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American League Reliever of the Year Award to Be Named After Mariano Rivera
April 10th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Major League baseball announced yesterday they will give out a reliever award to a pitcher from the American League and National League. Previously only one pitcher was acknowledged from both leagues and the award was the MLB's Delivery Man of the Year Award. In the American League the award will be...

After Shawn Kelley’s Implosion as Closer, New York Yankees Should Try Dellin Betances in Role
April 10th, 2014 at 12:22 AM
On Wednesday night, the New York Yankees got a second chance at what Shawn Kelley could offer them as a closer. ***PHOTO1*** On Monday, they saw what he could do with a two-run lead, but this time, he was inserted into a tied game and hoping he could keep the game tied...

Could David Robertson’s Injury Put New York Yankees Back in Mix for Joel Hanrahan?
April 7th, 2014 at 11:29 PM
The New York Yankees thought they had their closer situation figured out with David Robertson emerging as the closer for the 2014 season, but a pulled groin injury and a trip to the disabled list has the team scrambling. ***PHOTO1*** For the time being, it's a closer by committee for the team...

New York Yankees Place David Robertson on 15-Day Disabled List with Pulled Groin
April 7th, 2014 at 4:56 PM
David Robertson worked very hard to get himself ready to be the New York Yankees new closer for the 2014 season following Mariano Rivera's retirement, but his new role will be put on hold for a little while. ***PHOTO1*** Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced after Monday's 4-2 win over the Orioles for...

Retired Yankees’ Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte Throw Out Ceremonial 1st Pitch to Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada on Opening Day
April 7th, 2014 at 3:44 PM
It had been almost three years since the "Core Four" of the New York Yankees had been on the same field. That four, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada; all played together since 1995 and won five World Series titles together. ***VIDEO1*** But ever since Posada retired after the...

Sweet Home Alabama: New York Yankees David Robertson Ready to Make Closer Role His Own
March 25th, 2014 at 12:12 PM
It will be a big change for New York Yankee faithful this season when the game is on the line. For the past 17 seasons it has been a foregone conclusion that #42 would be on the mound to close out the game. Just the image of Mariano walking in...

New York Yankees 2014 Top 20 Organizational Prospects; No. 15 Mark Montgomery
March 24th, 2014 at 3:03 PM
Mark Montgomery was the New York Yankees 11th-round selection in 2011 out of Longwood. The right handed reliever has the make-up and pitches to eventually be an above average closer. Montgomery opened a lot of eyes his first two seasons with the organization. In 2011 he split time between Staten Island...

The New York Yankees Arrive in Panama for the Inaugural Legend Series
March 14th, 2014 at 7:31 PM
The New York Yankees arrived in Panama City Thursday night to take part in a split-squad Spring Training series against the Miami Marlins. The "Legend Series" will include events that support the Mariano Rivera Foundation. The Legend Series will mark the first Major League games in Panama, since 1947. ***PHOTO1*** Proceeds form...

Former New York Yankee Mariano Rivera Addresses Rumors of a Possible Return to Pinstripes
February 28th, 2014 at 9:13 AM
For the first time in 20 years, former New York Yankee closer, Mariano Rivera is not with his team in Spring Training. There has been some speculation that Mariano could join his former Yankee teammates when the Yankees travel to Panama for the Legend Series on March 15-16 in Rivera's homeland.  ***PHOTO1*** On...

New York Yankees Continue to Bulk up Bullpen; May Sign Closer Joel Hanrahan
February 25th, 2014 at 6:20 AM
As the 2014 season approaches the New York Yankees are taking a closer look at the state of their bullpen. With depth and strength being  huge question marks heading into the season, the Yanks are looking at all available options. With the signing of Andrew Bailey yesterday, the Bombers are...

Florida State QB, Heisman Winner Jameis Winston ‘Starstruck’ to Be Facing Favorite Team in New York Yankees
February 25th, 2014 at 12:19 AM
Those who watch college football know the name of Jameis Winston, as not only was he voted the Heisman Trophy Winner in the 2013 NCAA season, but he also lead his Florida State University Seminoles to a National Championship back in January with a win over Auburn. Almost two months later,...

Newly Signed New York Yankees Reliever Andrew Bailey Fully Expects to Pitch in 2014
February 24th, 2014 at 5:15 PM
Over the weekend, the New York Yankees took a gamble to add a former top closer in the league when they signed Andrew Bailey to a minor league deal. Bailey is a former member of the Oakland A's and most recently, the Boston Red Sox, but he was non-tendered by the...

New York Yankes Sign Former Boston Red Sox, Oakland A’s Closer Andrew Bailey to Minor League Deal
February 23rd, 2014 at 2:46 AM
The New York Yankees have found their "Plan B" for the closer spot just in case things do not work out with David Robertson in 2014. On Saturday night, the Yankees signed former Boston Red Sox and Oakland A's closer Andrew Bailey to a minor league deal, as Buster Olney of...

Former Phillies Closer Ryan Madson to Throw for Scouts on Friday; New York Yankees May Be Interested
February 7th, 2014 at 9:15 AM
It's been a rough two years for former Philadelphia Phillies closer Ryan Madson, especially ever since he left the City of Brotherly Love. After a successful 2011 campaign in which he pitches to a 4-2 record with a 2.37 ERA and 32 saves, Madson cashes in on a one-year, $6 million...

Seattle Mariners Sign Fernando Rodney to 2-Year, $14MM Deal; David Robertson Remains New York Yankees Closer for Now
February 6th, 2014 at 6:15 PM
It looks like the New York Yankees plan to have David Robertson be the closer for the 2014 season remains in tact because the one backup option they had just went off the board on Thursday. Jonah Keri of Grantland has reported that former Tampa Bay Rays closer Fernando Rodney has...

New York Yankees Could End up Signing Tampa Bay Rays Closer Fernando Rodney as Insurance: Report
February 4th, 2014 at 8:59 AM
Last month, the New York Yankees anointed their longtime setup man David Robertson as the team's closer for the 2014 season, as he will have the unenviable task of trying to take over for Mariano Rivera. However, there is a growing sense that some think that Robertson could end up not...

Brian Cashman, Hal Steinbrenner Tab David Robertson as Closer for New York Yankees in 2014
January 23rd, 2014 at 5:16 AM
When Mariano Rivera decided to end his historic Hall of Fame career at the end of the 2013 season, trying to replace a legend for his position at the closer spot was something the New York Yankees did not look forward to, yet, it was something that needed to be...

New York Yankees Interested in Oakland A’s Closer Grant Balfour: Report
December 23rd, 2013 at 7:24 PM
It had looked like the Baltimore Orioles had found their new closer in Oakland A's veteran Grant Balfour, as they had signed him to a two-year, $16 million deal, but that fell through this week due to the Orioles not liking what they saw in the medicals for Balfour. Now with...

With the Philadelphia Phillies Shopping Jonathan Papelbon, Should the New York Yankees Trade for Him?
December 13th, 2013 at 3:20 AM
The New York Yankees have been looking all over the closers market to try and replace the retiring Mariano Rivera; something that may be impossible to do considering he was perhaps the greatest relief pitcher to ever play in the sport. They looked into Joe Nathan, but he signed with the...

New York Yankees Having Internal Discussions on Detroit Tigers Closer Joaquin Benoit
December 11th, 2013 at 12:42 AM
Trying to fill the void left by the greatest closer to ever play the game in Mariano Rivera might be the hardest thing, if not the most impossible thing that the New York Yankees will ever have to try and accomplish this winter. Yet, that's exactly what general manager Brian Cashman...