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Saturday August 29th 2015

Yankees Phenom Luis Severino Too Good to Be Traded for Cole Hamels, David Price

NEW YORK — Kids are all the rage in the major leagues these days, to the point that one scout was saying this week he'd rather have 20-year-old Carlos Correa than just about any player in the game. "Not for the future," he said. "For now." So what's wrong with the New York Yankees relying on a 21-year-old starting pitcher? Nothing. Nothing at all, especially when the kid is as talented and grounded as Luis Severino seems to be. Watch Severino pitch, even once, and it seems obvious the Yankees were right not to ...

What Was the Last MLB “Superteam” to Actually Earn the Hype?

NEW YORK — The best team ever didn't win. No, that's not right. By definition, the best team ever is one that won. However, the "BEST TEAM EVER!" didn't. It was the 2011 Boston Red Sox, and we know it now as the team that collapsed in a mess of beer and fried chicken. But the day before Opening Day, we knew it as the team the Boston Herald called the "BEST TEAM EVER!" "I thought we were good," Terry Francona said Thursday. "And we were good, until the middle of September. We were ...

Alex Rodriguez Hits All-Time Record 25th Grand Slam vs. Twins

Alex Rodriguez padded his record for most grand slams in MLB history Tuesday night, when he crushed the ball just right of center field for a go-ahead blast.It was the 25th grand slam of his career, and it gave the New York Yankees a 5-4 lead over the Minnesota Twins in the seventh inning of an 8-4 win. Rodriguez is now two grand slams ahead of Lou Gehrig, who ranks second all-time with 23.And in case you missed it, #BAEROD is now definitely a thing:[MLB]Read more New York Yankees news on ...

Bryan Mitchell Injury: Updates on Yankees Pitcher’s Face and Return

New York Yankees pitcher Bryan Mitchell was in the middle of a scary scene Monday, when a line drive off the bat of the Minnesota Twins' Eduardo Nunez struck him in the face.  He has been diagnosed with a "small nasal fracture," according to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.  Continue for updates. Mitchell Leaves Game Under Own Power Monday, Aug. 17 Mitchell took the liner off his face in the second inning of Monday’s 8-7, 10-inning win. Bryan Hoch of MLB.com described the scene:          MLB.com provided video of the injury: Jack ...

MLB-Best Yankees, Blue Jays Division Battle Will Go Down to the Wire

The New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays opened a three-game series Friday with everything on the line, and they finished it Sunday with nothing settled. That's how it's going to be in the American League East: back and forth, tit for tat, right down to the wire. Simply put, we're watching the best division battle in baseball unfold. For a while, it looked like the Jays might fly away with it. Toronto went all-in at the trade deadline, acquiring All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and ace left-hander David Price, and they ripped off ...

Masahiro Tanaka’s Clutch Complete Game Provides Yankees Needed Ace Presence

Momentum is such a fickle thing in Major League Baseball. While the narrative and storyline that comes along with it feed the public’s interest and make for good radio, column and bar-stool fodder, the truth is momentum in that sport shifts from day to day, inning to inning and even batter to batter. All the momentum in the world—negative and positive—can be altered by one misplaced pitch, a swat of a hanging breaking ball or the twirling of a gorgeous complete game. The Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees and all their ...

MLB Rumors: Why the New York Yankees Should Avoid Chasing Utley

The New York Yankees have had trouble finding consistency at second base all season. There have been small sparks of offensive production and defensive flair from both Stephen Drew and Brendan Ryan here and there, but overall, second base has been the biggest flaw in New York's starting lineup this year. While an infield upgrade would be nice for the Yankees, bringing in Chase Utley in 2015 is not the answer. It's been quite the whirlwind month for the Yankees. These games are finally beginning to really matter. The Bombers woke up on July ...

Yankees Lose Record Streak of 2,665 Games Without Back-to-Back Shutouts

The New York Yankees were held scoreless by the Toronto Blue Jays pitching staff Saturday and Sunday, marking the first time in an MLB-record 2,665 games that the Bronx Bombers have been shut out in consecutive contests, per MLB Stat of the Day. Blue Jays pitcher David Price tossed seven scoreless innings during Saturday's 6-0 victory, then fellow Blue Jays pitcher Marco Estrada pitched 6.1 scoreless innings during Sunday's 2-0 win. The Jays also won the first game of the series Friday night, beating the Yankees 2-1 in 10 innings. The Yankees have ...

Yankees’ Division Title Hopes Suddenly in Big Trouble After Blue Jays Sweep

If they aren't mashing the panic button in New York, they're at least tapping it forcefully. Yes, the New York Yankees enter play Monday as the first-place team in the American League East, a position they've held since July 3. But after a disheartening sweep at the hands of the hard-charging Toronto Blue Jays, the Bronx Bombers' division hold feels tenuous at best. Granted, everyone is losing to the Jays these days. Toronto netted All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and ace left-hander David Price at the trade deadline, and since the first trade July 28, ...

Luis Severino’s Solid Debut Flashes Potential to Help Yankees’ Contention Hopes

From the perspective that it didn't lead to a win, Luis Severino's major league debut was a failure. From just about every other perspective, however, it was a success. Severino may not have led the New York Yankees to victory, but he looked the part of a pitcher who could lead them to a handful of must-have wins in what's left of the 2015 season. That performance went down Tuesday night in the Yankees' 2-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. The 21-year-old right-hander out of the Dominican Republic ...
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