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New York Yankees Notes: Vazquez, Pettitte, Jeter, »

The Yankees go for a four-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics tonight and their sixth win overall and have their best man on the job, CC Sabathia. Here are some notes: Javier Vazquez is back in the rotation. Dustin Moseley is out. Andy Pettitte threw a bullpen session yesterday and said he felt great. Up next is a simulated game this [...]

Dallas Braden Faces New York Yankees: Get Off My »

Making a much anticipated start, Dallas Braden will take the hill today against the New York Yankees, making his Yankee Stadium debut in front of the ravenous Yankee Stadium crowd. Braden, LHP from the Oakland Athletics is having a subpar season individually, going 9-9 with a 3.28 ERA.   His stuff isn’t overwhelming, with his fastball [...]

Captain’s Casting Call? Derek Jeter’s »

After the World Series comes to a close all eyes will turn on Mr. November who will join a line of superstars who have been in the news about quite possible leaving or their teams (LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade) or rejoining them (Brett Favre). Last year, after the Yankees won the World Series talk of Jeter leaving the Yankees [...]

Decision 2011: How Much Is Derek Jeter Worth? »

This winter Derek Jeter will be paid a lot of money by the New York Yankees.  The New York Yankees are a team that promotes their history better than any franchise in sports today.  Jeter is the living embodiment of the team's return to glory.  That makes his value unique to the Yankees, but not to the rest of baseball.  He [...]

Javier Vazquez Back Into the Yankees Starting »

Back in 2007, the Yankees had a starting pitcher in the minors who blew through several levels of play. He regularly hit the gun at 95-97 MPH, even as late as the seventh inning in one game for the Trenton Thunder. He was good starting pitching prospect, but the Yankees needed his power arm in their bullpen. So Joba Chamberlain was in the bullpen [...]

MLB: Some Aroldis Chapman Would Hit the Spot Right »

If you haven’t noticed, the young lefty phenom out of Cuba, Aroldis Chapman, finally made his debut for the Cincinnati Reds last night. He had his fireball popping as well, reaching up to 102.7 mph on the gun and averaging slightly over 100 mph, according to Brooks Baseball. He came in and made quick work of the Brewers, retiring all three [...]

New York Yankees Trade Rumors: They Tried To Acquire »

According to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated, when the Dodgers put Ted Lilly on waivers leading up to the trade deadline, the Yankees made and won the claim for the pitcher. Then the Dodgers pulled him off of waivers, and no deal was made. Now, according to the NY Daily News, the Yankees may still be trying to trade for their former lefty with [...]

Aroldis Chapman and 10 Rookie Call-Ups Who Starred in »

In a year of stunning rookie performances, Cuban defector and Reds uber-prospect Aroldis Chapman made his major-league debut on Tuesday, facing three batters in one inning of work. The 22-year-old was electric, hitting 103 mph on the radar gun.More importantly, because Chapman was called up on August 31st, that means that he will be eligible for [...]

Yankees Notes: Expanded Rosters, Berkman, Aceves, the »

Today is September 1st and the Yankees are sitting alone in first place. The Rays are just one game back though, and have proven that they will not back down this season. The Yankees are also seven games up on the Red Sox for the Wild-Card lead, but with six head-to-head games left against them, that lead isn’t exactly air-tight. The Yankees [...]

Javy Vazquez Deserves Another Rotation Shot »

Since being moved to the bullpen to work on mechanics, the performance of Javier Vazquez has improved. The Yankees are now seeing the type of pitcher they thought they were getting last offseason. His performance has improved enough for the righty to get another shot in the starting rotation. Now is the time to find out if Vazquez has truly [...]

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