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Yankees Phenom Luis Severino Too Good to Be Traded for »

NEW YORK — Kids are all the rage in the major leagues these days, to the point that one scout was saying this week he'd rather have 20-year-old Carlos Correa than just about any player in the game. "Not for the future," he said. "For now." So what's wrong with the New York Yankees relying on a 21-year-old starting pitcher? Nothing. Nothing [...]

What Was the Last MLB “Superteam” to »

NEW YORK — The best team ever didn't win. No, that's not right. By definition, the best team ever is one that won. However, the "BEST TEAM EVER!" didn't. It was the 2011 Boston Red Sox, and we know it now as the team that collapsed in a mess of beer and fried chicken. But the day before Opening Day, we knew it as the team the Boston Herald [...]

Alex Rodriguez Hits All-Time Record 25th Grand Slam »

Alex Rodriguez padded his record for most grand slams in MLB history Tuesday night, when he crushed the ball just right of center field for a go-ahead blast.It was the 25th grand slam of his career, and it gave the New York Yankees a 5-4 lead over the Minnesota Twins in the seventh inning of an 8-4 win. Rodriguez is now two grand slams ahead [...]

Bryan Mitchell Injury: Updates on Yankees »

New York Yankees pitcher Bryan Mitchell was in the middle of a scary scene Monday, when a line drive off the bat of the Minnesota Twins' Eduardo Nunez struck him in the face.  He has been diagnosed with a "small nasal fracture," according to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.  Continue for updates. Mitchell Leaves Game [...]

MLB-Best Yankees, Blue Jays Division Battle Will Go »

The New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays opened a three-game series Friday with everything on the line, and they finished it Sunday with nothing settled. That's how it's going to be in the American League East: back and forth, tit for tat, right down to the wire. Simply put, we're watching the best division battle in baseball unfold. For a [...]

Masahiro Tanaka’s Clutch Complete Game Provides »

Momentum is such a fickle thing in Major League Baseball. While the narrative and storyline that comes along with it feed the public’s interest and make for good radio, column and bar-stool fodder, the truth is momentum in that sport shifts from day to day, inning to inning and even batter to batter. All the momentum in the [...]

MLB Rumors: Why the New York Yankees Should Avoid »

The New York Yankees have had trouble finding consistency at second base all season. There have been small sparks of offensive production and defensive flair from both Stephen Drew and Brendan Ryan here and there, but overall, second base has been the biggest flaw in New York's starting lineup this year. While an infield upgrade would be nice for [...]

Yankees Lose Record Streak of 2,665 Games Without »

The New York Yankees were held scoreless by the Toronto Blue Jays pitching staff Saturday and Sunday, marking the first time in an MLB-record 2,665 games that the Bronx Bombers have been shut out in consecutive contests, per MLB Stat of the Day. Blue Jays pitcher David Price tossed seven scoreless innings during Saturday's 6-0 victory, then fellow [...]

Yankees’ Division Title Hopes Suddenly in Big »

If they aren't mashing the panic button in New York, they're at least tapping it forcefully. Yes, the New York Yankees enter play Monday as the first-place team in the American League East, a position they've held since July 3. But after a disheartening sweep at the hands of the hard-charging Toronto Blue Jays, the Bronx Bombers' division [...]

Luis Severino’s Solid Debut Flashes Potential to »

From the perspective that it didn't lead to a win, Luis Severino's major league debut was a failure. From just about every other perspective, however, it was a success. Severino may not have led the New York Yankees to victory, but he looked the part of a pitcher who could lead them to a handful of must-have wins in what's left of the 2015 [...]

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