Cheers or jeers for Swish?

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For four years, Yankee fans had a love affair with Nick Swisher. The jovial “bro” who just so happened to be a ballplayer established a relationship with fans in the Bronx that few have been able to accomplish. He would often stop during games to chat with the crowd in right field – his “Swisher […]

Enter Sandman, No Returning Sandman

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The big news in Yankee Universe today is that Mariano Rivera has informed General Manager Brian Cashman that he wants to come back and pitch in 2013. This news comes just days after Rafael Soriano informed the team he is opting out of the last year of his contract to test the free agent market. […]

Not so Swishalicious

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For four years now, Yankees fans have had a love affair with right-fielder Nick Swisher. The always smiling, laughing and jovial “bro” who happens to be a ballplayer would always interact with the fans, giving away baseballs and always engaging in light conversation, even as a game was in progress. Now, it appears that love […]

How you like me now?

Everyone is up in arms over last night's dramatic win thanks to the heroics of Raul Ibanez, who's come through in spots like this all season long for the Yanks

There was a lot of skepticism that surrounded the Yankees offseason decision to sign free agent outfielder, Raul Ibanez, to a one year deal. There was doubt that the 40-year-old would have the stamina to contribute at a high level and endure an entire baseball season. On top of that, the club already seemed to […]

Yankees ALDS Game 3 Lineup: 10/10/12

Hiroki Kuroda gave up two and with the weak offense, would get the loss.

Playoff baseball is back in the Bronx tonight for game 3 of the 5-game divisional series against the Orioles. After splitting the first two games in Baltimore, the Yankees need a win tonight in New York to take the advantage in this short set. Hiroki Kuroda will start tonight for the Yankees, and starting pitching […]

Swishing For the Fences

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  There hasn’t been a hitter hotter than Nick Swisher in the last 6 games.   Swisher has 8 hits, 4 of which have left the yard, and he has driven in 10 runs. Swisher now has 24 homers, 89 RBI’s and has scored 69 runs with 8 games remaining in the regular season.  These numbers […]

Vintage Ichiro

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Many viewed the trade of outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to the Yankees as a low risk, high reward move. The perennial all-star and gold glove winner had exhausted his stay on a bad Seattle team, the oldest player on a club that’s laden with young, undeveloped talent. It was time for a change of scenery, and […]

Bronx Bombing

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The Yankees took down the Red Sox 6-4 tonight.  However, the real story is about the fireworks Yankee hitters provided. Derek Jeter, the first-ballot hall of famer, just added to his legend by hitting career homerun number 250. That homerun put him in a very, very limited group.  The only other player to ever have […]

What Does 10 Gold Gloves Get You?

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With Andruw Jones and the recent acquisition of Ichiro Suzuki, the Yankees can boast something that no other team can; having two outfielders with 10 Gold Gloves apiece. However, even though they have the same amount of hardware, the two couldn’t be further apart in their defensive ability. Looking at the box score from last […]

Yankees Game 101 Lineup: 7/29/12

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  Nick Swisher has come back to the lineup as the DH this evening.  Swisher returned as a PH last night, and is now back in the lineup, and easing back into game play by DHing in the rubber match against the Red Sox.  The weather does not look great, and the tarp is on […]

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. […]

Yankees Game 93 Lineup: 07/20/12

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With the game on the line heading into the ninth last night, the Yankees trailed the Oakland A’s 4-2. After a one-out home run from Nick Swisher, it looked like there was still a spark left as they pulled within one. But Ryan Cook quickly diminished those hopes and retired the next to batter to […]

Jeter, Granderson Pacing All-Star Voting

Derek Jeter currently leads all Shortstops in All-Star voting (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Last night, Major League Baseball revealed its updated American League All-Star voting tallies. For both Derek Jeter and Curtis Granderson, it appears that almost regardless of what happens between now and when the rosters are unveiled on July 1st, they will be in the starting lineup representing the Yankees at the Mid-Summer Classic. The tally […]

No Small Ball in New York

The Yankees are all smiles when they're crossing the plate after a home run. But the smiles seem to stop without them, as they can't seem to win unless they homer.

  This past weekends Subway Series was highlighted by spectacular heroics and even larger swings at the plate. Game one on friday was an all-out attack on Mets ace, Johan Santana, who pitched the teams first no-hitter in history just a week prior. The Bombers jumped on him though in this start. Robinson Cano hit […]

Texas-Sized Turnaround for Mark Teixeira

Mark Teixeira has really been heating up and so have the Yankees in their last six games

Throughout his career, Mark Teixeira has been known for his rather slow starts at the plate. This season was no different, as his bat was very sluggish to begin 2012. Through April, Teixeira was barely able to keep his batting average above .200. He finished the month with a BA of .244, and provided 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 […]

Game 33: Ibanez powers Yanks past Mariners

Raul Ibanez continues to come through in a big way for the Yankees offense

Raul Ibanez provided the Yankees with a powerful bat once again this afternoon, helping lift the team to a 6-2 victory over the Mariners for their third straight win. Ibanez went 2 for 3 in the game, with two RBIs, one coming from a home run in the fourth inning which he blasted over the […]

Yankees Game 31 Lineup: 05/10/12

C.C. needs to keep it rolling for a big win in tonight's final game of the set against the Rays

  After last night’s blunder on the mound in the top of the ninth inning, by assumed-to-be interim closer, David Robertson, the Yankees need to bounce back in a big way in tonight’s battle of the best, between the Tampa Bay’s David Price and New York’s C.C. Sabathia. Last night, David Phelps gave the team […]

Raul Ibanez Proving to be Nice Pickup

Raul Ibanez has been a nice addition to the Yankee offense through the early part of the season

With all of the injuries that have nagged the Yankee organization early this season, it’s obviously resulted in a call for immediate help from the bench, as well as aid from the farm system. A dwindling depth chart has led the Yanks to ask more out of some than they expected and one in particular […]

For Yankees, No Place Like Home

Since 2009, the Yankees have played some of their best baseball at home.

  After a split in a four game series on the road against the Kansas City Royals, the Yankees will come home and begin a six game homestand, starting with the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. So far this season, the Yanks have been somewhat disappointing. With inconsistent pitching and slumping stars, New York […]