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Alfonso Soriano Robs Manny Machado With Sick Jumping »

New York Yankees left fielder Alfonso Soriano has made his mark in the Bronx with his bat, belting 15 home runs with 47 RBI in just 45 games since his trade from the Chicago Cubs. But on Thursday night, he absolutely shined on the other side of the ball. With no outs in the top of the eighth inning and the Baltimore Orioles down 5-2, [...]

Wild 9-8 Win by Red Sox over Yankees Shows Why Rivalry »

They had them right where they wanted them. Well, sort of. The New York Yankees suffered a heartbreaking 9-8 loss at the hands of the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, dealing a blow to their playoff hopes.  The Yankees looked like a beaten team as the Red Sox built a 7-2 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh. However, after a 34-minute [...]

American League All-Stars Pay Homage to Legendary »

New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera will be participating in his 13th and final MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, and his American League teammates paid homage to him in fitting fashion. In a pose that suggests reverence, some of the game's greats, including Robinson Cano, Miguel Cabrera, David Ortiz and Felix Hernandez, seemingly look down in [...]

Will Yankees’ Brian Cashman Make Big Trade »

Tuesday was not a very good day for the New York Yankees, and for general manager Brian Cashman.First, they learned that first baseman Mark Teixeira—who missed the first two months of the season with a partially torn tendon sheath in his right wrist—would need another DL stint for ongoing wrist concerns.Teixeira was hitting only .151 [...]

Yankees’ CC Sabathia Reestablishes Ace Status »

Heading into Friday night's game with the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia hadn't logged a victory in the entire month of May.In fact, after he gave up seven runs in seven innings to the Tampa Bay Rays on May 26, Sabathia talked about the need to pick his game up.“I’m hurting the team,” Sabathia told [...]

Pros and Cons of Joba Chamberlain Getting One More »

New York Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain was asked a seemingly innocuous question on Tuesday following his one-inning outing against the Philadelphia Phillies in a Grapefruit League game.His answer sparked a series of sarcastic comments and created fodder for the local papers.Chamberlain worked a relatively clean fourth inning against the [...]

5 Creative Fixes for the New York Yankees’ »

The New York Yankees have put themselves about as far behind the 8-ball as one can be following two consecutive losses to the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium in the ALCS.Only three teams have ever rallied from an 0-2 deficit since the League Championship Series went to a seven-game format in 1985 (1985 Royals and Cardinals, 2004 Red Sox).While [...]

MLB Free Agency: Will Yankees Take Big Josh Hamilton »

While this year's crop of free agents doesn't quite have the marquee-style names that adorned last year's free-agent list, there are some players of intrigue that will draw considerable interest—most notably Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton.Hamilton is currently leading the majors in both home runs and RBI, and he is on track to play [...]

New York Yankees Show Tremendous Class in Honoring Red »

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox have met a total of 2,109 times during their storied rivalry that dates back to 1901. In spite of the heated nature of the rivalry, the Yankees showed their class in honoring a Red Sox icon on Monday night.When the news passed through the baseball world that former Red Sox shortstop and manager Johnny Pesky [...]

A.J. Burnett Trade Rumors: Why His New York Yankees »

New York Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett's experience in the Big Apple appears to have run its course.According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates are currently mired in negotiations that would have the Yankees shipping Burnett and a considerable wad of cash to the Steel City.Apparently, Yankees GM Brian [...]

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