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The roll call of former Bisons connections managing in the big leagues has been cut by two this month with the essentially forced retirement of Terry Collins in New York and the dismissal of John Farrell in Boston. But a new name has surfaced as a potential leading candidate to join the group that now numbers five skippers. Ex-Buffalo catcher Dusty Wathan, the clubho…

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TORONTO -- Rebuild and contend in the same year. It's usually a foolish thing to try. It's viewed by most as staying down the middle without making a real decision. But it's exactly what the New York Yankees did this year. Lo and behold, they got it right. The Yankees are going to the postseason, no small accomplishment given all they've endured this season. Saturday…

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Just imagine you bought Subway Series tickets way back in March. Two games in Yankee Stadium on Monday and Tuesday. Games in Citi Field on Wednesday and Thursday. Mid-August. Middle of the pennant race. Think of the drama you figured to see. Now think of the reality. The Yankees, while still leading the AL wild-card race, are coming off two horrific losses to the Red So…

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When it comes to the Dog Days of August, the Yankees are in the throes of them. Don't let Friday's did-you-see-that comeback against the Red Sox fool you. What has been a fascinating transition season engineered by GM Brian Cashman is clearly in danger of slipping away thanks to a quiet offense and injuries on the mound. Slugger Aaron Judge entered the weekend having…

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TORONTO -- Whether it's because of injuries, ineffectiveness or maybe even trades, you can't figure to go an entire season with just five starting pitchers. Since they affiliated with the Buffalo Bisons in 2013, the Toronto Blue Jays have bucked that trend and have mostly done exactly that. But fate caught up to them this year and their lack of pitching depth at the top…

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TORONTO -- This was how things were supposed to look this year in the American League East. The Blue Jays were dominating, Josh Donaldson was mashing, the Yankees were stumbling and the postseason would be headed north of the border for the third straight October. Now, that's probably not going to be the case. But the Blue Jays are still at least on the periphery to mak…

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Joe Mantiply didn't find out he was starting on the mound until he got to Coca-Cola Field on Sunday morning. After Saturday's Yankees-Red Sox game took 16 innings and a whopping five hours and 50 minutes to reach its conclusion, Scranton inevitably loss some arms. Its parent club used eight pitchers to throw 245 pitches at Fenway Park on Saturday, and the Yankees promot…

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Going to the game? Here's what you need to know: Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (New York Yankees) Coca-Cola Field First Pitch: 7:05 p.m. Weather: It will be 77 degrees and sunny down at the stadium, so you may not even need a sweatshirt. Check the Weather.com report for updates. Promotions: The first 3,000 fans through the …