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MLB Spring Training: Interpreting Derek Jeter’s »

Whenever New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter speaks, it’s rare that he allows much to be known: Jeter likes to keep his true thoughts to himself, always has. Earlier this week, Jeter held a press conference prior to the first day that position players were obligated to be in Tampa for spring training. While most of what he said to the [...]

Better Hitter: Mickey Mantle Or Willie Mays »

On Wednesday, Mike Francesa, on YES had an interesting discussion on who was the better hitter, Mickey Mantle or Willie Mays. Francesa said without any question Mays was the better all round player. This writer, might even take some issue with that. But this article is going to deal with what the numbers say about which was the better hitter in [...]

Is Alex Rodriguez’s “Team Player” »

In the '03-'04 offseason, Aaron Boone, the Yankees third baseman who, the past season, sent the Yankees to the World Series on a homerun off knuckleballer Tim Wakefield to end a grueling, dramatic seven-game series with the Red Sox, tore his ACL in a pickup basketball game. Thus, getting the Yankees to start looking for a new third [...]

Chan Ho Park Arrives with New York Yankees Tomorrow, »

According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post , pitcher Chan Ho Park, who recently signed a one-year deal with the Yankees, is set to take his physical today and could report to camp as early as tomorrow. Once the deal is official, the Yankees will have to make room for him on the 40-man roster, which is full. To do that they will have to designate [...]

Carl Crawford and Tampa Bay Rays Nix Extension Talks »

Here is some good news for Yankee fans hoping to see Carl Crawford signed by the Yankees next offseason. According to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times, contract talks between Crawford and the Tampa Rays have been tabled until the end of the season. “We had an opportunity to exchange ideas with the club about a contract extension for [...]

New York Yankees: Complacency Is Not on the Menu for »

I have read a boatload of preview articles for the 2010 season, plus many articles on the 2010 Derek Jeter-led New York Yankees and their attempt to be the first team to repeat as World Series Champions since, well...the Jeter-led Yankees of a decade ago. Most pundits agree that the New York Yankees have the best team in baseball and, coming off a [...]

Join Our Game Chat Wednesday for Spring Opener »

The Yankees start playing spring training games Wednesday, March 3, and Bronx Baseball Daily will be hosting a live chat that day. The game starts at 1:05 p.m., so remember to come back then and join us all game long as the Yankees take on the Pirates. It’ll be a great way to enjoy the game and chat about your favorite players and up-and- [...]

Hughes vs. Chamberlain: Let the Battle for the »

Spring Training is finally getting under way for Major League Baseball. And already, as the manager of the defending World Series Champions, Joe Girardi has a major decision to make. Well, I guess you can call it a "major decision." Some might not see it as that. But for the careers of Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain, it is a major decision. That [...]

Yankees Interested in IFA’s Anderson, Ruiz, and »

There have been a few rumors about international free agents lately and the Yankees are involved in three of them: Dominican righty Rafael DePaula and a pair of Cuban first basemen Leslie Anderson , who can also play all three outfield positions, and Jose Julio Ruiz . Here are scouting reports and the most recent rumors on the trio: Quick scouting [...]

New York Yankees Minor League Injury Updates »

Alan Horne (Photo by: Mike Ashmore). The Yankees had a couple of minor league pitchers go down with some major injuries last season, like Dellin Betances, Alan Horne, and Jairo Heredia among others. Chad Jennings of the Journal News had some updates for us yesterday that were important enough to pass along.   From LoHud Alan Horne, coming [...]

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