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Archive for April, 2014

Amid Early 2014 Struggles, Who Is the Real Ivan Nova? »

Heading into the 2014 season, Ivan Nova was the least talked-about member of the New York Yankees starting rotation. In this instance, don't confuse attention for importance in the Bronx.CC Sabathia entered spring noticeably lighter—in both weight and fastball velocity—Masahiro Tanaka caused a stir every time he stepped on the mound, [...]

Relief Options Still Exist for New York Yankees »

With David Robertson heading to the disabled list and an already young and inexperienced bullpen, the New York Yankees must explore the several relief options that still remain on the free agent market in an attempt to upgrade their roster. While the likes of David Phelps, Adam Warren, Shawn Kelley, Dellin Betances and Vidal Nuno have held their [...]

Who Deserves Yankees Closer Role with David Robertson »

On a day the New York Yankees welcomed back Mariano Rivera for a pregame ceremony, they lost his replacement to the disabled list. David Robertson will miss at least the next 15 days with a groin strain, leaving Joe Girardi's bullpen in a precarious position. According to Erik Boland of Newsday, a Grade 1 groin strain was the root of [...]

Yankees’ David Robertson’s Injury Could »

When New York Yankees' manager Joe Girardi opted to bring in Shawn Kelley in the ninth inning of a 4-2 ballgame Monday at Yankee Stadium, many were surprised that it wasn't David Robertson who got the call.  It didn't seem completely out of the ordinary considering this would have been the fourth time in five days that Robertson had [...]

Stock Up, Stock Down for NY Yankees’ Top 10 »

The New York Yankees completed their season-opening six-game road trip Sunday with a 6-4 win to put them at 3-3 heading into Week 2. At the minor league level, three affiliates stand at .500, and the fourth is 1-3 after one week.  The big league club is already experiencing the benefits of having acquired high-quality minor leaguers this [...]

5 Takeaways from New York Yankees’ Series vs. »

After the New York Yankees dropped two out of their first three games of the season to the Houston Astros, they rebounded and took two out of three right back against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Bronx Bombers pounded out 32 hits in three games as the bats finally came alive, and Brett Gardner hit the team's first home run of the season. Masahiro [...]

How Masahiro Tanaka’s Debut Compares to Past »

Considering how it began, the first major league start by Masahiro Tanaka went about as well as that of any other big-name international signing in recent memory. In his much-hyped, eagerly anticipated debut since signing with the New York Yankees this winter for a whopping $155 million, Tanaka pitched his new club to a 7-3 victory over the [...]

Full Scouting Report, Pitch Breakdown of Masahiro »

The Masahiro Tanaka era is under way. On Friday night, the 25-year-old Japanese pitcher made his highly anticipated Major League debut, taking the mound for the Yankees against the Blue Jays in their home opener. Well, Tanaka ultimately put a damper on an otherwise exciting night for Blue Jays fans, as the right-hander picked up his first career [...]

Mark Teixeira Injury: Updates on Yankees 1B’s »

Updates from Friday, April 11 Newsday's Erik Boland has an update on Teixeira: Updates from Monday, April 7 Mark Teixeria should return to the lineup soon according to ESPN's Wallace Matthews: Updates from Saturday, April 5 Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reported the latest on New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira: ESPN's Wallace Matthews [...]

Masahiro Tanaka Yankees Debut Live Blog: Instant »

The first start of Masahiro Tanaka's career with the New York Yankees is officially in the books at the Rogers Centre. After two rocky innings, Tanaka settled down and dominated a talented Blue Jays lineup over seven innings. Aside from the scoreless innings and pitch-by-pitch execution, two things stood out about Tanaka's first [...]

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