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New York Mets Hire Former Yankees Hitting Coach Kevin Long to Same Position
October 23rd, 2014 at 6:19 PM
The New York Mets have found their new hitting coach and it is none other than former Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long, the team announced on Thursday. The Mets' broke the news via Twitter: Official news! Kevin Long is the #Mets new hitting coach. pic.twitter.com/YvZVerJmLL — New York Mets (@Mets) October 23, 2014 Along...

Yankees’ Mark Teixeira Takes ‘Foul Territory’ to ESPN’s ‘Mike and Mike’ Show (Video)
October 23rd, 2014 at 4:19 PM
The latest installment of "Foul Territory" with Mark Teixeira comes to us from the studios of ESPN radio's morning show, "Mike and Mike." ***PHOTO2*** The New York Yankees first baseman has tried his hand at interviewing numerous players and personalities connected to the organization, but now he's going outside the box for...

New York Yankees Choose Gary Denbo as New Head of Minor League System
October 23rd, 2014 at 4:03 PM
After Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations Mark Newman left the team, the New York Yankees needed a new man to head their minor league system and have chosen Gary Denbo to take the role. ***PHOTO1*** Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reported the decision by the Yankees: Source: Gary Denbo...

CC Sabathia Believes He Can Dominate for New York Yankees in 2015
October 23rd, 2014 at 12:33 PM
CC Sabathia may be the only person on Earth who believes he can return to his No. 1 starter form from five years ago en route to dominating opposing hitters like he used to do. ***PHOTO1*** That's what Sabathia told ESPN radio in New York on Wednesday as he spoke quite optimistically...

New York Yankees’ CC Sabathia Won’t Throw Off Mound Until Spring Training
October 22nd, 2014 at 4:11 PM
CC Sabathia continues to progress in his return from a degenerative knee condition that helped end his 2014 season early, but he hasn't thrown off a mound just yet and won't do so until spring training 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Sabathia explained where he is in the process to Pete Caldera of the Bergen...

Joe Torre Reacts to Idea That Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Might Be on Hot Seat
October 22nd, 2014 at 11:59 AM
It has been two full seasons since the New York Yankees have played meaningful games in October, but according to former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, that won't lead to current skipper Joe Girardi being on the hot seat anytime soon. ***PHOTO1*** Brendan Kuty of NJ.com shared the details of what...

Dave Magadan Won’t Become Yankees Hitting Coach; Chili Davis Chose Boston Over NY
October 20th, 2014 at 5:54 PM
The New York Yankees have notified Texas Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan that he will not be the team's next hitting coach. ***PHOTO1*** Anthony McCarron of New York Daily News has the latest: Dave Magadan has been told by the Yankees he's not going to be their hitting coach. — Anthony McCarron (@AnthonyMcCarron) October...

Former New York Yankees 1B Coach Mick Kelleher Retires from Baseball
October 20th, 2014 at 9:22 AM
Recently fired New York Yankees first base coach Mick Kelleher is hanging up his cleats and will no longer coach in Major League Baseball. ***PHOTO1*** Sweeny Murty of WFAN reported the news, announcing that Kelleher was retiring after 46 years in baseball, 16 of which were spent with the Yankees' organization: Former NYY...

New York Yankees Prospect Aaron Judge Gets Rave Reviews in Arizona Fall League
October 18th, 2014 at 3:59 PM
New York Yankees prospect Aaron Judge is a big dude, and he stands as one of the best big guys playing in the Arizona Fall League this year, according to one talent evaluator who has been watching him. ***PHOTO1*** Jim Callis of MLB.com did a comparison between one of the Yanks' most...

MLB Rumors: New York Yankees Very Close to Hiring a New Hitting Coach
October 17th, 2014 at 3:50 PM
How close are the New York Yankees to hiring a new hitting coach to replace the recently fired Kevin Long? ***PHOTO1*** The decision could come down before Tuesday, or right before the start of the World Series. One of the Yanks' candidates, Texas Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan, gave a clue as to...

New York Yankees: Ugly Derek Jeter Christmas Sweater Available on MLB.com
October 17th, 2014 at 9:47 AM
The Derek Jeter merchandising machine keeps on rolling right along, this time producing an ugly Christmas sweater for us in the New York Yankees Universe. Darren Rovell of ESPN tweeted a photo of the sweater, which runs at a hefty $75.99 on MLB.com: We're not done with Jeter. Here's your Jeter Ugly...

Keith Olbermann’s Twitter Feud with Yankees 101 and New York Yankees Fans
October 16th, 2014 at 6:11 PM
Keith Olbermann got himself involved in a Twitter feud with us, Yankees 101, as well as some New York Yankees fans in recent days. If you're interested in reading the entire thread, you can click here, otherwise we have the best highlights from it below. ***PHOTO1*** It all started when I posted...

MLB Rumors: Chili Davis, New York Yankees Have Interview Set for Hitting Coach Job
October 15th, 2014 at 5:29 PM
Oakland Athletics hitting coach Chili Davis has been given permission to speak with both the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers about their vacant hitting coach positions. ***PHOTO1*** To take it a step further, the Yankees may already have an interview setup with the former Yankee. The great Jon Heyman of CBS Sports...

Keith Olbermann’s Failure to Become Yankees Announcer Fueling Derek Jeter Hate?
October 15th, 2014 at 2:01 PM
All Keith Olbermann wanted to be was a New York Yankees play-by-play announcer when he grew up. ***PHOTO1*** At least that's what he admitted to Richard Deitsch in an interview with Sports Illustrated. When asked what was one thing he wanted to do in sports, Keith chose a Yankees play-by-play man, which he...

New York Yankees Free Agent Target Kenta Maeda May not Be Posted
October 15th, 2014 at 9:16 AM
The New York Yankees may have one less option in the starting pitching market this offseason as Japanese star Kenta Maeda may not be posted after all. ***PHOTO1*** The Hiroshima Carp were expected to post the 26-year-old right-hander to be ready to start in the majors by 2015, but now that could...

MLB Rumors: Yankees Wise not to Consider Tino Martinez for Hitting Coach
October 13th, 2014 at 12:59 PM
Former New York Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez will not be considered a candidate for the team's vacant hitting coach position after Kevin Long was fired on Friday. ***PHOTO1*** Bob Klapisch of NorthJersey.com has the latest info on the Yanks' search: Told Tino Martinez is not under consideration to replace Kevin Long as...

Former New York Yankees Hitting Coach Kevin Long Comments on Future Plans
October 13th, 2014 at 11:33 AM
Many inside the New York Yankees Universe couldn't imagine teams actually wanting former hitting coach Kevin Long after the team's abysmal offensive season in 2014, but that clearly isn't the case. ***PHOTO1*** Experts around the league say Long, who was let go by the Yankees last Friday, is well-respected by Major League...

New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka and Dellin Betances Make All-Rookie Team
October 12th, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Baseball America came out with its annual All-Rookie Team and there were two Yankees who made the cut: starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka and reliever Dellin Betances. ***PHOTO1*** Tanaka was one of five starters named to the squad, while Betances was the lone reliever. Here is BA's write-up on each player: The Yankees’ $155 million...

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman Talks About Replacing Derek Jeter in 2015
October 12th, 2014 at 10:53 AM
As if New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman didn't have a difficult enough job already, he now has to find a replacement for the irreplaceable: shortstop Derek Jeter. ***PHOTO1*** Cashman recently spoke to the media about several things concerning the Yankees and their offseason, but the topic of Jeter also came...

New York Yankees May Shuffle Coaching Staff to Different Positions for 2015
October 12th, 2014 at 10:26 AM
The New York Yankees have already begun to make moves to change their coaching staff for the 2015 season, and it appears more changes are on the way, although it could just be a situation where coaches are rearranged to different positions. ***PHOTO1*** Hitting coach Kevin Long and first base coach Mick...