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Hank Aaron Will Be Rooting for New York Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez
February 27th, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Former home run king, Hank Aaron, has showed his support for Alex Rodriguez this week. Rodriguez is returning to the New York Yankees after being suspended for all of 2014 and he is definitely going to be dealing with more than his fair share of boos this year, so Rodriguez...

Mariano Rivera Jokes with Media That He’s Returning to New York Yankees in 2015
February 25th, 2015 at 5:20 PM
There is absolutely nothing funny about this. New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera played a very cruel joke on the media and Yankees fans on Wednesday when he proclaimed he was back only to let us down a few seconds later. ***PHOTO1*** Rivera showed up to Yankees camp to do his job...

Taking a Look at David Carpenter and the Manny Banuelos Trade
January 5th, 2015 at 6:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** Manny Banuelos was once regarded as one of the jewels of the New York Yankees farm system. Three or four years ago, it would be inconceivable that the Yankees would trade him for a relief pitcher. The great Mariano Rivera described Banuelos as the greatest pitching prospect he had ever...

Comparing Dellin Betances’ Projections to the New York Yankees’ Recent Closers
December 22nd, 2014 at 4:47 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees enjoyed remarkable consistency at the closer position with Mariano Rivera. He locked down the ninth inning from 1997 to 2013 and was incredibly durable, suffering his only major injury in 2012. When Rivera tore his ACL in early 2012, Rafael Soriano took over as the Yankees'...

Mariano Rivera Endorses Dellin Betances to Be New York Yankees Closer in 2015 Season
December 13th, 2014 at 12:21 PM
A year ago around this time, newly retired closer Mariano Rivera had publicly endorsed his protege and student, David Robertson to become the team's next closer following his retirement from baseball after the 2013 season. ***PHOTO1*** Robertson cashed in on a successful 2014 season as the Yankees closer, converting 39 of 44...

Mariano Rivera on Alex Rodriguez: A-Rod Won’t Be a Disctraction to the Yankees in 2015
October 31st, 2014 at 8:24 AM
It bodes well for Alex Rodriguez when two of the veteran leaders of the New York Yankees locker room publicly speak up for him in Mark Teixeira and CC Sabathia, as they are eager to get him back in the lineup. ***PHOTO1*** But when Mariano Rivera, A-Rod's long-time teammate of 10 years...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: David Robertson Likely to Remain with New York Yankees in 2015
October 9th, 2014 at 3:04 PM
With Dellin Betances emergence as a dominating reliever in 2014, it made David Robertson's future with the New York Yankees in doubt, especially because he's a free agent in waiting. ***PHOTO1*** The plan likely was that the Yankees would offer Robertson a one-year, qualifying offer, Robertson would turn it down and then...

New York Yankees RP Dellin Betances Shut Down for Rest of Season
September 27th, 2014 at 12:33 PM
New York Yankees reliever and 2014 breakout star Dellin Betances has been shut down for the final two games of the 2014 season after reaching his innings limit. ***PHOTO1*** David Lennon from Newsday has the latest: Betances done for season. Girardi said he's pitched enough innings for this year. #yankees — David Lennon (@DPLennon)...

Joe Torre Jokes That Mariano Rivera Had Work Done Before Derek Jeter Day (Video)
September 8th, 2014 at 2:48 PM
One of the best things about Derek Jeter Day at Yankee Stadium was the fact that we got to see some of the great New York Yankees players from the golden era of the 1990's together again. ***PHOTO1*** One of those moments happened before the day began on Sunday in a pregame...

Former New York Yankees’ Mariano Rivera Takes Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS Awareness (Video)
August 20th, 2014 at 8:19 PM
You can now say the Core Four of the New York Yankees have all taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and donations for ALS. ***PHOTO1*** Jorge Posada was the first one who started the challenges to some of his former teammates, as he got Andy Pettitte to take...

Yankees Notes: CC Sabathia Feared for Career, Mo’s Son Unsigned, and Cool Stats
July 19th, 2014 at 8:19 PM
Here are some news and notes from the New York Yankees Universe. ***VIDEO1*** CC Sabathia Talks Surgery CC Sabathia's season will be over after he undergoes arthroscopic surgery on his ailing knee, but the big left-hander feared worse when he first came down with the injury, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com: "I was very...

New York Yankees to Celebrate Derek Jeter’s Career with Special Day and Giveaway
July 18th, 2014 at 9:41 PM
The New York Yankees will take their turn celebrating Derek Jeter's career on September 7, when the Bronx Bombers take on the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium. ***VIDEO1*** Jeter's special day will include a pre-game ceremony and fans in attendance will receive a commemorative coin that will honor The Captain's illustrious...

MLB Draft 2014: Mariano Rivera on New York Yankees Picking His Son (Video)
June 17th, 2014 at 3:14 PM
Mariano Rivera recently discussed what it was like for the New York Yankees to draft his son in the 2014 MLB draft. ***VIDEO1*** Mariano Rivera III was drafted in the 29th round of the draft with the 872nd pick. Like his dad, he is also a pitcher, only without the career success his father...

Tony Gwynn is Remembered by New York Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera (Video)
June 16th, 2014 at 10:24 PM
New York Yankees great Mariano Rivera reflected on the life and career of San Diego Padres legend Tony Gwynn. Rivera and Gwynn crossed paths during their respective careers with their two teams meeting in the World Series in 1998 when the Yankees topped the Padres in four games. Rivera got to...

Bruce Springsteen Seen with New York Yankees Great Mariano Rivera’s Book
June 10th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
It seems everyone is flocking to buy New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera's book and Bruce Springsteen is one of the more famous people to make that purchase. ***VIDEO1*** The Boss was seen carrying the book on Monday while walking down the street with a drink in his hand, non-alcoholic. MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince...

Mariano Rivera Shows Support for New York Rangers; Hangs Out with Los Angeles Kings Supporter Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
June 9th, 2014 at 2:56 PM
Both of the teams currently in the 2014 Stanley Cup Final certainly have their supporters and fans rooting for the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings. Two of which are famous for their respective cities and are legends in their sports. Mariano Rivera, former New York Yankees closer and Kareem...

2014 MLB Draft: Complete List of New York Yankees Draft Selections
June 8th, 2014 at 1:40 PM
The 2014 MLB Draft has come and gone and the next wave of potential major league players will make their next step in their baseball careers. ***VIDEO1*** The New York Yankees didn't have a first round draft pick in this year's draft due to their signing of free agents Brian McCann, Jacoby...

2014 MLB Draft: New York Yankees Select Mariano Rivera, Jr. in 29th Overall Round; Son of Mariano Rivera
June 7th, 2014 at 7:18 PM
Last year in the 2013 MLB Draft, the New York Yankees selected Andy Pettitte's son, Josh Pettitte in the 37th round. This year, they were at it again in selecting the son of a Yankees legend and retired pitcher. ***VIDEO1*** On Saturday afternoon, the Yankees took Mariano Rivera, Jr. in the 29th round; the...

New York Yankees: Mariano Rivera Voices Full Support for Alex Rodriguez; Praises Derek Jeter’s Career
June 3rd, 2014 at 8:09 PM
When you get the label of PED user like Alex Rodriguez has on him, it's tough to find supporters because everyone thinks you're a cheater and nothing more. But in fact, the suspended New York Yankees slugger has a very vocal supporter for him. ***VIDEO1*** At a recent interview in New York,...

Robinson Cano Bashes New York Yankees Motivation on Snoop Dogg’s TV Show
June 1st, 2014 at 7:22 PM
In a quote that has gotten little play in the media, former New York Yankees star Robinson Cano recently bashed his old team in an interview with rapper Snoop Dogg on his show, "Back of the Shop" on FOX Sports 1. ***VIDEO1*** Here is what now Seattle Mariners second baseman Cano had to...