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10 Random Thoughts For the #Yankees Stretch Run, by @nyypete

Heading to the stretch run can anybody make any sense of this team? Consider: 1. The Yankees have stolen eight bases in 12 attempts since the all star break. Rickey Henderson used to do that in one weekend series. Stolen bases are only the tip of the iceberg. When bats get heavy as the season rolls along and Earl Weaver's favorite offense, the three run home run, comes to a screeching...
Via Lady At The Bat
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter rickrolled readers in debut Players’ Tribune post

One of Derek Jeter’s first of many post-retirement endeavors was to unveil The Players’ Tribune, a website which has the stated goal of allowing athletes to express themselves freely, unfettered and unedited (well, save for just a tinge — or a lot — of editing, apparently). The so-called editorial freedom has attracted the likes of Russell Wilson, Blake Griffin and Kevin...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees lacking energy during playoff race?

New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner told reporters Wednesday that he feels the club is lacking energy of late, more specifically saying the team was “kind of flat” in Tuesday and Wednesday’s defeats at the hands of AL West leading Houston. If there is one thing that makes me want to pull my hair out, it’s professional athletes saying they do not possess drive. I get...
Via Yankees Unscripted
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Craig Carton wants to know why the hell Joe Girardi pinch hit Mark Teixeira yesterday

Boomer and Carton talk about the Yankees and if Manager Joe Girardi is making the right calls in pivotal late season situations. Craig wants to know why the hell New York manager Joe Girardi pinch hit Mark Teixeira yesterday with 2 outs in the 9th.Teixeira does three things: He hits HRs, spits, and misses games. Perhaps this was a growingly annoyed Joe 'Ummm' Girardi sending a message...
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Isn't it time for Brian (Fredo) Cashman to grow the bleep up?

Last October, after the Yankees announced that Brian (Fredo) Cashman would be coming back as general manager, I made a conscious choice that I had to pull back on my "Cashman must go" narrative in Subway Squawkers. Not only was my anti-Cashman rhetoric futile, but all of the negativity was getting me down. Since then, I have made a conscious choice to have more positive things in...
Via Subway Squawkers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts On The Problems With The Yankees Offense

The last seven games for the New York Yankees felt a lot like the last two seasons for the New York Yankees. Especially the 2014 season, when their offense was consistently non-existent. Surely this sounds familiar: A lineup that keeps failing to get hits with RISP. An injured Mark Teixeira taking too long to heal. (I guess that no-fun diet can't do everything.) Alex Rodriguez...
Via Lady At The Bat
1 day ago  |  Discuss

RHP Michael Pineda returns to Yankees, starts vs Astros

NEW YORK (AP) Right-hander Michael Pineda has returned to the New York Yankees after nearly a month on the disabled list and set to start against Houston. The Yankees made the move before Wednesday's series finale against the AL West-leading Astros. Pineda had been out since July 30 because of a strained right forearm. He made two rehabilitation starts in the minors before rejoining...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees’ stagnant offense puts pressure on fragile rotation

Through most of the first four months of the season, the New York Yankees offense was one of the high-points of the club. They were second in the league in scoring and fairly consistent. The production was typically spread throughout a majority of the lineup; just about everyone helped produce runs at some point. But, once August came around, the offense has been sputtering more...
Via Yankees Unscripted
2 days ago  |  Discuss

President Obama claims Derek Jeter hustled him on golf course

Everyone knows how much President Obama loves his golf — and that includes Derek Jeter. The five-time World Series champion, who was known for his extraordinary hustle on the diamond, apparently brought that same killer instinct to a golf course in Nevada last November when he met the leader of the free world for a friendly round of golf. Only it wasn't that friendly, if you...
Via The Other Paper
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Having taken their victory lap, the self-congratulatory Yankees have a month left to toast this ongoing disastrous season

In case you missed it, Sports Illustrated this week gives Brian Cashman a 2,000-word foot massage, barely a paragraph shy of a romp at the Airport Ramada. The upshot: Cashman is now a Yankee god, an icon comparable to Ruth and Gehrig, his bald head is bulletproof, and the 2015 Yankees stand as testimonial to his competence... this, as they plummet headlong into The Abyss.Yes...

WATCH: Carlos Gomez jaws with Yankees after bat toss

Carlos Gomez rubs a lot of people the wrong way. On Tuesday, he rubbed some members of the Yankees wrong when he popped up in the sixth inning of a 9-0 game and angrily flipped his bat. Gomez came up an inning later with the Astros’ lead extended to 12-0, and he launched a three-run homer off of Chris Capuano. And just to top things off, in the bottom half of the seventh...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Obama says Derek Jeter once hustled him on golf course

Derek Jeter is presumably good at a lot of things, including golf. Unfortunately, no one told the president of the United States about that. President Barack Obama was in Las Vegas on Monday where he spoke at a fundraiser at the home of Las Vegas Sun owner Brian Greenspun. While speaking, Obama recalled a previous trip to Vegas in which he hung out with Greenspun and New York Yankees...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Eovaldi Poised To Lead Yankees Rotation Into Postseason

Put another star in the notebook of Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild. His latest reclamation project has been a success. This season, Nathan Eovaldi is 13-2 with a 4.00 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP. Last night he got a no decision after throwing eight scoreless innings, giving up only four hits, walking three and striking out seven. Oh, and he is also undefeated at Yankee Stadium...
Via Lady At The Bat
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Eovaldi: No Fastball is Too Big To Hide

For his career, Nathan Eovaldi has a below-average strikeout rate. He’s been a little bit worse than league average by ERA, and a little bit better than league average by FIP, but even average is a strange outcome for a guy with a top-ten fastball by velocity. Take a look at how much of an outlier Eovaldi is in graphical form. That’s him highlighted, against all starters that...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dear Mr. Sabathia, If you return this year, it must be as a power lefty out of the bullpen

Dear Madam or Sir,Last night, I had this bizarre dream...It's early October, the Bud Selig Memorial One Game Maximization of Profits Wild Card... and the Yankees are playing the Angels - in California, of course. It's the bottom of the seventh. We lead by one, but the Winged Wonders have loaded the bases for Trout and Pujols. Across the Yankiverse, hope has turned to liberal dosages...

Yankees retire Pettitte's No. 46 in pregame ceremony

NEW YORK -- Andy Pettitte had his No. 46 retired by the Yankees on Sunday, one day after longtime teammate Jorge Posada was honored by New York. Known for his intensity as a pitcher, Pettitte was visibly emotional as the team unveiled his plaque in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium during a pregame ceremony. Pettitte made a nearly 12-minute speech and talked about his first experience...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Cashman told Derek Jeter in 2010 he preferred Troy Tulowitzki

Long before Derek Jeter retired after the 2014 MLB season, he was in a heated contract dispute with the New York Yankees. At the time, team GM Brian Cashman was playing hardball, not wanting to pay big money to a declining star with limited defensive range. He spared no emotions during the negotiations and even told the Yankees captain that he would rather have Troy Tulowitzki at...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana: Yankees Stadium ‘a joke’ following rough outing

Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin Santana isn’t fond of Yankees Stadium after Greg Bird blasted two home runs off him in Wednesday’s game. To be fair, Santana did give Bird credit for one of the dingers, but he staunchly believes the second was due solely to the layout of the stadium. “The other one was a very good pitch, out and way, and he just hit it very good. I know,...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What we think about, when we think about Dustin Ackley

One of these days, Dustin Ackley - the 1B-OF who came over in Cashman's trade deadline deal-making ibogaine-delirium, and who was supposed to replace Garrett Jones, "the glove of stones," but who suddenly reported back problems, which the honest-as-the-day-is-long Seattle Mariners brain trust knew ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about, when they dealt his ass like a basket of peach pits...

A-Rod's 25th career grand slam earns him new nickname

The season that Alex Rodriguez is piecing together is nothing short of magical. Sure, there have been seasons with more astronomically high numbers than the 25 home runs and 67 RBIs that A-Rod has tallied through 118 games. But it’s Rodriguez’s recent struggles that make this season eye-popping. Rodriguez missed all of last season with suspension handed down by Major League...
Via Gamedayr
9 days ago  |  Discuss

CC Sabathia on Toronto bar incident: ‘I just flipped out’

    New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia was caught on camera over the weekend being restrained by a friend when a fight broke out outside a nightclub in Toronto. On Monday, the lefthander admitted that his reaction was not a good look. “I just flipped out, you know. I could have handled it better,” Sabathia told reporters, according to The Associated Press. “Made a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sabathia nearly involved in Toronto bar brawl

    New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia nearly found himself at the center of a fight outside a bar in Toronto over the weekend. According to TMZ, a huge brawl broke out outside EFS Nightclub early Saturday morning after the Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays. A video allegedly shows Sabathia being restrained and forced into a car by a friend so that he stayed out of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees relent, will celebrate A-Rod's 3,000th hit

The New York Yankees have announced the team will honor Alex Rodriguez accomplishing the remarkable feat of amassing 3,000 career hits earlier this season during a pre-game ceremony at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 13. The Yankees earlier this season appeared reluctant to say the least over acknowledging, much less celebrating, any milestones  A-Rod achieved this season. The team and...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Girardi sympathizes with Bowles in wake of Geno fiasco

Putting out fires, repairing rifts between players and mediating beefs while attempting to maintain some semblance of order in a clubhouse or locker room are just a few of the many responsibilities tasked to a manager or head coach. This is why New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi feels for New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles and the nightmarish scenario he will be forced to navigate...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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