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Yankees Prospect Rookie Davis Advances to Double-A

A title becomes closely associated with you identity. It becomes emblematic of your thoughts, ideas, hobbies, and pursuits. Each person finds status in the moniker, fearing any deviation from stature, self-conscious of image. The same situation applies to the multifaceted structure of Corporate America with a slew of presidents, CEOs, and varying degrees of management. Professional...
Via Baseball Essential
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez could join Fox’s Postseason coverage

If the New York Yankees collapse in the season’s final two months and miss the MLB Postseason, a current Yankees could still be in the Postseason picture – Alex Rodriguez. Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News is reporting that Fox has had discussions with A-Rod and his representatives about adding him to their Postseason coverage if the Yankees don’t make the playoffs. ...
Via Awful Announcing
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baseball season in New York has been better than expected

The other day, a New York Yankees fan retweeted something I said as baseball season got underway in April. Mets fans, you’re in a different league to begin with, but..... The post The Better-Than-Expected Year Of New York Baseball appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Tex marks the spot!

Mark Teixeira signed an eight-year, $180 million contract with the New York Yankees in 2009. He nearly won the 2009 MVP and had a sterling campaign during the Yankees World Series run. One of baseball’s most steady and polished All Stars, Teixeira endured a rash of ailments which started cropping up in 2012. He dealt with a severe bronchial infection, wrist inflammation, and a...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees weekend news wrap: Road trip, standing pat, two months to go

The New York Yankees remained in control of the American League East after going 6-4 on their road trip. The Yankees virtually stood pat at the deadline (minus one minor move) and the club has two months to, to the day, to maintain their position in the standings and reach the postseason for the first time since 2012. Great trip I wrote at the beginning of the 10-game road trip that...
Via Yankees Unscripted
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Stephen Drew

With only two months remaining in the Major League Baseball regular season, the pennant races are starting to heat up. This week, a former Florida State player, who has struggled at the plate for most of the season, made a big impact for a first place team. The Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week for the week of July 27th through August 2nd is New York Yankees’ second baseman...
Via Noled Out
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Derek Who? This is the dawning of the Age of Gregorius, the Age of Gregorious... Gregorious! GREGORIUS!

Ellsbury and understanding, Gardner and Tex abounding, No more A-Rod juice derisions, Headley living dreams of visions,Mystic Cashman revelation, and the mind's Drew liberation... Gregorius... GREGORIUS!Ok. That's out of the way... Wait! No! An aside! In the late eighties, my wife and I went on a cruise ship - (didn't get Legionaires disease or taken hostage, so no news) - the...

New York Yankees: Expectations for Luis Severino

After the New York Yankees decided that Michael Pineda would require a stint on the disabled list for a forearm muscle strain on Thursday, many wondered if this injury would pave the way for young phenom Luis Severino to be promoted to the majors. Now we know that this is precisely what will happen, as Severino will make his highly anticipated debut Wednesday against the Red Sox...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Has the Yankees' refusal to trade prospects exposed a rift in the fabric of the Yankiverse?

At River Ave, the prolific, thoughtful, and generally lucid Mike Axisa is not happy. He says Brian Cashman blew it.I’m in the camp that thinks the Yankees have a wonderful opportunity in front of them — seriously, can you expect Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez to hit like this again next year? — and they should have been willing to trade a top or prospect or two to bolster...

Yankees call up top prospect Severino, will make start against Red Sox

Although the New York Yankees remained relatively quiet around the trade deadline, they did make some changes. With injuries to both Michael Pineda and Ivan Nova, the Yankees have called up top prospect, Luis Severino. Severino is a 21-year-old RHP from the Dominican Republic, and he’s been dominating with the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate, the Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees: Why Dustin Ackley?

The New York Yankees seemed poised to make a deal Friday, the final day of the non-waiver trading period. The Yanks were linked to relievers Craig Kimbrel and Aroldis Chapman for parts of the day, hoping to make a splash by building a superpower bullpen. It wasn’t meant to be and the Yankees stayed pat on deadline day.The Yankees were not entirely quiet, making one deal this week...
Via Yankees Unscripted
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Yankees quiet deadline means for the rest of their season

With the trade deadline coming to a close, the New York Yankees sat quiet, with the acquisition of Dustin Ackley being their sole move. While many Yankees fans had hoped for another name, big or small, they were left disappointed when 4PM EST hit, and they had heard nothing. What does this mean for the rest of the season? It might cause the Yankees to miss the playoffs. The Yankees...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees to promote top prospect Luis Severino after standing pat at trade deadline

The 4 p.m. trade deadline came and went on Friday, with the New York Yankees among the least active. However, sometimes the answer to a team’s biggest need comes internally. General manager Brian Cashman, whose lone move was the acquisition of Dustin Ackley from the Seattle Mariners, announced that right-hander Luis Severino will make his next start in the Majors, with the date...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A big shoe drops today, and the mystery of Dustin Ackley will be explained

Something will happen today. It must happen. I'm sort of dreading it. Today, we will learn why, why, why the Yankees sandbagged themselves into a corner in their obsessive quest for somebody named Dustin Ackley.  I spent last night trying to figure it out. Never did. Ackley's nickname should be "The Sphinx." His presence as a Yankee - if he remains one after today - is a dark...

For #Yankees, Best Deal at Deadline May Be Rotation Shuffle, by @nyypete

Back in 1964, June 15th was the trade deadline. The Yankees were in the middle of a pennant race with Chicago and Baltimore much of that season. They had three reliable starters in their rotation in Whitey Ford, Al Downing and Jim Bouton. Three other pitchers, who were  in and out of  the rotation that year, Rollie Sheldon, Ralph Terry and Stan Williams, struggled with injuries...
Via Lady At The Bat
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees finally get Dustin Ackley

The Yankees had been chasing Dustin Ackley for a while. I don’t know exactly how long the pursuit had gone on, but I remember rumors around the 2013 winter meetings, and they’ve popped up from time to time since. Somewhere, in the back of his mind, Brian Cashman maintained his interest in Ackley, and now […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Has Chris Capuano thrown his last pitch for Yankees?

The New York Yankees felt they needed veteran depth for the rotation during the offseason and signed Chris Capuano to a one-year, $5 million contract to fit the role. Capuano supplied the Yankees with some decent innings in 2014, but at the time of the signing I felt this was an unnecessary deal. After putting up a 6.97 ERA this season, maybe it’s time the Yankees felt the same...
Via Yankees Unscripted
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Bullpen Day Works Out Well In Short & Long-Term

Last night, way back in the bottom of the 1st inning, right around when Chris Capuano was pulled from the game after 0.2 IP, 42 pitches and just 18 strikes, and before the Yankees offense put up some truly impressive offensive numbers, Yankees MLB.com writer Bryan Hoch tweeted the following quote that he attributed to John Sterling: “In baseball, you play so many games, sometimes...
Via Lady At The Bat
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Teixeira suffers dugout meltdown, blasts third base coach (video)

Mark Teixeira wasn’t pleased in the least with New York Yankees third base coach Joe Espada during Monday’s 6-2 win over the Texas Rangers, suffering a mega meltdown in the dugout that included the throwing of garbage cans. The first baseman then blasted Espada in comments made to the media, blaming the third base coach...Read More The post Mark Teixeira suffers dugout meltdown...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Offense Continues To Bail Out Inconsistent Starting Pitching

Another win for the Yankees last night, another step closer to a return to the playoffs.The Yankees now have a 7-game lead in the AL East. Everyday they're looking more and more like one of the best teams in baseball. Assuming they grab the division crown, however, how far will they go once Serious October Baseball begins?They have one of the best offenses in baseball this year....
Via Lady At The Bat
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez apologizes to new 'teammate' Babe Ruth

  This embed is invalid   " /> Pedro Martinez extended an olive branch upon arriving in Cooperstown. Martinez, as you might recall, declared back in 2001 that he didn’t believe in “damn curses” – more specifically, the Curse of the Bambino – and that he’d drill Babe Ruth (who, of course, died in 1948) on the backside if he ever had an opportunity to...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod, Mark Teixeira engage in bromantic mutual admiration society

Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira both smashed homers on Wednesday in the New York Yankees’ 4-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. And while their respective production this season couldn’t possibly have been predicted, the fact remains that both players have proven to be catalysts in an unlikely resurgence of the Bronx Bombers. Both ballplayers, riding...Read More The post...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan who caught A-Rod’s 3,000th hit alleges assault at game

Zack Hample, the professional ball-hawk who wrangled the home run ball Alex Rodriguez deposited into the Yankee Stadium seats for his 3,000th hit, claims he was assaulted before Wednesday’s game between the Yankees and Orioles. Hample, 37, claims a man attacked him in the right-field stands and that the aggressor “was basically throwing punches and...Read More The post Man who...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Girardi set to release sci-fi baseball game app

It turns out Joe Girardi isn’t just the manager of the New York Yankees. He’s an app designer now, too. Girardi had an idea back in 2013 to make a family-oriented, baseball-themed game that he could play with his kids after seeing how much time they spent playing apps. And on Aug. 5, the skipper will release his sci-fi baseball game, “Portalball.” “It was just an idea...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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