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Mark Teixeira: How N.Y. Yankees Slugger Can Crush »

The infield shift is one of the most effective yet frustrating strategies used in sports. Originally used by Cleveland Indians Manager Lou Boudreau to halt Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams, the infield shift has given baseball fans fits.It has done so because the infield shift is a self-licking ice cream cone, surviving only because of [...]

Travis Hafner: How Slugging DH Could Help NY Yankees »

On Thursday, Andrew Marchand of ESPN reported the New York Yankees acquired veteran slugger Travis Hafner.From Marchand: "Sources said Hafner, who also can play first base, will receive a one-year, incentive-laden deal."This pending move may be a head-scratching affair for Yankees fans wanting this team to sign younger, less injury-prone [...]

Could Francisco Cervelli Ignite Aging N.Y. Yankees in »

Colorful New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli is a man of steadfast grit, inspiring hustle and high-octane passion. A fan favorite in the Bronx, this Venezuelan/Italian native boasts a pesky bat and a solid knack for handling pitching staffs. Yet, for all of Cervelli’s upside, the 26-year-old backstop’s pro career has been a [...]

Tyler Austin: Why Yankees’ Prospect Has Shot to »

New York Yankees prospect Tyler Austin was not a well-known player at the start of the 2012 season. But in less than one year, Austin has steadily risen through the Yankees' ranks to become the No. 3 prospect in the organization. Still just 22, this 6’2”, 200-pound Georgia native is a speedy athlete with steadfast lumber and an [...]

Could Yankees Swing Blockbuster Deal for Top MLB »

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has taken significant heat this winter from two key sources of the Pinstripes' fan base. The first camp wants to see the Yankees make a huge splash in free agency. The second camp wants to see Cashman stay the course by home growing prospects and getting below the luxury tax. Perhaps one monster deal [...]

Is Hot-Hitting NY Yankees Prospect Getting Snubbed? »

Sometimes the leaders of big league teams make roster moves that leave the fans scratching their heads.Applied to the New York Yankees, it seems odd that 28-year-old prospect Ronnier Mustelier has been left off the Pinstripes' 40-man roster.Mustelier is a 5'10", 210-pound utility player who defected from Cuba in 2011.A smooth-hitting righty [...]

N.Y. Yankees: Is Andy Pettitte’s Protégé »

In 1993, the Topps baseball card company released its now-famous Bowman card set.This set featured the rookie card of New York Yankees left-handed pitching prospect Andy Pettitte.The back of Pettitte’s rookie card foresaw great things to come for the Pinstripes: The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Andy is anything but petite. A high-80’s fastball [...]

Could NY Yankees’ Trio Shatter Record Books in »

Just a month and change remains before the thrilling kickoff to spring training 2013.As the thump and thwack and crunch of cleats scurry through our imaginations, questions remain regarding what the everyday lineup for the New York Yankees will look like this campaign. One thing fans do know, however, is that Derek Jeter, Ichiro Suzuki and [...]

Are New York Yankees’ Fans at Odds over »

The New York Yankees won the American League East and appeared in the ALCS in 2012. Still, there seems to be a sharp divide between three camps of Yankees' fans regarding the direction this proud MLB franchise should take in the future. These camps are the subject of this feature. Meet Team George The first camp of Yankees' fans seems to miss [...]

7 Rock-Solid Players New York Yankees Should Save »

Recently, ESPN writer David Schoenfield wrote a detailed feature about the New York Yankees and their success in spite of old age. Rebuking doomsayers, Schoenfield time-traveled 18 seasons (to when Jack McDowell wore pinstripes) to show why it would be unwise to count the Yankees out in 2013. Absorbing the chart Schoenfield provides in his [...]

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