Mick Kelleher’s Man of the Week – Carlos Beltran

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Congratulations to Carlos Beltran on being BronxPinstripes.com Man of the Week for 2nd week of the 2014 season. Beltran was one of the biggest pick-up for the Yankees during free agency in the offseason, landing a 3-year, $45 million contract with the Yankees in early December 2013. Once the signing was official, there was a […]

Mick Kelleher’s Man of the Week – Yangervis Solarte

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Congratulations to Yangervis Solarte on being BronxPinstripes.com 1st Man of the Week for 2014. If this was a surprise to anybody out there, you must have been living under a rock for the past month. The Yankees, along with their fans, had no idea who would be able to fill the shoes of Alex Rodriguez […]

AL East Round-Up: Lineups


We can all exhale; the 2014 season is finally upon us as the Dodgers took on the Padres last night. The full swing of action gets going in just a few hours, and Yankees baseball is just one day away. As we countdown the hours until the Yankees take the field in Houston, we have […]

AL East Round-Up: Bullpens

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With only a few hours left until the baseball season gets underway on American soil, we continue our look at the five teams in the AL East. Earlier today we took a look at the starting rotations that each team will roll with at the start of this season. In this post we will take […]

AL East Round-Up: Starting Rotations

New York Yankees Spring Training

This day has been marked on our calendars for five long months, but the start of the 2014 MLB season is finally upon us. Technically 2 have been played already in Australia but unless you stayed up until 3 in the morning, tonight marks the return of Major League Baseball. The Yankees are scheduled to […]

Surprise! Anna and Solarte Win Final Roster Spots

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Congratulations to Dean Anna and Yangervis Solarte, the two newest members of the New York Yankees. After last night’s win against the Miami Marlins, manager Joe Girardi told Anna he had made the roster. It didn’t come as much of a surprise, because Anna’s friend and former minor league teammate Jedd Gyorko, sent out a […]

Teixeira and Soriano to Start Tomorrow


After taking live batting practice Monday, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has said he’s been a little disappointed that he’s not be able to take more live swings this week, particularly today. In the early sessions this morning Tex was held to only five pitches before pitching coach Larry Rothschild called the session. Luckily guest […]

Andy Pettitte in Camp, Works With CC

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The Yankees had another surprise guest instructor show up this week. Any guesses? I’ll spoil it, it was Andy Pettitte. Yes the recently retired Pettitte showed up in camp Monday to do some work with the pitching staff this week. He was flagged by the media almost instantly and asked one question. Was this going to lead to […]

Derek Jeter Deserves His Farewell Tour

Derek Jeter will have a chance to salute the fans of Baseball one last time in 2014.

If you haven’t heard, some guy named Derek Jeter announced via Facebook that 2014 will be his last in Major League Baseball. In the lengthy statement, Jeter explained why he is walking away from the game after what will be his 20th season. He has accomplished nearly every goal he set for himself in Baseball, […]

Godzilla Invades Tampa


Hideki Matsui is back in pinstripes (sort of.) It was announced Tuesday that the fan favorite will be at spring training for the Yanks as a hitting instructor. He was invited last year but turned down the offer due to the birth of his child. The last special instructor the Yankees had was Andy Pettitte back […]

Finding the Fifth Man


It is time to begin the post Andy Pettitte era in the Bronx (again.) With the signing of Tanaka, four of the five starting pitchers are pretty much set barring some 2013-like bad luck. CC Sabathia will most likely open the season per the norm, even though he is coming off his worst season as […]

Jeter back in ’14 sends positive vibe

Jeter's All-Star Smile

Unlike a young Danny O’Shea from Little Giants, the face of the Yankees, Mr. Derek Jeter himself, hated being on the injured list. Fans are ecstatic to see their captain back at full force for the 2014 season. He’ll stand as the last remaining member of the “Core Four” and the team will feel a […]

Remembering the great ‘El Duque’

El Duque's unique leg-kick was his trademark.

A video recently surfaced on TMZ of former Yankee-great Orlando ‘El Duque’ Hernandez flipping-out and being ejected from his son’s youth baseball game.  You can watch the video here.  The quality isn’t great but one thing is clear, El Duque hasn’t lost any of the fire that made him such a clutch pitcher for the […]

2014 Bronx Pinstripes Hall of Fame Class


Every year the Baseball Writers of America vote for the prestigious honor of placing the best baseball players into the hallowed halls of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. In order for a player to be inducted, they need to receive 75 percent of the writers’ votes. The first class in 1936 saw five […]

Baseball America Releases Top-10 Yankees Prospect List

Gary Sanchez found his name at the top of Baseball America's annual top Yankees prospects list (Photo: MiLB.com)

Baseball America, the premiere website for minor league baseball coverage, released their annual list of the top 10 New York Yankees prospects on Monday. To no one’s surprise, catcher Gary Sanchez topped the list, which was compiled by former Trenton Thunder beat writer Josh Norris. Slade Heathcott, who was finally getting on track in Trenton […]

I Do Not Understand What the Yankees Are Doing

Cano joins MLB's $200M club.

By now everyone has heard that Robinson Cano has agreed to a deal with the Seattle Mariners. Let me first say that I do not blame Robinson Cano for taking the Mariners’ offer of $240M over ten years.  If the reports are true, the Yankees were not willing to exceed $175M and seven years for […]

2013 BronxPinstripes.com End-of-Year MLB Awards

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I recently polled the staff of BronxPintripes.com on who they think will win the main end-of-year MLB awards for the 2013 season. The main award categories that were selected include: AL/NL Rookie of the Year; AL/NL Cy Young, AL/NL Manager of the Year; and AL/NL MVP. Please leave comments below, and let us know your […]

This day in history | 1996


On November 5, 1996, Derek Jeter was the unanimous selection by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) for the American League Rookie of the Year. Jeter, who hit .314 on the season, with 10 home runs, and 71 RBI’s, played a huge role in the leading the Yankees to their first World Series championship […]

Derek Jeter Expects Return to Form


  The Captain is not used to sitting at home in October, let alone only playing 17 games in a season. However, Derek Jeter has expressed excitement about how normal his winter could be. The 39 year old believes that being unable to follow his usual offseason training program was a major factor in the 2013 season that […]

The Son of a Fisherman from Panama


Top of the 8th. One out. Yankees down 4-0. Mathematically eliminated from the Post Season. This is not a Mariano Rivera situation, but for one night, for one magical & historical night, it was. He came jogging in like he has done thousands of times from center field, Metallica playing over the speakers, cameras flashing […]