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Should we even bother hate Boston or Buck Showalter any more?

The Redsocks treated Jeter so nicely that I'm not sure it's worth wasting valuable bile on them next year.Same with Showalter: He could have walked Jeter in that final Yankee Stadium game. There was one out, a man on second, and the human GIDP known as Brian McCann following Jeter in the order. A lot of managers would have told his pitcher to put Jeter on base. Buck didn...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

End of Season Fantasy Baseball Catcher Rankings

Jonathan Lucroy was the real Catcher MVP this season.  Carlos Santana played more 1B, than 3B, which is the position he was supposed to shift too at the start of the season.  His position changed opened up playing time for Yan Gomes who hit 21 home runs and hit .278 to finish 4th* among catchers. Brian McCann hit 23 home runs as a member of the Yankees, but his .286 OBP was...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter Finishes Career With Third-Inning RBI Single Vs. Red Sox (Video)

BOSTON — Derek Jeter has reached the end of the line. Jeter, playing in his final major league game, was lifted for pinch runner Brian McCann after reaching on an infield single against Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz in the third inning Sunday, bringing his storied, 19-year career to a close. Your browser does not support iframes. Jeter’s base hit scored Ichiro Suzuki from third...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: New York Yankees

The Yankees decided to thumb their nose at the luxury tax last winter, returning to their big-spending ways with a huge free agent shopping spree. Unfortunately, the result was the same — they missed the playoffs. While they’ll at least finish with another winning season, it’s all about the championships in New York, and it’s the first time since 1992-1993 they’ve missed...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: New York Yankees

The Yankees decided to thumb their nose at the luxury tax last winter, returning to their big-spending ways with a huge free agent shopping spree. Unfortunately, the result was the same — they missed the playoffs. While they’ll at least finish with another winning season, it’s all about the championships in New York, and it’s the first time since 1992-1993 they’ve missed...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  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...
Via Lady At The Bat
6 days ago  |  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...
Via Lady At The Bat
7 days ago  |  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...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
9 days ago  |  Discuss

In honor of today's Scottish Independence vote, the all-time Top 10 McYankees

The McTop McTen McYankees1. Joe McCarthy2. Gil McDougald3. Jack McDowell4. Lindy McDaniel5. Sam McDowell6. Brian McCann7. Brendan McCarthy8. Lance McCullers9. Rich McKinney10. Casey McGehee
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 151 lineup: 9/17/14

The Yankees will finish their series against the Rays tonight as Derek Jeter says farewell to The Trop. Brandon McCarthy gets the ball against Alex Cobb. First baseman Mark Teixeira is back in the lineup after resting his surgically repaired wrist last night. New York Yankees (76-74) Jacoby Ellsbury DH Derek Jeter SS Brian McCann C Mark Teixeira 1B Chris Young LF Brett Gardner CF...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Shifting Infield Alignment A Potential View Of The Future

Brian McCann at 1B, Francisco Cervelli behind the plate and Mark Teixeira sitting forlornly on the bench with an ailment of some kind. That was the defensive alignment for the New York Yankees on Tuesday night and it just might be the situation for the remainder of the season as manager Joe Girardi acknowledged that he doesn’t know when Teixeira will be back.It’s also a possible...
Via Lady At The Bat
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 148: Cannot close out the finale

New York Yankees 2 — Baltimore Orioles 3 A pair of former Yankees come through in the ninth to break hearts again. Hiroki Kuroda took the mound looking to keep the slimmest of hopes alive for the Yankees. After a very easy first inning, the Yankees offense would have a flash of power. Against Chris Tillman, Martin Prado would hit a home run just out of the reach of Alejandro De...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
16 days ago  |  1 Comment

00000000001000000000... a lot of zeros on the 2014 Yankees

Let the record show that the 2014 Yankees - of the Incontinent Empire - didn't even make it to mid-September for playing meaningful games. Our "post-reason" race, even with the phony one-day wild card, ended before Monday's third-quarter moon. Last year, they at least made it to the final weekend. At this rate, in 2015, we'll be free on Labor Day.From now on...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Back in March, the NY Post's George King had it right about the 2014 Yankees

It's been months since the Yankees offered fans anything beyond the Jeter farewell tour and acid-reflux. And I'm tired of sportswriters/announcers/YES men who serve as Yankee-brass enablers. (For now, let's leave John and Suzyn out of this.) From day one, the 2014 Yankees looked hopelessly out of whack. So let's see what people said back when it might have mattered...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Sherman's uncanny predictions last March for the 2014 Yankees

Damn, with the exception of A-Rod doning tights, he got it right. Sherman said he couldn't decide whether the Yankees were a first or fourth place team, because the starting pitchers had huge upside and deep, dark downsides. Then he added this...Don’t be surprised if … (Yankees edition)• After all the talk that Yankee Stadium is perfect for his power stroke, Brian McCann...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

While McCann Deserves A Pass, Other Yankees Derserve Anything But

Fans were given another tease last night, as the Yankees came from behind to beat the Rays by a score of 8-5. Actually, there was more than one tease, including one from Brian McCann. McCann went 2-3 with three RBIs, including a home run.  Seeing performances like this from him so late in the season is beyond frustrating.In spite of the frustration, I am willing to say this: We...
Via Lady At The Bat
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees overcome early deficit, Brian McCann, Chris Young and bullpen spark 8-5 win over Rays

Will the Yankees’ biggest comeback victory of the season be the one that sparks an epic September comeback? That’s what the Bombers are hoping after their 8-5 win over the Rays Wednesday night at the Stadium, one that saw the Yankees overcome a deficit of four or more runs for the first time all year. “Just to see our team come back, we could have easily have just crawled...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays jump on Yankees in first inning but fall 8-5 in New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark Teixeira made up for a botched foul pop in the Rays' four-run first inning with a go-ahead triple in the fifth, Brian McCann homered and drove in three runs, and the New York Yankees used their biggest comeback of the season to beat Tampa Bay 8-5 Wednesday night. The Yankees entered 5 1/2 games out of a playoff spot with 20 remaining, and they did not get...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays jump on Yankees in first inning but fall 8-5 in New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark Teixeira made up for a botched foul pop in the Rays' four-run first inning with a go-ahead triple in the fifth, Brian McCann homered and drove in three runs, and the New York Yankees used their biggest comeback of the season to beat Tampa Bay 8-5 Wednesday night. The Yankees entered 5 1/2 games out of a playoff spot with 20 remaining, and they did not get...
Via Fox Sports Florida
20 days ago  |  Discuss

McCann, Teixeira rally Yankees past Rays 8-5

NEW YORK (AP) Mark Teixeira made up for a botched foul pop in the Rays' four-run first inning with a go-ahead triple in the fifth, Brian McCann homered and drove in three runs, and the New York Yankees used their biggest comeback of the season to beat Tampa Bay 8-5 Wednesday night. The Yankees entered 5 1/2 games out of a playoff spot with 20 remaining, and they did not get...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

As the New York Yankees spiral out of the postseason race, how about we play some Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda where it concerns a few of their offseason moves?Move #1The most puzzling to me was the signing of Carlos Beltran. Yes, he had some nice seasons in St. Louis, but a three-year deal bringing him to his age-39 season seemed less than optimal at $45 million. Plus his signing cost...
Via The Baseball Stance & Beyond
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian McCann starting to show he’s worth the money

It was back at the end of June and Brian McCann, the seven-time All-Star with the Braves who signed a five-year, $85 million free-agent deal with the Yankees, summed up his offensive season in one word. “Horrible,” McCann said. No one would have argued back then. Now? Well, you would get a real and valid debate. McCann tied his career high with four hits —including his 17th...
Via Pro Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Stop Blaming Kevin Long For Yankees' Offensive Struggles

With the season on the line for the New York Yankees, Brian McCann has finally shown up for work.  In his last two games (including a 4-4 game against the Red Sox last night), he has gone 6-8 with two home runs and four RBIs.While it's easy to be happy for McCann, it's even easier to be angry, both with him and the New York Yankees in general. After all, with so few games...
Via Lady At The Bat
27 days ago  |  Discuss

McCann gets 4 hits, Yanks top Red Sox to end skid

NEW YORK (AP) Brian McCann will have all winter to figure out what went wrong in his first year with the New York Yankees. In the meantime, he's trying to help them make a late push to reach the playoffs. McCann homered among his career high-tying four hits and the Yankees bounced back to end a three-game losing streak, beating the Boston Red Sox 5-1 Wednesday night. '&...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 137: Kuroda, McCann strong in win

Boston Red Sox 1 — New York Yankees 5 Hiroki Kuroda was very strong as the Yankees continue their hunt for October baseball. After Kuroda pitched a 1-2-3 first inning, Derek Jeter hit a one-out single against Red Sox starter Anthony Ranaudo. Brett Gardner would bunt to get on base. Derek Jeter would attempt a steal of third as Ranaudo did not pay attention to him but Brett Gardner...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss
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