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How the Crippled Yankees Have Pieced Together a »

After the New York Yankees lost Masahiro Tanaka, the fourth of five Opening Day starters to go down in 2014, you may not have expected them in the last week of July to be kissing the ground and thanking the baseball gods for their pitching. The largest irony: The area in which they appear to be the most crippled to the naked eye is the same one [...]

What the New York Yankees Should Do for 2014 MLB Trade »

The 2014 MLB trade deadline is right around the corner. Some teams are putting together rosters to propel them into the postseason, while others are selling talent to stock up on prospects.  The New York Yankees are known to have very deep pockets and will do what it takes to win at any cost. Whom do you think the Yankees should add to help [...]

New York Yankees Rumors: Playing Fact or Fiction with »

Brian Cashman has been a busy man these past few weeks. First, he acquired Brandon McCarthy in a low-risk deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The right-hander has been strong in the New York Yankees rotation, sporting a 1.45 ERA and 1.179 WHIP in three starts. Chase Headley was the next outsider to join the Bombers and made his presence felt [...]

Yankees’ Derek Jeter Moves into 1st Place on »

With a two-bagger in the ninth inning of Sunday's 2-1 win over the Texas Rangers, Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees passed Lou Gehrig to take sole possession of the all-time franchise record for doubles, per MLB Stat of the Day. Jeter recorded the milestone hit against Rangers reliever Neal Cotts with one out in the ninth inning of a [...]

Yankees Acquire Chase Headley, Retain Premium »

A year or two ago, Chase Headley would have fetched a king’s ransom in a trade. That was not the case on Tuesday. The New York Yankees and San Diego Padres agreed to send the third baseman to the Bronx, according to a tweet from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports: The Yankees will also receive $1 million in cash considerations from the Pads. They [...]

Yankees Try to Catch Lightning in a Bottle with Chase »

Despite an injury-plagued first half of the season for the New York Yankees, the team is still very much in the American League East race, and it appears they will be buyers at this season's trade deadline. The team pulled the trigger on a trade for San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley on Tuesday afternoon, sealing the first of what could [...]

Dellin Betances Talks About Surreal Rise from Local »

Last Thursday, as part of its Real.Big.Summer program, Pepsi brought a four-story-high, world-record claw machine with larger-than-life prizes to Jenkinson's Boardwalk on the Jersey Shore. The event included a special appearance by Yankees All-Star pitcher Dellin Betances. Bleacher Report's Yankees featured columnist Peter F. Richman spoke [...]

Stock Up, Stock Down for Yankees’ Top 10 »

Back on June 12, I wrote a piece breaking down the biggest strengths and weaknesses of the New York Yankees' top 10 prospects. Now, over a month later, it seems as if a new set of rankings is in order as I determine whether the stock of some of the Yankees' top prospects has dropped or risen. While the Yankees' website is a bit conservative to [...]

Three Reasons for New York Yankees’ Struggles »

Currently halfway through the 2014 MLB season, the Yankees find themselves with a mediocre 49-47 record. With the second highest payroll in baseball, most of the blame lands on Yankee GM Brian Cashman. After failing to make the postseason last year, Cashman decided to spend big money in hopes of turning the team around. Unfortunately, most of [...]

Can Yankees’ CC Sabathia Still Be an Impact »

There's seldom good news when a player is ruled out for the rest of the season. For CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees, there's actually very good news in the announcement that he'll miss the remainder of the 2014 season due to impending knee surgery, as noted by Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. Sabathia has been out since mid-May with knee problems. He [...]

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