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2015 MLB Free Agents: Yankees Must Make Offense No. 1 Priority in Offseason
October 6th, 2014 at 3:09 PM
A lot of the early chatter during the New York Yankees' young offseason revolves around adding starting pitchers, but it's a big bat that the Yankees should be focused on. ***PHOTO1*** Granted, New York has no shortage of questions in its starting rotation to answer. At one point during 2014, 80 percent of...

MLB Rumors: New York Yankees not Expected to Spend Big Money in Free Agency
September 29th, 2014 at 1:43 PM
Big pockets don't always equal big spending. ***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees dropped a ton of money on free agents last offseason in the hopes that it would help them rebound from an October-less season in 2013, but that didn't exactly pan out for the Bronx Bombers. Instead, the Yanks are now on...

David Phelps Will Go to New York Yankees Bullpen After Return from DL
August 21st, 2014 at 2:21 PM
The New York Yankees will send David Phelps to the bullpen once he returns from his 15-day DL stint. ***PHOTO1*** Manager Joe Girardi told Brendan Kuty of NJ.com that the plan is for Phelps to go to the bullpen once he's officially back, which will help Phelps return to the mound sooner...

New York Yankees Could Rest Hiroki Kuroda More After Successful Outing Vs. Tampa Bay Rays
August 18th, 2014 at 1:21 AM
This past week, the New York Yankees skipped Hiroki Kuroda in the rotation to give him an extra day of rest following a rain out from their series against the Baltimore Orioles and it may have paid off. ***PHOTO1*** With Kuroda pitching extremely will on Sunday in the team's series finale against...

New York Yankees to Skip Hiroki Kuroda in Starting Rotation; Unsure If for Rest of Injury
August 13th, 2014 at 12:44 AM
UPDATE: Wednesday, August 13 at 8:21 a.m. ET Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News is reporting Kuroda is not hurt and is being skipped for rest: To clarify my last tweet: Hiroki Kuroda IS being skipped this turn, but Brian Cashman said it is NOT being done because of an...

New York Yankees’ Hiroki Kuroda Isn’t Worried About 2nd Half Swoon After Lousy Sunday Outing
August 11th, 2014 at 1:25 PM
Last year, Hiroki Kuroda was one of the team's best pitchers heading into the month of August, but then the veteran right-hander crashed and hit the wall for the final two months of the season. ***VIDEO1*** After posting an 11-7 record and an ERA in the 2.00 range, Kuroda went 0-6 in his...

MLB Trade Rumors: Do the New York Yankees Consider Becoming Sellers at Trade Deadline
July 11th, 2014 at 12:53 PM
The New York Yankees and sellers at the trade deadline. Two phrases that almost ever go together, especially considering the fact that the Yankees are always contenders and have winning seasons. ***VIDEO1*** Yet, with the Yankees potentially losing Masahiro Tanaka for the rest of the 2014 season if he needs Tommy John Surgery,...

New York Yankees: How 1 Hiroki Kuroda Start Means So Much
June 4th, 2014 at 12:16 PM
It may have only been one start, but it meant a lot for New York Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda. Even though he didn't get any run support or a win for his efforts, seeing Kuroda be dominant again was a great sight in and of itself. ***VIDEO1*** The A's are one of the...

Can New York Yankees Count on Hiroki Kuroda Going Forward Anymore in 2014 Season?
May 28th, 2014 at 1:05 PM
On Wednesday night, the New York Yankees will look to earn a series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium and look to keep pace within the American League East division race as they are three games back in the division behind the Toronto Blue Jays. ***VIDEO1*** The Yankees will...

New York Yankees: Hiroki Kuroda’s Career Downfall Continues
May 24th, 2014 at 9:20 AM
***VIDEO1*** Hiroki Kuroda came into 2014 as the ace of the New York Yankees' staff. After almost two months into the season, that is no longer even close to being the case. With a little help from his defense, Kuroda let the Chicago White Sox take their first lead on Friday night. After...

New York Yankees Addicted to Japanese Candy Thanks to Hiroki Kuroda
May 22nd, 2014 at 5:40 PM
***VIDEO1*** The New York Yankees are addicted to winning and while that much is known, there's another addiction the Bronx Bombers are battling with right now: Japanese candy. That's right, thanks to Japanese star Hiroki Kuroda, the team is now addicted to a candy called Hi-Chew, which was given to Kuroda by...

New York Yankees Split Doubleheader with Pittsburgh Pirates; Reclaim 1st Place in American League East
May 18th, 2014 at 8:31 PM
On Sunday, the New York Yankees were able to split the straight double-header with the Pittsburgh Pirates although they had their opportunities to win both games and sweep the three-game series at Yankee Stadium. ***VIDEO1*** But by winning their first game against the Pirates and with the Baltimore Orioles losing their game...

Subway Series Proves New York Yankees Must Make Trade Before MLB Trade Deadline
May 14th, 2014 at 1:26 PM
***VIDEO1*** We knew how shaky the New York Yankees pitching staff was coming into this series versus the New York Mets, but the Subway Series proves the Yanks must make a deal for some pitching before the MLB trade deadline passes. The Bronx Bombers have seen their pitching staff allow 21 runs...

As New York Yankees Rotation Struggles, Masahiro Tanaka Cements Ace Status
May 4th, 2014 at 9:56 AM
***VIDEO1*** Masahiro Tanaka is the ace of the New York Yankees starting rotation and in case you needed reminding of that, the Japanese star proved it once again on Saturday versus the Tampa Bay Rays. Tanaka was stellar as always, tossing seven innings of three-run ball while allowing eight hits and racking up...

New York Yankees Facing Big Issues After Solid Start to 2014 MLB Season
May 3rd, 2014 at 9:34 AM
***VIDEO1*** The New York Yankees enjoyed a solid start to the 2014 Major League Baseball campaign, however the Bronx Bombers are now facing major issues as the month of May begins. New York dropped its third game in a row after losing to the Tampa Bay Rays in extra innings on Friday...

Why New York Yankees Bullpen Implosion is No Big Deal
April 19th, 2014 at 8:47 AM
***VIDEO1*** Everything was going smoothly for the New York Yankees' bullpen this season until Friday night, but then it all imploded and turned into a nightmare. The Bronx Bombers' 'pen managed to blow a 5-3 lead after David Phelps relieved starter Hiroki Kuroda in the sixth inning, and in all Yankee relievers allowed eight...

Michael Pineda’s Substance-Free Start Shows Yankees Could Have Best Rotation in MLB
April 16th, 2014 at 10:55 PM
***VIDEO1*** Great pitching was the story for the New York Yankees in their sweep of the doubleheader with the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. Great pitching. Not disappointing pitching or ineffective pitching. For once in awhile the Yankees enjoyed truly dominant pitching. Michael Pineda shook off his last outing in which a fudge-like substance...

New York Yankees Defeat Baltimore Orioles 4-2 in Derek Jeter’s Final Opening Day of Career
April 7th, 2014 at 4:39 PM
It was a cool overcast day at Yankee Stadium for the home opener of the New York Yankees taking on the Baltimore Orioles, but the crowd heated up before the game when they knew who would be in attendance. ***PHOTO1*** Recently retired Yankees Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte, plus Jorge Posada were...

New York Yankees Spoil Hiroki Kuroda’s Solid Outing; Lose to Houston Astros 3-1
April 3rd, 2014 at 3:48 AM
After a disastrous opening night on Tuesday night in which CC Sabathia buried the New York Yankees within the first two innings, they needed a spark from Hiroki Kuroda in his first start of the season. ***PHOTO1*** The good news was that Kuroda was good enough to win, but the bad news...

New York Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka Ready for Primetime After Spring Training Finale
March 29th, 2014 at 6:19 AM
***PHOTO1*** Newly acquired Japanese starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka looks ready for his big-league debut for the New York Yankees after finishing his first spring training in the states with a stellar outing. Tanaka, who took the mound against the Miami Marlins on Friday following three scoreless innings from Hiroki Kuroda, looked dominant....