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New York Yankee Catchers Austin Romine and Brian McCann are Impressed with SP Masahiro Tanaka; “As Good as Advertised”
February 22nd, 2014 at 9:09 PM
Masahiro Tanaka threw 25 pitches in front of a New York Yankee contingent including, manager Joe Girardi and GM Brian Cashman on Friday. "I was pleased with what we saw, his stuff looked crisp" manager Joe Girardi said. He was caught by a few Yankee catchers including Austin Romine and Brian McCann....

A Slimmed Down New York Yankees CC Sabathia on a Return to the Playoffs in 2014: I Set the Tone
February 21st, 2014 at 6:12 PM
CC Sabathia has never been called little and at 6'7'' he is a towering force on the mound. Sabathia is big and intimidating when it comes to facing American League hitters. The problem has never been his size, it's been his weight. ***PHOTO1*** Sabathia has admitted that his weight has ballooned upwards towards 315...

In the Shadows: New York Yankee Outfielder Ichiro Suzuki Quietly Closes in on 3,000 Hits
February 20th, 2014 at 7:05 PM
With all of the attention this off-season being on Derek Jeter's retirement and free agent signings, New York Yankee Ichiro Suzuki has quietly been preparing for his 14th season in the majors. Almost a forgotten man, Ichiro 40, has compiled an astounding 4,020 hits between his storied Major League and Japanese League...

New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter: I Still Have a Season to Play in 2014
February 19th, 2014 at 9:13 PM
Derek Jeter's addressed his decision to retire at the end of the 2014 season for the first time today. Jeter commented on his retirement but reiterated that he "still has a season to play". Jeter talked with the press in Tampa as the first day of Spring Training kicked off. ***VIDEO1*** Jeter...

New York Yankee History Shows That David Robertson Will Make a Successful Transition to the Closers Role
February 17th, 2014 at 8:03 PM
With Mariano Rivera retiring at the end of last season the torch has been passed to first year New York Yankee closer, David Robertson. Many Yankee fans are asking the same questions. Is he the right guy? Should we sign a free agent? Why Can't Mariano pitch forever? The time of...

The New York Yankees Eagerly Await the Return of “The Killer B’s”
February 17th, 2014 at 12:26 AM
It was just a few years ago when the hopes of the New York Yankees farm system were tied to three "future pitching stars". Andrew Brackman, Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances were supposed to bring the Yankees minor league system back to prominence. The three Yankee saviors were deemed "The Killer B's".  ***PHOTO1*** It...

New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Welcomes Pitchers and Catchers for First Spring Training Workout
February 15th, 2014 at 10:01 PM
In a season that is all about change, the new look New York Yankees started the introduction process on Saturday in Tampa. With Masahiro Tanaka and Brian McCann taking part in the first team workouts of the spring, the hand shakes and introductions began. ***PHOTO1*** And in a few days Carlos Beltran, Jacoby...

Former New York Yankees Manager Joe Torre on Derek Jeter’s Retirement: He’s a Part of Yankee History
February 13th, 2014 at 10:01 PM
When Derek Jeter retires at the end of this season, it is just a formality that the Yankees will retire Jeter's uniform number. When Jeter joins the Yankee greats in Monument Park, so will his famed number two. ***PHOTO1*** With number two gone all of the single digit numbers will be retired, except...

With Derek Jeter Set to Retire at Seasons End; Now is the Time to Sign Stephen Drew
February 12th, 2014 at 5:49 PM
      With Derek Jeter's announcement today that he would retire from baseball at the end of the 2014 season, the New York Yankees are left with a glaring hole at shortstop. The Yankee infield, which has been loaded with question marks the past two seasons, now gets the biggest one of them of...

New York Yankee Masahiro Tanaka Rents Boeing 787 for Grand Entrance
February 11th, 2014 at 1:31 AM
What to do with a $155 million dollars? How about flying first class? Masahiro Tanaka, the newest Yankee millionaire landed at JFK International Airport on Sunday in a $200,000 rental. ***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees latest signing has wasted no time acclimating to the jet set life style. Masahiro Tanaka landed at JFK airport...

Johan Santana Throws Off Mound: New York Yankees Among Teams Interested in Signing the Lefty
February 8th, 2014 at 12:31 AM
Adding a two- time Cy Young Award winner is never a bad idea. Former New York Met and Minnesota Twin, Johan Santana began throwing off a mound this week. Johan 34, tweeted that he " feels great". ***PHOTO1*** The latest reports had Santana returning somewhere towards mid-season. This recent tweet may prove...

New York Yankees Pitcher Michael Pineda Will Compete for a Rotation Spot
December 11th, 2013 at 1:34 AM
On January 13, 2012, then Seattle Mariners rookie pitcher Michael Pineda, along with Jose Campos, was traded to the New York Yankees for Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi. But due to tendinitis and a subsequent anterior labral tear in his right shoulder, he missed the 2012 and 2013 seasons, yet having to pitch...

New York Yankees Express Interest in Jeff Samardzija
December 9th, 2013 at 8:57 PM
With starting pitching being one of their major issues, the New York Yankees have expressed interest in Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija. ***PHOTO1*** Last season, Samardzija went 8-13 with a 4.34 ERA, while pitching on a Cubs team that was tied for the fourth worst record in baseball. He has spent his...

New York Yankees, Carlos Beltran Agree to Deal
December 7th, 2013 at 6:55 PM
After losing Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners and Curtis Granderson to the New York Mets, the New York Yankees seemed to have quickly rebounded, agreeing to a three-year, $45 million deal with free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran. The deal will not be announced yet because Beltran needs to pass a physical. ***PHOTO1*** Beltran will...

New York Yankees Entire Coaching Staff Will Return for 2014 Season
November 9th, 2013 at 1:34 PM
The New York Yankees will be bringing back their entire coaching staff joining manager Joe Girardi who was signed last month. The team announced on Friday it has retained Mike Harkey (bullpen), Mick Kelleher (first base), Kevin Long (hitting), Tony Pena (bench), Larry Rothschild (pitching) and Rob Thomson (third base). Pena, 56, is...

The Complete 2014 Offseason Guide and Plan for the New York Yankees in Free Agency
November 5th, 2013 at 5:48 PM
When the clock struck midnight on Tuesday, that officially began the free agency period for Major League Baseball and the start to the 2014 season for all 30 teams. The one team that has reportedly been willing to spend big-time money this winter is the New York Yankees, who could be...

New York Yankees Re-Sign Manager Joe Girardi to 4-Year, $16MM Extension
October 9th, 2013 at 3:24 PM
The New York Yankees didn't want to let manager Joe Girardi go without a fight and let him walk out of town, so they made him an offer he really couldn't refuse. On Wednesday, the team announced that they have re-signed their manager to a four-year extension worth $16 million, plus...

Could New York Yankees Be in Cards If Los Angeles Dodgers Don’t Bring Back Don Mattingly?
October 7th, 2013 at 8:04 AM
The New York Yankees 2013 season has been over for a week now, but it hasn't stopped the chatter for the future plans for 2014 and beyond, especially who will be managing the team. Right now, the Yankees and general manager Brian Cashman would love to have Joe Girardi back with...

Report: New York Yankees to Offer Manager Joe Girardi New Contract on Wednesday
October 1st, 2013 at 5:46 PM
The status for New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi is up in the air, as he is currently a free agent manager deciding on his future for 2014. The team has made it known though that they want him back. On Tuesday, Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York has reported that...

New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia Done for the Year with Grade 2 Hamstring Strain
September 23rd, 2013 at 1:30 PM
The New York Yankees have shut down CC Sabathia for the rest of the season with a Grade 2 left hamstring which he sustained in his last start. The minimum recovery for this injury is about 8 weeks and with only seven games left in the season and more than likely...