About Justin Marshall

I was born in the heart of Manhattan and lived there for 7 years. I am a third generation Yankee fan. My grandfather was the definition of a die hard fan which carried over to my mom and now me. I'm currently a senior broadcast journalism major at Arizona State University. I'm going to go on and get my master's in sports management and will help run the Yankees in the future.

What to Reid into the Yanks newest addition.

Reid Brignac

Yesterday the Yankees acquired versatile infielder Reid Brignac from the Colorado Rockies for cash. Yes, the Yankees have an obvious lack on infield depth with Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Mark Texiera and Kevin Youkilis currently calling the disabled list their primary position. Brignac is a career .228 hitter with a .294 OBP. In his six […]

Whats luck got to do with it?

Vernon Wells

It’s May 18th and the Yankees are sitting atop the AL East which comes as a surprise to many for a plethora of reasons. No one thought the Yankees could continue their dominance for going on two decades, even if the Yankees were healthy. Right now, on the Yankee’s disabled list, sits names like Jeter, […]

Big Puma Back to the Bronx?

Berkman when he was a Yankee

The New York Yankees seem to have one strategy this off season. They want to sign older players near the end of their careers to 1 year deals, and their interest in veteran Lance Berkman is the perfect example of this trend. Berkman is entering his 15th major league season and will be the ripe […]

Ruth, Boggs, Clemens, Damon and now Youkilis

Kevin Youkilis

Now that some time has passed and people are awaking from their collective faints, it’s time to take a statistical look at the new Yankee third baseman. When the Yankees step on the field opening day, a lot of familiar faces will be there and they all will be joined by perennial Red Sox Kevin […]

Who’s Going To Catch?

Russell Martin

One of the big questions the Yankee’s have involves their rotation… who will they be throwing to? Russell Martin, who was the Yanks main catcher last year, is now a free agent. However, the free agent pool of catchers is pretty limited. Here is a breakdown of some of the more established catchers on the […]

Enter Sandman, No Returning Sandman

Mariano Rivera celebtrates

The big news in Yankee Universe today is that Mariano Rivera has informed General Manager Brian Cashman that he wants to come back and pitch in 2013. This news comes just days after Rafael Soriano informed the team he is opting out of the last year of his contract to test the free agent market. […]

Successful Surgery For CC

CC SABATHIA

The ace of the Yankee staff, CC Sabathia, had successful surgery to remove a bone spur in his left elbow earlier today. CC had previously been on the disabled list back in August with inflammation in that same elbow. Even after missing a few starts and pitching through this injury, CC had one of his […]

The Curse of Mr. Jones

Andruw Jones Rookie year

Well, the Yankees have been struggling in the playoffs. This could be the biggest understatement I’ve ever put into writing but these playoffs tie into a bigger trend I’ve noticed in recent years. Since I’ve started following the Yankees, I can say there have been two time periods. The first being 1998-2001 beginning when I […]

Swishing For the Fences

Swish

  There hasn’t been a hitter hotter than Nick Swisher in the last 6 games.   Swisher has 8 hits, 4 of which have left the yard, and he has driven in 10 runs. Swisher now has 24 homers, 89 RBI’s and has scored 69 runs with 8 games remaining in the regular season.  These numbers […]

The Forgotten Year of ’97

Jeter, Tino and Mo

When I heard the Baltimore Orioles haven’t won the American League East Division since 1997 it got me thinking, who was on that ’97 Yankees’ team? Don’t hate me, but I was 7 years old the last time the O’s topped the division. Some were no brainers for me, Jeter, Williams, O’Neill, Martinez and Posada […]

The Nineth Untucked

Soriano

Brian Cashman didn’t want him.  The fans didn’t understand the signing but the Yankee’s ownership saw something in Rafael Soriano that everyone else did not.  Soriano has accomplished what has for over a decade been unthinkable, he’s stepped into the shoes of future Hall of Famer, Mariano Rivera. Let me be clear.  Rivera is the […]

Bronx Bombing

Jeter

The Yankees took down the Red Sox 6-4 tonight.  However, the real story is about the fireworks Yankee hitters provided. Derek Jeter, the first-ballot hall of famer, just added to his legend by hitting career homerun number 250. That homerun put him in a very, very limited group.  The only other player to ever have […]

Happy Birthday, Jorge

Jorge Posada

Today Jorge Posada, one of the greatest catchers of all-time, turns 41.  Posada, who retired before this season, is arguably one of the best offensive catchers to ever play the game.  Within the 16 years he donned the pinstripes, Posada hit 275 homeruns and drove in 1065 RBIs.  Posada, between seasons 1998-2007, hit 212 homeruns […]

Phelps: The Next Joba or Hughes?

This is a 2012 photo of David Phelps of the New York Yankees baseball team. This image reflects the Yankees' active roster as of Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, when this image was taken. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

David Phelps pitched 5 strong innings yesterday against the Texas Rangers which begs the question, should the Yankees put him on track to become a starter? The emergence of Phelps this season has helped solidify the Yankees bullpen as one of the best in the majors. However, this wouldn’t be the first time the Yanks […]

Lowe Risk, High Reward

Derek Lowe

  The Yankees have signed veteran right-hander Derek Lowe on Saturday.  Lowe, who was cut by the Cleveland Indians Friday, cleared waivers which allowed for the Yanks to sign him. The signing comes shortly after the Yankees placed ace CC Sabathia on the 15-day disabled list with a sore left elbow. Derek Lowe’s 2012 season […]

Stewart, Is It His Time?

Chris Stewart

  Chris Stewart went 2 for 4 in the Yankees’ win over the Detroit Tigers today, which begs the question, “should Stewart start seeing more playing time over the under achieving Russell Martin?” Martin, who in 273 plate appearances is hitting an anemic .194, has seen his production plummet ever since his all-star season of […]

The Quiet Performance Of Hiroki Kuroda

Kuroda

When Felix Hernandez throws a 1-0, complete game, two-hit shut-out, that is about all you’ll hear about from that game. However, if you look at who threw against Hernandez you’ll find that Hiroki Kuroda held his own against the former Cy Young winner. Kuroda went 6 and 1/3 scattering 7 hits while giving up only […]

McGehee Trade: By The Numbers

The newest Yankee

When the trade deadline came and went yesterday the Yankees remained relatively quiet. However, the Yankees did fill one need with the under-the-radar acquisition of third basemen Casey McGehee from the Pittsburgh Pirates for reliever Chad Qualls. McGehee, 29, fills the roll of a back-up infielder that can play both first and third base. McGehee […]

What Does 10 Gold Gloves Get You?

Andruw Jones

With Andruw Jones and the recent acquisition of Ichiro Suzuki, the Yankees can boast something that no other team can; having two outfielders with 10 Gold Gloves apiece. However, even though they have the same amount of hardware, the two couldn’t be further apart in their defensive ability. Looking at the box score from last […]