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Yankees Rumors: Raul Ibanez could return as a coach

The New York Yankees finished in second place in the American League East in 2014 behind the Baltimore Orioles. Their 84 wins was the lowest total since Derek Jeter was a rookie in 1995. At 20th in the Major Leagues in batting average and runs scored, the Yankees need much improvement in the offense in 2015. The hitting coach position needs to be filled and rumor has it that long...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Youkilis "The Greek God of Walks" announces his retirement.

Kevin Youkilis being hugged by Dustin Pedroia in hislast game as a Red Sox (6/24/12). Photo byWinslow Townson/Getty Images.Jorge CamargoContributing WriterAfter being traded to the White Sox in 2012, having a horrible season with the Yankees in 2013 and only playing 21 games in Japan this season, Kevin Youkilis announced his retirement by Twitter. Youkilis played 9 seasons with the...
Via RedSoxLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Youkilis retires after 10 seasons in MLB

Kevin Youkilis is calling it a career after 11 years of baseball. The former Boston Red Sox third baseman’s management company announced the news via Twitter on Thursday. Youkilis, who’s 35 years old, spent 10 seasons in Major League Baseball and one in Japan. The three-time All-Star put up a career .281/.382/.478 slash line with 150 home runs. Youkilis also enjoyed a .306 postseason...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Five gruesome months of A-Rod talk ahead

As soon as the San Francisco Giants secured the final out of the 2014 World Series, New York Yankees third baseman (or first baseman, or designated hitter or dumpster fire) Alex Rodriguez was back on the club’s 40-man roster after fulfilling his yearlong ban from the game due to his involvement in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal.Seconds after the Giants'...

Believe it or not: The Yankees are still the most successful post-season team of the New Millenium

Note: I wouldn't argue this too boisterously, because there's a point where one must balance loyalty to the Yankees with personal self-esteem.But the fact is, since the calendar turned over on Y2K, the Yankees have won more post-season games than any other MLB franchise. You can look it up.MLB Post-Season Victories Since 1999.Yankees 63Cardinals 58Redsocks 46Giants 35Nobody...

Alex Rodriguez's season-long MLB ban comes to an end

Yankees fans don't have a lot of reasons to be happy about the World Series officially putting a bow on the 2014 MLB season. Besides the realization that Derek Jeter will never play in pinstripes again, there's also that uneasy feeling of knowing Alex Rodriguez is officially back on the team once again.Well ... at least A-Rod is celebrating.When Pablo Sandoval caught the...
Via The Other Paper
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter Chronicles Cleaning Out His Yankee Stadium Locker In Blog

Derek Jeter took fans behind the scenes in his latest blog post. Jeter, whose farewell tour was well-documented, posted an article to The Players’ Tribune on Wednesday in which the former (sounds weird, right?) New York Yankees shortstop chronicled cleaning out his Yankee Stadium locker. Several photos, along with commentary, also were included in the post. Jeter packed up his...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York City has a new Jeter, and his name is Taylor Swift

We now know who must throw out the first ball in Yankee Stadium next opening day. Last month, some fools would have suggested it be Derek Jeter. Pttuui. Not anymore.It's gotta be Ms. New York, none other than Taylor Swift.Same with the next enshrinement in Monument Park. I'm not saying the Evils should drop Bernie Williams from their plans. They merely must add space for...

Derek Jeter to Serve as Honorary DH for Game 7 of Royals-Giants World Series

MLB commissioner Bud Selig announced this morning that now-retired Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will serve as the designated hitter for both the Royals and Giants in Game 7 of the World Series.  “It’s a fitting end to Derek’s final season to have him involved in the final game of the season,” Selig said in a statement. “Both teams pushed this to a Game 7, no doubt wanting...
Via Sports Pickle
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod Expected To Be Reinstated This Week

After the final out in Kansas City tonight, Alex Rodriguez will be eligible for reinstatement into Major League Baseball.  The Yankees are expected to add him to their 40-man roster, preparing the way for his return to the big league club.Or, are they? The folks over at The Greedy Pinstripes pointed out an interesting scenario that was detailed recently in The NY Daily News. With...
Via Lady At The Bat
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How much impact could Carlos Beltran have made for Royals?

Last December, Carlos Beltran signed a three-year, $45 million contract with the New York Yankees to be their right fielder and designated hitter. Among the final bidders for Beltran was his former team, the Kansas City Royals. The Arizona Diamondbacks reportedly made the best offer for Beltran, but the 36-year-old ultimately wanted to play for the Yankees and accepted less money...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

By this time tomorrow, Alex Rodriguez could be back in the fold, and it's time for the Yankees to have him turn his head and cough

Moments after this great, well-played, and un-watched 2014 World Series ends - possibly tonight around 11:35 E.S.T. - that notorious juicer and international slumlord, Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez, will be officially un-banned from the "game" of baseball. Once again, Al will be able to set foot in MLB ballparks and wear the Yankee cap that - in a universe with less...

MLS: New York City FC and LA Galaxy strengthen business ties

New York City Football Club has entered into a partnership with the New York Presbyterian Hospital while Major League Soccer counterpart Los Angeles Galaxy has made luxury watchmaker Ritmo Mundo an official partner for the 2015 season. New York Presbyterian and New York City FC will collaborate on a host of community and health-related programmes. As a founding sponsor, the hospital’s...
Via 90Soccer
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the New York Yankees desperate for a hitting coach?

Earlier this month the New York Yankees announced that hitting coach Kevin Long would not be returning for another season with the team. Since then, Long has landed a position with the New York Mets. The Yankees, however, have been finding it a little more difficult to fill the position. There’s no doubt that after the 2014 regular season a hitting coach is vital to the Yankees’...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Curse of the pinky?

In just three years three key players for the New York Yankees have all managed to injure the same finger, coincidence or not? July 2012 Alex Rodriguez suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal, his pinky finger, on his left hand. A wild 88 mph pitch from Seattle Mariners’ Felix Hernandez caused his broken bone during the eighth inning of the Yankees’ 4-2 loss...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Mark Teixeira in 2015

The New York Yankees’ 2014 season wasn’t only rough on the team’s pitchers, but position players as well. First baseman Mark Teixeira had his fair share of injuries, resulting in one of his worst MLB seasons to date. It started in March 2013 for the two-time All Star when he suffered a torn tendon sheath. It wasn’t until 53 games into the regular season that Teixeira was...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Injury Update: C.C. Sabathia expects to pitch full season in 2015

The New York Yankees finished the 2014 season with 84 wins, their lowest win total since they won 79 when Derek Jeter was a 21-year old phenom back in 1995. At 20th in the Major Leagues in runs scored and 18th in ERA, the Yankees look to improve in both areas next season in order to compete for a playoff spot in the American League. One player who could help solidify the staff is...
Via MLB Injury News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Mark Teixeira & His Priorities: They Mean Only One Thing

This morning Mark Teixeira helped to co-host ESPN Radio and ESPN2's popular morning program, "Mike & Mike." He was scheduled to appear on the show for three of its four hours.It's the postseason, but the Yankees aren't in the playoffs so, you can't begrudge him the opportunity.  Tex has plenty of time to do TV and radio shows right now.What about...
Via Lady At The Bat
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees finally reshaping organizational roles in farm system

As the Kansas City Royals are set to host Game 1 of the World Series against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday night, the New York Yankees are knee-deep in organizational changes surrounding their farm system.The Yankees, long scrutinized by farm system experts, have named former hitting coach and scout Gary Denbo their next senior VP of baseball operations replacing Mark Newman,...
Via The Baseball Stance & Beyond
10 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN has hilarious tagline regarding 3 underachieving Yankees

Jason Whitney ESPN New York didn’t beat around the bush when labeling Mark Teixeira, Brian McCann and of course, Alex Rodriguez. The popular sports website put a hilarious tagline on the three overpaid and underachieving New York Yankees. “The Three Stooges,” was the tagline ESPN New York placed on the three Yankees players and it couldn’t be more […] Sports-Kings - The...
Via Sports-Kings
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Off-Season Priorities For The New York Yankees

While the Yankees have conducted their organizational meetings this week, I have given a lot of thought to what I think they should be focusing on down there in Tampa.They should be concentrating on many things, but in my opinion, these four should be at top of the list:1. Acquiring or trading for a new shortstop:  JJ Hardy never really floated my boat, so I'm glad the Orioles...
Via Lady At The Bat
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rock makes surprise Raw return, starts Derek Jeter chant

The Rock made a surprise appearance on “Monday Night Raw” at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and got into an awesome confrontation with Rusev and Lana in the ring. The Rock ripped on the Russian by throwing out some stereotypical Putin, vodka, and hairy beanbag disses, though he did offer some compliments to him and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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