2013 Yankees Season Awards

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Andy Pettitte announced that he is retiring after this season.  Many Yankees fans wish that Joba Chamberlain would have done this.  -Two years ago.  Heck, how about the entire scouting department stepping down, or have they already retired?  Is that why there is a paucity of talent in the minors?  Like the fight for universal […]

Yankees Game 153: Tough loss to end the series

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New York Yankees 2 — Toronto Blue Jays 6   Hiroki Kuroda endured through tough innings but a questionable relief choice proved costly in tonight’s 6-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. The game didn’t start too well for Hiroki Kuroda. Jose Reyes and Munenori Kawasaki got on with a pair of singles. Brett Lawrie […]

Yankees Game 140: Yankees can’t comeback twice

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Boston Red Sox 9 — New York Yankees 8 (10 innings)   Yankees rally once but a missed call leads to tonight’s 9-8 loss to the Boston Red Sox in 10 innings. The Yankees turned to the pitcher of the month for August, Ivan Nova, to open the series. It took a number of pitches, […]

Yankees Game 115: Hughes, Yankees stumble out of the gates

Offensive struggles visible, like in Eduardo Nunez, about the season-long issues. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Detroit Tigers 9 — New York Yankees 3   Hughes wasn’t able to hold down the potent lineup in today’s 9-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers. The Yankees turned to Phil Hughes to carry the momentum of yesterday’s win into today’s game. Unfortunately, the Tigers had the momentum right away. In the first inning, the […]

Are the 2013 Yankees ‘sellers’?

Brian Cashman might be selling at the trade deadline for the first time as Yankees GM.

The road ahead for the Yankees is daunting.  Boston, Tampa, and Baltimore all sit ahead of the Yankees in the AL East standings and, in addition to those teams, the Yankees have to overcome Texas (and possibly others) to contend for the Wild Card.  The division is all but out of reach.  Boston is on […]

Pineda out of the pen?

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Michael Pineda is still a starter in the Yankees’ eyes, but he could be a valuable piece out of the bullpen in 2013. The organization has said from the beginning that Pineda’s use in the rotation will depend on who’s doing well and who’s not. They can of course send him to Triple-A for more […]

Yankees Game 77: Bullpen can’t hold off Rangers

Joba Chamberlain could not figure it out, giving up two hits on four runs in tonight's loss. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Texas Rangers 8 — New York Yankees 5   Bullpen is unable to keep the game close in tonight’s 8-5 loss to the Texas Rangers. The Yankees got the first lead off of rookie pitcher Justin Grimm in the second inning. Lyle Overbay hit his ninth home run of the season to the Yankees bullpen. […]

Yankees Game 72: Longoria, Rays beat Yankees

Joba Chamberlain gave up the second of Evan Longoria's two home runs in tonight's loss.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays 8 — New York Yankees 3   The Yankees bullpen gives the runs back in tonight’s 8-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Andy Pettitte started for the Yankees and could have been in early trouble when Desmond Jennings hit a double to lead off the game. But Pettitte would hold it […]

Yankees Game 58: Phelps, Teixeira strong in win

David Phelps went six scoreless with one hit and seven strikeouts in tonight's win. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Cleveland Indians 3 — New York Yankees 4   Mark Teixeira hit a home run for the second consecutive game in tonight’s 4-3 win over the Cleveland Indians. A Drew Stubbs infield single is the only hit David Phelps allowed in tonight’s start. David Phelps limited the Indians to just one hit over his six […]

Yankees injury news and notes

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There’s plenty of news on the injury front, as the wounded Yankees are slowly but surely getting healthy. Here are a few notes and updates: Ivan Nova (triceps): Nova was activated Friday afternoon, according to Erik Boland of Newsday. With David Phelps pitching nicely, Nova finds himself in the bullpen. He’s 1-1 with a 6.48 ERA through four starts this season. Mark […]

Joba heads to the disabled list

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Another one bites the dust. In a season unlike any in recent memory, another Yankee is heading to the disabled list – this time it’s reliever Joba Chamberlain. Chamberlain, 27, has been diagnosed with a strained oblique, according to Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal. The move is retroactive to April 28. Injuries are […]

Yankees Player of the Week: April 22-28

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The Yankees player of the week for the fourth week of the season goes to Phil Hughes. In a week where the Yankees bats were fairly quiet, Hughes stepped it up. Unfortunately, Hughes was not able to pick up a win this past week as he pitched two no-decision games; but his dominance showed as he […]

Yankees Game 23: Pronk delivers big hits in win

Travis Hafner brought in four runs on a home run and a triple in today's win.

Toronto Blue Jays 4 — New York Yankees 5   In a gritty start, CC Sabathia is assisted by Travis Hafner in today’s 5-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.   In his sixth start of the season, Sabathia trailed by one going into the fourth inning. A leadoff home run by Jose Bautista increased […]

Yankees middle relief, where art thou?

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In last night’s monster offensive showing against the Indians there was a nugget of worrisome with the New York Yankees bullpen. While the back end containing Mariano Rivera and David Robertson seems in line with how the rest of their year should pan out, it’s the middle relief showing signs of inconsistency. Luckily it’s only […]

Yanks, Joba avoid arbitration

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The Yankees and reliever Joba Chamberlain, in his third year of arbitration eligibility, have agreed on a one-year deal worth a non-guaranteed $1.875 million for 2013. The deal also includes $275 thousand in incentives based on games finished; In ’12, he earned $1.675 million. Last year, Chamberlain was sidelined due to injuries and only appeared […]

Four Yankees file for arbitration

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On Tuesday, four Yankee pitchers filed for arbitration: Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes, Boone Logan and David Robertson. According to the Major League Baseball Players Association, 133 total players throughout the majors filed. These players will be asked to exchange salary numbers with their teams by Friday. If no agreements can be reached, arbitration cases will […]

Yankees Considering Demoting Joba?

Joba Chamberlain has struggled terribly since returning from Tommy John surgery and a broken ankle

Don’t laugh, folks, it could happen. And it could happen as soon as Friday, when C.C. Sabathia returns from the disabled list and the Yankees are required to make a roster move, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. Chamberlain, who made his return from Tommy John surgery and a broken ankle […]

Joba Struggles Since Return to Yankees

Joba has had a rocky go on the mound since returning to the team from injury

After turning out a solid season in 2011, expectations were high for Joba Chamberlain to be a reliable contributor out of the bullpen again this year. But due to a freak offseason injury that left Chamberlain with a broken ankle, he was forced to sit out for the majority of 2012. Since his return to […]

Phelps: The Next Joba or Hughes?

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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 […]

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The Yankees are an even .500 (11-11) since the All Star Break, and for the first time in months, are no longer considered the best team in Baseball.  The 22 game stretch since the Mid-Summer Classic has included a 3-9 stretch, a four game sweep at the hands of the Athletics, and a four game […]