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Nova Gets Shelled in 2nd Spring Start: Should the »

Sophomore starter Ivan Nova was rocked today for five runs in the Yankees' 6-1 loss to the Blue Jays. He threw 2 2/3 innings while allowing six hits in the contest. Nova also walked one and served up a two-run homer to Toronto catcher J.P. Arencibia.After taking the loss in Thursday's game, Nova now sits at 0-1 this spring. In 4 2/3 innings, he [...]

MLB Free Agency 2013: Predicting Robinson Cano’s »

Robinson Cano signed a $44 million contract extension with the Yankees prior to the 2008 season with a club option for 2012. After his ridiculous production over the beginning of the contract, it was a no-brainer for the Yankees to pick up his option this offseason.Now that Cano will be entering free agency after the season, it's time for the [...]

New York Yankees: 5 Bold Predictions for Phil Hughes »

Phil Hughes's first start of the spring came Tuesday against the Pirates and much attention was paid to the outing.Although slated to pitch two innings, Hughes reached his pitch count after just 1 1/3 innings. He allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits. He recorded one strikeout and did not walk a batter.When looking at the box score after [...]

MLB Spring Training 2012: Sabathia/Hughes See 1st »

The Yankees were no match for the newly-extended Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates today in Bradenton. To celebrate his new six-year contract with Pittsburgh, McCutchen killed the Yankees for two hits and two RBI.CC Sabathia was given the ball to start the game—his first live game action this spring. He pitched pretty well in two innings of [...]

Position by Position: Where the Yankees Rank in the AL »

The Yankees won 97 games last season in a very tough AL East. They were able to outlast the Rays and Red Sox and win the division by a comfortable six game margin.Despite a shaky rotation consisting of reclamation projects in Freddy Garcia and Bartolo Colon, the Yankees were able to make the playoffs after being written off after a quiet [...]

MLB Spring Training 2012: Pineda Throws 2 Shutout »

The Yankees dropped their first game of the spring today against the Phillies in Bright House Park.Fans got their first chance to see the team's biggest offseason acquisition, Michael Pineda, in his start today against Joe Blanton.Pineda, who has already lost about seven or eight pounds, did not disappoint. In his two scoreless innings, Pineda [...]

MLB Spring Training 2012: A-Rod Homers as Yankees Beat »

It's often difficult to make a Spring Training game exciting, but Alex Rodriguez tried his best to do so today against Roy Halladay and the Phillies.In his first live at-bat in Spring Training, Rodriguez sent the first pitch he saw into the seats for a home run.He hit a double off of Joel Pineiro later on in the contest, and finished the game [...]

MLB Spring Training 2012: Girardi Likes What He Sees »

Much debate has been made as to whether or not Hiroki Kuroda will prove to be a smart signing for the New York Yankees.Many question how his abilities will translate from the weak-hitting NL West to the strong-hitting AL East.On a one-year deal worth just $10 million, though, it's hard to argue with GM Brian Cashman's rationale. After having the [...]

New York Yankees Win 8-5 over Phillies in First »

With an 8-5 win today over the Philadelphia Phillies, Spring Training has officially begun for the New York Yankees.Yesterday, the Yankees defeated the South Florida Bulls 11-0 in an exhibition, but today marks the first official game on the Yankees' long road to No. 28.Ivan Nova got the start for the Yankees, opposing left-handed Cole Hamels.In [...]

Yankees Open Up Spring Schedule with 11-0 Win over »

The Yankees opened up their spring training slate of games today with a semi-impressive 11-0 win over South FloridaThe only reason I say "semi-impressive" is because, well, they played a college team.Almost every regular starter played in the game, with the exception of catcher Russell Martin and second basemen Robinson Cano.Cano is still [...]

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