3 Players Sure to Breakout in 2015

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New York Yankees: Starting pitching the key to success in 2015

The New York Yankees have missed the playoffs for a second straight season.  Their season opener on April 6th is right around the corner. The Yankees are looking to make the playoffs again and get back to their winning tradition, however without overachieving starting pitching it could be a long year for the Yankees. After ending last season in second place in the AL East, the Yankees...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 26: Pineda, Drew lead team to win

New York Yankees 10 — Philadelphia Phillies 0 (6 innings)Michael Pineda started today’s visit to the Philadelphia Phillies and would receive strong run support.In the first inning, Michael Pineda allowed a pair of singles but generated a double play. In the second inning, the Yankees attempted to score their first run. Alex Rodriguez hit a one-out single and advanced to third...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Nola solid in debut; Yanks blank Phils in shortened game, 10-0

WP: Michael Pineda (2-0, 1.32 ERA) LP: Jake Diekman (0-1, 12.27 ERA) The Philadelphia Phillies (11-13) were shutout 10-0 by the New York Yankees (14-11) this afternoon in a shortened game because of rain at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida. Aaron Nola was slated to start, however the early...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

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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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pineda gives up homer, Yankees rally in 9th for win

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Michael Pineda gave up a first inning two-run homer to Chris Carter before settling down to strike out six while pitching into the fourth inning, and the New York Yankees rallied in the ninth to beat the Houston Astros 3-2 Saturday. Astros starter Dallas Keuchel gave up four hits and struck out three in 4 1-3 innings. Keuchel is the likely opening-day starter for...
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10 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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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the New York Yankees Have the Best Rotation in the AL East?

With the start of the MLB regular season right around the corner, TopSportsReport thought it was time to ramp up our baseball coverage.  In order to jump start our coverage, we decided it would be smart for us to have an article where we could share some opinions about each team.  In order to do so, we decided to put out a power rankings article, which ranks MLB pitching rotations...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Buyer`s Guide: Michael Pineda by J.P. Breen

Can the big Yankee build on a promising 2014 comeback from shoulder trouble?
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pineda strong again, Yankees beat Tigers 4-1

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Michael Pineda pitched three hitless innings and the New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 4-1 Saturday in a split-squad game. Pineda struck out four, including three in the second inning, and walked one. He retired eight in a row before walking and then picking Andrew Romine off first base. Pineda went 5-5 with a 1.89 ERA in 13 starts last season after missing...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 13: Pineda dominant in win

Detroit Tigers 1 — New York Yankees 4In the home part of today’s New York Yankees split squad, the home team went on to win by a score of 4-1.Michael Pineda made the start for today’s game and he had his best stuff going today. In the first inning, Pineda generated a fly out, strikeout and ground out. In the second inning, Pineda did even better by striking out all three batters...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Yankees’ Michael Pineda put it all together in 2015?

When the New York Yankees traded their once top-rated prospect Jesus Montero for Michael Pineda, it seemed like a classic situation which would invoke discussions for years to come as to who got the better end of the deal. Three years later and we are still wondering.While Montero languishes in the Seattle Mariners organization, troubled by personal decisions concerning his physical...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Jesus Montero, Michael Pineda Trade: 3 Years Later

Michael Pineda #35 of the New York Yankees throws against the Boston Red Sox during the last game of the season at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: Elsa/Getty Images) Almost three years ago to the day, the Seattle Mariners sent right-handed pitcher Michael Pineda to the New York Yankees for designated hitter Jesus Montero. At the time, Pineda was a phenomenal...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees, Michael Pineda Agree to One-Year Deal, Avoid Arbitration

Michael Pineda #35 of the New York Yankees pitches in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on September 22, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.(Mandatory Credit:-Mike Stobe/Getty Images North America) The New York Yankees and Michael Pineda have agreed to a one-year, $2.1 million contract for the 2015 season, thus avoiding arbitration according...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees could exchange salary arbitration figures with three players

The New York Yankees might end up exchanging salary arbitration figures with right-handers Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi and David Carpenter if they don’t come to an agreement Friday.The Yankees have not had an arbitration hearing since 2008 and the likelihood of one with any of these players is slim. The club and the players would still have ample time to come to an agreement...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

FG on FOX: The Next Garrett Richards

In an appearance on FanGraphs Audio in early 2012, shortly after the latter had been traded to the Yankees in a deal that sent Jesus Montero to Seattle, managing editor Dave Cameron spoke to the possible reasons for then-rookie Michael Pineda‘s success in 2011 despite the almost total absence of a changeup. The changeup, or […]
Via Fangraphs
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #197: Michael Pineda | SP | NYY

After a very impressive rookie campaign in 2011, Michael Pineda finally returned to Major League Baseball in 2014 after recovering from a shoulder injury that set him back essentially two full seasons. If you’d told me his Yankees debut season would be a constant battle against inconsistent command exacerbated by decreased velocity and continued lingering shoulder woes, I would...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Pineda’s Not Messing Around

When the Yankees traded for Michael Pineda, they didn’t know he’d need surgery on his shoulder labrum. Had they known that, they certainly wouldn’t have agreed to the move. See, that’s because labral tears are big deals, the sorts of things that can end careers before they really get started. Anyhow, Pineda underwent the operation, […]
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

If You Like Michael Pineda, And Making Love In The Rain

Didja you know The Captain from Captain & Tennille's real name is Daryl Dragon? Why would this guy have a nickname? Your name's awesome, you don't get a nickname. Daryl Dragon has bedtime slippers that are cooler than you. Daryl Dragon washes his hands, then breathes a not-very-intense fire on his hands to dry them. Daryl Dragon can't get a speeding ticket. "Okay, Mr. Dragon...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 156: Pineda dominates O’s

Baltimore Orioles 0 — New York Yankees 5 Michael Pineda dominates the Yankees and a rookie as a night to remember. Through the first four innings, Michael Pineda was perfect. His sharp slider with a blazing fastball got three strikeouts and kept the Orioles from reaching base. Through the first two innings, Wei-Yin Chen was able to keep up with Pineda but the third inning would...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees vs Rays (9/11/14)

Michael Pineda (3-4, 1.80 ERA) and Alex Cobb (9-7, 2.83 ERA) close out the Yankees homestand in the rubber match. His last time out against the Royals, Pineda became the second Yankees pitcher in the last 10 years to lose a game in which he did not allow an earned run. “We just really never got anything going,” Joe Girardi said after that game. Pineda has allowed two earned...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 134: One mistake costs Pineda in one-hit shutout

New York Yankees 0 — Toronto Blue Jays 2 The Yankees offense cannot back up the great start by Michael Pineda. Often in a Yankees game these days, one inning is their offense. Today, Michael Pineda made an early first inning mistake and it would be the only one he could make. After giving up a single to leadoff the game by Jose Reyes, Pineda would get the next two outs but a hanging...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Pineda and McCarthy look to lead the Yanks back to postseason

Michael Pineda Yankees – Photo Credit – Keith Allison   Before the season, the New York Yankees starting pitching staff looked to be in pretty good shape. It was assumed that they had two aces in CC Sabathia and the Masahiro Tanaka to go along with veteran Hiroki Kuroda and young arms Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda. Pineda dazzled in his rookie campaign with the Seattle Mariners...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pineda looks to continue trend

#453917770 / gettyimages.com When Michael Pineda‘s shoulder was deemed 100 percent healthy in Spring Training, the Yankees had visions of him making 30 plus starts for them this year – finally returning to the All-Star stature that opened eyes in Seattle. Instead, they’ve been forced to be patient with him again, as a suspension and subsequent injury sidelined him for about...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees at Royals (8/25/14)

The Yankees start a pivotal match up with the AL Central leading Royals. Michael Pineda (2-2, 2.05 ERA) matches up against James Shields (12-6, 3.28 ERA) in game one at Kauffman stadium. The Yankees received a solid six inning performance from Pineda his second time out off the DL against the Astros. He gave up two earned runs on four hits while walking one in a no decision. ...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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