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Ken Phelps, Jay Buhner Reunite, Discuss New York Yankees-Seattle Mariners Trade: Video
March 19th, 2015 at 12:30 PM
One of the more infamous trades in New York Yankees history was when the Bronx Bombers dealt Jay Buhner to the Seattle Mariners for Ken Phelps. ***PHOTO2*** The deal ended up going horribly for the Yankees, as Phelps produced two lackluster seasons (131 games) in pinstripes while Buhner went on to have...

New York Yankees’ Austin Romine Throws Dirt on Brother Andrew’s Cleats During At-Bat: Video
March 14th, 2015 at 2:46 PM
The Detroit Tigers-New York Yankees spring training contest got a little more interesting on Saturday afternoon as two brothers squared off: Yankees catcher Austin Romine and Tigers shortstop Andrew Romine. ***PHOTO1*** Prior to the game, the Romine brothers spoke about facing one another, and Austin happened to mention that he planned on...

Masahiro Tanaka’s 1st Spring Training Start for New York Yankees and Reaction: Video
March 13th, 2015 at 8:03 AM
Masahiro Tanaka made his first spring training start of the new season on Thursday versus the Atlanta Braves and it couldn't have gone any better for the Japanese superstar. ***PHOTO1*** Tanaka went two innings without allowing a single hit, while striking out two. The other four outs he recorded were via groundouts,...

New York Yankees Fan Wears No. 31 Derek Jeter Shirt, but with Good Reason: Photo
March 10th, 2015 at 1:44 PM
Seeing the name "Jeter" on the back of a New York Yankees shirt without the No. 2 under it is quite odd, as one fan showed on Tuesday during the team's spring training. ***PHOTO1*** MLB.com writer Bryan Hoch shared a photo of a Yankees fan wearing a No. 31 jersey with Derek...

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....

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’ 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 Pitcher Jared Burton’s Mustache is One of Best in Team History
March 3rd, 2015 at 3:55 PM
If you think you've seen the best of New York Yankees mustaches over the years, prepare to add another memorable one to the list. ***PHOTO1*** It belongs to Jared Burton, a non-roster invitee to spring training who is trying to make the Yankees' big-league club. Burton was signed by the Yankees to...

New York Yankees Install Pitch Clock at Steinbrenner Field for Trial Run: Photo
March 3rd, 2015 at 12:59 PM
Major League Baseball will be testing out a pitch clock this spring in order to determine if it is feasible in games on an everyday basis. The hope is that the sport will solve the issue of incredibly long games, which is thought to be driving fans away. ***PHOTO1*** The New York...

Alex Rodriguez Takes Grounders at 1B During Yankees’ Spring Training: Video
February 28th, 2015 at 8:33 AM
If you were wondering what New York Yankees DH and third baseman Alex Rodriguez looks like playing first base, you don't have to wait anymore. A video posted by Mark Feinsand (@feinsand) on Feb 27, 2015 at 9:13am PST Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News shared a...

New York Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury Gets Photobombed by Stephen Drew: Photo
February 27th, 2015 at 6:18 PM
Major League Baseball has this new thing called the Twitter mirror this season and the New York Yankees have been taking and posting pictures of each player taking their turn. When it was center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury's time to step up to the plate, infielder Stephen Drew decided to get...

New York Yankees Prospect Shares Photo of His Paycheck with Ridiculous Total
February 27th, 2015 at 10:00 AM
New York Yankees prospect Jake Hernandez got a check in the mail from the team and it wasn't exactly a whopping amount of money. #Yankees minor leaguer shows off his paycheck pic.twitter.com/2qYnJ2bmuJ — Pinstripe Alley (@pinstripealley) February 26, 2015 In fact, the total amount of the check, $.75, couldn't even buy you a...

New York Yankees Announce Jersey Numbers for New Players in 2015 Season
February 12th, 2015 at 5:52 PM
With about a week to go until the start of spring training for the New York Yankees, the team announced the roster and jersey numbers that their new players for the 2015 season will wear. ***PHOTO1*** They are as follows: 2B/SS, Stephen Drew: 14 SS, Didi Gregorius: 18 RHP, David Carpenter, 29 RHP, Nathan Eovaldi, 30 1B/OF,...

New York Yankees Farm Sysytem Ranked No. 20 in MLB, According to ESPN
January 29th, 2015 at 12:51 PM
In recent time, the New York Yankees aren't exactly known for having the best farm system in baseball. ***PHOTO1*** They've built their teams mostly through free agency and trades, although over the last three years, they've tried to re-build and re-load the farm system and stock it with young talent that can...

New York Yankees Post Picture of Yankee Stadium During ‘Snowmageddon 2015′ on Social Media
January 26th, 2015 at 6:58 PM
It's usually not very common that you get to see Yankee Stadium covered in snow unlike a football stadium because the chances of it snowing during baseball season is very rare; the 1996 home opener was one of those rare occasions. ***PHOTO1*** On Monday night in the snowstorm being called "Snowmageddon 2015"...

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...

YES Network Close to Deal to Air New York Yankees Games on WPIX-TV Channel 11
January 20th, 2015 at 3:21 PM
UPDATE: Thursday, January 22 at 4:17 p.m. ET The deal is now official and the Yankees will be playing games broadcast on WPIX-TV channell 11 in New York this upcoming season, per the YES Network: The YES Network and Tribune Media Company today announced they have reached a multi-year agreement under which...

Jorge Posada not Happy New York Yankees Assigned Wife Laura No. 2 Jersey
January 16th, 2015 at 5:58 PM
UPDATE: Saturday, January 17 at 4:05 p.m. ET Well, the mystery has been solved as to why Jorge Posada's wife Laura was assigned Derek Jeter's No. 2 as opposed to Jorge's No. 20 at the Yanks' women's mini-fantasy camp. It turns out there was a simple error in the paperwork, as Laura...

Media Complained About New York Yankees Payroll 112 Years Ago, Sound Familiar?
January 10th, 2015 at 4:33 PM
All the way back in 1903, the New York Yankees were the Highlanders, but even with a different name they had to hear the same complaints from the media about their payroll that they hear in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** An incredibly interesting newspaper article shared on Twitter by graphic designer Todd Radom shows...

New York Yankees Legend Derek Jeter Reacts to Death of ESPN’s Stuart Scott
January 4th, 2015 at 5:58 PM
We all learned of the unfortunate death of ESPN SportsCenter anchor Stuart Scott, who tragically passed away at the age of 49 after losing his battle with cancer. ***PHOTO1*** Scott was a mainstay on SportsCenter for many years and people like myself who grew up watching ESPN were familiar with Scott's incredible...