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YANKEES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Fan who caught A-Rod’s 3,000th says he’s received threats

Zack Hample, the so-called “professional ballhawk” who gained possession of the ball Alex Rodriguez deposited into the Yankee Stadium outfield seats for his 3,000th hit, claims he has received numerous “scary” threats due to his hard-line stance against freely relinquishing the coveted piece of baseball memorabilia to A-Rod. Hample, 37, tells TMZ that fans have...Read More...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lineup card from A-Rod’s 3,000th hit game selling for big money at auction

Since anything related, no matter how tangentially, to a significant event in sports — especially when it relates to a player or team reaching a significant milestone — can cause the most obsessive memorabilia collectors to get worked up into a frenzy, perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that a lineup card from the game in...Read More The post Lineup card from A-Rod’s 3,000th...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pineda’s Cutter is His Bread and Butter

Michael Pineda has been nothing short of dominant this year. Sure, his 4.08 ERA isn't too dazzling, but with a 2.73 FIP and 2.80 SIERA, it seems as though sequencing and BABIP have hurt him more than poor pitching. Take a glance at Pineda's .349 BABIP — a number 60 points above his career average .279 — and it isn't too difficult to see an overly inflated ERA, especially given...
Via Razzball
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Loss Of Warren Weakens A Yankees Rotation Already Weakend By Sabathia

Before each Yankee series begins, I post the pitching match-ups on the blog's Facebook page. I posted them yesterday evening with the comment, "Definitely not liking the fact that CC Sabathia pitches the opener." Sabathia did nothing to take away my fears, as he pitched poorly again, leading to the Yankees 4-1 loss to the Angels.Then I wake up this morning to even more bad news:...
Via Lady At The Bat
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Odd man out: New York Yankees to send Adam Warren to bullpen

With the return of pitcher Ivan Nova, the New York Yankees knew they had a difficult decision to make. Which starter would be the odd man out and get sent to the bullpen? That answer came early Tuesday morning in the form of right-hander Adam Warren, as first reported by the New York Daily News. After the Yankees 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Monday night, Warren...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury begins rehab stint

It seems like forever since Jacoby Ellsbury took a swing for the New York Yankees, and while he has been out since May 19, he is set to begin his minor league rehab assignment this week and can return to the Yankees as soon as Friday. Ellsbury suffered a freak accident in May against the Washington Nationals when he caught his cleat awkwardly during a swing. Ellsbury’s healing...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The real crime in the AL All-Star voting is that Alex Rodriguez is behind Victor Martinez

The most amazing thing about the updated all-star leaders is not that the Kansas City Royals lost two more starters. How is it that Alex Rodriguez is behind Victor Martinez for to be the designated-hitter in the game? Rodriguez has the better stats and has been playing all season unlike Martinez. Rodriguez is hitting .284 with 15 home runs and 44 RBI. Martinez is hitting .243 with...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees weekend news wrap: Series split, Gardner, Ellsbury and Miller

The New York Yankees were probably happy to leave Houston with a split of their four-game series with the first-place Astros, but the feeling that they could have gained a series victory might sit in their minds as well.In reality, the Astros could be the ones kicking themselves. They actually had the second game of the series in hand as well, leading 2-0 after six innings. If it...
Via Yankees Unscripted
1 day ago  |  Discuss

When Garrett Jones and Carlos Beltran play OF, the 2015 Yankees pay the price for their original sin: Wanting to screw A-Rod

In our brief, recent sight-seeing excursion to the Confederacy, the damned Yankees gave the world two spectacular OF blunders, each worthy of a season ending low-light reel.Saturday night, Carlos Beltran pivoted around neatly to watch a fly ball land over his head and bounce against the wall - a sense of daring-do that would have made Bobby "The Wallflower" Abreu look like Minnie...

Jacoby Ellsbury soon to start rehab games for the New York Yankees

The New York Yankees could really use Jacoby Ellsbury and it is a good thing he is going to start playing rehab games this week. Ellsbury when healthy is the best outfielder the Yankees have and possibly their most consistent hitter. He is one of the best lead-off hitters in all of baseball. The lineup flows when he is in it because of his ability to get on base and steal bases....
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Carlos Correa scores after hitting routine fly ball

Carlos Correa hit what looked like a routine fly ball in the fourth inning of Sunday’s Yankees-Astros game. But this is baseball, and crazy things happen from time to time. Today, Correa’s ball wasn’t caught, and all hell broke loose. It went down in the books as a double and a two base error on center fielder Brett Gardner, who fumbled the ball after it fell between...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

On the hot mess that is Masahiro Tanaka, and why pitchers can't throw at A-Rod anymore

Ladies and gentlemen: the Tanaka face!Have you ever been in one of those tumultuous relationships in which your boyfriend or girlfriend is a hot mess? You know, where you have real passion for the other person, and you think you click with them, but they constantly let you down? But just when you are ready to give up on the relationship, your boyfriend or girlfriend comes sniffing...
Via Subway Squawkers
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees trade rumors: Brandon Phillips edition

As the trade deadline approaches, more and more eyes will be on the New York Yankees to see what trades they will make in order to improve a good, but not great, roster. While the team definitely has some positions covered, one weak spot on the team is second base. By now, most fans will agree that the Stephen Drew experiment has failed. He has provided serviceable defense at the...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Young saves the night, the series, the road trip, maybe the season... and most of all, face

So shoot me. I was wrong about Chris "Forever" Young. Since April, whenever he's come to bat, I'd turn in the direction of Tampa and fart. I've had it with drain-circling ex-Mets, five years past peak foliage, who take a roster slot from a kid who shall never see the light of 100 Yankee at-bats. As a juggalo-level fan, I reserve the right to throw Faygo cola at Yankee teams...

Staggering toward July, and chasing another Wild Card, the Yankees face their annual Cashman culling of the herd

It's easy to over-exaggerate the importance of a Yankee defeat, especially when your psychic existence orbits around the health of - say - Carl Pavano's buttocks. And last night's shutout was as predictable as a sugar hangover on November 1. Watching the Evils coast through the 7th and 8th innings - flailing at first pitches like they had one of A-Rod's private girlie shows to catch...

New York Yankees: Ivan Nova’s solid Yankee debut raises an interesting question

Coming off a three-game losing streak in which the New York Yankees gave up 10+ runs in each loss, Wednesday’s matchup with the Phillies looked like in would end in a sweep, as their ace Cole Hamels was slated to start against Ivan Nova, who hadn’t pitched in the big leagues in 14 months. Especially with how poorly the starters were in that three-game skid, many Yankee fans weren’t...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees 'aren't ruling out' run at Cole Hamels

  The New York Yankees always are lurking.   The Yankees reportedly were out of the hunt for Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels earlier this season, but according to a Newsday report, the Yankees can’t yet be ruled out when it comes to dealing for the left-hander. Newsday’s David Lennon, citing a source, wrote Wednesday that “Despite the significant cost...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Expecting Ivan Nova to boost Yankees’ rotation begs disappointment

What New York Yankees’ right-hander Ivan Nova has accomplished – returning from Tommy John surgery after 14 months away from the game – is undeniably commendable. It takes hard work and determination to rehab from this surgery despite its commonplace. But, it is not fair and completely disillusioned to expect Nova to be anything more than a back-of-the-rotation starter. He’s...
Via Yankees Unscripted
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabathia's Failure To Transition From Ace Status Becoming Costlier & Costlier For Yankees

Full disclosure: I am a big CC Sabathia fan. I’ll forever remember his performance in 2009 in the regular season and the post season. Those two starts against the Angels in the A.L.C.S, the last on three days rest, were the exact reason the Yankees brought him in and paid him well more than any other team was even considering.The fireball throwing, fist pumping, roaring southpaw...
Via Lady At The Bat
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter and girlfriend Hannah Davis reportedly went Dutch on date

One of the benefits to dating a world-famous model — aside from the obvious aesthetic appeal — is that the woman makes plenty of money on her own. As such, you can split the bill on dates. Apparently that’s what Derek Jeter does at times. Jeter and his girlfriend Hannah Davis are vacationing in Italy,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Guy with A-Rod's 3,000th hit ball makes demands to Yankees

The “professional ballhawk” who got his mitts on the ball Alex Rodriguez hit out of the ballpark for his 3,000th hit last Friday at Yankee Stadium made it known on Tuesday exactly what he expects from the New York Yankees if he is to return the coveted piece of historical baseball memorabilia to its arguably...Read More The post Guy who snagged A-Rod’s 3,000th hit ball makes...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Homegrown Adam Warren Likely Headed To Yankees Pen Despite Consistency

Masahiro Tanaka pitched a stinker on Sunday afternoon when he was lit up for 10 hits and 5 ERs in just 5.0 IP.  With that, the award for best pitching performance by a Yankees pitcher goes to: Adam Warren. He hasn't been as purely dominant as Michel Pineda or Nathan Eovaldi, but he has done something neither of them could do:  In his last start (on Friday against Detroit) he gave...
Via Lady At The Bat
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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