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MLB Trade Rumors: Atlanta Braves Offered Craig Kimbrel to New York Yankees
April 13th, 2015 at 4:49 PM
The Atlanta Braves shopped Craig Kimbrel to several teams during the offseason, with the New York Yankees being one of them. ***PHOTO1*** Kimbrel eventually ended up in San Diego after the Padres and Braves struck a deal in what was one of many moves for Padres general manager A.J. Preller this offseason. Before...

Dellin Betances Can’t Be Trusted as New York Yankees Closer After Ugly Season Debut
April 9th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Dellin Betances picked up where he left off in spring training during his 2015 season debut, which is why the New York Yankees can't trust him to be a closer right now. ***PHOTO1*** Coming out of camp, the Yankees didn't name an official closer and instead opted to use co-closers in Betances...

New York Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera to Host Youth Baseball ProCamp in May
April 6th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera is doing his part together with Steiner Sports to teach kids about the game of baseball as he prepares to hold a youth baseball camp, coming in May of 2015. ***PHOTO1*** According to a press release from the Yankees, the one-day camp for boys and girls...

Curt Schilling Discusses Alleged Velocity Issues of New York Yankees’ Dellin Betances
April 3rd, 2015 at 8:55 AM
Everyone is concerned about New York Yankees reliever Dellin Betances, except for the team's brass and former Boston Red Sox pitcher, Curt Schilling. ***PHOTO1*** The fears about Betances stem from his alleged drop in velocity this spring, and from the fact that Betances is putting up dreadful numbers in exhibition play. Betances...

New York Yankees’ Andrew Bailey Won’t Break Camp with Team; Bullpen Nearly Set
April 2nd, 2015 at 12:15 PM
New York Yankees reliver Andrew Bailey was hopeful he'd be ready in time to start the season with the big-league club, however it has been confirmed that won't happen. Bailey is still recovering from shoulder surgery he had in 2013 and although he has pitched solid this spring for the Yankees,...

Andrew Bailey Must Pitch Back-to-Back Games to Be Ready for New York Yankees Opening Day
April 1st, 2015 at 11:45 AM
With just two spots open in the New York Yankees' bullpen, reliever Andrew Bailey has a shot to make the team's Opening Day roster, although he has one more hurdle to jump before he can do so. Bailey has been quite effective this spring as he has yet to allow an...

MLB.com Ranks 3 New York Yankees as Best at Their Position in American League East
March 31st, 2015 at 3:23 PM
MLB.com did an interesting list of the best players at each position in the American League East and three New York Yankees made the cut. ***PHOTO1*** Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com did the rankings and listed Masahiro Tanaka as the best starter, Brett Gardner as the best left fielder and, in a surprise...

Brian Cashman Says New York Yankees’ Dellin Betances Never Had Velocity Problems
March 31st, 2015 at 1:30 PM
All this talk of New York Yankees reliever Dellin Betances having velocity issues this spring is hogwash, according to general manager Brian Cashman. ***PHOTO1*** Along with lackluster numbers that have people concerned, Betances was also said to be throwing less heat than he did as compared to last season. Well, Cashman is here...

New York Yankees Prospect Jacob Lindgren Played ‘Big Chunk’ in Rap Music Video
March 30th, 2015 at 6:00 PM
New York Yankees prospect Jacob Lindgren has been dubbed "Strikeout Factory" for his insane ability to strike batters out, but you may not have known he has another talent. Well, maybe we won't call it a talent as much as it was an experiment for the 22-year-old, who once played a...

New York Yankees Release Jared Burton and His Mustache from Minor League Contract
March 26th, 2015 at 3:40 PM
Reliever Jared Burton sported a fantastic mustache while trying out for the New York Yankees roster, but it simply wasn't enough to get him on the team. ***PHOTO2*** The Yanks have granted Burton an unconditional release from his minor-league deal, which he signed during the offseason: ***PHOTO1*** Burton was vying for a spot in...

New York Yankees Reliever Chris Martin Gave Jose Pirela His 1st Concussion
March 26th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
New York Yankees prospect Jose Pirela suffered a concussion in an ugly collision with the wall in center field on Sunday, but that wasn't the first he has ever experienced--and ironically enough a fellow Yankee at camp gave him his first. ***PHOTO1*** Chris Martin was acquired from the Colorado Rockies in January...

New York Yankees Should Choose Andrew Miller or Nobody for Closer’s Role
March 26th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
With the spring Dellin Betances is having, the New York Yankees would be wise to go with Andrew Miller as the team's closer should manager Joe Girardi actually make a decision. ***PHOTO1*** The possibility stands that Girardi will not make a decision and instead go with a dual closer situation. This way...

Should New York Yankees Be Concerned About Dellin Betances’ Lack of Velocity, Bad Spring Numbers?
March 25th, 2015 at 3:35 PM
New York Yankees reliever Dellin Betances is having some issues in spring training this year, which may be cause for concern moving forward. ***PHOTO3*** Betances has not looked like himself thus far during exhibition play. On Wednesday versus the New York Mets, Betances struggled again, allowing one homer and recording only one...

Joe Girardi Wants New York Yankees No. 5 Starter Chosen by End of Week
March 24th, 2015 at 9:59 AM
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi claims he would like to make his decision on who the No. 5 starter will be by the end of the week. ***PHOTO2*** In the running for the spot now are Adam Warren and Esmil Rogers, with more dark horse candidates like Chase Whitley and Bryan...

New York Yankees’ Bullpen Ranks Among Best in 2015 Projected WAR, Average Velocity
March 20th, 2015 at 10:00 AM
While we already knew that the New York Yankees were set to have a stellar bullpen for the 2015 season, advanced statistics have just proven it. ***PHOTO1*** Owen Watson of Fangraphs broke down each team's backend of the bullpen based on the WAR (wins above replacement) of the relievers who would pitch...

New York Yankees Cut and Reassign Greg Bird, 4 Others to Minors
March 18th, 2015 at 9:31 AM
Five more players were cut from the New York Yankees' big-league spring training roster and reassigned to minors camp, headlined by top first base prospect, Greg Bird. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees announced the cuts on Tuesday night: #Yankees option RHP Domingo German to Class-A Tampa, RHP Branden Pinder to Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes-Barre and reassign both...

New York Yankees’ Andrew Bailey to Make Spring Debut on Wednesday
March 17th, 2015 at 2:26 PM
For the first time in his time with the New York Yankees, reliever Andrew Bailey will be taking the mound in a game situation. ***PHOTO1*** After throwing his latest round of simulated games, it now appears that Bailey is ready to get into an actual spring training game as the next step...

New York Yankees’ Dellin Betances is Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Lakers Fan
March 16th, 2015 at 4:54 PM
The only thing New York Yankees fans won't like about reliever Dellin Betances is the teams he supports outside of baseball. ***PHOTO1*** In a question and answer with ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand, Betances spills the beans on his two favorite teams from the NBA and NFL: the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Cowboys: Q:...

Adam Warren Should Have No Affect on New York Yankees Closer Decision
March 16th, 2015 at 2:48 PM
Normally you would think the starting rotation has nothing to do with who a team names closer, but that is exactly the case for New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi. ***PHOTO1*** Adam Warren, who has been a staple in the Yanks' bullpen the past few seasons, is vying for the No. 5...

New York Yankees Best and Worst Performers of 2015 Spring Training So Far
March 16th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
We are just about halfway done with spring training and the start of the New York Yankees' 2015 season is right around the corner. ***PHOTO1*** Often times, people don't put much stock into spring training because after all, the final scores don't count. But it isn't so meaningless when a player struggles...