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Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Yanks Hope Hot Bats Continue Against Indians

Yankees Rumors & News

Fresh off a sweep of the Seattle Mariners, the Yankees are gearing up for a three game series against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium.

They’ll also be getting a break for their so-called Youth Movement as Andy Pettitte (3-3), Chien-Ming Wang (6-0), and Mike Mussina (4-3) are set to pitch in that order.

Pettitte hopes to turn around his slump tonight against the same team that put him in it.  Two starts ago he got knocked around by the Indians as he gave up four runs on eight hits, including two home runs, in just five innings. In his following start against the Tigers last week Pettitte was equally as bad allowing five runs on seven hits, including two home runs again, over six innings. Tonight might not be his night though, during his career he is 6-8 with a 4.63 ERA against the Tribe.

To make matters worse he is going up against sinkerballer Fausto Carmona.  The 24-year-old in winless in the regular season against the Yanks, but …

Thoughts On a Failed Season | Part II

Rangers Rumors & News

As promised in Part I of our season-in-review, I’m back to take a look at what the future might hold for some current Blueshirts. Some of this analysis concerns what I think the Rangers will do, and some concerns what I would do. At the end of the day, they’re just this fan’s thoughts and predictions.

Michael Rozsival. As detailed in Part I, Rozsival has proven himself overmatched as a no. 1 or 2 defenseman and will likely price himself out of New York anyway. Verdict: Gone.

Marek Malik. Earned more than any Rangers’ defenseman this season besides Paul Mara. Difficult to believe. I don’t think I need waste any more of this space on this lug. Verdict: Gone.

Paul Mara. The team’s highest-paid defenseman in ’07-’08, I never felt that Mara was utilized to his maximum potential during his time in New York. Then again, Mara had similar struggles during his brief time in Boston, so perhaps there is no …

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