Should the New York Yankees move Jacoby Ellsbury down in the order?

The New York Yankees will possibly have a new leadoff batter on Opening Day this season. Jacoby Ellsbury told reporters he wanted to talk to manager Joe Girardi to let him know that he would accept a lineup demotion. The 33-year-old center fielder would be demoted from leadoff to the ninth batter in the lineup. This move will break up Ellsbury and Brett Gardner at the top of the...
Via isportsweb.com
34 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Billy McKinney, yet another former first-round draft pick, makes an impression

Nobody cherishes a first-round draft pick like Brian Cashman. There's something about that new car smell, the pristine stool analysis and the shirtless glossy photos. And today's Yankee OF corps is a grave yard a fine home to ex-first rounders. On any given day, we can run a First Round outfield of Blake Rutherford, Aaron Hicks, Jacoby Ellsbury, Aaron Judge, Clint Frazier - (Cito...

Yankees great Dave Winfield: Baseball 'needs' Aaron Judge

Forget the future of the Yankees.  When Dave Winfield sees Aaron Judge -- the towering homers, the pro wrestler build and the wide smile -- he sees what the game's missing. "That's what baseball needs," the Hall of Famer and longtime Yankee told NJ Advance Media outside George M. Steinbrenner Field on Sunday morning. Judge and Winfield chatted a few minutes in the clubhouse...
Via NJ.com
2 hours ago

Why Yankees' Luis Severino lost good changeup in '16, why it's now returning

Yankees manager Joe Girardi has an interesting theory on why Luis Severino lost his changeup last season ... and why it's now been back this spring. TAMPA -- The Luis Severino that was on the mound working two shutout innings for the Yankees on Sunday in a Grapefruit League start probably was the closest thing we've seen in a while to the Luis...
Via NJ.com
3 hours ago

Getting to know Yankees' Billy McKinney, former top prospect who's turning heads again

The Athletics' 2013 first-round draft pick is now a Yankees minor leaguer who may get an opportunity to debut in the majors this year.
Via NJ.com
3 hours ago

How Starlin Castro plans to hold off the young gems on his heels

TAMPA — Starlin Castro isn’t ready to cede his spot to one of the Yankees young infielders just yet. With all the attention being paid to prospects like Gleyber Torres, Jorge Mateo and Miguel Andujar, it’s possible to forget that Castro won’t turn 27 until March — and Didi Gregorius is just a month older....
Via New York Post
10 hours ago

New York Yankees: Young guns on display in Spring Training shows signs of things to come

With Spring Training games under way, we can now start to see the light at the end of tunnel that is the start of the baseball season. The New York Yankees are 2-1 after playing in their first batch of Grapefruit League games this weekend. The Yankees on Friday got a 9-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies and there was plenty of talent on display worth mentioning. Shortstop Didi...
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Another piece of Gleyber Torres trade is turning Yankees heads

TAMPA — Had Billy McKinney not been taken by the A’s with the 24th pick in the first round of the 2013 draft, the Yankees were poised to take the left-handed hitting outfielder from Plano West Senior High School in Texas. With McKinney gone, the Yankees used the 26th pick to select Notre Dame third...
Via New York Post
12 hours ago

Now Luis Severino cuts niceties in Yankees rotation plea

TAMPA — One of baseball’s oldest clichés is missing from Yankees camp. “I’ll do anything to help the team,’’ is uttered often when a player or pitcher is asked what position he wants to play, where he would like to hit in the order and whether he prefers being a starter or reliever. That hasn’t...
Via New York Post
13 hours ago

Severino says changeup key to his success

Luis Severino showed flashes of brilliance as a starter two years ago, then struggled mightily once handed a rotation spot the next spring. The difference, the Yankees believe, was directly related to the dwindling confidence in his changeup.
Via Yankees.com
17 hours ago

A-Rod on Hall of Fame: “I have a unique situation”

On paper, one could say that, arguably, Alex Rodriguez has had one of the better baseball careers of the last however many years.Of course, there are those pesky steroid allegations (and the one admission) that will, more than likely, keep him out of the Hall of Fame…at least for a little while.And you know what, he would agree.“Everyone’s dream is to end up in the Hall of...
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Starlin homers, Severino sharp in win vs. Jays

Luis Severino looked sharp in his opening bid to secure a rotation spot and Starlin Castro homered as the Yankees defeated the Blue Jays, 7-2, in Grapefruit League action Sunday at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
Via Yankees.com
20 hours ago

MLB union head says page turned on Levine spat over Betances

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The head of the baseball players' union says ''that page has been turned'' in the spat regarding New York Yankees President Randy Levine and what he said about reliever Dellin Betances' agents. Levine had called Betances a victim of ''over-the-top demands based on very little sense of reality'' by his representatives at an arbitration hearing on Feb 18. The Yankees...
Via Associated Press
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clark: Betances concentrating on season

Dellin Betances has turned the page following his arbitration hearing with the Yankees and is channeling his energy toward helping his teammates win ballgames, according to Tony Clark, the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association.
Via Yankees.com
23 hours ago

New York Yankees: Chase Headley needs to produce or he will be out of New York

The position that the New York Yankees need to improve on this season is third base. Chase Headley, 32, is the Yankees’ starting third baseman and has not produced to the team’s expectation so far. Last season was one of Headley’s worst offensive seasons of his career. He had a .253 batting average, 14 home runs, and 51 RBIs. It was not until May 12th that Headley got his first...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka prepares for Tuesday start with simulated game

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) New York Yankees scheduled opening-day starter Masahiro Tanaka threw 74 pitches off a bullpen mound and during a simulated game Thursday in preparation for his first spring training appearance next week. The Japanese right-hander threw 30 pitches over two innings against Chase Headley, Brett Gardner and Chris Carter in the simulated game. He gave up a single to...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Memphis coach Josh Pastner describes the pressure of replacing John Calipari

At some point in the not too distant future, some crazy person is going to try to do the impossible and replace John Calipari at Kentucky. At 58-years-old, Coach Cal won’t be around Lexington forever and when he does step aside (either through retirement, or by going to the NBA), someone will have massive shoes to fill.It’s a situation that one man already knows well: Josh Pastner...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

WATCH: New York Yankees Camp Report: Justus Sheffield and Clint Frazier

SNY's Sweeny Murti checks in on New York Yankees top prospects Justus Sheffield and Clint Frazier, who worked out in Tampa on Wednesday.
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeter takes top Yankees prospects to dinner

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Top New York Yankees prospects met Derek Jeter for dinner. Since his retirement following the 2014 season, Jeter has gone to dinner every spring training with the group attending ''Captain's Camp.'' Pitchers Justus Sheffield and James Kaprielian were among 20 prospects who dined Tuesday night and got to ask questions. ''You could hear a pin drop,'' Sheffield...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alex Rodriguez mentors Yankees, says he's definitely retired

Alex Rodriguez talks about his new role as a mentor for the New York Yankees and their young prospects, and declares that he's officially retired.
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees dramatically increase ticket prices for Derek Jeter Night

The New York Yankees will hold Derek Jeter Night on Mother’s Day, May 14. And if fans want to be the ballpark for the momentous event, it’s going to cost them.The highly anticipated pregame event, where Jeter will have his No. 2 jersey retired and be enshrined in Monument Park, has prompted the Yankees to dramatically inflate ticket prices for the evening tilt against the Houston...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chase Headley batting practice round

Watch another round of Chase Headley's batting practice at Spring Training.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The "new" New York Yankees take the field in Tampa

SNY's Sweeny Murti reports from New York Yankees spring training, as newcomers Matt Holliday and Chris Carter work out for the first time with their new teammates.
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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