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Michael Pineda’s Changeup Could Make Him an Ace

A key for the Yankees in 2016 will be Michael Pineda. He’s shown flashes of tantalizing upside, and could be on New York’s list of most valuable pitchers. But Pineda has yet to put it all together over a full season. You likely remember May 10, which was the date of Pineda’s monstrous 16 strikeout outing. You may also recall June 22, when Pineda gave up eight runs over 3.1...
Via BP Bronx
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka throws off mound after offseason elbow surgery

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, coming back after arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow last October, has thrown off a bullpen mound. Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said the Japanese right-hander had a throwing session Tuesday in New York. After a pre-spring training workout at Steinbrenner Field, said Rothschild said...
Via Associated Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Feisty Food Stamps Steinbrenner has Yankees tweeting like it's October

You'll be excited to know that the Yankees traded snarky Twitter barbs yesterday with the Redsocks and Cubs.Some websites say we got the best of them in the tweetwar. I cannot verify this, mostly because I could not bring myself to read the reports. I tried. I clicked on the site, but after reading the opening paragraph, I felt chest pains. When I clicked away, the diminished. I...

Yankees 1st base: Will this position haunt them all season?

Will Bird's injury be crippling to New York?
Via NJ.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Quiet Offseason Could Mean Big Things

It’s been an offseason that may seem a little out of sorts for the New York Yankees. A team that we’ve all grown so accustomed to seeing spend major money on free agents has been dormant, yet to sign a single free agent in 2016. While at first this may seem as if they are completely content with the roster they plan on rolling out on opening day, it’s more likely the Yankees...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

10 reasons to watch Yankees spring training in 2016

A-Rod (of course), Didi (Gold Glove?), and many more...
Via NJ.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Could the Redsocks be stuck with a puny Big Papi?

Two years ago, Yankee fans were offered one basic reason to root for their team: The farewell season for Mr. Derek Jeter. We got to thank and bestow gifts upon the man who led us back from nearly 20 years wandering the desert - (a lost exile we may only now be revisiting.) Our month of September became a Seinfeld nostaligia marathon on ME-TV. The last day in Boston, instead...

Could star rookie push Yankees' Brian McCann for playing time?

Via NJ.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Greg Bird likely out for the season

A question that the New York Yankees needed to answer entering spring training was: where would first baseman Greg Bird fit into their 2016 plans? With Mark Teixeira recuperating and Alex Rodriguez firmly entrenched as the team’s everyday DH, Bird would’ve likely been a part-time player for the Yanks who could fill in for either of those players if they got injured. Now, however...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

After NESN departure, Don Orsillo encouraged by Yankees manager Joe Girardi

With spring training set to open later this month, Don Orsillo will soon begin calling play-by-play on TV and radio for his new team, the San Diego Padres. But until that happens, the shock over being let go by NESN after calling Boston Red Sox games for 15 years still lingers. In an interview with MLB.com’s Corey Brock, Orsillo explains that he didn’t see his dismissal coming...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Yankee has the worst contract?

The Yankees are, quite notably, the only Major League team without a major-league free agent signing this offseason. There are many reasons for this, including a lack of glaring needs and a desire to get younger, but the primary explanation for Brian Cashman’s silence in free agency is money. The Yankees, weary of the annual luxury tax bills they’re always stuck with, are trying...
Via BP Bronx
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Cashman on A-Rod playing defense: ‘He just can’t do it’

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman railed against the notion of Alex Rodriguez ever putting on a fielder’s glove and playing some defense, saying the 40-year-old designated hitter simply isn’t capable of it anymore. “He just can’t do it [play the field], so I see no sense in belaboring it,” Cashman said of Rodriguez, via the New York Post. “He is not capable...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Yankees’ Brett Gardner remain a valuable commodity?

It’s a business and the New York Yankees believe outfielder Brett Gardner is a valuable commodity. All the same, it will be interesting to see if Gardner’s value as an asset grows or diminishes during and after the 2016 season. Is this the final season in Gardner’s contract that his performance will considerably influence his worth to the club as a trade piece?Brett GardnerPhoto...
Via Yankees Unscripted
5 days ago  |  Discuss

It's now or never for Jacoby Ellsbury

As a Yankee fan, nothing beats stealing a Redsock player and having him do well. That's why the mere mention of Wade Boggs still provokes a smile, and it's even better with a Boston fan nearby, so you can enjoy the wince.Ahh, imagining Boggs on the horse... nice, eh?Which is why Jacoby Ellsbury is so frustrating...Statistically, according to Baseball Reference, Ellsbury last year...

Losing Greg Bird puts wrinkle in Yankees’ 2017 plans

The New York Yankees had it all mapped out for 2017; that is until Greg Bird was found to have a torn labrum forcing him to miss the entire 2016 season.Greg BirdPhoto credit: Arturo Pardavilla III via FlickrBird was to take the reins at first base from Mark Teixeira and be part of the new young core of the Yankees. With Bird’s eye-opening performance in Teixeira’s stead at...
Via Yankees Unscripted
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Early Injuries Plague the New York Yankees Starting Lineup

The New York Yankees haven’t won a World Series title in seven years. Since then, the team has drastically transformed from a great team, to simply a team with potential. The retirement of players like Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and Jorge Posada have been hugely felt by the Yankees, and it has been a process to find talented players to create a decent starting lineup. Rookie...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

With Bird Down, Yankees' Cashman Must Work His Magic Again

You would think that it was already 2017. As soon as Greg Bird's season-cancelling injury was announced, Yankees Universe responded with a reaction that made me stop and ask myself, "Did I miss something? Did I miss a previous announcement, that Mark Teixeira was already out for the season? "Maybe I slept through the 2016 season. Yeah, maybe that's it. Teixeira is gone, it's...
Via Lady At The Bat
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Losing Greg Bird to Injury a Crushing Blow for the New York Yankees?

The New York Yankees have already taken a blow to their 2016 season. The team announced first basemen Greg Bird will be out for the season and undergo surgery for a torn labrum. Bird provided a major boost to the Yankee lineup when Mark Teixeira went down with his season ending injury. Bird finished with 11 homers and 31 RBI along with a .261 batting average in 46 games. Bird had the...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Things to watch as pitchers and catchers report

Just a little over two weeks until pitchers and catchers report for spring training. Not much has changed for the New York Yankees in their rotation or bullpen. There are a few things to look out for in the coming weeks. The first being the health of Masahiro Tanaka‘s elbow. He has had a full off-season to rehab his elbow and rest it. There are a lot of scouts and analysts around...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees pitching cannot rely on Betances, Miller and Chapman alone

ESPN’s Jayson Stark wrote Friday about the trend around Major League Baseball in which teams seem to be concentrating on more than just fortifying the backend of their bullpen, but rather creating dominating groups. The New York Yankees certainly fit that bill after adding Aroldis Chapman this offseason to an already potent combination of Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller.What’s...
Via Yankees Unscripted
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez: Prospect of hitting more home runs than Babe Ruth ‘overwhelming’

Alex Rodriguez is 27 home runs away from tying Babe Ruth’s all-time mark, and he admitted that he finds the prospect of it rather incredible. Kevin Kernan of the New York Post spoke with A-Rod, who called the possibility of tying the Babe “overwhelming.” “When you start playing baseball at 9 years old, you never think about tying anybody, let alone a guy like Babe Ruth...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Hannah Davis never received gift basket from Derek Jeter

Hannah Davis never had the pleasure of receiving one of her fiance’s infamous gift baskets, likely because they don’t exist. Derek Jeter finally addressed the gift basket rumor once he retired, and none of us were surprised to hear him label it a “dumb story.” During an interview with the “Shan & RJ Show” on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas this week, Davis issued a denial...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez and the story of the Yankees in the 21st century

The myth of Sisyphus tells the story of a Greek king damned to an eternity of pushing a boulder up a hill as punishment for a life of arrogance and greed. Until the end of all things, and beyond, Sisyphus will still lie below in Tartarus, rolling his boulder up his hill until it falls back down, and he begins his struggle once again. Alex Rodriguez is the active leader in games...
Via BP Bronx
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman will not face domestic violence charges

New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman will not face any charges stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident that took place with his girlfriend back in October. Law enforcement officials confirmed to TMZ on Thursday that the Florida State Attorney’s office has decided to not move forward with criminal charges against Chapman due to a lack of evidence. Here are some...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Cashman unsure what to expect out of Alex Rodriguez

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman admitted it’s difficult for him to gauge exactly what the team should expect out of Alex Rodriguez in the 2016 MLB season. With Rodriguez hitting the age of 40 last August and obviously the best years of his career well-behind him, Cashman acknowledged the Yankees need to take a wait-and-see approach when projecting just how productive...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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