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This has been a season of ups and downs so far for the New York Yankees. They were not expected to contend however they were in first for 14 days in May and as I type are still only 3 back however that doesn’t tell the whole story.
Early in the season it appeared the fountain of youth was discover on the east coast. A bevy of names that were good 7 years ago were raking for the Yankees, making up for the losses of Curtis Granderson, Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira.
Their season has been streaky up til now. April had a run of 6 wins in 7 games and 5 wins in 6 games. May had a nice 7 of 8 run but finished with 5 losses in the last 6 games.
So far in June they find themselves at 7-8 in 15 games and losing ground. They are now 3 games back however chasing both the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles with Tampa 2 behind them.
That early season potion seems to have worn off, in the last 30 days we have:
Lyle Overbay hitting .197 with 2 homers
Travis Hafner hitting .167 with 4 hom...
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After going 4-6 and falling to third place in the AL East, you’d be hard pressed to find a Yankees fan distraught to have the team back home after this West Coast road trip.
Getting swept by the Athletics and losing two of three to the Halos, the Yankees are now 8-11...
Here's an update on both injured Yankees via Bryan Hoch:The Yankees placed first baseman Mark Teixeira on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with inflammation in his right wrist, and are hopeful that the minimum 15 days will be enough for Teixeira to calm his wrist down. He said that it affects him most when hitting left-handed, and that allowing it time to heal should help him...
New York Yankees' pitcher Michael Pineda continues to make strides on his rehab assignment and will make his next Minor League start on Thursday for Class A Advanced Tampa.
As reported by Bryan Hoch of MLB.com,
"Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that the 24-year-old is
expected to throw about 80 pitches in the outing against the Blue Jays'
The steps in his recovery seem to be coming much quicker now. Derek Jeter has progressed from hitting off a tee and doing some light soft toss to hitting in the cage and staking batting practice now. The veteran shortstop had not taken batting practice since suffering a re-fracture of his surgically-repaired ankle.
Derek Jeter took batting practice today down in Tampa for...
Kevin Youkilis‘ days in pinstripes could be over.
Youkilis will undergo back surgery on Thursday, and he is expected to miss 10-12 weeks, according to the Yankees.
Youkilis, who was placed on the disabled list on Friday, needs surgery to repair a herniated disc. The 34-year-old played all 18 innings in a marathon loss to the Athletics on Thursday, and he was subsequently placed...
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Phil Hughes has been pretty awful for the New York Yankees.
Through the first month of the 2013 season, Hughes looked like a very good pitcher. Though he’d only produced one win, he had just one start in which he gave up more than three earned runs. His HR/9 rate looked as though it might be under control and he had a five start stretch where he...
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When plan A fails there is always plan B….right?
How does this relate to the current state of the New York Yankees?
Well, I think it is about time for Yankees to look beyond their All-Star disabled list (DL).
The hope that Jeter, A-Rod, Granderson, Youkilis, and Teixeira will ever be healthy enough to play at the level expected...
The daughter of former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre is getting props from her dad for catching a baby who had tumbled off a second-floor fire escape in Brooklyn.
Torre said in a statement Wednesday that he is ''very proud of my daughter Cristina's actions today during an incident in Brooklyn involving a small child.'' Torre is now Major League Baseball...
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This year has not been pretty for the Yankees. Considering the team they have had to field most of the season, they have actually been very successful. Nearly every Yankee “regular” has gotten injured and missed time this year. One of the more notable is Derek Jeter, not only because of his stature in the game, the fact that he is the Captain and...
Andy Pettitte (5-4, 3.95 ERA) squares off against Matt Moore (8-3, 4.12 ERA) and the Tampa Bay Rays in the first game of four. Pettitte will look to get back on track against the Rays after allowing four runs and a season high 11 hits against the Angels Friday. Since coming off the DL he has been inconsistent, allowing nine runs in 19 innings.
If Pettitte can hand the ball over to...
It comes with the job Juan…
Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z raise a glass Monday night at the 10th anniversary of the rapper’s 40/40 Club in New York City with Jay’s new clients Geno Smith and Robinson Cano. Just one of the many perks of signing with Roc nation Sports.
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The Yankees have announced that Kevin Youkilis will have back surgery Thursday. He will be out a minimum of 10-12 weeks. Effectively, this ends his brief career with The Evil Ones.
The game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees has been postponed by rain, delaying the renewal of their old October rivalry.
The game was called Tuesday night about 30 minutes before the scheduled first pitch. It will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader Wednesday, with start times of 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m.
A star player and fan favorite when he was captain...
New York Yankees fans are used to a certain brand of baseball that includes a lot of home runs and scoring and they haven’t been getting that with this season’s version of the Bronx Bombers.
The Yankees have been forced to field a lineup stacked with inadequate hitters due to a litany of devastating injuries to key players, but it seems like the fans won’t be tolerating...
Since becoming the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, Jason Kidd has done the usual public speaking/press conferences but back on Wednesday night, he got the chance to throw out the first pitch at Yankees Stadium.
Before the start of the Yankees/Dodgers, Kidd and his son Noah took to the Yankees Stadium mound and J-Kidd delivered a pretty good first pitch: