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Joe Girardi Making Excuses for CC Sabathia not Starting Opening Day for New York Yankees?
March 27th, 2015 at 2:00 PM
While we all know why CC Sabathia isn't the New York Yankees' Opening Day starter, manager Joe Girardi has a different explanation. ***PHOTO1*** Sabathia is no longer the best pitcher on the Yankees and he hasn't been in two full seasons thanks to injury and ineffectiveness. Masahiro Tanaka has passed him by...

New York Yankees’ Stephen Drew Praised by Boston Red Sox 3B Coach Brian Butterfield
March 25th, 2015 at 9:44 AM
While you can't find many people saying nice things about New York Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew, there is one guy in Drew's corner who just so happens to be a former coach for the Bronx Bombers. ***PHOTO1*** Brian Butterfield was on Buck Showalter's staff as the first base coach for the...

Tampa Bay Rays to Retire Don Zimmer’s No. 66 Jersey on Opening Day
March 24th, 2015 at 3:15 PM
Former New York Yankees coach Don Zimmer will be honored by the last team he was ever with, the Tampa Bay Rays, on Opening Day when the team retires his jersey. ***PHOTO1*** Before passing away in 2014, Zimmer wore the No. 66 as a coach for the Rays, which is the jersey...

Masahiro Tanaka Talks About Possible Opening Day Start for New York Yankees
March 23rd, 2015 at 9:59 AM
There is a very good chance Masahiro Tanaka will be the Opening Day starter for the New York Yankees in 2015, which Tanaka says would be something special for him or anyone, for that matter. ***PHOTO1*** Tanaka did remain humble about his injury from last season and how he just needs to...

Joe Girardi not Happy After Brett Gardner Jumps Wall for New York Yankees Teammate’s Glove
March 21st, 2015 at 5:07 PM
Brett Gardner is the ultimate nice guy, so when one of his New York Yankees teammates lost their glove over the outfield wall on Saturday, naturally Gardy was there to lend a helping hand. ***PHOTO1*** As Chris Young's glove lay helpless beyond the outfield wall after making an attempt to catch Chris...

New York Yankees’ Adam Warren the Favorite for No. 5 Spot in Rotation After Friday Start
March 21st, 2015 at 4:24 PM
New York Yankees pitcher Adam Warren threw another gem on Friday, giving him yet another leg-up on his competition for the No. 5 spot in the team's starting rotation. ***PHOTO1*** Against the Detroit Tigers, Warren pitched well, allowing four hits over five innings of work, with three strikeouts and no walks. He...

Atlanta Braves’ Fredi Gonzalez Says Masahiro Tanaka Having Tommy John Surgery is Inevitable
March 20th, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Never call Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez an optimist. ***PHOTO1*** After Masahiro Tanaka took the mound on Wednesday night versus the Braves and looked fantastic for the New York Yankees, Gonzalez was asked what he thought of Tanaka's performance. While most people who responded to the question that were involved in the game...

Joe Girardi Confirms Jose Pirela Will not Make New York Yankees Roster
March 19th, 2015 at 6:30 PM
While there was still a bit of hope that Jose Pirela would make the New York Yankees roster for the start of the 2015 season, manager Joe Girardi officially squashed whatever hope was left. ***PHOTO1*** After the Yankees made in abundantly clear that Stephen Drew was the starter no matter what, Yankees...

Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim Mocks New York Yankees Legend Derek Jeter During Presser
March 19th, 2015 at 3:14 PM
On Wednesday, Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim announced that he would retire after the next three seasons, but not before serving a suspension handed down to him by the NCAA for alleged infractions in his basketball program. ***PHOTO1*** On Thursday, Boeheim met the media to discuss matters and was asked about...

Jose Pirela Unlikely to Make New York Yankees Big League Roster Out of Camp
March 19th, 2015 at 2:20 PM
The signs are growing more ominous that Jose Pirela simply won't be able to find a spot on the New York Yankees big-league roster. ***PHOTO1*** Pirela has been superb offensively this spring, sporting a .391 average. While also playing a solid second base, Pirela has shown some versatility this spring by even...

New York Mets HC Kevin Long Says He Pays Attention to Son, not Yankees
March 19th, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Former New York Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long is paying attention to his new employer, the New York Mets, not his old one—except when it comes to his son Jaron Long. ***PHOTO1*** Long was hired by the Mets during the offseason after the Yankees let him go. Since then, Long has been...

CC Sabathia Admits He Cares About Starting for Yankees Opening Day
March 18th, 2015 at 3:59 PM
CC Sabathia has been the New York Yankees opening day starter every year he's been on the team since 2009 and he would like to keep that streak going. ***PHOTO1*** Sabathia tried to brush it off as though he didn't care at first, but he would later admit that yes, it did...

Adam Warren Should Have No Affect on New York Yankees Closer Decision
March 16th, 2015 at 2:48 PM
Normally you would think the starting rotation has nothing to do with who a team names closer, but that is exactly the case for New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi. ***PHOTO1*** Adam Warren, who has been a staple in the Yanks' bullpen the past few seasons, is vying for the No. 5...

How Long Will Stephen Drew’s Leash Be with New York Yankees in 2015?
March 14th, 2015 at 4:01 PM
Now that we have been told the New York Yankees will start Stephen Drew at second base this season no matter what he does—even with a sub-.100 average in spring training—it's fair to ask the question: how long will Drew have before he is pulled if he doesn't hit? ***PHOTO1*** We already...

David Wells Becomes Manager of Point Loma High School Team After MLB Didn’t Want Him
March 14th, 2015 at 11:35 AM
Former New York Yankees pitcher David Wells is going home to become the manager of his old high school, Point Loma, in San Diego. ***PHOTO1*** 33 years ago, Boomer pitched for the Point Loma high school team and helped take them to a city championship. Now, he is tasked with taking the...

Derek Jeter Met with New York Yankees’ Top Prospects in Private During Offseason
March 13th, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Even when Derek Jeter isn't the New York Yankees captain anymore, he's still acting like The Captain. ***PHOTO1*** During the offseason and before spring training began, Jeter met with some of the organization's top prospects, including guys like Aaron Judge, Greg Bird and Jacob Lindgren, giving them advice about what they can...

An Open Letter from Yankees Fans to Manager Joe Girardi, GM Brian Cashman About 2nd Base
March 13th, 2015 at 12:02 PM
Dear Joe Girardi and Brian Cashman, ***PHOTO1*** Before I start, I just wanted to let you know I've always been a big supporter of both of you. Joe, you were always a professional when you wore the pinstripes, both as a coach and player, and you've done a solid job as manager for...

Hideki Matsui Talks New Role with Yankees as Special Advisor to GM Brian Cashman
March 12th, 2015 at 10:24 AM
The New York Yankees made it official on Wednesday that Hideki Matsui would become the team's new special advisor to general manager Brian Cashman. ***PHOTO1*** A press conference on Wednesday morning with Cashman at Matsui's side made it official and it looked like the 40-year-old was quite happy to have his new...

Dellin Betances Likely to Be Named New York Yankees Closer for 2015 MLB Season
March 12th, 2015 at 7:51 AM
While it hasn't been made official yet, it is looking more and more like the New York Yankees will name Dellin Betances the closer for the 2015 Major League Baseball season. ***PHOTO1*** CBS Sports' Jon Heyman said as much on Wednesday, noting that the Yankees are likely to tab 26-year-old Betances as...

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman: There’s No Competition for 2nd Base Job
March 11th, 2015 at 11:16 AM
Many New York Yankees fans can't understand why Stephen Drew and his .091 spring training average is set to be the starting second baseman for the team this season without competition during the spring, a fact confirmed by manager Joe Girardi on Tuesday. ***PHOTO1*** Drew is coming off a season in which...