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Didi Gregorius Catching Fire for New York Yankees in Spring Training at Perfect Time
March 22nd, 2015 at 12:00 PM
It was a slow start to spring training for New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius, but now the new starting shortstop for the Bronx Bombers is starting to find his form at the plate. ***PHOTO1*** On March 17 after an 0-2 day versus the Toronto Blue Jays, Gregorius saw his batting average...

Derek Jeter Meets Sumo Wrestler Who Thought New York Yankees Captain was a Catcher: Photo
March 20th, 2015 at 8:00 AM
While in Japan for a charity baseball game with former teammate Hideki Matsui, former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter attended a sumo wrestling match and Jeter got more than an eyeful of the huge athletes. ***PHOTO1*** Along with girlfriend Hannah Davis, Jeter had a great seat to watch the matches and...

Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim Mocks New York Yankees Legend Derek Jeter During Presser
March 19th, 2015 at 3:14 PM
On Wednesday, Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim announced that he would retire after the next three seasons, but not before serving a suspension handed down to him by the NCAA for alleged infractions in his basketball program. ***PHOTO1*** On Thursday, Boeheim met the media to discuss matters and was asked about...

Derek Jeter to Play in Charity Baseball Game, Home Run Derby
March 18th, 2015 at 10:39 AM
New York Yankees great Derek Jeter is taking the field once again, this time for charity. ***PHOTO1*** The former Yankees Captain is taking his legendary skills to the diamond in Japan, where he will play in a charity baseball game that supports the victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, per the...

New York Yankees Hinting Jose Pirela Has Edge on Brendan Ryan for Roster Spot?
March 17th, 2015 at 4:00 PM
For those New York Yankees fans who want to see Jose Pirela in the big leagues this season there may be some good news. ***PHOTO1*** According to Chad Jennings of the LoHud Yankees Blog, Pirela was seen taking infield practice with the big-league players today, while Brendan Ryan joined the Triple-A players...

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees Have Shown Interest in Troy Tulowitzki Over Past 2 Years
March 11th, 2015 at 9:29 AM
It's no secret that it made sense for the New York Yankees to look into a potential deal for Troy Tulowitzki over the past two seasons with the retirement of Derek Jeter looming, but now it has been confirmed that general manager Brian Cashman was interested in the All-Star shortstop. ***PHOTO1*** CBS...

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees Talked Trade for Jason Heyward, Andrelton Simmons with Braves
March 10th, 2015 at 9:58 AM
The New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves made a deal during the offseason with the trade that sent prospect Manny Banuelos to Atlanta for relievers Chasen Shreve and David Carpenter; but that wasn't the only deal the teams were discussing. ***PHOTO1*** According to Andy Martino of Newsday, the Yankees were interested in...

New York Yankees’ Didi Gregorius Flashes Strong Arm with Ridiculous Spin Play: Video
March 7th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
We already knew New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius was a solid defender before coming to the Bronx and that was on full display Friday night versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. ***PHOTO1*** In the spring training contest, Gregorius showed both range and a strong arm by making a ridiculous spinning play up the...

Joe Girardi Surprised Yankees GM Brian Cashman Said Derek Jeter Should Be Last Captain
March 6th, 2015 at 10:00 AM
The New York Yankees Universe was a bit surprised on Thursday when general manager Brian Cashman said Derek Jeter should be the team's last captain, and manager Joe Girardi was one of the many in that club. ***PHOTO1*** Cashman made the comments in an interview with ESPN radio in New York, saying...

New York Yankees’ Stephen Drew Says His Focus is 2nd Base, not Shortstop
March 6th, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Even though he has spent the majority of his career playing shortstop, New York Yankees infielder Stephen Drew says he isn't focusing on his old position, only his new one. ***PHOTO1*** Drew made an error in his first game of the spring, which surprisingly enraged many Yankees fans even though it was...

Mariano Duncan’s New York Yankees World Series Ring Stolen for 2nd Time, Found
March 5th, 2015 at 2:30 PM
Former New York Yankees infielder Mariano Duncan really needs to do a better job of guarding his World Series Rings. ***PHOTO1*** Duncan, who compiled two World Series rings during his career—one with the 1996 Yankees, the other with the 1990 Cincinnati Reds—had his prized possessions stolen from his car last October while...

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...

New York Yankees’ Didi Gregorius Won’t Platoon Despite Trouble with Lefties
March 1st, 2015 at 3:30 PM
Despite his past problems facing left-handed pitching, New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius will be an everyday player to start the 2015 Major League Baseball season. ***PHOTO1*** The left-handed bat of Gregorius struggled mightily in the average department last season, hitting to a .226 combined average. He was even worse against left-handed...

Troy Tulowitzki Wearing Derek Jeter Socks During Rockies’ Spring Training: Photo
February 26th, 2015 at 3:30 PM
It's no secret that Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is a huge fan of New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter, and he's shown that time and time again from head to toe. ***PHOTO1*** During batting practice on Thursday, Tulo was spotted outside the cage sporting No. 2 Derek Jeter socks in honor...

The New York Yankees Picked the Wrong Time to Be Frugal
February 23rd, 2015 at 4:47 PM
***PHOTO2*** The New York Yankees could only watch today as prized Cuban infield prospect Yoan Moncada took his talents to Boston. Moncada was supposed to be the future for the Yankees. He was supposed to bolster the farm system and lead a new generation of prospects. Instead, it's likely that the...

Sticking to His Guns: Brian Cashman’s Offseason Thus Far
February 12th, 2015 at 4:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** Brian Cashman and the New York Yankees entered the 2014 offseason with the same bland rhetoric they usually emphasize before free agency. They said that they would take a look at ways to improve the roster. The Yankees gave no indication that they would be in on the big free...

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman Doesn’t Guarantee Stephen Drew Starting Job
January 29th, 2015 at 12:39 PM
While it appears New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman plans for Stephen Drew to be the everyday second baseman for the team in 2015, he certainly isn't guaranteeing it. ***PHOTO1*** Cashman recently inked Drew to a one-year deal after the Bronx Bombers acquired the free-agent-to-be last season in a deal with...

Laura Posada Tweets Wedding Photo from 2000 with Derek Jeter as Jorge’s Best Man
January 21st, 2015 at 5:04 PM
On this day 15 years ago, Jorge Posada and his wife Laura got married, with perhaps the coolest part of the wedding being Derek Jeter playing the Best Man role. A fresh faced Jeter at the age of 25 can be seen in this wedding photo tweeted by Laura Posada, quietly...

Yankees Shortstop Didi Gregorius: Nobody Can Be Like, Replace Derek Jeter in New York
January 19th, 2015 at 10:43 PM
Troy Tulowitzki wanted to be the guy to take over for Derek Jeter at shortstop for the New York Yankees, but his massive contract was too much of a stumbling block for the deal to ever get done. Instead, the Yankees decided to trade for another National League West shortstop...