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YANKEES RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
5 hours 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
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Acquire Ackley

The New York Yankees have acquired outfielder and former second overall pick in 2009, Dustin Ackleyn reports Jack Curry of YESNetwork.com. Ackley has been on the trading block and the Yankees needed a second baseman, the position that Ackley originally played, as Stephen Drew has struggled for them this year. Ackley isn’t doing much better himself slashing .215/.270/.366 with 6...
Via Baseball Essential
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: instant thoughts to game 100 vs. the Texas Rangers

After taking the first two games of the four game series, the New York Yankees couldn’t continue their winning ways into Wednesday night, as they lost to the Texas Rangers 5-2. Pitching struggles and an anemic offense held were the main causes that held the Yankees back during the contest. Let’s take a look at my instant thoughts to tonight’s game. Signs of struggle After stringing...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Capuano designated for assignment by Yankees after bad start

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Left-hander Chris Capuano has been designated for assignment by the New York Yankees after retiring only two of 10 batters he faced in a spot start. Right-hander Caleb Cotham, the Yankees' fifth-round pick out of Vanderbilt in the 2009 draft, was brought up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in search of his major league debut. New York made the moves before...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Prospect Jeff Hendrix Hitting the Right Notes

A save situation is commonly attributed to a closer with a three run lead or less in the 9th inning. Assuming he completes the frame with the lead, he is credited with saving the game, despite typically holding a comfortable margin, facing the bottom half of the lineup. In in the eyes of opposing general managers, his value become attached to the quantity of saves his records. The...
Via Baseball Essential
2 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
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees’ Teixeira goes ballistic, then rips third base coach Espada

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has always seemed like a mind-mannered guy. He obviously has a good sense of humor, based on his talk show parody from last season in which he was the host. But Monday night, Teixeira showed a side of him that he might want to rethink for the future.While on second base in the eighth inning, Chase Headley looped a single to center field...
Via Yankees Unscripted
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas woman pays tribute to A-Rod's ... butt (PHOTO)

Alex Rodriguez turned 40 on Monday and celebrated by slamming his 24th home run of the season during a game between the Yankees and Rangers in Arlington.And one Texas woman in Yankee gear apparently wasn't paying too much attention to the stat sheets but held up a sign referencing the Yankee slugger's bottom line. Sorry. But here's what all the fuss was about. Just @AROD hanging...
Via The Other Paper
3 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
3 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees to rest Masahiro Tanaka, bullpen game possible

The New York Yankees are preparing to announce a sixth starter for Tuesday’s opener against the Texas Rangers, as they continue to be extra careful with Masahiro Tanaka. The move allows Tanaka to get extra rest so that he can keep his right arm in good shape. The starter will most likely come from the Yankees bullpen, however, there is a chance they make a move for a pitcher before...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees need another strong second half from Chase Headley

When the New York Yankees traded for Chase Headley last July, they hoped he would find his stroke and solidify the revolving door at third base. He did. This season, after a rocky first half, the Yanks are looking for another strong finish from Headley in both departments. He’s on his way to doing it.Chase HeadleyPhoto credit: Keith Allison via FlickrHeadley was signed to a four...
Via Yankees Unscripted
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pineda For Jesus?

Last night, Michael Pineda, and his akimbo hat, looked like an overcooked sausage, looking for a bun.The game was over before I sat down.  A 2 run dinger in the first inning just sucked the air out of the Yankee balloon.  Some will say, " you can't win them all."  But how about waiting until the game is underway?It turned the Ju-Ju backwards.In the early innings, as the Yankees...

Yankees face haunting recurrence of evil spirits: Ex-Yankees rising from their graves to cause mayhem

Something's up in the juju grid. I'm figuring some keyboard geek dropped a Happy Meal French fry into the Hadron Mega-Collider, and it's causing huge time and space glitches - not only here, but at our NASA-certified mirror planet... where the evil, bearded Joe Girardi is carrying on with that infamous, man-eating succubus, Suzyn W, during what is advertised as her nightly "Clubhouse...

The New York Times' Harvey Araton sez Barry Bonds should be in the Hall of Fame. I agree.

Like many baseball fans, I have had a number of thoughts and emotions over the years on what MLB should do/should have done about performance enhancing drugs. It is bizarre to me the way this has all shaken out. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, who are HOFers even if you cut out their steroid years, are left out of the Hall. Meanwhile, Joe Torre, Tony LaRussa, and Bobby Cox, who won...
Via Subway Squawkers
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Is Aaron Judge ready for the big leagues?

The most prolific prospect in the New York Yankees minor league system currently resides in Triple-A Scranton, Pennsylvania, Right Fielder Aaron Judge. He is a former first round pick for the Yankees out of the 2013 draft. He has a hulking frame, standing at 6’7 and weighing 275 pounds. The outfielder has been compared to Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, that is a big...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
7 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
7 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Buchholz receives injection, still expected to return this season

Clay Buchholz will be on the shelf for longer than originally anticipated. Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters Wednesday in Houston that Buchholz received a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection in his injured right elbow from Dr. James Andrews, who confirmed the team’s initial diagnosis of a strained flexor muscle. Farrell said the injection will extend Buchholz’s...
Via NESN.com
8 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees trade rumors: Relief pitching edition

One of the most overlooked aspects of a baseball team is relief pitching. The confidence for a manager to look at his bullpen and know that the guys down in the pen will get the job done by securing the 7th, 8th, and 9th inning or earlier in the game is crucial. One of the strengths of the Yankees for the last few years has been their relief pitching. This season, the narrative...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees trade rumors: Carlos Beltran edition

With right fielder Carlos Beltran set to return as soon as today, the New York Yankees have an interesting decision on their hands. Obviously they will remove somebody from their current roster to pave the way for his activation from the DL, but the bigger question is whether the team should still keep him. At 38 years old with an increasingly frail body, Beltran is better suited...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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