Sox Trade Kelly Johnson to Orioles

Kelly Johnson barely had time to unpack his bags from his trade form the Yankees for shortstop Stephen Drew before the Sox went and traded him away once again.  Johnson was traded to the Orioles for infielder Jemile Weeks and minor league infielder Ivan De Jesus Jr. Johnson has now completed the task of playing for every single team in the AL East.  Johnson is now also in the position...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees lineup: Game 134 8/29/14

Yankees head into a weekend series with the Toronto Blue Jays, obviously no need to remind anyone that these are all must win games. Chris Capuano will face Mark Buehrle, you can check out tonight’s preview here. Manager Joe Girardi going with the same lineup he’s used last few games. Game time: 7:07 pm ET – Roger Centre – Toronto  TV: YES Network Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 fm...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Key To New York Yankees Success? A Horse Mask

The New York Yankees have miraculously stayed competitive, overcoming underwhelming performances and devastating injuries. Most would attribute their success to the bargain-based trades that Brian Cashman made at the deadline.  Bringing in players like Stephen Drew, Chase Headley, Martin Prado, and Brandon McCarthy has paid huge dividends. However, those inside the New York Yankees...
Via Standing O Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 129 lineup: 8/25/14

Coming off a sweep of the White Sox, the Yankees find themselves in Kauffman Stadium to take on the Royals for one game – a makeup from a postponement on June 9. Today marks the beginning of a “make or break” stretch for the Bronx Bombers, as they will face the Tigers and division rival Blue Jays later in the week. Michael Pineda will go for New York, and will try to continue...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Thursday, Aug 21

Yesterday was my worst day in a little while as my lineup scored just 76.30 points and barely squeezed into the top half of the $2 Moonshot. Things that went right: Lance Lynn, Stephen Drew, Nolan Arenado, and Rymer Liriano. Things that went wrong: Garrett Richards and my other Yankees. Lasting just 1.2 IP in his start at Fenway, Richards exited early with a serious looking knee...
Via Baseball Professor
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' big investment in Peralta is paying off both at plate and in field

ST. LOUIS -- If Stephen Drew batted right-handed, the Cardinals' shortstop this season probably would not be Jhonny Peralta. Because the Cardinals' preference to land a right-handed-hitting shortstop was so strong, they opted for Peralta and his PED issue (he served a 50-game MLB suspension last season) over the lefty-hitting Drew who, besides giving them another lefty hitter...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
14 days ago  |  Discuss

SOURCE: Yankees will push for Cuban defector Rusney Castillo

PHOTO COURTESY: DODGERSNATION.COM The Yankees have been the busiest team in 2014, and they may not be done adding talent to their roster in hopes to make the post season. According to reports, the Yankees are “major players” to sign 27 year old Rusney Castillo.  Castillo is a Cuban defector and had a private workout with the Yankees and other teams.  He reviewed offers on...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Gerry Davis Makes the Worst Call of the Year in Major League Baseball

Even with the newly implemented instant replay, Major League umpires still manager to blow simple calls. During Wednesday night’s Yankees Orioles game, Gerry Davis flat-out blew one. Stephen Drew hit a weak chopper down the first base line, and Nick Hundley’s throw to first base went into the outfield, allowing Drew to reach 2nd. That’s when Davis intervened and said Drew ran...
Via Standing O Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Joe Girardi on ejection: Umpire was 'fooled'

Joe Girardi was right and the Gerry Davis, the umpire who booted him, was tricked. That's the gist of Girardi's explanation of why he was ejected from Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Orioles at Camden Yards. "Gerry got fooled," Girardi said. Girardi stormed out of the dugout to confront Davis and tell him that replay confirmed Davis was wrong when he ruled Stephen...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  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...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Drew a driving force since joining Yankees

Stephen Drew drove in 11 runs in 39 games with the Red Sox before they dealt him to the Yankees in the hour before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. In seven games since, he has knocked in six runs. His RBI ground-rule double in the fourth was the difference in the Yanks’ 1-0 win over the Tigers at the Stadium on Thursday. Drew lofted the hit down the left field line, where...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew has no thoughts about replacing Jeter

It didn’t take long for New York Yankees infielder Stephen Drew to be asked about his future and the possibilities about replacing Yankee great Derek Jeter. Drew has been playing second since joining the team but started at short last night with Jeter getting the day off. Short is Drew’s natural position and the one he’s played his entire career so logic would say if he...
Via My Sports Rumors
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees’ Stephen Drew, Martin Prado, Brett Gardner Clear Waivers

Three New York Yankees players reportedly have cleared waivers. Left fielder Brett Gardner, infielder/outfielder Martin Prado and shortstop/second baseman Stephen Drew all passed through waivers unclaimed and now are eligible to be traded to any team, sources told CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman on Tuesday. However, Heyman expects all three players to stick around the Bronx as the...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees best Sox behind bats of Drew, Gardner

Stephen Drew arrived Friday night having to simply glide down the Fenway Park hall from the Red Sox clubhouse to the Yankees room. Acquired Thursday for Kelly Johnson, Drew lugged a brutal batting average with him as he changed sides in baseball’s fiercest rivalry — and the uniform wasn’t the only thing he had to change. Since Derek Jeter wasn’t moving from shortstop, Drew’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Just The Way Empire 'Drew' It Up; Sox Fall, 8-7

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)Saturday, they blew one three-run lead; so on Sunday, they blew two. That's the kind of progress we've come to expect from the 2014 Carmine Hose. Of course, ex-Sox Stephen Drew was the offensive stud for The Bronx Embalmers, getting a pair of hits and four RBIs in the 8-7 loss. More importantly, Clay Buchholz (our new 'ace') was bad...
Via FenwayNation
29 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Stephen Drew Shines Against Former Team

It was a storyline few could have imagined just last Wednesday when Stephen Drew went 2-4 for the Red Sox in Boston’s 6-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Drew was traded the next day to the Yankees (the first trade between the 2 rivals since 1997), and he led the Bronx Bombers to a thrilling 8-7 win over his former team on Sunday. (Getty Images)Joe Girardi congratulates Stephen...
Via Standing O Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees unfairly criticized for modest attempts to improve

Despite trailing both the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East for much of the season, the New York Yankees spent the month of July attempting to plug the many holes in their injury-plagued ship, a tactic that made them among the most active participants of the mid-season trade market prior to Thursday’s deadline. But even at full strength, which...
Via Sports-Glory
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Note your lineup cards Red Sox fans, left infield boys are back

The boys are back: shortstop & third base.Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Everything is right in the world as far as the Red Sox left side infield is concerned.That failed $10MM broken man experiment has been tossed overboard like so much spoil fishing bait.The best part of the trade away of Stephen Drew yesterday at the deadline was that he will be hampering the Yankees...
Via RedSoxLife
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Tickets 55.5% Above Average For Series Vs Yankees

Stephen Drew will dress in pinstripes against his former team for the first time this weekend when the Red Sox host the Yankees for three games at Fenway Park. While the Red Sox acquired slugger Yoenis Cespedes from the Athletics for ace Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes earlier this week, their motives are set for future success next season as they currently sit 11 games behind the Angels...
Via RedSoxLife
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Gain Flexibility in Landing Prado, Drew

For much of today, it seemed like the Red Sox were going to be the only active American League East team, but then the Orioles and Yankees got in on the act (you can read all of our trade deadline analysis here). For the Yankees part, they acquired Stephen Drew and Martin Prado. Both could […]
Via Fangraphs
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Sell Practically Everybody. And Drew.

This is me. Just wavin’ goodbye. So if you woke up this morning wondering if the Red Sox might be sellers at the trade deadline, the resounding answer was F$%K YES, THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THEY WERE DOING. The day started with Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes, two guys too cool to worry about f%^king “H’s” in their names, getting sent to the Oakland A’s for Yeonis Cespedes, a name...
Via Surviving Grady
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Drew Trade Offers Red Sox Opportunity To Reset Infield Plans

Stephen Drew’s departure offers the Boston Red Sox an opportunity to start fresh. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington acknowledged Thursday that re-signing Drew earlier this season was a move that simply didn’t work out. Now that the veteran shortstop has been traded to the New York Yankees for Kelly Johnson, the Red Sox can revert to their original 2014 plan, which called...
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Welcome to New York Stephen Drew

photo credit: Keith Allison via “” For the past two years, the Yankees have gone after Stephen Drew, but could never work out a deal with him.  During today’s wild trade deadline it finally happened.  The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox completed their first trade since 1997.  The Yankees gave up veteran infielder Kelly Johnson for Drew.  The...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew traded to Yankees for Kelly Johnson

The Red Sox aren't only selling their best players of the season, but also their worst. Having already parted ways with pitchers Jon Lester, John Lackey, and Andrew Miller, as well as outfielder Jonny Gomes, the Sox struck again before the deadline, trading away shortstop Stephen Drew to . . . the Yankees, according to multiple reports. That's right - after all that Drew...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Get Stephen Drew, Martin Prado at Deadline

Elsa/Getty Images It was an eventful day for most teams, then at the very last-minute the Yankees make some moves. First off something we don’t see very often, a deal between the Boston Red Sox and the Yankees. Shortstop Stephen Drew was traded for utility infielder Kelly Johnson, the Red Sox will also throw in $500,000 to get the deal done. The Yankees already have an all-star...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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