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My thoughts on the state of the Yankees, the A-rod milestone deals, and other assorted shenanigans

Looks like I missed two of the best Yankee games this year, in Friday's and Saturday's epic walkoff wins, the first two walkoff wins of 2015 for the Bombers! Back in 2009, I was at the first "pie game' that May, and the Yanks seemed to start to have an aura again about them. That aura translated into ring #27.I am still not sold on this current team being a World Series winner, even...
Via Subway Squawkers
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees trade rumors: Jeff Samardzija edition

C.C. Sabathia’s days as a starter may be numbered. The New York Yankees may be in 1st place of the AL East with a record of 43-37, but their starting pitching remains a major area of concern. Recently, the Yankees have sent scouts to watch Cincinnati Reds’ pitchers Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake, so their desire to acquire a new pitcher before the July 31st MLB trade deadline is...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Team skips CC Sabathia’s scheduled start

CC Sabathia CC Sabathia, once the valued ace of the New York Yankees’ starting rotation, has been relegated to the bench for the team’s Independence Day game, making it the first time this year that the team has chosen to skip one of his scheduled starts. The struggling southpaw will be replaced on the mound by Michael Pineda, who, to be fair, has been resting for six days since...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brian McCann quietly having a very solid year for the New York Yankees

It’s hard to imagine anyone doing anything quietly when they’re a member of the New York Yankees, one of the most widely-recognized sports franchises on earth. However, Yankees’ catcher Brian McCann has managed to stay under the radar while putting up some very solid numbers this season. Among American League catchers, McCann is tied for first in home runs, with 13, ranks second...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Charity wins: A-Rod, Yankees settle dispute over $6 million milestone bonus

The dispute between Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees over the $6 million bonus for tying Willie Mays on MLB’s all-time home run list has been settled. Following Rodriguez’s PED scandal, the Yankees felt they weren’t obligated to pay the bonus. There was no longer any achievement or milestone to celebrate and promote since A-Rod’s achievements are now disgraced. However...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Beltran headed to the DL

The New York Yankees lineup took a hit today, as they learned they will be without outfielder Carlos Beltran for the foreseeable future. Beltran left the Yankees contest against the Los Angeles Angles on Tuesday with an apparent injury. He left during the fifth inning, as he aggravated a previous injury to his left rib cage. Beltran had hoped that the injury wasn’t too serious...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod, Yankees settle dispute over home run milestone bonus

The 4th of July holiday may be just around the corner, but Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees appear hellbent on tying up a lot of loose ends related to the team’s designated hitter before the holiday weekend, as the team issued a press release indicating the parties have settled a dispute over a...Read More The post Alex Rodriguez, Yankees settle dispute over home run milestone...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees get A-Rod's 3,000th hit ball for $150,000 donation

The long and sordid saga revolving around the ultimate fate of the ball Alex Rodriguez deposited into the outfield seats at Yankee Stadium for his 3,000th hit has finally reached a resolution. Zack Hample, a “professional ballhawk” who was uncooperative at best after procuring the baseball after A-Rod’s solo shot in the first inning on...Read More The post Yankees get A-Rod’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

With Half A Season Gone, What Will It Take For The Yankees To Make The Playoffs?

Weather permitting, the Yankees will finish the first half of the 2015 season with Saturday's  home game against Tampa Bay. Right now there are 83 games remaining on the season and the Yankees are in the thick of the AL East fight. As we approach the second half of the season, the burning question is what will it take for the Yankees to make the playoffs?   There are a lot...
Via Lady At The Bat
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: June letdowns

Another month, another set of players who struggled to get a rhythm going. June is an important point in the season for slumping players, as upper management has to decide if this poor month was simply a rough patch or a ominous sign of bad things to come. Like all other teams, the New York Yankees had their share of players who scuffled both on the mound and at the plate. Here...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod on desire to make All-Star Game: ‘I’d walk to Cincinnati’

Alex Rodriguez is playing a much better brand of baseball than even his most ardent and loyal supporters could have possibly envisioned. But has his impressive performance thus far this season perhaps merit an invite to the 2015 All-Star Game in Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park on July 14? Regardless of the correct answer, A-Rod...Read More The post Alex Rodriguez on desire...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nathan Eovaldi and Rick Porcello: A Tale of Two Pitchers

Before this season began, both the Yankees and the Red Sox acquired young right-handers whom they hoped would provide long term help for their starting rotations. Nathan Eovaldi and Rick Porcello both had histories of early-career struggles, but both of them clearly had positive upsides, which was cause for a lot of optimism, for fans and personnel of both teams.Eovaldi, 25, and...
Via Lady At The Bat
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The road to Yankee Stadium goes through Trenton

For Yankees minor-leaguers, the road to Yankee Stadium goes through Trenton. TRENTON, N.J. – For every New York Yankees draftee hopeful of one day playing in the Big Apple, the road to Yankee Stadium goes through Trenton. Since 2003, the Trenton Thunder have been the Double A affiliate for the Yankees, a destination where some of the greatest in the organization’s history have...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Loss Of Warren Weakens A Yankees Rotation Already Weakend By Sabathia

Before each Yankee series begins, I post the pitching match-ups on the blog's Facebook page. I posted them yesterday evening with the comment, "Definitely not liking the fact that CC Sabathia pitches the opener." Sabathia did nothing to take away my fears, as he pitched poorly again, leading to the Yankees 4-1 loss to the Angels.Then I wake up this morning to even more bad news:...
Via Lady At The Bat
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Odd man out: New York Yankees to send Adam Warren to bullpen

With the return of pitcher Ivan Nova, the New York Yankees knew they had a difficult decision to make. Which starter would be the odd man out and get sent to the bullpen? That answer came early Tuesday morning in the form of right-hander Adam Warren, as first reported by the New York Daily News. After the Yankees 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Monday night, Warren...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees weekend news wrap: Series split, Gardner, Ellsbury and Miller

The New York Yankees were probably happy to leave Houston with a split of their four-game series with the first-place Astros, but the feeling that they could have gained a series victory might sit in their minds as well.In reality, the Astros could be the ones kicking themselves. They actually had the second game of the series in hand as well, leading 2-0 after six innings. If it...
Via Yankees Unscripted
6 days ago  |  Discuss

When Garrett Jones and Carlos Beltran play OF, the 2015 Yankees pay the price for their original sin: Wanting to screw A-Rod

In our brief, recent sight-seeing excursion to the Confederacy, the damned Yankees gave the world two spectacular OF blunders, each worthy of a season ending low-light reel.Saturday night, Carlos Beltran pivoted around neatly to watch a fly ball land over his head and bounce against the wall - a sense of daring-do that would have made Bobby "The Wallflower" Abreu look like Minnie...

WATCH: Carlos Correa scores after hitting routine fly ball

Carlos Correa hit what looked like a routine fly ball in the fourth inning of Sunday’s Yankees-Astros game. But this is baseball, and crazy things happen from time to time. Today, Correa’s ball wasn’t caught, and all hell broke loose. It went down in the books as a double and a two base error on center fielder Brett Gardner, who fumbled the ball after it fell between...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

On the hot mess that is Masahiro Tanaka, and why pitchers can't throw at A-Rod anymore

Ladies and gentlemen: the Tanaka face!Have you ever been in one of those tumultuous relationships in which your boyfriend or girlfriend is a hot mess? You know, where you have real passion for the other person, and you think you click with them, but they constantly let you down? But just when you are ready to give up on the relationship, your boyfriend or girlfriend comes sniffing...
Via Subway Squawkers
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Young saves the night, the series, the road trip, maybe the season... and most of all, face

So shoot me. I was wrong about Chris "Forever" Young. Since April, whenever he's come to bat, I'd turn in the direction of Tampa and fart. I've had it with drain-circling ex-Mets, five years past peak foliage, who take a roster slot from a kid who shall never see the light of 100 Yankee at-bats. As a juggalo-level fan, I reserve the right to throw Faygo cola at Yankee teams...

Staggering toward July, and chasing another Wild Card, the Yankees face their annual Cashman culling of the herd

It's easy to over-exaggerate the importance of a Yankee defeat, especially when your psychic existence orbits around the health of - say - Carl Pavano's buttocks. And last night's shutout was as predictable as a sugar hangover on November 1. Watching the Evils coast through the 7th and 8th innings - flailing at first pitches like they had one of A-Rod's private girlie shows to catch...

Expecting Ivan Nova to boost Yankees’ rotation begs disappointment

What New York Yankees’ right-hander Ivan Nova has accomplished – returning from Tommy John surgery after 14 months away from the game – is undeniably commendable. It takes hard work and determination to rehab from this surgery despite its commonplace. But, it is not fair and completely disillusioned to expect Nova to be anything more than a back-of-the-rotation starter. He’s...
Via Yankees Unscripted
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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