Yankees

American League Cy Young: Verlander, CC or Weaver?

Who is your AL Cy Young frontrunner: CC Sabathia, Justin Verlander or Jered Weaver?
<p> Who is your AL Cy Young frontrunner: CC Sabathia, Justin Verlander or Jered Weaver?</p>

-by Braden Gall ( on twitter)

No one should envy the American League Cy Young voters this year.

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MLB Second Half Predictions

Athlon projects baseball's division winners and superlatives.
<p> Athlon projects baseball's division winners and superlatives.</p>

We look back on our preseason MLB predictions, and adjust them at the midseason point. While we're staying true to most of our AL predictions, we've made some changes to our NL wild card and divisional predictions.

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Nine Positive Stories From MLB's First Half

You know the bad news; now it's time for the good stuff from the first half of the baseball season.
<p> You know the bad news; now it's time for the good stuff from the first half of the baseball season.</p>

By Patrick Snow ( on Twitter)

You already know about the Dodgers and Mets financial issues, that Adam Dunn has two hits (in 58 at-bats) off of lefties this season, and that the Cubs are…well, the Cubs. Now it’s time to focus on the positive news from the first half of the baseball season. Here’s my starting nine:

Jorge Posada: It's not your decision.

Has Posada earned the right to decide when to play?
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<p> I'm not suggesting it's time for Jorge Posada to retire, but has he earned the right to determine when and where he plays?</p>

Jorge Posada is batting .165. He’s a DH. Of the 13 DHs in the American League with enough plate appearances to qualify, he’s 13th in average and on-base, 10th in slugging and 12th in OPS. Has he earned the respect of fans and teammates? Absolutely. Has he earned the right to be given the benefit of a doubt by his manager? I think so. Does Posada deserve for his manager to come and talk to him about his role? Yes. But should Posada expect to determine his own place in the batting order? No way.