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New York Yankees C Brian McCann Takes Derek Jeter Approach in Response to Russell Martin’s Contract Criticism
March 19th, 2014 at 8:12 AM
Brian McCann was recently called an "expensive mistake" by current Pittsburgh Pirates and former New York Yankees catcher Russell Martin when referring to the 5-year, $85 million contract he signed over the winter. Martin's comments made him sound like he was a tad bit jealous and had a case of sour...

Russell Martin on Current New York Yankees C Brian McCann: He was an Expensive Mistake
March 19th, 2014 at 2:10 AM
A lot of people were very receptive to the New York Yankees signing of former Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann to a five-year, $85 million deal back in November. Some thought that the veteran catcher added some mental toughness to the position and to the team and he even got such...

New York Yankees Trade Catcher Chris Stewart to Pittsburgh Pirates: Report
December 2nd, 2013 at 1:49 PM
With Brian McCann now the official starting catcher for the New York Yankees and Francisco Cervelli likely to get tendered a contract for 2014, Chris Stewart's time with the team was coming to an end, which is why multiple teams around the league were looking to trade for him. ***PHOTO1*** On Monday,...

New York Yankees Plan to Tender Francisco Cervelli for 2014; Will Continue Search for Starting Catcher
November 12th, 2013 at 8:26 PM
Francisco Cervelli was essentially handed the chance to be the everyday starting catcher for the New York Yankees in 2013 following the departure of Russell Martin in free agency last winter and for about a month, it was going according to plan for him. That was until he fractured his hand...

Report: New York Yankees Interested in Signing Atlanta Braves C Brian McCann
October 10th, 2013 at 6:34 PM
With the New York Yankees having a lot of potential money coming off their payroll within the next couple of weeks, the team has some options as far as where to go in free agency. Robinson Cano is the priority and for argument's sake, Curtis Granderson could be the second one, especially...

Report: New York Yankees Could Look to Target Catchers Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Brian McCann in Free Agency
September 22nd, 2013 at 1:29 AM
One of the biggest losses the New York Yankees had during the offseason was the departure of starting catcher Russell Martin, who signed a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates and has been a big part of their playoff push to October. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees went with a patch-work job of going...

New York Yankees’ C Francisco Cervelli Suffers Setback in Rehab, Out at Least Until August
July 4th, 2013 at 1:40 PM
The New York Yankees have had to make do with Chris Stewart and Austin Romine since the end of April at their catcher position because Francisco Cervelli has been out with a fractured right hand. ***PHOTO1*** Cervelli started out having a good start to the 2013 season as the starting catcher hitting...

Former New York Yankees Catcher Russell Martin was Willing to Sign One-Year Deal
March 27th, 2013 at 8:06 AM
***PHOTO1*** In the midst of the discovery of newfound cash, exemplified by the latest acquisition of former Los Angeles Angels outfielder Vernon Wells, is some curiosity.  While there's no question that with the anticipated absences of first baseman Mark Teixeira, center fielder Curtis Granderson, and shortstop Derek Jeter, adding Wells this close to Opening Day was a sensible...

The Jesus Montero for Michael Pineda Trade; Will It Ever Pan Out?
January 14th, 2013 at 11:24 AM
***PHOTO1*** One year ago Sunday, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman consummated a trade many around baseball thought to be a no-brainer.  With the Yankees at the time having All-Star catcher Russell Martin and having strong belief in the development of young Austin Romine, Cashman dealt catcher and right-handed Jesus Montero as the key piece in...

The Yankees Offseason: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
January 2nd, 2013 at 9:18 PM
While division titles and pennants aren't clinched between the months of November and February (see 2012 Miami Marlins and 2011 Boston Red Sox), reasons to get giddy about this offseason have been few and far between.  In a little over a month, The New York Yankees will make their way down...

Catcher Russell Martin Signs with Pittsburgh; Leaves Hole at Backstop for New York Yankees
November 30th, 2012 at 9:17 AM
The New York Yankees have addressed their pitching concerns, but now they need a new backstop with Russell Martin signing a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, New York offered Martin a two-year deal between $12-$14 million and the Pirates bumped their offer for the...

New York Yankees Showing Interest in Mike Napoli
November 12th, 2012 at 5:18 PM
Now that Russell Martin is a free agent after failing to agree to a long-term deal with the New York Yankees prior to the 2012 season, the Yankees are showing interest in free agent Mike Napoli, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today.   ***PHOTO1*** Napoli, 31, hit .227 with 24 home runs and...

As Free Agency Kicks into Full Gear the New York Yankees Have Many Decisions to Make
November 5th, 2012 at 12:40 PM
This past weekend Free Agents across the MLB were officially allowed to start signing.  The New York Yankees enter the offseason with 12 free agents on their roster.  After getting swept in the ALCS by the Tigers' in horrific fashion, many Yankees fans are calling for a major roster overhaul. ***PHOTO1*** Free...

Raul Ibanez Hits a Walk Off Home Run in the 12th to Give the New York Yankees a 2-1 Lead in the ALDS Over the Baltimore Orioles
October 10th, 2012 at 11:25 PM
The New York Yankees took the pivotal game three in dramatic fashion over the Baltimore Orioles with Raul Ibanez hitting a walk off solo shot off of Brian Matusz in the 12th for his second homer of the night. The Yankees now lead the ALDS 2-1 and can advance to the ALCS with a win tomorrow night. The...

CC Sabathia Dominates as the New York Yankees Take Game 1 of the ALDS Against the Baltimore Orioles
October 8th, 2012 at 12:08 PM
The New York Yankees took the first game of the divisional series, 7-2 against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. Russell Martin started the five run top of the ninth with a solo shot against Orioles closer Jim Johnson, who has been as close to automatic this year as any closer in...

New York Yankees Beat Toronto Blue Jays, Keep One Game AL East Lead
September 28th, 2012 at 10:53 PM
The New York Yankees' bats awaken defeating the Toronto Blue Jays, 11-4 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada. Even though Hiroki Kuroda wasn't his sharpest giving up 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings of work, he did manage to wiggle out of a couple of scraps including a bases loaded jam in the second. Kuroda gave...

CC Sabathia Looks Like an Ace Again in New York Yankees Walk Off Extra Innings Win Over Oakland Athletics
September 21st, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Russell Martin hit a walk off solo shot in the 10th inning to give the New York Yankees the 2-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium. New York Yankees No.1 starter CC Sabathia hasn't looked like the ace this year, till tonight. Sabathia has regained his ace form in which he threw 113 pitches over...

Hiroki Kuroda Strikes Out 10 as New York Yankees Top Tampa Bay Rays
September 16th, 2012 at 6:03 PM
The New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 on Sunday for their second straight win, putting them a game and a half ahead of the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East division.  ***PHOTO1*** Starting for the Yankees was Hiroki Kuroda, who got the win after allowing four runs in...

New York Yankees Take Sole Possession of First Place with Win Over Baltimore Orioles
September 7th, 2012 at 10:13 PM
In a slugfest the New York Yankees took the second game in this four game series over the Baltimore Orioles, 8-5 at Camden Yards. With the win New York takes over first place in the AL East by one game over Baltimore. No one is talking about bunting now with the...

New York Yankees Regain the AL East Lead in Win Over Tampa Bay Rays
September 5th, 2012 at 10:42 PM
The New York Yankees avoid the sweep with a 6-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays and regain the AL East lead by one. Manager Joe Girardi called a team meeting before the game to tell his players to grind out at bats, hit behind runners,basically situational hitting. Message received as the Yankees played some...