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Ten bold predictions for the 2017 Yankees season

This coming Sunday the Yankees will open the 2017 regular season with the first of three games against the Rays in Tampa. I can’t wait. They’re going to play literally the first game of the entire season, you know. The season opener is a 1:10pm ET start on Sunday. There are two other games later that day before the traditional Opening Day around the league Monday. So, with Spring...
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Why Yankees' Aaron Judge really might lose to Aaron Hicks

The New York Yankees have a difficult decision on their hands: Aaron Judge or Aaron Hicks. There's not much time remaining in Major League Baseball spring training 2017.
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2 hours ago

Getting to know Yankees' Jonathan Holder, who may be on verge of winning bullpen spot

Yankees rookie reliever is having a great spring and may be close to securing an Opening Day roster spot.
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3 hours ago

Brett Gardner's horrible, terrible spring is becoming cause for alarm

It's now been 18 months since Brett Gardner made the American League All-Star team as a fourth outfielder. Eighteen months. Lincoln Chafee, Rick Perry and Trump had just launched presidential campaigns. Obama had just announced opening of diplomatic ties with Cuba. That racist ****head had just shot up the black church in Charleston. Just 18 months. Feels like 18 years.In mid-2015...

Why this could be start of the end for Yankees, Jacoby Ellsbury

The New York Yankees demoted center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury in the lineup Tuesday before a Major League Baseball spring training game. It's likely general manager Brian Cashman would like a do-over on Ellsbury's seven-year, $153-million contract. Why this could be the start of the end for Ellsbury in the Bronx.
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3 hours ago

Masahiro Tanaka finally gives up a run in last spring outing

TAMPA — Masahiro Tanaka surrendered his first runs of the spring on Tuesday in a 6-3 loss to the Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field, but the right-hander proclaimed himself ready to go for the regular season. “I think I was able to throw all my pitches with force,” Tanaka said through a translator after...
Via New York Post
8 hours ago

A-Rod gets memed after posting photo in pensive pose

Alex Rodriguez probably had no idea the stir a post of his would cause when he published to Twitter on Tuesday night.Rodriguez, who was released by the New York Yankees last season and is now serving as a baseball analyst, posted the following photo of him in a pensive pose. He  asked the question: “Who will win the World Series this year?” Did people respond with potential...
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Judge homers as Tanaka's perfect spring ends

After watching 31 batters make hard turns back to the dugout, the Tigers finally got to Masahiro Tanaka on Tuesday, interrupting the right-hander's perfect spring in a 6-3 Grapefruit League victory over the Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
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March 28th Camp Notes: Lineup, Ellsbury, Warren, Torreyes

The Yankees lost tonight, in their final home game of the Grapefruit League season. Aaron Judge clocked a solo home run as he continues to battle for the right field job. Tyler Wade also had a single, though his chances of making the Opening Day roster aren’t nearly as good as Judge’s. Gary Sanchez had a hit and a walk, and he also made an error. So did Greg Bird. Earlier tonight...
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Adam Warren falls out as Yankees’ rotation battle down to 4

TAMPA — Slowly, the candidates for the fourth and fifth spots in the Yankees’ rotation are dwindling. Tuesday night Joe Girardi said Adam Warren, who has the most experience in relief among those in the rotation battle, will start the season in the bullpen. With Luis Cessa already sent to the minors, that leaves Luis...
Via New York Post
14 hours ago

Jon Niese and Yankees give each other another chance

TAMPA — Jon Niese is returning to the Yankees. The 30-year-old lefty was released Sunday and signed a minor league deal Tuesday. When they released him, the Yankees said they believe Niese can be valuable when he builds arm strength. It’s likely he will work in the extended spring training program. In six relief outings,...
Via New York Post
14 hours ago

Ellsbury could hit 5th in Opening Day lineup

The Yankees fielded a possible preview of their Opening Day lineup on Tuesday against the Tigers, an order that features Gary Sanchez hitting second, Jacoby Ellsbury fifth, Aaron Hicks in right field and Ronald Torreyes at shortstop.
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14 hours ago

Yankees To Re-Sign Jon Niese To Minors Deal

The Yankees are bringing back left-hander Jon Niese on a minor league contract, reports George A. King III of the New York Post (Twitter link). New York released Niese on Sunday, but the expectation was that he’d quickly rejoin the organization. The 30-year-old Niese had been working to earn a bullpen role with the Yankees prior to Sunday, and it stands to reason he’ll resume...
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16 hours ago

The cases for and against Tyler Wade at shortstop

At some point in the coming days the Yankees will decide how they’re going to replace the injured Didi Gregorius at shortstop for what everyone hopes is only a few weeks. Gregorius suffered a shoulder strain earlier this month and the talk right now is he could return in early-May. Missing April stinks, but at least it wasn’t something more serious. The Yankees have three shortstop...
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19 hours ago

WATCH: Luis Cessa's Michael Kay impression on a Gary Sanchez home run

Watch Luis Cessa's Michael Kay impression on a Gary Sanchez home run in this SPRING60 with YES Network's Matthew Stucko.
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How Matt Holliday can boost the Yankees’ offense in 2017

One of the primary purposes of advanced statistics and tools like Statcast that have emerged in recent years is to better tell a story—the story of a particular player’s season or career. The story of why a team collectively struggles one year and does well the next with little roster manipulation. And sometimes they help tell the story we think we see with our eyes but have...
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New York Yankees: What will happen to Chris Carter?

On Wednesday, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced that Greg Bird would be the team’s starting first baseman.  The former fifth-round pick has earned the role due to his exceptional offensive output this spring; through 47 at bats, he has a .447 batting average and seven home runs.  The fact that he has played so well after missing an entire season recovering from surgery...
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Alex Rodriguez admits his response to PED scandal made him look foolish

Alex Rodriguez had rather harsh criticism over how his PED scandals went down, and it was aimed entirely at himself. Rodriguez addressed a group of University of Miami students at a Thursday luncheon, where he admitted that his conduct during and after his 2013 PED scandal and eventual suspension was rather embarrassing. “I think just being a big jerk, you know?” Rodriguez said...
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Breaking down the New York Yankees’ next ‘big three’

Somehow, the New York Yankees and their young talent have made Spring Training meaningful. The Yanks own the best record in the majors at 19-7, but the real takeaways are the performances the team is getting from the “Baby Bombers.” After putting the league on notice last season, Gary Sanchez has continued to show promise, and both Greg Bird and Gleyber Torres have been exceptional...
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Let’s See What Greg Bird Could Be

The masses are encouraged by Bryce Harper‘s spring. Everyone’s looking for a big bounceback season, so it seems like a good thing that Harper is second in spring-training home runs, with six. Well, Greg Bird is looking for a bounceback season of his own — not because he was bad in 2016, but because he wasn’t anything in 2016. Surgery’ll do that to a player. After Wednesday...
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New York Yankees: Fill-in replacements for Didi Gregorius

The biggest fear for every Major League Baseball club is having one of their players injured during the World Baseball Classic. For the New York Yankees, this is the second time they had one of their star players injured during this tournament. Gregoruis’ shoulder injury is sending flashbacks to 2013 when now retired Yankee first baseman Mark Teixeira injured his wrist during a...
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WATCH: With Didi Gregorious out, who's on shortstop for the Yankees?

On SNY's Loud Mouths, Jon Hein and Sal Licata debate which young player is best suited to fill in for the injured Didi Gregorius at shortstop for the New York Yankees.
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Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius could miss month of April with shoulder injury

According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius may miss the entire month of April due to a right shoulder injury.Hoch previously reported the 27-year-old left Team Netherlands because of this injury. The initial diagnosis was a “hematoma of the subcapsular muscle.” Since then, manager Joe Girardi confirmed Gregorius will not be available come Opening Day...
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Michael Irvin: Texans won’t take over Texas if they land Tony Romo

Even if the Texans land Tony Romo in a trade, the Cowboys will always own the state of Texas. At least that’s the opinion of Michael Irvin.Irvin was on The Dan Patrick Show and expressed confusion as to why Houston had not been more aggressive in its pursuit of Romo. That led to Patrick asking the Dallas legend if dealing Romo within the state would cut into the Cowboys’ fanbase...
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