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How do the Yankees do it? Seriously, year after year the seemingly ageless New York Yankees continue to be at the top of the division. This year has been the worst of it. The lineup is essentially spare parts and Robinson Cano. Lyle Overbay routinely bats clean-up. The rusted behemoth Travis Hafner sits behind him and then it is a collection of backups and stopgaps as the normal travelling all-stars nurse various and sundry injuries. This was supposed to be the year that the Yankees’ age and dollars catch up to them. It was not a n uncommon belief to think that the Yankees might even finish at the bottom of the AL East. And, yet again, here we all are looking at the Yankees with 30 wins before June.
As a Baltimore fan watching the Yankees do this year after year causes me a special kind of pain. My first game of the year was the contest against the Yankees this past Monday. I was given a remarkable ticket by a colleague of mine. Sitting in section 42, which is a grandly signific...
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CC Sabathia is taking responsibility for his performance.
At the end of the each game, the captain of the losing team, climbs to the podium in the postgame presser and spits out a genre specific form answer as to why his team did not come out on top
What is intriguing about Yankees ace CC Sabathia is that his latest set of comments are genuinely remorseful.
So much so, that...
The Yankees completed another amazing comeback last night, scoring two runs in the ninth inning to tie the game all with two outs, before taking the lead in the 11th thanks to a Lyle Overbay solo shot. Mariano Rivera closed out the game, putting the Yankees in a position to grab the sweep today. CC Sabathia takes the mound against the Rays’ Alex Cobb. For his career at Tropicana...
The New York Yankees have added left-hander David Huff to the roster and designated outfielder Ben Francisco for assignment.
The moves were announced before Sunday's game at Tampa Bay.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the addition of Huff, who was claimed on waivers from Cleveland on Saturday, gives the team a second lefty in the bullpen and a reliever that can pitch multiple...
Francisco Rondon has been Designated for Assignment to open a spot on the Yankees 40-man roster
(PR) The Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced Saturday that LHP Francisco Rondon has been designated for assignment by the Yankees and is thus removed from the active roster. RHP Graham Stoneburner has been transferred from Triple-A Scranton to take...
What attracts a bean ball, Right upon the screw, Impact on the pinkie, With the knuckle black and blue,The Grandy Man, Oh, the Grandy Man’s hand.The Grandy Man’s hand, 'Cause we need another chanceTo make Ichiro look good. Listen: One could argue that over the last two years, there has been no darker Yankee nightmare than the continuing regression of Mr. Curtis Granderson...
The New York Yankees were hoping that after missing the first month and a half of the season with a broken forearm, Curtis Granderson would be able to come in and provide several months worth' of high-end production. That won't be the case now, as Granderson is set to miss another month, and maybe more, with a broken finger sustained during Friday night's victory over...
The New York Yankees placed outfielder Curtis Granderson on the 15-day disabled list with a broken knuckle on his left pinky finger and recalled outfielder Brennan Boesch from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The moves were made before Saturday's game at Tampa Bay.
Granderson was hit by Cesar Ramos' pitch in the fifth inning of Friday night's 9-4 win over the Rays. Although...
With the Mets set to honor Yankees closer Mariano Rivera before Tuesday’s game at Citi Field with a tribute video before the game and likely a large check for his favorite charity, MMO’s Ed Leyro had already posted the perfect tribute video for Big Mo back in March. – Joe D.
With Mariano Rivera announcing his retirement and making the 2013 season his official farewell tour...
Shortly after I started this blog in 2007, I began a series of posts called Summer Saturday Ladybugs, After spending weekdays blogging about the Yankees, I devoted these weekend posts, filled with pictures of cute little ladybugs, to other teams around MLB. While I'm not ready to commit to it every Saturday (and I'm too lazy to include the ladybug pics) I have decided to...
When Brett Gardner pulled an Endy Chavez and robbed Daniel Murphy of a two-run homer, the Mets appeared headed for another ignominious defeat at the hands of the Yankees. But the Mets overcame Gardner's play of the year, thanks to David Wright's game-tying homer and Murphy's game winning hit. Jon Niese lowered his ERA to 4.40, which is pretty good considering it was 5...
Though the New York Yankees have all but lost their division lead during an inconsistent road trip, a date with the crosstown rival New York Mets may be what they need to get it back.
The Yankees look to win for the 12th time in 15 meetings as this year's version of the Subway Series begins Monday night at Citi Field.
Unable to complete a three-game sweep at Tampa Bay with...
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During WPIX’s Memorial Day broadcast of the Mets-Yankees game, Mets broadcaster Keith Hernanadez called a broken bat a “dead soldier.” The Mets’ Daniel Murphy hit a broken bat check-swing dribbler to Lyle Overbay.
While the reference has been made many times before today, talk about an ill-timed usage.
I hope you took the time to contemplate what past and...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) --Lyle Overbay homered with two outs in the 11th inning, and the New York Yankees rallied late to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Saturday.
Overbay drilled a 1-0 pitch from Josh Lueke (0-2) into the right field seats to give New York the lead.
Ivan Nova (2-1), who made his first relief appearance after returning from a right triceps injury and being moved...
Brett Gardner, Lyle Overbay and Jayson Nix each drove in two runs, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-4 on Friday night.
Gardner made it 5-0 with a two-run homer off Roberto Hernandez (2-5) during the fourth. The Yankees took a 3-0 lead in the second on Overbay's two-run double and an RBI single by Nix.
David Phelps (3-2), who retired his first 13 batters before...