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Joe Girardi Talks Rob Refsnyder, Jose Pirela Making New York Yankees Roster
January 17th, 2015 at 8:52 AM
The New York Yankees were very close to giving their second base job to a prospect out of spring training this season, but it was figured that competition was over following the signing of infielder Stephen Drew. ***PHOTO1*** Well, manager Joe Girardi doesn't exactly see it that way, and fully expects both...

Yankees Announce Coaching Changes; Tony Pena to 1st Base Coach, Robby Thomson Bench Coach
January 12th, 2015 at 5:26 PM
With the hirings of Jeff Pentland, Alan Cockrell and Joe Espada to the New York Yankees coaching staff, the team has filled out the rest of Joe Girardi's staff for the 2015. ***PHOTO1*** On Monday, the Yankees announced that the team re-structured its entire staff for next season and it is as...

The Decline of the New York Yankees Offense
January 12th, 2015 at 5:06 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees elected to hire two new hitting coaches to replace Kevin Long. Jeff Pentland will take over as the official hitting coach with Alan Cockrell coming onboard as the assistant hitting coach. The Yankees are hoping that the new coaches will help refresh the Yankees anemic offense....

New York Yankees to Hire Jeff Pentland as Hitting Coach, Alan Cockrell as Assistant Hitting Coach
January 11th, 2015 at 3:37 PM
UPDATE: Tuesday, January 13 at 10:38 p.m. ET Former Yankees manager Joe Torre gave new hitting coach Jeff Pentland a great endorsement, per Sweeny Murty of WFAN: New NYY Hitting Coach Jeff Pentland was Joe Torre's HC in LA. Torre says: "He's a guru. He absolutely loves to teach and talk hitting." —...

MLB Hot Stove: Possible Outcomes for New York Yankees After Signing Stephen Drew
January 7th, 2015 at 6:00 AM
If you heard an explosion somewhere near you or in the distance on Tuesday night, it was likely the collective sound made by the heads of New York Yankees fans who didn't want to see Stephen Drew back in pinstripes. ***PHOTO2*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports first had the news of the...

Yankees Discussing Hiring Former Dodgers, Cubs Hitting Coach Jeff Pentland for Vacant Position
December 22nd, 2014 at 12:23 PM
We're approaching almost three months now that the New York Yankees are without a hitting coach for the 2015 season and mostly it's because all of their candidates have gone off the board in one way or another. ***PHOTO1*** Chili Davis was their first choice; he signed with the Boston Red Sox....

Chase Headley Turned Down More Money to Stay in New York
December 17th, 2014 at 2:08 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees signed Chase Headley to a four year, 52 million dollar contract. However, before Headley was signed, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported that Headley had a four year 65 million dollar offer on the table. Headley therefore took approximately 13 million dollars less to remain a...

Manny Banuelos Has Chance to Make New York Yankees Starting Rotation in 2015
November 15th, 2014 at 6:35 PM
Coming into spring training 2015, New York Yankees pitching prospect Manny Banuelos will have a chance to make the team's starting rotation. I still DK: Manny Banuelos pitches. I take a picture. The mystery is, I don't know who took the photo of US. #Yankees — Jessica Quiroli (@heelsonthefield) November 29, 2012 Yankees...

Joe Girardi Extremely Excited to Have Alex Rodriguez Back on Yankees for 2015 Season
November 11th, 2014 at 4:31 PM
Alex Rodriguez has gotten full support from three of the key veteran locker room leaders on the New York Yankees; Mark Teixeira, CC Sabathia and Brett Gardner; as all three completely support and will welcome him back to the team for 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Now it's A-Rod's manager Joe Girardi, who publicly expressed...

Joe Torre Reacts to Idea That Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Might Be on Hot Seat
October 22nd, 2014 at 11:59 AM
It has been two full seasons since the New York Yankees have played meaningful games in October, but according to former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, that won't lead to current skipper Joe Girardi being on the hot seat anytime soon. ***PHOTO1*** Brendan Kuty of NJ.com shared the details of what...

Joe Torre Doesn’t See Yankees Manager Joe Girardi on Hot Seat Anytime Soon
October 21st, 2014 at 9:11 AM
The New York Yankees have made the investment in going with Joe Girardi as their manager. Taking over in 2008, he's managed them to a World Series and two ALCS trips and last winter when he was a free agent, got rewarded with a four-year contract. ***PHOTO1*** Yet, the criticism is that...

New York Yankees May Shuffle Coaching Staff to Different Positions for 2015
October 12th, 2014 at 10:26 AM
The New York Yankees have already begun to make moves to change their coaching staff for the 2015 season, and it appears more changes are on the way, although it could just be a situation where coaches are rearranged to different positions. ***PHOTO1*** Hitting coach Kevin Long and first base coach Mick...

Former Rockies 3B Dante Bichette a Potential Candidate for New York Yankees Hitting Coach Job
October 11th, 2014 at 4:08 PM
With Kevin Long getting his highly expected dismissal from the New York Yankees as the team's hitting coach, the speculation is now on who will replace Long after serving at the spot for six years. ***PHOTO1*** One potential candidate has emerged as a successor and it's someone who makes a lot of...

Joe Girardi Has Spoken to Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez About Playing 1st Base in 2015
October 10th, 2014 at 4:29 PM
The New York Yankees are fully expecting Alex Rodriguez back for the 2015 season. The only question is; at what position? ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees aren't sure if he's a third basemen anymore or if he would be transitioned to the designated hitter spot, kind of like they did with Jorge Posada in...

New York Yankees Fire Hitting Coach Kevin Long, 1st Base Coach Mick Kelleher
October 10th, 2014 at 3:20 PM
Changes were coming to Joe Girardi's staff for the 2015 season. Two of his long-time assistant coaches felt the wrath today of the New York Yankees missing the playoffs for two straight years. ***PHOTO1*** On Friday, the Yankees have announced that they have fired hitting coach Kevin Long and first base coach...

Yankees’ David Robertson: Alabama’s Nick Saban is Better Leader than Joe Girardi
October 2nd, 2014 at 2:45 PM
It's no secret that current New York Yankees closer and impending free agent David Robertson is a huge University of Alabama fan, being that he's from the state, attended the college and played his baseball there before coming to the majors and loves their football program. ***PHOTO1*** So while appearing on a...

Joe Girardi Won’t Commit on Future of Entire New York Yankees Coaching Staff for 2015
September 30th, 2014 at 10:51 AM
In his end of the season press conference with the media on Monday, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi discussed a lot of different topics regarding 2014 and more importantly, 2015, which will now include the returning Alex Rodriguez. ***PHOTO1*** One thing that Girardi was asked about was his coaching staff; bench...

New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi on Hot Seat If Team Misses Playoffs in 2015: Report
September 29th, 2014 at 6:08 PM
In the 11 year span that Joe Torre was the manager of the New York Yankees, his teams qualified for the postseason every single year. With Joe Girardi at the helm, the Yankees have missed the postseason in three of his seven seasons as manager. ***PHOTO1*** He may not get a chance...

Joe Girardi Says Alex Rodriguez Must Show He Can Play 3B for New York Yankees
September 29th, 2014 at 1:13 PM
While New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi expects third baseman Alex Rodriguez to be a starter both in the field and at the plate, Girardi isn't exactly sure what condition A-Rod will be in when the 2015 season starts. ***PHOTO1*** From the outside looking in, it's obvious that Rodriguez would be the...

New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter Says Time is Right for Him to Retire from MLB
September 29th, 2014 at 7:53 AM
In case you had any doubts about Derek Jeter's desire to call it quits at the end of this season, don't because the New York Yankees Captain is ready to retire from Major League Baseball. ***PHOTO1*** Jeter told the media after the last game of his career finished with a 1-for-2 day,...