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New York Yankees’ Stephen Drew Praised by Boston Red Sox 3B Coach Brian Butterfield
March 25th, 2015 at 9:44 AM
While you can't find many people saying nice things about New York Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew, there is one guy in Drew's corner who just so happens to be a former coach for the Bronx Bombers. ***PHOTO1*** Brian Butterfield was on Buck Showalter's staff as the first base coach for the...

New York Yankees’ Stephen Drew Still Troubles Scouts; Jose Pirela Seen as Better Option
March 23rd, 2015 at 4:02 PM
Fans have been screaming about Stephen Drew's declining abilities at the plate and how the New York Yankees should go with Jose Pirela instead of him, and now scouts are confirming such a belief. ***PHOTO1*** Drew is having a dreadful spring at the plate thus far, sporting a .161 average going into...

Jose Pirela’s Crash into Wall Shows New York Yankees Prospect is Earning His Pinstripes
March 23rd, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Sometimes when a team in any sport needs a spark, oftentimes its a younger player who can provide it. Jose Pirela showed that on Sunday, when he selflessly put his own safety on the line to catch a fly ball in a meaningless spring training game. ***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees prospect...

New York Yankees’ Jose Pirela Reacts to Inevitably Being Left Off Big-League Roster
March 21st, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Despite the fact that he has earned a spot on the New York Yankees big-league roster, Jose Pirela remained extremely humble when asked out the prospect of starting the season in the minors. ***PHOTO1*** Pirela is batting .370 with five RBI and has sorely outplayed fellow second baseman Stephen Drew, as well...

Jose Pirela Unlikely to Make New York Yankees Big League Roster Out of Camp
March 19th, 2015 at 2:20 PM
The signs are growing more ominous that Jose Pirela simply won't be able to find a spot on the New York Yankees big-league roster. ***PHOTO1*** Pirela has been superb offensively this spring, sporting a .391 average. While also playing a solid second base, Pirela has shown some versatility this spring by even...

New York Yankees Players Getting Most Hate from Fans in 2015
March 18th, 2015 at 1:38 PM
New York Yankees fans are some of the most passionate fans on the planet and when they don't like someone on the team, they make it abundantly clear. ***PHOTO1*** Five players on this current Yankees roster stand out above the rest in that department, so let's rank them, shall we? 5. Brendan...

New York Yankees Hinting Jose Pirela Has Edge on Brendan Ryan for Roster Spot?
March 17th, 2015 at 4:00 PM
For those New York Yankees fans who want to see Jose Pirela in the big leagues this season there may be some good news. ***PHOTO1*** According to Chad Jennings of the LoHud Yankees Blog, Pirela was seen taking infield practice with the big-league players today, while Brendan Ryan joined the Triple-A players...

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...

How Long Will Stephen Drew’s Leash Be with New York Yankees in 2015?
March 14th, 2015 at 4:01 PM
Now that we have been told the New York Yankees will start Stephen Drew at second base this season no matter what he does—even with a sub-.100 average in spring training—it's fair to ask the question: how long will Drew have before he is pulled if he doesn't hit? ***PHOTO1*** We already...

An Open Letter from Yankees Fans to Manager Joe Girardi, GM Brian Cashman About 2nd Base
March 13th, 2015 at 12:02 PM
Dear Joe Girardi and Brian Cashman, ***PHOTO1*** Before I start, I just wanted to let you know I've always been a big supporter of both of you. Joe, you were always a professional when you wore the pinstripes, both as a coach and player, and you've done a solid job as manager for...

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman: There’s No Competition for 2nd Base Job
March 11th, 2015 at 11:16 AM
Many New York Yankees fans can't understand why Stephen Drew and his .091 spring training average is set to be the starting second baseman for the team this season without competition during the spring, a fact confirmed by manager Joe Girardi on Tuesday. ***PHOTO1*** Drew is coming off a season in which...

Jose Pirela’s Hot Start Could Make New York Yankees Starting Stephen Drew Unjustifiable
March 9th, 2015 at 8:00 AM
If Jose Pirela continues his hot start to this spring all the way up until Opening Day 2015, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi will have absolutely no justification for starting Stephen Drew at second base this season. ***PHOTO1*** Like many Yankees prospects this spring, Pirela shines in his own right and...

New York Yankees’ Stephen Drew Drawing Concerns Both Offensively and Defensively
March 8th, 2015 at 5:59 PM
While it was believed that the last thing you had to worry about was defense with New York Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew, some scouts are saying there should be concerns with Drew on both sides of the diamond. ***PHOTO1*** FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that scouts aren't just concerned with Drew's...

New York Yankees’ Stephen Drew Says His Focus is 2nd Base, not Shortstop
March 6th, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Even though he has spent the majority of his career playing shortstop, New York Yankees infielder Stephen Drew says he isn't focusing on his old position, only his new one. ***PHOTO1*** Drew made an error in his first game of the spring, which surprisingly enraged many Yankees fans even though it was...

New York Yankees’ Didi Gregorius Won’t Platoon Despite Trouble with Lefties
March 1st, 2015 at 3:30 PM
Despite his past problems facing left-handed pitching, New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius will be an everyday player to start the 2015 Major League Baseball season. ***PHOTO1*** The left-handed bat of Gregorius struggled mightily in the average department last season, hitting to a .226 combined average. He was even worse against left-handed...

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...

New York Yankees Announce Jersey Numbers for New Players in 2015 Season
February 12th, 2015 at 5:52 PM
With about a week to go until the start of spring training for the New York Yankees, the team announced the roster and jersey numbers that their new players for the 2015 season will wear. ***PHOTO1*** They are as follows: 2B/SS, Stephen Drew: 14 SS, Didi Gregorius: 18 RHP, David Carpenter, 29 RHP, Nathan Eovaldi, 30 1B/OF,...

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman Doesn’t Guarantee Stephen Drew Starting Job
January 29th, 2015 at 12:39 PM
While it appears New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman plans for Stephen Drew to be the everyday second baseman for the team in 2015, he certainly isn't guaranteeing it. ***PHOTO1*** Cashman recently inked Drew to a one-year deal after the Bronx Bombers acquired the free-agent-to-be last season in a deal with...

Atlanta Braves Claim Outfielder Eury Perez Off Waivers
January 23rd, 2015 at 6:48 PM
***PHOTO2*** Last week the New York Yankees designated outfielder Eury Perez for assignment in order to make room for Stephen Drew. Today the Atlanta Braves picked the 24 year old outfielder up off waivers, per Ken Rosenthal. ***PHOTO1*** Perez has good speed, but did not play much last season. In four games...

Joe Girardi Talks Rob Refsnyder, Jose Pirela Making New York Yankees Roster
January 17th, 2015 at 8:52 AM
The New York Yankees were very close to giving their second base job to a prospect out of spring training this season, but it was figured that competition was over following the signing of infielder Stephen Drew. ***PHOTO1*** Well, manager Joe Girardi doesn't exactly see it that way, and fully expects both...