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A Bronx born, Brooklyn bred Yankee fan. I also love the Knicks and any interview even remotely involving Stephon Marbury. #10 is Phil Rizzuto, who is currently dead.

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  • 05:26 PM ET  10.25
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A few years ago, Ubaldo Jimenez was touted by Rockies scouts for his live arm and great control at a young age.  He was drafted as a 17-year-old in 2001, and made an impression right away by K'ing 65 batters in only 62 IP.  He followed that up by winning 10 games and striking out 138 in 152 innings.He might have made it into the bigs a lot sooner had a right shoulder strain not knocked him out in 2004 only a few pitches into the season.  After rehabbing his way back, Jimenez finally got the call in August to join the big league team and take Jason Hirsh's…
  • 10:03 AM ET  10.19
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Joe Torre will address the media today, thus ushering this Yankee managerial circus to the next phase of its existence -- closure.Pundits everywhere have opined "Joe didn't want to take a pay cut."  Maybe in their worlds, money is everything and the two-million dollar drop in base salary was an insult.  But in Joe's world, it's all about quality of life for his players, and what he felt the Yankees were trying to say to him.Joe didn't reject this 1 year/5 million dollar incentive-laden deal because he wouldn't be able to afford another yacht on that kind…
  • 04:17 PM ET  10.18
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Joe Torre received an offer from the New York Yankees for 1 year/5 million dollars, plus 1 million dollars for each level of playoffs the Yanks reach.  If the Yanks made the WS is '08, he would have made 8 million dollars in 2009.He turned it down.I'm still pretty stunned here, but I feel very good for Joe Torre.  The man went out on his own terms.  He went out on top.That said, it's a sad day for the New York Yankees.What do you guys think?

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