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Planning for the Wild Card Game Starter

View image | gettyimages.com Barring a wild finish to the regular season, the Yankees will host the American League Wild Card playoff against the runner-up in the Western Division one week from tomorrow. That allows Joe Girardi and his staff … Continue reading

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Why you shouldn’t worry about Tanaka’s low velocity, in two charts

View image | gettyimages.com Over the weekend, Masahiro Tanaka announced that he was altering his pitching style, which will result in lower velocities. According to Tanaka, his change in approach is two fold: one part pitch selection, one part mechanics. … Continue reading

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PRP might not help Masahiro Tanaka avoid surgery, but it’s worth trying

#451919244 / gettyimages.com We’ve all heard the news by now. Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka has a small tear in his Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL), and although the dreaded Tommy John Surgery is still a possibility, he’s going to try to … Continue reading

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The unexpected storylines of the 2014 season

Last week, Baseball Prospectus took a look at some of the unanticipated stories that have developed in the 2014 season. Today, let’s take a look at some of this season’s unforeseen events from a Yankees-centric perspective. This list is no particular … Continue reading

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What do April stats tell us about Yankees pitchers?

#176601354 / gettyimages.com Yesterday, I looked at how the Yankees’ hitters fared over the first month of the season and what their performances might mean for the remainder of the season. Today, I am repeating this exercise for the Yankees’ pitchers. I … Continue reading

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