YANKEES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Baby Bombers breathe new life into once-dead playoff hopes

So the trade deadline came, ownership and management pulled off their version of a purge, and Alex Rodriguez went soon after. But instead of a halt, the Yankees have caught fire. Lo and behold, they are even in a playoff race. “We understood the situation at the deadline,” Mark Teixeira told The Post before his...
Via New York Post
2 hours ago

Blend of youth, veterans working for Yankees

Just when it looked like the Yankees had cashiered the season, many of their new acquisitions and younger players have kept them in contention for a playoff spot.
Via Yankees.com
3 hours ago

WATCH: Joe GIrardi is excited by the Yankees' youngsters

Manager Joe Girardi reflects on the contributions of Gary Sanchez, Luis Cessa, and Aaron Judge after the Yankees' 14-4 win over Baltimore.
Via YES Network
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Luis Cessa on his strong start vs. Baltimore

Luis Cessa talks about pitching to Gary Sanchez and his second straight strong start in the Yankees' 14-4 win over Baltimore.
Via YES Network
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gary Sanchez on his big night vs. Baltimore

Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez talks about his strong offensive night, including his 10th home run, and catching Luis Cessa in the Yankees' 14-4 win over Baltimore.
Via YES Network
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sanchez show continues as Yanks thump O's

Gary Sanchez continued a sensational opening act to his big league career on Friday, homering among his three hits and driving in four runs to help the Yankees trounce the Orioles, 14-4, at Yankee Stadium.
Via Yankees.com
5 hours ago

Ike Davis to play in WBC, Larkin to manage, Hoffman to coach

NEW YORK (AP) Ike Davis, Craig Breslow and Jason Marquis are among the players with major league experience who are set to play next month in a qualifying tournament for the World Baseball Classic. Israel, Great Britain, Brazil and Pakistan will take part in the competition Sept. 22-25 at the home of the minor league Brooklyn Cyclones. The winner advances to the main draw in March...
Via Associated Press
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game 127: The Biggest Series of the Season (To Date)

Welcome to the most important series of the season. To date, anyway. The Yankees are chasing the Orioles (and the Tigers, Mariners, Royals, and Astros too) in the wildcard race and the O’s are in the Bronx this weekend for a three-game set. This is a chance to gain a lot of ground, even if the Yankees still have a relatively small chance at the postseason. Here is the Orioles...
Via River Avenue Blues
8 hours ago

Yankees' Aaron Judge can't seem to shake this 1 big problem

Judge has the second-worst swing-and-miss rate on the team NEW YORK -- Since he was called up to the big leagues on August 13, Yankees' rookie outfielder Aaron Judge has 36 at-bats. Twice, he's homered, and has seven RBI in all.  But those two blasts came in the first two games and feel like a long time ago. On the whole Judge has struck out...
Via NJ.com
9 hours ago

New York Yankees: Still Worth Watching Down The Stretch

The point was made here a week ago that the Yankees are playing for 2017 and beyond. You don't trade Aroldis Chapman, and especially Andrew Miller (with two full seasons remaining on his contract) to two of the strongest contenders for the World Series and then say we're expecting to contend as well. So be that as it may, what realistically is in store for the remaining 36 games...
Via Lady At The Bat
19 hours ago

Fan freaks out Yankees by falling into the dugout

As the New York Yankees headed out onto the field for the bottom of the eighth inning of Wednesday’s game in Seattle against the Mariners, those left in the dugout found themselves with a surprise visitor. According to Yankees catcher Brian McCann, the team heard a loud thud. That was followed by a fan landing in the dugout. After sustaining the fall, the fan got up looking confused...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez to embark upon a motivational speaking career?

Alex Rodriguez appears ready to move on from the world of baseball — to a certain extent — and embark upon a career in motivational speaking. The former slugger recently signed on with Greater Talent Agency, an organization that coordinates appearances by high-profile individuals on the motivational speech circuit. The presumably former ballplayer’s bio on the agency...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the New York Yankees who’ve played in at least 3 All Star Games

It should be no surprise that the New York Yankees have sent a lot of players to MLB's All-Star Game being that they have the most Championships of any professional sports franchise. In fact, 51 total Yankees have been selected for 3 or more All-Star Games. How many can you name? Clue: Number of times at the ASG-Position/Years active
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 122 Recap: Great Successa

The Yankees have put a lot of faith in their youth over the past few weeks. That faith continued to be rewarded Saturday night, as Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge and Luis Cessa did the heavy-lifting in a 5-1 win over the Angels that moved the Yankees back to within four games of the American League wild card. Sanchez got the team on the board early in the first when he launched yet another...
Via BP Bronx
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What Does Hal Steinbrenner Think of His New Yankees Team?

Over the past month, the New York Yankees went from a team of old, unentertaining veterans to a group of young and hungry rookies. After trading away Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller and Carlos Beltran and relaxing Alex Rodriguez, the Bronx Borers once again became the Bronx Bombers. “It’s kind of been my DNA, right, to absolutely not trade anybody at the trade deadline. If anything...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 121 Recap: West Coast Turnaround

For a better part of the new millennium the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have had the New York Yankees’ number, with a few memorable postseason series victories under their belt as well as a continued stance of being a thorn in their side. Such was not the case on Friday night as the Yankees’ arrival proved more hellish than heavenly for the lowly Halos who have been mired...
Via BP Bronx
6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Gibbons downplays dugout incident with Josh Donaldson

The Toronto Blue Jays may be leading the American League East, but some trouble appeared to be brewing from within on Wednesday when reigning AL MVP Josh Donaldson got into a heated dugout confrontation with manager John Gibbons. On Friday, Gibbons did his best to downplay the incident. “One thing that really drives [Josh] is his intensity. He wants to be the best,” Gibbons...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

How Didi Gregorius is undermining his breakout

At this very moment Didi Gregorius is in the midst of a textbook breakout. It’s worth questioning what kind of educational literature would contain the definition of a breakout for a baseball player, but presuming that it exists, Gregorius is certainly conforming to its demands. The 26-year-old is an above-average offensive contributor for the first time of career, thanks in large...
Via BP Bronx
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Alex Rodriguez tells friends “I’m done” with playing career

Alex Rodriguez’s MLB playing career really could be over. The New York Yankees designated hitter, released by the team last Saturday, told friends “I’m done” with his career, reports Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball. Rodriguez appeared in his last game of 2016 on Friday and called it a season, moving into a special advisor role with the club after his release. Rodriguez...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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