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Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Stephen Drew

With only two months remaining in the Major League Baseball regular season, the pennant races are starting to heat up. This week, a former Florida State player, who has struggled at the plate for most of the season, made a big impact for a first place team. The Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week for the week of July 27th through August 2nd is New York Yankees’ second baseman...
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Derek Who? This is the dawning of the Age of Gregorius, the Age of Gregorious... Gregorious! GREGORIUS!

Ellsbury and understanding, Gardner and Tex abounding, No more A-Rod juice derisions, Headley living dreams of visions,Mystic Cashman revelation, and the mind's Drew liberation... Gregorius... GREGORIUS!Ok. That's out of the way... Wait! No! An aside! In the late eighties, my wife and I went on a cruise ship - (didn't get Legionaires disease or taken hostage, so no news) - the...

New York Yankees: Expectations for Luis Severino

After the New York Yankees decided that Michael Pineda would require a stint on the disabled list for a forearm muscle strain on Thursday, many wondered if this injury would pave the way for young phenom Luis Severino to be promoted to the majors. Now we know that this is precisely what will happen, as Severino will make his highly anticipated debut Wednesday against the Red Sox...
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Has the Yankees' refusal to trade prospects exposed a rift in the fabric of the Yankiverse?

At River Ave, the prolific, thoughtful, and generally lucid Mike Axisa is not happy. He says Brian Cashman blew it.I’m in the camp that thinks the Yankees have a wonderful opportunity in front of them — seriously, can you expect Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez to hit like this again next year? — and they should have been willing to trade a top or prospect or two to bolster...

Yankees call up top prospect Severino, will make start against Red Sox

Although the New York Yankees remained relatively quiet around the trade deadline, they did make some changes. With injuries to both Michael Pineda and Ivan Nova, the Yankees have called up top prospect, Luis Severino. Severino is a 21-year-old RHP from the Dominican Republic, and he’s been dominating with the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate, the Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders...
Via Baseball Essential
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Yankees: Why Dustin Ackley?

The New York Yankees seemed poised to make a deal Friday, the final day of the non-waiver trading period. The Yanks were linked to relievers Craig Kimbrel and Aroldis Chapman for parts of the day, hoping to make a splash by building a superpower bullpen. It wasn’t meant to be and the Yankees stayed pat on deadline day.The Yankees were not entirely quiet, making one deal this week...
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What the Yankees quiet deadline means for the rest of their season

With the trade deadline coming to a close, the New York Yankees sat quiet, with the acquisition of Dustin Ackley being their sole move. While many Yankees fans had hoped for another name, big or small, they were left disappointed when 4PM EST hit, and they had heard nothing. What does this mean for the rest of the season? It might cause the Yankees to miss the playoffs. The Yankees...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees to promote top prospect Luis Severino after standing pat at trade deadline

The 4 p.m. trade deadline came and went on Friday, with the New York Yankees among the least active. However, sometimes the answer to a team’s biggest need comes internally. General manager Brian Cashman, whose lone move was the acquisition of Dustin Ackley from the Seattle Mariners, announced that right-hander Luis Severino will make his next start in the Majors, with the date...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
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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
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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 […]
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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
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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 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
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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
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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
6 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
6 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...
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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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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
9 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan Who Caught A-Rod’s 3,000th Hit Says He Was Attacked At Yankee Stadium

The man who caught Alex Rodriguez’s 3,000 hit is back in the news at Yankee Stadium. Zack Hample, who caught Rodriguez’s historic hit — a home run — and initially refused to give the ball back to him, claims he was attacked by another fan during Wednesday’s batting practice. Hample tweeted out photos of himself, which showed multiple scrape marks on his neck, after the...
10 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...
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10 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
11 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...
11 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...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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