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Big Ben Tuesday: Yankees Post-Mortem, Fingers of Blame, Refuting Lazy Storylines

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SUCKSVILLE, NY – After a brutal, nut punch, rollercoaster loss to the Astros in Game 6 of the ALCS, the fingers of blame are pointing. In what was billed as a battle of the Yankees bullpen vs the Astros starters, most seem content to let that be the consensus narrative. The Yankees lost because they […]

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Big Ben: Questionable Yankees ALCS Roster, NFL Missteps re Flags, PI Challenge

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BRONX, NY: You’re probably here expecting a boring 1,500 words on the Yankees’ chances. Not today my loyal reader(s)… But I’ll find some way to bore you, rest assured. Let’s go with the Yankees ALCS Roster and stupidity re the NFL Flag-Fest & Pass Interference Challenge Rule. Houston, We Have a Roster Problem Instead of […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: DJ LaMahieu is the MVP and Bryce Harper is a Bust. Right?

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Bronx, NY: DJ LeMahieu was an under-the-radar signing by the Yankees, expected to be a utility man and depth player. Bryce Harper was the off-season’s prized free agent, signing a $330 million dollar deal with the Phillies. LeMahieu had an MVP caliber season, while Harper was booed by the home crowd on opening day and […]

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Update of Yankees Injuries and My Thoughts on Eli Manning

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SPANISH HARLEM – The New York Yankees inch ever closer to the playoffs but not without the injury bug hitting them yet again. Gary Sanchez pulled his groin trying to steal a base (WHY?) and Edwin Encarnacion has a strain oblique, while both are important pieces to the lineup, Encarnacion seems to be the one […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Despite Key Injuries, “Next Man Up” Yankees Bludgeon the Red Sox

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Bronx, NY: With New York Yankees’ smack down of the BoSox over the weekend, you might expect a little gloating from me. Well, you’ve come to the right place. The dozens of Yankees dropping like flies to injury has tempered my excitement some, but it won’t stop the gloat. And like flies, no matter how […]

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Big Ben Whitney: Gronk-tirement, Giants’ Draft, deGrom Caution,Yankees’ Roster Tweaks

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STAMFORD, CT – We’re just a few days away from opening day, not counting whatever happened in Japan, and a month from the NFL draft. So, let’s talk about Rob Gronkowski hanging ‘em up, the NY Giants endless draft options, Jacob deGrom, and the Yankees’ Opening Day roster. The Gronk Even for the biggest Pats […]

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Big Ben: A Way Too Early, MLB Hot Stove Look At 2019 NY Yankees Roster

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THE VOID, USA – We’re deep in the sports void between the Super Bowl and spring training. And with the weather flopping around like Trump’s weave in windstorm, this year has been particularly sh!tacular. Let’s pass the time with a MLB Hot Stove look at the potential 2019 Opening Day New York Yankees roster. Assuming […]

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Andrew McCutchen, Good News for Didi and More Yankees News

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SPANISH HARLEM – It took a long time for the New York Yankees to make a trade when Aaron Judge got hurt, it was worst for fans who had to endure the Shane Robinson experiment but the organization got it right when they traded for Andrew McCutchen. No one expected him to play much when […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Yankees Offense Underacheiving, Primed for Big Second Half

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Stamford, CT: Through Sunday, the New York Yankees have the best record in baseball at 46-21. They are on pace to break the record for most home runs in a season of 264. It has been impressive. But looking up and down the Yankees lineup, there are plenty of guys who are having sub-par years. […]

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Ebs’ Hot Takes: Clint Frazier, LeBron James, Philadelphia 76ers, Matt Harvey

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WEST PITTSTON, PA – Covering the New York Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, I see a lot of crazy takes on Twitter. Like, even crazier than mine. But the funniest part, and I saw a tweet the described this aspect of the Yankee fanbase perfectly, but the Yankees could win 161 games in a […]

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