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Archive for August, 2013

MLB Playoffs: New York Yankees Have Pitching Options »

The New York Yankees are surging at the right time and now sit just 4.5 games back of the Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Wild Card. A win Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles would put them 0.5 games ahead of their divisional counterpart in the standings. With the chances of a playoff berth becoming more and more [...]

Should New York Yankees Sign Recently Released RHP »

The Cleveland Indians recently reinstated right-handed pitcher Brett Myers off the 60-day disabled list and proceeded to give him his unconditional release, reports the Associated Press on ESPN.com. The New York Yankees, who are still short on pitching for the stretch run, should look into signing the veteran. Myers wasn't effective in 21.1 inning [...]

Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park Still a Relic to »

Writer's note: As the New York Yankees had Thursday night off from their tumultuous and stressful 2013 Major League Baseball season, the players and the fans perhaps were granted a long-awaited moment to exhale; a moment to contemplate.  What follows is the result of a Thursday night reflection, as I began to fondly recall Yankees past and [...]

Report: New York Yankees Are Not Interested in Slugger »

The New York Yankees are still searching for a bit more pop for the stretch run, but Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that general manager Brian Cashman is not interested in former American League MVP Justin Morneau. In fact, Heyman cites that the Pittsburgh Pirates could be looking to add the Minnesota Twins slugger. After already [...]

When Can We Realistically Expect the Yankees to »

After dropping two of three to the last-place Toronto Blue Jays, the New York Yankees enter the weekend at 70-63, looking up at Baltimore, Cleveland and Oakland in the race for the second American League wild-card spot, and, according to Baseball Prospectus' postseason probabilities, own just a 3.8 percent chance of playing in October. Three [...]

Looking at Why the New York Yankees Will Make a »

In spite of this being one of the team's most turbulent seasons, the New York Yankees remain within striking distance of a spot in the American League playoffs. How they play in September will determine the Bombers' fate. With all of the injuries to key players (as well as their replacements), and the circus surrounding MLB's investigation into [...]

Odds of Alfonso Soriano Reaching the 500-Homer Club »

Alfonso Soriano had himself a whale of a game on Tuesday night, clubbing a pair of home runs in his first two at-bats to reach 400 career dingers. The New York Yankees left fielder has been on fire, and J.A. Happ and the Toronto Blue Jays could do nothing but watch as they faced him. Soriano's first blast hit the fourth deck in Toronto and was one [...]

Alfonso Soriano Hits Second Homer of Game to Join »

Alfonso Soriano clubbed home run No. 400 on Tuesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, becoming the 51st player in MLB history to reach the milestone. The New York Yankees were hoping add a power bat to the lineup when they traded for Soriano earlier this year, and Soriano has lived up to expectations. His first blast of the night came in the [...]

Yankees Play Guessing Game When It Comes to Phil »

Following another disappointing performance by 27-year-old hurler Phil Hughes, the New York Yankees are left wondering what pitcher they will be putting on the mound every fifth day. After the loss to the Toronto Blue Jays where the starter yielded three earned runs and seven hits in just four and two-thirds innings, MLB.COM beat writer Bryan Hoch [...]

Kendrys Morales Claimed off Waivers; Could the New »

Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com tweets that Seattle Mariners DH/1B Kendrys Morales has been claimed off revocable trade waivers. An unknown team has put in the claim, but it would make sense for the claim to come from an American League team. Every team in the AL would have a chance to acquire him ahead of National League clubs because the [...]

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