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Archive for April, 2016

Can New York Yankees’ Awful Start Be Saved by »

A week ago, there were serious stories in serious newspapers asking how long the Boston Red Sox should wait before making a managerial change. By Tuesday, the Red Sox were half a game out of first place in the American League East. Baseball's monster division isn't what it once was, and the Red Sox had the extra advantage of four games against [...]

Joe Girardi Says He’d Ban Shifts from Baseball »

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said on Tuesday he would ban shifts in baseball if he was the commissioner of MLB, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPN.com. "It is an illegal defense, like basketball. Guard your man, guard your spot," he said, comparing the shift to basketball's defensive three-second rule, per Marchand. "If I were [...]

Alex Rodriguez Injury: Updates on Yankees Star’s »

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez was removed from Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays with left oblique stiffness. It is uncertain when he will return to action. Continue for updates. Rodriguez Out vs. Rangers Tuesday, April 26 Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reported that Rodriguez will not be in the lineup [...]

Jacoby Ellsbury Steals Home in Yankees’ Win over »

The Jet stole home! The Jet stole home!In this case, "The Jet" was not beloved Sandlot character Benny Rodriguez but the New York Yankees' own Jacoby Ellsbury.With two on and his team trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning Friday night, the center fielder went for it against Tampa Bay Rays lefty Matt Moore.Per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, [...]

Yankees’ Aaron Hicks Unloads Record-Breaking 105 »

Sports, although inherently competitive, are occasionally sprinkled with no-win scenarios.Trying to outrun the fastest outfield throw ever recorded in baseball is one of them.The Oakland Athletics' Danny Valencia probably could have never imagined that, following a Yonder Alonso fly to left field, he'd be pursued in his sprint from third base to [...]

Nick Swisher to Yankees: Latest Contract Details, »

Nick Swisher has fallen on hard times over the last two years, but the former All-Star is getting another chance to revive his career by returning to the New York Yankees.  Per Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, Swisher's minor league deal with the Yankees is official, and he will report to Triple-A Scranton on [...]

Starlin Castro, Didi Gregorius Trades Turned Spare »

It was the first week of the season, a little early for bold statements. But Starlin Castro was already off to a great start with the New York Yankees, so why not? "We want to be the best middle infield we can be," Castro said, referring to his new partnership with shortstop Didi Gregorius. "We want to be the best middle infield in the major [...]

Locked-In Starlin Castro, Healthy Yankees Lineup »

It appears that all the New York Yankees offense needed to get going this season was a one-game warm-up. Also, somebody other than Dallas Keuchel on the mound for the opposition. And now that these two demands have been met, we're seeing just what these Bronx Bombers are capable of. After Keuchel, the reigning American League Cy Young [...]

Luis Severino Under Immense Pressure to Become »

The New York Yankees are doing this right with Luis Severino, trying to lessen the pressure on him to be great right away, even if that pressure is his reality. They're doing this right, even if there is an argument to be made that the 22-year-old will be their best starting pitcher. Severino didn't start Tuesday's Opening Day game [...]

HBO’s John Oliver Rips Yankees Brass for »

Warning: Video contains NSFW language.Come Tuesday, fans won't be gaining entry to Yankee Stadium's Opening Day with print-at-home tickets. Some fans, however, will get to see the New York Yankees face the Houston Astros from behind home plate on the dime of Last Week Tonight's John Oliver—under one condition.The comedian is [...]

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