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Yankees Announcer Al Leiter, Catcher John Ryan Murphy Convince Red Sox Fan to Switch Sides: Video
April 26th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
It seems it isn't as hard to give up being a Boston Red Sox fan as we might have thought. Your browser does not support iframes. New York Yankees announcer Al Leiter and team catcher John Ryan Murphy were walking through the subway together when they spotted a Red Sox fan wearing...

Former Yankees Prospect Peter O’Brien Off to Hot Start in Triple-A; No Longer Playing Catcher
April 21st, 2015 at 10:51 AM
Former New York Yankees prospect Peter O'Brien is no longer playing catcher in the Arizona Diamondbacks' organization. ***PHOTO1*** O'Brien came up with the Yanks as a catcher in their minor-league system, but there were always doubts about his defensive viability behind the plate. The Yanks dealt the 24-year-old last season in a trade...

New York Yankees’ Joe Girardi Foolish for Overmanaging 3 Games into Season
April 10th, 2015 at 11:45 AM
It didn't take long for New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi and his binder to interfere with the team and try to outsmart everyone. ***PHOTO1*** In the third game of the season, the Yankees skipper benched Brett Gardner, Brian McCann and Stephen Drew, all because the Toronto Blue Jays were sending a...

New York Yankees’ Austin Romine Clears Waivers, Sent to Triple-A
April 8th, 2015 at 1:36 PM
It looks like New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine will remain with the organization after all. ***PHOTO2*** Romine, who was placed on waivers after failing to make the Yanks' big-league roster out of camp and was out of options, actually cleared waivers on Monday and is going to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. ***PHOTO1*** Once John Ryan...

Austin Romine, Joe Girardi React to New York Yankees Backup Catcher Decision, DFA
April 4th, 2015 at 5:32 PM
The New York Yankees choosing John Ryan Murphy as their backup catcher means that fellow backstop Austin Romine's days are numbered in the Bronx. ***PHOTO1*** Romine has been designated for assignment by the Yanks, and now the team will have 10 days to try and move him, with potential suitors being the...

John Ryan Murphy Named New York Yankees Backup Catcher; Austin Romine Designated for Assignment
April 4th, 2015 at 4:08 PM
The New York Yankees have made the decision to go with John Ryan Murphy as the team's backup catcher, while fellow backstop Austin Romine has been designated for assignment. ***PHOTO2*** The next step for Romine will likely be a trade, as teams like the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres have expressed...

Why Austin Romine Has Edge When New York Yankees Choose Backup Catcher on Saturday Night
April 4th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi admitted that the competition for backup catcher would come down to the last night—Saturday night—before the Major League Baseball season officially begins on Sunday (Monday for the Yankees). ***PHOTO1*** Austin Romine and John Ryan Murphy have battled it out all spring long and backup catcher is...

New York Yankees’ Austin Romine Acknowledges He Could Be Traded Soon
April 1st, 2015 at 2:00 PM
New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine fully realizes his days could be numbered in the Bronx. ***PHOTO1*** Romine has been competing for the backup catcher job with the Yanks, against fellow backstop John Ryan Murphy. Sadly for Romine, he hasn't done much to distinguish himself from Murphy and earn a spot on...

Former New York Yankees Prospect Peter O’Brien Throwing Erratically for Arizona Diamondbacks
March 24th, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Peter O'Brien seems to be having his fair share of issues behind the plate in spring training, leaving the D-backs no choice but to send him down to the minors. ***PHOTO1*** O'Brien was traded by the New York Yankees last season in a deal that netted the Bronx Bombers...

New York Yankees Prospect Trent Garrison Officially Announces Retirement Again on Social Media
March 23rd, 2015 at 4:55 PM
New York Yankees prospect Trent Garrison posted a message on Facebook on Sunday that announced his retirement, which later went missing from his page. ***PHOTO2*** Up until now, it wasn't known if Garrison had been pranked or not because the announcement was so unexpected, but Garrison reiterated his decision on Twitter on...

MLB Trade Rumors: San Diego Padres Interested in New York Yankees’ Austin Romine
March 23rd, 2015 at 11:48 AM
With New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine potentially on the trading block as the beginning of the 2015 season begins, the San Diego Padres are emerging as another possible suitor. ***PHOTO1*** We've already heard the Philadelphia Phillies as a possible team with interest, but now the Padres are in the mix, according...

New York Yankees Prospect Trent Garrison Suddenly Retires with Post on Facebook?
March 22nd, 2015 at 6:22 PM
New York Yankees prospect Trent Garrison may have suddenly retired on Sunday afternoon with an announcement on Facebook. ***PHOTO2*** Trenton Thunder beat writer Matt Kardos spotted the post of the young catcher: ***PHOTO1*** When looking for the post on his page, there was none. It seems Garrison may have deleted it; although we did...

Seattle Mariners’ Jesus Montero Sent to Minors While New York Yankees’ Michael Pineda Shines
March 21st, 2015 at 12:00 PM
The Seattle Mariners have sent Jesus Montero to the minors, once again scoring another point for the New York Yankees in the Montero-Michael Pineda swap. ***PHOTO1*** Before spring training even finishes, the Mariners are already reassigning Montero to the minors, guaranteeing he won't be a big leaguer when the 2015 season starts: ***PHOTO2*** On...

MLB Trade Rumors: ‘Multiple Teams’ Talking About New York Yankees’ Austin Romine
March 20th, 2015 at 12:30 PM
New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine is drawing some attention from teams around the league as the end of spring training nears. ***PHOTO2*** Romine, who is out of options with the Yankees, is competing for the backup catcher job against fellow backstop, John Ryan Murphy. Should Romine not make the team as...

New York Yankees Players Poised for a Breakout Season in 2015
March 19th, 2015 at 5:24 PM
The New York Yankees are going to need some improvement from within in order to excel this season. Brian Cashman refrained from making any splashy acquisitions this offseason and chose instead to acquire assets with high upside and hope for a few breakout seasons in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Brian McCann McCann struggled at the...

New York Yankees’ Austin Romine Throws Dirt on Brother Andrew’s Cleats During At-Bat: Video
March 14th, 2015 at 2:46 PM
The Detroit Tigers-New York Yankees spring training contest got a little more interesting on Saturday afternoon as two brothers squared off: Yankees catcher Austin Romine and Tigers shortstop Andrew Romine. ***PHOTO1*** Prior to the game, the Romine brothers spoke about facing one another, and Austin happened to mention that he planned on...

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees’ Austin Romine Drawing Interest from Phillies
March 12th, 2015 at 3:40 PM
The New York Yankees have had quite a bit of catching depth the past few seasons and as a result, there are always teams inquiring about one of their young catchers. ***PHOTO1*** During the offseason, the Yanks dealt Francisco Cervelli to the Pittsburgh Pirates, the oft-injured catcher who still drew plenty of...

Aaron Judge’s Sick Catch, Gary Sanchez HR Highlights from Tuesday’s Yankees Game: Video
March 12th, 2015 at 12:04 PM
Aaron Judge has let his bat do the talking so far during Spring Training, but Tuesday he let his glove in on the fun. ***PHOTO1*** The 275 pound right fielder is primarily known for his extraordinary power. He is the New York Yankees' best power-hitting prospect, and plenty of fans hope that...

Francisco Cervelli Holds No Grudge After Alex Rodriguez Implicated Him in PED Scandal
March 6th, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli doesn't hold a grudge against Alex Rodriguez after the New York Yankees slugger allegedly leaked documents implicating the then-Yankees catcher in the Biogenesis scandal. ***PHOTO1*** CBS' "60 Minutes" originally had the information about A-Rod leaking Cervelli's name to the media as one of the player involved in...

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...