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  1. Over/under: Wins for Yankees

    David Schoenfield

    The New York Yankees were the best team in the American League in 2011. They won 97 games. Their projected runs scored and allowed totals of 867 and 657 project to 101 wins. They came up short in the playoffs, done in by a lack of timely hitting. ...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  2. New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays should both fear Minnesota Tw...

    Bryan Smith

    Bryan Smith of FanGraphs looks at the best -- and worst -- possible matchup for every team with a 10 percent chance or higher of playing in the postseason. Turns out that AL East powerhouses Tampa Bay and New York should both fear little Minnesota.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2010
  3. A.J. Burnett's ineptitude is a situation, not a crisis for New Yo...

    Wallace Matthews

    A.J. Burnett's historically bad June is just a speed bump for baseball's best team.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2010
  4. Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes, Stephen Strasburg on fantasy sprin...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lays out a few pitching situations to watch in spring training, including the Yankees' fifth-starter battle between Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes.

    Blog | Conversation | February 11, 2010
  5. Jim Caple's best (New York Yankees) and worst (Washington Nationa...

    Jim Caple

    The greatest team of the 2000s? That's easy. It's the New York Yankees. The most dreadful? Well, the nominees are ...

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2009
  6. Wise finishes off Yankees with RBI single as White Sox earn victo...

    DeWayne Wise hit a game-ending RBI single in the ninth inning to give the Chicago White Sox a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | July 30, 2009
  7. 2003 Yankees best ever?

    Jim Baker

    The Yankees incredible start is causing some to wonder if the 2003 edition is the best team ever.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2003
  8. Five teams with the best shot at Tanaka

    Jim Bowden

    After weeks of drama, the Masahiro Tanaka posting saga is finally over. Rakuten, his team in Japan, has agreed to post him, and now all MLB teams have a chance to negotiate with him if they agree to put up the posting fee, which likely will max out a...

    Blog | December 25, 2013
  9. Why each team can win it all

    David Schoenfield

    With help from the blog network writers, here are reasons each team can win the World Series. St. Louis Cardinals 1. A potent, balanced lineup. The Cardinals had the best on-base percentage in baseball, including four starters -- Matt Holliday, J...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  10. Teams best positioned for October run

    Buster Olney

    When Major League Baseball put its new set of playoff rules in place, nobody knew exactly how the changes would shape the decisions of managers and general managers and players. Nobody knew for sure if some unforeseen circumstance might emerge, alter...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  11. The status of each playoff contender heading into postseason - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at all 10 playoff teams and evaluates their statuses heading into the postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  12. AL teams best positioned for October

    Buster Olney

    We have arrived at that time of year when six-month projections no longer matter, and when, in one week, a journeyman call-up like Nate McLouth can impact a pennant race more than MVP candidates. Baseball is a summer-long game, but the last bricks of...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  13. What must go right for each AL contender to make the postseason -...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney runs through all of the current American League playoff contenders and says what must go right in the final month of the season for each team to have a shot at the postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | August 28, 2012
  14. The AL West finally asserts its dominance, and the rest of the le...

    Jonah Keri

    After high expectations and a shaky start, everything is falling into place out West.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2012
  15. New York Yankees -- despite win streak -- still have room to impr...

    Wallace Matthews

    Bombers are on a roll. But the scariest part is, they can still get a lot better.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2012
  16. Crystal ball: Dempster lands in Detroit

    David Schoenfield

    In this season of parity, in this season of two wild cards, in this season of the first-place Pirates and the last-place Red Sox and best-record-in-baseball Dodgers, almost anything is possible. Except the idea that your team is going to make a bi...

    Blog | June 12, 2012