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MLB Trade Rumors: Chicago White Sox Aren’t Interested in Dealing for Yankees’ Francisco Cervelli
July 31st, 2014 at 1:59 PM
The New York Yankees had been getting some calls on backup catcher Francisco Cervelli, but it looks like at least one team has crossed their names off the list as far as interest goes. ***VIDEO1*** Bryan Hoch of MLB.com has reported that the Chicago White Sox, who were once linked as to...

New York Yankees: Yogi Berra Chooses What His Walk-up Song Would Be
July 26th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Walk-up songs are all the rage in Major League Baseball nowadays. One New York Yankees legend shared what his would have been if such an idea existed in his day. ***VIDEO1*** Yogi Berra's career didn't extend to the era of walk-up music. In fact, he thinks such a thing is silly; however...

MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees Catcher Francisco Cervelli Drawing Interest
July 25th, 2014 at 7:19 PM
The New York Yankees have been actively searching to make deals for players on other teams, but one of their own is being inquired about as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches. ***VIDEO1*** Francisco Cervelli is the Yanks' backup catcher and has been since he returned from the 60-day DL to...

Watch Brian McCann’s Walk-Off Blooper Lift Yankees Past Reds for Series Sweep
July 20th, 2014 at 4:58 PM
It wasn't the prettiest of walk-off hits for New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann, but it still puts one in the win column for the Bronx Bombers as they successfully swept the Cincinnati Reds with a 3-2 series finale victory on Sunday afternoon. ***VIDEO1*** The Yanks carried a 2-1 lead going into...

New York Yankees: Evidence Brian Mccann is Busting Out of His Slump
July 19th, 2014 at 7:32 AM
New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann contributed to the team's 4-3 over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night with an RBI double and it seems the backstop is finally busting out of his slump. ***VIDEO1*** McCann's average still sits at a lackluster .239, but over the course of July, McCann has raised...

Brian McCann Reacts to Terry Pendleton’s Comments: ‘I Disagree, I Absolutely Love It Here’
July 8th, 2014 at 10:47 PM
Atlanta Braves first base coach Terry Pendleton made comments on Tuesday that for Brian McCann "going from Atlanta to New York is a different animal" and that "New York is not Brian."  ***VIDEO1*** According to ESPNNewYork.com, McCann didn't agree with those sentiments: "I disagree, I absolutely love it here."   "I really haven't noticed...

Brian McCann’s Old Hitting Coach Says New York Yankees not Right for Him
July 8th, 2014 at 12:07 PM
New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann's old hitting coach believes he made a mistake signing a deal with his new team. ***VIDEO1*** Terry Pendleton, who was a former major leaguer himself before becoming the Atlanta Braves hitting coach and now their first base coach, believes it's a combination of reasons why McCann...

New York Yankees Hitting Coach Kevin Long Reacts to Team’s Offensive Struggles
July 3rd, 2014 at 6:00 AM
The New York Yankees are in the midst of a season-long slump that has reached epic proportions and hitting coach Kevin Long reacted to those issues on Wednesday. ***VIDEO1*** According to Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com, Long and the players are not blind to their struggles and he says the guys in the...

New York Yankees: Francisco Cervelli Falls Over Railing to Make Catch (Video)
July 1st, 2014 at 8:58 PM
New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli made an outstanding catch on Tuesday night during the first inning of his team's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. ***VIDEO1*** Ben Zobrist was the batter and lifted a weak pop-up towards the Rays' dugout, which forced Cervelli to put his body at risk to make...

New York Yankees Brian McCann on First Half Performance: ‘I’ve Been Horrible’
July 1st, 2014 at 11:44 AM
Since Jorge Posada's retirement at the end of the 2011 season, the New York Yankees have been looking for the next "great" Yankee catcher. They thought they had him when they signed Brian McCann to a $85 million, five year deal, this past off-season. But so far, the results have not been...

New York Yankees’ Hitting Coach: Brian McCann’s Struggles More Mental than Physical
June 27th, 2014 at 9:39 AM
It hasn't been the perfect start for Brian McCann's career with the New York Yankees in 2014. ***VIDEO1*** McCann was signed to a five-year, $85 million deal after spending the first part of his career with the Atlanta Braves and many thought McCann would be a force in the middle of the...

Can New York Yankees Bring Peter O’Brien up to Help Struggling Offense?
June 25th, 2014 at 3:22 PM
The New York Yankees are uncharacteristically not hitting home runs in 2014, so should home-run machine Peter O'Brien be promoted to the big leagues to help drive some runs in? PENNSYLVANIA! #YANKEES Top Prospect PETER O'BRIEN signing autographs SAT,JUN21!! pic.twitter.com/tRdjZUnSTW — Athlete Appearances (@cravetheauto) June 17, 2014 The Yanks could certainly use the...

New York Yankees Derek Jeter Tops Two Million All-Star Votes; Leads AL Shortstops
June 22nd, 2014 at 11:46 PM
New York Yankee, Derek Jeter is looking like the favorite to start at shortstop for the American League in this year's All-Star Game. Jeter currently sits atop the leader board with 2,353,336 million votes as he vies for his 14th career All-Star appearance. ***VIDEO1*** Jeter has amassed the sixth most votes in the...

MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees’ John Ryan Murphy a Hot Commodity
June 18th, 2014 at 1:35 PM
Apparently, John Ryan Murphy of the New York Yankees is becoming somewhat of a hot commodity on the trade market this season. ***VIDEO1*** According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Yanks are receiving phone calls for the 23-year-old catcher: hear the #yankees are getting lots of calls asking about john ryan murphy...

New York Yankees: Francisco Cervelli Expected to Be Activated from 60-Day DL; John Ryan Murphy to Be Optioned to Class-AAA
June 17th, 2014 at 1:46 PM
The New York Yankees will get back a familiar face on Tuesday when their backup catcher is expected to be activated from the disabled list. ***VIDEO1*** Francisco Cervelli, who has been on the disabled list since April 13 with a hamstring injury, will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday in...

New York Yankees Derek Jeter Closing in on Two Million All-Star Votes; Catcher Brian McCann Grabs Top Spot
June 17th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is closing in on his 14th All-Star Game selection. The Yankee captain, who is playing in his 20th and final season in the Bronx is currently the top vote getter among American League shortstops. Jeter has accumulated 1,810,451 votes so far, in this season's fan...

New York Yankees: Francisco Cervelli ‘Unlikely’ to Be Trade Bait
June 14th, 2014 at 5:46 PM
With the emergence of John Ryan Murphy as a solid backup catcher for the New York Yankees, Francisco Cervelli seems to be a logical choice to be trade bait at the 2014 MLB trade deadline, but one Yankees analyst doesn't think so. ***VIDEO1*** YES Network's Jack Curry got a question on Twitter...

New York Yankees Prospect Gary Sanchez Punished for Disciplinary Reasons in Class-AA Trenton
June 13th, 2014 at 12:33 PM
Gary Sanchez is considered to be the New York Yankees top prospect in their minor league system, but he's starting to fall out of favor with the team. ***VIDEO1*** Sanchez, who is currently on the Class-AA Trenton Thunder roster and hitting only .229 with seven home runs on the season, had a...

Francisco Cervelli’s Return to Yankees Could Mean John Ryan Murphy to AAA
June 12th, 2014 at 7:48 PM
Francisco Cervelli is ready to come back to the New York Yankees and that could mean John Ryan Murphy is Triple-A bound. ***VIDEO1*** As of now, there are two different reports out there, but both have Murphy possibly returning to Triple-A. First, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com says while Cervelli is eligible to come...

Seattle Mariners to Recall Jesus Montero on Thursday Vs. Former Team New York Yankees: Report
June 12th, 2014 at 2:06 PM
Many of the fans of the New York Yankees clearly know who Jesus Montero is and the hype that surrounded him when he was a prospect in the minor leagues. ***VIDEO1*** Montero, who was once the number one ranked prospect in the Yankees farm system, was dealt in January of 2012 in...