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Archive for February, 2012

Forgotten New York Yankees of the Past Four Decades: »

Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle and Jeter are some of the greatest names in New York Yankees history. However, Armstrong, James and Moses are the names of some of the forgotten Yankees. This series will focus on the less remembered players to wear pinstripes over the last four decades (1970s-2000s). Today's letter of the day is [...]

MLB Spring Training 2012: Yankees Prospect Austin »

New York Yankees catching prospect Austin Romine will miss a day of spring training, according to manager Joe Girardi.Romine experienced some back soreness on Thursday during a workout session with pitchers and catchers in spring training. His soreness appears to be minimal, and he should be back training quickly.He is on the Yankees' 40-man [...]

Russell Martin Should Not Get 3 More Years as a Yankee »

The New York Yankees and catcher Russell Martin are in talks for a new three-year contract. Martin was an All-Star in 2011 and the 29-year-old hit .237 with 18 home runs. He had a solid season, especially behind the dish, but not enough to earn three more years in pinstripes. The major reason not to add three more years of Russell Martin, is [...]

MLB Spring Training 2012: Ivan Nova Being Overlooked »

It's easy to forget the type of season Ivan Nova had for the New York Yankees in 2011 with all the hype of two new starters, Michael Pineda and Hiroki Kuroda, bolstering the Bombers rotation. But has it gotten to the point where people are overlooking Nova as the Yanks No. 2 starter? By all accounts, there was no rookie, or player for that matter, [...]

Michael Pineda: Early Progress Will Translate to »

Michael Pineda has shown great progress so far in the early stages of Spring Training. Considering he was acquired from the Mariners for the Yankees best hitting prospect in years, Pineda's progress will help to make stomaching the loss a little bit easier.Pineda reportedly showed up at Yankees camp about 10 pounds overweight, but he also [...]

New York Yankees: Russell Martin Should Get a Contract »

UPDATE(12:25 a.m.): According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and WFAN, the talks between Martin and the Yankees never really got off the ground and will be re-visited during the season.  Yankees multiyear talks w/ martin never got off ground in winter, they'll revisit in season. Nyy would do $20M-3 yrs. Russell seeks raise— Jon Heyman [...]

John Sterling Makes It Unbearable to Listen to New »

Most individuals would conclude that I'm punishing myself. They may be right, but there are many ways to compensate for no longer ever listening to New York Yankees games on "regular" radio. Phil Mushnick wrote that since he started listening to the Yankees on the radio, Mel Allen, Red Barber, Phil Rizzuto, Jerry Coleman, Joe Garagiola, Frank [...]

Russell Martin and New York Yankees Discussing »

Update, 4:45 p.m.: YES Network's Jack Curry reports that Brian Cashman approached Russell Martin about a multi-year deal, but the catcher was not interested. Although an extension does not appear imminent, the fact that the Yankees even offered to discuss a new contract for Martin shows that the front office sees Austin Romine as an [...]

Derek Jeter: Why the New York Yankees Captain Should »

Derek Jeter is the greatest shortstop in New York Yankees' history.  He is the franchise's all-time hits leader, and he is a first-ballot Hall of Famer.  He is known for his intelligent play and numerous clutch performances. In short, he is the face of the New York Yankees.That being said, Derek Jeter should not be at the top of the [...]

New York Yankees: 3 Keys to Michael Pineda’s »

The acquisition of 2011 rookie All-Star Michael Pineda is the New York Yankees' prized possession of the offseason.Pitching for a Seattle Mariners' squad that ranked last in the MLB in 2011 in terms of team batting, Pineda went 9-10 with a 3.74 ERA, including victories against the Detroit Tigers, Tampa Bay Rays and his new team, the Yankees.While [...]

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