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Yankees fan struggles with poncho as rain arrives (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. A New York Yankees fan struggled to put on his clear plastic poncho as rain arrived in Clearwater, Florida during the third inning of Friday's spring training game against Philadelphia.The fan finally settled for getting his head through the armhole rahter than waste another few minutes getting the poncho on the right way. Haven't we all been...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rodriguez to Play First Base Sunday

  The long waited debut of Alex Rodriguez playing first base has finally come to fruition. Joe Girardi announced that Rodriguez will play five innings at first Sunday against the Houston Astros. A-Rod will get a start at first base on Sunday in Kissimmee. — Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) March 27, 2015 Rodriguez has had a good spring thus far batting over .300 with 2 home runs...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees pick Masahiro Tanaka over CC Sabathia for Opening Day

Masahiro Tanaka will make the Opening Day start for the New York Yankees against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 6 at Yankee Stadium. Former ace CC Sabathia had been the Opening Day starter for the past six straight seasons.  He has made 11 career Opening Day starts, but because he is coming off right knee surgery, the Yankees want him to be ready for the regular season....
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Spring Training Battles In Home Stretch

With a little more than a week left before Opening Day, Spring Training position battles are entering the home stretch. Right now, of the major competitions, only one appears to have an obvious winner. Another was dropped into someone's lap. The others aren't so clear-cut.Fifth Starter: Adam Warren is the obvious winner here. He has blown the other candidates out of the water...
Via Lady At The Bat
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Why the Yankees Will Win the AL East

This might be the hardest team to predict in all of baseball. Luckily I won’t have to predict and all I will have to do is tell you why the New York Yankees will win the American League East. I know plenty of people, including Yankee fans, who are already writing this team off. “They’re too old, too many injuries, they can’t hit.” Well that may all be true from last year’s...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

CC Sabathia attempting to get healthier by getting … fatter?

CC Sabathia has enlisted the services of a personal chef to get healthier. But the way in which he is attempting to do so seems counterintuitive: By putting on weight. In fact, Sabathia, thanks to a new diet, bulked back up to 305 pounds this past offseason, hoping that the added weight will help him...Read More The post CC Sabathia attempting to get healthier by getting … fatter...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees GM: A-Rod has pushed himself to full-time DH

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is impressed with how well Alex Rodriguez has looked during spring training. “Obviously the way he has looked down here he has pushed himself into the mix as the full-time DH,’’ Cashman said, per the New York Post. Rodriguez, who was the DH for the second straight game Wednesday, went 1-for-3 and...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training stats do matter for certain Yankees

Spring Training is just practice, right? The New York Yankees should not be overly concerned or exceedingly hyped about statistics generated over the course of a few weeks which are mixed with minor league and rehabilitating players.Not so fast.There are certain circumstances in which the Yankees should take heed in the stats produced this spring particularly when they make roster...
Via Yankees Unscripted
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Yankees recreate The Sandlot’s Babe Ruth scene

Who says the New York Yankees don’t know how to have fun? A bunch of their players got together to recreate the classic scene from The Sandlot where it’s revealed that Smalls has taken his stepfather’s autographed Babe Ruth ball and lost it to “The Beast.” Your browser does not support iframes. It seems quite appropriate to have Yankees’ players discussing the greatness...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Cashman: A-Rod making case to be full-time DH

TAMPA, Fla. -- New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says Alex Rodriguez is making a case to be the team's full-time designated hitter and Adam Warren has taken a big lead to become the fifth starter. Rodriguez, who turns 40 in July, is returning from a one-year drug suspension. A-Rod entered Wednesday hitting .286 (8 for 28) with two homers. ''We'll talk about all these...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees reenact scene from 'The Sandlot' (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. The New York Yankees recently paid tribute to "The Sandlot" by having some of their players recreate one of the movie's classic scenes.Brian McCann, C.C. Sabathia, Brett Gardner, Didi Gregorius and Jacoby Ellsbury seemed to have fun filming the scene. McCann actually has somewhat of a resemblance to the "Ham" character.Video via MLB. This...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 23: Flores walk-off win

Detroit Tigers 8 — New York Yankees 9Esmil Rogers looked to make a positive impression in the competition for the fifth starter in the rotation. Anthony Gose led off the game with a quick single on the first pitch. He would steal during the next at-bat. On the single by Miguel Cabrera, Gose advanced to third and scored on a single by Yoenis Cespedes.The Yankees would get the run...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Reenact Classic Scene From “The Sandlot”

Your browser does not support iframes.A handful of New York Yankees spent some downtime during spring training to try their hand at acting. Their first (and probably last) scene: the one from The Sandlot where Smalls (played here by Brett Gardner) realizes who Babe Ruth actually is and — appropriately — faints. [MLB] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Read my predictions for the Yankees' 2015 season

I recently had the opportunity to participate in the annual Playing Pepper Yankee bloggers round table. I gave my opinions of what I think is in store for the Yankees this year:* This, unfortunately, will be the year the team finally has a sub-.500 record. I can't see them winning more than 80 games.* I also think that this is the year the Mets will have a better record than the...
Via Subway Squawkers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

If Chris Young homers in a forest, do the trees cheer?

For the record: I hope Chris Young salvages his career.Dear God, it'd be nice to have someone in the lineup with an actual pulse - one guy worth holding water to watch, instead of rushing to the kitchen for a mound of glistening comfort food. Right now, there is A-Rod - sort of - and maybe Brett Gardner. Now that Jose Pirela is out, and since Rob Refsnyder never even got a chance...

Report: Phillies and Yankees Discussing Austin Romine

George A. King III of the New York Post reports the Phillies and Yankees have had talks in recent days of acquiring catcher Austin Romine. Romine is currently in competition with John Ryan Murphy for back up to Brian McCann and is out of minor league options. While Cameron Rupp,...
Via Philliedelphia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees fine tuning on several fronts

The New York Yankees are now exactly two weeks from the start of the regular season and the name of the game is fine tuning. Plain and simple, this is the time to work out the final kinks for pitchers and for the hitters to nail down their timing. It's going to get real very soon. Sabathia’s velocity encouraging despite rough command CC Sabathia stepped on the hill Sunday for...
Via Yankees Unscripted
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Yankees will not win the AL East

I repeat.. The Yankees will not win the AL East in 2015.When looking forward to the upcoming season, the range of possibilities for this Yankees team seems endless. Could they finish in first and win the division? Sure. Could they fall apart at the seams and finish at the bottom of the division? Yes, that’s possible too. Heading into the 2015 campaign, all teams in the East have...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Where have you gone Jose Pirela? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you. (Boo-hoo-hoo.)

Oh, well... so much for that far-flung hope.Congratulations, Fate. You got me. The cigar exploded, the whoopie cushion farted, and the gum tasted like onion. Yep, you fooled me again. Yesterday, Jose Pirela hit the wall.  And so did my warmest spring fantasy.Of course, I was stupid to imagine Jose Pirela as anything more than The Second Coming of Yangervis Solarte. We all knew...

WATCH: Yankees prospect crashes into wall, gets carted off

Yankees outfielder Jose Pirela crashed into the center-field wall during Sunday’s Mets-Yankees game. He was carted off the field, and was later diagnosed with a concussion and taken to Tradition Medical Center. It all started when Juan Lagares took CC Sabathia deep in the first inning of the game, with Pirela attempting to make a play on the ball near the warning track. He then...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

"I found (being called cheap) very interesting," Steinbrenner said, smiling. We need a better word to describe him. How about "good loser."

We gotta stop calling Hal Steinbrenner "cheap." It makes him snicker. He thinks it's, like, oh, wow, man... "very interesting." The Dude abides.Cheap? That's a nickel word. Hal's no cheapo. I bet at the yacht club, he's one of the top tippers.  Nobody accuses him of skimping on clam dip. "Cheap?" That's a funny one.How about "scrappy." After all, the Yankees love to pick...

Are the Yankees wasting roster spots?

There is some debate about when to bring younger players into the mix all over Major League Baseball, and it is no different for the New York Yankees. Often, this question pertains to the status of a “can’t miss” rookie like the Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant who is simply being held back to push his arbitration/free agency eligibility out another year. But other times a club’s...
Via Yankees Unscripted
8 days ago  |  Discuss

When money trumps talent: Why the Yankees won't bring up Jose Pirela

Spring training is supposed to be a time where baseball farmhands have the opportunity to play their way into the big leagues. But when it comes to the Yankees these days, "Know your place, rook" is the rule. And the place these rookies will be is the minor leagues, instead of with the Yankees. How frustrating, as I noted in this recent column.Yankee prospect Jose Pirela, after impressing...
Via Subway Squawkers
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Beltran was a Taco Bell fiend in the minor leagues

Carlos Beltran had a pretty remarkable diet when he played in the minor leagues. And when we say he had a remarkable diet, we mean we’re shocked he was able to put together such a fine career given the junk he consumed. The New York Times did a feature Thursday on the Yankees’ attempt to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter, Hannah Davis take in sumo match in Japan (photo)

Derek Jeter is living large in his retirement by enjoying a battle of wills, strength and balance between incredibly large men. With girlfriend Hannah Davis by his side, the retired New York Yankees icon took in a sumo match in Japan. And by the look on his face as one of the sizable sumo wrestlers...Read More The post Derek Jeter, Hannah Davis take in sumo match in Japan (photo...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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