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Yankees' Girardi Plays It Safe with Warren But Takes Risk With Health of Bullpen

Questioning Joe Girardi is not exactly high on my list of things to do as I tend to give the Yankees manager the benefit of the doubt. After all, 750 wins doesn’t happen without some skill, even if it’s the skill of knowing when you don’t have to meddle.Still, after he pulled Adam Warren in Tuesday night’s game after 6.1 IP and only 88 pitches, I’ll admit I raised an eyebrow...
Via Lady At The Bat
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

My thoughts on the Bernie Williams ceremony -- and yes, I think his number should have been retired

Pete Campbell's Chip N' Dip!I Squawked Sunday night about New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick's (incorrect) ire over Bernie Williams Night being held the Sunday before Memorial Day. But I didn't write about the ceremony itself. There was good reason for that.That is because I was at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens on Sunday, checking out the excellent "Mad Men" exhibit...
Via Subway Squawkers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Heathcott and Lindgren: At last! Reasons to watch

Memorable day, Memorial Day. The Evils scored a zillion runs and played Paddington Bear with their stat lines, whacking the jerks who embarrassed us last week. No complaints here. Chase Headley entered the game batting .242 and finished at .255. You'd think he was having a good year. One thing I'd almost forgotten about laughers: You don't feel compelled to watch every pitch...

Bern Baby Bern — The Bronx Pinstripes Show #16

Happy Memorial Day everyone! We’ve got day baseball this afternoon, the sun is shining, burgers on the grill, and the Yankees are….well, you know. Its been a struggle the past two weeks for the Yankees. Mental and physical errors, bad pitching, and lack of clutch offense has caused them to lose 10 of their last 11 games. Scott and I did our best to go through the carnage and...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A Memorial Day tradition: Let's celebrate the Yankees' new Bore Four

Hate to say this, but the Yankees right now are not only baseball's most boring team, but they might be the most boring entity in corporate America, after IBM and the company that imports those back-scratchers from China.Typically, they score two runs early, and then... nothing... nada... zilch. Turn the channel, and reach for the bottle of hair tonic. Therefore, on this Memorial...

Core Four Honors Bernie, Watches Yankees Fall Back to .500

Not even the presence of the Core Four + Bernie Williams could propel the Yankees to a win last night against the Texas Rangers.Derek Jeter, in his first appearance at Yankee Stadium since his walk off single last September, was joined by the rest of the recent Yankees dynasty in celebrating an all too often overlooked Williams, who had his #51 retired by the Yankees and a plaque...
Via Lady At The Bat
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Six losses in a row... nine out of ten... a .500 team... the Yankees

Well, here we are - right back where we started. We're like those doomed campers in the Blair Witch Project, hiking all day in the forest and finding ourselves back here... same wins as losses... except that now, Chase Headley is batting second. Gahhhh...  An old team, hoping for miracles, watching the glaciers melt, waiting for a savior to rise up from Trenton, or Charleston...

New York Yankees: Defensive Woes Impeding Team Success

At 22-21 on the year, the New York Yankees are in second place in the AL East and are only one and a half games behind Tampa Bay, the division leaders. New York’s front office had a clear plan this offseason: find free agents who could produce at a reasonable price and grind out wins with pitching and defense. The refocusing of their strategy of overpaying for offensive stars...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

On this day in Yankees history – 1936

On May 24, 1936 in a game against the Athletics, Yankees second baseman Tony Lazzeri becomes the first Major League player to hit two grand slams in one game as the Yanks annihilate the A’s 25-2. The two salamis also help Lazzeri set an American League record for most RBIs in a game with 11. That month he also set records for most home runs in three consecutive games (6) and...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What was Brian (Fredo) Cashman's worst Yankee move this year? It's not what you think

"I'm smart and I want respect!" -- Brian (Fredo) Cashman Grrrrr. I am irate at the state of the Yankees these days. A little bit more than a quarter of the 2015 Yankees' season is over, and the team is not in a good way. Yes, the Yanks are only 1.5 games out of first place in the American League East, But they have lost five in a row, and nine of their last 10 games, They are only...
Via Subway Squawkers
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the Yankees hit rock bottom? Or could it get even worse?

So I was out and about Saturday morning and early afternoon, doing a three-mile fun run at Clove Lakes Park, going to the farmers' market, buying groceries at Trader Joe's, doing other errands, and chatting with different people I know in the small town that is Staten Island.Lots of people I saw today complimented me after seeing the Staten Island Advance article about me in print...
Via Subway Squawkers
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacob Lindgren to join big league club on Sunday

It appears as if Yankee fans won’t have to wait much longer to see Jacob Lindgren in the Bronx. Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweeted that the 21-year old left-handed pitcher will be called up prior to Sunday’s finale against the Texas Rangers. Lindgren was the Yankees’ first draft choice in the 2014 draft (2nd round selection), and in just one season advanced all the way...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Yankees are succeeding despite the numbers

​ If there’s anything I’ve learned over the past few years, it’s that the AL East is strange. The Boston Red Sox have gone from last to first and back to last. The Toronto Blue Jays are typically supposed to be better than they are, the Tampa Bay Rays consistently exceed expectations regardless of doubts, and the Baltimore Orioles won 96 games last season. Which leaves...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League team cancels 'A-Rod Juice Box Night'

Alex Rodriguez is often the target of slander and jokes. On Friday, it was the Charlotte Stone Crabs, a minor league affiliate of the Rays, who had the Yankees designated hitter in their sights. The Stone Crabs planned to hand out the above pictured juice box which reads “The Sports Drink. 100 % Juiced. Side...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Slade Heathcott’s wild journey to the big leagues

Yankee fans got some disappointing news this week when it was announced that center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury had been placed on the 15-day DL with a knee injury. To that point of the season, the former All-Star had been one of the Yankees’ most productive players, boasting a .324 batting average and a team leading 14 stolen bases. Add that to the fact that the Bronx Bombers have...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays affiliate removes any mention of ‘A-Rod Juice Box Night’ (photo)

Alex Rodriguez arguably has been saying and doing all the right things in his return to Major League Baseball after serving a season in exile. And while for some it may be easy to forgive and forget, there are others who insist Rodriguez’s sordid history makes him an individual unworthy and undeserving of even a...Read More The post Rays affiliate removes any mention of ‘A-Rod...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Expectations for Slade Heathcott

After a heartbreaking 8-6 loss to the Nationals via a Ryan Zimmerman two-run, walk-off homerun, the Yankees received more bad news after learning that center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury sprained his right knee and would need a 15-day DL stint.  As a result, the Yankees called up former first round draft pick Slade Heathcott from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.  Once a highly touted...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Michael Pineda a true ace?

There is little denying the fact that Michael Pineda has been the best pitcher in the New York Yankees rotation this season. He might have been the best pitcher during his time with the club last season as well. Being the best surrounded by mediocrity might make one the staff ace, but does not necessarily qualify one as a “true ace.” Is Pineda ready to be that type of pitcher...
Via Yankees Unscripted
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Missing Ellsbury's Effort & Cursing Beltran's Lack Therof

A 2-7 road trip. As Joe Girardi would say, "It's not what you want." Last night was really frustrating, thanks, in part, to one Carlos Beltran.If he had made any sort of an effort to catch that pop fly in the bottom of the seventh, the Yankees might have gone on to get out of the inning without (what turned out to be) the winning run scoring. He didn't, and the Yankees lost the last...
Via Lady At The Bat
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Promote a Healthy Slade Heathcott

With Jacoby Ellsbury out of action for at least the next couple of weeks with a knee sprain, the Yankees called up former first round draft choice Slade Heathcott to help fill the void in the outfield. If it feels like you’ve been hearing about Heathcott for a while now, that’s because you have been. […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees receive good and bad injury news

The New York Yankees received some good and then bad news concerning their starting pitchers on the disabled list. Masahiro Tanaka came out of Monday’s 29-pitch bullpen session without any issues and could begin a rehab assignment later this week while Ivan Nova is move one step closer to appearing in some minor league games. Unfortunately, the bad news was that Chase Whitley...
Via Yankees Unscripted
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez not bothered by Jorge Posada’s remarks

Former New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada has released a book recently. In his tour promoting said book, Posada indicated that he doesn’t find it fair that players have been known to cheat, including former teammates Roger Clemens and Alex Rodriguez. “I don’t think it’s fair for the guys that have been in the Hall of Fame that played the game clean,” Posada said on...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees are back and better than we all thought

Everyone loves a good underdog story. When a team that hasn’t been very good in a few years and didn’t look like anything close to a contender when the season started comes out of the gate hot, baseball fans have found their new favorite team to rally around. This year, no team embodies that scrappy, can-do spirit like the New York Yankees. Yes, the little team that could...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jorge Posada apologizes for disparaging comments about Alex Rodriguez

Jorge Posada took to the radio waves Thursday to apologize for unflattering comments he made about Alex Rodriguez in which he disparaged his former New York Yankees teammate’s Hall of Fame credentials. Posada, who ripped A-Rod during an interview Wednesday on “CBS This Morning,” insisted on WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” radio program that he felt...Read More The post...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Posada: A-Rod, Roger Clemens shouldn't be in Hall of Fame

  Plenty of people already think that Roger Clemens and Alex Rodriguez don’t deserve a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame, and you can add their former New York Yankees teammate Jorge Posada to the list.   The retired catcher, who spent his entire 17-year career in pinstripes, is on tour promoting his new book. And on “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday, Posada had...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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