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Sunday May 3rd 2015

Willie Mays’ Immortal Legacy Goes Untouched After A-Rod Hits No. 660

It's official now. Alex Rodriguez owns 660 career home runs, tying him with Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time list. From here, he has only Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds to catch. Don't feel much like celebrating? Well, you're certainly not alone. A man hitting 660 home runs should be a big deal that has us all saying grand things about the greatness of said man's legacy. But due to the context in which A-Rod's legacy has been written, to do that in this situation would be a ...

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Preview, Matchup Odds

First place in the American League East will be on the line this weekend at Fenway Park in Boston as the division-leading New York Yankees (13-9) visit the Red Sox (12-10) in the opener of a three-game series on Friday. Despite losing five of their past eight games to fall out of first place in the AL East, Boston remains one of the favorites to win the AL Pennant at 11-2 odds on the MLB betting futures. New York has improved slightly to 10-1 from 18-1 on April 15. The Yankees have ...

Masahiro Tanaka’s Early Injury Is Ominous Sign in Effort to Survive 2015 Season

Now the New York Yankees can fear the worst. A heavy part of their 2015 success is contingent on the health and, therefore, effectiveness of Masahiro Tanaka. The narrative rightfully flowed as something like this: Whichever way their Japanese ace goes, so too shall the Bombers. The Yankees are now in full-blown "hope that isn’t the case" mode after Tanaka had to be shuffled to his dark place, the 15-day disabled list. And those 15 days will not be his maximum time spent there. Per Jack Curry of the Yes Network, Tanaka ...

Masahiro Tanaka Injury: Updates on Yankees Star’s Forearm and Return

The New York Yankees have placed star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka on the 15-day disabled list with a forearm strain and wrist tendinitis. Continue for updates. Tanaka Placed on DL Wednesday, April 29 The Yankees officially placed Tanaka on the disabled list, according to their official Twitter feed.  On April 28, New York general manager Brian Cashman talked about Tanaka's injury, as reported by Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News: Feinsand also provided manager Joe Girardi's thoughts on the injury, who said, "He's going to be out for a while. People will have to step up. ...

Jacoby Ellsbury Injury: Updates on Yankees Star’s Hip and Return

The New York Yankees offense is going to go as Jacoby Ellsbury does in 2015. He's a unique talent at the top of a lineup, but injuries are starting to pop back up for the 31-year-old center fielder, who is out for Sunday's game against the New York Mets with a hip injury.      Continue for updates.  Ellsbury Out vs. Mets With Hip Injury Sunday, April 26 MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reported that Ellsbury will miss Sunday's game against the Mets with a hip injury. Manager Joe Girardi "said that they're hopeful he can play tomorrow." There ...

Brett Gardner Chases Foul Ball, Knocks Beer All over Detroit Tigers Fan

The New York Yankees are currently locked in a 1-1 game with the Detroit Tigers on a chilly day at Comerica Park. It’s the bottom of the seventh now, but the contest started out rather sloppy thanks to Brett Gardner and a fan who wanted to be as close as physically possible to the action at hand. Gardner ran to field a popped-up foul ball over the left field line and ended up running into a wall of rawhide and suds. One fan stuck his glove up to field the ball, and the ...

Yankees’ Closer Experiment Should Become the Norm of MLB Future

After nearly 20 years of going with a single closer, the New York Yankees, of all teams, don't have one in 2015. At least, not officially. What in the name of Mariano Rivera is going on? That's right: Yankees manager Joe Girardi essentially has declined, on multiple occasions, to name a closer, even though the end of April is approaching and the team has played 15 games through Wednesday. It might sound crazy to some, especially in the Bronx, where Rivera became not only a fan favorite but a legend while helping the ...

Bernie Williams Officially Retires with Yankees: Latest Comments and Reaction

Bernie Williams hasn't played in a Major League Baseball game since 2006, but the 16-year veteran will make his retirement official by signing his papers at Yankee Stadium on Friday.  According to the Yankees' official Twitter feed, Williams' retirement will include a press conference with the media and a Monument Park plaque dedication: As Jesse Spector of Sporting News jokingly noted on Twitter, Williams' retirement means that Carlos Beltran's spot with the Yankees is secure: Williams spent his entire career playing for the Yankees. The 46-year-old won four championships (1996, 1998-2000) and was ...

New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers Betting Preview, Matchup Odds

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia will be looking to earn his first win against the Detroit Tigers since 2013 and pick up his first victory in three starts this season when the teams square off at Comerica Park Monday night.   Sabathia (0-2, 5.68 ERA) hopes to lead the Yankees (6-6) to their fourth straight win as well but will have a tough task at hand facing the Tigers, who own an American League-best 10-2 record and are 4-1 favorites to win the pennant at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.   New York ...

Alex Rodriguez Proving to Be No Easy out as He Carries Yankees Early

We all knew the script. In his return from a season-long suspension, Alex Rodriguez was supposed to be over-the-hill dead weight in the middle of the New York Yankees' lineup in 2015. Evidently, he must have lost his copy. All of a sudden, A-Rod is clobbering the ball all over the place and, in doing so, carrying an otherwise sluggish Yankees offense on his shoulders. What happened Friday night at Tropicana Field is a microcosm of the whole affair. The soon-to-be 40-year-old Rodriguez led the Yankees to a 5-4 victory over the ...
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