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All Systems Go: New York Yankees Take on Houston Astros as Derek Jeter Eyes Final Season Opener
April 1st, 2014 at 4:57 PM
In 1992 the Houston Astros owned the first pick in the Major League Draft. Houston scout and Hall of Famer, Hal Newhouser told Astros management, they must pick Derek Jeter with the first pick or they would be making a huge mistake. The Astros decided to not listen to Newhouser's warning and...

Los Angeles Dodgers Surpass New York Yankees for Major League Baseball’s Highest Payroll at $235 Million
March 31st, 2014 at 12:46 AM
The New York Yankees take pride in always being number one, but this is one time they probably don't mind coming in second. According to a study of Major League Baseball contracts by the AP, the Los Angeles Dodgers have surpassed the New York Yankees for the highest payroll entering opening...

The New York Yankees are Major League Baseball’s Richest Team According to Forbes at $2.5 Billion
March 29th, 2014 at 12:43 AM
According to Mike Ozanian of Forbes Magazine, the New York Yankees are the most valuable franchise in Major League Baseball. The Yankees net worth is estimated at $2.5 billion dollars. The Yankees have secured the top spot for an unprecedented 17th straight year. As stated in Forbes, the Yankees were...

Report: New York Yankees Donate $50,000 to East Harlem Explosion Relief Fund
March 19th, 2014 at 6:09 PM
According to a report by Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, the New York Yankees have donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross. The pledge will assist the Red Cross with ongoing relief efforts from last week's devastating explosion that occurred in East Harlem. The New York Yankees...

New York Yankees a Likely Destination for Ubaldo Jimenez?
January 1st, 2014 at 4:32 PM
It's no secret that the New York Yankees are in need of some solid starting pitching and will be focused on exactly that over the next several weeks.  But even in the event they land Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, several General Managers around the league feel they will aggressively pursue...

It’s a Numbers Game: Why the New York Yankees Should Choose Carlos Beltran
November 29th, 2013 at 10:27 AM
***PHOTO1*** Even as a 34-year old outfielder, Carlos Beltran doesn’t disappoint. In his two-year stint with the St. Louis Cardinals, he averaged .282 while accumulating 56 home runs and 181 runs batted in. With him turning down the Cardinals’ qualifying offer, and with the New York Yankees being his top...

Could Brian Cashman Step Away as General Manager of the New York Yankees?
September 27th, 2013 at 9:27 AM
Brian Cashman has been the New York Yankees general manager since the 1998 season and has seen four World Series championships under his command ever since taking the reigns from Bob Watson. ***PHOTO1*** Cashman's routes go even deeper than just 1998, as he started with the team as a 19-year-old intern with...

New York Yankees Activate Outfielder Curtis Granderson from Disabled List
May 14th, 2013 at 4:09 PM
***PHOTO1*** After suffering a fractured right forearm in his first at-bat of spring training against the Toronto Blue Jays, which was then followed with a diligent rehabilitation process and a successful five-game rehab stint with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre, outfielder Curtis Granderson will make his 2013 debut in the Bronx on Tuesday night. Following...

“Pronk” Enjoying the Moment, as His Bat Helps Carry New York Yankees
April 18th, 2013 at 9:43 AM
***PHOTO1*** After an offseason where the New York Yankees let the likes of outfielders Nick Swisher and Raul Ibanez walk, without putting up much of a battle to retain their services, the initial response was concern of a potential "power outage" in the Bronx. Moreover, up until the acquisition of former All-Star...

The Importance of Tuesday Night’s Start for New York Yankees Right-hander Ivan Nova
April 16th, 2013 at 11:32 AM
***PHOTO1*** Making his first start in over ten days on Tuesday night, when the Arizona Diamondbacks visit the Bronx for the first of a three-game set, it's hard to describe an April start as "make or break."  However, after a dismal 2012 season, and a rocky first start of 2013 against...

New York Yankees Third Baseman Alex Rodriguez Allegedly Purchased Biogenesis Documents
April 12th, 2013 at 6:25 PM
***PHOTO1*** While there are over $200 million reasons to not feel sorry for Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, at this point, it truly is sad to see what was once an incredible talent, just become more and more of an albatross to one of the most prestigious franchises in sports. As the...

New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman Remains Committed to Granderson in CF
April 9th, 2013 at 6:03 PM
While the anticipated timetable for Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson, recovering from a fractured forearm, calls for an early-May return, Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com reports that general manager Brian Cashman has no plans on having Granderson return anywhere other than his customary position in center field. ***PHOTO1*** At the inception of spring training, Cashman...

New York Yankees Recall Starter Phil Hughes; Will Face Detroit on Saturday
April 5th, 2013 at 10:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** In a move that in all honesty, puzzles Yankees 101, especially considering the diligence they showed in easing him back into live pitching, the Yankees have scratched starter Phil Hughes from his scheduled Triple-A start on Saturday night, and have recalled him to the big club. Furthermore, and as per Wallace Matthews...

New York Yankees Second Baseman Robinson Cano Fires Agent Scott Boras, Signs with CAA
April 2nd, 2013 at 11:53 AM
***PHOTO1*** Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, who is expected to command a heavy market when he hits free agency, to the point where the Yankees have already broken tradition of offering extensions, has decided to part ways with baseball super agent Scott Boras, as reported by Buster Olney of ESPN The Magazine...

New York Yankees Starting Pitcher Phil Hughes Will Begin Season on DL
March 27th, 2013 at 3:38 PM
***PHOTO1*** In what has become "par for the course" this spring, another integral Yankee is headed to the disabled list to start the 2013 season.  However, in this case, the declaration of manager Joe Girardi regarding projected number four starter Phil Hughes was inevitable. On Wednesday, Joel Sherman of The New York Post confirmed that...

Former New York Yankees Catcher Russell Martin was Willing to Sign One-Year Deal
March 27th, 2013 at 8:06 AM
***PHOTO1*** In the midst of the discovery of newfound cash, exemplified by the latest acquisition of former Los Angeles Angels outfielder Vernon Wells, is some curiosity.  While there's no question that with the anticipated absences of first baseman Mark Teixeira, center fielder Curtis Granderson, and shortstop Derek Jeter, adding Wells this close to Opening Day was a sensible...

New York Yankees Complete Acquisition of Outfielder Vernon Wells
March 26th, 2013 at 4:01 PM
***PHOTO1*** After it was reported on Monday that former Los Angeles Angels outfielder Vernon Wells was headed to Tampa for an imminent physical, the Yankees officially completed the acquisition on Tuesday afternoon, and as Cash Kruth of MLB.com reports, the 34-year-old veteran is excited for the opportunity in front of him, “I feel like...

New York Yankees Pitcher Michael Pineda to Throw Live BP in Two Weeks
March 26th, 2013 at 12:26 PM
***PHOTO1*** While the Yankees will be in the initial stages of the 2013 regular season, another interesting contest will be taking place, albeit on the fields in Tampa, Florida. Chad Jennings of The Journal News is reporting that Michael Pineda, in his continued progress from major shoulder surgery last year, will face live...

New York Yankees Shortstop Derek Jeter to Finish Out Spring in Minors
March 22nd, 2013 at 12:22 PM
***PHOTO1*** While some "crankiness" in the left ankle of Yankee captain Derek Jeter was anticipated, as part of his rehabilitation process, Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com reports that a step has been taken to procure that Jeter is not rushing back. Earlier this week, general manager Brian Cashman confirmed the possibility that Jeter could start the...

New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox Will Honor Sandy Hook Victims on Opening Day
March 20th, 2013 at 11:10 AM
***PHOTO1*** On Wednesday morning, the New York Yankees announced they will collaboratively honor the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting with their counterpart, the Boston Red Sox, on Monday, April 1.  In addition to dedicating the game to the memory of the victims, as well as their families and the overall community...