Yankees Spring Training Game 28: Betances big in big spot

Dellin Betances (Photo: Getty Images)

Toronto Blue Jays 3 — New York Yankees 1 Michael Pineda appears to have his final start in the fifth starting pitcher battle and he was able to minimize the damage he allowed. After an easygoing first inning, a common struggle haunted Pineda. In the second inning, Eduardo Nunez would commit a throwing error to […]

Yankees Spring Training Game 18: Phelps starts today


Minnesota Twins 7 — New York Yankees 3 David Phelps got the start to today’s game against the Minnesota Twins. He allowed a run after a leadoff double came around to score in the first inning. Second baseman Brian Dozier would open the third inning of Phelps’ start with a no doubt home run but […]

Yankees Game 162: Win the marathon 2013 finale


New York Yankees 5 — Houston Astros 1 (14 innings)   It took 14 innings, but the Yankees won today’s game by a score of 5-1 over the Houston Astros to end the 2013 regular season. In the first inning, the Yankees got a double but they also had three strikeouts to end that quickly. […]

Yankees Promotion Decisions Looming as September Approaches

J.R. Murphy could have the biggest impact of all potential September call-ups (Photo: Trenton Thunder/Facebook.com)

With major league rosters set to expand to 40 players on Sunday and the Triple-A baseball season ending on Monday, one can expect to see some new (and some old) faces in the New York Yankees clubhouse by the conclusion of Labor Day weekend. Every year, teams add a couple of extra arms for their […]

Nova activated from DL


The Yankees have announced that Ivan Nova has been activated from the disabled list, according to Erik Boland of Newsday. Dellin Betances will be sent down to make room on the roster. Nova has been sidelined since April 26 with right-triceps inflammation. Through four starts on the season, he’s 1-1 with a 6.48 ERA. David Phelps slid into […]

Betances gets the call


The Yankees have called up righty pitcher Dellin Betances to add another arm to the pen, according to Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal. No corresponding move has been made yet, but chances are Brett Marshall will be sent down since he threw over 100 pitches last night in mop-up duty. Betances, 25, was […]

BronxPinstripes.com’s Preseason Top 30 Prospects

Gary Sanchez has been named as BronxPinstripes.com's top preseason prospect (Photo Credit: MiLB.com)

The baseball season is almost upon us, which means it is time for BronxPinstripes.com to release its first edition of prospect rankings for the 2013 season. Our final rankings from last year, completed in August just days after the trade deadline, featured the same one-two punch at the top, but things have been greatly shaken […]

Betances’ Struggles Continue in Fall League Opener

Dellin Betances continued to struggle in the Arizona Fall League opener (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

The Arizona Fall League held Opening Day today, and there were seven Yankees prospects on hand with the Scottsdale Scorpions. One of which was Dellin Betances, who had one of the most disastrous seasons for a “top” prospect in recent history. Betances entered today’s game in relief, and picked up right where he left off after his […]

The 1st Annual BronxPinstripes.com Minor League Awards

Tyler Austin's performance at both Charleston and Tampa earned him the honor of BronxPinstripes.com's Minor League Player of the Year (Photo Credit: Mark LoMoglio/Tampa Yankees)

As Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Trenton begin the playoffs tonight, it’s time to give out some post-season awards at each of the minor league levels which we covered throughout the season. There will be an overall award, as well as awards for members of each team. Player of the Year, Organization: Tyler Austin, OF, Charleston/Tampa/Trenton Tyler started […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Betances Bombed, August ERA Now 10.23

It may finally be time to concede that a second of the "Killer B's" has flamed out (Photo Credit: Howard Owens/500px.com)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees It took twelve innings, but Scranton/Wilkes-Barre finally knocked off Buffalo on Wednesday night by a score of 2-1 thanks mainly to Eduardo Nunez, who scored the eventual winning run. Nunez recorded his only hit of the day with a lead-off single in the 12th inning. After reaching base, Nunez would steal both […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Betances’ Latest Clunker Leads to Trenton Loss

Dellin Betances' season hit a new low as he allowed thirteen baserunners and eight runs in just four innings of work today

It was a nice week away in sunny Florida, but now, it’s back to covering the Minor Leagues for a few days before shoulder surgery. While I was gone, the Yankees had a few things going on, including the promotion of standout reliever Kelvin Perez to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the release of Russell Branyan, and seeing star […]

Post-Deadline Prospect Rankings

Gary Sanchez has taken over as the top prospect in the Yankees organization.

With the July trade deadline having come and gone and the minor league seasons almost concluded, it’s time to sit down and reevaluate the farm system. It’s interesting to look at which prospects have seen their stock skyrocket (Tyler Austin) and which have seen their value plummet (Dellin Betances). The last time we looked at […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Joba, Romine, Nunez Rehabbing in GCL

Joba Chamberlain could be ticketed for A-ball as part of his rehab assignment by next week.

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Adam Warren struggled to keep runners off the bases in 5 2/3 innings of work tonight, allowing two runs on nine hits and three walks. Warren also struck out five Charlotte batters. However, it was Ryota Igarashi who would take the loss after allowing a run (allowed by Juan Cedeno after Igarashi […]

An Update on the Trade Front

Cubs SP Matt Garza could be the Yankees' best bet for pitching help (Photo Credit: MyCubsToday)

With exactly two weeks to go until Major League Baseball’s trade deadline, things are starting to get hectic. Brian Cashman has stated previously that he’s not looking to do anything extreme, but the news that Brett Gardner may be done for the season may change that point of view. Additionally, the Yankees could be in […]

Confirmed: Dellin Betances Demoted to Trenton

Less than a year ago, Dellin Betances was in the Major Leagues. Now, he's bombed out of the International League and has been demoted to Trenton.

I didn’t even have time to write the article regarding a Twitter post I made an hour ago regarding Dellin Betances. Josh Norris of the Trentonian had broke a rumor that Betances, one of the Yankees top pitching prospects, would be demoted to Double-A Trenton in the near future. In fact, Norris reported that as […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Betances Walks Seven in Loss

Dellin Betances' season-long struggles continued last night (Photo Credit: 500px.com)

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees The way that Dellin Betances has pitched this season, he must truly be aiming to become the next “Wild Thing.” Betances showed no control again last night, allowing seven walks and throwing two wild pitches in just 4.2 innings. The rest of the line was decent enough – Betances gave up […]

Too Many Starters In Scranton/Wilkes-Barre?

Could Dellin Betances be on his way to the bullpen full-time? (Photo Credit: Bronx Baseball Daily)

Before the 2012 season began, there was talk of an elite rotation for the Yankees Triple-A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The organization’s top two pitching prospects, Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances, were both slated to open there, as were lesser known minor league stalwarts D.J. Mitchell, David Phelps, and Adam Warren. As Spring Training progressed and […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Four Run 7th Propels Scranton to Victory

Ramiro Pena's 7th inning triple was a game-changing play for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Photo Credit: tjperr on Flickr)

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Dellin Betances started the game for the Yankees, but once again showed a lack of control, throwing just 59 of 103 pitches (57%) for strikes, and included a pair of wild pitches. He would last just 4.2 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks. Fortunately, the Yankees were able […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Zoilo’s Grand Slam Powers Thunder

Zoilo Almonte's grand slam sparked the Thunder victory (Photo Credit: Michael Mancuso/The Times)

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Scranton/Wilkes-Barre pulled out a 5-4 win in thirteen innings, but what was really interesting was who the winning pitcher was. Dealing with a depleted bullpen thanks to doubleheaders, the Yankees were forced to go with backup catcher Ryan Baker on the mound for the last two innings. Baker actually recorded a […]

Yankees Exploring Trades for Garza, Jackson?

Rumor has it that the Yankees are interested in both Edwin Jackson (left) and Matt Garza (right).

Here we go. As June begins, so do the hot stove rumors, and as usual, the Yankees are one of the first names brought up. Two separate reports yesterday had the Yankees interested in making a move to bolster their starting rotation, which has had its fair share of struggles so far this season. First, […]