Spring training game 26 lineup: 3/27/15

Michael Pineda will get the start against the Phillies today, as the Yankees travel to nearby Clearwater. With spring training beginning to wind down, the Yankees are trotting out more of their regulars on the road. Fingers crossed everyone stays healthy.New York Yankees (13-11-1)Brett Gardner LFChase Headley 3BCarlos Beltran RFMark Teixeira 1BBrian McCann CAlex Rodriguez DHStephen...
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2 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...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees recreate classic scene from 'The Sandlot'

By Darren HartwellLet’s face it: If you’re not a young player fighting for a roster spot, MLB Spring Training can be a bit tedious at times.The New York Yankees have one of the oldest rosters in the league, so they’re certainly aware of that fact. Fortunately, they’ve found a pretty awesome way to pass the time.A few members of the Bronx Bombers recently decided to pay tribute...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yankees players recreate 'The Sandlot'

Well this is pretty amazing. A handful of the 2015 New York Yankees recreated one of the most iconic scenes in the classic movie "The Sandlot." Are we 100% positive that Ham Porter didn't grow up to be Brian McCann? The resemblance is UnCanny (sorry).
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training game 23 lineup: 3/24/15

The Yankees are home to take on the Tigers tonight from George M. Steinbrenner Field. Esmil Rogers hopes to bounce back from his last start and make a claim for the fifth rotation spot, which is still up for grabs.New  York Yankees (12-9-1)Brett Gardner CFChase Headley 3BCarlos Beltran RFMark Teixeira 1BBrian McCann CAlex Rodriguez DHStephen Drew 2BChris Young LFDidi Gregorius...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

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,...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 22: Young goes deep twice

New York Yankees 6 — Washington Nationals 7The New York Yankees went to visit the Washington Nationals in today’s spring training game. The Yankees got on the board first against Doug Fister in the third inning. Rob Refsnyder led off the inning with a double and with two ground outs; Refsnyder would come around to score. Chris Young would get on base the painful way, with a breaking...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training game 20 lineup: 3/21/15

As Jesus Montero embarks on his season which will start in Triple-A, Michael Pineda will start against the Astros this afternoon from George M. Steinbrenner field in Tampa. The 26 year-old has had a sparkling spring so far, giving up just one hit in 5 IP over two starts. With Austin Romine out of options to begin this season, the Yankees will showcase him at the DH spot today.New...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 17: Drew, McCann hit home runs

New York Yankees 12 — Atlanta Braves 5Masahiro Tanaka made his second start of the spring and continues to be effective. In the first inning, Tanaka generated a ground out with a pair of strikeouts, one looking and one swinging. In the second inning, Tanaka did give up a one-out single but responded with a double play. After a scoreless third inning, he would get two more outs...
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Spring Training game 17 lineup: 3/18/15

The Yankees are in Orlando to play the Braves tonight. Masahiro Tanaka will take the ball in what will be his second start of the spring. Andrew Bailey is scheduled to pitch in relief; it will be his first appearance in a game in almost 20 months.New York Yankees (9-6-1)Brett Gardner CFChase Headley 3BBrian McCann CMark Teixeira DHGarrett Jones 1BStephen Drew 2BChris Young RFDidi...
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Spring Training game 12 lineup: 3/13/15

The Yankees travel down to Fort Myers, Fla. tonight to take on the rival Boston Red Sox. Adam Warren gets the start, and has a pretty good chance to win the fifth rotation spot since Chris Capuano went down with a quad injury. New York will get a look at one of the newest members of the Red Sox, New Jersey native Rick Porcello.New York Yankees (6-4-1)Ramon Flores RFChris Young CFGarrett...
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Are the New York Yankees in Need of a Big Bat?

Tyler Austin #79 of the New York Yankees steps on home plate after hitting a home run in the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field on March 5, 2015 in Bradenton, Florida. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images)   In 2014 the Yankees expected to have a few guys in the middle of their lineup with big bats to give the offense the jolt it needed to get started...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankee 2015 colonoscopy continues: There's always a catch

First, a confession: I like Brian McCann. He's a chunk, a lugnut, a goober. He plays hard. He looks mean. He shaves his head, even though he's bald. He got hot last July and showed why we are paying him so much money. Of last year's three free agents, he's the keeper. (The trouble with Ellsbury: Seven years.) Last month, McCann said something that should be digested as...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Yankees Final 25 Man Roster

Catcher: View image | Brian McCann McCann will serve as the everyday Catcher.  Hopefully, we will see a spike in his average this season, after he posted a disappointing .234 average last season.  Luckily, his power was still there, as the Yankees will need it with a not-so-powerful lineup heading into this season. Austin Romine Romine hasn’t been what...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Camp is opening: Let's congratulate Brian McCann, the 2014 Yankee HR champ... with 23!

Top Five 2014 Yankee Home Run Kings MCCANN 23 Teixeira 22 Gardner 17 Ellsbury 16 Beltran 15 Congratulations, Yankee sluggers!
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

New York’s Battle: Mets Vs. Yankees: Position By Position

The question going into the 2015 season around New York is which team is going to have the better season. Is it the young Mets who every year seem to have higher expectations but fail to reach them? Or is it the old Yankees who everyone is doubting because of their track record of injuries. So, let’s go position by position to see which team will run New York this summer. Catcher...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Clip and save: Brian McCann says he plans to hit to the opposite field this year

How Yankees tried to beat the over-shift last year.For the record: The disease of the 2014 Yankees was not pitching, fielding or charging too low for tickets. The Bronx Bombers simply had nobody who knew how to drive in a run. The team RBI leader was Brian McCann. He had 75.That's no misprint. The Yankee team leader had 75 - seventyfukkinfive - RBIs.In other words, we created a new...
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #176: Brian McCann | C/1B | NYY

Brian McCann is a sellout — for power, that is. Since McCann broke into the league in 2005, he’s caught 9,709.1 innings. That’s the third-most in the league over that span behind Yadier Molina (10,533) and A.J. Pierzynski (10,437). But unlike Molina, McCann’s offense hasn’t gotten better with age. In his early years (2005-2008) McCann regularly had 11-13% strikeout rates...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Can’t Buy Me Championships

It’s been a long-running thought in sports—particularly baseball—that the team with the most money always wins it all. While we know that’s not entirely true, those that spend freely and carelessly on talented players should be able to compete on a yearly basis. However, this wasn’t the case for the New York Yankees in 2014. Despite committing hundreds of millions of...
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December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the Yankees see light at the end of the tunnel?

The last two years were certainly a struggle for the New York Yankees. In 2013, the Bronx Bombers finished with a record of 85-77, placing them tied for third place in the American League East. This past year, the Yanks finished  84-78, placing them second place in the east. From the past two years, we see that the Yankees have had decent records but it wasn’t enough to make the...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN has hilarious tagline regarding 3 underachieving Yankees

Jason Whitney ESPN New York didn’t beat around the bush when labeling Mark Teixeira, Brian McCann and of course, Alex Rodriguez. The popular sports website put a hilarious tagline on the three overpaid and underachieving New York Yankees. “The Three Stooges,” was the tagline ESPN New York placed on the three Yankees players and it couldn’t be more […] Sports-Kings - The...
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz? Of course! Why didn't we think of that?

Nick Carfardo, one of the Globe's gaggle of go-to Gammonites, says Prince Hal and Bathhouse Brian will be hot into the bidding war for Nelson Cruz, based on his 2014 contract season numbers and the fact that he is one of the few free agents old enough to remember Fawn Hall and Ollie North's shredding parties.Cruz would be a perfect fit for the Yankees next year because:1. He'll be...
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Eliminated: More Painful This Year Than Last Year

When the 2014 Yankees season began, not making the playoffs for the second straight year was the furthest thing from my mind. After all, this was a team that had won 85 games in 2013 with journeymen like Jayson Nix and farmhands like Zoilo Almonte.  Now, with such additions as Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury, it seemed a shoe-in that they would surpass that mark and return to...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Requests for Girardi With Yankees Tragic Number Down To One

With a “tragic number” of one game, the Yankees are in a bad situation. They would need the miracle of miracles to make the playoffs at this point. The New York Yankees will soon be in a position they haven’t been in for almost 20 years: missing the post-season in back to back years.Between that fact and having to say goodbye to Derek Jeter (at Fenway Park no less), it is going...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 155: McCann muscles up for Tanaka

Toronto Blue Jays 2 — New York Yankees 5 The return of Masahiro Tanaka featured franchise history. In his first start since July 8, the Blue Jays greeted Masahiro Tanaka with a pair of singles from Jose Reyes and Jose Bautista. Tanaka would return to his typical work and minimized the damage of this inning. He would generate a double play from Edwin Encarnacion and struck out Dioner...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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