Masahiro Tanaka dons the cover of Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Baseball Preview. The cover story: “In Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees buy a ready-made ace.” Tom Verducci gives you a closer look at the Yankees new superstar, and goes into detail over what Tanaka’s transition to America has been like. SI issued three additional regional covers with Mike Trout, Robinson Cano and Yadier Molina.
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Posted in Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Media, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Outlook, tagged 2014, Baseball Preview, Masahiro Tanaka, Mike Trout, New No. 1, New York Yankees, Robinson Cano, SI, Sports Illustrated, The Ready-Made Ace, The Yankees Buy A Rare Gem, Tom Verducci, Yadier Molina on March 31, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Breaking News, Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Management, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Opinion, Yankees Organization, Yankees Outlook, Yankees Rumors, Yankees Transactions, tagged Breaking News, Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees, The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on January 22, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Management, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Organization, Yankees Outlook, Yankees: Off the field, tagged Arizona Diamondbacks, Carlos Silva, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Francisco Cervelli, John Sterling, Los Angeles Dodgers, Major League Baseball, Masahiro Tanaka, MLB, New York Yankees, Radio, Suzyn Waldman, WCBS 880 on January 20, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
- Carlos Silva, WCBS 880′s producer/engineer for Yankees games passed away this past Sunday after battling cancer. If you’ve ever listened to John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman on the radio, his name should definitely sound familiar. He was 50 years old.
- Masahiro Tanaka, the big off-season prize faces a 5PM deadline on Friday to choose what team he’d like to play for. According to reports, the Yankees, Dodgers, Diamondbacks, White Sox and Cubs have all made offers to Tanaka. It stated, “most of those were for more than $100 million over six years.” Let’s hope the Yankees land this guy. He’d be a huge asset to both the Bronx Bombers and your fantasy baseball teams.
- The Yankees and Francisco Cervelli have agreed on a one-year contract reportedly worth $700K. Who knew Cervelli was still a thing? This allows him to avoid salary arbitration and he’s back in the picture. Last year, Cervelli fractured his right hand and was suspended 50 games by MLB for violating the league’s drug program, ending the rest of his season.
Posted in Yankee News, Yankees Management, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Opinion, Yankees Organization, Yankees Outlook, tagged Boss, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Free Agency, George M. Steinbrenner III, Hal Steinbrenner, Jacoby Ellsbury, New York Yankees, Off-Season on December 13, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Just when we started to think Hal Steinbrenner was nothing like his father, he starts showing us signs that he may have a little “Boss” in him. Up to this point, the Yankees have acquired three big-time free agents in McCann, Ellsbury and Beltran. Following today’s press conference for Jacoby Ellsbury, Hal was questioned on the recent signing and what the organization had planned for the rest of the off-season. His response: “We’re not done yet.” That’s exactly what Yankees fans wanted to hear. George always put money back in the team because he felt like the New York fans “deserved it”. Lately, Hal has taken over that same sentiment, and I gotta say..it’s nice to hear. I’d bet there might be a few more presents nestled under your Christmas tree this year that you don’t know about.
Years ago, George spoke about letting the “young elephants” into the tent, and it was the beginning of a transitional phase. George knew his reign was coming to an end, and it made the fan base worry if the Steinbrenner family would even still be owners of the ball club after he was gone. Hal and Hank haven’t exactly been the most visible or outspoken owners of the last few years, making an occasional newspaper headline, being seen inside the Steinbrenner box or attending a stadium event. At the same time, I don’t think anyone could possibly fill the void that George left behind. Prior to the 2009 season (George was still alive), the Yankees made a big splash in the off-season with the new ballpark opening up. They brought in CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Mark Teixeira. Even though George wasn’t in complete power at the time, one can look back and say that was “George’s last hurrah.” Looking at the way the Yankees are acting now, maybe Hal and Hank grabbed the ends of those reins that their father left behind.
Posted in Breaking News, Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Injuries, Yankees Management, Yankees Outlook, tagged Carsten Charles, CC Sabathia, Grade 2, Injury, Joe Girardi, Left Hamstring, New York Yankees, Regular Season on September 23, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
The New York Yankees have said that CC Sabathia has a grade 2 left hamstring strain and won’t pitch again this season. Supposedly, CC injured it during his last start but pitched through it. One would have to guess that he kept the injury secret from management, because I doubt Girardi would have kept him out there if he had known. This puts the nail in the coffin for the Yankees season (that’s if you still thought they had a chance).
Posted in Yankee News, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Outlook, tagged 2013, AL Wild Card, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Schedule, September, Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays on September 17, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Time is running out for the 2013 New York Yankees. They’re riding a 4-game losing streak (L10, 4-6) and stand 3.5GB of the AL Wild Card. Here is the remaining schedule:
9/18: @Toronto Blue Jays 7:07PM ET
9/19: @ Toronto Blue Jays 7:07PM ET
9/20: San Francisco Giants 7:05PM ET
9/21: San Francisco Giants 1:05PM ET
9/22: San Francisco Giants 1:05PM ET
9/23: Off day
9/24: Tampa Bay Rays 7:05PM ET
9/25: Tampa Bay Rays 7:05PM ET
9/26: Tampa Bay Rays 7:05PM ET
9/27: @ Houston Astros 8:10PM ET
9/28: @ Houston Astros 7:10PM ET
9/29: @ Houston Astros 2:10PM ET
Posted in Breaking News, Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Humor, Yankees Injuries, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Outlook, tagged Breaking News, Brian Cashman, Derek Jeter, Disabled List, DL, New York Yankees on September 11, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Yankee News, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Outlook, tagged AL Wild Card, American League, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees, Regular Season, Standings, Tampa Bays Ray, Texas Rangers on September 11, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
These are the current American League Wild Card standings. The Yankees now sit two games behind the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays have played poorly of late, dropping 7 of their last 10 games. This is exactly the time for the Yankees to make a move and play catch-up. They’ve got these next two games against the Orioles and then a big three-game series against the Boston Red Sox. At this point in the season, every head-to-head game is crucial. They can’t really afford to lose many more games to the Orioles or Rays with only 17 games left to play in the regular season. If I were a betting man, I wouldn’t say the Yankees have a great chance at making the playoffs..but it’s definitely doable. As I write this post, the Cleveland Indians are losing 5-2 to the Kansas City Royals in the top of the 8th inning. Let’s hope it stays that way.
Posted in Breaking News, Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Management, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Organization, Yankees Outlook, Yankees Rumors, tagged Alfonso Soriano, George A. King III, Joaquin Árias, New York Post, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers on July 23, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Alfonso Soriano last played for the Yankees a decade ago. Prior to the 2004 season, the Yankees dealt Soriano and Joaquin Árias to the Texas Rangers for Alex Rodriguez. Now, with the Yankees struggling offense, the club is in desperate need of some pop in the lineup and are looking to bring our old friend back.
ARLINGTON — In dire need of a bat with thump and an indication the Yankees may believe that Alex Rodriguez isn’t going to play this season, the toothless Bombers are close to acquiring Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs, The Post has learned.
According to a person familiar with the talks, the Cubs will pay the bulk of what is left on Soriano’s contract. He makes $18 million this year and the same for next season.
Posted in Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankee Stadium, Yankees Injuries, Yankees Media, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Opinion, Yankees Outlook, tagged Advanced Age, Derek Jeter, Injury, Left Ankle, media, New York Yankees, No Doubt, Press Conference on April 29, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Last week, Derek Jeter held a pregame press conference with the media prior to the team’s game against the Blue Jays. This was the first time he addressed the media after reinjuring his left ankle. When asked if he’d return to the ball club this season, his response was, “no doubt.” He seemed to answer a lot of questions with that same answer. He went onto say, “when you have doubt, that’s when you’re in trouble.” He didn’t want to make any promises on when he would exactly return, but the general consensus is that it will be after the all-star break.
Derek was upbeat throughout the entire interview. He was cracking smiles and making jokes, so it was nice to see him in good spirits. A media member brought up Derek’s “Advanced Age” and said that maybe that’s why this injury occurred, but Jeter insisted it was just a freak thing. If there’s a player out there that hates sitting on the bench, it’s Derek Jeter. We all know about his great work ethic, his dedication to the team and his will to win. There was another question asking whether he would be able to return to form prior to the injury. Derek responded that he fully expects to play at the same level as he did before. At this point, Jeter is still in a walking boot and remains months away from his return. There wasn’t any real groundbreaking news throughout the conference, but the most important thing you saw was that Derek was very positive about his return.
Posted in Yankee News, Yankees Injuries, Yankees Management, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Opinion, Yankees Organization, Yankees Outlook, tagged AL East, American League, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays on April 24, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Without Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson, the Yankees have certainly held their own thus far. They’re playing above .500, rank towards the top of the league in home runs and they’ve got quality pitching from their rotation. Many of these so-called “experts” picked the Toronto Blue Jays as the favorite to win the AL East crown. Meanwhile, they’re laying in last place and sit 5.5 games back out of first place. These same analysts predicted that the Yankees and Red Sox would finish at the bottom of the division. I know it’s very early in the season, but it just goes to show that these wins occur on the ball field, not on paper. With all of these injured players the Yankees expect to come back at some point this season, there’s a positive outlook surrounding this ball club. So far, so good.
Posted in Breaking News, Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Injuries, Yankees Management, Yankees Outlook, tagged Back Tightness, Injury, Kevin Youkilis, Lyle Overbay, Mark Feinsand, New York Yankees, NY Daily News on April 20, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Kevin Youkilis was removed from the game at the start of the sixth inning, and was replaced by Lyle Overbay at first base. According to Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News, Youk left the game with tightness in his lower back. It doesn’t seem too serious, as he’s watching the game from the dugout in the bottom of the 8th inning. Stay tuned for updates.