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Former Phillies Closer Ryan Madson to Throw for Scouts on Friday; New York Yankees May Be Interested
February 7th, 2014 at 9:15 AM
It's been a rough two years for former Philadelphia Phillies closer Ryan Madson, especially ever since he left the City of Brotherly Love. After a successful 2011 campaign in which he pitches to a 4-2 record with a 2.37 ERA and 32 saves, Madson cashes in on a one-year, $6 million...

New York Yankees Could End up Signing Tampa Bay Rays Closer Fernando Rodney as Insurance: Report
February 4th, 2014 at 8:59 AM
Last month, the New York Yankees anointed their longtime setup man David Robertson as the team's closer for the 2014 season, as he will have the unenviable task of trying to take over for Mariano Rivera. However, there is a growing sense that some think that Robertson could end up not...

Brian Cashman, Hal Steinbrenner Tab David Robertson as Closer for New York Yankees in 2014
January 23rd, 2014 at 5:16 AM
When Mariano Rivera decided to end his historic Hall of Fame career at the end of the 2013 season, trying to replace a legend for his position at the closer spot was something the New York Yankees did not look forward to, yet, it was something that needed to be...

With the Philadelphia Phillies Shopping Jonathan Papelbon, Should the New York Yankees Trade for Him?
December 13th, 2013 at 3:20 AM
The New York Yankees have been looking all over the closers market to try and replace the retiring Mariano Rivera; something that may be impossible to do considering he was perhaps the greatest relief pitcher to ever play in the sport. They looked into Joe Nathan, but he signed with the...

New York Yankees Having Internal Discussions on Detroit Tigers Closer Joaquin Benoit
December 11th, 2013 at 12:42 AM
Trying to fill the void left by the greatest closer to ever play the game in Mariano Rivera might be the hardest thing, if not the most impossible thing that the New York Yankees will ever have to try and accomplish this winter. Yet, that's exactly what general manager Brian Cashman...

New York Yankees Strongly Interested in Joe Nathan as Mariano Rivera’s Heir for 2014 Season
November 21st, 2013 at 11:30 PM
Earlier in the month, there was some speculation about the New York Yankees being interested in Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan, who had his $9 million option declined by the team and thus, making him a free agent after two seasons in Arlington. With the team not ready to hand over...

Former Giants/Dodgers Closer Brian Wilson Won’t Sign with New York Yankees; Unwilling to Shave Beard
November 13th, 2013 at 5:35 PM
The New York Yankees have been looking into alternative plans for their closer spot in case they don't think that David Robertson could fill the void left by the retiring Mariano Rivera. Apparently, Brian Wilson isn't interested in being the guy to succeed Rivera, as Andy McCullough of the Newark-Star Ledger...

New York Yankees Unsure If David Robertson Will Be Closer in 2014; Will Look at Market for Options
November 13th, 2013 at 1:21 AM
With the New York Yankees looking to fill a lot of holes and voids left by certain player departures in 2013, the one that might be the most impossible void to fill was the one left by Mariano Rivera, arguably the greatest relief pitcher and closer of all time and...

Report: New York Yankees Have Interest in Texas Rangers Closer Joe Nathan
November 7th, 2013 at 11:37 AM
Part of the New York Yankees offseason plans for free agency are looking into who will be their next closer following the departure of Mariano Rivera, who retired following the 2013 season. One name has already been mentioned in Oakland A's closer Grant Balfour. Now, a second American League West name...

Report: New York Yankees One of Five Teams Interested in Oakland A’s Closer Grant Balfour
November 6th, 2013 at 4:44 PM
The New York Yankees are officially in the post-Mariano Rivera stage of their franchise, as the greatest closer to ever grace the field announced his retirement after the 2013 season and thus, the team needs to figure out who will be pitching in the ninth inning in 2014. With the team...

Mark Reynolds’ 14th Inning Home Run Gives New York Yankees 2013 Season Finale Win Over Houston Astros
September 29th, 2013 at 6:39 PM
On Sunday afternoon, most New York and New Jersey fans had all eyes on the New York Giants and the New York Jets, but a few thousand miles away, the New York Yankees had to finish their regular season and play their 162nd game of the regular season against the...

Roger Clemens Writes Farewell Tribute to New York Yankees’ Mariano Rivera; Wishes He’d Continue Playing
September 27th, 2013 at 4:27 PM
From 1999 to 2003, Roger Clemens and Mariano Rivera were teammates on the New York Yankees and won two World Series championships during that time together. When Clemens won his 300th career game at Yankee Stadium back in 2003, Rivera was the one who got the save during that game...

Mariano Rivera Pitches in Final Appearance Ever at Yankee Stadium
September 26th, 2013 at 11:22 PM
There was a baseball game to be played on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays, but that was secondary in the Bronx, because the fans and everyone else in attendance were there to see one guy grace the mound for one last...

Report: New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Considering Using Mariano Rivera in Center Field Vs. Houston Astros
September 26th, 2013 at 6:48 PM
In the historic and Hall of Fame career of New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, it has always been a dream of his to play the outfield in a professional game. The 43-year-old Rivera always shags fly balls during batting practice and has always been known as one of the team's...

New York Yankees Retire Mariano Rivera’s Number in a Legendary Sendoff
September 23rd, 2013 at 1:03 PM
Yesterday the New York Yankees did what only the Yankees' organization can do and show why they are the best at pomp and circumstance. Mariano Rivera was honored and his number retired in a moving ceremony at Yankee Stadium. The 50-minute long ceremony started with the Yankees unveiling a bronze 42 in...

Alex Rodriguez’s Milestone-Setting Grand Slam Carries New York Yankees to 5-1 Win Over San Francisco Giants
September 21st, 2013 at 1:14 AM
After dropping two out of three to the Toronto Blue Jays which set back their playoff chances, the New York Yankees were staring at their final nine games with each one as a must-win, the first starting up against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. ***PHOTO1*** With the news of the...

New York Yankees 2B Robinson Cano: God Has a Plan for Yankees to Make Postseason
September 18th, 2013 at 4:41 PM
The New York Yankees have been fighting every day tooth and nail to make it to the postseason and are currently 3.5 games out of the American League Wild Card race. ***PHOTO1*** However, the Yankees have dropped four straight games heading into Wednesday and have the Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles ahead of...

New York Yankees LHP Boone Logan Diagnosed with Bone Spur in Elbow, Aiming to Pitch by Friday
September 17th, 2013 at 4:21 PM
Boone Logan has been one of the more stable parts of the New York Yankees bullpen in the 2013 season, pitching with a 5-2 record and a 3.26 ERA in 60 appearances, but he hasn't pitched for the team since September 6 with reported discomfort in his left elbow. ***PHOTO1*** Some felt...

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez on Mariano Rivera: He’s My Hero and Role Model
September 17th, 2013 at 2:22 PM
The 2013 season has been a season filled with controversy and the national spotlight for New York Yankees third basemen Alex Rodriguez, as he is playing this year while appealing a 211 game suspension for allegedly purchasing and using performance enhancing drugs, but since his return to the team on...

New York Yankees Rally Against Jim Johnson, Take 3 of 4 from Baltimore Orioles in 6-5 Victory
September 13th, 2013 at 12:42 AM
With the Tampa Bay Rays winning 4-3 against the Boston Red Sox earlier in the night, the New York Yankees needed to take care of business and knock off the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night to remain one game behind in the American League Wild Card standings. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees were putting...