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The Decline of New York Yankees’ Mark Teixeira: Can He Bounce Back?
March 21st, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Mark Teixeira inked an eight-year, $180 million contract with the New York Yankees before the 2009 season and was expected to hold down first base for years to come. Teixeira responded by helping the Yankees win a championship in 2009 and solidifying the middle of the lineup. However, Teixeira has...

Atlanta Braves’ Fredi Gonzalez Says Masahiro Tanaka Having Tommy John Surgery is Inevitable
March 20th, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Never call Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez an optimist. ***PHOTO1*** After Masahiro Tanaka took the mound on Wednesday night versus the Braves and looked fantastic for the New York Yankees, Gonzalez was asked what he thought of Tanaka's performance. While most people who responded to the question that were involved in the game...

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,...

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...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Ex-Braves’ Brandon Beachy Listed as ‘Should-Sign’ Option for Yankees
February 11th, 2015 at 9:40 AM
With a little over a week until the start of spring training for teams, one of the biggest question marks heading in for the New York Yankees is the starting rotation. ***PHOTO1*** Mainly, it's due to Masahiro Tanaka's elbow, CC Sabathia's knee, Ivan Nova recovering from Tommy John Surgery and Michael Pineda...

MLB Rumors: Andruw Jones Drawing Interest from 2 Teams in Comeback Attempt
February 2nd, 2015 at 2:47 PM
Atlanta Braves great and former New York Yankees outfielder Andruw Jones is looking to make a comeback attempt to Major League Baseball in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Jones has played in Japan over the past two seasons and has compiled some pretty solid numbers, hitting 26 homers and 94 RBI in his first season,...

Atlanta Braves Claim Outfielder Eury Perez Off Waivers
January 23rd, 2015 at 6:48 PM
***PHOTO2*** Last week the New York Yankees designated outfielder Eury Perez for assignment in order to make room for Stephen Drew. Today the Atlanta Braves picked the 24 year old outfielder up off waivers, per Ken Rosenthal. ***PHOTO1*** Perez has good speed, but did not play much last season. In four games...

MLB Hot Stove: Yankees Should Give Consideration into Braves’ Brandon Beachy for Pitching Depth
January 22nd, 2015 at 11:12 AM
So there's two things we know heading into the final month before spring training; the New York Yankees need pitching and they don't want to spend a fortune on it. ***PHOTO1*** They made that clear when they passed on Jon Lester and Max Scherzer, and are making no attempt to go for...

A Refresher Course: John Smoltz, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and the New York Yankees
January 6th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz were all inducted into the Hall of Fame today. Although only Johnson actually pitched for the New York Yankees, all three pitchers are tied into the Core Four era. Johnson helped defeat the Yankees in the 2001 World Series before coming to the...

Yankees Take Page from Royals Run with Trade for Bullpen Help in David Carpenter, Chasen Shreve
January 1st, 2015 at 6:39 PM
While the entire sports world was watching the Rose Bowl between Oregon and Florida State, Brian Cashman was busy making a deal that gives an already revamped bullpen a much different look for the 2015 season. ***PHOTO1*** Manny Banuelos, the once highly-regarded pitching prospect for the New York Yankees, was dealt to...

New York Yankees Trade Manny Banuelos to Braves for David Carpenter, Chasen Shreve
January 1st, 2015 at 5:54 PM
Well, so much for Manny Banuelos being a possibility for the New York Yankees rotation in 2015, as the one time member of the "Killer B's" has found a new home. ***PHOTO1*** Jack Curry of the YES Network has reported that the Yankees have traded Banuelos to the Atlanta Braves for pitchers...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Braves Sign Jason Grilli to 2-Year, $8MM Deal, Yankees Once Had Interest
December 23rd, 2014 at 11:20 PM
If the New York Yankees are going to add some bullpen insurance for Dellin Betances as the closer, they might want to put a move on it, because another option went off the board on Tuesday night. ***PHOTO1*** The Atlanta Braves announced on late Tuesday night that they had signed former Pittsburgh...

Minnesota Twins Agree to 4-Year, $54 Million Deal with Braves’ Ervin Santana; Yankees Had Interest
December 11th, 2014 at 11:18 AM
UPDATE (2:07 p.m,) Well, we can scratch that idea of Ervin Santana coming to the Bronx. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has reported that the Minnesota Twins have signed Santana to a four-year, $54 million deal. ***PHOTO3*** Santana joins a rotation with another former Yankee in Phil Hughes and will pitch in the...

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees Have Called Braves with Interest in Craig Kimbrel
December 1st, 2014 at 11:58 AM
The New York Yankees are in a full pursuit for Baltimore Orioles lefty Andrew Miller, but they aren't stopping there to ensure that their bullpen is one of the best in baseball. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees would like to bring David Robertson back, but are preparing themselves for his possible, and potentially, his...

MLB Trade Talk: Yankees, Braves Should Talk Justin Upton for Brett Gardner Swap
November 7th, 2014 at 11:27 AM
It's no secret that the New York Yankees need offense; pretty badly. The offense was so terrible this past season that it cost long-time hitting coach Kevin Long his job last month. ***PHOTO1*** With free agency officially kicking off this week, the Yankees will now look to see how they can improve...

MLB Rumors: Kevin Long in Talks with Mets, Blue Jays, Braves About Hitting Coach Jobs
October 13th, 2014 at 8:10 PM
Former New York Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long wasn't expecting to stay out of work for very long after being fired as the team's hitting coach this past Friday. ***PHOTO1*** As it turns out, he's not only getting interest, he's got multiple teams interested in him for their vacated hitting coach spots,...

Why Martin Prado Should Replace Derek Jeter as New York Yankees Shortstop
October 4th, 2014 at 9:06 AM
The search for the next New York Yankees shortstop has already begun and while there are plenty of names being thrown out there from the free agent list, the solution may be on the Yankees roster already. ***PHOTO1*** That solution comes in the form of Martin Prado. Granted, Prado has never played much...

Breaking Down New York Yankees 2015 Schedule Released by Major League Baseball
September 8th, 2014 at 1:58 PM
You never want to start looking at next season's schedule before the current season is finished, but with the way the New York Yankees are playing in 2014, it may not be too early. ***PHOTO1*** Major League Baseball released the schedules of all teams for next season on Monday, which can be...

New York Yankees: Joe Torre’s Hall of Fame Speech and Reaction from Cooperstown
July 27th, 2014 at 5:07 PM
Former New York Yankees legendary manager Joe Torre is one of the latest additions to the Baseball Hall of Fame as the 74-year-old was inducted in Cooperstown, New York, on Sunday. ***VIDEO1*** Of course, Torre went in as a Yankee after winning six pennants en route to four World Series titles while...

New York Yankees Have Zero Interest in Recently Released Braves 2B Dan Uggla
July 18th, 2014 at 6:05 PM
On Friday, the Atlanta Braves decided to cut ties with former starting second basemen Dan Uggla with over $18 million still owed to the 34-year-old. ***VIDEO1*** The relationship between the Braves and Uggla had gotten to be an uncomfortable one; the Braves in fact suspended Uggla for one game for being late to...