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Brian Cashman Says New York Yankees Prospects Jose Pirela, Rob Refsnyder ‘Still Have Work to Do’
March 30th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is happy he signed second baseman Stephen Drew during the offseason because prospects Jose Pirela and Rob Refsnyder are not ready defensively. ***PHOTO1*** Cashman said so on Sunday while also praising the pair's bats, per Chad Jennings of the LoHud Yankees Blog: “I know there’s a...

New York Yankees’ Stephen Drew Getting Hot in Stretch Run of Spring Training
March 29th, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Stephen Drew has been attacked all spring long for putting up lackluster numbers, but now the New York Yankees starting second baseman is beginning to catch fire at just the right time. ***PHOTO1*** In his first eight games, Drew was just 2-19 with zero RBI and hitting a dreadful .105. Since then, Drew...

New York Yankees’ Jose Pirela Suffers Setback in Recovery from Concussion
March 27th, 2015 at 7:20 AM
Concussion injuries are always a tricky thing and New York Yankees infielder Jose Pirela found that out firsthand on Thursday as he suffered a setback in his recovery from one. ***PHOTO1*** Pirela, who suffered the injury on Sunday versus the New York Mets after crashing into the center field wall trying to...

New York Yankees Reliever Chris Martin Gave Jose Pirela His 1st Concussion
March 26th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
New York Yankees prospect Jose Pirela suffered a concussion in an ugly collision with the wall in center field on Sunday, but that wasn't the first he has ever experienced--and ironically enough a fellow Yankee at camp gave him his first. ***PHOTO1*** Chris Martin was acquired from the Colorado Rockies in January...

Top 3 New York Yankees Prospects Most Deserving of Big-League Job
March 26th, 2015 at 10:57 AM
Some New York Yankees prospects lasted longer than others this spring, however some really stood out above the rest and were most deserving of a spot on the Yanks' big-league roster. Jacob Lindgren If there was one Yankees prospect who you could say has the best chance of making the team it's...

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...

New York Yankees’ Stephen Drew Still Troubles Scouts; Jose Pirela Seen as Better Option
March 23rd, 2015 at 4:02 PM
Fans have been screaming about Stephen Drew's declining abilities at the plate and how the New York Yankees should go with Jose Pirela instead of him, and now scouts are confirming such a belief. ***PHOTO1*** Drew is having a dreadful spring at the plate thus far, sporting a .161 average going into...

Jose Pirela’s Crash into Wall Shows New York Yankees Prospect is Earning His Pinstripes
March 23rd, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Sometimes when a team in any sport needs a spark, oftentimes its a younger player who can provide it. Jose Pirela showed that on Sunday, when he selflessly put his own safety on the line to catch a fly ball in a meaningless spring training game. ***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees prospect...

New York Yankees’ Jose Pirela Reacts to Inevitably Being Left Off Big-League Roster
March 21st, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Despite the fact that he has earned a spot on the New York Yankees big-league roster, Jose Pirela remained extremely humble when asked out the prospect of starting the season in the minors. ***PHOTO1*** Pirela is batting .370 with five RBI and has sorely outplayed fellow second baseman Stephen Drew, as well...

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...

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 Yankees Players Getting Most Hate from Fans in 2015
March 18th, 2015 at 1:38 PM
New York Yankees fans are some of the most passionate fans on the planet and when they don't like someone on the team, they make it abundantly clear. ***PHOTO1*** Five players on this current Yankees roster stand out above the rest in that department, so let's rank them, shall we? 5. Brendan...

New York Yankees Hinting Jose Pirela Has Edge on Brendan Ryan for Roster Spot?
March 17th, 2015 at 4:00 PM
For those New York Yankees fans who want to see Jose Pirela in the big leagues this season there may be some good news. ***PHOTO1*** According to Chad Jennings of the LoHud Yankees Blog, Pirela was seen taking infield practice with the big-league players today, while Brendan Ryan joined the Triple-A players...

Former Yankees 2B Brian Doyle Battling Serious Medical Conditions and Financial Problems
March 15th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
The unfortunate story of former New York Yankees second baseman Brian Doyle is sad, but it is a story that must be told because there are plenty of Americans stuck in a similar situation. ***PHOTO1*** Doyle is most well-known for his role in helping the Yanks win the 1978 World Series versus...

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...

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...

Reggie Jackson: Jose Pirela is Yankees Best Hitting Prospect; GM Brian Cashman Disagrees
March 11th, 2015 at 4:10 PM
New York Yankees prospect Jose Pirela got a ringing endorsement after Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson claimed that the 25-year-old could be the organization's best hitting prospect. ***PHOTO1*** General manager Brian Cashman disagrees. On top of Jackson praising Pirela a few days ago, Mr. October has also personally told Pirela he thinks very...

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...

New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Confirms Plan to Start Stephen Drew at 2B
March 10th, 2015 at 9:31 AM
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi is flying in the face of the spirit of spring training and competition after confirming he already plans to start Stephen Drew at second base this season. ***PHOTO1*** Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reported the news on Tuesday: In case there was still any doubt, Joe Girardi confirmed...

Jose Pirela’s Hot Start Could Make New York Yankees Starting Stephen Drew Unjustifiable
March 9th, 2015 at 8:00 AM
If Jose Pirela continues his hot start to this spring all the way up until Opening Day 2015, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi will have absolutely no justification for starting Stephen Drew at second base this season. ***PHOTO1*** Like many Yankees prospects this spring, Pirela shines in his own right and...