The New York Yankees were never going to go there.
No way. No how. No chance.
Having finally smartened up after being burned by gigantic, seemingly never-ending deals in its recent past, the most successful franchise in American sports history finally said no.
“They weren’t going to go there again,” a source told the New York Daily News in December 2013, the week second baseman Robinson Cano, one of Major League Baseball’s best players at the time, signed a megadeal with the Seattle Mariners worth $240 million over 10 years.
With massive nine-figure deals for ...
Through the first five weeks of the 2015 season, the New York Yankees looked good. Like, really good. Legitimately good.
... Too good.
Sure enough, what tends to happen with teams that look too good has happened to the Yankees. After starting off with a 21-12 record that had them leading the American League, they now find themselves at 24-22 and looking up at four other teams on the AL totem pole. Still good, but certainly not as good.
If you're just now joining us, this is the result of a market correction of sorts—one that hit the ...
The New York Yankees lost their 10th game in the last 11 contests on Sunday, falling to the Texas Rangers 5-2. Starter Chris Capuano lasted only 4.1 innings, and the offense could only muster four hits off Yovani Gallardo, who came into the game losing four of his last five starts.
This performance was not nearly as bad as Friday's defensive meltdown or Saturday's debacle—which outfielder Brett Gardner described as "embarrassing" to reporters after that 15-4 loss—but it was a loss just the same.
To make matters worse, this is the Rangers ...
Garrett Jones pitched.
Got that? Garrett Jones, backup first baseman and backup designated hitter, pitched Saturday.
For the New York Yankees.
In a real game.
And he was their most effective arm.
Garrett Jones lived out his dream...and it was awesome. He was our best pitcher of the day...and that's sad.
— Delia Enriquez (@dfiregirl4) May 23, 2015
You can look at Garrett Jones' 1 HR on Memorial Day weekend as bad or glass half full the most by any #Yankees pitcher
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) May 23, 2015
Garrett Jones named as Thursday starter.
— Jeff Bradley (@JerseyJBradley) May ...
New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury was forced to exit the team's May 19 game against the Washington Nationals with a knee injury and was placed on the 15-day disabled list, though he is unlikely to return when eligible.
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Ellsbury Unlikely to Return When Eligible After Being Placed on 15-Day DL
Saturday, May 23
"Do I think we'll get him in 15 days? No," [manager Joe] Girardi said, courtesy of MLB.com's Bryan Hoch. "Do I think it'll be a real long DL stint? No. But as I've said all along, it's going ...
Officially, the New York Yankees will be in the capital over the next two days for a two-game series against the Washington Nationals.
But they can also do some window shopping while they're there, with one particular item at the top of their wish list: Bryce Harper. It'll likely be a while before the Yankees actually have a shot at him, but this is their chance to at least imagine how great he would look in pinstripes.
The first and only time the Yankees got an up-close look at Washington's young right ...
For all of the non-talking baseball players do during their playing days, it's ironic how chatty and controversial they get after exiting the field for the final time and are trying to sell their own piece of media.
Jorge Posada, one of the great New York Yankee catchers in franchise history, is the latest to stroll this road as he pumps his autobiography The Journey Home: My Life in Pinstripes. While promoting the book Wednesday on CBS This Morning, Posada waxed high and mighty on performance-enhancing drugs and where players who have ...
With five weeks of the 2015 MLB season complete, we've gotten a pretty good look at the post-Derek Jeter New York Yankees. And sappiness be damned, they just don't quite look the same without him.
There's one way, however, that this has been a very, very good thing.
With Jeter safely retired—and evidently disconnected altogether—Yankees skipper Joe Girardi has an option that eluded him in The Captain's final season in 2014: The option to place center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury and left fielder Brett Gardner in the top two spots in the lineup. ...
New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda struck out 16 batters in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles, setting a franchise record for the most strikeouts without any walks in a single game, per ESPN Stats & Info.
The 26-year-old improved to 5-0 on the season, allowing one run on six hits over seven innings, with a second-inning home run off the bat of Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy responsible for that lone run.
Pineda threw 81 of his 111 pitches for strikes, getting 21 called strikes, 22 swinging strikes, 27 foul balls ...
If there were any doubts about which pitcher anchors the New York Yankees' starting staff, Michael Pineda answered them Sunday.
The big right-hander defined dominant in a 6-2 win over the division-rival Baltimore Orioles, allowing one earned run in seven innings with no walks and an eye-popping 16 strikeouts.
That's the second-most punch-outs in a single game in the Yankees' storied history, per MLB.com's Danny Knobler. It brought Pineda's strikeout total for the season to 54 in 46.1 innings. Pair that with a 2.72 ERA and 1.010 WHIP, and you've got an ace ...