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A-Rod, Yankees settle dispute over home run milestone bonus

The 4th of July holiday may be just around the corner, but Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees appear hellbent on tying up a lot of loose ends related to the team’s designated hitter before the holiday weekend, as the team issued a press release indicating the parties have settled a dispute over a...Read More The post Alex Rodriguez, Yankees settle dispute over home run milestone...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Beltran joins Jacoby Ellsbury on Yanks' disabled list

NEW YORK (AP) Carlos Beltran has been put on the 15-day disabled list by the New York Yankees because a strained left oblique muscle. New York made the move before Friday's homestand opener against Tampa Bay and said it was retroactive to Wednesday. The Yankees already are missing starting centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who has been slow to heal from a knee injury that has kept...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Zack Hample to Return Ball to Alex Rodriguez

My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. Much like when President Gerald Ford uttered the line more than forty years ago, I’m proud to say that we, as a nation on the verge of celebrating our country’s independence, can rest easy tonight…the ball marking Alex Rodriguez’s 3000th hit will be returned. .@zack_hample, fan who retrieved Alex Rodriguez’s 3,000th...
Via Hall of Very Good
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees get A-Rod's 3,000th hit ball for $150,000 donation

The long and sordid saga revolving around the ultimate fate of the ball Alex Rodriguez deposited into the outfield seats at Yankee Stadium for his 3,000th hit has finally reached a resolution. Zack Hample, a “professional ballhawk” who was uncooperative at best after procuring the baseball after A-Rod’s solo shot in the first inning on...Read More The post Yankees get A-Rod’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

With Half A Season Gone, What Will It Take For The Yankees To Make The Playoffs?

Weather permitting, the Yankees will finish the first half of the 2015 season with Saturday's  home game against Tampa Bay. Right now there are 83 games remaining on the season and the Yankees are in the thick of the AL East fight. As we approach the second half of the season, the burning question is what will it take for the Yankees to make the playoffs?   There are a lot...
Via Lady At The Bat
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: June letdowns

Another month, another set of players who struggled to get a rhythm going. June is an important point in the season for slumping players, as upper management has to decide if this poor month was simply a rough patch or a ominous sign of bad things to come. Like all other teams, the New York Yankees had their share of players who scuffled both on the mound and at the plate. Here...
Via isportsweb.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod on desire to make All-Star Game: ‘I’d walk to Cincinnati’

Alex Rodriguez is playing a much better brand of baseball than even his most ardent and loyal supporters could have possibly envisioned. But has his impressive performance thus far this season perhaps merit an invite to the 2015 All-Star Game in Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park on July 14? Regardless of the correct answer, A-Rod...Read More The post Alex Rodriguez on desire...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nathan Eovaldi and Rick Porcello: A Tale of Two Pitchers

Before this season began, both the Yankees and the Red Sox acquired young right-handers whom they hoped would provide long term help for their starting rotations. Nathan Eovaldi and Rick Porcello both had histories of early-career struggles, but both of them clearly had positive upsides, which was cause for a lot of optimism, for fans and personnel of both teams.Eovaldi, 25, and...
Via Lady At The Bat
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: instant reactions to game 79 vs. the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

The New York Yankees finally ended their dreaded 20-straight games on a high note, as they defeated the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 3-1. Solid pitching and timely hitting were the main factors that led the team to victory. Here are my instant reactions to last night’s win. Nathan Eovaldi impresses Throughout his first season in pinstripes, it was apparent that Eovaldi could...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The road to Yankee Stadium goes through Trenton

For Yankees minor-leaguers, the road to Yankee Stadium goes through Trenton. TRENTON, N.J. – For every New York Yankees draftee hopeful of one day playing in the Big Apple, the road to Yankee Stadium goes through Trenton. Since 2003, the Trenton Thunder have been the Double A affiliate for the Yankees, a destination where some of the greatest in the organization’s history have...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees send Adam Warren to the Bullpen

On June 29th, the New York Yankees announced that they were sending right-hander Adam Warren to he bullpen, thus shortening their rotation back to the traditional five-man rotation. Warren, who might not have been this best in the rotation, has been the most constant starter for the Yankees this season. Warren has already set career highs in wins and innings pitched this year in...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Loss Of Warren Weakens A Yankees Rotation Already Weakend By Sabathia

Before each Yankee series begins, I post the pitching match-ups on the blog's Facebook page. I posted them yesterday evening with the comment, "Definitely not liking the fact that CC Sabathia pitches the opener." Sabathia did nothing to take away my fears, as he pitched poorly again, leading to the Yankees 4-1 loss to the Angels.Then I wake up this morning to even more bad news:...
Via Lady At The Bat
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Odd man out: New York Yankees to send Adam Warren to bullpen

With the return of pitcher Ivan Nova, the New York Yankees knew they had a difficult decision to make. Which starter would be the odd man out and get sent to the bullpen? That answer came early Tuesday morning in the form of right-hander Adam Warren, as first reported by the New York Daily News. After the Yankees 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Monday night, Warren...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury begins rehab stint

It seems like forever since Jacoby Ellsbury took a swing for the New York Yankees, and while he has been out since May 19, he is set to begin his minor league rehab assignment this week and can return to the Yankees as soon as Friday. Ellsbury suffered a freak accident in May against the Washington Nationals when he caught his cleat awkwardly during a swing. Ellsbury’s healing...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees weekend news wrap: Series split, Gardner, Ellsbury and Miller

The New York Yankees were probably happy to leave Houston with a split of their four-game series with the first-place Astros, but the feeling that they could have gained a series victory might sit in their minds as well.In reality, the Astros could be the ones kicking themselves. They actually had the second game of the series in hand as well, leading 2-0 after six innings. If it...
Via Yankees Unscripted
4 days ago  |  Discuss

When Garrett Jones and Carlos Beltran play OF, the 2015 Yankees pay the price for their original sin: Wanting to screw A-Rod

In our brief, recent sight-seeing excursion to the Confederacy, the damned Yankees gave the world two spectacular OF blunders, each worthy of a season ending low-light reel.Saturday night, Carlos Beltran pivoted around neatly to watch a fly ball land over his head and bounce against the wall - a sense of daring-do that would have made Bobby "The Wallflower" Abreu look like Minnie...

WATCH: Carlos Correa scores after hitting routine fly ball

Carlos Correa hit what looked like a routine fly ball in the fourth inning of Sunday’s Yankees-Astros game. But this is baseball, and crazy things happen from time to time. Today, Correa’s ball wasn’t caught, and all hell broke loose. It went down in the books as a double and a two base error on center fielder Brett Gardner, who fumbled the ball after it fell between...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

On the hot mess that is Masahiro Tanaka, and why pitchers can't throw at A-Rod anymore

Ladies and gentlemen: the Tanaka face!Have you ever been in one of those tumultuous relationships in which your boyfriend or girlfriend is a hot mess? You know, where you have real passion for the other person, and you think you click with them, but they constantly let you down? But just when you are ready to give up on the relationship, your boyfriend or girlfriend comes sniffing...
Via Subway Squawkers
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees trade rumors: Brandon Phillips edition

As the trade deadline approaches, more and more eyes will be on the New York Yankees to see what trades they will make in order to improve a good, but not great, roster. While the team definitely has some positions covered, one weak spot on the team is second base. By now, most fans will agree that the Stephen Drew experiment has failed. He has provided serviceable defense at the...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Young saves the night, the series, the road trip, maybe the season... and most of all, face

So shoot me. I was wrong about Chris "Forever" Young. Since April, whenever he's come to bat, I'd turn in the direction of Tampa and fart. I've had it with drain-circling ex-Mets, five years past peak foliage, who take a roster slot from a kid who shall never see the light of 100 Yankee at-bats. As a juggalo-level fan, I reserve the right to throw Faygo cola at Yankee teams...

Staggering toward July, and chasing another Wild Card, the Yankees face their annual Cashman culling of the herd

It's easy to over-exaggerate the importance of a Yankee defeat, especially when your psychic existence orbits around the health of - say - Carl Pavano's buttocks. And last night's shutout was as predictable as a sugar hangover on November 1. Watching the Evils coast through the 7th and 8th innings - flailing at first pitches like they had one of A-Rod's private girlie shows to catch...

Expecting Ivan Nova to boost Yankees’ rotation begs disappointment

What New York Yankees’ right-hander Ivan Nova has accomplished – returning from Tommy John surgery after 14 months away from the game – is undeniably commendable. It takes hard work and determination to rehab from this surgery despite its commonplace. But, it is not fair and completely disillusioned to expect Nova to be anything more than a back-of-the-rotation starter. He’s...
Via Yankees Unscripted
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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