Source: Soriano to sign with Nats

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For the next two years, Rafael Soriano will be untucking his jersey in the nation’s capital. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports has reported that Soriano, 33, and the Washington Nationals  have agreed to a two-year-deal worth $28 million, with a possibility of a third year worth $14 million should the closer finish 120 games in ’13-’14 combined. […]

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. […]

Yankees Mariano Rivera will return for 2013 season

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After missing almost all of the 2012 season with a freak ACL injury, Mariano Rivera has told Brian Cashman that he wants to return for the 2012 season.  Brian Cashman told the New York Post, “Rivera contacted us and wants to play.” The Yankees will now discuss the terms of a  contract with Rivera over […]

Should he stay or should he go

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When Mariano Rivera went down with a season ending knee injury in early May, many thought the Yankees would pay dearly for not having the greatest relief pitcher of all-time closing out games down the stretch-run to October. Well, they were wrong. The closer has been one of the bright spots of this Yankees team […]

Newcomers Earning Their Stripes

Raul Ibanez has provided a clutch bat for his new team all season long

Just like in the military, it takes achieving certain tasks and an individual proving their reliability in order to earn their place and certain rankings among their peers and superiors in uniform. It’s really no different when it comes to baseball in the Bronx. It’s a sacred tradition to suit up in those white with […]

Untuck: Soriano Surging

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Nothing is better than relaxing after a hard days work. When Rafael Soriano records the final out of a ballgame, he lets loose. He untucks his jersey, signifying the end of the work day, another save and another Yankees win. The sight has become something that most Yankee fans look for at the end of […]

Pitchers Near Perfect

The Yankees are heating up. As the temperature begins to rise and summer quickly approaches, New York seems to be hitting their stride after two months of inconsistency. For now, they are perhaps the hottest team in the majors, as June has provided the team with the spark that fans have been waiting for. The […]

Round and Round They Go: The Yanks Closer Dilemma

Girardi and the Yankees have yet to name a definite closer until Mariano Rivera returns

Since it’s been known that Mariano Rivera will miss the remainder of the 2012 season, due to a torn ACL suffered while shagging fly balls pre-game in Kansas City, the Yankee organization is on the hunt for a replacement until he can return. No reliever was ever officially named as the new closer, but the […]

CC Solid as a Rock

Sabathia has been almost automatic for New York.

Carsten Charles Sabathia is intimidating. He’s a stopper. He’s a horse. He’s an ace. In my opinion, he’s one of the best free agent signings in Yankees history. The Yankees desperately needed a win last night. With a Lonogoria-less Rays team, New York faced losing two out of three at home to their division rival. […]

Series Preview: Mariners @ Yankees

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It’s going to be a big weekend in the Bronx as the Yankees welcome the Seattle Mariners to their home venue for a three-game series. Between the return of former Yanks prospect, Jesus Montero, who was traded to the Mariners in the offseason, as well as the homecoming of former pinstripe, Andy Pettitte, who will […]

Tale of Two Weekends

Sabathia is 0-4 with a 7.20 ERA in 2011 vs Boston.

  On one hand, the Yankees were a rare Mariano Rivera mishap from taking two-of-three from the Red Sox at Fenway Park.  On the other hand the Yankees’ ace was blasted yet again by the Red Sox and their closer blew a crucial save to the team they are chasing the division.  A tale of […]

Ivan Nova Put on DL | Chavez Update

Via Alden Gonzalez |  MLB.com  | ST. PETERSBURG Joe Girardi isn’t particularly sure how Ivan Nova’s right ankle injury occurred, or how long he’ll be out because of it, but he knows one thing: Tests on the injury Nova suffered Tuesday night came back negative. “Which is a good thing,” Girardi said. “I don’t know […]

Yankees News: Chavez and Soriano to Rehab in Tampa

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Via Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com | ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. | When reliever Rafael Soriano appears in a rehab game for the Class A Yankees in nearby Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, he won’t be alone. Eric Chavez will be joining him. After going through baseball activities for a few weeks at the Yankees’ Minor League complex, […]

Preview of the Yankees Second Half

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With the official second half beginning on Thursday in Toronto, here are the most pressing question the Yankees will face over the next two-and-a-half months:   Will the pitching hold up? This is actually a two part question:  a) Will the starting pitching hold up, and b) Will the relief pitching hold up? If you […]

2011 MLB Anti All -Star Team

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There were 84 players named to the 2011 MLB All Star Game this year, mainly because of injuries and pitchers who threw on Sunday, but also because players simply do not want to go.  It has essentially turned into the NFL Pro Bowl, which is fine if MLB would treat it like an exhibition game, […]

NYYUniverse.com | Joba Chamberlain Out For Year

Just in to our office – Joba Chamberlain, done for the year. said to have Tommy Jon surgery coming.   Torn Ligament

Soriano: Good News

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  Rafael Soriano hasn’t surrendered a run in four straight relief appearances. It might not sound like much, but Soriano began the season in an awful rut and now appears to be climbing out. His ERA was 9.53 on April 16 and now sits at a more comfortable 5.79. He also has nine holds on […]

LaTroy Hawkins Redux: The Soriano Experiment

LaTroy Hawkins Redux The Soriano Experiment

Every time Rafael Soriano pitches, he has the chance to either prove Brian Cashman wrong and dominate the 8th inning of games therefore shortening a Yankees’ game to 7 innings. Or he can prove Brian Cashman right by pitching the way he’s pitched thus far, giving up 3 fewer earned runs than he gave up […]