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Iron Mike Protects Yankees Pitchers and Helps Hitters

Yankees’ pitching machine, nicknamed ‘Iron Mike,’ fires off 90 mph fastballs during an intrasquad game. The New York Yankees have employed a pitching machine this spring, and it’s not just any pitching machine, its nickname says it all – “Iron Mike”. Iron Mike is a pitching machine that is a strike throwing machine and in the eyes of Yankees manager Joe Girardi, “it’s...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees fire employee over Curt Schilling's daughter tweets

A part-time ticket seller employed by the New York Yankees has been fired by the team after he was outed as one of the alleged individuals who sent Curt Schilling inappropriate tweets about his teenage daughter, according to a NJ.com report. Schilling had posted a message on Twitter last week congratulating his 17-year-old daughter Gabby...Read More The post Yankees fire employee...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod goes 0-2 against Yankees pitching machine 'Iron Mike'

Alex Rodriguez went up against a pitching machine — not against a live-armed pitcher — during Monday’s “live game” action, but the results for the New York Yankees slugger still were underwhelming after he went 0-for-2 in a showdown against a pitching machine intimidatingly named “Iron Mike.” While his official debut on the field in...Read More The post Alex Rodriguez...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Prospect receives 75 cent check from Yankees

One of my dreams growing up was to become a Major League Baseball player and receive a Major League salary. That of course didn’t happen, but this story will make you feel better when you realize you make more than a New York Yankees’ prospect. According to CBS Sports, Yankees’ minor league catcher and first baseman Jake Hernandez received a $0.75 paycheck. And yes, the decimals...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Robertson Throws Parting Shot At New York Yankees

With spring training in full swing the newly anointed closer for the Chicago White Sox took a parting shot at his former employer in the Bronx. While speaking with Art Spanger on the weekend David Robertson had this to say about the New York Yankees.  “The White Sox give me a better opportunity to win,” Robertson said. “The direction this team is going in is something...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chris Young strikes out against Yankees’ pitching machine

Chris Young suffered the ultimate embarrassment during a New York Yankees intrasquad game on Monday. According to multiple Yankees beat reporters, Young was the only player to strike out during the intrasquad game. But there’s a catch: He struck out against the pitching machine! In case you were wondering: Chris Young was the only player...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees weekend news wrap: Let the games begin

New York is covered in snow, but Monday the Yankees will be playing a baseball game in warm Tampa, Florida. Albeit an intrasquad game, it is nonetheless a ballgame, as the club begins its trek through exhibition games to help determine what the 25-man roster will look like come April.The batters will face a pitching machine during the game, so this one is about hitting and fielding...
Via Yankees Unscripted
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Start Spring Schedule Tuesday

We're one day away from the start of Grapefruit League action!The pre-season gets underway on the road tomorrow against the Phillies. The Yankees have announced that Adam Warren will start, followed, I'm guessing, by half a dozen others. Game two, also against the Phillies, will take place the next day at George M Steinbrenner Field. Nathan Eovaldi will start things off in that...
Via Lady At The Bat
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yanks Announce Spring Rotation

  View image | gettyimages.com The Yankees first Spring Training game is Tuesday when they … The post Yanks Announce Spring Rotation appeared first on BronxPinstripes.com.
Via Bronx Pinstripes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 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
4 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
6 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
6 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...

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
8 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
8 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
9 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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