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Joe Girardi’s Defense of New York Yankees’ Stephen Drew Proven False with One Stat
May 17th, 2015 at 10:31 AM
While we didn't need evidence to know that Joe Girardi's defense of New York Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew was absolutely false, we now have the stats to back it up. ***PHOTO1*** For weeks we've heard Girardi say that Drew is hitting the ball harder than his average would indicate. In fact,...

Joe Girardi’s Latest Defense of New York Yankees’ Stephen Drew is Delusion at Its Finest
May 15th, 2015 at 1:05 PM
In the eyes of New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, second baseman Stephen Drew can do no wrong. ***PHOTO1*** Girardi has irrationally defended his veteran second baseman time and time again this season as Drew continues to struggle at the plate and sport an average below .200, which has remained the same...

New York Yankees’ Joe Girardi Says Alex Rodriguez’s Days at 3rd Base are Over
May 13th, 2015 at 5:54 PM
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi made it clear on Wednesday that he thinks of Alex Rodriguez as a designated hitter and not the team's backup third baseman. ***PHOTO1*** On Tuesday, Girardi said that second baseman Stephen Drew would get more time at third base when Chase Headley needed a rest, but...

Joe Girardi’s Latest Defense of New York Yankees’ Stephen Drew Insults Critics
May 7th, 2015 at 5:03 PM
Everyone on this earth can see that New York Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew can't hit anymore, with the exception of manager Joe Girardi. ***PHOTO1*** Let's be real: Girardi has to see the writing on the wall, although he is not showing it publicly at all. Still, in his defense of Drew, Girardi...

Jose Pirela Wastes No Time Showing New York Yankees His Value After 2015 Debut
May 7th, 2015 at 12:14 PM
It took just one game for New York Yankees second baseman Jose Pirela to show his value to this team. ***PHOTO1*** After missing the last month and a half recovering from a concussion, Pirela returned with guns blazing on Wednesday night, recording two hits in his first two at-bats of 2015. Pirela notched...

New York Yankees’ Joe Girardi Confirms Jose Pirela Will Platoon, Play Vs. Lefties
May 6th, 2015 at 7:03 PM
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi confirmed on Wednesday that he plans to play Jose Pirela against lefties, which basically means he will platoon with Stephen Drew because the Yankees feel Pirela's best position is at second base. ***PHOTO1*** Pirela was just activated on Wednesday officially and he'll be taking Gregorio Petit's...

New York Yankees Officially Activate Jose Pirela; Gregorio Petit Placed on 15-Day DL
May 6th, 2015 at 4:48 PM
The New York Yankees have officially made the roster move bringing infielder Jose Pirela to the majors. ***PHOTO1*** As Pirela arrives to the bigs for the first time this season after his recovery from a concussion suffered on March 22, utility man Gregorio Petit is on his way to the 15-day DL. Roster...

New York Yankees’ Joe Girardi Discusses Jose Pirela-Stephen Drew Situation at 2nd Base
May 6th, 2015 at 9:14 AM
The New York Yankees will officially welcome back Jose Pirela on Wednesday and now manager Joe Girardi has to decide how to get the 25-year-old some playing time. ***PHOTO1*** The obvious choice is to have him platoon with Stephen Drew for the moment considering Drew is hitting a dreadful .167; although he...

New York Yankees’ Jose Pirela Reacts to Impending Big League Promotion
May 5th, 2015 at 6:50 PM
New York Yankees infielder Jose Pirela is set to be activated tomorrow and officially join the big-league roster. ***PHOTO1*** Pirela has already joined the team in Toronto as it prepares to take on the Blue Jays on Tuesday night. The 25-year-old told the media he'd be activated on Wednesday. Jose Pirela has locker...

Jose Pirela Joins New York Yankees in Toronto; Expects to Be Activated Wednesday
May 5th, 2015 at 4:01 PM
New York Yankees infielder Jose Pirela has been spotted in the team's clubhouse in Toronto on Tuesday and is assured to be on the big-league roster once he officially returns. ***PHOTO1*** While Pirela is with the team, he has yet to be activated; however the 25-year-old told the media he expects to...

Stephen Drew’s Time as New York Yankees’ Starting 2nd Baseman Coming to an End
May 5th, 2015 at 3:02 PM
After another hitless night against a pitcher he supposedly had success against in the past, New York Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew took another step towards the exit in the Bronx. ***PHOTO1*** Drew got the nod as the No. 5 hitter on Monday night versus R.A. Dickey, a pitcher he was 6-for-18...

New York Yankees’ Jose Pirela is ‘Ready to Go’; Joe Girardi Talks Bringing Him to Majors
May 4th, 2015 at 6:16 PM
New York Yankees infielder Jose Pirela is just about finished with his rehab assignment and could be getting a big-league promotion when he gets back. ***PHOTO1*** Pirela suffered a concussion on March 22 during spring training that has kept him out of action ever since; he also experienced a setback during his...

MLB Rumors: New York Yankees Take Closer Look at Cuban 2B Andy Ibanez
May 1st, 2015 at 9:00 AM
The New York Yankees decided to take a closer look at Cuban second baseman Andy Ibanez over the weekend. ***PHOTO1*** The Yanks already attended a workout for Ibanez back in April in Miami along with other teams, but that was the extent of their interest until now. However Dan Martin of the New...

New York Yankees ‘Rejects’ Making Big Impact Early in 2015 Season
April 22nd, 2015 at 10:35 AM
The New York Yankees are a team filled with troubled veterans looking for a second chance in their respective careers—and so far the Bronx has been the place for those players to revive their careers. ***PHOTO1*** Before the season started, guys like Alex Rodriguez, Chris Young and Stephen Drew were major question...

Rob Refsnyder Commits 5th Error in 9 Games; Yankees Moving Him Back to Outfield Isn’t Plausible
April 20th, 2015 at 2:58 PM
The Rob Refsnyder experiment at second base took another hit on Sunday after the New York Yankees prospect made his fifth error in nine games this season for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders. ***PHOTO1*** Despite his issues in the field, Refsnyder continues to swing a stellar bat; although his average has dipped to .229...

New York Yankees Interested in Cuban Second Base Prospect Andy Ibanez
April 19th, 2015 at 8:55 AM
The New York Yankees had their eyes on another second base prospect on Saturday, Cuban infielder Andy Ibanez. ***PHOTO1*** Ibanez held a workout on Saturday in Miami and the Yankees were in attendance, per George A. King III of the New York Post: The Yankees had eyes on Andy Ibanez on Saturday in...

Jose Peraza to New York Yankees Trade Rumor Officially Put to Bed by Atlanta Braves
April 18th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
It has now been confirmed that the Atlanta Braves have no interest in trading one of their top prospects, second baseman Jose Peraza. ***PHOTO1*** Earlier this week there were rumors swirling about the New York Yankees being interested in Peraza as they even scouted the second baseman. While that did happen, any...

New York Yankees Injury Updates on Brett Gardner, Jose Pirela, Chris Capuano, Ivan Nova
April 17th, 2015 at 5:49 PM
Here are the latest updates on some of the New York Yankees' walking wounded. ***PHOTO1*** Brett Gardner Gardner has made it clear his wrist feels much better today and that he was able to play, however manager Joe Girardi is still holding him out. Brett Gardner says he feels good enough to play today...

MLB Trade Rumors: Any Talk of Braves’ Willingness to Deal Jose Peraza a ‘Complete Fabrication’
April 16th, 2015 at 5:03 PM
Looks like everyone needs to slow their roll in regard to the New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves talking a trade for second base prospect Jose Peraza. ***PHOTO1*** Originally, Jeff Wren of MLB Grapevine reported on April 14 that the Yankees sent a scout to go check out Peraza: #Yankees redirect scout to...

Ex-Yankee Robinson Cano Thrown Out at 3rd After Mistakenly Thinking Bases were Loaded: Video
April 16th, 2015 at 11:54 AM
Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano made an epic baserunnning blunder on Wednesday night versus the Los Angeles Dodgers when he mistakenly thought the bases were loaded and got thrown out as a result. ***PHOTO1*** Following a walk to his teammate Logan Morrison with runners on second and third with one out,...