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Brendan Ryan snags 2015 First Yankee Injury Award

Hurt himself doing curls in weight room.Congratulations, Brendan!

Sponsored Post: Did The Yankees Do Enough This Winter?

The New York Yankees have the biggest payroll in baseball, and it is no surprise that they have been able to win the most World Series ever as well. With that type of reputation, losing seasons are not tolerated. After not having a very good 2014 year, many thought that they would open up their checkbook to get more talent. Instead, they were relatively quiet during the winter. People...
Via Lady At The Bat
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will Dellin Betances be the New York Yankees’ next great closer?

Spring training is finally under way and baseball fans are rejoicing. While there are many interesting debates going on such as Alex Rodriguez’s early return and C.C.’s weight gain, the common question continues to arise: who will close for the New York Yankees? Previous closer, David Robertson, was a free agent and decided to sign with the Chicago White Sox for $46 million over...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brendan Ryan to Miss 5 Days

The Yankees announced that backup shortstop Brendan Ryan will miss five days after undergoing a … The post Brendan Ryan to Miss 5 Days appeared first on BronxPinstripes.com.
Via Bronx Pinstripes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees enjoy upbeat first week of Spring Training

The New York Yankees are one week into Spring Training as of Friday and while there is incessant chatter about Alex Rodriguez’s return to the diamond (or more like everything he does off it), there are many other on-the-field happenings that has the club upbeat.While it’s early, the pitching staff has been building up arm strength, with some, facing live batters. The word is...
Via Yankees Unscripted
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod: A con man returns to baseball

Alex Rodriguez asked for this. Remember that. On Feb. 17, 2009, upon reporting to the Yankees’ spring training camp for the first time as an...
Via Athlon Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cashman/Headwarmer Dialogues: Moncada? Where Would We Play Him?

The latest entry in the long-running series in which Brian Cashman discusses the current state of the New York Yankees. With his headwarmer. Cashman: Gotta say, headwarmer, we really dodged a bullet with Moncada. Headwarmer: Oh? Do tell, turkey ****. Cashman: I don’t want to say the Red Sox got screwed. But the kid’s raw. Untested in the bigs. To roll out that kind of money...
Via Surviving Grady
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Betances, Miller or both for Yankees' closer?

The New York Yankees have a situation that many teams would kill for; two incredibly capable relievers vying for the ninth-inning job. Right-hander Dellin Betances and lefty Andrew Miller entered camp as the close-out options for manager Joe Girardi.Girardi has stated that he would like to settle the issue before Spring Training ends, but also said he felt comfortable utilizing...
Via Yankees Unscripted
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Trying to Avoid Paying ARod

Here’s something out of the ordinary, the Yankees NOT wanting to hand out money. Reports … The post Yankees Trying to Avoid Paying ARod appeared first on BronxPinstripes.com.
Via Bronx Pinstripes
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Forget His Diet, Mark Teixeira's Hitting Approach Is NO FUN

Mark Teixeira's "no-fun" diet has become the talk of Spring Training.  Fans and media alike have been talking non-stop about it, which includes no dairy, no sugar and no gluten.  Teixeira hopes that the diet will help him avoid inflammation and, thus, keep him on the field in 2015. He also hopes it will help bring him back to what he hasn't been since 2011: A 30HR, 100RBI man.He...
Via Lady At The Bat
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #39: Jacoby Ellsbury | OF | NYY

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! Oddly enough, one of the worst things Jacoby Ellsbury ever did for his fantasy value was hit 32 HR in 2011. We know he’s not a 30-homer hitter, but then again I believe it was Ron Shandler who said, “once you display a skill, you own it,” so by that logic Ellsbury is a 30-homer hitter. Not that 30...
Via Baseball Professor
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hank Aaron 'rooting' for Alex Rodriguez to succeed in return

Alex Rodriguez has a lot more enemies than friends these days, but he gained a powerful ally earlier this week.   Hall of Famer Hank Aaron told Newsday in a recent interview that he hopes the disgraced New York Yankees slugger has a successful return to baseball this season. “I am rooting for him,” Aaron said, via Newsday. “Despite all of the things that people say he had...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Prospect Profile: Rob Refsnyder

  When Robinson Cano decided to leave the Bronx and sign with the Seattle Mariners, the Yankees were left with an immediate need at second base, which couldn’t be found in their minor league system at the time. Players like Brendan Ryan, Stephen Drew, Brian Roberts, Kelly Johnson, and Martin Prado were all brought in last season to hold down the fort, but not one of them did...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What In the Hal Are the Yankees Doing?

New York Yankees former owner George Steinbrenner Late Sunday night I was told by an MLB reporter who has been covering the New York Yankees for over a decade, “there will be a deal done Monday morning and the Yankees are all in on this (Yoan Moncada) kid.” As it turned out, the Yankees “all-in” wasn’t enough. From all indications the team’s ownership put a cap on what...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees showcase burgeoning youth movement with new heir to 3B Chase Headley

YES DRIVEL CHANNEL_ (Tampa) At 39, slugger Alex Rodriguez can't be expected to play third base forever. And some fans may have wondered what the Bronx Bombers have in store as "A-Rod's" long-term heir apparent. Well, world, relax! Because yesterday, fans got a glimpse of the future, when young Chase Headley - up from the (cough) league last year - took grounders at third alongside...

A-Rod still wants Yankees' starting third base job

Alex Rodriguez may have been penciled in as the team’s backup third baseman and designated hitter by the powers-that-be with the New York Yankees, but that does not mean he’s happily going to relinquish his spot in the field without putting up a fight. Rodriguez, who made waves Monday by showing up to spring training...Read More The post Alex Rodriguez unwilling to relinquish...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs hire Manny Ramirez, Kevin Youkilis as consultants

The ties between the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox are almost too obvious to continue mentioning at this point.   The Cubs announced Tuesday they’ve hired former Red Sox sluggers Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis as consultants. Ramirez will serve as a hitting consultant, and Youkilis was hired as a scouting and player development consultant. The move is part of the Cubs...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoan Moncada and the Yankees Odd Spending Habits

When the New York Yankees make a signing, it is big news in baseball. When the Yankees fail to make to a big signing, it is even bigger news. The Yankees targeted Yoan Moncada. They worked him out multiple times. They offered the potential star $25 million, willing to commit $50 million with penalties, showing […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees 'fuming' over A-Rod's early arrival

Alex Rodriguez arrived early to the New York Yankees’ spring training facility in Tampa, Fla. this week. A-Rod was scheduled to show up with the rest of the position players on Wednesday, but he got to work on Monday instead. The team must have been so proud, right? Wrong. Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

CC Sabathia gained weight on purpose

The days of the skinny CC Sabathia are over. You can now welcome back the overweight ace with whom you are more familiar. Sabathia showed up to Yankees spring training on Friday weighing 305 pounds, which is at least 10 percent heavier than he was the past two seasons. “I lost a bunch of weight...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Major League Baseball finally did it: It has destroyed the once dominant franchise known as the New York Yankees

Congratulations, MLB. You won. For 50 years, you envied the NFL on key element: Pro football had no Yankees. If only you could destroy the one franchise that dominated all others, make all the teams equal, then you could maximize profits. Your plan was so tight, so clean, so perfect: Apply Ayn Rand capitalism to the revenue side, and assign the expenses to socialism. No limits...

Glove used to catch 1996 Derek Jeter homer sells for $22K

  NEW YORK — The glove Jeffrey Maier used to pull Derek Jeter’s famous home run over the wall during the 1996 American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles has been sold at auction for $22,705.   Heritage Auctions says the glove was purchased by an anonymous collector Saturday night, with no mention of what the buyer plans...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

CC Sabathia gained 30 pounds during the offseason

Maybe saying that C.C. Sabathia was “skinny” last season is simplifying things just a little bit. But Sabathia did get into better shape, dropping 30 pounds and turning up to Spring Training looking downright in shape. Here’s a pic of Sabathia from last spring. VIERA, FL – MARCH 11: CC Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees throws a pitch in the third inning of a game...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Girardi: Despite uncertainties Yankees “have a chance to be really good”

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi held his Spring Training opening press conference Friday and the theme was uncertainty with a measure of confidence. The issues that surround the club are numerous; what’s the physical health of the team, can the middle of the lineup produce, how will the new faces mesh with the old, who will close games, what’s the batting order, can Alex...
Via Yankees Unscripted
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: New York Yankees

The Yankees have finished in third and second place, respectively, during the past two seasons. As you know, that doesn’t cut it in the Bronx. Yet general manager Brian Cashman apparently had little to spend this winter, after throwing big money at four top free agents last year. Will the Yankees suffer for not getting an ace-caliber starter during the offseason? Or is Cashman...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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