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New York Yankees: Greg Bird likely out for the season

A question that the New York Yankees needed to answer entering spring training was: where would first baseman Greg Bird fit into their 2016 plans? With Mark Teixeira recuperating and Alex Rodriguez firmly entrenched as the team’s everyday DH, Bird would’ve likely been a part-time player for the Yanks who could fill in for either of those players if they got injured. Now, however...
Via isportsweb.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Keys to Success in 2016

In 2015, the New York Yankees finished the season with an 87-75 record before being bounced in the American League Wild Card game against the Houston Astros. The Yankees led the division for the majority of the first half of the season until the Toronto Blue Jays surged by them. They had a 6-13 record against Toronto, the worst against any of their division rivals. Mark Teixeira...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

After NESN departure, Don Orsillo encouraged by Yankees manager Joe Girardi

With spring training set to open later this month, Don Orsillo will soon begin calling play-by-play on TV and radio for his new team, the San Diego Padres. But until that happens, the shock over being let go by NESN after calling Boston Red Sox games for 15 years still lingers. In an interview with MLB.com’s Corey Brock, Orsillo explains that he didn’t see his dismissal coming...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MLB Network illustrates how dominant Yankees bullpen can be

MLB Network's Top 10 Right Now series ranked the best relief pitchers in baseball. Here's where Dellin Betances, Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller came in. As the days tick away until spring training, the Yankees are dealing with injury news, roster holes and questions about offseason spending. But when pitchers and catchers report to Tampa...
Via NJ.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Yankee has the worst contract?

The Yankees are, quite notably, the only Major League team without a major-league free agent signing this offseason. There are many reasons for this, including a lack of glaring needs and a desire to get younger, but the primary explanation for Brian Cashman’s silence in free agency is money. The Yankees, weary of the annual luxury tax bills they’re always stuck with, are trying...
Via BP Bronx
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Dellin Betances: I got tired at the end of 2015

Changes tune after saying he wasn't fatigued in September Yankees reliever Dellin Betances maintained all though September that, despite a second straight season of a high innings count and fading control, he wasn't feeling fatigued. Instead, Betances said, he was experiencing issues with his throwing mechanics that were stopping him from continuously...
Via NJ.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Cashman on A-Rod playing defense: ‘He just can’t do it’

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman railed against the notion of Alex Rodriguez ever putting on a fielder’s glove and playing some defense, saying the 40-year-old designated hitter simply isn’t capable of it anymore. “He just can’t do it [play the field], so I see no sense in belaboring it,” Cashman said of Rodriguez, via the New York Post. “He is not capable...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Yankees’ Brett Gardner remain a valuable commodity?

It’s a business and the New York Yankees believe outfielder Brett Gardner is a valuable commodity. All the same, it will be interesting to see if Gardner’s value as an asset grows or diminishes during and after the 2016 season. Is this the final season in Gardner’s contract that his performance will considerably influence his worth to the club as a trade piece?Brett GardnerPhoto...
Via Yankees Unscripted
3 days ago  |  Discuss

It's now or never for Jacoby Ellsbury

As a Yankee fan, nothing beats stealing a Redsock player and having him do well. That's why the mere mention of Wade Boggs still provokes a smile, and it's even better with a Boston fan nearby, so you can enjoy the wince.Ahh, imagining Boggs on the horse... nice, eh?Which is why Jacoby Ellsbury is so frustrating...Statistically, according to Baseball Reference, Ellsbury last year...

Losing Greg Bird puts wrinkle in Yankees’ 2017 plans

The New York Yankees had it all mapped out for 2017; that is until Greg Bird was found to have a torn labrum forcing him to miss the entire 2016 season.Greg BirdPhoto credit: Arturo Pardavilla III via FlickrBird was to take the reins at first base from Mark Teixeira and be part of the new young core of the Yankees. With Bird’s eye-opening performance in Teixeira’s stead at...
Via Yankees Unscripted
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Early Injuries Plague the New York Yankees Starting Lineup

The New York Yankees haven’t won a World Series title in seven years. Since then, the team has drastically transformed from a great team, to simply a team with potential. The retirement of players like Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and Jorge Posada have been hugely felt by the Yankees, and it has been a process to find talented players to create a decent starting lineup. Rookie...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

With Bird Down, Yankees' Cashman Must Work His Magic Again

You would think that it was already 2017. As soon as Greg Bird's season-cancelling injury was announced, Yankees Universe responded with a reaction that made me stop and ask myself, "Did I miss something? Did I miss a previous announcement, that Mark Teixeira was already out for the season? "Maybe I slept through the 2016 season. Yeah, maybe that's it. Teixeira is gone, it's...
Via Lady At The Bat
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Greg Bird to miss season and will have shoulder surgery

NEW YORK — Yankees first baseman Greg Bird, who displayed a powerful swing after making his major league debut last August, will miss this season because of a damaged right shoulder that needs surgery.The Yankees said Monday that Bird's labrum will be repaired by Dr. David Altchek at The Hospital for Special Surgery on Tuesday. The team said the injury is a reoccurrence of one...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees should sign this free agent to fill Greg Bird role | Giglio

With Greg Bird out for the entire 2016 season, the Yankees can use depth and power. A former Bronx native would be a perfect fit. Watch video The news of Greg Bird's season-ending injury is the first troubling sign for the 2016 Yankees. While last year's power-hitting phenom wasn't even guaranteed a role on the big league club...
Via NJ.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Losing Greg Bird to Injury a Crushing Blow for the New York Yankees?

The New York Yankees have already taken a blow to their 2016 season. The team announced first basemen Greg Bird will be out for the season and undergo surgery for a torn labrum. Bird provided a major boost to the Yankee lineup when Mark Teixeira went down with his season ending injury. Bird finished with 11 homers and 31 RBI along with a .261 batting average in 46 games. Bird had the...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Bird to miss 2016 season with torn labrum

Mere months ago, Greg Bird stole Yankees fans’ hearts, but the love affair is already on hold. Bird will miss all of the 2016 season with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, the Yankees announced Monday. According to a news release, the injury is a recurrence of an injury first sustained last May. Bird will undergo surgery Tuesday, with the operation performed by Mets team physician...
Via BP Bronx
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Alex Rodriguez Surpass Babe Ruth on the All-Time Home Run List in 2016?

 Love him or hate him, Alex Rodriguez has always had the propensity to hit home runs and lots of them. The often maligned Rodriguez is closing in on an historic accomplishment, one that he could even conquer in 2016. The slugger needs 27 round trippers to tie Babe Ruth for 3rd on the All-Time Home Run list with 714. A-Rod rejuvenated his career and his social standing with the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Things to watch as pitchers and catchers report

Just a little over two weeks until pitchers and catchers report for spring training. Not much has changed for the New York Yankees in their rotation or bullpen. There are a few things to look out for in the coming weeks. The first being the health of Masahiro Tanaka‘s elbow. He has had a full off-season to rehab his elbow and rest it. There are a lot of scouts and analysts around...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Abe Vigoda is dead, Howie Kendricks is signed, and Hal Steinbrenner lost $30,000 gambling on baseball cards.

This week, the Yankee Code Red Terror Alert finally ended. Howie Kendricks finally signed with the Dodgers.It's over. The kidney stones passed. Count your toes. Bring the kids up from the basement. And count the kids. Remember: There are things worse than death, and there are things worse than going a winter without a free agent... things such as, well, signing Howie Kendricks...

Yankees pitching cannot rely on Betances, Miller and Chapman alone

ESPN’s Jayson Stark wrote Friday about the trend around Major League Baseball in which teams seem to be concentrating on more than just fortifying the backend of their bullpen, but rather creating dominating groups. The New York Yankees certainly fit that bill after adding Aroldis Chapman this offseason to an already potent combination of Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller.What’s...
Via Yankees Unscripted
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez: Prospect of hitting more home runs than Babe Ruth ‘overwhelming’

Alex Rodriguez is 27 home runs away from tying Babe Ruth’s all-time mark, and he admitted that he finds the prospect of it rather incredible. Kevin Kernan of the New York Post spoke with A-Rod, who called the possibility of tying the Babe “overwhelming.” “When you start playing baseball at 9 years old, you never think about tying anybody, let alone a guy like Babe Ruth...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hannah Davis never received gift basket from Derek Jeter

Hannah Davis never had the pleasure of receiving one of her fiance’s infamous gift baskets, likely because they don’t exist. Derek Jeter finally addressed the gift basket rumor once he retired, and none of us were surprised to hear him label it a “dumb story.” During an interview with the “Shan & RJ Show” on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas this week, Davis issued a denial...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez and the story of the Yankees in the 21st century

The myth of Sisyphus tells the story of a Greek king damned to an eternity of pushing a boulder up a hill as punishment for a life of arrogance and greed. Until the end of all things, and beyond, Sisyphus will still lie below in Tartarus, rolling his boulder up his hill until it falls back down, and he begins his struggle once again. Alex Rodriguez is the active leader in games...
Via BP Bronx
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman will not face domestic violence charges

New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman will not face any charges stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident that took place with his girlfriend back in October. Law enforcement officials confirmed to TMZ on Thursday that the Florida State Attorney’s office has decided to not move forward with criminal charges against Chapman due to a lack of evidence. Here are some...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Cashman unsure what to expect out of Alex Rodriguez

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman admitted it’s difficult for him to gauge exactly what the team should expect out of Alex Rodriguez in the 2016 MLB season. With Rodriguez hitting the age of 40 last August and obviously the best years of his career well-behind him, Cashman acknowledged the Yankees need to take a wait-and-see approach when projecting just how productive...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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