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President Bush surprises Derek Jeter at Rangers' pregame ceremony (Video)

Former President George W. Bush surprised Derek Jeter during a pregame ceremony to greet the New York Yankees captain before he played in his final game in Arlington on Wednesday night.President Bush presented Jeter with a photo of the two of them together talking underneath the stands at Yankee Stadium prior to Game 3 of the 2001 World Series. Bush was in the Bronx to throw the...
Via Holdout Sports
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Yankees hesitant to trade for John Danks due to remaining salary

The New York Yankees are interested in left handed pitcher John Danks but are hesitant to pull the trigger on a trade for the 29-year-old due to the $28.5 million owed to him over the next two seasons. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports the Yankees have “no real interest” in adding Danks if they will be on the hook for the entire cost of his contract for 2015 and...
Via Tireball.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Just How Good Is Brett Gardner?

The New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is on absolute fire! The lefty has been destroying Texas Rangers pitching over the past 3 days. After a solo shot in the first inning tonight, he is now 8-11 in the series with 6 runs scored, 2 doubles, 4 home runs and 4 RBI.#452579262 / gettyimages.comGardner on the year is now batting .285 with 14 home runs and 47 RBI, out of the...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Offense Saves Bullpen After Disastrous Performance

If Tuesday’s win wasn’t the ugliest win this season for the New York Yankees, it’s definitely in the competition. In his post-game interview on the YES Network, David Robertson said, "I feel like the luckiest guy in the world right now." Robertson gave up two ninth inning runs and still managed to get the save. It's easy to believe his fellow relievers felt...
Via Lady At The Bat
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Pineda ready for minor-league rehab stint

The Yankees may be getting one of their four injured opening-day rotation starters back soon, as Michael Pineda got through a 45-pitch simulated game Tuesday. The next step will be for Pineda to go on a minor-league rehab stint, which will begin Sunday, when he makes his first rehab start (via MLB.com). The level is still to be determined, but Pineda is reportedly going to need...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pineda to start final rehab assignment

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) This really has to be last licks for embattled starter Michael Pineda, who will start his official rehab assignment this Sunday. Pineda threw a 45-pitch simulated game today in Tampa, and things went “very well” says manager Joe Girardi. Brendan Kuty reported today that the Yankees were very excited with his three inning outing, so much so that...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
1 day ago  |  Discuss

For the Cuban OF Rusney Castillo, the Yankees will have to outbid Boston

Five teams will take private stool samples of the so-called "Brett Gardner with power." (Which, in lieu of Gardy's HRs lately, takes on new meaning.)The five teams: Yankees, Orioles, Astros, Phillies, Redsocks.No reason in this frickin world why we can't outbid Baltimore, Houston and Philly - even if they pooled their money. But Boston - damn - they have been building...

Jeter Passes Yaz In Yankees Loss, But Will He Pass Mo?

Aside from Brett Gardner solidifying his dominance over Yu Darvish, there was nothing else to cheer about in last night's 4-2 Yankee loss to the Texas Rangers. Unless, however, you want to focus on Derek Jeter. That's what I want to do.In case you didn't know, Jeter collected three hits last night, upping his career total to 3,420. With the three hits, he tied and passed Hall...
Via Lady At The Bat
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Troy Tulowitzki reportedly likes idea of replacing Derek Jeter

Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports As the MLB trade deadline approaches, the buzz around Rockies superstar shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is growing day by day. Tuluwitzki attended a Yankees game a few days ago, apparently he didn’t visit the Yankees stadium as a fan. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported: Friends of Tulowitzki say that while he hasn’t necessarily presented a list of pre...
Via The Sideline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 105: One bad inning too much for Phelps

New York Yankees 2 — Toronto Blue Jays 4 The Yankees offense could not find the big hit behind David Phelps. The New York Yankees had a formidable task in front of them as they opened their series against the Texas Rangers with ace Yu Darvish on the mound. Through the first two innings, the Yankees managed just two hits but a thorn in the side of Darvish would torment the tall...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankeetorial: Two excruciating defeats lead the Yankees into "Mortgage the Future" Week

This weekend, the Redsocks traded the ever-crumbling Jake Peavy for two solid pitching prospects, and there's not a Boston frat-boy in beer pong captivity who doesn't expect his team to rise next year and crush the AL East. Why wouldn't they think such crap? Their farm system produces, and they supplement it holding garage sales. It's not rocket science. It's...

Dissecting The New York Yankees’ Trade Options

Will Ryan Howard be traded to the Yankees? Mandatory Credit: lineupforms.com In the past few weeks, Yankees’ general manager Brian Cashman decided not to wait for the Jul. 31 trade deadline in his attempt to upgrade the roster. Cashman has made some moves that have paid off and not cost the Yankees very much in return, as newly acquired Brandon McCarthy and Chase Headley have...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Torre: I 'feel terrible' for forgetting to thank Steinbrenner

Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre admitted he screwed up during his 28-minute Hall of Fame induction speech, because he failed to thank former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. “I missed thanking the most obvious guy in the world when you’re talking about the Yankees,” a visibly shaken Torre told the New York Daily News. “I mentioned George, but my plan was to thank...
Via Intrigue Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees looking to add offense before trade deadline

After acquiring Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres on July 22, the New York Yankees may not be done maneuvering before the July 31 trade deadline. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports the Yankees are looking to add offense, and have identified some possibilities through trades. The player that may make the most sense in the Bronx is Josh Willingham, currently of the Minnesota Twins...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees trade rumors: Are the Yanks done yet?

The New York Yankees have already made four moves in the trade, but I still don’t think general manager Brian Cashman is done yet. Cashman has been actively looking to upgrade his roster after a season filled with injuries and disappointment. Although the trades he has made so far are rather small, it has seemed to help. Their most recent trade was on Thursday for left-hander Chris...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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