BRIAN MCCANN NEWS

Twuz the night before Moncada, and all through the house, not one lone Nascar driver was beating his spouse...

The Redsocks were hung by the chimney, with luck,Hoping Sandoval shows weighing less than a truck...The Yankees were nestled with hope for the spring,That Masahiro Tanaka wouldn't blow out his wing,And Cash, to his A-Rod doll, took pins and stuck it,When the royal Prince Hal raised a hand and yelled "**** IT!""Screw Didi, screw Gardner, screw Headley and Beltran,"Ellsbury, Teixeira...
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5 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!
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9 days ago  |  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...
Via Baseball Essential
13 days ago  |  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...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Catchers with Multiple Position Eligibility

Targeting players that carry multiple position eligibility in your fantasy baseball draft will provide your fake team with flexibility throughout the season. These players are typically helpful in formats that feature two catchers, a corner or middle infield slot and even with relief and starting pitchers. It’s important to note that different sites use different formulas to determine...
Via The Fantasy Fix
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Retro Week continues: Super Prospect Gary Sanchez looks forward to big development in 2014!

This hurts, especially as we rev up our hopes for the rookies - our only true salvation. If they fail, there won't be enough Martin Prados and Chris Capuanos out there to rescue to team at the trade deadline. But last February, we were licking this garbage straight from the Yankee trowel.  LAKELAND, Fla. -- Gary Sanchez, the Yankees' top prospect, was at his home in the Dominican...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball Catchers Rankings

Catchers are like the TE of fantasy baseball. They have the elites, who will require a draft pick probably higher than their actual value, but separates your from the rest of the pack.  Last season Carlos Santana and Jonathan Lucroy were the only backstops to score 600+ fantasy points, according to our scoring system. Buster Posey put up 583.  Eight catchers had between 400...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees from 2014 to 2015: Position by Position

Finishing 2014 with an 84-78 record meant a distant second place in the American League East for the Yankees. It also meant four games back from playing in a one game playoff which produced a team who would finish two runs from a World Series title. While four games is surely not a death sentence, New York would have to pass a minimum of three teams this season to make it happen...
Via Baseball News Source
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Bullpen:- The Best In Baseball?

Jacoby Ellsbury #22 of the New York Yankees celebrates their 9-3 win against the Boston Red Sox with teammates Brian McCann #34 and Dellin Betances #68 during the game at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) With the 2015 major league baseball season fast approaching, a different feeling in the air surrounds the New York Yankees. Besides an...
Via The Sports Journal
January 11, 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...
Via Baseball Professor
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...
Via The Sports Post
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...
Via Baseball Essential
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...
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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...
Via Lady At The Bat
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...
Via Lady At The Bat
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

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
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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, analysts should ignore...
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September 13, 2014  |  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
September 11, 2014  |  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 off...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2014  |  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 remaining...
Via Lady At The Bat
September 04, 2014  |  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. ''It's just...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2014  |  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...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

A sad old team, going nowhere, waiting to die

Last night, the rusted Yankee pipe-wrench known as Brian McCann homered in the ninth inning, cutting the Redsocks' lead to five. As he bulldogged around the bases, McCann looked embarrassed, like the dad who comes home puking drunk at 1 a.m., and wakes his kids to give them candy bars. Alfonso used to call them "A-Rod homers" - blast that pad personal numbers, but have no effect...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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