Spring Training Game 7: Mesa hits a home run in Yankees loss


New York Yankees 6 — Houston Astros 7   Houston overcame a 5-run inning with a 6-run inning response in today’s 7-6 loss to the Houston Astros.   The Yankees were held off the board until the 6th inning. Outfielder Zoilo Almonte brought in the first run on a single with runners on the corners. […]

Spring Training Game 6: LaRoche brings in only run in Yankees loss


Toronto Blue Jays 1 — New York Yankees 0   One run is all you need to win in today’s 1-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.   Brett Gardner (6 for 11, .545) and Ichiro Suzuki (5 for 8, .556) continue to look well-prepared for the season to start already, with each getting a […]

Hughes might not be ready for season


The 2013 season is not off to a promising start for Phil Hughes. The big righty who is looking to have a breakout season in his contract-year is sidelined with a bulging disk in his upper back. Shutdown for a week, Hughes has not gotten back into a throwing program like he thought he would. […]

Spring Training games 6 and 7, split-squad lineups: 2/28/13


The Yankees will close out the month of February with a pair of games today. The Bombers will face off against the Toronto Blue Jays at home in Tampa, while another unit will head to Kissimmee, Fla. to play the Astros. David Phelps, who is competing with Ivan Nova for the fifth spot in the […]

Rivera takes next step


Mariano Rivera took to the field this morning in Tampa, Fla. to throw a simulated inning. After previously just throwing live batting practice, this was Rivera’s first such session. According to WFAN’s Sweeny Murti, Rivera – well – looked like Rivera. Mariano threw 18 pitches in a sim inning. Fielded a comebacker and a bunt, […]

Spring Training Game 5: Errors costly in Yankees loss


Baltimore Orioles 10 — New York Yankees 7   Five errors prove costly in today’s 10-7 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.   Brett Gardner continues to hit the baseball all over the field with a bases-loaded triple, bringing 3 runs in a 4-run 2nd inning. He is currently hitting .625 (5 for 8) in 3 […]

Spring Training Game 5 Lineup: 2/27/13


The Yankees are back at George M. Steinbrenner field today to take on the Baltimore Orioles. Brett Gardner will be playing left-field, as talented prospect Slade Heathcott will be patrolling center. However, manager Joe Girardi has said that Heathcott will not be considered as a replacement for Curtis Granderson. Zoilo Almonte, who has impressed the […]

Yankees Spring Training Game 4: Murphy impressive in loss

(Photo credit: Mark LoMoglio)

New York Yankees 3 — Philadelphia Phillies 4   JR Murphy hits a two-run home run in today’s 4-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.   In the battle for starting catcher, JR Murphy is likely overlooked and will likely start in the minor leagues but he put on an impressive offensive show in today’s game. […]

Spring Training Game 4 Lineup: 2/26/13

Cano goes deep for his seventh home run of the season.

  Baseball has only begun, but it already looks to be a long tough road ahead for the Yankees. With an early 1-2 spring training record, backed up by a long list of injuries, the team already has their fair share of adversity to combat in 2013. As they try to work with their farm […]

Adversity Again an Antagonist

AN early injury to star outfielder, Curtis Granderson, will leave the Yankees missing his bat and speed to start the 2013 season.

The 2013 baseball season is still very young, but it seems as though it’s starting off the same way it ended in 2012, in shambles. When Derek Jeter had to be helped off the field near the end of the Yankees playoff run last year, it perfectly summarized how the entire season played out for […]

Spring Training Game 3: Yankees lose to Orioles

New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles April 24,  2011

New York Yankees 1 — Baltimore Orioles 5   Brett Gardner found success in today’s 5-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.   The only (likely) guaranteed starter for the Yankees Opening Day that came with the team today is Brett Gardner and it showed in the offense. Brett Gardner went 3 for 3 with 2 […]

Spring Training Game 3 Lineup: 2/25/13


The Yankees will be in Sarasota, Fla. today and will be taking on AL East rival Baltimore. Since Brett Gardner, the frontrunner for the  centerfield job, is the only regular position player to make the trip, manager Joe Girardi will have a good look at players fighting for positions on the roster. Some things to look […]

Options in the outfield


The Yankees lost Curtis Granderson for about 10 weeks yesterday to a broken forearm, although to some people it feels like the whole season. Take away Spring Training, and Granderson is set to miss just 30 games of the regular season, which puts him on track to return some time in the early stages of […]

Spring Training Game 2: Loss in the loss


Toronto Blue Jays 2 — New York Yankees 0   The Yankees lost more than just a 2-0 game to the Toronto Blue Jays.   In Curtis Granderson’s first at-bat of Spring Training, Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ threw an inside pitch that hit the power-hitting outfielder. He was removed from the game and sent […]

Granderson suffers broken forearm


According to Jack Curry of the YES Network, Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson suffered a broken arm today in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays. Toronto starter J.A. Happ hit Granderson on the right forearm during his first at-bat. Granderson ran down to first base, but was checked out by team trainers and taken […]

Spring Training Game 2 Lineup: 2/24/13

Kevin Youkilis takes his first swings in Pinstripes AGAINST the Red Sox to start 2013

For the first time since October, we get to see the Bronx Bombers back in pinstripes. Today, the Yankees will face off against the revamped rival Toronto Blue Jays. Manager Joe Girardi will try the different outfield alignment, with Brett Gardner in center and Curtis Granderson in left. In the catching battle, Chris Stewart will […]

Spring Training Game 1: Almonte shines to start the Spring

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New York Yankees 8 — Atlanta Braves 3   Outfielder Almonte shined on offense and defense in the 8-3 win over the Atlanta Braves to open Spring Training.   Early in Spring Training, defense isn’t as solid as you want and for the Atlanta Braves, this was evident. An error by third baseman Chris Johnson […]

Spring Training Game 1 Lineup: 2/23/13

David Phelps

Baseball is back! The Yankees are in Lake Buena Vista to take on the Braves in their spring debut today at 1:05. Francisco Cervelli gets the first crack behind the plate in what should be a very tight catcher battle throughout the spring. Juan Rivera is back in Pinstripes starting at DH and Matt Diaz, […]

Rivera throws BP


In the first real test of his repaired right knee, Mariano Rivera took to the mound today at George M. Steinbrenner Field and tossed a 25-pitch batting practice session. It was like he never left. Rivera, 43, faced minor league hitters Rob Segedin and Kyle Roller. Allowed to call his own strikes, Rivera breezed through […]

Is this the year the Yankees get ‘old’?

Derek Jeter will turn 39 this season.

The sarcastic answer is, no, the Yankees are already ‘old.’  As their roster is constructed now, they rank as the third oldest team in the league with an average age of 28.3, and have the oldest player in Baseball—congratulations Mariano.  But is this the year age finally affects the team enough to bounce them from […]