After two weeks, it's official: The NY sportswriters have declared the Martin Prado deal a success

First, the obvious: Martin Prado is a nice player. He hits 10 HRs a year, bats .270 and plays three positions. The Yanks could do worse. And Prado hit well during the team's recent 5-game winning streak. (Not last night, though: He went 0-4.)Still, isn't it rather early to start congratulating the Yankee front office for trading power-hitting prospect Peter O'Brien for...
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Photo: Michigan Baseball Honors New York Yankees Shortstop Derek Jeter With A Wolverines Baseball Jersey

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is retiring from baseball this year. This isn’t new, as baseball fans have known for months that the Yankees’ captain has planned on hanging up his glove after the 2014 season. Because of this, many baseball teams have honored Jeter before games this season. One such team that wanted to honor Mr. November is the University of Michigan baseball...
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How Are the Yankees Still in Playoff Contention?

Joe Girardi and Brian Cashman must be sorcerers. That can be the only explanation for the New York Yankees’ ability to hang around the periphery of American League playoff contention. Their rotation lost starters CC Sabathia, Masahiro Tanaka, and Ivan Nova for the season, and only recently got Michael Pineda back from the 60-day disabled list. Outfielder Alfonso Soriano was...
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Preview: Yankees at Tigers (8/27/14)

After dropping game one of an important series, Shane Greene (3-1, 3.17 ERA) is on the hill against David Price (1-1, 2.35 ERA). Jose Abreu took Greene deep in the first inning for a three run homer in his last start. He shook it off and limited the damage throwing five innings. “It’s one of those nights where he wasn’t real sharp,” Joe Girardi said. “But he kept it...
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Tigers welcome Jeter with 5-2 win

The Derek Jeter retirement traveling show has reached Detroit, and you would figure that Michiganders would be kind to their native son. The Tigers were anything but kind in a 5-2 victory over the New York Yankees, securing their third consecutive victory. Rick Porcello continued his strong month, going 8 innings and striking out two, walking none, and giving up two earned runs,...
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Tigers closer Joe Nathan returns to fans' good graces by slamming door on Yankees

A few weeks ago all Joe Nathan heard from the fans at Comerica Park were boos and cat-calls. He heard something completely different Tuesday. “I think we are making up,” he said after he worked a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his 28th save, preserving a 5-2 win over the Yankees. As Nathan was preparing to face Carlos Beltran to lead off the inning, fans began chanting, “Let’s go...
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Yankees Shawn Kelley's stupid 'Seabiscuit' good luck charm worked against Sox, not Tigers

Shawn Kelley debuted a horse head mask during pregame stretches last week and the Yankees went on a 5 game winning stretch.“When I see those things, randomly in a crowd, it makes me laugh,” Kelley told Yahoo! Sports. “So I figured I’ll do that, and it’ll make everyone laugh in the clubhouse.“And then we went on a winning streak.”“Kelley’s undefeated with the horse...
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Win Streak Ends As Detroit Shifts Yankees Offense To Neutral

Here’s the off-season homework assignment for Mark Teixeira and Brian McCann: Learn how to bunt and like it. The shift has been hurting a lot of Yankees players all season, with Tuesday night’s loss against the Detroit Tigers just the latest example. These two, however, have been affected the most.It’s not that they’re not trying. McCann tried to bunt in the bottom of...
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Yankees game 130: Ellsbury is the offense in loss

#454227604 / New York Yankees 2 — Detroit Tigers 5 Most of the Yankees offense was absent in a series opener in Detroit. After an hour rain delay, the Yankees and Tigers would begin their game. After a scoreless first inning, Brandon McCarthy would have a problem finding the strike zone in the second. J.D. Martinez hit a single and Nick Castellanos walked to start...
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Fans put Derek Jeter's face on the Mona Lisa for ballpark sign because why not

The New York Yankees made a brief pit stop in Kansas City on Monday for a makeup date for a game that originally was scheduled to be played back in June. While the Yankees put a 8-1 shellacking on the hometown Royals at Kauffman Stadium, the Lowndes family, clearly big-time Yankees fans, took a patently bizarre approach to demonstrate their profound appreciation for the Hall...
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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...
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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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Yankees game 130 lineup: 8/26/14

With their win streak at five and the days ticking away on the calendar, the Yankees find themselves in Detroit to take on the Tigers – the team that stands between them and the second wild card spot currently occupied by Seattle. Brandon McCarthy will try to build upon his newfound success as a Yankee tonight, as he matches up with New Jersey native Rick Porcello. Game time: 7...
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Yankees Injury Update: Brett Gardner dealing with sore ankle

Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner will not be in the line up once again Tuesday night as the Yanks start a three game series with the Tigers. Gardner has been out since Sunday.Gardner has been dealing with a sore ankle, and the Yankees want to make sure he is 100% before adding him back into the line up. He may be available to pinch hit if need be.Gardner will test his sore ankle...
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Fans put Derek Jeter’s face on the Mona Lisa for sign because why not (photo)

The New York Yankees made a brief pit stop in Kansas City on Monday for a makeup date for a game that originally was scheduled to be played back in June. While the Yankees put a 8-1 shellacking on the hometown Royals at Kauffman Stadium, the Lowndes family, clearly big-time Yankees fans, took a patently […] The post Fans put Derek Jeter’s face on the Mona Lisa for sign because...
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Yankees’ Recent Winning Streak Sparked By Lucky Horse Head Mask

The New York Yankees are playing better baseball lately, and their five-game winning streak has coincided with plenty of horsing around. New York obviously has played better in the last week or so, and the Bombers have a source of inspiration, albeit a pretty weird one. Yahoo! Sports detailed the Yankees’ good-luck charm, a realistic latex horse head mask. According to the story...
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PICTURE: Yankees Fan Portrays Derek Jeter as the Mona Lisa

It’s accurate because a painting hanging on a wall has as much range as Derek Jeter. (First-ballot Hall of Famer ZING!) - – - – - Also see … Derek Jeter’s 12 Most Disgusting Girlfriends (photo via) The post PICTURE: Yankees Fan Portrays Derek Jeter as the Mona Lisa appeared first on SportsPickle.
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The sacrifices I make for the Yankees ...

A few days ago, I went on my annual scouting trip, scouring the beaches and tropics of this hemisphere to find the great Yankees of the future.While I have not found that great prospect, despite great effort and too many Utica Clubs to count, I see that the Yankees have not lost since I left. I left with the team a crumbling mess and I now look and see hope.I did not anticipate this...
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Apparently the freaky horse head mask is key to the Yankees resurgence

If it works, don't change it, even if "it" is a disturbing vinyl and latex horse head mask. Yankees relief pitcher Shawn Kelley purchased one of those fine specimen and ever since he first donned the mask this past Thursday, the Yankees began winning. Five in a row. Coincidence? Doesn't matter.  "At first, I was wondering who it was," Yankees outfielder...
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Odd good-luck charm credited for Yanks' winning streak

With time winding down on the season and the New York Yankees’ hopes of making the postseason dwindling, relief pitcher Shawn Kelley may have inadvertently stumbled upon the team’s good luck charm while perusing Amazon. Kelley last week debuted a particularly disturbing-looking horse head mask during pregame stretches and since then, the Yankees have not […] The post Yankees’...
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Preview: Yankees at Tigers (8/26/14)

  Jim McIsaac/Getty Images The Yankees continue the push for the playoffs as Brandon McCarthy (5-2, 1.90 ERA) takes on Rick Porcello (14-8, 3.10 ERA) in game to in Detroit. McCarthy had his best outing of the season his last time out. He threw a four hit shutout against the Astros, racking up eight strikeouts in his longest start in pinstripes. “I feel confident again,” McCarthy...
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In Yankees' Future Plans, Prado Continues To Live In The Moment

In the Yankees 8-1 win over Kansas City last night, Martin Prado was 2-4 with one RBI.  Prado, as the saying goes, has been en fuego.After getting off to a slow start, he has proven to be one of the best--if not the best--pickup this year by GM Brian Cashman.  In Prado's last 10 games he has hit for a .385 average, drove in 10 runs, hit three home runs and scored eight runs...
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Yankees Injury Update: Mark Teixeira sits with hamstring tightness

Pain and Mark Teixeira seem to go together like peanut-butter and jelly.  In last night's game, his cranky hamstring held him out of action for yet another game.  Mark Feinsand reported that while he could have played, sitting out was not the worst move for Teixeira.Teixeira said his left hamstring has been tight for 3-4 days. Came in expecting to play, but said the day off...
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Here come the New York Yankees

Don’t stick a feather in the cap of the New York Yankees just yet. There’s still lots of baseball left, and the New York Yankees aren’t done yet. An 8-1 cruise over the Kansas City Royals on Monday propelled the team to their 5th straight victory, leaving them just 3 games back of an AL Wild Card spot. A division title is a taller order, they trail the Baltimore Orioles by...
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Derek Jeter drives in two as Yankees rout Royals in makeup game

  Derek Jeter drove in two runs in his final scheduled trip to Kauffman Stadium, backing a sharp outing from Michael Pineda and helping the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Monday night for their fifth straight win. Jacoby Ellsbury drove in a run in the seventh inning with the 1,000th hit of his career, then added a two-run homer in the ninth. Stephen Drew and...
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