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Interesting New York Yankees Stats from 2014 MLB Season That May Surprise You
June 28th, 2014 at 6:25 PM
The New York Yankees Twitter feed was chock full of interesting stats on Saturday, so let's take a look at them and break it down. ***VIDEO1*** Pitching is Important—But So is Offense It's no surprise that when the Yankees pitching has been good, the team is successful in 2014. #Yankees are an @MLB best...

MLB Trade Rumors: Toronto Blue Jays Now in on Cubs’ Jason Hammel; Give Yankees Competiton for Him
June 25th, 2014 at 5:13 PM
While it's been reported that the New York Yankees don't have the necessary trade pieces needed in order to land Chicago Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija this summer, people around baseball feel that Jason Hammel would be a much more reasonable trade option. ***VIDEO1*** While that is true, other teams are seeing this...

Derek Jeter Admits to Mistakes in Field During New York Yankees 7-6 Loss to Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday
June 25th, 2014 at 9:46 AM
In his 19 years as a professional player, Derek Jeter has always carried a lot of professionalism on the field for the New York Yankees. ***VIDEO1*** So for him to make a mistake on the field is such an eye-popping thing because Jeter always plays the game hard and the right way,...

New York Yankees: Stats That Tell the Story of 2014 Season
June 18th, 2014 at 11:35 AM
The New York Yankees are already having somewhat of a tumultuous season in 2014, but for the most part the Bronx Bombers have been able to keep it together and some of these stats explain why. The Yankees Twitter feed was full of facts early Wednesday that spell out how this...

Toronto Blue Jays Starters R.A. Dickey, Mark Buehrle Listed as Potential Trade Options for New York Yankees
May 19th, 2014 at 4:04 PM
It's not very common that the New York Yankees make in-division trades with their rivals in the American League East, although a trade before 1999 with the Toronto Blue Jays did land them Roger Clemens. ***VIDEO1*** However, with the Yankees need for pitching as the season wears on, especially with the news...

Yankees Vs. Red Sox: Biggest Test of Michael Pineda’s Career Comes Thursday Night
April 10th, 2014 at 12:28 PM
The Michael Pineda era gets off to a solid start. pic.twitter.com/YXtZZ9X9j4 — MLB (@MLB) April 5, 2014 The New York Yankees still aren't certain what they have in Michael Pineda just yet, but it's certainly going to be a telling start on Thursday night against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Pineda...

New York Yankees: Good News for Mark Teixeira; Francisco Cervelli to Start at 1B
April 8th, 2014 at 12:29 PM
***PHOTO1*** There is some good news for the New York Yankees today in regard to their first baseman Mark Teixeira, who injured his hamstring last week. According to Wallace Matthews of ESPN, Teixeira's injury doesn't appear to be serious and he should return to the lineup sooner rather than later when his...

New York Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka Shows Poise in First Start
April 5th, 2014 at 10:19 AM
***PHOTO1*** We saw a lot of great traits from Masahiro Tanaka in his first start in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, but perhaps his poise in the face of adversity was the most impressive. Things didn't start the way Tanaka likely hoped they would. After all, the 25-year-old Japanese star...

Masahiro Tanaka Earns 1st Ever MLB Victory in Debut for New York Yankees; Defeat Toronto Blue Jays 7-3
April 4th, 2014 at 11:44 PM
All eyes were on Masahiro Tanaka at Rogers Centre for the Japanese right hander's major league debut for the New York Yankees on Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays. Before he even faced a single batter, the Yankees gave him a nice cushion to work with in the first inning...

Video: Masahiro Tanaka Gives up Leadoff Home Run in Debut
April 4th, 2014 at 8:23 PM
Masahiro Tanaka's first batter of his debut start in Major League Baseball was Melky Cabrera of the Toronto Blue Jays and the veteran would lead off the game with a home run. A video of the leadoff homer can be seen below. Cabrera, who was a former Yankee himself, didn't seem to...

New York Yankees Waste Another Andy Pettitte Gem; R.A. Dickey Pitches Toronto Blue Jays to 2-0 Win
September 17th, 2013 at 10:59 PM
For most of the 2013 season, the New York Yankees had owned the Toronto Blue Jays, so Tuesday night's series opener at Rogers Centre should have been a piece of cake for the Yankees, who despite losing three straight over the weekend to the Boston Red Sox, were only 2.5...

New York Yankees Look to Continue Their Dominance of the Toronto Blue Jays
August 21st, 2013 at 1:59 PM
In this crazy season the one constant for the New York Yankees is their stranglehold over the Toronto Blue Jays.  So far this year the Yankees hold a 10-1 advantage and are looking to add to that total with RHP Adam Warren getting the spot start tonight against knuckleballer RHP R.A. Dickey. Warren will be...

New York Yankees Activate Outfielder Curtis Granderson from Disabled List
May 14th, 2013 at 4:09 PM
***PHOTO1*** After suffering a fractured right forearm in his first at-bat of spring training against the Toronto Blue Jays, which was then followed with a diligent rehabilitation process and a successful five-game rehab stint with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre, outfielder Curtis Granderson will make his 2013 debut in the Bronx on Tuesday night. Following...

New York Yankees Third Baseman Kevin Youkilis Heading for MRI on Balky Back
April 29th, 2013 at 9:59 AM
***PHOTO1*** While the New York Yankees have raced out to a 15-9 start, culminating with Sunday's come-from-behind 3-2 victory over their American League East rival Toronto Blue Jays, the injury bug continues to plague the pinstripers, as another integral Yankee could miss some significant time. Off of Saturday's news that Yankees catcher Francisco...

New York Yankees’ Kevin Youkilis Out Sunday with Tight Lower Back
April 21st, 2013 at 12:16 PM
After leaving Saturday's game in the sixth inning with lower back tightness, New York Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis will miss Sunday's series finale against the Toronto Blue Jays to rest the injury.  ***PHOTO1*** Though Youkilis will sit out Sunday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi doesn't consider the injury to be serious and...

Despite Back Spasms, New York Yankees Starter Andy Pettitte a Model of Consistency
April 20th, 2013 at 11:56 AM
***PHOTO1*** While Friday night was Andy Pettitte's first start since April 9, with lingering back spasms rightfully making his activity very conservative, the 40-year-old southpaw worked over seven effective innings in garnering his third win of 2013. However, as Pettitte was mostly effective, against a newly-revamped Toronto Blue Jays offense, featuring the...

New York Yankees Sign FA Outfielder Ben Francisco to Minor League Deal
March 11th, 2013 at 4:36 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** After being released by the Cleveland Indians earlier on Monday, the Yankees agreed to a minor league deal with veteran outfielder Ben Francisco.  The release was requested by Francisco, as an Indians outfield, which features former Yankee Nick Swisher and prized offseason signing Michael Bourn, didn't figure to be too...

New York Yankees Split the First Two Games of Grapefruit League Play
February 25th, 2013 at 9:04 AM
***PHOTO1*** While the biggest story from the weekend is undoubtedly the long-term absence of slugger Curtis Granderson, courtesy of a first-inning beaning yesterday afternoon by Toronto Blue Jays left hander J.A. Happ, the Yankees came away 1-1 as Grapefruit League play opened.  The spring training slate opened up in Orlando, Florida, as the...

Are the Yankees Miscalculating the Potential Gain of a Reduced Payroll?
January 23rd, 2013 at 6:37 PM
***PHOTO1*** While the mantra of Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner has continuously been reduced payroll, it has been a mantra echoed under the pretense that the Yankees were building for a more stable financial future.  However, as FOXSports.com senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal reports in a very interesting synopsis of the Yankees financial...

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...