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Posted by: P.S. Read on Feb 16, 2010 at 08:54:44 PM

Washington DC

By Patrick Read

As a blustery winter-cold blanketed the entire nation in snow—reminding all how bone-chilling cold global warmth can get—the ever expanding Yankee Universe has been once again set ablaze with mounting pressure over what’s come to be known as, “the debate.”

And minions of Phil Hughes E-fans have been chiming in, promoting the idea that he be named a Yankee starter over fellow young teammate and Yankee phenom, Joba Chamberlain .

Someone tell the Hughes fans to be more patient—because in comparison—it is clear that Joba Chamberlain is more starter-ready than Phil Hughes.

Joba has the edge over Hughes in most categories considered important; especially progress, ERA, games started, innings-pitched, team need and

Posted by: P.S. Read on Feb 1, 2010 at 03:03:12 PM

By Patrick Read 

Last year, Brett Gardner demanded Yankee attention during Spring Training while hitting .385 with three fence-clearing home-runs and showing blazing speed effectively making smaller the gaps in the outfield, especially left-center or Death Valley.

And without question, the Yankees will keep a close eye on his play this spring while contrasting it with their newly acquired, veteran-outfielder, Randy Winn.

It was announced last April that Gardner had earned the coveted-title, Yankee centerfielder, edging out promising fan-favorite, Melky Cabrera. And he kept that edge over Cabrera, completing 48 games in centerfield through July’s end as Melky went onto platoon.

“Mr. Speed” impressed fans with his play in the field, racing to cover huge gaps in

Posted by: P.S. Read on Jan 20, 2010 at 07:41:06 AM

By Patrick Read

Now that the only man left to hit more than 61 home runs in a single-season without admitting (or being named) as being a user of performance-enhancing drugs has finally come clean for being dirty, the title “Single-Season Home Run King” has been unofficially retained by—not one—but two Yankee All-Time greats.

Mark McGwire has finally admitted that he regularly used steroids throughout his career.  

Starting in 1989, when with the Oakland A’s, and especially during 1998’s highly acclaimed home-run race against Sammy Sosa, McGwire said that he began “using steroids as a way to recover from injury, used on occasion throughout his career and now regrets ever having played during baseball’s Steroid

Posted by: P.S. Read on Jan 17, 2010 at 02:40:54 AM

By Patrick Read

With the off-season slowing down to a snail's pace, there is no better time to do an All-Time Yankee Line-Up.

The Line-Up includes Bench Players, a mixture of right & left-handed sluggers, a Designated Hitter, a rotation mixed with lefties & righties, a mid-reliever, late-reliever & Closer too.  It is finalized with the All-Time Television broadcasters, radio broadcasters with newspaper & writer.

Please read on and feel free to leave your thoughts on who would make the squad on your team...

The New York Yankees have the richest legacy and deepest-of-all talents for any one franchise, plus a winning tradition paralleled by no other team in the world. Needless to say, this was one challenging task, keeping in mind that all generations