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Despite Inclement Weather, New York Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera Enjoys Cleveland
April 12th, 2013 at 10:35 AM
Despite back-to-back rain outs on Wednesday and Thursday in Cleveland, after successful showings on Monday and Tuesday, the incomparable Mariano Rivera made the most of his idle time during an inactive two-game, two-rain out set. ***PHOTO1*** Rivera, who officially announced his retirement following the 2013 season, has been honored at each stadium played at so far this...

Eight Most Interesting Yankees Entering 2013: No. 2 Mariano Rivera
February 10th, 2013 at 9:54 PM
After a rookie season in 2011 that caught the attention of baseball enthusiasts, right-hander Michael Pineda's first season in pinstripes in 2012 was, well, non-existent.  As a meticulous and diligent rehabilitation process is being followed in his quest to make his debut in the Bronx in 2013, Pineda garnered our number...

Eight Most Interesting Yankees Entering 2013: No. 4 Joba Chamberlain
February 8th, 2013 at 11:34 PM
With four days to go until pitchers and catchers ring in spring training, Yankees 101 moves on with its list of eight most interesting Yankees entering 2013. Yesterday, set-up man David Robertson kept the list going, coming in at number five.  With the uncertainty of legendary closer Mariano Rivera coming back after...

Eight Most Interesting Yankees Entering 2013: No. 5 David Robertson
February 7th, 2013 at 6:19 PM
Young right-hander Ivan Nova continued Yankees 101's countdown of most interesting Yankees entering 2013 as he checked in at number six yesterday evening. Staying in the pitching category, we move on in our countdown to analzying the #5 man on our list: David Robertson and his importance to the New York Yankee's...

With Rafael Soriano Heading to Washington, Who is the Heir Apparent to All-time Saves King Mariano Rivera?
January 16th, 2013 at 1:16 PM
While it never seemed to be a possibility that general manager Brian Cashman would retain the services of closer Rafael Soriano following his opt out, the idea officially closed its doors yesterday.  As first reported by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Washington Nationals and Soriano agreed to a two-year deal for...

Could a Rafael Soriano Return Be in New York Yankees’ Cards?
January 7th, 2013 at 9:40 AM
After rejecting a one-year, $13.3 million offer from the Yankees in November, it has been nothing but crickets for Rafael Soriano this offseason.  While the Detroit Tigers and Toronto Blue Jays were rumored to potentially be bidders for his services, the overall price tag it would entail, as well as the...

Offseason not Going as Planned for Former New York Yankee Rafael Soriano
December 23rd, 2012 at 7:01 PM
After stepping in as Mariano Rivera's replacement in May and closing 42 games for the New York Yankees, Rafael Soriano decided to opt out of the final year of his contract with New York to look for a multi-year deal on the free agent market. However, things have not gone as...

Rafael Soriano Opts Out of Contract with New York Yankees to Become Free Agent
October 31st, 2012 at 2:34 PM
Closer Rafael Soriano, represented by high-profile agent Scott Boras, has opted out of his contract with the New York Yankees and is now a free agent, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.   ***PHOTO1*** With Soriano now electing free agency, the Yankees will most likely make a qualifying offer worth roughly $13...

New York Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera Considering Retirement
October 25th, 2012 at 5:08 PM
Though Mariano Rivera is turning 43 years old in November and missed a majority of the season with a torn ACL, he's been expected to return to the New York Yankees bullpen next season. However, the future Hall of Famer is now having second thoughts about continuing his career, reports...

Scott Boras Hints Rafael Soriano Will Opt Out of Contract with New York Yankees
October 20th, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Agent Scott Boras strongly indicated that his client, Rafael Soriano, will opt out of his contract with the New York Yankees and become a free agent this offseason, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Boras will have further conversations with Soriano and the Yankees before finalizing any plans, but...

New York Yankees’ Pitching Overlooked with Emphasis on Offensive Struggles
October 15th, 2012 at 11:25 AM
The one question mark coming into the season was the New York Yankees starting pitching. Who would back up CC Sabathia, can Hiroki Kuroda pitch in the American League, will Phil Hughes have a good year and can Andy Pettitte be Andy? Well, the rotation proved their mettle after Michael Pineda...

New York Yankees’ Keys to a Successful Playoff Run
October 5th, 2012 at 4:19 PM
The keys of success for the New York Yankees will be their starting rotation, hitting with runners in scoring position and the bullpen, especially Rafael Soriano to close the door. Looking at the rotation ace CC Sabathia seems to have come back to form these last three starts of the season...

New York Yankees Lose in Extra Innings to Toronto Blue Jays; Mark Teixeira Out with Calf Strain
August 27th, 2012 at 11:24 PM
The Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees in 11 innings, 8-7 on a throwing error by pitcher Derek Lowe which led to the winning run. Yorvit Torrealba got a hit and was replaced for a pinch runner. Lowe would attempt a pick off to first and throw the ball away down the right field...

Boston Red Sox Rough up C.C. Sabathia in 8-6 Victory Over New York Yankees
July 28th, 2012 at 11:45 PM
The Boston Red Sox evened up their series with the New York Yankees after a two run rally in the top of the ninth led them to an 8-6 victory.  ***PHOTO1*** Yankees ace C.C. Sabathia got the start, but did not perform well. The All-Star lefty allowed eight hits, two walks, and...

New York Yankees’ Mark Teixeira Hits Two Home Runs in Win Over Los Angeles Angels
July 13th, 2012 at 10:42 PM
New York Yankees come back to defeat the Los Angeles Angels, 6-5 at Yankee Stadium in the first game of this weekend series. Since May 22 these two teams have had the best records in baseball and tonight they did not disappoint. Mark Teixeira was the hitting star for New York with a two run jack in...

New York Yankees 2012 First Half Season Review
July 9th, 2012 at 6:00 AM
Back in April if you were told that the New York Yankees would lose Mariano Rivera and Michael Pineda for the season, along with significant injuries to Andy Pettitte, Brett Gardner, Joba Chamberlain and David Robertson. Could you in your wildest dreams believe the Bronx Bombers would be sitting in first...

New York Yankees Avoid Sweep and Salvage a Game Over Tampa Bay
July 4th, 2012 at 7:24 PM
The New York Yankees came back on the Tampa Bay bullpen to avoid the sweep and take the last game in the series, 4-3. The win breaks the streak of nine consecutive losses at Tropicana Field. Ex-Yankee Kyle Farnsworth entered the eighth inning walked the bases loaded then a run and gave up a...

New York Yankees Top Washington Nationals 5-3 in Extra Innings
June 16th, 2012 at 6:15 PM
The New York Yankees won their eighth straight game on Saturday as they defeated the Washington Nationals 5-3 in 14 innings. Getting the win for New York was Freddy Garcia as Rafael Soriano picked up the save and Brad Lidge took the loss for Washington.  ***PHOTO1*** Andy Pettitte started the game for...

David Robertson Returning to New York Yankees Bullpen on Friday
June 14th, 2012 at 6:02 AM
David Robertson, who has been sidelined since May 15, is expected to be activated from the disabled list before Friday's game against the Washington Nationals. On Tuesday, Robertson pitched a scoreless inning for the Yankees Triple-A affiliate, Scranton Wilkes-Barre, then joined the team on Wednesday for their game against the Atlanta...

New York Yankees Get Their Second Consecutive Series Sweep
June 13th, 2012 at 10:55 PM
The New York Yankees have completed a second straight sweep against a National League team beating the Atlanta Braves, 3-2 at Turner Field. New York continues it's dominance in inter-league play at 164-109 (.600), ranking first all-time in inter league wins and winning percentage.Yankees' starter Hiroki Kuroda pitched in and out of trouble all night. Kuroda now has allowed only two earned runs or less in nine of his 13 starts this season. Hiroki...