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Player Profile #176: Brian McCann | C/1B | NYY

Brian McCann is a sellout — for power, that is. Since McCann broke into the league in 2005, he’s caught 9,709.1 innings. That’s the third-most in the league over that span behind Yadier Molina (10,533) and A.J. Pierzynski (10,437). But unlike Molina, McCann’s offense hasn’t gotten better with age. In his early years (2005-2008) McCann regularly had 11-13% strikeout rates...
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O, to live in Scranton! This year's Railriders could be the '27 Yankees of Triple A

This is what happens when nobody ever gets promoted.What a lineup!Refsnyder 2BPirela LFRoller DHSanchez CGarcia CFFlores LFAustin RFSegedin 3BGalvez SSAnd maybe Heathcott, too? I smell the Governor's Cup! Paging Dwight Shrute.
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Yankees don't need a "proven" closer

The New York Yankees currently possess an area of strength, potentially their only one at the present time, in their bullpen. With the addition of Andrew Miller and Justin Wilson to the fold, combined with the return of Dellin Betances, the Bombers have a very strong back end of the bullpen. You know what? The front end is pretty good too.Add Shawn Kelley, Adam Warren (I’m...
Via Yankees Unscripted
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Well, that didn't take long

David Robertson has grown a beard... the new cry of freedom for ex-Yankees.Looks like a two-week growth. He probably threw away his razor the day we signed Andrew Miller.
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The Cubans are coming, the Cubans are coming!: Did the Yankees screw themselves by going over-allotment in this year's Latino signings?

Imagine another Cuban missile crisis, except with players instead of missiles.Well, at least we can't hang this one on the merry elf, Brian Cashman...Nobody yesterday expected to see Uncle Sam and Fidel co-lighting a Cuban fatty, ending 50 years of playground taunts from dueling cabana boys. Of course, the voices of truth at Fox News are already screaming TREASON, but there's beachfront...
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A-Rod cousin Yuri Sucart seeks delay in Biogenesis trial

  A cousin of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez is asking a federal judge to delay his trial on charges stemming from his dealings with the Florida clinic tied to more than a dozen baseball players suspended for violating the sport's drug program. The lawyer for Yuri Sucart said in a court filing Wednesday that Sucart has been hampered by serious health problems and has been...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod cousin seeks delay in drug trial

MIAMI (AP) A cousin of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez is asking a federal judge to delay his trial on charges stemming from his dealings with the Florida clinic tied to more than a dozen baseball players suspended for violating the sport's drug program. The lawyer for Yuri Sucart said in a court filing Wednesday that Sucart has been hampered by serious health problems and...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capuano signing signals Yankees intent to wing it

The New York Yankees agreed to terms with left-handed starter Chris Capuano on a one-year, $5 million contract for the 2015 season Tuesday according YES Network's Jack Curry via Twitter. The deal has not been officially announced by the team.This is not exactly what some Yankees fans were looking for, but it does indicate that the club might be intent on winging it when it comes...
Via Yankees Unscripted
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The 2015 New York Yankees: A Focus on Run Prevention

Throughout the years, the New York Yankees have been professional sports most successful franchise, winning 27 World Championships and being a model of consistency for other teams to follow. The 1996-2000 teams are still considered to be the last true dynasty in Major League Baseball, winning four World Series in five years. Since then, the Yankees have had winning seasons,  including...
Via Baseball Essential
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MLB News: Yankees don’t expect much from A-Rod

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Alex Rodriguez’s days of playing third base for the New York Yankees are over. According to multiple reports, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman suggested Tuesday that Chase Headley will be New York’s starting third baseman after agreeing to a $52 million, four-year contract. Rodriguez is expected to be the permanent designated hitter. “I can’t expect...
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NO PENNANTS, NO PEACE: If Hal Steinbrenner is more interested in being pennywise than winning the World Series, it's time for a fan revolution

Friends, Romans, Yankeefans...As we end another cruel year, it's time to ponder a deeper question than where Brett Gardner should bat in 2015. (BTW, third.)Should we, as die-hard Yankee rooters, give a crap that the ownership is becoming fiscally prudent?Before unfurling my tirade, a few understandings...I am writing as a consummate Yankee fan asshole. Yes, I'm aware that we spend...
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Yankees GM: Alex Rodriguez To Serve As Full-Time Designated Hitter

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez faces a diminished role in his return to the New York Yankees, who have stripped A-Rod of his third-base job and plan to limit his role to full-time designated hitter — at most. General manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that A-Rod’s days as an everyday fielder are over in the Bronx and Chase Headley will start at third after...
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The Ball Used During Derek Jeter’s Last Game Was Auctioned Off For A Lot

And you probably thought that the Derek Jeter media frenzy was over. Nope. The sensation this past season for the MLB was Derek Jeter’s retirement. From his gifts to the lavish farewell in Fenway, this was well covered. This article also addresses a question I once had back in September. “What’s going to happen to the balls used during this game?” Well, they were auctioned...
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Brian Cashman Says Alex Rodriguez Will Be Full-Time DH

  Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says Alex Rodriguez will be the full-time DH for the remainder of his career. This announcement comes after re-signing Chase Headley to a 4-year $52 million deal on Monday. “I can’t expect Alex to be anything,” Cashman said during a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “I’ve got to think the worst and hope for the best...
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Trolling onward, the great sperm whale today gathered more plankton

The Yankees signed Juan Graterol. No, that's not a two-stroke engine lubricant. He's a minor league catcher.
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Cashman: A-Rod now Yankees’ full-time designated hitter

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman revealed on Tuesday that it apparently is the team’s intent to have Alex Rodriguez serve as its full-time designated hitter, not as the de facto third baseman. The GM confirmed during a conversation with the Associated Press that Chase Headley, who signed a four-year, $52 million deal with...Read More The post Brian Cashman: Alex...
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The Baseball Used To Collect Derek Jeter’s Last Out Was Auctioned Off For A **** Load Of Money

The hype around Derek Jeter memorabilia is still incredibly real. The baseball that was used to record Derek Jeter’s final out as a professional baseball player was auctioned off on Monday night. It fetched $24,025. Twenty four thousand and twenty five dollars. The five figure ball was lined out by Jeter at Fenway Park during Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Yankees Re-Sign Chris Capuano To One-Year Deal Worth $5 Million

NEW YORK — Chris Capuano is staying with the New York Yankees, just like fellow free agents Chase Headley and Chris Young. The 36-year-old left-hander agreed Tuesday to a $5 million, one-year contract. He started last season with Boston and had a 4.55 ERA in 28 relief appearances. He was released July 1 and signed with Colorado three days later but never made it to the majors with...
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A-Rod will be full-time DH for Yanks, says GM Cashman

  Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says Alex Rodriguez's days as an everyday fielder are over and he hopes A-Rod will be New York's fulltime designated hitter. Chase Headley will be the Yankees' starting third baseman after agreeing to a $52 million, four-year deal. Cashman said during a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday that ''I can't expect Alex to...
Via AP on Fox
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Yankees GM Cashman: A-Rod now a full-time DH

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says Alex Rodriguez's days as an everyday fielder are over and he hopes A-Rod will be New York's fulltime designated hitter. Chase Headley will be the Yankees' starting third baseman after agreeing to a $52 million, four-year deal. Cashman said during a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday that ''I can't expect...
Via AP on Fox
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Source: Yankees agree with LHP Capuano on one-year, $5M deal

  Chris Capuano is staying with the New York Yankees, just like fellow free agents Chase Headley and Chris Young. The left-hander has agreed to a $5 million, one-year contract according to CBS Sports Jon Heyman. The 36-year-old started last season with Boston and had a 4.55 ERA in 28 relief appearances. He was released July 1 and signed with Colorado three days later but never made...
Via AP on Fox
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Baseball used to record Derek Jeter’s final out nets $24,000 at auction (photo)

The baseball used during a game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox that ultimately proved to be the the final out Derek Jeter recorded during his 20-year Hall of Fame career netted some big money at auction on Monday night. The ball, auctioned off on the MLB Auctions website, reportedly landed a...Read More The post Baseball used to record Derek Jeter’s final out...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees re-sign Chris Capuano

The New York Yankees reunion tour continues as with Chris Young and Chase Headley back in the fold, the Yankees have re-signed left-hander, Chris Capuano to a one year, $5 million deal according to Jack Curry of YES. Capuano, 36, pitched to a 4.25 ERA through 12 starts for the Yankees in 2014 after being picked up from the Colorado Rockies. The Yankees were Capuano’s third organization...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Capuano, Yanks agree to $5 million deal

NEW YORK (AP) Chris Capuano is staying with the New York Yankees, just like fellow free agents Chase Headley and Chris Young. A person familiar with the negotiations says the left-hander has agreed to a $5 million, one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement had not yet been announced. The 36-year-old started last season with Boston...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees not in on free agent Max Scherzer, sign Chris Capuano

Some believe the Yankees are simply waiting for the market of free agent pitcher Max Scherzer to shake out before jumping into the fray. Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York says those theories are not true and that the Yankees are “absolutely not” interested in the former Tigers pitcher. A year after winning the Cy Young, Scherzer had another fine season in 2014 going 18-5 with...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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