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Phil Hughes: His Long Journey to the 2010 Postseason Starting Debut Tonight

Phillip Joseph Hughes, better known simply as Phil Hughes, has had a very tumultuous career thus far and has hurdled many challenges on his way to his postseason starting debut tonight in the Bronx.

In high school, Hughes was a first team All-American pitcher, while posting a combined 21-1 record between his junior and senior years, including a perfect game.

2010 MLB Playoffs: Hope Survives, Teams That Came Back Down Two Games To None

Three of this year's division series seem all but over. 

The Yankees, Phillies, and Rangers lead their best of five division series by two games to none.  Only a late inning rally by the Atlanta Braves prevented all four baseball series from being two games to none affairs and feeling all but over.

Baseball has been playing five game series since 1969.  In that year baseball added four new teams and expanded each league to two divisions. 

New York Yankees Will Once Again Be Big Players in Free Agency

No matter what happens during the 2010 Major League Playoffs, the Yankees will immediately get to work in the offseason to either win a third straight title or try to get back on top after a one year hiatus.

One free agent target most everyone in the industry agrees the Yankees will get their hands on is current Rangers ace Cliff Lee. Lee has been one of the best pitchers in baseball over the past three seasons and is bolstering his playoff resume with each gem he twirls in October.

Yankees-Twins ALDS: Emotions Are Key to Phil Hughes Game 3 Start

The New York Yankees are riding a wave of momentum heading back home up two games to zero over the Minnesota Twins. After relying on veterans CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte the first two games, the Yankees will be throwing 24-year-old Phil Hughes in hopes of closing out the series.

Hughes had an up and down year in 2010, although his statistics may indicate a more successful season. He finished the season 18-8 with a 4.19 ERA in 176.1 innings.

Mayor Bloomberg Already Planning Ticker Tape Parade

A lot of people will see this as a bad omen, and I can’t blame them; it appears that Mayor Michael Bloomberg is already planning another Yankees ticker tape parade.

New York Yankees News: Lance Berkman, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera and More

Despite a little bit of controversy, the Yankees beat the Twins to put them on the brink of elimination.

Today is an off-day, but Phil Hughes goes tomorrow night back at Yankee Stadium.

Here are some notes:

2010 MLB Playoffs: Brian Cashman Sees Return on His Investments

The Yankees have been waiting a long time for Lance Berkman to do something. Actually, they've been waiting for him do to anything.

New York Yankees: 10 Players the Bronx Bombers Should Aim for This Winter

The big story of this Yankee season has been the starting pitching, so it is no coincidence that this list has only four batters included.

The Yankees have had disastrous seasons for how much they are paying both AJ Burnett and Javier Vazquez.

So it is without question that the Yankees need to address the top five arms on the squad and shore up their rotation when it comes time to make their offers to free agents this winter.

Without further ado, here are the 10 players that New York should take a run at this winter.

Minnesota Twins-New York Yankees, ALDS Game Two: Controversial Lance Berkman Call

For those who did not have the pleasure of watching Game Two of the ALDS between the Yankees and Twins, one of the biggest story lines was a controversial call in the seventh inning. With one out, two strikes, and Jorge Posada on first base, Carl Pavano threw a tailing fastball on the inside of the plate for what "should have" been strike three.

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