Found July 22, 2013 on
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Last night’s 7-8, 11th inning loss to the Boston Red Sox might have been the icing on the cake.
New York Yankees (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
Clearly it time is up for the New York Yankees, as holding down the fort is no longer a practical game plan.
The Yankees losing two of three games up in Fenway Park to start the second-half of the season is not what needed to happen.
It should feel like déjà vu for Yankee fans because on this day back in 2008 the Red Sox were seven games ahead in the standings over New York.
If this is any sign of what is to come October will be a lonely place in the Bronx.
The only difference is the problems that this 2013 team like mounting injuries, lack of power and being unsettled behind the dish were supposed to be solved by now. As there is no new manager or stadium that caused distractions in 2008.
Inherited owner Hal Steinbrenner wanted to implement a lower payroll, but that made it impossible to keep his promise to the fans that he would field a cha...
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After starting the second-half with a 5-2 loss to the Red Sox in the opener of their three-game, weekend series on Friday night, the New York Yankees ended their three-game skid with a 4-2 win in Boston on Saturday afternoon. Now 52-45 and in fourth place, six-games out of first, the Yankees continue to somehow keep pace with the pack and stay
Maybe this is just who CC Sabathia is now. A pitcher with a low 90s fastball, good for quality starts (6 IP, 3 ERs) with a smattering of gems and stinkers thrown in. After another off game, this time giving up 7 ER, it's beginning to look like that's the case. Sabathia's ERA is above 4.00 and steadily rising, and his fastball average is barely above 90 mph and he has...
Chris Stewart lunges into the stands for the first out of an amazing double play in the eighth inning. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
New York Yankees 5 — Boston Red Sox 2
Hiroki Kuroda evens the series with the Red Sox in today’s 5-2 win.
The Yankees would have Brett Gardner reach on an (ill-advised) slide into first for a single. When Ichiro Suzuki lined out to...
From Mark Feinsand:Derek Jeter did hitting drills in the batting cage and fielded grounders Monday, moving one step closer to a return from the disabled list.
Jeter was unsure whether he would be activated when he’s eligible Saturday, and while the Yankees seem skeptical that he’ll be ready by then, that remains the shortstop’s goal. “I’m going day-to-day, man,” Jeter...
As soon as the second half of the season began, the New York Yankees placed Derek Jeter on the DL retroactive to him pulling his quad. Fortunately, the injury does not seem terribly severe. In fact, Jeter believes he is ready to return to the lineup - possibly as early as Saturday.
Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York says Jeter feels no pain. In fact, Jeter said he feels nothing...
Alex Rodriguez has reported back to the New York Yankees' minor league complex, three days after he was diagnosed with a strained left quadriceps on the final day of his injury rehabilitation assignment.
Rodriguez, under investigation by Major League Baseball for his reported ties to a clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs, did not speak with reporters...
Sports fans like to complain about their favorite sports and especially their favorite teams; its part of being a fan. It is our sport and our team--complaining is our right! When baseball fans complain that it isn't right how a team can 'buy' a World Series title if it wants to (and some have) they should complain.
How competitive is it when one team spends a...
CC Sabathia (9-8, 4.07 ERA) is in charge of the rubber match against the Sox tonight as he goes up against Ryan Dempster (5-8, 4.24 ERA). Sabathia is trying to rebound from what he called a “terrible” first half. He’s trying to fix an arm slot issue from his last start. He’s 1-1 against Boston this year, including beating them with 7 1/3 innings of one run ball back on May...
We already know about amazing standing ovation Mariano Rivera got at Citi Field during the All-Star Game. Then came the surprising standing-O the soon-to-be-retired closer received at Fenway Park but nothing could have prepared Rivera for what was on the menu when he arrived at a Boston steakhouse just hours after shutting down the Red Sox at Fenway Saturday night.
Originally, this post was going to be kind of an open letter to MLB and Commissioner Bud Selig.
It would have been something like, "Dear MLB, please quit dragging this process out and just suspend Alex Rodriguez. Enough with the leaks to the press about suspensions to come. Enough with A-Rod coming up with more injuries to extend his stay on the disabled list. Put us all...
The Yankees already have a roster of overpriced, aging former superstars. So what’s one more?
According to multiple reports, the Yankees are talking with the Chicago Cubs about a trade that would send Alfonso Soriano back to New York where he started his career.
According to the New York Post, the Yankees are actually “close” to acquiring the outfielder from Chicago. It’s...
Turnabout, as they say, is fair play.
It’s cold comfort, but it was certainly the case on Saturday at Fenway Park as the New York Yankees followed up their Friday night loss to the Sox by recording a 5-2 victory in the second game of the three-game stand.
With the Tampa Bay Rays edging Toronto 4-3 earlier in the day, Boston's lead...
The Yankees/Red Sox rivalry helped FOX to a season-high in overnights over the weekend. In other news, WNBA viewership has increased by more than a third on ESPN2 and NBA TV, and golf’s American Century [...]