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Why Michael Pineda’s 10-Game Suspension Affects »

Cheating is a sensitive subject in the world of baseball.  So when a player cheats so blatantly, almost as if he wants to get caught, he should expect consequences. That's exactly what happened to Michael Pineda. After he was ejected from a game Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox for using pine tar, Major League Baseball has suspended him [...]

Michael Pineda, Yankees as Guilty of Stupidity as They »

"I would expect that if it’s used, it’s more discreet than the last time." That's what Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters prior to Wednesday night's 5-1 victory over the New York Yankees when asked about the suspicions that Michael Pineda had used pine tar to doctor the ball during his last start against the [...]

Yankees’ Pineda Used Pine Tar Blatantly and That »

Michael Pineda might as well have been wearing a flashing neon sign around his neck Wednesday night, alerting the baseball world that he was once again using pine tar. The thing is, if he had done that, he would have gotten the sticky stuff on the sign. Yes, that is right, the least conspicuous place to keep the pine tar that Pineda could think of [...]

Yankees’ 5 Minor Leaguers Who Will See Time in »

With so many superstars and such a high payroll, minor league prospects often get overlooked on a team like the New York Yankees. However, injuries occur and big leaguers slump throughout the course of every baseball season, opening up spots for young players waiting in the wings. It's inevitable that a kid not on the Opening Day roster will get [...]

Predicting In-Season Trades New York Yankees Will Need »

There isn't a team in Major League Baseball that couldn't use an upgrade or two at the 2014 trading deadline. Sure, it's still months away, but the trade deadline is extraordinarily important for one team in particular: the New York Yankees. While the Bombers are already a far different team than they were in 2013, there is still work to be done. [...]

Masahiro Tanaka Is Only Getting Better Against Red »

As Masahiro Tanaka makes his way through his first Major League Baseball season, every time out is a test for the New York Yankees' Japanese phenom. Some tests are bigger than others, which was the case Tuesday night in the rookie right-hander's initial outing against the archrival Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. As he did [...]

Ivan Nova Latest Pitcher Heading for Surgery, Yankees »

As important as it is to have a true ace—or two, if you're the New York Yankees—it's as important to go five deep, or deeper, in the modern game. While Masahiro Tanaka is shaping up very well, worth every penny the Yankees paid to put him in pinstripes alongside CC Sabathia, there's trouble at the back of the rotation. Ivan Nova was a [...]

Top Long-Term Ivan Nova Replacement Options for the »

Heading into play last weekend, the New York Yankees' starting rotation owned the best strikeout-to-walk ratio in baseball. A major piece of the fantastic start: Ivan Nova's seven-to-zero SO/BB ratio over a two-start span against Baltimore and Boston, respectively.On Saturday night in Tampa, that ratio and Nova's season were lost to an elbow [...]

10 Biggest Red Sox ‘Traitors’ in Franchise »

Every time a Red Sox player bolts town and dons pinstripes for the New York Yankees, fans of the Red Sox feel as if something sacrosanct has been violated. Red Sox fans are born and bred to consider the Yankees the enemy: For too many years, the Yankees rode high while the Red Sox rose and fell (mostly fell) in their quest for a World Series ring. [...]

New York Yankees: Stock Up, Stock Down for Top 10 »

A roller-coaster week has just concluded for the New York Yankees. The big league club began by snapping off five straight wins behind dominant pitching and an awakened offense before it lost two in a row by a combined score of 27-6. New York took the final game of the week, however, from the Tampa Bay Rays in extra innings, rallying for four runs [...]

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