This day in Yankees history | 2012

Division Series - Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees - Game Three

Although they were down 2-1 heading into the bottom of the ninth inning, it felt like it was 10-1. The 50,497 in attendance had been quiet all night. There was no emotion. No fight. No heart. And then Raul Ibanez stepped up to the plate. Alex Rodriguez, who was supposed to hit second in the […]

Yankees Game 40: Ibanez, Mariners make quick work of Yankees

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Seattle Mariners 12 — New York Yankees 2   Yankees can’t recover from Hughes’ collapse in tonight’s 12-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners. Phil Hughes could not get anything going in tonight’s start. The big blow against Hughes came from former Yankee Raul Ibanez. Already down by two, Ibanez would put the Mariners ahead by […]

A-Rod and Raul linked forever

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The guy with the 647 career home runs had been pushed aside. The guy who has a good chance to finish number one in three major categories (home runs, runs, RBIs) was told he wasn’t needed. Alex Rodriguez was told he wasn’t Alex Rodriguez anymore. “Ibanez for A-Rod” in Game Three will be talked about […]

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 […]

2012 Bench Reminiscent of ’96

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In 1996, the Yankees went to the World Series for the first time in 15 years. A team with a mix of youth and veteran leadership, the team persevered against a heavy favorite Atlanta Braves team in six games, culminating in a World Series Championship in the Bronx, the first since 1978. That year, especially […]

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 […]

Can the Yankees Survive Without Gardner?

Brett Gardner has been on the DL since April 17.

Brett Gardner suffered yet another setback on Tuesday, prolonging his already lengthy stint on the disabled list.  While Gardner’s situation is not approaching the absurdity of Carl Pavano’s, it is concerning that Brett—at 28 years old—has spent 93 days on the DL.  There has been no history to suggest that Brett is anything short of […]

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 […]

Player Appearances Alert: Bernie, Tex, Ibanez

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Where: The Steiner Sports Store Roosevelt Field Mall Garden City, NY 11530 Private Signings: (Pre-Order on website below) Bernie Williams: 6/23 Rickey Henderson & Mark Teixeira: 6/30 Raul Ibanez: 8/2       Public Live Signings: Bernie Williams: 6/23 from 12-1:30 pm At Last Licks Scarsdale 8 Palmer Avenue Scarsdale, NY 10583 Rickey Henderson: 6/30 […]

Rested and Ready

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The baseball season is a marathon – a long, grueling season that tests endurance, stamina and focus. With constant travel and 162 games that span six-seven (if you’re lucky) months, there are very few off-days for players to recuperate – 18 days off to be exact. Each player has their own routine and ritual on […]

Yankees Quarterly Report

All of Yankee nation is up in arms as to why there's been so many problems with the organization. The Yankees are off to just a so-so start, only one game above .500 after the first quarter of ball played.

A record of 21-20, perfectly reflects the Yankees performance through the first quarter of the 2012 MLB season– average. There has been a few bright points in the early goings, but for the most part, those have been few and far between and have been mostly overshadowed by poor play from the star-studded roster, on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Yankees Game 28 Lineup: 05/06/12

The bewildered Phil Hughes and the Yankees will look to get the club a win today as they still try to get it together.

  Once again, Hiroki Kuroda, along with the entire offense, underperformed last night  as the Yankees lost to the Royals in a 5-1 score. This afternoon Phil Hughes will get the start for the Yanks, as they try to get a victory on the road before returning back to the Bronx. Hughes has had an […]

Yankees Game 27 Lineup: 05/05/12

Hiroki Kuroda will start tonight's game for the Yankees against the Kansas City Royals

After getting a much needed victory last night in Kansas City to snap their three-game losing streak, the Yankees will take on the Royals again tonight in game three of the four-game road series. Hiroki Kuroda will be the starting pitcher for the Yankees tonight, following yet another strong performance by C.C. Sabathia last night. […]

Yanks Bench Among Best

Andrew Jones (left) and Eric Chavez are key parts on the bench

  Not many teams can plug in an outfielder with 423 career home runs off the bench. Not many teams can rest their all-star third baseman and put in another former all-star third baseman with six gold gloves (all won consecutively) to his credit. These two players are of course Andruw Jones and Eric Chavez. […]

Yankees Agree To A One-Year Deal With Ibanez

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The Yankees have agreed to a one-year deal with left-handed hitter, Raul Ibanez, reports Bryan Hoch. The deal is pending a physical. The Yankees see Ibanez as the left-handed compliment to Andruw Jones, who figures to be the designated hitter against left-handed pitching. Ibanez hit .245/.289/.415 with 20 home runs and 84 RBIs in 144 […]