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Money could motivate Yankees' Mark Teixeira, Brian Cashman says

Both players will seek new deals after 2017 Money motivates. While talking to WFAN's Mike Francesa on Wednesday, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman brought up the subject of players' performances increasing in the year before they're due to hit free agency. Actually, he brought it up twice, when talking about first baseman Mark Teixeira and...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Brian McCann: I'd be terrible at first base

Yankees are thin at the position following Greg Bird's season-ending injury NEW YORK -- The Yankees are suddenly razor thin at first base. But don't expect Brian McCann to shed his catcher's gear and start taking grounders. McCann sounded as enthused as a high schooler talking about homework when asked if he'd be open to trying the position...
Via NJ.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Still in control of the Big Apple?

Since Interleague play was inaugurated and the Subway Series became a staple for baseball fans in and around New York City, the Yankees hold a 60-44 advantage over the Metropolitans. The Yankees have finished in first place an astounding 13 times over that span in contrast with the Mets’ meager 2 first place finishes. In addition, the Yankees have hoisted the World Series trophy...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Greg Bird likely out for the season

A question that the New York Yankees needed to answer entering spring training was: where would first baseman Greg Bird fit into their 2016 plans? With Mark Teixeira recuperating and Alex Rodriguez firmly entrenched as the team’s everyday DH, Bird would’ve likely been a part-time player for the Yanks who could fill in for either of those players if they got injured. Now, however...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Keys to Success in 2016

In 2015, the New York Yankees finished the season with an 87-75 record before being bounced in the American League Wild Card game against the Houston Astros. The Yankees led the division for the majority of the first half of the season until the Toronto Blue Jays surged by them. They had a 6-13 record against Toronto, the worst against any of their division rivals. Mark Teixeira...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Yankee has the worst contract?

The Yankees are, quite notably, the only Major League team without a major-league free agent signing this offseason. There are many reasons for this, including a lack of glaring needs and a desire to get younger, but the primary explanation for Brian Cashman’s silence in free agency is money. The Yankees, weary of the annual luxury tax bills they’re always stuck with, are trying...
Via BP Bronx
5 days ago  |  Discuss

POLL: Which Yankees player is most likely to win a Gold Glove in 2016?

Gregorius? Teixeira? No Yankees won Gold Gloves last year, though a couple were close. Shortstop Didi Gregorius was the second-most efficient defender in the American League and first baseman Mark Teixeira was as good of candidate as any before he broke his leg on August 17. Can Ellsbury stay healthy in 2016? Can either of those players, or...
Via NJ.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Greg Bird all smiles in post-surgery Instagram photo

It's said Bird will miss the season Watch video Day 1....can't say enough about how much I appreciate all the support I've received from everyone. To the staff @hspecialsurgery, thank you for all the hard work you put in to make this a successful day. Tomorrow I'll begin to work as efficiently as I possibly can to return...
Via NJ.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

A fan’s guide to coping with the Greg Bird injury

For some teams, a prospect coming up to the big leagues and thriving is a regular occurrence. How lovely it must be to be a Cardinals fan! For other teams, it’s a rare occurrence. For the Yankees, it hasn’t really happened since Brett Gardner or David Robertson. There’s been a constant stream of disappointment since then, outside of the occasional useful reliever. That changed...
Via BP Bronx
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Yankees' Mark Teixeira be around in 2017? Maybe now

Teixeira hit 31 homers last year Watch video It was a question raised by WFAN's Sweeny Murti on Monday, and it's an interesting one: 2017 plan is in question too as Bird loses a critical year of development. Maybe a stopgap option? Maybe that's Teixiera?? -- Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) February 1, 2016 The proposition, of...
Via NJ.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Brian McCann details Greg Bird's road to recovery, per report

McCann and Bird had the same shoulder surgeries Watch video Yankees catcher Brian McCann knows Greg Bird's pain. Literally.   In 2012, McCann had the same right shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum that Bird had Tuesday in New York. Bird's injury will keep the promising 23-year-old slugger out for all of 2016, the Yankees...
Via NJ.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's yet another reason Greg Bird's injury is ugly for the Yankees

Bird, 23, will miss the season Watch video On Monday we learned that Yankees' 23-year-old first base prospect Greg Bird will miss the 2016 season in its entirety, a torn labrum in his right shoulder requiring surgery. Bird was scheduled to start the season in Triple-A with Mark Teixeira still having a year left on his contract...
Via NJ.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Early Injuries Plague the New York Yankees Starting Lineup

The New York Yankees haven’t won a World Series title in seven years. Since then, the team has drastically transformed from a great team, to simply a team with potential. The retirement of players like Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and Jorge Posada have been hugely felt by the Yankees, and it has been a process to find talented players to create a decent starting lineup. Rookie...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Greg Bird injury affects the New York Yankees

Greg Bird’s personality stood out just as much as his long home runs to right field did after being called up by the New York Yankees in August of last season. In baseball, every player comes from a different upbringing and must show that they can handle the Major League level both physically and mentally. Bird showed everyone he could handle both, but more importantly he could...
Via Baseball Essential
9 days ago  |  Discuss

This Yankee just had his 2016 role expand big time

Ackley figures to be a big part of 2016 Watch video It was not a good start to the week for the Yankees. The team announced Monday that 23-year-old first baseman Greg Bird will miss all of the 2016 season after undergoing shoulder surgery (Tuesday in New York), an injury that stemmed from last year when he was in the minors...
Via NJ.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Unexepected injury? Check. Visit to the scrap heap? Check. Is this the meltdown year?

This is not good.On April 11, Mark Teixeira turns 36. He'll be coming off a broken foot, and who knows what? He'll be nursing something. He is always nursing something. And he'll be our only pure 1B. When Tex goes down - he always goes down eventually - we'll spit-glue something. Is Lyle Overbay still out there? We'll move Carlos Beltran to 1B, or Dustin Ackley, a 2B. We...

With Bird Down, Yankees' Cashman Must Work His Magic Again

You would think that it was already 2017. As soon as Greg Bird's season-cancelling injury was announced, Yankees Universe responded with a reaction that made me stop and ask myself, "Did I miss something? Did I miss a previous announcement, that Mark Teixeira was already out for the season? "Maybe I slept through the 2016 season. Yeah, maybe that's it. Teixeira is gone, it's...
Via Lady At The Bat
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Greg Bird to miss season and will have shoulder surgery

NEW YORK — Yankees first baseman Greg Bird, who displayed a powerful swing after making his major league debut last August, will miss this season because of a damaged right shoulder that needs surgery.The Yankees said Monday that Bird's labrum will be repaired by Dr. David Altchek at The Hospital for Special Surgery on Tuesday. The team said the injury is a reoccurrence of one...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees’ Greg Bird To Undergo Shoulder Surgery, Miss Entire 2016 Season

NEW YORK — Yankees first base prospect Greg Bird will have right shoulder surgery Tuesday and will miss the entire 2016 season. The Yankees said Monday that Bird’s labrum will be repaired by Dr. David Altchek at The Hospital for Special Surgery. The team said the injury is a reoccurrence of one originally sustained last May. Bird, who turned 23 in November, made his big league...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yanks 1B Greg Bird to have season-ending shoulder surgery

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees first baseman Greg Bird, who displayed a powerful swing after making his major league debut last August, will miss this season because of a damaged right shoulder that needs surgery. The Yankees said Monday that Bird's labrum will be repaired by Dr. David Altchek at The Hospital for Special Surgery on Tuesday. The team said the injury is a reoccurrence of...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees should sign this free agent to fill Greg Bird role | Giglio

With Greg Bird out for the entire 2016 season, the Yankees can use depth and power. A former Bronx native would be a perfect fit. Watch video The news of Greg Bird's season-ending injury is the first troubling sign for the 2016 Yankees. While last year's power-hitting phenom wasn't even guaranteed a role on the big league club...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Losing Greg Bird to Injury a Crushing Blow for the New York Yankees?

The New York Yankees have already taken a blow to their 2016 season. The team announced first basemen Greg Bird will be out for the season and undergo surgery for a torn labrum. Bird provided a major boost to the Yankee lineup when Mark Teixeira went down with his season ending injury. Bird finished with 11 homers and 31 RBI along with a .261 batting average in 46 games. Bird had the...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Prospect Greg Bird to Miss 2016 Season

The bird won’t be the word in the Bronx nor in Scranton Wilkes-Barre during the 2016 season after Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported that first baseman Greg Bird  suffered a torn labrum in his right shoulder and will undergo surgery on Tuesday. The Yankees believe the injury is a reoccurrence of one he suffered last May as a member of the Double-A Trenton Thunder. I...
Via Baseball Essential
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yanks' Greg Bird to have shoulder surgery and miss season

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees first base prospect Greg Bird will have right shoulder surgery Tuesday and will miss the entire 2016 season. New York said Monday that Bird's labrum will be repaired by Dr. David Altchek at The Hospital for Special Surgery. The team said the injury is a reoccurrence of one originally sustained last May. Bird, who turned 23 in November, made his big league...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Bird to miss 2016 season with torn labrum

Mere months ago, Greg Bird stole Yankees fans’ hearts, but the love affair is already on hold. Bird will miss all of the 2016 season with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, the Yankees announced Monday. According to a news release, the injury is a recurrence of an injury first sustained last May. Bird will undergo surgery Tuesday, with the operation performed by Mets team physician...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss
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