YANKEES RUMORS & GOSSIP

What was deal with Yankees' cryptic Blake Rutherford tweet?

The Yankees gave Blake Rutherford, 19, a $3 million signing bonus in 2016 NEW YORK -- Late Saturday night, the Yankees' advanced rookie-level team in Pulaski, Va., issued the following cryptic tweet about 2016 first-round pick Blake Rutherford: Blake Rutherford hasn't played since Aug 24. @pulaskiyanks tweeted this (pic) at 11:11 and deleted...
Via NJ.com
1 hour ago

Game 129: Finish The Sweep, For Once

The Yankees are rolling right now. They’ve won their last four games and outscored their opponents 37-10 in the process. They’re also now only 2.5 games back of the second wildcard spot, and a win over the O’s today would bring them to within 1.5 games. The Yankees haven’t been that close to a playoff spot since April 13th. April 13th! That was seven games into the season...
Via River Avenue Blues
2 hours ago

7 things we learned from Yankees' Joe Girardi on Sunday

From Gary Sanchez to Ronald Torreyes
Via NJ.com
2 hours ago

Girardi: Headley to get more playing time soon

Chase Headley hasn't been a fixture in the Yankees' lineup over the past week. But according to Yankees manager Joe Girardi, that's about to change.
Via Yankees.com
2 hours ago

Enjoying the Ride

Following a poor April, the goal of this season seemed clear: trade away those pieces with value–or anything not tied down–and put the farm system in a position to flourish and be productive going forward. Of course, that would mean a rough go of things in the second half. This is what happened. The Yankees made the moves many (most?) of us wanted them to make. After selling...
Via River Avenue Blues
4 hours ago

Gary Sanchez becomes fastest player in MLB to hit 11 homers

The new era of New York Yankees baseball started when the team moved on from Alex Rodriguez. It’s now been taken to a whole new level by the performance of the team’s youngsters. Ripe with talent at all levels of the Minors and even within the Major League club, there’s no more impressive player in the organization than Gary Sanchez. The young catcher added more history to...
Via Sportsnaut
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

How model for Yankees’ vision shows lightning-rebuild hope

Dave Dombrowski’s parting gift as Tigers general manager could of all things become a problem for the Red Sox’s president of baseball operations — Dave Dombrowski. The young starters obtained by Detroit at the 2015 trade deadline have made the Tigers a potential threat to the 2016 Red Sox, either as a wild-card contender or...
Via New York Post
21 hours ago

Game 128 Recap: Wild Card Dreamin’

If we hadn’t yet run out of words to describe Gary Sanchez, Saturday’s performance ought to do it. Sanchez continued his torrid pace with yet another home run, his 11th in 21 games, and once again flashed his cannon arm behind the plate to help the Yankees to a 13-5 win over the Orioles. The win moves the Yankees a mind-boggling 2.5 games out of the American League wild card...
Via BP Bronx
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Heller: MLB debut with Yankees 'surreal'

It's a good thing that Ben Heller has a sense of humor.
Via Yankees.com
1 day ago

WATCH: Gary Sanchez on his big night vs. Baltimore

Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez talks about his strong offensive night, including his 10th home run, and catching Luis Cessa in the Yankees' 14-4 win over Baltimore.
Via YES Network
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ike Davis to play in WBC, Larkin to manage, Hoffman to coach

NEW YORK (AP) Ike Davis, Craig Breslow and Jason Marquis are among the players with major league experience who are set to play next month in a qualifying tournament for the World Baseball Classic. Israel, Great Britain, Brazil and Pakistan will take part in the competition Sept. 22-25 at the home of the minor league Brooklyn Cyclones. The winner advances to the main draw in March...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fan freaks out Yankees by falling into the dugout

As the New York Yankees headed out onto the field for the bottom of the eighth inning of Wednesday’s game in Seattle against the Mariners, those left in the dugout found themselves with a surprise visitor. According to Yankees catcher Brian McCann, the team heard a loud thud. That was followed by a fan landing in the dugout. After sustaining the fall, the fan got up looking confused...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez to embark upon a motivational speaking career?

Alex Rodriguez appears ready to move on from the world of baseball — to a certain extent — and embark upon a career in motivational speaking. The former slugger recently signed on with Greater Talent Agency, an organization that coordinates appearances by high-profile individuals on the motivational speech circuit. The presumably former ballplayer’s bio on the agency...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the New York Yankees who’ve played in at least 3 All Star Games

It should be no surprise that the New York Yankees have sent a lot of players to MLB's All-Star Game being that they have the most Championships of any professional sports franchise. In fact, 51 total Yankees have been selected for 3 or more All-Star Games. How many can you name? Clue: Number of times at the ASG-Position/Years active
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 122 Recap: Great Successa

The Yankees have put a lot of faith in their youth over the past few weeks. That faith continued to be rewarded Saturday night, as Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge and Luis Cessa did the heavy-lifting in a 5-1 win over the Angels that moved the Yankees back to within four games of the American League wild card. Sanchez got the team on the board early in the first when he launched yet another...
Via BP Bronx
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What Does Hal Steinbrenner Think of His New Yankees Team?

Over the past month, the New York Yankees went from a team of old, unentertaining veterans to a group of young and hungry rookies. After trading away Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller and Carlos Beltran and relaxing Alex Rodriguez, the Bronx Borers once again became the Bronx Bombers. “It’s kind of been my DNA, right, to absolutely not trade anybody at the trade deadline. If anything...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 121 Recap: West Coast Turnaround

For a better part of the new millennium the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have had the New York Yankees’ number, with a few memorable postseason series victories under their belt as well as a continued stance of being a thorn in their side. Such was not the case on Friday night as the Yankees’ arrival proved more hellish than heavenly for the lowly Halos who have been mired...
Via BP Bronx
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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