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Derek Jeter’s Retirement Ceremony Announced by »

New York Yankees fans will want to clear their calendars on Sept. 7 as the team will celebrate the career of Derek Jeter. The Yankees announced on their official website that they will be honoring their retiring captain before the final game of a three-game series with the Kansas City Royals. New York will also be giving every fan at Yankee [...]

Making the Case for New York Yankees to Be Sellers at »

Imagine an alternate world for the New York Yankees. It's the All-Star break in 2014, Derek Jeter's still retiring at season's end and domestic beer still costs $9 at the Stadium. But in this reality, they did not make the postseason in 17 of the last 19 years. Imagine that from 1995-2013 they didn't win five World Series titles, and [...]

3 Blockbuster Deals Brian Cashman Should Be Proposing »

Something has to be done with this New York Yankees team before a realistic playoff push can be made. Brian Cashman has a tall task ahead of him. His roster is aging, decrepit and has few big-time assets to deal. His starting pitchers are nearly all on the mend, and the big money he spent this offseason really hasn't delivered that great of a [...]

Yankees: 3 Holes New York Must Address at the Deadline »

With the All-Star break over and done with, the New York Yankees find themselves with a .500 record and in third place in the American League East as the second half of the season gets underway. Somehow, New York is within striking distance of a playoff spot, but it will need to make some changes come the trade deadline if it is to have any hope [...]

All-Star Break Stock Up, Stock Down for the New York »

With the first half of the MLB season finally concluded and the trade deadline just over two weeks away on July 31, the focus on a team's minor league system will start to shift. Teams will spend time re-evaluating the top players in their system and will look for ways to improve their big league club. The New York Yankees find themselves in a [...]

New York Yankees’ Trade Deadline Big Board: »

At baseball's halfway point, just 20 percent of the New York Yankees pitching staff remains since Opening Day. Common sense, emotion, statistics and sabermetrics would all tell you the Bombers are doomed with four of their five starters on the disabled list. FanGraphs gives New York just an 11.4 percent chance of making the playoffs. But this [...]

Jordan Brand Rolls out Moving ‘RE2PECT’ »

Jordan Brand released a new, star-studded tribute on Monday to pay homage to Derek Jeter, one of the company’s longest sponsored athletes.  Titled “RE2PECT,” the spot shows a veritable army of athletes, coaches and pop culture icons tipping their caps to the 40-year-old New York Yankee, who will retire this year after [...]

Rumors: Odds of a Possible New York Yankees Trade »

The New York Yankees 2014 season was dealt a serious blow Thursday with the news that starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has a small tear in his UCL. Tanaka will be out at least six weeks while he attempts to rehab and if that doesn't go as planned, Tommy John surgery is the next option. The Yankees' playoff hopes were already on a bit of shaky [...]

For Masahiro Tanaka, Injury Is About His Mechanics, »

Masahiro Tanaka may have been a high-priced addition to the New York Yankees last offseason, but he's been an invaluable pitcher through the first half of the season. With CC Sabathia out for this season with knee problems and several others lost to injury, Tanaka has carried the team on his unhittable splitter. Now, his arm has come up sore and [...]

Yankees’ Mark Teixeira Has 3rd-Most Multi-Homer »

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira recorded the 37th multi-homer game of his career in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians, giving him the third-most multi-homer games by a switch-hitter in MLB history, per MLB Stat of the Day on Twitter. Mickey Mantle and Chipper Jones are the only switch-hitters with more multi-homer games, [...]

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