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Help from Within: the Importance of Jacoby Ellsbury and Brian McCann in 2015
March 4th, 2015 at 3:40 PM
The New York Yankees have struggled mightily to score runs over the past two seasons. After scoring over 800 runs in 16 out of 17 seasons from 1996 to to 2012, the Yankees failed to eclipse 700 runs in 2013 and 2014. This drop-off in offensive production can largely be...

Aaron Judge Hits 3-Run HR, Gets Praise from Yankees Manager Joe Girardi: Video
March 4th, 2015 at 8:00 AM
New York Yankees prospect Aaron Judge made some noise on Tuesday during the team's first spring training game versus the Philadelphia Phillies, and his manager took notice. ***PHOTO1*** With the Yankees trailing by three with two outs in the ninth and down to his final strike, Judge lifted a ball to left...

Yankees Vs. Phillies: Full Preview for Bronx Bombers’ 1st Spring Training Game
March 3rd, 2015 at 9:52 AM
The New York Yankees will meet the Philadelphia Phillies for what amounts to the most insignificant game of the year—unless of course you're a Yankees fan dying to watch even remotely competitive baseball, and interested in seeing some of the best the team's minors has to offer. ***PHOTO1*** Unfortunately this particular exhibition...

New York Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury Gets Photobombed by Stephen Drew: Photo
February 27th, 2015 at 6:18 PM
Major League Baseball has this new thing called the Twitter mirror this season and the New York Yankees have been taking and posting pictures of each player taking their turn. When it was center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury's time to step up to the plate, infielder Stephen Drew decided to get...

Jacoby Ellsbury Says New York Yankees are “Definitely Motivated”
February 26th, 2015 at 4:30 PM
New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury seems to be confident going into the 2015 season. ***PHOTO1*** The outfielder was a key contributor in his first season with the New York Yankees, batting .271/.328/.419 with 16 home runs, 70 RBI, and 39 stolen bases. Ellsbury said he had an easy transition to the...

MLB Rumors: Andruw Jones Drawing Interest from 2 Teams in Comeback Attempt
February 2nd, 2015 at 2:47 PM
Atlanta Braves great and former New York Yankees outfielder Andruw Jones is looking to make a comeback attempt to Major League Baseball in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Jones has played in Japan over the past two seasons and has compiled some pretty solid numbers, hitting 26 homers and 94 RBI in his first season,...

Marlins’ Ichiro Suzuki Felt Unappreciated by New York Yankees for Last 2 Years
January 30th, 2015 at 1:36 PM
On Thursday while in Tokyo, the Miami Marlins made their deal with Ichiro Suzuki official; a one-year deal worth $2 million and with incentives, could go as high as $5 million. ***PHOTO1*** Ichiro will now play for a third team in his career; he spent 11 years with the Seattle Mariners and...

Atlanta Braves Claim Outfielder Eury Perez Off Waivers
January 23rd, 2015 at 6:48 PM
***PHOTO2*** Last week the New York Yankees designated outfielder Eury Perez for assignment in order to make room for Stephen Drew. Today the Atlanta Braves picked the 24 year old outfielder up off waivers, per Ken Rosenthal. ***PHOTO1*** Perez has good speed, but did not play much last season. In four games...

Miami Marlins Sign Former Yankees’ Ichiro Suzuki to 1-Year, $2 Million Deal
January 23rd, 2015 at 12:37 PM
This past week, the Miami Marlins made a one-year offer to New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki for right around $2 million to be their fourth outfielder in the 2015 season. ***PHOTO1*** On Friday, the 41-year-old future Hall of Famer chose to accept the offer from the Marlins, as Ken Rosenthal of...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Miami Marlins Interest in Yankees’ Ichiro Suzuki Beginning to Intensify
January 18th, 2015 at 10:35 AM
Marlins Sign Ichiro Suzuki to 1-Year Deal (UPDATE: Friday, January 23 at 12:32 p.m. ET) SiriusXM's Craig Mish is reporting that the Marlins and Ichiro have agreed to a deal, which according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is for around $2 million for one year: Hearing Ichiro Suzuki and @Marlins have...

New York Yankees’ Carlos Beltran Talks Elbow, Age, and Having Something to Prove
January 16th, 2015 at 12:14 PM
New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran had a rough first season in pinstripes, which ultimately ended with him receiving elbow surgery to remove bone chips that affected him all season. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees and Beltran made the wrong decision on his injury in 2014. Instead of opting for surgery earlier in the...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Toronto Blue Jays Interested in Yankees’ Ichiro Suzuki
January 8th, 2015 at 11:42 AM
The count is now up to three teams who are interested in New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki. ***PHOTO1*** First, it was the Baltimore Orioles, who have had the longest interest and continue to maintain it, then there is the Miami Marlins, who are interested in him as a fourth outfielder. Now,...

Former New York Yankees CF Johnny Damon Announces He Plans to Retire in 2015
January 5th, 2015 at 4:39 PM
Johnny Damon has been trying to make his way back to Major League Baseball for the past few seasons, but he hasn't had any success latching on to a new team since he last played with the Cleveland Indians in 2012. ***PHOTO1*** Because of this Damon has announced that he will retire...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Miami Marlins Interested in Yankees’ Ichiro Suzuki as 4th Outfield Option
January 5th, 2015 at 2:36 PM
The interest in Ichiro Suzuki is starting to heat up a bit and it looks like there's more than one team interested in the New York Yankees outfielder for the 2015 season. ***PHOTO1*** On Monday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald is reporting that the Miami Marlins are now interested in Ichiro...

New York Yankees Trade for Garrett Jones is One of Insurance, Especially for Alex Rodriguez
December 19th, 2014 at 10:30 PM
On Friday afternoon, the Yankees made another roster altering move to land Garrett Jones in the deal with the Miami Marlins that sent Martin Prado and David Phelps down to Miami. ***PHOTO1*** With Jones, he adds more versatility to a lineup that needs it, especially with the age that surrounds it heading...

New York Yankees’ Garrett Jones and Wife Have Special Connection to Big Apple
December 19th, 2014 at 8:12 PM
Newly acquired New York Yankees outfielder/first baseman Garrett Jones and his wife are both thrilled to be coming to New York to play for the Bronx Bombers as the pair have a special connection to the Big Apple. ***PHOTO1*** The deal that netted Jones had the Yankees also receiving starter Nathan Eovaldi...

Yankees Agree to Trade Martin Prado, David Phelps to Marlins for Nathan Eovaldi, Garrett Jones
December 19th, 2014 at 1:31 PM
UPDATE: Friday, December 19 at 4:30 p.m. ET Yankees GM Brian Cashman has shared his thoughts on newly acquired pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and first baseman/outfielder Garrett Jones, as well as prospect Domingo German, per Jack Curry of YES Network: Cashman said Eovaldi "has a good arm and he's young and we felt...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Baltimore Orioles Interested in Yankees’ Ichiro Suzuki
December 18th, 2014 at 11:26 PM
Last year, Ichiro Suzuki was on the trading block for the New York Yankees, but they were unable to find any takers and because of an injury to Carlos Beltran and Alfonso Soriano's release, it turned out to be a good thing the Yankees didn't get rid of Ichiro. ***PHOTO1*** A year...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Having ‘Serious Discussions’ with Orioles’ Nick Markakis
December 2nd, 2014 at 12:45 AM
On Monday, the Baltimore Orioles lost one power hitting outfielder when Nelson Cruz signed with the Seattle Mariners. It's quite possible that they could lose a second one to a division rival. ***PHOTO1*** Late Monday night, Dave Gershman, formerly of ESPN and now of Marlins.com reported that the New York Yankees are...

Mariners Agree to Terms with Orioles’ Nelson Cruz on 4-Year, $57 Million Deal, Yankees Had Interest
December 1st, 2014 at 11:17 AM
It was almost one year ago when Robinson Cano wanted his new team, the Seattle Mariners, to sign other players around him to help their offense. A year later, they listened. ***PHOTO1*** On Monday, the Mariners have agreed to a four-year, $57 million deal with Baltimore Orioles designated hitter and outfielder Nelson...