Scouting Report on Shane Greene

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With 80% of the Bombers’ Opening Day rotation now on the disabled list, Brian Cashman has had to get creative in finding arms to surround last man standing Hiroki Kuroda. His most recent addition is rookie Shane Greene, a guy who came up for one forgotten relief appearance in April and has even less name recognition […]

RE2PECT: Jeter Tribute Video by Jordan Brand

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All eyes will be on Derek Jeter at Tuesday’s All-Star game for obvious reasons. Jeter will make his 14th and final All-Star appearance at Target Field as the farewell tour makes one more final all-star stop. Nike’s Jordan brand, Jeter’s longtime sponsor, has just posted a classy 90 second tribute video for the Yankee Captain. […]

Sabathia out for remainder of season

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The Yankees may still be alive in the playoff chase, but their chances are dwindling even on an off-day. According to Daniel Barbarisi, the Yankees just announced that CC Sabathia suffered a grade 2 hamstring strain in his last start, and will be shutdown for the remainder of the season. Sabathia was scheduled to start […]

Chills and tears

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“Way to go, old man.” Andy Pettitte greeted Mariano Rivera with those words as the all-time saves leader returned to the dugout after the eighth inning yesterday. Before that, Pettitte  started the frame and gave up a leadoff double to Pablo Sandoval, which prompted Joe Girardi to call on David Robertson. Pettitte  jogged off the […]

Cashman tried, Phillies rejected

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Brian Cashman failed to bring in a bat at the trade deadline yesterday, but it wasn’t due to lack of effort. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. just wasn’t having any of it, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. According to Heyman, Cashman and Amaro spoke on the phone around 3 pm yesterday – an […]

Yanks interested in Cuban right-hander

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The Yankees are said to be one of a few teams interested in recently defected Cuban pitcher Dalier Hinojosa, according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. The 27-year-old, 6-foot-2, 210-pound righty has gone through the process of becoming a free-agent, and is ready to negotiate and sign with Major League ballclubs. The Cubs, Dodgers and Red […]

Montero sent down, Pineda working his way up

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In an effort to stockpile cheap, young, talented pitching for the future – mostly due to the goal of reaching a payroll of $189 million by 2014 – the Yankees decided to trade their top offensive prospect in Jesus Montero for top pitching prospect Michael Pineda in 2011. Before the phenom pitcher could even appear […]

Jeter progressing, will take BP today

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Derek Jeter is progressing in the rehab of his injured left ankle, and will take batting practice on the field today down in Tampa, Fla., according to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger. Previously, Jeter had only taken some swings in the batting cage. Yesterday, he took grounders and ran sprints for the first time […]

Ending the Season with a Bang

Cano hit his ninth home run of the season en route to a win.

With playoff positioning hanging in the balance of last night’s match-ups between the Yankees and Red Sox, as well as the Orioles and Rays, both teams did what they had to do, win. But the Yankees victory was most meaningful, as it laid out the final blueprint for the 2012 MLB playoffs, and they made […]

The Forgotten Year of ’97

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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 […]

Happy Birthday, Jorge

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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 […]

Swisher’s Return On Hold

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After missing time earlier this week on the Yankees’ west coast trip, it turns out that Nick Swisher won’t be meeting his goal of returning on Friday after all. Newsday’s Erik Boland spoke with GM Brian Cashman earlier this evening, who said that Swisher “looked good” at the team’s off-day workout at the Stadium today. […]

Second Half on Deck, Yankees Ready to Continue Roll

The Yankees enjoyed a great first half of the regular season. But with second half on deck, they'll look to maintain this success all the way through to the World Series.

  After getting off to a relatively rocky start this season, the Yankees have really pulled it all together over the last two months and went into the All-Star break with the MLB’s best record at 59-33. The league’s best also sit at the top of their respective AL East division, with a well-padded 7.0 […]

Mariano Rivera Could Return This Year

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Mariano Rivera’s rehab doctor, Dr. Keith Pyne, told Joel Sherman of the New York Post that the all-time saves leader could return from knee surgery this season. It turns out that Rivera had a partial tear of the ACL in his right knee, not a full tear as previously believed. And while surgery was delayed […]

Player Appearances Alert: Bernie, Tex, Ibanez

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Where: The Steiner Sports Store Roosevelt Field Mall Garden City, NY 11530 Private Signings: (Pre-Order on website below) Bernie Williams: 6/23 Rickey Henderson & Mark Teixeira: 6/30 Raul Ibanez: 8/2       Public Live Signings: Bernie Williams: 6/23 from 12-1:30 pm At Last Licks Scarsdale 8 Palmer Avenue Scarsdale, NY 10583 Rickey Henderson: 6/30 […]

Five Possible Upcoming Promotions in the System

Tyler Austin has lit up the South Atlantic League in the first half of the season for Charleston

Around the Florida State League and South Atlantic League All-Star breaks, many teams often look to move up some of the top players in their organizations to test them at the next level. For the Yankees, there are quite a few players in Charleston and Tampa who should be considered for moving up. Let’s take […]

Good Eye Kid, Good Eye

As often as the Yankees find themselves in the postseason, they find themselves among the top MLB teams in the walks category just as often

There is one offensive statistic in baseball that has always been underrated and overlooked. To tally this stat, requires a focused eye, composure, restraint, and most of all, patience. Some players and teams lack those qualities, but others excel in those areas allowing them to succeed. A walk is as good as a hit the […]

Hey Mickey! Quick Look at the Yanks’ First Base Coach

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He may stick out on the field, with his fully gray hair and somewhat older-looking physique but the energetic Yankees’ first base coach is stronger and more active than ever. The 64-year-old, Michael “Mick” Kelleher, along with coaching first, warms the infielders up before games by hitting sharp grounder, after grounder, after grounder to each infielder. […]

Player Appearance Alert: Granderson Today at Lord & Taylor

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That’s right. The hot-hitting Curtis Granderson, will be doing a “meet-and-greet” at Lord & Taylor department store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, today at 5 pm. Might as well brighten up this rainy day with a handshake, high five, or picture with the artful center fielder. Grandy will be on the main floor promoting the […]

Baseball is in Swisher’s Blood

Nick says he still calls his dad (left) after every game

Ever see Nick Swisher without a smile on his face? Every day at the ballpark, he’s bouncing around, signing autographs for fans, doing secret handshakes with security guards and cops, pumping up teammates for the game, and it seems as if he simply enjoys life. But where did Swish get all of his swagger? What […]