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New York Yankees SS Didi Gregorius Getting Rave Reviews from Teammates
March 26th, 2015 at 6:00 PM
The incredible defensive abilities of New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius are already earning him the type of praise that Derek Jeter never received. ***PHOTO1*** Gregorius is only 25 years old, but his wizardry with the glove is distinguishing him from Jeter. The Captain took a lot of criticism from the sabermetrics...

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez-1st Base Experiment ‘Not Dead’ After All
March 25th, 2015 at 11:30 AM
First the New York Yankees were going to get Alex Rodriguez reps at first base, then they weren't, and now they are again. ***PHOTO2*** Just a few weeks after the Alex Rodriguez-first base experiment seemed all but dead in the water, Yankees manager Joe Girardi revived it on Tuesday by stating the...

New York Yankees’ Brett Gardner to Take Derek Jeter’s Locker in 2015?
March 21st, 2015 at 2:30 PM
The New York Yankees are looking to fill the void at the locker once owned by Derek Jeter, and outfielder Brett Gardner is one of the top candidates to take the space. ***PHOTO1*** According to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, Yankees equipment manager Rob Cucuzza made it clear that Jeter's...

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...

New York Yankees Abandon Alex Rodriguez 1st Base Experiment for Now
March 18th, 2015 at 7:56 AM
You can forget about Alex Rodriguez getting reps at first base during spring training because the New York Yankees are abandoning that plan for now. ***PHOTO1*** The benefit of Rodriguez being able to play first base once in a great while is obvious: he would give the Yankees more depth and flexibility...

New York Yankees Best and Worst Performers of 2015 Spring Training So Far
March 16th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
We are just about halfway done with spring training and the start of the New York Yankees' 2015 season is right around the corner. ***PHOTO1*** Often times, people don't put much stock into spring training because after all, the final scores don't count. But it isn't so meaningless when a player struggles...

Yankee Stadium Set for NYCFC’s 1st MLS Regular Season Home Game: Photo
March 15th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
If you don't like seeing Yankee Stadium in any other way but a baseball field, look away now. ***PHOTO1*** Major League Soccer's newest franchise, the New York City Football Club, will begin it's home schedule on Sunday with the first game of the season being played at Yankee Stadium. It will be the...

New York Yankees Brass Denounce Complaints About Soccer Ruining Yankee Stadium Field
March 13th, 2015 at 10:01 AM
New York Yankees players made their feelings known about what kind of negative impact they believe soccer will have on the field conditions at Yankee Stadium, something the team's brass didn't agree with. ***PHOTO1*** Mark Teixeira was probably the most vocal of the players quoted, saying that soccer was "terrible for a...

New York Yankees Players Complain Soccer Will Ruin Field Conditions at Yankee Stadium
March 11th, 2015 at 12:36 PM
With soccer set to become a regular occurrence at Yankee Stadium in 2015, there are some New York Yankees players who aren't too happy about what the sport can do to the field. ***PHOTO1*** The first ever home match for Major League Soccer's newest franchise, the New York City FC, is set...

Help from Within: the Importance of Jacoby Ellsbury and Brian McCann in 2015
March 4th, 2015 at 3:40 PM
The New York Yankees have struggled mightily to score runs over the past two seasons. After scoring over 800 runs in 16 out of 17 seasons from 1996 to to 2012, the Yankees failed to eclipse 700 runs in 2013 and 2014. This drop-off in offensive production can largely be...

Alex Rodriguez Talks Learning 1st Base in New York Yankees Spring Training
March 2nd, 2015 at 5:55 PM
The New York Yankees are making sure Alex Rodriguez gets reps at first base this spring in order to give the lineup more flexibility and the 39-year-old seems to be upbeat about the process. ***PHOTO1*** Rodriguez came into camp as the team's primary designated hitter, but with so many veterans on the...

A-Rod Won’t Play in Spring¬†Opener – How It Will Affect MLB Betting Odds by Mybookie.ag
March 2nd, 2015 at 8:12 AM
The much anticipated comeback from Alex Rodriguez, after a 17 month hiatus, due to the heavily covered suspension which was resulted from PED violations is finally underway. So, get ready for this season's MLB betting here, because maybe by some chance of fate, the Yankees could be the contender to...

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez Reportedly Half-Assed 1B Drills in Workout
March 1st, 2015 at 11:00 AM
With just one man's opinion, New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez can go from a guy who is "all-in" for his team and will play any position, to a guy who isn't giving his all to help his team. ***PHOTO1*** According to Billy Witz of the New York Times, A-Rod didn't seem...

Alex Rodriguez Takes Grounders at 1B During Yankees’ Spring Training: Video
February 28th, 2015 at 8:33 AM
If you were wondering what New York Yankees DH and third baseman Alex Rodriguez looks like playing first base, you don't have to wait anymore. A video posted by Mark Feinsand (@feinsand) on Feb 27, 2015 at 9:13am PST Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News shared a...

New York Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury Gets Photobombed by Stephen Drew: Photo
February 27th, 2015 at 6:18 PM
Major League Baseball has this new thing called the Twitter mirror this season and the New York Yankees have been taking and posting pictures of each player taking their turn. When it was center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury's time to step up to the plate, infielder Stephen Drew decided to get...

Hal Steinbrenner Reacts to Belief New York Yankees are Becoming Cheap
February 26th, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Only the New York Yankees could have $200 million-plus payroll and still be considered cheap. Or at least that's what some fans of the team have said about Hal Steinbrenner and the new regime running the show in the Bronx. ***PHOTO1*** Not surprisingly Steinbrenner took exception to the idea that the Yankees...

New York Yankees’ Mark Teixeira Won’t Adjust for Shift; Cancels ‘Foul Territory’
February 25th, 2015 at 2:30 PM
If you were hoping that New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was going to adjust his approach at the plate in order to beat the shift, don't hold your breath. ***PHOTO1*** Teixeira, who battled injuries all season in 2014 and saw his average dip to a career-low .216, has been a...

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....

MLB Trade Rumors: Phillies’ Ryan Howard Can’t Block Trade to Yankees; Could Be 1B/DH Option
January 7th, 2015 at 2:34 AM
The Philadelphia Phillies really want to trade Ryan Howard. More so than they want to trade Cole Hamels and more than they wanted to trade Marlon Byrd, which they accomplished last week when they sent him to the Cincinnati Reds. ***PHOTO1*** The Phillies have all but informed that they would be better...

New York Yankees in Dark Age, but Prospects are Light at End of the Tunnel
December 19th, 2014 at 12:57 PM
The New York Yankees have spent themselves into a corner and have very little wiggle room to improve their roster from last season. With no end in sight, this may be the norm for the next few seasons as the Yankees wait for the contracts of CC Sabathia, Alex Rodriguez...