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I do not often try to cross post, but I liked this a lot today. So check it out on It's About the Money, Stupid. With all due apologies to Joba Chamberlain.
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In the ninth inning of yesterday's bullpen-fueled heart attack, new Yankee Travis Hafner spat upon a grand tradition that extends to the final whiffs of the Giambino Curse: Facing an overwhelming defensive shift - six fielders jammed onto the right side - instead of taking his normal cuts, the honorable strikeout for a Yankee slugger, Hafner laid down a bunt.Naturally, he was...
The New York Yankees received bad news on Derek Jeter on Thursday. The news was that there was a small crack in the same ankle that he broke back in October. Jeter will now be out until at least after the All Star Break. The question now is what should the Yankees do??
Eduardo Nunez has been playing shortstop and the ironic thing is he has been a guy that has a lot of offensive...
New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter will miss the first half of
the season due to a crack on the ankle injury that he sustained during last year’s
playoffs. The Captain was scheduled to return to the Yankees in May before the
Derek Jeter had CT scan that revealed small crack in area of previous injury, will not return until sometime after All-Star break.
There have been stranger ways of getting to the top of one’s profession, but Mariano “Mo” Rivera went from being a humble fisherman to being the best closer that MLB has ever seen.
His story has even greater significance to it, considering that he played his entire career for the most storied franchise in Major League Baseball. When he retires at the end of this season, he...
An anti-Red Sox shirt with an unfortunate phrase on it made for rival Yankee fans has been 'removed from distribution' in light of the tragedies in Boston.
Kevin Youkilis is out of the New York Yankees' lineup because of a bad back, one day after his return from a six-game layoff.
Youkilis played first base and was 0 for 3 with a walk in New York's 5-4 win Saturday against Toronto. Yankees manager Joe Girardi decided not to start him in Sunday's finale of the four-game series.
Girardi says that while Youkilis felt OK Saturday...
The New York Yankees don’t want you heckling their bullpen, those guys have a hard enough time keeping a lead for Mariano Rivera to finish teams off. This isn’t too much of a problem at their home park, but they take it very seriously while the team travels, as Justin Jackson of Sportto Network pointed out after the Yanks visited the Blue Jays this past weekend: I and many others...
Brace yourself Yankees and baseball fans alike. One of the game’s young premier hitters, Robinson Cano is the latest name that’s being tied to the infamous Miami Biogenesis clinic.
CBSlocal.com is reporting that the slugger is being linked to the same clinic which was tied back to other players, including teammate Alex Rodgriguez.
Cano’s foundation spokeswoman Sonia Cruz...
The Yankees take on the Blue Jays in the middle game of a three-game set from Toronto this afternoon. Hiroki Kuroda, who is coming off a complete game, five-hit shutout, will get the start today. Mark Buehrle will get the ball for the Jays. Here are the lineups:
New York Yankees (9-6)
Brett Gardner CF
Ben Francisco DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Kevin Youkilis 1B
Vernon Wells LF
Fallout from the Biogenesis documents continues to hit MLB, specifically the New York Yankees. In addition to the alleged connection with Alex Rodriguez, names close to Robinson Cano are now starting to surface according to ESPN’s T.J. Quinn and Mike Fish. Via ESPN.com The spokeswoman for Robinson Cano’s foundation is listed as having been a client of the Biogenesis clinic last...
An auction house in New Jersey pulled a New York Yankees jersey that Reggie Jackson claimed was the one that he wore when he had his historic three-home run game during the 1977 World Series. After no one bid on the legendary pinstriped top, an alert memorabilia expert discovered it was the wrong shirt and it was yanked from the block.
The retired Yankees great said he kept the...
New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano denied any
involvement with a South Florida clinic under investigation by
Major League Baseball after a report linked an associate of his to
We’d like to welcome our newest addition to the team, Paul, to the Baseball Professor family! In his first post he compares some players off to hot starts to a car, another player, and a circulating apparatus.Hiroki Kuroda, SP, NYY — Toyota CorollaI compared Kuroda to a Toyota Corolla for a variety of reasons. A Corolla is foreign, not very fast, you definitely don’t show it...
Blue Jays reliever Aaron Loup made a two-run throwing error in the 11th inning and the New York Yankees beat Toronto 5-3 on Saturday for their ninth win in 11 games.
Shawn Kelley (0-1) got two outs in the 10th for the win and Mariano Rivera finished for his fifth save.
Vernon Wells and Francisco Cervelli singled off Loup (1-1) to begin the 11th, and Ichiro Suzuki followed with...
While CC Sabathia has returned to All-Star form after a rough first outing, Matt Moore has been excellent in his three starts as well.
The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays will each send an outstanding left-hander to the mound on Monday night when they open a three-game series at Tropicana Field.
Despite all its injuries, New York (10-7) appeared to be on the verge of its 10th...