The CC Sabathia promotion you wouldn’t have imagined a year ago

TAMPA — Last year at this time, CC Sabathia was fighting Ivan Nova for the fifth spot in manager Joe Girardi’s Yankees rotation and eventually won it. On Friday, the manager anointed the veteran lefty as his No. 2 starter, who will face the Rays on April 4 in St. Petersburg, Fla. “Right, left, right,”...
Via New York Post
46 minutes ago

Why Yankees gave CC Sabathia No. 2 starter honor

He's still not the ace. But it's much better than where he was this time last year.  CC Sabathia will be the Yankees' No. 2 starter this season, manager Joe Girardi told reporters following a 3-2 win over the Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field. In 2016, Sabathia had to fight for a job, barely scraping past mediocre Ivan Nova for the fifth rotation spot at the very end...
Via NJ.com
10 hours ago

Clippard: Classic one of 'coolest things' in career

The realization hit Tyler Clippard long before he was part of the World Baseball Classic celebration at Dodger Stadium, confetti raining from the sky and the stars and stripes across his chest.
Via Yankees.com
12 hours ago

Going beyond the top relievers

Over the last few days, we’ve covered the four key cogs in the Yankees’ bullpen machine: Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances, Adam Warren and Tyler Clippard. If healthy, each will take up the main roles in Joe Girardi‘s ‘pen and be called upon for the most important innings this season. But the bullpen features far more than four guys. There will be at least seven on opening...
Via River Avenue Blues
14 hours ago

Cessa optioned amid Yankees' roster moves

The Yankees have eliminated one contender from their rotation battle, optioning right-hander Luis Cessa to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and reassigning him to Minor League camp on Friday.
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14 hours ago

Yankees’ thrilling outfield prospects get their reality check

The Yankees’ outfield of the future will have to wait. Clint Frazier, Dustin Fowler and Billy McKinney were among several players cut Friday morning and reassigned to Yankees minor league camp. The trio of 22-year-olds who had been among the standouts in Tampa — for their play on the field, and in Frazier’s case, their...
Via New York Post
15 hours ago

New York Yankees: Jordan Montgomery Should be in Starting Rotation

Via FOX Sports
17 hours ago

New York Yankees Have Their First Baseman of the Future in Greg Bird

Via FOX Sports
18 hours ago

Breaking down the New York Yankees’ next ‘big three’

Somehow, the New York Yankees and their young talent have made Spring Training meaningful. The Yanks own the best record in the majors at 19-7, but the real takeaways are the performances the team is getting from the “Baby Bombers.” After putting the league on notice last season, Gary Sanchez has continued to show promise, and both Greg Bird and Gleyber Torres have been exceptional...
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

10 reasons the Yankees can take the 2017 American League Wild Card

Thus far, holy crap! It's been a great spring! Losing Didi for six weeks hurts, but it's nothing like losing Greg Bird for a year. In today's beat-down game, almost everybody misses two to three weeks. Maybe this will keep Didi fresher into September. And no matter who plays SS, it's just 24 games, and even Pete Kozma - the fans' last choice - could surprise us with a few key hits...

Will Yankees' Jordan Montgomery make roster? | Kuty mailbag

With plenty happening at New York Yankees Major League Baseball spring training 2017, beat reporter Brendan Kuty looked to answer your questions. Topics include Jordan Montgomery, Aaron Judge, Rob Refsnyder and trades.
Via NJ.com
21 hours ago

Reggie Jackson sees greatness in Gleyber Torres

TAMPA — The path to The Bronx remains the same for phenom Gleyber Torres. It is just going to take a little more time because the Yankees don’t want to rush him. But he is coming quickly to the Yankees. Make no mistake. Though he was sent to minor league camp this week, the goal...
Via New York Post
22 hours ago

WATCH: Adam Warren talks University of North Carolina basketball

Watch New York Yankees pitcher Adam Warren talk about his UNC basketball & March Madness with YES Network's Matthew Stucko.
Via YES Network
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New York Yankees: Fill-in replacements for Didi Gregorius

The biggest fear for every Major League Baseball club is having one of their players injured during the World Baseball Classic. For the New York Yankees, this is the second time they had one of their star players injured during this tournament. Gregoruis’ shoulder injury is sending flashbacks to 2013 when now retired Yankee first baseman Mark Teixeira injured his wrist during a...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: With Didi Gregorious out, who's on shortstop for the Yankees?

On SNY's Loud Mouths, Jon Hein and Sal Licata debate which young player is best suited to fill in for the injured Didi Gregorius at shortstop for the New York Yankees.
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius could miss month of April with shoulder injury

According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius may miss the entire month of April due to a right shoulder injury.Hoch previously reported the 27-year-old left Team Netherlands because of this injury. The initial diagnosis was a “hematoma of the subcapsular muscle.” Since then, manager Joe Girardi confirmed Gregorius will not be available come Opening Day...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Irvin: Texans won’t take over Texas if they land Tony Romo

Even if the Texans land Tony Romo in a trade, the Cowboys will always own the state of Texas. At least that’s the opinion of Michael Irvin.Irvin was on The Dan Patrick Show and expressed confusion as to why Houston had not been more aggressive in its pursuit of Romo. That led to Patrick asking the Dallas legend if dealing Romo within the state would cut into the Cowboys’ fanbase...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Gregorius has injured shoulder, return uncertain

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt. Yankees manager Joe Girardi didn't put on a timetable on a return, only saying, ''He's going to be sidelined for a bit.'' It is not certain how or when Gregorius got hurt while helping...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: evaluating the signing of Ernesto Frieri

On March 16, the New York Yankees signed relief pitcher Ernesto Frieri to a minor league contract that included an invitation to spring training.  The move was somewhat surprising, but now there is a new competitor for a bullpen spot in camp.  It may be a tall order, but if Frieri could regain his previous form, the Yankees may have gotten a bargain. I will be completely honest...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees no-hit the Tigers in spring training

Spring training games can be looked at in a different ways. One, they’re a chance to get locked in and ready for the upcoming regular season. Two, they’re a chance to get all of the bad stuff out of the way. The New York Yankees are hoping for the former while the Detroit Tigers are hoping for the latter.Yankees’ pitchers Masahiro Tanaka, Chasen Shreve and Jordan Montgomery...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Aaron Judge on advice from Matt Holliday

Aaron Judge talks about the advice he's gotten from Matt Holliday in this interview with YES Network's Matthew Stucko.
Via YES Network
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Frazier offered free haircuts for entire Yankees career

Clint Frazier last week at long last accepted his fate and succumbed to a draconian New York Yankees policy, getting his red, curly, mop top of a hairstyle trimmed back. The much ballyhooed haircut developed into a major spring training talker (more on that here and here), but it looks like Frazier may ultimately benefit from all the coverage.How? A New York men’s salon has offered...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Yankees Can Save Money and Sign Bryce Harper

A half-dozen years ago, the Yankees developed a plan. As a team that had consistently exceeded the luxury-tax threshold, the Yankees were paying an extra 50% on every dollar over Major League Baseball’s competitive-balance tax rate. Their financial commitments also made them ineligible to recoup some of their revenue-sharing money. As a response, the club resolved to reduce spending...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Girardi offers novel take on how to improve WBC

New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi, like many of his managerial colleagues, view the World Baseball Classic with a degree of skepticism and some concern. It’s hardly a surprising stance given the WBC inhibits the ability of players competing in it to get in key spring training work.Despite rules set in place to help alleviate some concerns, most major league teams watch from...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Holliday & Chris Carter practicing at first base

Watch Matt Holliday & Chris Carter take a grounder at first base and some cuts in the cage at the Yankees 2017 Spring Training.
Via YES Network
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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