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Here it is: July 1. The New York Yankees are 81 games into a 162 game season, the exact midpoint. Their record stands at 42-39, good for fourth place in the A.L. East , only 2.0 games up on the last place Toronto Blue Jays and 6.5 behind the first place Boston Red Sox. Now is as good a time as any to take stock of the Yankees and their hopes for the rest of the season. The truth is, however, that it is hard to say because the season thus far has been a mixed bag. The Yankees team that Joe Girardi and Brian Cashman run out there every day is filled with aging former superstars, utility players forced into every day action and rookies who, before this season, merited very little prospect consideration. Very few exciting names but yet, in April and May, this combination of players exceeded all expectations. Yankee fans reveled as Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart more than held their own at the catching position, while Vernon Wells and Travis Hafner also got off to great start...
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Let’s me get right to the point, the New York Yankees need some help now!
New York Yankees (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
GM Brian Cashman has to make a trade for a legitimate hitter ASAP, or else this team’s 2013 season is as good as over.
Yes, wounded players like Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson are slowly getting healthy, but regrettably Father Time is...
Battling command issues over three innings on Sunday, New York Yankees flamethrower Michael Pineda surrendered four runs and four walks in a rehab appearance with Double-A Trenton. Throwing only 32 of 67 pitches for strikes, the 24-year-old Pineda clearly endured the most ineffective outing of his comeback. Nevertheless, consistently hitting 93 mph on the radar, the 6-foot-7, 260...
Game two at Target Field falls on Phil Hughes (3-7, 4.82 ERA) as he takes on Samuel Deduno (4-2, 3.32 ERA) in hopes of keeping the momentum going after last nights 10-4 blowout. Hughes’ last outing was encouraging, holding the Rangers to two runs and five hits in eight innings but he had zero run support, literally zero as the Yankees were shut out. It could be the start of a...
Alex Rodriguez, following a week of controversy and headlines, will finally begin his rehab assignment after being cleared by doctors authorized by the New York Yankees.
A-Rod will play in a minimum of three innings at third base on Tuesday for Single-A Charleston, according to beat writer Bryan Hoch. Rodriguez will work his way up to playing a full nine innings over the course of...
Although he will not play again this year, New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has some good news. On Monday, June 1, Teixeira had successful surgery to repair the torn tendon sheath in his right wrist. Late Tuesday morning, he tweeted the news and his joy in how well the surgery went.
Successful surgery yesterday, doc said it couldn't have gone better. Looking forward...
The New York Yankees have cleared third baseman Alex Rodriguez to begin his minor league rehab assignment, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
Yankees announce A-Rod will begin rehab assignment tomorrow with Class-A Charleston. Scheduled to play min. of 3 innings at 3B.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) July 1, 2013
Hoch notes that Rodriguez will begin his assignment tomorrow...
Alex Rodriguez says he'll likely need all 20 rehabilitation games allowed to work back into playing shape before returning to the Yankees. And he is confident he'll be back this season.
The injured third baseman is set to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday night with the minor league Charleston RiverDogs.
Rodriguez was working out at the Yankees spring training complex in...
The Yankees and Andy Pettitte (5-6, 4.22 ERA) hope July is more kind to them than June was. They head to Minnesota for a four game set against the Twins and Scott Diamond (5-7, 5.40 ERA). Since picking up career win number 250 on June 8th, Pettitte has lost his last three outings posting a 5.49 ERA over that stretch.
Diamond looked good through four innings Wednesday against...
What happens when you choose cheapness over quality?
Russell Martin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It usually winds up costing you more in the long run.
And that is the New York Yankees in a nutshell, as the stinginess of inherited owner Hal Steinbrenner is now getting exposed like I expected it would.
Admittedly, this group of makeshifts had most of Yankee Universe fooled and made...
Upkeep Tip your hat to this New York Yankee’s career.
We’re about eight days away from finding out if the Yankees will call-up the big, talented prospect they gave up Jesus Montero for over a year ago. But after being roughed up today in his second rehab outing in Double-A Trenton, I have to ask, should the Yankees call him up next week or send him to Scranton (although I hear Scranton ain’t a bad place to live compared to the Bronx...
The New York Yankees have ended their second five-game slide of the season, but they haven't had much success lately when Phil Hughes has been on the mound.
The Minnesota Twins, meanwhile, rarely lose when Samuel Deduno pitches at home.
This matchup of right-handers could help the Twins even this four-game set Tuesday night, as Deduno looks to improve to 4-0 at Target Field this...
It wasn't that long ago that we were calling Oriole Park at Camden Yards "Yankee Stadium South" and thinking of Baltimore as a franchise down on its heels. Now, thanks to manager Buck Showalter, GM Dan Duquette, and a good young team, the Orioles are a team on its way up, sweeping the Yankees and helping the Bombers head down to fourth place.I watched part of Saturday...
We all know it.Cashman may know it, but he won't admit it.The Steindolts are playing James Dolan, and don't know a thing.We have to resign ourselves to the fact that this team is below putrid and that, other than pitching prospects, we have nothing. I mean that. We have no prospects at all who play positions. Everyday, someone prays for a " stranger on a white...
At one time in my life, I would have told you that the New York Yankees are all that is wrong in sports. I hated them. That time is over though. Today, I view the Yankees as an AL team- in other words, I have no emotion towards them really....