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Bruce Springsteen Seen with New York Yankees Great Mariano Rivera’s Book
June 10th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
It seems everyone is flocking to buy New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera's book and Bruce Springsteen is one of the more famous people to make that purchase. ***VIDEO1*** The Boss was seen carrying the book on Monday while walking down the street with a drink in his hand, non-alcoholic. MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince...

MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees Could Be Potential Suitor for Oakland A’s Jim Johnson
June 8th, 2014 at 2:51 PM
Not too long before the 2014 MLB Draft, the Oakland A's nearly had a deal to trade former closer Jim Johnson to the Miami Marlins for an early round draft pick, but the deal never happened and Johnson remained with Oakland. ***VIDEO1*** With a month to go until the non-waiver trade deadline...

New York Yankees: Dellin Betances Makes David Robertson Trade Possible
June 3rd, 2014 at 4:25 PM
The New York Yankees need some serious help and they need it right away, so is David Robertson a viable trade chip for the team to use in order to get that help? ***VIDEO1*** Robertson has recently become expendable in the wake of Dellin Betances' meteoric rise to fame. Betances is already...

New York Yankees Need to Make Dellin Betances the Team’s New Closer Over David Robertson ASAP
June 2nd, 2014 at 12:39 PM
Most people thought David Robertson would make a fine closer taking the place of Mariano Rivera this season after spending the last couple of seasons as his setup man and learning from him. ***VIDEO1*** Although it hasn't been the perfect transition from the greatest closer to ever put on baseball spikes to...

New York Yankees David Robertson on Ninth Inning Implosion: ‘It was a Bad Day’
June 1st, 2014 at 11:14 PM
New York Yankees rookie, Chase Whitley was impressive for five innings against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. The Yankee bullpen tookover and was solid the rest of the way, until the game's final frame. The Yankees turned to closer David Robertson in the ninth and handed the game over to...

Dellin Betances Talks New York Yankees’ Closer Job, David Robertson
June 1st, 2014 at 6:06 PM
Dellin Betances is being crowned as the next New York Yankees closer and the 26-year-old spoke about the prospect of getting the job, whether sooner or later, after the Yanks' loss to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. ***VIDEO1*** According to Daniel Barbarisi of The Wall Street Journal, Betances was nothing but humble about...

David Robertson Thriving as Closer for New York Yankees in Year After Mariano Rivera’s Retirement
May 19th, 2014 at 12:24 PM
For years, everyone would wonder how the New York Yankees would be able to deal with Mariano Rivera's potential retirement and leaving the team, which he did at the conclusion of the 2013 season. ***VIDEO1*** In 2014, it's been David Robertson who was given the closer's job following Rivera's retirement and so...

New York Yankees: Mariano Rivera Rips Robinson Cano, Praises Dustin Pedroia
May 6th, 2014 at 8:36 AM
***VIDEO1*** Mariano Rivera has never been one to criticize his teammates, both past or present, but The Sandman has some scathing remarks to make about his former New York Yankees teammate, Robinson Cano. The comments come in Rivera's new book, "The Closer" which comes out on Tuesday and in it he praises...

Detroit Tigers, Joel Hanrahan Agree to Terms on Deal, New York Yankees were Interested
May 2nd, 2014 at 11:53 AM
The New York Yankees were heavily in the mix for former Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan and were looking to add him to their bullpen, but they were beaten out for his services. ***VIDEO1*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and WFAN reported on Friday that the Detroit Tigers...

New York Yankees Have ‘Strong Interest’ in Former Boston Red Sox Closer Joel Hanrahan: Report
April 30th, 2014 at 4:23 PM
With the New York Yankees needing to move both David Phelps and Vidal Nuno from the bullpen into the starting rotation, they are looking for potential additions for the bullpen. ***VIDEO1*** The Yankees have been interested in former Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan, who is battling back from...

New York Yankees Activate Closer David Robertson from 15-Day DL; Option Cesar Cabral to Class-AAA Scranton
April 22nd, 2014 at 11:11 AM
The New York Yankees have been going with a make-shift bullpen over the last two weeks, but on Tuesday, they will get stronger with the return of their closer from the disabled list. ***VIDEO1*** The Yankees have announced that they have activated David Robertson from the 15-day disabled list and optioned left-handed...

New York Yankees Interested in Joel Hanrahan; Attended Throwing Showcase on Thursday
April 18th, 2014 at 12:59 PM
The New York Yankees have continued to maintain their interest in former Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan; interest that dates back to the winter from when they signed another former Boston closer; Andrew Bailey. ***VIDEO1*** Hanrahan is recovering from Tommy John Surgery and threw in a showcase for...

American League Reliever of the Year Award to Be Named After Mariano Rivera
April 10th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Major League baseball announced yesterday they will give out a reliever award to a pitcher from the American League and National League. Previously only one pitcher was acknowledged from both leagues and the award was the MLB's Delivery Man of the Year Award. In the American League the award will be...

After Shawn Kelley’s Implosion as Closer, New York Yankees Should Try Dellin Betances in Role
April 10th, 2014 at 12:22 AM
On Wednesday night, the New York Yankees got a second chance at what Shawn Kelley could offer them as a closer. ***PHOTO1*** On Monday, they saw what he could do with a two-run lead, but this time, he was inserted into a tied game and hoping he could keep the game tied...

Could David Robertson’s Injury Put New York Yankees Back in Mix for Joel Hanrahan?
April 7th, 2014 at 11:29 PM
The New York Yankees thought they had their closer situation figured out with David Robertson emerging as the closer for the 2014 season, but a pulled groin injury and a trip to the disabled list has the team scrambling. ***PHOTO1*** For the time being, it's a closer by committee for the team...

New York Yankees Place David Robertson on 15-Day Disabled List with Pulled Groin
April 7th, 2014 at 4:56 PM
David Robertson worked very hard to get himself ready to be the New York Yankees new closer for the 2014 season following Mariano Rivera's retirement, but his new role will be put on hold for a little while. ***PHOTO1*** Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced after Monday's 4-2 win over the Orioles for...

Retired Yankees’ Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte Throw Out Ceremonial 1st Pitch to Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada on Opening Day
April 7th, 2014 at 3:44 PM
It had been almost three years since the "Core Four" of the New York Yankees had been on the same field. That four, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada; all played together since 1995 and won five World Series titles together. ***VIDEO1*** But ever since Posada retired after the...

Sweet Home Alabama: New York Yankees David Robertson Ready to Make Closer Role His Own
March 25th, 2014 at 12:12 PM
It will be a big change for New York Yankee faithful this season when the game is on the line. For the past 17 seasons it has been a foregone conclusion that #42 would be on the mound to close out the game. Just the image of Mariano walking in...

New York Yankees 2014 Top 20 Organizational Prospects; No. 15 Mark Montgomery
March 24th, 2014 at 3:03 PM
Mark Montgomery was the New York Yankees 11th-round selection in 2011 out of Longwood. The right handed reliever has the make-up and pitches to eventually be an above average closer. Montgomery opened a lot of eyes his first two seasons with the organization. In 2011 he split time between Staten Island...

The New York Yankees Arrive in Panama for the Inaugural Legend Series
March 14th, 2014 at 7:31 PM
The New York Yankees arrived in Panama City Thursday night to take part in a split-squad Spring Training series against the Miami Marlins. The "Legend Series" will include events that support the Mariano Rivera Foundation. The Legend Series will mark the first Major League games in Panama, since 1947. ***PHOTO1*** Proceeds form...