Dear Mr. Steinbrenner, When pondering the Yankee future, here's a phrase to consider: REBUILDING YEAR

Dear Madam or Sir,I won't whine about 2014. Nope. What's done is done. You won't hear a mean-spirited verb from me. Instead, I'm thinking of the future: 2016.Follow my advice, and you shall again prance the light fantastic in your kinky boots along the Canyon of Heroes... but not next year. Think the place behind the pines... the year after next.Here is my 10-step...
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Is There a Concussion Hangover?

Concussions are a hot topic in sports and baseball is no exception. This past weekend I attended annual the Saber Seminar in my hometown of Boston. Among many interesting topics and speakers Robert Stern gave a great talk about concussions. Well, actually it was not about concussions, but the effect on the brain of repeated less than concussive head traumas. His interesting but grim...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Officially Release Second Baseman Brian Roberts

Second baseman Brian Roberts’ time in New York is over. The Yankees released Roberts before Saturday’s game against the Cleveland Indians. Roberts was designated for assignment on July 31 when the Yankees acquired Stephen Drew from the Boston Red Sox, shifting Drew from shortstop to second base. Roberts emerged as one of baseball’s best second baseman in the mid-2000s with...
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankeetorial: As they make the final turn, the Yankees need players, not contracts

I spent July whining about Brian Roberts, which was like mocking a lawn flamingo. I hated myself. Roberts is a nice fellow whose body simply ran out of baseball games, in the same gasping, wheezing way that a keg runs out of beer. The Yankees' biggest improvement was to release him and try someone new. But they couldn't: There was that contract. We were paying him so much...
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 107 lineup: 7/30/14

After a close loss and escaping with victory at the door of defeat, the Yankees will turn to Hiroki Kuroda for the rubber match of the three-game series in Texas. The Texas Rangers will send Colby Lewis to the mound. Brian McCann is getting the day off tonight and Brian Roberts is not in the lineup again. A full preview of the game is here. Here are the lineups:   New York Yankees...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

What revealing pictures of Hal Steinbrenner does Brian Roberts possess?

Last night, down in the Stygian coal mines of Moosic, Pa., the Yankees "second-baseman of the future," Rob Refsnyder went 2 for 4 with a walk and an RBI. That gives him four doubles and a homer in his last eight games, batting .344 over that stretch. At Triple A, he's hitting .301.Oh... and did I mention that Refsnyder last night was playing right field?Yep, right field...
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 101: McCarthy throws another gem in pinstripes

Texas Rangers 2 — New York Yankees 4 The New York Yankees are able to call on newcomers to be key in completing a series win at home. In a Thursday matinee, the Yankees called on Brandon McCarthy to go for the four-game series win over the Texas Rangers. Since joining the Yankees, McCarthy has put up a 1.42 ERA with two earned runs over 12.2 innings in two starts. He looked to...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 99: The Chase is on in the Bronx

Texas Rangers 1 — New York Yankees 2 (14 innings) In a marathon affair, the Yankees would need to comeback once to celebrate a newcomer’s debut in pinstripes. For the Yankees, Chase Whitley got the start. His start was a bend-not-break, type of start. In five of the six plus innings that Whitley started, he allowed the lead off batter to reach base. In all but one of the six...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Phelps stars, bats finally wake up as Yankees roll past Reds

Fielding errors by Brian Roberts and Derek Jeter were about to sabotage David Phelps when the stubborn right-hander — whose best attribute is his competitiveness — refused to let the fourth-inning boots ruin the night. With an unearned run already in and the Yankees’ slim lead gone, Phelps fanned Ryan Ludwick and retired Brayan Pena on a routine fly to center. “He could...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Trade Rumors: Face Crossroads at Deadline, Likely Scenarios

The New York Yankees are perfectly mediocre. Sitting at 47-47 more than halfway through the season, New York sits in third place right in the middle of the AL  East facing a trade deadline two weeks away generally used as the barometer for where teams find themselves in terms of competing for the remainder of the year. It’s widely known the Yankees have lost four out of its five...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Heading Into the All-Star Break, Five Keys To Yankees Second Half Success

With Sunday night’s loss against the Baltimore Orioles, the New York Yankees head into the All-Star Break in third place in the A.L. East and 5.0 GB of first place.With only two Yankees, Derek Jeter and Dellin Betances, heading to the actual All-Star game in Minnesota, the rest of the team can use the four days of no baseball for both a physical and mental break and focus on coming...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brian Roberts Hits Home Run in First Trip to Camden Yards as a Visitor

Leaving a team you've played with for your entire career has to be tough, but Brian Roberts did just that this season when he signed with the New York Yankees rather than the Baltimore Orioles (the team he has played on for the last 13 years). It's a tough call to make, but sometimes leaving is what's best.Friday night he returned to his former stomping grounds and in...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 92: Wild game ends in walk off loss

New York Yankees 2 — Baltimore Orioles 3 (10 innings) The Yankees and the Orioles were in a tight game that ended in walk-off fashion. The first run in tonight’s American League East matchup came from the Yankees and a familiar face to the Orioles fans in Camden Yards. On the first pitch to Brian Roberts in the second inning, the former Oriole made it a one run game with his...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Master absolutely loves what Brian Roberts brings to this emerging Yankee ballclub

Last night, after Brian Roberts notched his second base hit, Suzyn Waldman felt inspired enough to do some napkin math on his batting average. "He's now up to .252!" she exclaimed, as if calling the winning Powerball number, and John gave one of his all-knowing, God-is-good, chuckles. With a five-run lead, a bolt of pure human joy resounded over the Yankee Radio Network...
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 88: Early offense leads to a pair of pitching firsts

New York Yankees 5 — Cleveland Indians 3 The Yankees scored early in support of a rookie and an All-Star rookie closed it out. After a scoreless first by Indians’ Justin Masterson, the second inning would go downhill and snowball. Brian McCann would start the inning with a double and Brian Roberts would double too, scoring McCann. After some messy baserunning stranded Roberts...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Roberts’ four-hit day helps Yankees beat Twins

Even when the Yankees get four extra base hits from one player and score six runs in the opening two innings, they can’t avoid sweating for a win. Brian Roberts delivered three doubles and a triple in his first four at-bats and the Yankees scored six times in the first two frames off Kyle Gibson, but they still had to hang on for a Fourth of July 6-5 victory over the Twins in front...
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 85: Early offense holds up

  New York Yankees 6 — Minnesota Twins 5 The Yankees scored early and the bullpen made it stand. Against Twins’ starter Kyle Gibson, Brett Gardner started the game with a triple. Brian Roberts, batting in the two spot started his career day with a line drive double to right field that easily scored Gardner. Mark Teixeira would follow it with a double of his own to make it a...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays maintain momentum, top Yankees in 12th

All the momentum the Tampa Bay Rays brought with them to Yankee Stadium on Monday after their big weekend in Baltimore could have sailed into the Bronx night along with the game-changing home run by Brian Roberts in the bottom of the ninth inning. But all that home run did, aside from ending Chris Archer’s chance at placing his name alongside a legendary pitcher and ruining Joel...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets and Yankees match up for trade

Although Mets’ fans continue to look at the standings and are bewildered as to how this team is only 5.5 games out of first, one thing is for sure. The Mets are going to be sellers at the trade deadline, barring a miracle. Across town, the Yankees are neck and neck with the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles in the AL East, while Tampa Bay and Boston would need to go on a...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss


As part of the team’s sixth annual HOPE Week initiative (Helping Others Persevere & Excel), the New York Yankees helped to outfit a group of men in need. Derek Jeter, Alfonso Soriano, Jacoby Ellsbury, Hiroki Kuroda and Brian Roberts were on-hand to motivate the men and play the role of stylist, getting them fitted in their new DKNY suits. The fashion house and team sponsor...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Injury Update: Brian Roberts out again Sunday

The New York Yankees lost to the Oakland A's on Sunday by the score of 10-5. The loss dropped by Yankees to 35-33 on the season, four and a half games behind the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East. The Yankees were without Brian Roberts for the second straight game with a knee bruise. #450244794 / gettyimages.comAs reported by Igor Mello of, Roberts...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees' Brian Roberts leaves with knee wrapped

Yankees second baseman Brian Roberts appeared a little banged up after Friday's 7-0 win over the A's. Roberts' knee was wrapped and he appeared to be walking gingerly around the clubhouse. When a reporter said Roberts wouldn't be be seen limping Saturday, Roberts said, "I can't promise anything" before leaving the clubhouse. It wasn't clear how...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Roberts has pickoff throw stuck between his legs (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.New York Yankees second baseman Brian Roberts had an awkward moment on the basepath when a pickoff attempt to catch him at second base ended up stuck between his legs during Thursday night's game at Seattle.In the top of the fourth with Roberts on second, Mariners catcher Mike Zunino made the throw to second after the 1-1 pitch to Yankees...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Yankiverse is exploding with the human cry for change

Within the Yankee world, a mortified consensus is emerging: Our next loss will drop this old and hapless team below .500, and the franchise might not again see the light of a winning record in 2014. We have no top prospects, and the trade market only offers Alfonso Sorianos, of which we already have one too many. Lou Gehrig is not coming to replace Wally Pipp.Lately, bloggers have...
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Royal’s Ball Boy Makes Hysterical Error

Posted to Things Other Than Sports But Are Still Funny, and A Little Bit Of SportsDuring the Royals vs Yankees game, a young ball boy made a costly error, he picked up a fair ball and gave it away to a fan in the stands. The act gave Brian Roberts a ground ruled double. Then when a clear foul ball made its way over to him he did not leave his seat. I can’t help but feel for this...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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