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Archive for January, 2016

Why 2016 Season Could See Revival of Yankees-Red Sox »

Of ESPN's first 10 announced Sunday Night Baseball telecasts for 2016, five feature either the New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox. Three feature the Yankees and the Red Sox. You can't blame the television guys, even if neither of those teams has won a playoff game in the past two years. ESPN shows the teams they know you'll watch, and no matter [...]

New York Yankees’ Miller, Gardner Trade Leverage »

Good things come to those who wait. When it comes to cashing in their trade assets, that should be the New York Yankees' guiding dogma. All winter, trade whispers have swirled around Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner and reliever Andrew Miller. Yet even as they acquired outfielder Aaron Hicks from the Minnesota Twins and flame-throwing closer [...]

Starlin Castro Will Leave Problems in the Past, »

In Chicago, Starlin Castro was a victim of circumstance. Now, after being traded to the New York Yankees, the shortstop-turned-second baseman should be its beneficiary. There wasn’t a more criticized athlete in Chicago than the Cubs' once-prized shortstop who ended his career with the team as a second baseman before being [...]

Luis Arroyo, Former Yankees Pitcher, Dies at Age 88 »

Former New York Yankees pitcher Luis Arroyo passed away Wednesday at the age of 88 in his home country of Puerto Rico.  According to the Associated Press (via ESPN.com), the pitcher’s daughter said he was diagnosed with cancer in December and died Wednesday. Arroyo was the first Puerto Rican-born player to play for the Yankees, and the [...]

Tyler Olson, Ronald Torreyes to Yankees: Trade »

The New York Yankees acquired Tyler Olson and Ronald Torreyes from the Los Angeles Dodgers for Rob Segedin, per Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.This is the second move from the Dodgers on Tuesday after they announced they traded Joe Wieland to the Seattle Mariners for Erick Mejia.   Olson, a left-handed reliever, appeared in 11 games for the [...]

Joe Girardi Comments on Roles of Aroldis Chapman, Alex »

In a little over a month, pitchers and catchers will report to Tampa, Florida, for the New York Yankees' spring training. Manager Joe Girardi is already figuring out how he'll shuffle around the pitching staff and starting lineup. Despite the fact Aroldis Chapman posted sub-2.00 earned run averages in 2014 and 2015, his arrival all but [...]

Will Chapman-Miller-Betances Trio Really Mask »

For most of the last two years, the New York Yankees specialized in acquisitions that were anything but flashy. Many were useful and some were surprisingly good, but none of them screamed, "Look at us!" Trading for Aroldis Chapman did. That's a Yankee move. He's the type of player you expect them to get, and the over-the-top bullpen of Chapman, [...]