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Pedro Martinez Praises New York Yankees’ Michael Pineda as Potential No. 1 Starter
April 3rd, 2015 at 2:45 PM
While everyone was focused on Pedro Martinez's harsh but realistic comments on New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka getting injured in 2015, we all overlooked the fact that he actually praised Tanaka's teammate, fellow starter Michael Pineda. ***PHOTO1*** Martinez made it clear that he doesn't think Tanaka is healthy and that he...

Pedro Martinez Predicts New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Will Get Injured in 2015
April 1st, 2015 at 5:39 PM
Longtime New York Yankees rival Pedro Martinez thinks that Masahiro Tanaka will be unable to stay healthy in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Andrew Marchand of ESPNNew York.com reported Martinez's comments. The Hall of Fame pitcher doesn't just think Tanaka will get hurt in the future, he thinks Tanaka is not fully healthy right now: “I...

New York Yankees Announce Masahiro Tanaka as Opening Day Starter; CC Sabathia No. 3
March 27th, 2015 at 11:13 AM
The New York Yankees have announced who their first four starters will be to begin the 2015 season, and it's Masahiro Tanaka who will get the nod on Opening Day. ***PHOTO2*** Tanaka will break the streak held by CC Sabathia for starting consecutive opening days for the Yankees, which he has done...

CC Sabathia ‘Out of Mix’ for New York Yankees Opening Day Start; Masahiro Tanaka Almost Certain
March 24th, 2015 at 5:16 PM
New York Yankees starter CC Sabathia will take the mound for his next spring training start on Saturday, which will cancel him out as the potential Opening Day starter for the Bronx Bombers. ***PHOTO1*** Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News confirmed Sabathia's scheduled Saturday outing for the Yankees, noting that...

ESPN’s Buster Olney Predicts New York Yankees Will Make MLB Playoffs in 2015
March 22nd, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Predictions are starting to come down from some of Major League Baseball's experts, and ESPN's own Buster Olney is saying the New York Yankees will make the playoffs in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Olney laid out his entire prediction for how the regular season will shake out, picking the Yankees to take one of...

Why Michael Pineda’s Start for New York Yankees on Saturday was His Best of Spring Training
March 22nd, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Michael Pineda didn't look too hot coming out of the gate on Saturday versus the Houston Astros, but the New York Yankees starter held it together and ended up turning out his best performance of the spring. ***PHOTO1*** Things were rough for Pineda in the first. After allowing a triple to Astros...

Seattle Mariners’ Jesus Montero Sent to Minors While New York Yankees’ Michael Pineda Shines
March 21st, 2015 at 12:00 PM
The Seattle Mariners have sent Jesus Montero to the minors, once again scoring another point for the New York Yankees in the Montero-Michael Pineda swap. ***PHOTO1*** Before spring training even finishes, the Mariners are already reassigning Montero to the minors, guaranteeing he won't be a big leaguer when the 2015 season starts: ***PHOTO2*** On...

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman: CC Sabathia is ‘Vitally Important’
March 17th, 2015 at 1:20 PM
CC Sabathia hasn't been himself over the past two seasons, but somehow New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman thinks he's vital to the success of the team's rotation in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Cashman said so while talking to Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com on Monday: As general Brian Cashman put it on Monday, "CC...

Predictions for New York Yankees Projected 2015 Starting Rotation
March 17th, 2015 at 10:41 AM
Barring injury, the New York Yankees have four spots in the rotation locked-up for the 2015 season, with one still to be decided. ***PHOTO1*** Chris Capuano's injury left an open competition between a few Yankees, with Esmil Rogers and Adam Warren likely getting the most consideration. For the purposes of this article, let's...

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...

Michael Pineda Showing He Has Learned from Past Mistakes with New York Yankees
March 10th, 2015 at 10:53 AM
New York Yankees starter Michael Pineda made quite a few mistakes during the first few years of his tenure with the team, but now the 26-year-old has learned from his mistakes and claims he is feeling more comfortable in the Bronx. ***PHOTO1*** From everything to coming to camp out of shape to...

Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi Show Why New York Yankees Should Lead MLB in Strikeouts
March 10th, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Michael Pineda and Nathan Eovaldi combined for five filthy (good) innings with seven combined strikeouts and showed not only New York Yankees fans, but the baseball world why the Yanks' pitching staff should lead the major leagues in strikeouts. ***PHOTO1*** Even without much of their rotation healthy last season, the Bronx Bombers...

Adam Warren Reportedly Set to Start New York Yankees’ 1st Spring Training Game
February 28th, 2015 at 10:30 AM
You can throw Adam Warren's hat into the ring as a guy who could potentially start for the New York Yankes in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Marly Rivera of ESPN Deportes is reporting that Warren could get the nod as the Yanks' first starter in spring training games: Adam Warren will probably be the starter...

The Significance of Passing on Max Scherzer
January 22nd, 2015 at 9:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** Brian Cashman never indicated that he would be interested in offering a big contract to free agent pitcher Max Scherzer. It turned out that Cashman was being candid, as the Yankees did not end up placing a bid on Scherzer. The Washington Nationals ended up giving Scherzer a 210 million...

Projected Arbitration Salaries for Yankees’ Pineda, Eovaldi, Nova and Carpenter
January 14th, 2015 at 12:20 PM
UPDATE: Saturday, January 17 at 9:05 a.m. ET The Yankees have now locked up all of their arbitration-eligible players with the signings of Nathan Eovaldi and David Carpenter, per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com: Carpenter and the club agreed at $1.275 million, while Eovaldi will earn $3.3 million and Pineda will receive $2.1...

The Remarkable Consistency of Hiroki Kuroda
December 29th, 2014 at 4:06 PM
***PHOTO1*** When Hiroki Kuroda decided to return to Japan and pitch for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp, the New York Yankees lost a pillar of their starting rotation. Kuroda pitched three seasons for the Yankees, consistently making his starts, eating innings, and giving the Yankees a chance to win games. Kuroda's departure...

Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees’ Rotation Depth
December 10th, 2014 at 5:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** The health of Masahiro Tanaka's elbow remains critical to the potential structure of the New York Yankees' 2015 starting rotation. Before his injury, Tanaka was sensational in 2014. He showed the stuff of a true top of the rotation ace while also validating the 155 million dollar deal given to...

New York Yankees’ CC Sabathia Won’t Throw Off Mound Until Spring Training
October 22nd, 2014 at 4:11 PM
CC Sabathia continues to progress in his return from a degenerative knee condition that helped end his 2014 season early, but he hasn't thrown off a mound just yet and won't do so until spring training 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Sabathia explained where he is in the process to Pete Caldera of the Bergen...

Hal Steinbrenner Confirms Brian Cashman and New York Yankees Talking Contract
October 1st, 2014 at 5:28 PM
Rumors were swirling that the New York Yankees were ready to start the process of retaining their general manager, Brian Cashman, and owner Hal Steinbrenner confirmed as much in an interview with Michael Kay on 98.7 FM ESPN New York. ***PHOTO1*** Chad Jennings of the LoHud Yankees Blog reported on what was...

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...