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Baltimore Orioles’ Buck Showalter Takes Shot at New York Yankees for Andrew Miller Signing
May 9th, 2015 at 6:38 PM
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter is always good for an interesting quote when he comes to town, and his latest dig at the New York Yankees certainly qualified as such. ***PHOTO1*** The former Yankees manager was asked about Andrew Miller, who played for Showalter in Baltimore last season and is having a...

New York Yankees’ Joe Girardi Finally Makes It Official by Naming Andrew Miller Closer
May 9th, 2015 at 8:08 AM
After 13 consecutive saves to start the season for Andrew Miller, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi is finally ready to officially name him the closer. ***PHOTO1*** It was pretty obvious Miller had the job for quite some time now. When not in need of rest, Miller got the call to closeout...

New York Yankees’ Andrew Miller Takes Subway to Get Home from Games: Photo
May 1st, 2015 at 1:00 PM
New York Yankees closer Andrew Miller is like many working men and women in the city: he takes the subway to work. ***PHOTO1*** The 6-foot-7 left-hander was spotted by a fan after the game on Tuesday versus the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Granted, he might not be a household name...

Andrew Miller Breaks New York Yankees Record After Recording 8th Save on Monday Night
April 28th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
New York Yankees closer Andrew Miller has done something not even Mariano Rivera could do. ***PHOTO1*** After 20 games, Miller has eight saves on the season, which is the first time any Yankee has ever accomplished such a feat. The original 20-game record for saves was held by Mariano Rivera, who did...

Joe Girardi All but Confirms Andrew Miller is New York Yankees’ Official Closer
April 27th, 2015 at 4:20 PM
While he didn't say specifically, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi basically admitted his official closer is Andrew Miller after not naming one at the start of the season. This ends the co-closer experiment before it even got off the ground. ***PHOTO1*** Before Monday night's game versus the Tampa Bay Rays, Girardi...

New York Yankees Joe Girardi Considering a Closer Switch for Subway Series Vs. Mets?
April 25th, 2015 at 12:36 PM
Here comes that co-closer stuff again. ***PHOTO1*** New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi has hinted that the team could choose to go with Dellin Betances as the closer for the series versus the New York Mets instead of Andrew Miller, per Erik Boland of Newsday: "It's something I might think about doing." The reasoning...

Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera Explains How Careful Players Must Be to Avoid Positive PED Test
April 18th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
With Major League Baseball players always making the excuse "I don't know how that got into my body" after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera explained how careful he was during his career to not put anything illegal into his body. ***PHOTO1*** Rivera admitted that there are...

New York Yankees Unveil Thurman Munson Bobblehead for 2015 Giveaway: Photo
April 17th, 2015 at 4:15 PM
The New York Yankees have unveiled the Thurman Munson bobblehead doll, which is scheduled to be a giveaway at Yankee Stadium during the 2015 season, and it's awesome. FIRST LOOK at the Thurman Munson bobblehead. Come get one 6/18! pic.twitter.com/eNzaodA8CF — New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 16, 2015 The Yankees plan to have...

Joe Girardi Still Refuses to Name New York Yankees Closer; Andrew Miller Responds
April 15th, 2015 at 12:57 PM
While it might be obvious to everyone watching who the New York Yankees closer should be, manager Joe Girardi still isn't ready to name an official closer just yet. ***PHOTO1*** Andrew Miller has already gotten the call twice to save games this season and has been successful both times. Meanwhile, Dellin Betances hasn't...

Andrew Miller Cements Status as New York Yankees Closer After Monday Night
April 14th, 2015 at 2:30 PM
If you still question who the New York Yankees' closer should be after seven games into the season, just take a look at Andrew Miller's performance from Monday night and his numbers over his first three outings of 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Miller came into the game during the eighth inning with one out...

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...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Braves Sign Jason Grilli to 2-Year, $8MM Deal, Yankees Once Had Interest
December 23rd, 2014 at 11:20 PM
If the New York Yankees are going to add some bullpen insurance for Dellin Betances as the closer, they might want to put a move on it, because another option went off the board on Tuesday night. ***PHOTO1*** The Atlanta Braves announced on late Tuesday night that they had signed former Pittsburgh...

Washington Nationals Sign Yankees Reliever Heath Bell to Minor League Deal
December 22nd, 2014 at 5:05 PM
Not too long ago, Heath Bell was considered to be one of the better closers in the sport. In fact, almost three years ago, he was considered one of the top closers on the market and got paid like one from the Miami Marlins. ***PHOTO1*** A lot has happened since then, specifically...

San Francisco Giants Re-Sign Closer Sergio Romo to 2-Year, $15 Million Deal, Yankees Had Interest
December 17th, 2014 at 3:46 PM
With the departure of David Robertson to the Chicago White Sox, the New York Yankees were giving serious consideration to alternative options for the closer role in case Dellin Betances wasn't able to handle the duties. ***PHOTO1*** One option the Yankees gave consideration to was San Francisco Giants closer Sergio Romo, but...

David Robertson’s New Beard Symbolizes End of Era with New York Yankees
December 17th, 2014 at 2:32 PM
David Robertson is now a member of the Chicago White Sox, and to prove he is no longer a member of the New York Yankees, D-Rob is sporting a new beard that he wasn't able to grow as a member of the Bronx Bombers. ***PHOTO1*** Robertson signed a four-year pact with his...

Mariano Rivera Endorses Dellin Betances to Be New York Yankees Closer in 2015 Season
December 13th, 2014 at 12:21 PM
A year ago around this time, newly retired closer Mariano Rivera had publicly endorsed his protege and student, David Robertson to become the team's next closer following his retirement from baseball after the 2013 season. ***PHOTO1*** Robertson cashed in on a successful 2014 season as the Yankees closer, converting 39 of 44...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Interested in Giants Closer Sergio Romo
December 10th, 2014 at 2:44 PM
With the arrival of Andrew Miller and the departure of David Robertson, the New York Yankees are looking at other bullpen options to fill the void left by the now former Yankees closer. ***PHOTO1*** While the Yankees have explored the trade market, they are also looking at the free agent market too...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Aren’t Interested in Jon Lester; May Prefer Max Scherzer
December 9th, 2014 at 1:32 AM
While Jon Lester has yet to make his decision on where he might sign, some thought the New York Yankees could sneak into the discussions and snag Lester with a major offer. ***PHOTO1*** That offer is not happening, as Marly Rivera of ESPN Deportes has reported that the rumors of the Yankees...

Chicago White Sox Sign Yankees Closer David Robertson to 4-Year, $46 Million Deal
December 9th, 2014 at 12:51 AM
The Chicago White Sox were serious about giving David Robertson the kind of deal he was pursuing all winter long. On late Monday night at the Winter Meetings, the White Sox sealed the deal. ***PHOTO1*** Bob Nightengale of USA Today broke the news first that the White Sox will sign Roberton to...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: White Sox, Blue Jays Intersted in Yankees’ David Robertson
December 9th, 2014 at 12:15 AM
The Houston Astros don't appear to be a fit for David Robertson and have moved on. Robertson's old team, the New York Yankees, remain interested in him and could give him a four-year deal, but only on their terms. ***PHOTO1*** However, the Yankees are still facing stiff competition to retain their closers...