Paul O’Neill In Monument Park

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Winner. Water cooler wrecker. Warrior. Paul O’Neill was all of that and more for the New York Yankees, from 1993-2001. When O’Neill was traded from the Cincinnati Reds, along with minor-league first baseman Joe DeBerry, for Roberto Kelly, he initially replaced Mel Hall in left-field and the contrast could not have been clearer. At the […]

A-Rod turns 39 today, continues to stay quiet

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The lightning rod of attention, Alex Rodriguez celebrates his 39 birthday today quietly and without much fanfare. Since his highly criticized fight with MLB and Bud Selig over the Biogenesis scandal, A-Rod has done a good job of lying low and staying out of the media this year. In taking the proper steps to return […]

Tanaka Issues Apology


Coming off the heels of the devastating news Yankee fans and players received last night, Masahiro Tanaka stepped up this afternoon in a classy move and issued an official apology to the Yankee universe. As recently announced from the team, I will be going through some treatment and rehab on my injured elbow over the […]

The Tanaka Napoli Fallout and Why he Shook off McCann

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Idiot or not, Mashiro Tanaka made just two mistakes last night, but why did he shake off Brian McCann? Tanaka thought he had Mike Napoli with the fastball, but Napoli thought differently both figuratively and literally. According to Bryan Hoch/ Tanaka shook off the splitter first, then the slider second, instead opting for his fastball […]

Derek Jeter Celebrates 40 Today

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As the farewell tour takes a day off today, the Yankee legend will be enjoying his birthday. Derek Jeter will celebrate his 40th birthday today not in front of a crowd of fans, but instead in private with friends and family. That won’t stop fans from across the country from sending Jeter a plethora of birthday […]

The Boos Were Loud and Relentless for Cano

Cano joins MLB's $200M club.

The fans were loud and relentless last night in a rainy cold night at Yankee Stadium. The boos followed Robinson Cano through all five of his at-bats, and were as loud as they could be, even when most the fans left early. There was no denying it, he didn’t get the reception he thought he […]

Pineda Admits to the Substance


UPDATE: Pineda and Cashman’s post game video below With two outs in the 2nd inning Boston Red Sox Manager John Farrell came out of the dugout and asked home plate umpire Gerry Davis to check Michael Pineda for a foreign substance. Davis immediately wiped the side of Pineda’s neck and determined there was a ‘mystery’ […]

Source: A-rod would get OK to skip ‘Stros series


Updated, 3:45 pm Alex Rodriguez would likely be granted permission by the Yankees to skip the team’s final series of the year in order to prepare for his arbitration hearing on September 30, according to the New York Daily News. This means tonight could be his last game of the season, maybe even his career. […]

David Robertson named New York Yankees nominee for the 2013 Roberto Clemente Award

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David Robertson was announced as the New York Yankees nominee for the 2013 Roberto Clemente Award. Named after the 15-time All-Star and Hall of Fame outfielder Roberto Clemente; the award is in recognition of a player who best represents the game of baseball in positive ways on and off the field. This includes sportsmanship and […]

Youkilis: ‘definitely a chance’ he’ll return in 2013


Third base has been a revolving door for the Yankees this season. With Alex Rodriguez sidelined for most of the year and Kevin Youkilis recovering from back surgery, the team has trotted out David Adams, Brent Lillibridge, Chris Nelson, Jayson Nix and Luis Cruz to the hot corner- all of whom have been underwhelming. “I […]

Matt Harvey: The Perfect Met

Matt Harvey seems as concerned with off-field fame as he is with on-field performance.

Obviously, I am not a Mets fan.  I am a Yankees fan.  Always have been and always will be; so some might say I am slightly bias on a Yankees-Mets topic.  But growing up in New England, I never had a real hatred for the Mets – even when they were winning.  So I can […]

Stars aplenty in Tampa

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Although this year’s All-Star game will be held at Citi Field, it looks as if the festivities have moved down to the Yankees’ spring training complex in Tampa, Fla. Today, the injury-ridden-all-star Yankees descended on Florida for rehab, according to Mark Feinsand of the Daily News. Francisco Cervelli, Curtis Granderson, Ivan Nova, Michael Pineda, Alex […]

MRI scheduled for Youkilis


Kevin Youkilis will undergo an MRI today with hopes of determining what the next course of action will be regarding his stiff back, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York. Youkilis returned to the lineup on Saturday after missing six games, but did not play yesterday. Youkilis, 34, is in his first season with […]

Yankee injury news and notes


Since the Yankees are down in Tampa for a three-game series, it’s a good idea to check in on some of the players who are injured and working on returning to the field. Here are some injury news and notes: Kevin Youkilis (stiff back): Youkilis was taken out of Saturday’s game early with back stiffness. […]

Source: Cano, Boras split


In an interesting move, All-Star slugger Robinson Cano has decided to sever ties with agent Scott Boras, and will be the first client for Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports, which has a partnership with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) – according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. Earlier in the offseason, the Yankees had reportedly offered Cano and agent […]

A-Rod: hip recovery going well

A-Rod speaks to reporters before Opening Day at the Stadium. (Photo credit: Sports Illustrated)

With a lot of new faces in the Yankee dugout yesterday, an old one returned to cheer on his teammates. Alex Rodriguez was on hand for Opening Day, his 10th now as a Yankee. This was Rodriguez’s first time being around the team since last October. The third-baseman has been busy with rehabbing his surgically […]

Teixeira admits to being overpaid.

Mark Teixeira says he is "overpaid."

    Usually when athletes talk about their contracts, they are complaining about how small it is, but, apparently, Mark Teixeira is not one of those athletes. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, he stated that he is overpaid and “on the backside of [his] career.” Talk about honesty. A week following a […]

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 […]

Report: hip damage minimal for A-Rod

Alex Rodriguez

According to the Associated Press, an anonymous person familiar with A-Rod’s diagnosis during surgery said that very little cartilage damage was found in the sluggers injured left hip. Leading up to the procedure, Dr. Bryan Kelly said that the extent of cartilage damage was a concern, and could not be determined before surgery. The operation […]

George Steinbrenner is Rolling Over


In Trinity, FL, some 1,144 miles south of Yankee Stadium, George Steinbrenner, aka “The Boss”, is rolling over in his grave wondering how the Yankees could blow a 10 game lead. While there is still plenty of baseball left, “The Boss” would’ve never let it get this interesting. At the 5 game mark, Steinbrenner would’ve […]