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Scouts React to New York Yankees’ Nathan Eovaldi, Alex Rodriguez Spring Debuts
March 5th, 2015 at 12:22 PM
Nathan Eovaldi made his spring debut and first appearance as a member of the New York Yankees, leaving scouts to notice something different about him in the outing. ***PHOTO1*** What's the differece? Eovaldi's mechanics. Eovaldi made his spring training debut and looked pretty solid, throwing two innings of two-hit, one-run ball. Adding to...

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez Mocked on Covers of New York Area Newspapers
March 5th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
The over-the-top, nauseating Alex Rodriguez coverage is hitting new lows this morning as the New York Daily News and New York Post are both mocking the New York Yankees designated hitter—one worse than the other. ***PHOTO1*** First there was Mr. October, then Mr. November, now there's Mr. March: Twitter Here's our back page....

Derek Jeter was the Reason Jimmy Rollins Didn’t Want Trade to New York Yankees
March 5th, 2015 at 9:29 AM
When Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins was deciding what team he wanted to be traded to when it was clear the rebuilding Philadelphia Phillies no longer wanted him this offseason, the New York Yankees were never a realistic option for the veteran. ***PHOTO1*** Rollins would've had to replace now-retired Yankees legend...

New York Yankees Prospect Cito Culver Completes Ridiculous Derek Jeter-Type Play: Video
March 5th, 2015 at 8:00 AM
If you don't know New York Yankees prospect Cito Culver, consider this quite the first impression. ***PHOTO1*** During the Yanks' spring training game versus the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, Culver was forced to make a play deep in the hole to his right, and he successfully completed the play by doing his...

Help from Within: the Importance of Jacoby Ellsbury and Brian McCann in 2015
March 4th, 2015 at 3:40 PM
The New York Yankees have struggled mightily to score runs over the past two seasons. After scoring over 800 runs in 16 out of 17 seasons from 1996 to to 2012, the Yankees failed to eclipse 700 runs in 2013 and 2014. This drop-off in offensive production can largely be...

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez Singles in Spring Training Debut: Video
March 4th, 2015 at 1:52 PM
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez hasn't played in a competitive game since September of 2013, so his spring training debut on Wednesday versus the Philadelphia Phillies is getting a lot of attention. In his first at-bat of the day, A-Rod ripped a single to left field on an 89...

New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Reportedly Has Date Set for 1st Spring Start
March 4th, 2015 at 12:48 PM
New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is reportedly set to make his first start of spring training next week with a tentative date being targeted for his debut. ***PHOTO1*** While it hasn't been confirmed, Marly Rivera of ESPN Deportes is hearing Tanaka will make his first start on March 12 against the...

Aaron Judge Hits 3-Run HR, Gets Praise from Yankees Manager Joe Girardi: Video
March 4th, 2015 at 8:00 AM
New York Yankees prospect Aaron Judge made some noise on Tuesday during the team's first spring training game versus the Philadelphia Phillies, and his manager took notice. ***PHOTO1*** With the Yankees trailing by three with two outs in the ninth and down to his final strike, Judge lifted a ball to left...

New York Yankees Prospect Luis Torrens to Have Shoulder Surgery, Miss 2015 Season
March 3rd, 2015 at 5:11 PM
New York Yankees stud catching prospect Luis Torrens will miss the 2015 season after it was determined he would need shoulder surgery for a torn labrum. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees issued a press release confirming Torrens would need the surgery and that it will cost him the season: Yankees minor league catcher Luis Torrens...

Russell Martin Does not Blame New York Yankees for Letting Him Leave
March 3rd, 2015 at 1:55 PM
Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin spoke fondly about his time with Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees. ***PHOTO1*** Martin played for the Yankees in 2011 and 2012, putting up Fangraphs WAR values of 2.7 and 2.0 respectively. After 2012, the Yankees did not resign Martin and allowed him to sign...

New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Believes Mechanics Caused Elbow Injury
March 3rd, 2015 at 11:30 AM
New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka believes his elbow will be just fine as long as he can keep his mechanics consistent. ***PHOTO1*** Tanaka, who suffered a slight tear in his ulnar collateral ligament forcing him to miss a big chunk of the 2014 campaign, is hoping to bounce back in 2015...

Yankees Vs. Phillies: Full Preview for Bronx Bombers’ 1st Spring Training Game
March 3rd, 2015 at 9:52 AM
The New York Yankees will meet the Philadelphia Phillies for what amounts to the most insignificant game of the year—unless of course you're a Yankees fan dying to watch even remotely competitive baseball, and interested in seeing some of the best the team's minors has to offer. ***PHOTO1*** Unfortunately this particular exhibition...

Luis Tiant Helped Boston Red Sox Take Yoan Moncada from New York Yankees
March 3rd, 2015 at 8:00 AM
While the New York Yankees did their best to recruit 19-year-old Cuban stud Yoan Moncada, it was a Boston Red Sox legend who was the difference in him signing in Beantown. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Sox used former starting pitcher Luis Tiant in the recruiting process for Moncada, while the Yankees used Orlando...

Alex Rodriguez Talks Learning 1st Base in New York Yankees Spring Training
March 2nd, 2015 at 5:55 PM
The New York Yankees are making sure Alex Rodriguez gets reps at first base this spring in order to give the lineup more flexibility and the 39-year-old seems to be upbeat about the process. ***PHOTO1*** Rodriguez came into camp as the team's primary designated hitter, but with so many veterans on the...

Yankees Employee Who Tweeted Vulgarities at Curt Schilling’s Daughter Identified, Fired
March 2nd, 2015 at 3:40 PM
The New York Yankees employee who had allegedly tweeted vulgarities at former Boston Red Sox great Curt Schilling's daughter has been identified and is no longer employed by the team.. ***PHOTO1*** Sean MacDonald is the man nicknamed "Hollywood" (@primetime227) on Twitter and was involved in a spat with Schilling that had the...

New York Yankees Stud Prospect Luis Torrens Could Miss Entire 2015 Season
March 2nd, 2015 at 2:00 PM
A stud prospect in the New York Yankees organization, catcher Luis Torrens, could miss the entire 2015 season with a shoulder injury. ***PHOTO1*** George A. King III of the New York Post has the latest: Stud catching prospect Luis Torrens, who turns 19 in May, is undergoing tests to determine the severity of...

David Robertson Claims White Sox Give Better Chance to Win than Yankees
March 2nd, 2015 at 12:00 PM
New Chicago White Sox closer David Robertson thinks his team is better than yours—that is if you're a New York Yankees fan. ***PHOTO1*** Robertson signed a four-year, $46 million deal with the White Sox in the offseason to become their closer after thriving in the same job for the Yankees in 2014...

Did a New York Yankees Employee Tweet Vulgarities to Curt Schilling?
March 2nd, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Former Boston Red Sox great Curt Schilling has been busy dealing with Twitter trolls recently, and a New York Yankees employee may have been one of the trolls who was vulgar with the retired major leaguer. ***PHOTO1*** It all started when Schilling tweeted a congratulations to his daughter for being accepted to...

How New York Yankees Should Handle Dellin Betances-Andrew Miller Dynamic in 2015
March 2nd, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Barring him having a horrible spring, the New York Yankees should go with Dellin Betances as their closer, leaving fellow reliever Andrew Miller in the setup role. ***PHOTO1*** Coming into spring training, the Yankees don't have a definite answer for who their closer will be. Instead, a competition will take place between...

New York Yankees Confirm 2 Starters, Prospects Who Will Pitch in 1st Spring Games
March 1st, 2015 at 5:42 PM
The New York Yankees have announced who they will be sending out to the mound for the first spring training games of the season, which include some of the organization's top prospects. ***PHOTO1*** According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, the plan is for Adam Warren to take the...