Category: ‘AL East’

Yankees need to break up Gardner and Ellsbury in the order
February 24th, 2017 at 9:35 AM
***PHOTO1*** Earlier this week, Joe Girardi pondered a not-so-original thought regarding the Yankees lineup. The manager, with spring training underway, said that he is considering breaking up Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury in the batting order. Both swingers from the left side, Girardi added that he would not bat them...

Heyman: Betances treated fairly in arbitration negotiations
February 23rd, 2017 at 9:23 AM
***PHOTO1*** Dellin Betances said his piece and seems to have moved on following a rough arbitration process that included the Yankees citing declining ticket sales and even his own personal jersey sales totals (not in the top 10, they said) and the team president Randy Levine taking the unusual step...

Bernhardt: Yankees’ Levine misses the mark, again
February 18th, 2017 at 9:08 PM
***PHOTO1*** If this Saturday has been any indication, the Yankees need to keep their team president, Randy Levine, from commenting on personnel decisions by any means necessary. This includes simply removing him from the position of team president. It's hard to imagine Levine providing a net benefit to anything he...

The Yankees play a risky game with manager Joe Girardi and his contract
February 18th, 2017 at 5:16 PM
***PHOTO1*** New York Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner is taking a familiar a wait-and-see approach regarding the status of manager Joe Girardi. Girardi's contract expires at the conclusion of the 2017 season. This is nothing new with the Yankees in general and Girardi in particular. It has been the case with everyone...

Heyman: Yankees president Levine admonishes Betances’ agents
February 18th, 2017 at 1:07 PM
***PHOTO1*** Yankees president Randy Levine called a press conference to criticize Dellin Betances' representatives for "using" the star set-up man to try to "change a marketplace." Fresh off the team's victory in arbitration â?? arbitrators ruled in favor of the Yankees' $3 million figure rather than Betances' $5 million figure â??...