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Will the New York Yankees Get 2013 Stephen Drew or 2014 Stephen Drew?
January 7th, 2015 at 4:03 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees resigned Stephen Drew to a one year deal, which initially seems puzzling given how abysmal Drew was last season. It looked like the Yankees were going to let Rob Refsnyder and Jose Pirela duke it out during Spring Training for the second base position, but Drew's...

MLB Hot Stove: Possible Outcomes for New York Yankees After Signing Stephen Drew
January 7th, 2015 at 6:00 AM
If you heard an explosion somewhere near you or in the distance on Tuesday night, it was likely the collective sound made by the heads of New York Yankees fans who didn't want to see Stephen Drew back in pinstripes. ***PHOTO2*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports first had the news of the...

A Refresher Course: John Smoltz, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and the New York Yankees
January 6th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz were all inducted into the Hall of Fame today. Although only Johnson actually pitched for the New York Yankees, all three pitchers are tied into the Core Four era. Johnson helped defeat the Yankees in the 2001 World Series before coming to the...

Pedro Martinez Wanted to Play with New York Yankees During Hall of Fame Career
January 6th, 2015 at 10:23 AM
Pedro Martinez was one of the greatest pitchers in Boston Red Sox history and is a surefire Hall of Fame player, but just imagine if he had joined the New York Yankees instead. ***PHOTO1*** Not only did the former Cy Young winner admit he was almost traded to the Yanks more than...

Taking a Look at David Carpenter and the Manny Banuelos Trade
January 5th, 2015 at 6:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** Manny Banuelos was once regarded as one of the jewels of the New York Yankees farm system. Three or four years ago, it would be inconceivable that the Yankees would trade him for a relief pitcher. The great Mariano Rivera described Banuelos as the greatest pitching prospect he had ever...

Former New York Yankees CF Johnny Damon Announces He Plans to Retire in 2015
January 5th, 2015 at 4:39 PM
Johnny Damon has been trying to make his way back to Major League Baseball for the past few seasons, but he hasn't had any success latching on to a new team since he last played with the Cleveland Indians in 2012. ***PHOTO1*** Because of this Damon has announced that he will retire...

Yankees News & Notes: Search Continues for 2B, Bambino Anniversary, and More
January 5th, 2015 at 12:51 PM
Here are some news and notes from the New York Yankees Universe! ***PHOTO1*** Yankees Content with the Kids? Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has us looking in two different directions for the Yankees' second baseman. First he notes that the Yankees seem to be happy with having both Jose Pirela and Rob Refsnyder battle...

New York Yankees Legend Derek Jeter Reacts to Death of ESPN’s Stuart Scott
January 4th, 2015 at 5:58 PM
We all learned of the unfortunate death of ESPN SportsCenter anchor Stuart Scott, who tragically passed away at the age of 49 after losing his battle with cancer. ***PHOTO1*** Scott was a mainstay on SportsCenter for many years and people like myself who grew up watching ESPN were familiar with Scott's incredible...

MLB Hot Stove: Yankees Will Never Make Trade with Phillies for Cole Hamels
January 4th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
If the New York Yankees are going to acquire another starting pitcher for their questionable rotation this offseason, it won't be Philadelphia Phillies ace, Cole Hamels. ***PHOTO1*** Yankees fans have an inclination that there is something big on the horizon after general manager Brian Cashman has been wheeling and dealing these past...

How Alex Rodriguez Can Change Narrative with New York Yankees in 2015
January 3rd, 2015 at 4:27 PM
Alex Rodriguez is another year older and his window to change the narrative about himself is almost closed; if not closed altogether already for some fans. ***PHOTO1*** A-Rod will never win over the non-Yankee baseball fan, who sees him as a corrupt, horrible man who has done far more wrong than he...

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez Being Sued by Brother of Ex-Wife Cynthia
January 1st, 2015 at 10:33 AM
Hell hath no fury like a woman's brother scorned. ***PHOTO1*** Alex Rodriguez is waking up today with another problem. As if potential criminal charges stemming from Biogenesis and a lawsuit filed against him by his former attorney for unpaid legal fees weren't enough, now the embattled Yankees slugger is being sued by...

Shawn Kelley Hints New York Yankees Have More Moves Coming After Trade with Padres
December 29th, 2014 at 6:24 PM
The most common question after the New York Yankees pulled the trigger on a deal that sent reliever Shawn Kelley to the San Diego Padres for prospect Johnny Barbato was: is there something bigger in the works for the Bronx Bombers? ***PHOTO1*** Well, according to Kelley himself, general manager Brian Cashman admitted...

The Remarkable Consistency of Hiroki Kuroda
December 29th, 2014 at 4:06 PM
***PHOTO1*** When Hiroki Kuroda decided to return to Japan and pitch for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp, the New York Yankees lost a pillar of their starting rotation. Kuroda pitched three seasons for the Yankees, consistently making his starts, eating innings, and giving the Yankees a chance to win games. Kuroda's departure...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: New York Yankees Still in Contact with Asdrubal Cabrera
December 29th, 2014 at 2:07 PM
UPDATE: Tuesday, December 30 at 11:48 a.m. ET Asdrubal Cabrera is now off the board for the Yankees, as he has signed with division rival Tampa Bay, per Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports: Sources: #Rays in agreement with Asdrubal Cabrera, pending physical. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 30, 2014 The New York Post's Joel...

New York Yankees’ CC Sabathia Flips Out at Airport After Missed Flight, Cops Called
December 28th, 2014 at 10:27 PM
New York Yankees fans can only hope that starting pitcher CC Sabathia will be as passionate about his performance on the field as he is with missing a flight. ***PHOTO1*** TMZ is reporting that the Bronx Bombers' 34-year-old left-hander was reportedly irate after being told he had to miss his flight when...

Penn State Kicker Uses Derek Jeter’s Old Locker, Wins Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium
December 28th, 2014 at 11:54 AM
UPDATE: Wednesday, December 31 at 12:34 p.m. ET Derek Jeter has congratulated Penn State kicker Sam Ficken on booting the game-winning extra point in the Pinstripe Bowl while using The Captain's locker: "Congrats @sficken1 on the Pinstripe Bowl win. I hope my old @Yankees locker treated you well." - Derek Jeter pic.twitter.com/e8UAg8cN8O —...

Will Hiroki Kuroda Exit to Japan Force New York Yankees’ Hand with Max Scherzer?
December 27th, 2014 at 11:40 AM
Life after Hiroki Kuroda begins now for the New York Yankees, but will the loss of one of their most dependable pitchers over the past three seasons force their hand to sign free-agent ace, Max Scherzer? ***PHOTO1*** Kuroda's decision to return to Japan for 2015 is a big blow to a Yankees...

New York Yankees Losing Hiroki Kuroda to Japan is Devastating Blow for 2015
December 26th, 2014 at 4:54 PM
The New York Yankees and Hiroki Kuroda will not reunite for one final season in 2015, and instead he will return home in what amounts to a devastating blow for the Bronx Bombers. ***PHOTO1*** The news of Kuroda's departure from the Bronx came down the day after Christmas as the Yankees, along...

John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman Confirmed to Return in 2015
December 23rd, 2014 at 6:50 PM
***PHOTO2*** The New York Yankees' longstanding radio broadcast team of John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman have been confirmed to return to the WFAN booth for the 2015 season. Newsday's Neil Best reported that WFAN operations manager Mark Chenoff made the confirmation. Sterling and Waldman have been calling Yankees games together since...

Yankees’ Nathan Eovaldi Tough to Coach, but Gets Praise from Marlins Teammate
December 22nd, 2014 at 5:45 PM
The acquisition of Nathan Eovaldi by the New York Yankees was more about the upside than what his career numbers in the majors say, and his former teammate, Miami Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, had high praise for what Eovaldi can become despite the fact that he is reportedly tough to...