Pronk lands in the Bronx

Pronk's fourth home run was a game-winning home run.

The New York Yankees and free agent Travis Hafner have agreed to a one-year Major League deal worth $2 million plus incentives, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Hafner, 35, hit just .228 last year with 12 homers for the Indians and has had health issues in each of the last five seasons. However, his […]

Yankees Milestones We Should Expect in 2013

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After experiencing Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit in person at Yankee Stadium on July 9, 2011, I believe that everyone should be able to experience a milestone at the stadium. To be honest, it could be any stadium. Milestones are fun to witness no matter where you are. While not all are historic or even article […]

Talkin’ Baseball with a Confederate Yankee

Some of the sights at the Wininger Law Firm

The words “Yankee” and “Alabama” are about as incongruous as A.J. McCarron sporting an Auburn t-shirt, but what if I told you one of the most passionate Yankee fans on the planet, the owner of the finest collection of Bomber memorabilia south of Cooperstown, resides in the heart of Dixie? David Wininger, now 71, was […]

Pettitte out of WBC

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After initial reports that Andy Pettitte would join teammate Mark Teixeira on Team USA for this year’s World Baseball Classic, the 40-year-old veteran will not participate in the event. Pettitte’s agent, Jim Murray, confirmed that his client will not be playing, but instead will focus on the upcoming season in Spring Training, his first full […]

Trenton Thunder Tickets On-Sale Friday

Tickets to see the defending Eastern League East Division Champion Trenton Thunder go on sale Friday (Photo: MiLB.com)

Press release from the Trenton Thunder, Double-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees: (TRENTON, NJ) Single game tickets for the 20th season of Trenton Thunder baseball will go on sale at 9:30am on Friday, February 1.  Tickets may be reserved online at trentonthunder.com, by phone at 609-394-3300 or in person at ARM & HAMMER Park. Fans will once […]

Yanks interested in Hafner

Travis Hafner brought in four runs on a home run and a triple in today's win.

  Reports have surfaced that the Yankees are interested in free agent Travis Hafner. He could possibly fill the role that Ibanez played in 2012. Hafner is a lefty power hitter, which is always useful in Yankee Stadium. Although he is primarily a DH, he could also fill in at first base every once in […]

Yanks looking to void A-Rod’s contract

Yanks looking to void A-Rod's contract

It is reported that the Yankees are looking at ways to void A-Rod’s contract, which has $114 million remaining over the next five years. That is a substantial amount to try and get voided and there is no precedent on a player’s contract being voided due to PED use. The fact that this story even […]

Yankees sign Juan Rivera to minor league deal

Yankees sign Juan Rivera to minor league deal

  Yesterday, the Yankees signed 34-year-old outfielder Juan Rivera to a minor league contract, as first reported by ESPN. He will be expected to compete against Russ Canzler and Matt Diaz for a spot as a reserve outfielder and an extra right-handed bat. Yankee fans may remember Rivera, as he played for the Bombers from […]

A-Rod linked to Miami PED clinic

A-Rod Linked To PEDs

  The Miami New Times reported a list of players, including Alex Rodriguez, who are allegedly connected to a PED clinic located in Miami. Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonzalez, and Melky Cabrera are also notable players mentioned in this story. The names in the report come from records from Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic in Miami that […]

Interviews | Tyler Austin

Austin with the Trenton Thunder in Sept. 2012 (Photo courtesy of Flickr)

A name as hot as any in the Yankees’ minor league system right now is Tyler Austin.  Born in Macon, Georgia, Austin went on to play for Heritage High School, located near Atlanta.  After a stellar senior season, Baseball America ranked him as the 24th prospect in the Peach State and forecast that he could […]

Captain returns, completes first workout

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Shortstop Derek Jeter has returned to the baseball diamond for the first time since being carried off one last October with a broken ankle. Jeter, 38, fielded 55 ground balls at the Yankees’ Minor League complex in Tampa, Fla. Monday, according to the Associated Press. He also hit in the batting cage. However, Jeter didn’t do […]

Sanchez headlines Top 30 Yankees Prospects

Gary Sanchez (Photo: Mark LoMoglio/MiLB.com)

As seen on Examiner.com. As the winter winds down, the report date for pitchers and catchers is right around the corner. That means it is time to look deep into the future of the New York Yankees organization and rank some of the players who are among the best bets to make it to the […]

Robertson, Yanks avoid arbitration

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  Reliever David Robertson and the Yankees have avoided arbitration after agreeing upon a one-year deal worth $3.1 million, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman via Twitter. Before settling on the dollar amount, Robertson had originally requested $3.55 million, after which the Yankees countered with $2.88 mil. Robertson was arbitration eligible for the 2nd time, after […]

Minor League deal for Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson

The Yankees have signed left-handed hitting infielder/DH Dan Johnson to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. If Johnson makes the team, he will earn $900,000. Johnson, 33, had eight hits in just 22 at-bats in 2012 with the Chicago White Sox. He can play both corner infield positions, which could be valuable if […]

Righty-bat elusive for Cashman

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Cross another name off the list, as Scott Hairston has signed a two-year deal with the Chicago Cubs worth $6 million, according to sources with knowledge of the negotiations. Hairston was looked at by the Yankees, Mets and Braves before his signing in the windy-city. In what has been a stange offseason for GM Brian […]

The Yankees’ Greatest Hits: 10 Memorable Brawls

10/4/1924 | Babe Ruth & Ty Cobb (flanked by George Sisler) share a more relaxed moment than they had earlier that season (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

I don’t know about you, but I’m waist-deep in the winter doldrums. Opening Day is 67 long days away and it is currently a frigid 10° outside of my apartment.  It’s about this time of year that I need something to thaw me out of my wintry depression and rekindle my hope that spring is […]

Rivera healthy, ready to go

Mariano Rivera

Enter Sandman. Mariano Rivera has accomplished some amazing feats in his surefire Hall-of-Fame career. However, this one might be near the top. It appears as if Rivera will return to a major league mound for the start of the 2013 season, less than a year after he crumpled to the ground on the Kansas City […]

Feliciano back to Mets

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After collecting $8 million over two years from the Yankees without ever throwing a pitch, lefty-reliever Pedro Feliciano is heading back to the crosstown rival Mets. Feliciano, 36, inked a minor league deal to return to Queens and the only team he’s ever played for. After becoming a free agent at season’s end, the Yankees never offered […]

Posada to help with Yanks in Tampa

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Jorge Posada will be fitted for pinstripes again this spring, just not the way he has been in the past. The former Yankee catching great will be a guest instructor down at the Yankees’ Spring Training complex in Tampa, Fla. Although the team hasn’t officially asked Posada, he said they will, and he couldn’t be […]

Yanks, Logan avoid arbitration

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The Yankees avoided salary arbitration with left-handed reliever, Boone Logan, agreeing to a one-year, 3.15MM deal. The 28-year-old lead the American League with 80 appearances in 2012. The southpaw finished the season with a 3.74 ERA. The Yankees have just one arbitration-eligible player without a contract: David Robertson. Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes have already […]