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Jacoby Ellsbury has run out of high-priced Yankees buffers

TAMPA — The legion of self-loathing Yankees fans no longer have Alex Rodriguez and, to a lesser degree, Mark Teixeira to shower with hate. The Baby Bombers haven’t failed in the clutch enough to draw the wrath, Brett Gardner is a fan favorite, and Chase Headley and Starlin Castro are complementary players. That leaves Jacoby Ellsbury...
Via New York Post
2 hours ago

Jeter takes top Yankees prospects to dinner

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Top New York Yankees prospects met Derek Jeter for dinner. Since his retirement following the 2014 season, Jeter has gone to dinner every spring training with the group attending ''Captain's Camp.'' Pitchers Justus Sheffield and James Kaprielian were among 20 prospects who dined Tuesday night and got to ask questions. ''You could hear a pin drop,'' Sheffield...
Via Associated Press
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ellsbury: 'It all comes back to work ethic'

Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury said he does not feel pressure to live up to his $153 million contract, and he will just continue to focus on improving his game.
Via Yankees.com
3 hours ago

Mitchell to start Yanks' spring opener

Right-hander Bryan Mitchell will be the starter for the Yankees' Grapefruit League opener on Friday against the Phillies.
Via Yankees.com
3 hours ago

The best seasons at each position by a Yankee during the RAB era

RAB celebrated its tenth birthday Monday. Tenth! I can’t believe it. Ben, Joe, and I started this site as a hobby and it grew into something far greater than we ever expected. The site has been around for a World Series championship, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez getting to 3,000 hits, Mariano Rivera becoming the all-time saves king … we’ve seen lots of cool stuff these last...
Via River Avenue Blues
4 hours ago

WATCH: Yankees pitchers practice PFPs

With spring training in full gear, Yankees Magazine takes a closer look at the pitching staff as they partake in pitchers' fielding practice.
Via YES Network
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

What Yankees prospects asked Derek Jeter in dream dinner

TAMPA — Derek Jeter gathered around the Yankees’ top prospects Tuesday night for dinner and an informal Q&A. Over steak, Jeter wowed the group of star-struck youngsters. “Everybody’s eyes were wide open,’’ James Kaprielian, the Yankees’ top pitching prospect and first-round pick out of UCLA in 2015, said of the Oxford Exchange audience when Jeter...
Via New York Post
6 hours ago

Yankees' Aaron Hicks' direct answer to Aaron Judge competition

The Yankees won't just simply hand top prospect Aaron Judge right field despite Aaron Hicks' disappointing debut. If Judge struggles this spring like he did last year, the powerful 24-year-old may find himself back in the minors. That's not lost on Hicks. "Of course, I want to be the starter," Hicks said in the clubhouse at George M. Steinbrenner Field. "I mean, the position...
Via NJ.com
8 hours ago

Yankees dramatically increase ticket prices for Derek Jeter Night

The New York Yankees will hold Derek Jeter Night on Mother’s Day, May 14. And if fans want to be the ballpark for the momentous event, it’s going to cost them.The highly anticipated pregame event, where Jeter will have his No. 2 jersey retired and be enshrined in Monument Park, has prompted the Yankees to dramatically inflate ticket prices for the evening tilt against the Houston...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Year Without the Yankees

The Yankees were trying last year, as silly as that may have been. They lacked the rotation muscle or offensive firepower to truly compete, but damn if they didn’t have a bullpen. That bullpen, combined with a largely mediocre roster, kept them just within spitting distance of relevancy until the very end. Even after trading Carlos Beltran, Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, and Ivan...
Via Fangraphs
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clint Frazier’s possible paths to the big leagues in 2017

When the Yankees went about their trade deadline business last summer, they appeared to focus on acquiring the best possible talent rather than addressing specific needs. That’s why they acquired Gleyber Torres despite a farm system already loaded with shortstops, and Clint Frazier despite a farm system with more than a few upper level outfielders. They were the best players, so...
Via River Avenue Blues
10 hours ago

Alex Rodriguez puts the odds of making a comeback at 'zero'

Alex Rodriguez is back in Yankees camp this spring as a guest instructor and seems content in that role. More than six months after his last at-bat in the majors, A-Rod isn’t pining for another.Rodriguez, 41, said his goodbyes on Aug. 12 of last season, doubling in his first plate appearances and playing third base for one out in the ninth inning before being removed from the game...
Via FOX Sports
10 hours ago

WATCH: Chase Headley batting practice round

Watch another round of Chase Headley's batting practice at Spring Training.
Via YES Network
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ellsbury joins Yanks camp after birth of child

The Yankees have their full roster in camp following the arrival of outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who was granted a late report because his wife, Kelsey, was delivering the couple's second child.
Via Yankees.com
1 day ago

Swisher arrives as guest instructor, A-Rod on deck

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Nick Swisher has arrived as a New York Yankees guest spring training instructor and Alex Rodriguez is on deck. Swisher worked with outfielders Monday during his first day, which came three days after announcing his retirement as a player. ''I never have to worry about an 0 for 4 again,'' Swisher said with a smile. ''It's great to be back.'' A-Rod is set to make...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The "new" New York Yankees take the field in Tampa

SNY's Sweeny Murti reports from New York Yankees spring training, as newcomers Matt Holliday and Chris Carter work out for the first time with their new teammates.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dellin Betances is not happy with the Yankees and Randy Levine

New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances and team president Randy Levine sparred through the media following a heated arbitration hearing.
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees, Dellin Betances in war of words after arbitration hearing

New York Yankees president Randy Levine may have driven a wedge between the organization and one of its elite talents.Yankee setup man Dellin Betances, who has been one of baseball’s best relievers since the beginning of the 2014 season, requested a salary of $5 million in his arbitration hearing. The Yankees were willing to pay $3 million and won, largely because despite his elite...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hall of Famer Goose Gossage says it’s ‘insulting’ to be compared to Mariano Rivera

Goose Gossage is back at New York Yankees’ spring training and he wants you to get off his lawn.In an interview with NJ.com, Gossage cast shade on Mariano Rivera, calling him “great … for one inning,” and saying it’s “insulting” for him to be compared to the all-time saves leader. Rivera finished his career with 342 more saves than Gossage, an ERA 0.8 runs lower, 1...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

12-year MLB veteran Nick Swisher announces retirement

“The dream is over, baby.”In a recent letter to The Players’ Tribune, 12-year MLB veteran Nick Swisher announced his retirement.After telling a story of a pick-up slow-pitch softball game, Swisher said it’s time to hang up his cleats.WHEW! That felt goooood. It’s like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. It’s official. I’m out.Swisher explained in the letter...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin out six weeks with broken foot

The competition for the starting position at first base for the New York Yankees just became more interesting.NBC Sports reported 25-year-old Tyler Austin broke his foot while taking batting practice Friday, “smacking a ball off of his foot.” The report mentions it is a small break, but this will keep him in a boot for a few weeks and “away from baseball activities for six...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reliever Betances, Yankees argue final arbitration case

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Reliever Dellin Betances and the New York Yankees have argued the year's final salary arbitration case, the first for the team in nearly a decade. Eligible for arbitration for the first time, Betances asked for $5 million. The Yankees argued during Friday's hearing he should be paid $3 million. A decision by arbitrators Steven Wolf, Dan Brent and Sylvia...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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