Cesar Cabral designated for assignment by Yankees after rough night on the mound

Yankees left-hander Cesar Cabral had an eventful Friday night. And not in a good way. Cabral faced six batters in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Rays last night and failed to retire any of them. After replacing Adam Warren, he gave up a single to Ben Zobrist before throwing a wild pitch and giving up an RBI single to Brandon Guyer. He then Evan Longoria and James Loney...
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I Call For A Congressional Investigation !

I know that I did everything the same.I sautéed up the same raw cashews in the same devil mixture.  I drank the same Crown Royal cocktails with a twist.  I used the same, store bought ice. I even wore the same clothes.And we were "trippin."  This was one of the smoothest repeat wins we would enjoy all year.The Yanks blasted out a four run lead and the world looked like...
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Yankees Game 17: Late game collapse

(Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images) New York Yankees 5 — Tampa Bay Rays 11 With five wins in a row, the Yankees turned to the veteran righty, Hiroki Kuroda, to keep the streak going against the Tampa Bay Rays. Through the first three innings, everything was going the Yankees way. In the second and third inning, Hiroki Kuroda would induce two double plays to keep the Rays off...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

OJTB: Dominant Pitching Leads Yankees to Doubleheader Sweep of Cubs

A recap of Wednesday’s second game is followed by notes highlighting the first game of the doubleheader as well as general series notes. Image: NYDN With the tying runs in scoring position and two outs in the ninth inning in the nightcap of Wednesday’s doubleheader between the Yankees and Cubs, RHP Adam Warren had to buckle down to preserve New York’s 2-0 lead. He did. Warren...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

An "UP" Day

This was the best weather day in about 4 decades and I, happily, spent it at the track listening to John and Suzyn and drinking Juleps.I was glad to see the home run outbursts from McCann, Sori, and the major dingers by Beltran and Johnson.  Almost immediately after Johnson hit his into the black, a comment was relayed to us about "Tex's plans to return in Florida, around...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Post Mortem:09-April-2014: Yankees lose heartbreaker in the ninth

p> Starting Pitching: Masahiro Tanaka had another great outing. It could be argued that he only threw one bad pitch; a 1-0 slider which was crushed for a three run home run in the top of the second. Also showed himself able to pitch himself out of trouble. Tanaka's final line was 7/0 innings (101 pitches with 71 strikes) 3 runs on seven hits ( one home run) striking...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Post Mortem: 07-April-2014: Baltimore Game 1: Kuroda strong as Yanks win on opening day in the Bronx

The core 4 reunite for the first pitch of 2014 in Yankee Stadium. Starting Pitching: Hiroki Kuroda had another strong outing: going 6.1 innings on 92 pitches ( 56 strikes) giving up 2 runs on eight hits; striking out 4. Bullpen Pitching: Joe used Matt Thornton (3rd hold) and Davis Phelps (first hold) to get the last two outs of the seventh. Adam Warren (third hold...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

One Thing We Never Counted On….

Tex on DL = thumb goneRobbie on DL = index goneOnly three DL patients remain, although there is a second hand somewhere.So on to Mr. Duque's question about the next closer;1.  You need a guy who can strike people out.2.  You need a guy who is cool under pressure.3.  You need a guy who has impeccable command.Vidal may be the man, although he mortally wounded his chances the...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Post Mortem: 03-April-2014: Houston Game 3: Yanks avoid sweep with better offense and timely defense

Starting Pitching: Ivan Nova did not have his best stuff in this game. But it was good enough. He threw 88 pitches with 47 strikes; having just one strike out. Nova gave up six hits (one double) along with 5 walks over 5.2 inning. The defense came to the rescue with four double plays to get Nova out of various jams. Bullpen Pitching: Adam Warren did a a good job; pitching...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2014 Yankees Rotation: The "Five A's" Look Ready To Go

The "Five A's."  I'll have to come up with a better name eventually but, right now that's the best I can do.  It's certainly better than the "Quintuple As," which is what I came up with first, and then realized it probably reminds everyone of quadruple A players. In case you're wondering what I'm referring to (but, I'm sure you'...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring training game 29: 3/25/14

Brian McCann and the Yankees take on the Phillies (Corey Sipkin/New York Daily News) The Yankees will take on the Phillies from George M. Steinbrenner Field tonight as spring training begins to wind down. Earlier today, manager Joe Girardi announced that Michael Pineda will be the team’s fifth starter – ending a highly competitive battle that lasted all of camp. David Phelps...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Starting rotation all but set

(Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) As spring training winds down to it’s final week, manager Joe Girardi has announced the starters for the opening series against the Houston Astros. CC Sabathia will get his sixth straight opening day start for the Yanks, with Hiroki Kuroda and Ivan Nova following him. This means we’ll get to see Masahiro Tanaka make his debut against the Blue Jays...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees: You choose the fifth starter competition winner

Joe Girardi will announce the 2014 Yankees fifth starter this Tuesday. Jorge Castillo of The Star-Ledger reported that this coming Tuesday, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi will announce the winner of the fifth-starter competition. This seemingly annual contest is having its most exciting and competitive Spring Training in years. As David Phelps, Michael Pineda, Vidal Nuno, and...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Optimism alert (I will disavow this later): The Yankees have too much pitching, pitching, pitching

In recent years, whenever the Yankees crow about their abundance of pitchers, we are soon treated to a start by Wally Whitehurst. There's something about having six starters that sends Scranton-Wilkes Barre to Defcon 1, and causes everybody's hammy to snap like a garter belt. So what should we make of the current Yankee avalanche of hope: Eight starters? Eight.Yes, eight...
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Why is it that whenever I hear the phrase "possible catastrophic event," I think not of Flight 370 but of the Yankee pitching rotation?

Lately, like all of you, I've been working to solve the mystery of Flight 370. (Right now, I'm thinking "self-replicating human clone spores;" that's all I'm allowed to say.) Of course, a few big-mouth know-it-alls still cling to the non-supernatural explanations. Pheh. If this isn't a Bond Super-villain, I haven't been watching TV for 50...
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Waiting for the Yankees to visit the flea market

Ahhhh, Florida... The Beaches! The leaf blowers! The Stand Your Ground shootings! And most of all... yes, snowbirds...  the flea markets! Oh, yes. Wouldn't you like some knock-off Tervis Tumblers? Or glass-etching decals of Jesus? Beyond your first trip to the Hooters, no image will explode into the area behind your sinus like that entrance to the flea market. Last week...
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Pitching Prospects: 2014 Fantasy Baseball Analysis

In the past few days, we’ve looked at all the top hitting prospects for the Yankees. Now we take a look at some of their pitching prospects.   Adam Warren Talent: 6, Opportunity: 7 2013 Stats: 77 IP, 2 W, 3.39 ERA, 1.429 WHIP, 64 K Although he pitched quite well in his two spot [...]
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Spring Training Game 9: Gardner drives in two in loss

New York Yankees 4 — Tampa Bay Rays 5 The Yankees got on the board early in the first inning. Eduardo Nunez and Ichiro Suzuki would hit singles and score following a Russ Canzler single and Kelly Johnson ground out. Adam Warren, competing for the fifth spot in the rotation, had a rough opening to his start when Ben Zobrist took the righty deep for a solo home run. Warren would...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Spring training game 9 lineup: 3/5/14

The Yankees are in Port Charlotte to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. Brett Gardner and Kelly Johnson are the only regulars making the trip. Adam Warren gets the start. New York Yankees Brett Gardner LF Eduardo Nunez 2B Ichiro Suzuki CF Russ Canzler 1B Kelly Johnson 3B Yangervis Solarte SS Austin Romine C Zoilo Almonte RF Jon Ryan Murphy DH Adam Warren RHP Game time: 1:05 pm EST
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pineda starts slow in race for spot in Yankees’ rotation

Three of the four arms in the race for the fifth spot in Joe Girardi’s rotation have left the gate. However, the one with the most upside hasn’t moved out of the barn. Say hello to Michael Pineda, who hasn’t faced big league hitters in two years thanks to shoulder surgery and has watched David Phelps and Adam Warren start games this spring for the Yankees while he toils in...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees: Pineda over Phelps pretty please

The New York Yankees, like many other ball clubs, are holding a Spring Training competition for the 5th rotation spot. The battle is between David Phelps, Michael Pineda, Vidal Nuno and Adam Warren. Manny Banuelos, a once top pitching prospect who had Tommy John surgery in 2012 is going to start the season in Triple […]The post Yankees: Pineda over Phelps pretty please appeared...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Spring Training Game 4: Homer happy win

New York Yankees 7 — Detroit Tigers 4 Facing Cy Young award winner, Max Scherzer, catcher Brian McCann hit his first Yankees home run, a solo blast to right field in the second inning. While the catcher of today is doing well, the potential catcher of the future gave the Yankees fans a taste of what he brings to the franchise. Gary Sanchez hit a solo home run to left field to give...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 4 lineup: 2/28/14

The Yankees are in Lakeland, Fla., today to take on the Detroit Tigers in more Grapefruit League action. Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer will get the start against Adam Warren, who is competing for the fifth spot in the rotation. New York Yankees Jacoby Ellsbury CF Eduardo Nunez 3B Carlos Beltran RF Brian McCann C Zoilo Almonte LF Russ Canzler 1B Brendan Ryan SS Dean...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Minor League Preview: New York Yankees

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2013 (11) | 2012 (6) | 2011 (5) | 2010 (22) | 2009 (15) 2013 Affiliate Records MLB: [85-77] AL East AAA: [68-76] International League – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre AA: [74-67] Eastern League – Trenton A+: [58-78] Florida State League – Tampa A: [75-63] South Atlantic League – Charleston A(ss):  [34-41] New York-Penn League ...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees’ David Phelps prefers rotation to bullpen role

David Phelps will be in the battle for the fifth spot in the Yankees rotation with the likes of Michael Pineda, Adam Warren and Vidal Nuno — which is exactly where he wants to be. “I would love to be a starter,” the right-hander said Wednesday at the team’s minor league facility. “I think I’m capable, but I will do anything they want me to do to help this team win another...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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