The Long-Term Future in Center Field

This is an exciting time to be a Yankees fan. The big league team might not be any good this season, and frankly they haven’t been all that good over the last four years anyway, but at least now the farm system is loaded and there are a ton of quality young players in the organization. Soon young guys like Gleyber Torres and Clint Frazier will join Gary Sanchez and Greg Bird in...
Via River Avenue Blues
3 hours ago

Meet the Yankees' pitching prospect you've never heard about

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Yankees got a first look at two of the best arms in their farm system Tuesday. Righty Chance Adams and lefty Justus Sheffield looked the part during a 5-4 split-squad win over the Boston Red Sox. Are critical fans getting under Ellsbury's skin? So did an unheralded right-hander who isn't part of big-league camp. Unless... FORT MYERS, Fla. ...
Via NJ.com
5 hours ago

6 new Yankees questions with spring training in full swing

Before the New York Yankees arrived at Major League Baseball spring training in Tampa, Florida, general manager Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi were facing plenty of questions. But now that Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge, Masahiro Tanaka and the gang have arrived, even more queries have emerged.
Via NJ.com
5 hours ago

Yankees' Greg Bird putting on spring power shows; What it means

Yankees first baseman Greg Bird is on a roll early into Grapefruit League play. FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Yankees first baseman Greg Bird has had more than a calendar year to wonder how many homers he could hit over a full season in the big leagues. Thirty? Girardi's state of Yankees The Yankees certainly gush over his left-handed power. Forty? Nobody...
Via NJ.com
5 hours ago

When Comcast subscribers will get to watch the Yankees again

Turns out, Comcast Xfinity customers won’t miss out on any of the Yankees’ regular season this year after all. After subscribers were forced to live without Yankees baseball for all of the 2016 season, the YES Network and Comcast announced Tuesday the return of YES to Xfinity as of March 31. YES will be relaunched...
Via New York Post
8 hours ago

Why Masahiro Tanaka’s radar gun issue isn’t alarming Yankees

TAMPA — Larry Rothschild isn’t going to fret over the readings coming out of the speed guns tracking Masahiro Tanaka’s pitches. “I know he will pitch whatever the velocity is. A lot has been made of it,’’ the Yankees’ pitching coach said of Tanaka’s fastball velocity ever since he suffered a small tear to the...
Via New York Post
14 hours ago

Yankees ‘caged bull’ rookie stud dying for shot at real hitters

TAMPA — James Kaprielian is convinced he will be ready to start the season for one of the Yankees’ minor league clubs. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean the Yankees’ top pitching prospect isn’t eager to get into a big league exhibition game. “I feel like a caged bull, I just want to go out there and...
Via New York Post
15 hours ago

Yankees' Tanaka goes 2 hitless innings in spring debut

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Masahiro Tanaka's first pitch of spring training was a wild one, sailing all the way to the backstop. Then, the New York Yankees ace quickly settled in. Tanaka struck out two over two hitless innings during his initial exhibition start Tuesday in the Yankees' split-squad 9-5 win over the Detroit Tigers. The right-hander's opening pitch soared over the head of...
Via Associated Press
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Tanaka enjoying restriction-free spring

It is shaping up to be a low-stress spring for Masahiro Tanaka, who made his Grapefruit League debut Tuesday without any of the lingering concerns that trailed him last year. The right-hander says he is "on the right path," as each start simply moves him one closer to Opening Day.
Via Yankees.com
19 hours ago

Sanchez, Carter hit first spring homers

Gary Sanchez and Chris Carter hit their first homers of the year while Masahiro Tanaka worked two scoreless innings in his spring debut, helping the Yankees beat the Tigers, 9-5, on Tuesday at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
Via Yankees.com
20 hours ago

The Yankees lost some lefty power, but does it matter?

The Yankees lost a lot of veterans over the last year, whether to trade, retirement or release. While it has enabled the team to undergo a much-needed youth movement, it also signifies a significant loss in left-handed power. Lefty power isn’t a be-all, end-all. Just look at the 2015-16 Blue Jays and the success they had with Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion...
Via River Avenue Blues
21 hours ago

Holliday's Yankees roots run deep

When Matt Holliday puts on the Yankees pinstripes for the first time in a big league game this year, it will mark the realization of a family dream, one that might have taken place decades ago if not for an even more important development.
Via Yankees.com
23 hours ago

If the Grapefruit season ended today, Yankees would be heading for post-season

Happy winter, continued...Today, Jerry Hall's NY Post sounds a hopeful, if not delusional chorus, bleating that five Yank starters chasing two rotation slots - Adam Warren, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Chad Green and Bryan Mitchell - thus far pose an "embarrassment of riches." Yes, the Yankee crash crew has thrown 10 scoreless innings, striking out six. Add them to the renowned "Big...

WATCH: Tyler Clippard shows off large golf spikes collection

See how big of a golfer Yankees pitcher Tyler Clippard really is in this fun feature with YES Network's Matthew Stucko.
Via YES Network
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Luis Severino makes Didi Gregorius a baseball

Watch Luis Severino makes Didi Gregorius a baseball with YES Network's Matthew Stucko.
Via YES Network
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gleyber Torres' journey to pinstripes

Yankees Access goes inside the life and young career of prospect Gelyber Torres, who was acquired in the Aroldis Chapman deal last July.
Via YES Network
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod on Hall of Fame: “I have a unique situation”

On paper, one could say that, arguably, Alex Rodriguez has had one of the better baseball careers of the last however many years.Of course, there are those pesky steroid allegations (and the one admission) that will, more than likely, keep him out of the Hall of Fame…at least for a little while.And you know what, he would agree.“Everyone’s dream is to end up in the Hall of...
Via Hall of Very Good
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB union head says page turned on Levine spat over Betances

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The head of the baseball players' union says ''that page has been turned'' in the spat regarding New York Yankees President Randy Levine and what he said about reliever Dellin Betances' agents. Levine had called Betances a victim of ''over-the-top demands based on very little sense of reality'' by his representatives at an arbitration hearing on Feb 18. The Yankees...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka prepares for Tuesday start with simulated game

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) New York Yankees scheduled opening-day starter Masahiro Tanaka threw 74 pitches off a bullpen mound and during a simulated game Thursday in preparation for his first spring training appearance next week. The Japanese right-hander threw 30 pitches over two innings against Chase Headley, Brett Gardner and Chris Carter in the simulated game. He gave up a single to...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Yankees Camp Report: Justus Sheffield and Clint Frazier

SNY's Sweeny Murti checks in on New York Yankees top prospects Justus Sheffield and Clint Frazier, who worked out in Tampa on Wednesday.
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alex Rodriguez mentors Yankees, says he's definitely retired

Alex Rodriguez talks about his new role as a mentor for the New York Yankees and their young prospects, and declares that he's officially retired.
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees dramatically increase ticket prices for Derek Jeter Night

The New York Yankees will hold Derek Jeter Night on Mother’s Day, May 14. And if fans want to be the ballpark for the momentous event, it’s going to cost them.The highly anticipated pregame event, where Jeter will have his No. 2 jersey retired and be enshrined in Monument Park, has prompted the Yankees to dramatically inflate ticket prices for the evening tilt against the Houston...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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