After soundly thrashing the Baltimore Orioles just a few days ago on their home turf, the Yankees kick off a 12-game home stand by hosting the O's. The Yanks just finished taking a three-game series from the Devil Rays, and the Orioles have won four straight after dropping their previous seven in a row.
June 1, 2004
The Yankees took a poor performance from Jose Contreras and turned into a dramatic come-from-behind victory. A six-run inning capped by a three-run Ruben Sierra double brought the Yankees back from the brink of defeat to a 10-8 victory. The win was their seventh straight, but Sierra - the Yankees' hottest hitter - left the game with an injury.
May 4, 2004
For most American League teams, the bench is just a place to rest your regulars every once in a while. The bench system isn't integral to AL baseball like it is in the National League, but that doesn't mean that a strong bench isn't a plus. Last season, the Yankees' bench was decent enough, but this season it might just be even stronger, with players of many sizes and shapes.
March 4, 2004
During the last great Yankee dynasty, the starting rotation was the strength of the championship and pennant-winning teams. While pitching is still a strength for the Yankees, the Bronx Bombers have apparently returned with an all-new Murderer's Row for the 21st century. If you like high-powered offense and tons of fireworks at the plate, just keep your eyes on the Yankees in 2004.
March 1, 2004
With the offseason well under way, some changes are likely going to be made to the Yankees in the next few months. While the 2003 season is a nice memory, it's time to start looking forward to next season. With that, I bring you the Yankees 2004 Outlook. Part one will deal with the infielders.
November 6, 2003