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New York Yankees Clinch Playoff Berth, Set Up Pitching »

For the 15th time in 16 years, the Yankees are going to the playoffs. After CC Sabathia delivered 8.1 innings of one-run ball for his league-leading 21st victory Tuesday night, the Yankees immediately put their postseason plans into motion. The old axiom says you win with pitching and defense, and the Yankees need to do some juggling to line up [...]

MLB Trade Rumors: The Yankees Should Deal for Joakim »

Trade speculation surrounding the Yankees in recent days has centered on starting pitching, but their most pressing need is bullpen help.   With Joba Chamberlain continuing to falter in the all important eighth inning role and his ERA approaching six, memories of his dominance are fading fast. Joakim Soria, one of the most underrated closers [...]

George Steinbrenner Dies: His 10 Best Moves As Yankees »

George Steinbrenner wasn’t the richest owner in sports, but he was undeniably the most passionate about winning. The most polarizing figure in baseball throughout his 37-year tenure as Yankees’ owner, Steinbrenner died of a massive heart attack early Tuesday morning. He was 80-years-old. All too often today, you hear about small [...]

Arodys Vizcaino, Ex-Yankees Prospect, Excels and »

Javier Vazquez is a free agent after this season, but a reminder of his acquisition may haunt the Yankees long after he’s gone. Arodys Vizcaino, the 19-year-old former Yankees pitching prospect given away in the trade for the embattled Vazquez, is annihilating his competition at Rome, Atlanta’s Single-A affiliate. Vizcaino is 9-3 with [...]

MLB Draft: Reviewing Pinstripe Picks of Years Past »

The NBA Draft is always a much anticipated extravaganza, while the NFL’s selections are so heavily scrutinized that they’ve been thrust into prime time. On the eve of the 2010 MLB Draft, baseball has yet to experience similar success with its entry draft and there are plenty of reasons that explain why. First, there’s a sense of [...]

New York Yankees DH Nick Johnson To Have Surgery: »

Players often fail to live up to their reputations when thrust into the bright New York spotlight.   In this case, the Yankees got exactly what they paid for when they signed designated hitter Nick Johnson.   Ken Rosenthal, FOX Sports senior baseball writer, is reporting that the fragile Johnson will undergo right wrist surgery [...]

Struggling/Hurt Yankees: Top 10 Most Significant to »

Despite a long list of nagging injuries and struggling superstars, the Yankees have not only managed to stay afloat throughout a trying period but have amassed the second best record in baseball—behind only the AL East leading Tampa Bay Rays. In order for their winning ways to continue, the Yankees will need to get healthy and coax [...]

No Returns: Yankees Stuck with Javier Vazquez, Nick »

If Yankees’ GM Brian Cashman purchased Nick Johnson and Javier Vazquez at a department store, he would be frantically searching for his receipt right now. Sorry, no returns.   As the calendar turned to May, Vazquez continued to display the same ineptitude he showed in April as the right-hander was destroyed by a weak-hitting White Sox [...]

Robinson Cano Soars To Stardom for the New York »

Robinson Cano finally gets it, and now he is assaulting opposing pitchers.   The immensely talented second baseman has been beset by immaturity and lackadaisical play at times in the past, but if his torrid start is any indication, those days are over.   Hitting a scalding .407 with eight homers and 17 RBI, Cano leads the AL batting race [...]

Yankees Will Pay the Price for Losing Matsui and Damon »

For the first time in decades, financial constraints may have hampered the Yankees.   Whatever the cause, the Yankees enter 2010 as an inferior team. At least one compared to the unit that won the 2009 World Series.   The everyday lineup suffered the most damage. Allowing both Hideki Matsui and Johnny Damon to leave the Bronx created a [...]

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