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Archive for April, 2014

5 Takeaways from New York Yankees’ Opening »

For any New York Yankees fan who thought opening the season with last season's worst team, the Houston Astros, would be a walk in the park, they were wrong. The Astros took two out of three from the Bronx Bombers at Minute Maid Park, giving Houston a little while to relish a winning record for the first time in a long time. There were some [...]

New York Yankees: 5 Reasons to Be Optimistic About the »

Any season in which the New York Yankees don't win the World Series is considered a failure. If they don't even make the playoffs, as happened last season, it's considered a disaster. The best news for the Yankees is that what happened in 2013 has no bearing on the 2014 season. It is a new year, which brings new hope and excitement. A lot has [...]

Yankees’ Yangervis Solarte Drives in First »

After spending eight seasons in the minor leagues, Yangervis Solarte was told that he would be on the Opening Day roster for the New York Yankees in 2014.  Solarte had a fantastic spring for the Yankees in Tampa, batting .429 in 42 at-bats for the Yankees.  On Thursday evening, Solarte was put in the starting lineup for the first time in [...]

Derek Jeter’s Farewell Tour Will Be More »

We're just a few days into the 2014 MLB season, and already the harsh reality of Derek Jeter's impending retirement is starting to set in.  The New York Yankees' first series of the year was on the road in Houston, where the Astros honored Jeter and his career accomplishments.  According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Jeter was [...]

Yankees’ Michael Pineda Poised to Make a Big »

After an offseason that saw the Yankees spend over half a billion dollars, there are plenty of new faces in the Bronx as this team prepares to make a run at their 28th World Series championship. Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran and Masahiro Tanaka were the biggest acquisitions. Brian Roberts and Kelly Johnson signed on as well. Derek [...]

MLB System Check: New York Yankees’ Top »

The New York Yankees System Check video offers a quick overview of the team's farm system, addressing its strengths and weaknesses and how it can improve moving forward. The video also provides a breakdown of the Yankees' top prospects for 2014, Gary Sanchez, Jose Ramirez and John Ryan Murphy, including each player's ETA in the major leagues and [...]

Full Preview and Predictions for Masahiro »

For the New York Yankees, the time has come to find out what they'll be getting for their $175 million investment in Japanese phenom Masahiro Tanaka, who is set to make the first-ever start of his Major League Baseball career on Friday night on the road against the Toronto Blue Jays. For Tanaka, the time has come to start proving he's worth it. [...]

Former New York Yankees Talk Hype, Pressure »

On Friday night in Toronto, Masahiro Tanaka will toe the rubber for his first regular-season outing as a member of the New York Yankees. If the foreign sensation proves worthy of New York's $175 million investment ($155 million contract, plus $20 million release fee), the Yankees could be capable of making some serious noise come October. Last [...]

New York Yankees’ Big Flaws Loom Large in »

Maybe the New York Yankees are just trying to get all of the bad baseball out of their system now so they don't have to worry about it later. It's either that, or the version of the Yankees we've seen in the first two games of 2014 is closer to the real thing than anyone wants to admit. Take a wild guess which way I'm leaning. If you've spent the [...]

Breaking Down NY Yankees Top 10 Prospects to Start the »

The 2014 season is underway as the New York Yankees are two games into an opening series in Houston; they head to Toronto before the home opener Monday, April 7. Joe Girardi recently filled the final two roster spots with career minor leaguers, Dean Anna and Yangervis Solarte, as notable other prospects saw significant playing time this [...]

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