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New York Yankees’ Stephen Drew Praised by Boston Red Sox 3B Coach Brian Butterfield
March 25th, 2015 at 9:44 AM
While you can't find many people saying nice things about New York Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew, there is one guy in Drew's corner who just so happens to be a former coach for the Bronx Bombers. ***PHOTO1*** Brian Butterfield was on Buck Showalter's staff as the first base coach for the...

New York Yankees’ Stephen Drew Still Troubles Scouts; Jose Pirela Seen as Better Option
March 23rd, 2015 at 4:02 PM
Fans have been screaming about Stephen Drew's declining abilities at the plate and how the New York Yankees should go with Jose Pirela instead of him, and now scouts are confirming such a belief. ***PHOTO1*** Drew is having a dreadful spring at the plate thus far, sporting a .161 average going into...

Jose Pirela’s Crash into Wall Shows New York Yankees Prospect is Earning His Pinstripes
March 23rd, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Sometimes when a team in any sport needs a spark, oftentimes its a younger player who can provide it. Jose Pirela showed that on Sunday, when he selflessly put his own safety on the line to catch a fly ball in a meaningless spring training game. ***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees prospect...

New York Yankees’ Jose Pirela Reacts to Inevitably Being Left Off Big-League Roster
March 21st, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Despite the fact that he has earned a spot on the New York Yankees big-league roster, Jose Pirela remained extremely humble when asked out the prospect of starting the season in the minors. ***PHOTO1*** Pirela is batting .370 with five RBI and has sorely outplayed fellow second baseman Stephen Drew, as well...

Joe Girardi Confirms Jose Pirela Will not Make New York Yankees Roster
March 19th, 2015 at 6:30 PM
While there was still a bit of hope that Jose Pirela would make the New York Yankees roster for the start of the 2015 season, manager Joe Girardi officially squashed whatever hope was left. ***PHOTO1*** After the Yankees made in abundantly clear that Stephen Drew was the starter no matter what, Yankees...

Jose Pirela Unlikely to Make New York Yankees Big League Roster Out of Camp
March 19th, 2015 at 2:20 PM
The signs are growing more ominous that Jose Pirela simply won't be able to find a spot on the New York Yankees big-league roster. ***PHOTO1*** Pirela has been superb offensively this spring, sporting a .391 average. While also playing a solid second base, Pirela has shown some versatility this spring by even...

New York Yankees Players Getting Most Hate from Fans in 2015
March 18th, 2015 at 1:38 PM
New York Yankees fans are some of the most passionate fans on the planet and when they don't like someone on the team, they make it abundantly clear. ***PHOTO1*** Five players on this current Yankees roster stand out above the rest in that department, so let's rank them, shall we? 5. Brendan...

New York Yankees Hinting Jose Pirela Has Edge on Brendan Ryan for Roster Spot?
March 17th, 2015 at 4:00 PM
For those New York Yankees fans who want to see Jose Pirela in the big leagues this season there may be some good news. ***PHOTO1*** According to Chad Jennings of the LoHud Yankees Blog, Pirela was seen taking infield practice with the big-league players today, while Brendan Ryan joined the Triple-A players...

Former Yankees 2B Brian Doyle Battling Serious Medical Conditions and Financial Problems
March 15th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
The unfortunate story of former New York Yankees second baseman Brian Doyle is sad, but it is a story that must be told because there are plenty of Americans stuck in a similar situation. ***PHOTO1*** Doyle is most well-known for his role in helping the Yanks win the 1978 World Series versus...

How Long Will Stephen Drew’s Leash Be with New York Yankees in 2015?
March 14th, 2015 at 4:01 PM
Now that we have been told the New York Yankees will start Stephen Drew at second base this season no matter what he does—even with a sub-.100 average in spring training—it's fair to ask the question: how long will Drew have before he is pulled if he doesn't hit? ***PHOTO1*** We already...

An Open Letter from Yankees Fans to Manager Joe Girardi, GM Brian Cashman About 2nd Base
March 13th, 2015 at 12:02 PM
Dear Joe Girardi and Brian Cashman, ***PHOTO1*** Before I start, I just wanted to let you know I've always been a big supporter of both of you. Joe, you were always a professional when you wore the pinstripes, both as a coach and player, and you've done a solid job as manager for...

Reggie Jackson: Jose Pirela is Yankees Best Hitting Prospect; GM Brian Cashman Disagrees
March 11th, 2015 at 4:10 PM
New York Yankees prospect Jose Pirela got a ringing endorsement after Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson claimed that the 25-year-old could be the organization's best hitting prospect. ***PHOTO1*** General manager Brian Cashman disagrees. On top of Jackson praising Pirela a few days ago, Mr. October has also personally told Pirela he thinks very...

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman: There’s No Competition for 2nd Base Job
March 11th, 2015 at 11:16 AM
Many New York Yankees fans can't understand why Stephen Drew and his .091 spring training average is set to be the starting second baseman for the team this season without competition during the spring, a fact confirmed by manager Joe Girardi on Tuesday. ***PHOTO1*** Drew is coming off a season in which...

New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Confirms Plan to Start Stephen Drew at 2B
March 10th, 2015 at 9:31 AM
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi is flying in the face of the spirit of spring training and competition after confirming he already plans to start Stephen Drew at second base this season. ***PHOTO1*** Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reported the news on Tuesday: In case there was still any doubt, Joe Girardi confirmed...

Jose Pirela’s Hot Start Could Make New York Yankees Starting Stephen Drew Unjustifiable
March 9th, 2015 at 8:00 AM
If Jose Pirela continues his hot start to this spring all the way up until Opening Day 2015, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi will have absolutely no justification for starting Stephen Drew at second base this season. ***PHOTO1*** Like many Yankees prospects this spring, Pirela shines in his own right and...

New York Yankees’ Stephen Drew Drawing Concerns Both Offensively and Defensively
March 8th, 2015 at 5:59 PM
While it was believed that the last thing you had to worry about was defense with New York Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew, some scouts are saying there should be concerns with Drew on both sides of the diamond. ***PHOTO1*** FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that scouts aren't just concerned with Drew's...

New York Yankees’ Stephen Drew Says His Focus is 2nd Base, not Shortstop
March 6th, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Even though he has spent the majority of his career playing shortstop, New York Yankees infielder Stephen Drew says he isn't focusing on his old position, only his new one. ***PHOTO1*** Drew made an error in his first game of the spring, which surprisingly enraged many Yankees fans even though it was...

Luis Tiant Helped Boston Red Sox Take Yoan Moncada from New York Yankees
March 3rd, 2015 at 8:00 AM
While the New York Yankees did their best to recruit 19-year-old Cuban stud Yoan Moncada, it was a Boston Red Sox legend who was the difference in him signing in Beantown. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Sox used former starting pitcher Luis Tiant in the recruiting process for Moncada, while the Yankees used Orlando...

New Details of New York Yankees’ Pursuit of Yoan Moncada Could Embarrass Organization
February 27th, 2015 at 7:10 PM
Apparently we don't have all the details of the New York Yankees' pursuit of Yoan Moncada, as the website Fangraphs is set to release new information that could potentially embarrass the organization. ***PHOTO1*** Kiley McDaniel of Fangraphs was doing an open thread and answering questions from readers when Moncada came up and...

Hal Steinbrenner Reacts to Belief New York Yankees are Becoming Cheap
February 26th, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Only the New York Yankees could have $200 million-plus payroll and still be considered cheap. Or at least that's what some fans of the team have said about Hal Steinbrenner and the new regime running the show in the Bronx. ***PHOTO1*** Not surprisingly Steinbrenner took exception to the idea that the Yankees...