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New York Yankees: A-Rod disrupts spring training with early return

New York Yankees previous third basemen, Alex Rodriguez, decided to surprise everyone (yet again) and show up 3 days early to spring training. While this is usually a welcomed gift to teams, Rodriguez proves to be a different story. This unannounced arrival caught both the public relations staff, and the team by surprise, creating chaos, and proving that the once legendary A-rod...
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Yankees Trying to Avoid Paying ARod

Here’s something out of the ordinary, the Yankees NOT wanting to hand out money. Reports … The post Yankees Trying to Avoid Paying ARod appeared first on
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Forget His Diet, Mark Teixeira's Hitting Approach Is NO FUN

Mark Teixeira's "no-fun" diet has become the talk of Spring Training.  Fans and media alike have been talking non-stop about it, which includes no dairy, no sugar and no gluten.  Teixeira hopes that the diet will help him avoid inflammation and, thus, keep him on the field in 2015. He also hopes it will help bring him back to what he hasn't been since 2011: A 30HR, 100RBI man.He...
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Player Profile #39: Jacoby Ellsbury | OF | NYY

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! Oddly enough, one of the worst things Jacoby Ellsbury ever did for his fantasy value was hit 32 HR in 2011. We know he’s not a 30-homer hitter, but then again I believe it was Ron Shandler who said, “once you display a skill, you own it,” so by that logic Ellsbury is a 30-homer hitter. Not that 30...
Via Baseball Professor
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Hank Aaron 'rooting' for Alex Rodriguez to succeed in return

Alex Rodriguez has a lot more enemies than friends these days, but he gained a powerful ally earlier this week.   Hall of Famer Hank Aaron told Newsday in a recent interview that he hopes the disgraced New York Yankees slugger has a successful return to baseball this season. “I am rooting for him,” Aaron said, via Newsday. “Despite all of the things that people say he had...
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New York Yankees Prospect Profile: Rob Refsnyder

  When Robinson Cano decided to leave the Bronx and sign with the Seattle Mariners, the Yankees were left with an immediate need at second base, which couldn’t be found in their minor league system at the time. Players like Brendan Ryan, Stephen Drew, Brian Roberts, Kelly Johnson, and Martin Prado were all brought in last season to hold down the fort, but not one of them did...
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What In the Hal Are the Yankees Doing?

New York Yankees former owner George Steinbrenner Late Sunday night I was told by an MLB reporter who has been covering the New York Yankees for over a decade, “there will be a deal done Monday morning and the Yankees are all in on this (Yoan Moncada) kid.” As it turned out, the Yankees “all-in” wasn’t enough. From all indications the team’s ownership put a cap on what...
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Yankees showcase burgeoning youth movement with new heir to 3B Chase Headley

YES DRIVEL CHANNEL_ (Tampa) At 39, slugger Alex Rodriguez can't be expected to play third base forever. And some fans may have wondered what the Bronx Bombers have in store as "A-Rod's" long-term heir apparent. Well, world, relax! Because yesterday, fans got a glimpse of the future, when young Chase Headley - up from the (cough) league last year - took grounders at third alongside...

A-Rod still wants Yankees' starting third base job

Alex Rodriguez may have been penciled in as the team’s backup third baseman and designated hitter by the powers-that-be with the New York Yankees, but that does not mean he’s happily going to relinquish his spot in the field without putting up a fight. Rodriguez, who made waves Monday by showing up to spring training...Read More The post Alex Rodriguez unwilling to relinquish...
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Cubs hire Manny Ramirez, Kevin Youkilis as consultants

The ties between the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox are almost too obvious to continue mentioning at this point.   The Cubs announced Tuesday they’ve hired former Red Sox sluggers Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis as consultants. Ramirez will serve as a hitting consultant, and Youkilis was hired as a scouting and player development consultant. The move is part of the Cubs...
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Yoan Moncada and the Yankees Odd Spending Habits

When the New York Yankees make a signing, it is big news in baseball. When the Yankees fail to make to a big signing, it is even bigger news. The Yankees targeted Yoan Moncada. They worked him out multiple times. They offered the potential star $25 million, willing to commit $50 million with penalties, showing […]
Via Fangraphs
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Report: Yankees 'fuming' over A-Rod's early arrival

Alex Rodriguez arrived early to the New York Yankees’ spring training facility in Tampa, Fla. this week. A-Rod was scheduled to show up with the rest of the position players on Wednesday, but he got to work on Monday instead. The team must have been so proud, right? Wrong. Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily...Read More
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CC Sabathia gained weight on purpose

The days of the skinny CC Sabathia are over. You can now welcome back the overweight ace with whom you are more familiar. Sabathia showed up to Yankees spring training on Friday weighing 305 pounds, which is at least 10 percent heavier than he was the past two seasons. “I lost a bunch of weight...Read More
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Scott Baker – Most Important Player Not on Yankees 40 Man Roster

The New York Yankees will need a lot to go right in order to be contenders for the 2015 season. CC Sabathia and his recent weight gain will have to stay healthy and effective. Michael Pineda and Mashiro Tanaka will likely have to avoid major injury, while Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez try to capture glory days one last time. While bit players like Chris Young and Garrett Jones...
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Major League Baseball finally did it: It has destroyed the once dominant franchise known as the New York Yankees

Congratulations, MLB. You won. For 50 years, you envied the NFL on key element: Pro football had no Yankees. If only you could destroy the one franchise that dominated all others, make all the teams equal, then you could maximize profits. Your plan was so tight, so clean, so perfect: Apply Ayn Rand capitalism to the revenue side, and assign the expenses to socialism. No limits...

Jeffrey Maier’s Glove Sells for over $22,000 at Auction

Some of you are too young to remember when Jeffrey Maier made headlines around the sports world with an ill-fated attempt to catch a fly ball during the New York Yankees-Baltimore Orioles AL Championship series back in 1996. Here’s some of the back story. With the Yankees trailing Baltimore 4-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning of Game 1 of the series, shortstop Derek Jeter hit...
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Answers to all your questions about the Yankees this spring

Should the Yankees use a sixth starter?Why not? Once you get past CC, Pineda and Tanaka, you're looking at the entire population of Delaware. Each of the "Big Three" is a ticking time bomb. Then it's Adam Warren, Bryan Mitchell, Chris Capuano, Esmil Rogers, Scott Baker, Chase Whitley - you there, in the yellow shirt - come on down! We can have a 10-man rotation. Where the hell is...

Glove used to catch 1996 Derek Jeter homer sells for $22K

  NEW YORK — The glove Jeffrey Maier used to pull Derek Jeter’s famous home run over the wall during the 1996 American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles has been sold at auction for $22,705.   Heritage Auctions says the glove was purchased by an anonymous collector Saturday night, with no mention of what the buyer plans...
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Roundtable: What moments should be covered in the ESPN movie?

Earlier this week we spoke with the author of Those Guys Have All The Fun, Jim Miller, regarding the news that he was writing a screenplay for the movie adaptation of the oral history.  Miller has been coy about which era of ESPN’s 35+ year history would make it to the silver screen.  Given there’s so many important moments and interesting stories from the goings on within...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

CC Sabathia gained 30 pounds during the offseason

Maybe saying that C.C. Sabathia was “skinny” last season is simplifying things just a little bit. But Sabathia did get into better shape, dropping 30 pounds and turning up to Spring Training looking downright in shape. Here’s a pic of Sabathia from last spring. VIERA, FL – MARCH 11: CC Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees throws a pitch in the third inning of a game...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Girardi: Despite uncertainties Yankees “have a chance to be really good”

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi held his Spring Training opening press conference Friday and the theme was uncertainty with a measure of confidence. The issues that surround the club are numerous; what’s the physical health of the team, can the middle of the lineup produce, how will the new faces mesh with the old, who will close games, what’s the batting order, can Alex...
Via Yankees Unscripted
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Retire #51

Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle, DiMaggio, Berra. Yankee legends dot Monument Park, their numbers and facsimiles added to the historic walk that brings pride to every NY fan. While these players will forever be remembered as some of the greatest in baseball, there is a new generation of legends headed to Monument Park this year. Andy Pettitte, Yankee prized pitcher, and Jorge Posada, one of...
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2015 season preview: New York Yankees

The Yankees have finished in third and second place, respectively, during the past two seasons. As you know, that doesn’t cut it in the Bronx. Yet general manager Brian Cashman apparently had little to spend this winter, after throwing big money at four top free agents last year. Will the Yankees suffer for not getting an ace-caliber starter during the offseason? Or is Cashman...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Chris Capuano: Rotation filler

The New York Yankees signed Chris Capuano to a one-year, $5 million contract to be the fifth starter for at least the beginning of the 2015 season. The role of the fifth starter is a tenuous one; falter and there is always a guy ready to take the spot. In Capuano’s case there are several.Only a select few teams anticipate much from their fifth starter other than innings, and that’s...
Via Yankees Unscripted
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The Yankees Need To Fully Commit To A Six-Man Rotation

In their first piece of on-the-field baseball news this year, pitching coach Larry Rothschild said yesterday that the Yankees are considering using a six-man rotation in the early part of the season.He and the team are concerned about the stretch of 30 games in 31 days that begins on April 17th.  They are particularly worried about how certain pitchers will handle that stretch...
Via Lady At The Bat
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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