Yankees play every series now like it’s a turning point for season

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — When the Yankees’ 2016 schedule came out, who would have believed three games with the Rays in late July would carry so much weight? Coming out of spring training the Rays were expected to have an improved lineup to assist a solid pitching staff. The Yankees had the best late-game bullpen...
Via New York Post
5 hours ago

Fake Twitter account fools Internet with phony Carlos Beltran trade

Even the Twins’ scoreboard operator is swinging and missing. In the middle of the Twins’ game against the Orioles in Minneapolis on Thursday night, the scoreboard operator posted a list of five trades, which purportedly had been finalized, in a scroll on one of Target Field’s side monitors. The only problem was none of the...
Via New York Post
7 hours ago

Yankees are fully committed to Alex Rodriguez disaster

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Their DNA hasn’t changed even if the talent level over the years isn’t what it used to be when future Hall of Famers dotted the roster and trumped mere All-Stars. The Yankees, 6 ½ games off the pace in a crowded AL East field, still harbor belief they are a winning...
Via New York Post
10 hours ago

If the Yankees aren’t going to continue selling, then they need to be smart about buying

Even with last night’s disappointing loss, the Yankees are now 11-6 in their last 17 games, all of which have been played against good teams. They’ve have won series against the Astros, Giants, Orioles, and Indians in recent weeks. Three first place teams and arguably the hottest team in baseball. Who saw this coming? No one. The recent hot streak has seemingly thrown a wrench...
Via River Avenue Blues
16 hours ago

New York Yankees trade rumors: Starters on the move?

As the August 1 MLB non-waiver trade deadline approaches, there is a hungry market for starting pitching. The Yankees, who have already traded closer Aroldis Chapman for a very solid return, can be sellers. On Tuesday, the Yankees optioned lefty relief pitcher Chasen Shreve to triple-A Scranton after recalling starting pitcher Luis Severino, making it even more likely that they are...
Via isportsweb.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

10 things to know about Yankees prospect Rashad Crawford, who has Hank Aaron connection

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22 hours ago

What the Yankees must do before trade deadline

A step-by-step guide for Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner
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1 day ago

'Disappointed' Tanaka has off night in Houston

Masahiro Tanaka has been somewhat of a road warrior for the Yankees this season, but his last two starts, including Wednesday night's 4-1 loss to the Astros, haven't shown it.
Via Yankees.com
1 day ago

Logan Morrison says Twitter has run its course for himself, other athletes

LOS ANGELES — Imagine trying to explain Twitter to someone 10 years ago. Think about it for a minute. It's not easy. "It's this thing, where you can only write a couple lines, but then you can quote other people, and there's news streams."It sounds ridiculous, of course we know what's happened the last few years, especially in sports. Twitter has become the de facto route between...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Roundtable: Who, if anyone, should the Yankees trade?

The trade deadline is approaching, and the Yankees still haven’t figured out whether they are buyers or sellers despite dealing Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs. Should the Yankees hold a fire sale, and trade away nearly every player of value to a contender on the roster? Or, should they hang on to Andrew Miller and Carlos Beltran in the hopes of making the playoffs? We debate...
Via BP Bronx
1 day ago  |  Discuss

As great as he’s been, Yankees shouldn’t consider Beltran a qualifying offer candidate

With eleven wins in their last 16 games, the Yankees are a season-high four games over .500 and firmly on the winning side of the ledger. They’ve had a winning record for a grand total of eleven days this season, believe it or not. It would be even fewer than that without Carlos Beltran‘s brilliance. He’s been, by far, the Yankees’ best and most consistent hitter this season...
Via River Avenue Blues
1 day ago

WATCH: Mark Teixeira on his opposite field hitting after the Yankees win over the Astros

Mark Teixeira on his opposite field hitting after the Yankees win over the Astros.
Via YES Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Yankees hold a fire sale?

As the ground still shakes from the Aroldis Chapman trade, a thought keeps entering my mind: Wow, I can’t believe how poorly I read this market. I penned an article a few weeks back, arguing that a swap of Andrew Miller for Adrian Gonzalez straight up would make sense for both teams, and boy was I wrong. Part of that was defensible; the calculus has changed since then. The...
Via BP Bronx
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Austin Romine on his go-ahead hit against the Astros

Austin Romine on his go-ahead hit against the Astros.
Via YES Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Luis Severino on his role in the bullpen

Luis Severino on his role in the bullpen.
Via YES Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Cashman defends A-Rod despite season's struggles

Reports in recent days have indicated Brian Cashman has no intention of releasing the  struggling Alex Rodriguez, despite rumors stating otherwise. The New York Yankees general manager took it a step further during a conference call Monday by going to bat for the soon-to-be 41-year-old designated hitter, praising him for his hard work and dedication. Brian Cashman was...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Romine, Pineda, new-look bullpen lead Yanks past Astros 2-1

HOUSTON (AP) Austin Romine hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning to make a winner of Michael Pineda, and the New York Yankees' bullpen did just fine Monday night without star closer Aroldis Chapman in a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros. Hours after New York traded Chapman to the Chicago Cubs, All-Star relievers Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller closed out the Astros...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Royals want more for Wade Davis than Chapman cost

If you were wondering what the price of relief pitching is on the trade market right now, it’s exceptionally high. According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Royals are taking calls for closer Wade Davis, but if a team wants him they’ll have to pay up. An example of deals the Royals are mulling: A team that asked about Wade Davis said it was told the Chapman package "wouldn...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steinbrenner won't allow fire sale, wants to make playoffs

The New York Yankees have dealt Aroldis Chapman, but they aren’t throwing the 2016 season away. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, owner Hal Steinbrenner still wants this team to make a push for October. Hear Hal Steinbrenner will look at any trade concepts Cashman gets but will not allow firesale, wants to still try to make playoffs #Yankees — Joel Sherman ...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting the Prospects in the Aroldis Chapman Deal

I first laid eyes on Gleyber Torres in 2014 at the Rookie-level Arizona League. He was just about a year removed from signing a $1.7 million bonus the year before and, along with Eloy Jimenez, was that summer’s headliner in Mesa. Torres was polished for his age but he was slight of build and his tools were relatively muted compared to some of the other players from the 2013 J2...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees, Cubs have finalized Aroldis Chapman trade

The New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs are nearing a trade involving Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman. And it could be a larger deal than simply a two-for-one. Cubs reliever Adam Warren and shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres would be part of the trade.  Chapman has been the subject of intense interest as the Yankees seem to be willing to be sellers as the trade deadline approaches...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 98 Recap: The Legend of Nathan Eovaldi

The Yankees are nothing if not a contradiction of themselves. There is so much wrong with the team, yet there is also so much that is right, and then there are times where even more shines through. Nathan Eovaldi has been maddeningly inconsistent this season. He oscillates between brilliance and fiery inferno, sometimes in the course of a single game or inning. There was no oscillation...
Via BP Bronx
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees have not discussed releasing A-Rod

The New York Yankees are reportedly hanging on to Alex Rodriguez for the time being. According to Christian Red of the New York Daily News, the Yankees have not discussed releasing Rodriguez with a year and a half left on his contract. The struggling Rodriguez has not had a hit since July 18 and has just four hits in the entire month of July. The Yankees have essentially relegated...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Indians have best deal on table for Chapman

The winning bid for Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman may be coming from a fellow American League club. According to a report by Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM on Sunday, the Cleveland Indians have the best offer on the table for Chapman. The Washington Nationals are also said to be “very aggressive” in their pursuit of the Cuban. MLB source- the Cleveland Indians have the best names...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Staten Island Yankees to give out 2,500 Tony Reali bobbleheads

There have only been a few broadcasters immortalized in bobblehead form, and it’s even more unusual to see someone who doesn’t call games for the team commemorated this way, but that’s what will happen Saturday night when the short-season A ball Staten Island Yankees host the Tri-City ValleyCats in New York-Penn League action. The Yankees will be giving out 2,500 bobbleheads...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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