo Rivera would have, but he did it pretty well.
A cold, damp night Wednesday at Yankee Stadium felt like October. Last October.
Phil Hughes was better on Tuesday, but was he good enough for a rotation spot?
Curtis Granderson smacked three homers Thursday, bringing to mind Mr. October.
New York sports' flavors of the month come and go, but Jeter remains king.
The Yankees' home opener on Friday promises to be an emotional one.
Derek Jeter's confidence still has a positive effect on the Yankees.
The Yankees are loaded once again, though all bets are off come October.
The Yankees' rotation is better on paper, but will it live up to last year's success?
David Cone has been where Andy Pettitte is now, returning from retirement.
Bobby Valentine is having a Rex effect on the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry.
Reggie Jackson says Bobby V will impact the rivalry with his mind, not his mouth.
The Yankees were devastated to trade Jesus Montero, but they had to.
Five notes to take away from the Yankees' moves at the winter meetings.
Bobby Valentine saying he hates the Yankees is only the beginning.
Don't expect Yankees to throw money at just anybody during winter meetings.
The Yankees expect better conditioning and commitment from Phil Hughes.
As Yanks consider what to offer Sabathia, here are some cautionary tales.
Yankees skipper Joe Girardi decided Game 2 was over before it was over.
The Yankees' formula to win a World Series rests in their bullpen.
The Yankees have to go with Ivan Nova as the No. 2 starter for the playoffs.
Even with 600 saves, plus 42 in October, Mariano Rivera remains a humble hero.
The Yankees beat up on Felix Hernandez for a change, including some surprises.
The Yankees ended a long, wet, hurtful week with some sunshine.
Jorge Posada was a feel-good story. Rest of Saturday was bad for Yanks.
Jesus Montero is showing he belongs. Now his teammates have to pitch in, too.
Derek Jeter reflects back on Sept. 11 -- a day, he says, that made a lasting impact.
With two swings, Jesus Montero transformed hype into reality.
CC Sabathia gets the ball with Yankees Universe needing a shot of confidence.
With Bartolo Colon and A-Rod wearing down, is the Yankees' luck running out?
A.J. and Mo are as different as their hairdos. Neither got it done Tuesday.
Have the Yanks found a playoff formula? When will we see Jesus and Manny?
Garcia still needs to prove he deserves a spot in Yanks' playoff rotation.
Joe Girardi made his gutsiest move of the season in Friday's victory at Boston.
CC Sabathia is 0-3 vs. Boston this year with a fat 6.16 ERA. That must change.
As trade deadline approaches, odds are Bartolo Colon ends up as Yanks' No. 2
Larry Rothschild thinks A.J. Burnett can still be the Yankees' No. 2 starter.
Seattle ace Felix Hernandez is the type of guy the Yankees dream about.
Phil Hughes unveiled a new curveball and picked up his first win of the season.
The Rogers Centre surveillance, real or imagined, failed to stop CC Sabathia.
Is it time for the Yankees to make a move for the Rockies' Ubaldo Jimenez?
The uncertainty of Bartolo Colon's health spells trouble for Yankees.
Colon and Garcia have given the rotation great cover, but how long will it last?
David Robertson could be the key to the Bombers' title hopes this season.
By skipping the ASG, Derek Jeter made the right decision for the team.
Pena gaffes remind Yankees what Jeter still brings to the table.
Eduardo Nunez turns up the heat on the Yankees' shortstop debate.
Nearly a year after The Boss died, his attitude still resonates at the Stadium.
The Yankees hit Queens with Ivan Nova pitching for his place in the rotation.
Eduardo Nunez has given the Yankees a viable solution for Derek Jeter.
Yankees starters CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett couldn't be more different.
Bronx is out of reach until Jesus Montero learns to focus on the here and now.
Yankees skipper Joe Girardi shares his Father's Day story, in his own words.
Brian Gordon to start at Yankee Stadium on Thursday! Brian Gordon? Who?
It might be time to resurrect Freddy Garcia's nickname -- The Chief.
Bases loaded vs. the Sox? It was Derek Jeter's moment. Well, it used to be.
Bombers, BoSox battle for first place this week in the Bronx. What does it mean?
Shortstops just aren't what they used to be, and neither is Derek Jeter.
With Memorial Day approaching, here are six questions facing the Yankees.
Jorge Posada and Derek Jeter joined the fun in the Yankees' 13-run outburst.
How strange a night was it for the Yanks? Mariano Rivera was the weakest link.
Sittin' like Pippen won't define Posada's career, but it won't be forgotten, either.
Nick Swisher and Jorge Posada miss another chance to prove their worth.
Mr. October may have helped Mr. November get to 3,000 hits in June.
A year after he looked like a bust for the Yanks, Curtis Granderson is busting out.
Mariano Rivera, a human after all, will one day have a cutter that doesn't cut.
For his long-term health and the good of the team, Phil Hughes needs a timeout.
Forget all the talk about Derek Jeter's mechanics. The Captain simply looks lost.
CC Sabathia competes with the heart of a lion. Just ask A-Rod -- or the Red Sox.
Phil Hughes' lack of velocity is rapidly becoming a concern for the Yankees.
Phil Hughes couldn't find his velocity and Miguel Cabrera kept finding the seats.
It is no small thing that Rafael Soriano's first appearance was flawless.
With Jeter looking to bounce back and A-Rod healthy, things are looking up.
With Mo, Soriano and Feliciano, the Yanks may have the best 'pen in the bigs.
CC Sabathia's supporting staff needs to step up for the Yankees this season.
The Yankees showed the Red Sox the coming attractions on Monday night.
Sign of progress? A.J. Burnett gave up a homer, moved on and retired next nine.
Ivan Nova credits A.J. Burnett for helping build his confidence.
Mariano Rivera says the Yankees have the best pitching prospect he's ever seen.
Yankees bring Andrew Brackman along slowly as he continues climb to the bigs.
Hank Steinbrenner is trying his best to be controversial, but it just isn't the same
Hank's throwing around blame, but would be wise to look in the mirror.
Dellin Betances saw David Wells' perfecto in person, now they're both in Tampa.
Roger Clemens joked about Mike Piazza and ducked other topics at charity event.
With Andy Pettitte gone, the Yanks' 2011 season hinges on Brian Cashman.
Paul O'Neill doesn't think everyone knows how much Andy Pettitte will be missed.
What does Rafael Soriano's signing mean for Andy Pettitte?
Hal Steinbrenner can cut costs, but at these Stadium prices, he'd better win.
Brian Cashman still has until the 2011 trade deadline to match Theo Epstein.
After whiffing on Lee, Bombers need A.J. Burnett to be big part of Plan B.
Even if the Yankees get Cliff Lee, the Red Sox are winning the offseason war.
Derek Jeter is squared away. Now the Yankees can focus on Cliff Lee.
What's Derek Jeter worth to the Yankees? No one really knows.
Yankees want Cliff Lee badly, but so do the Rangers, Cubs, Red Sox and ... Nats?
Is Yankees top prospect Jesus Montero ready for the big leagues?
The Yanks' future may ride on the years they offer aging stars like Cliff Lee.
Nerves unlikely to faze Phil, but he needs to put pressure on Rangers in Game 6.
Girardi's late-night clubhouse speech lightened the Yankees' burden.
Which A.J. Burnett will take the mound for the Yankees on Tuesday?
The Yankees have more to worry about in the ALCS than Rangers ace Cliff Lee.
All the attention is on Cliff Lee, but Andy Pettitte is ready for Game 3.
Phil Hughes returns to the mound where an injury slowed his career.
Besides Cliff Lee, here are four other key issues heading into Yankees-Rangers.
The Yankees can't trail 2-0 facing Cliff Lee, so CC Sabathia must step up.
How far has Joba Chamberlain fallen? Well, he is a non-factor in October.
The Yankees' long layoff could really help them, or really hurt them.
Phil Hughes slept in, then sent Twins to long winter's nap as Yankees advanced.
Phil Hughes is a relaxed kind of guy. It will serve him well on game day.
Curtis Granderson's swing is evidence that Kevin Long deserves a raise.
Mariano Rivera looked like his old self, closing out the Twins in Game 1.
Carl Pavano proves that one team's American Idle is another team's warrior.
Yankees ask durable, consistent Sabathia to start their trek to 28 with a victory.
Is Jeter, at 36, still a money player? The playoff stakes are high.
Joe Girardi changed his approach on Sunday, and the result was a good one.
Girardi's bewildering decisions, strange explanations taking center stage.
Amare Stoudemire says success will be defined by Knicks reaching postseason.
Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain are central to the Yanks' October aspirations.
A.J. Burnett's Yanks hit Baltimore with more questions than answers.
The Yankees continue to come up short against potential playoff opponents.
Jorge Posada crushed much Yankees misery with one swing against Tampa.
Joe Girardi's relief options in extra innings: Chad Gaudin and Sergio Mitre?
Younger, more vibrant ballclubs are giving the long-toothed Yankees fits.
With a knack for stranding runners, the Yanks fall again as AL East lead shrinks
This Yankees' loss featured the good, the bad and the Derek Jeter slump.
Still his own harshest critic, A.J. Burnett takes one step forward, one step back.
Phil Hughes hasn't shown an ability to finish what he's started in 2010.
The Yankees need to find at-bats for Marcus Thames when A-Rod returns.
A.J. Burnett need to pull a pitching U-turn lest he falls into the abyss.
With age limiting the left side of the infield, the Yanks' power is shifting right.
David Wright thinks starting pitching is the key to getting back to the playoffs.
Much of the Mets' future as a franchise is tied to how they handle Jose Reyes.
Even after being essentially ostracized, Oliver Perez still wants to be a Met.
Jerry Manuel has pinned the Mets' turnaround hopes on ... Jeff Francoeur?
Bottom line: CC Sabathia is the most important man in pinstripes.
The Yankees don't know what to expect from the inconsistent Javy Vazquez.
Curtis Granderson should ask himself "WWJD?"... Johnny Damon, that is.
With three hits, Lance Berkman caught a break one night after the A-Rod episode.
Sabathia is the eraser. If the Yanks have a problem, the ace makes sure it's gone.
Javier Vazquez just can't seem to escape the ghosts of 2004.
From PED revelations to his 600th homer, Alex Rodriguez has come a long way.
Even with all eyes on him in August, it will always be about October with A-Rod.
A.J. Burnett's troublesome fifth drops the Yankees into AL East tie.
Joba Chamberlain and Curtis Granderson could be out of jobs following trades.
Besides the Mets poor play, Fred Wilpon has a lawsuit to worry about.
The Yankees don't see anyone on the market now to replace Joba Chamberlain.
A bad start by Johan Santana proved too much for the Mets to overcome.
If the Mets could score eight runs Tuesday night, then anything's possible.
Joba Chamberlain just barely built a bridge Wednesday; was it enough?
Derek Jeter is in the midst of what could be the worst month of his career.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi is facing his biggest challenge of the season.
Joba Chamberlain's role -- and perhaps his Yankees future -- is on the clock.
The All-Star Game proved The Boss' greatness. You could tell by the boos.
A big quote from The Boss would rock the tabloid world of New York sports.
Nick Swisher didn't win the Home Run Derby, but he still had a blast.
Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada in particular had connection with Bob Sheppard.
Squandering Javy Vazquez's gem isn't enough to cost Joba his setup job.
If the Yanks had landed Cliff Lee, Phil Hughes might've become an ex-starter.
Yanks missed out on Cliff Lee this time, but they get another chance in the winter.
Back in city he spurned, A-Rod saves Yanks on night LeBron burns Cleveland
Nick Swisher ramped up his All-Star campaign with a big night in Oakland.
On an eventful day, it's no surprise A-Rod's the one who stole the show
Alex Rodriguez returns to Oakland, where he got into it with Dallas Braden.
A.J. Burnett says the return of Dave Eiland will mean a return to form.
As the Knicks chase LeBron in Akron, CC Sabathia will pitch in the Bronx.
The anti-Phil Hughes Rules screamers got pretty strong evidence Tuesday.
It's Cliff Lee vs. Phil Hughes on Tuesday. Can you picture them as teammates?
Do the Mets have enough pitching to stay atop the NL East? Time will tell.
Derek Jeter downplaying the significance of 36 is not at all surprising.
Jose Reyes was the star of the show, with Jerry Seinfeld in the TV booth.
Carlos Beltran's return might not be the best thing to happen to the Mets.
CC Sabathia had a heck of a week, beating Roy Halladay and Johan Santana.
Phil Hughes likely will be staying at his parents' house as an All-Star soon.
David Wright did it all. He hit. He fielded. He ran the bases. He even flew.
For one night at least, the Bronx Bombers beat up the Phillies' Roy Halladay.
The Yankees have an ace in CC Sabathia. Might they be looking to add another one?
The Yankees enjoyed some cupcakes, before a big week vs. the Phils and Mets.
Being the full-time 'Bridge to Rivera' finally gives Joba a season of stability.
The Yanks escaped Toronto with one victory, thanks to Javier Vazquez.
Sure, Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira is OK -- with heavy emphasis on the K.
Bautista took A.J. up, up and away as Burnett, Yanks lost a key division game.
Get set for an out-of-nowhere big series in June between the Yanks and Jays.
A Derek Jeter position switch? The Captain ended that conversation.
Javy Vazquez's nickname should be The Rocket, because that's what the Twins hit off him Thursday night.
Phil Hughes could get a fifth day off in five of his next eight starts.
Some Core Four magic helped mask some troubling issues for these Yankees.
Tuesday's work could yield Wednesday reward for Yanks' Burnett.
A.J. Burnett has the stuff. But are conditions right for him vs. Twins?
Selection, naturally, is CC Sabathia's undoing in Subway loss to Mets.
With big effort in relief, future starter Mejia avoids minors -- but is that good?
Kevin Russo played hero, even as he tried to find his way around the room.
When you look to assess blame for Tuesday's loss, look to Joba Chamberlain.
He homered in his debut. Now, Marcus Thames has another one to remember.
Mariano Rivera is human. Jason Kubel and the Twins proved it on Sunday.
Alex Rodriguez laughs last in the grand scheme of things, just like in 2009.
Chris "The Animal" Carter's debut was a fitting reward for his maniacal work ethic.
A-Rod's historic 586th home run could provide a spark to his power slump.
More often than not, Cervelli should be behind the plate and Posada should DH.
Francisco Cervelli brings an infectious energy to the field and clubhouse.
Robinson Cano is showering ballparks with hits in a historic April campaign.
Yanks have weathered brief stints without Posada. But what if his injury is serious?
Yanks relievers not named Rivera dropped the ball -- this time vs. the O's.
The Yankees brought a little Bronx cheer to President Obama on Monday.
Anthony Davis was too big to play as a kid, but he's just right for the NFL.
After Citi Field lit up with "I like Ike," it added a consonant with "I like Mike."
Jason McCourty's twin brother could be a preview of what's to come at pick No. 29.
If the Yanks can tear through these guys, think about what they'll do to the Orioles.
CC Sabathia never owned April before -- now he nearly does.
Coach knows he's gone if Knicks don't make splash during Summer of LeBron.
The loudest cheer Tuesday was not for any player in pinstripes.
The Yankees are eagerly anticipating receiving their 2009 World Series rings.
Yankee Stadium gets back in the fight game. It's about time.
Mark Teixeira's wires seemingly get crossed every April.
The Yankees desperately need Joba Chamberlain to step up in the bullpen.
In between, there's a homer. But Curtis Granderson's debut started, ended badly.
Who's got the goods in this year's rivalry? Our rotation matchup favors the Red Sox.
Javier Vazquez enters his second stint with the Yankees with big expectations.