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Undefeated, untied and unbowed: The POSITIVE Saturday spin cycle

By now, you know that Aaron Judge yesterday homered off the top of the super-electro scoreboard at Steinbrenner Field, putting him in the company of the great Zolio Almonte, (currently seeking gainful employment) who twice wowed sun-frying grapefruit snowbirds on opening day of spring with long balls powered by hope. The '17 Yankees are perfect, and if anyone sez otherwise, get...

Wow! Yankees Baby Bombers already looking like real deal

Yankees' young guns accounted for seven hits, six of extra bases, plus seen RBIs in Thursday's win over the Phillies. TAMPA -- How about those Baby Bombers? We've been hearing the Yankees and scouts and everyone else talk 'em up, and what do you know, one game into spring training baseball they're already starting to live up to the hype. The...
Via NJ.com
1 hour ago

What to make of Yankees' Bryan Mitchell, Luis Cessa having perfect first outings

Maybe the race for the Yankees' open rotation spots will become intriguing, after all. TAMPA -- There are no favorites for the openings in the Yankees' starting rotation, manager Joe Girardi has been saying, and while I don't totally buy it, this five-righties-or-two-spots competition is at the very least wide open. For the first time, I'm starting...
Via NJ.com
2 hours ago

LOOK: Here's exactly how high Yankees' Aaron Judge's home run went

There are cheap shots. This was not a cheap shot. Yankees slugger Aaron Judge hit an absolute bomb off Phillies right Elmiery Garcia in the fifth inning of Friday's 9-4 win at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Friday. While we don't have an exact measurement for Judge's measuring-tape blast, we do have the exact spot it hit the enormous scoreboard in left-center field. See below...
Via NJ.com
2 hours ago

Yankees righty healthy and set to make run at rotation spot

TAMPA — The rap coming from the Yankees is there is a competition for right field and first base. The reality is Aaron Judge and Greg Bird, respectively, are prohibitive favorites to be regulars at those positions barring injury. Nevertheless, there is a bona fide competition underway for manager Joe Girardi’s final two rotation spots...
Via New York Post
4 hours ago

Hold off drafting a catcher, even if his name is Gary Sanchez

As you sit down to make a list of players to target on fantasy draft day, studying the positions themselves becomes integral to the process. How deep is the position? How big of a drop-off is there from the top tier to the bottom? Do I need to attack the position early or can I...
Via New York Post
6 hours ago

Aaron Judge electrifies fans, but Reggie Jackson wants fewer Ks

TAMPA — In the tunnel outside the Yankees’ clubhouse at George M. Steinbrenner Field, Reggie Jackson saw Aaron Judge. “Nice hitting,’’ the Hall of Famer said to the towering right fielder late Friday afternoon. “Reggie, I want to be like you,’’ Judge said. Talking to The Post following the exchange, Jackson was blunt. “I want...
Via New York Post
11 hours ago

Gregorius cracks spring season's 1st homer

The first home run of Spring Training 2017 belongs to the Yankees' Didi Gregorius, who went deep on the first pitch he saw in Friday's Grapefruit League opener against the Phillies.
Via Yankees.com
19 hours ago

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
1 day 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
1 day 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.
Via SNY
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yankees pitchers practice PFPs

With spring training in full gear, Yankees Magazine takes a closer look at the pitching staff as they partake in pitchers' fielding practice.
Via YES Network
2 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.
Via SNY
2 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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chase Headley batting practice round

Watch another round of Chase Headley's batting practice at Spring Training.
Via YES Network
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Swisher arrives as guest instructor, A-Rod on deck

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Nick Swisher has arrived as a New York Yankees guest spring training instructor and Alex Rodriguez is on deck. Swisher worked with outfielders Monday during his first day, which came three days after announcing his retirement as a player. ''I never have to worry about an 0 for 4 again,'' Swisher said with a smile. ''It's great to be back.'' A-Rod is set to make...
Via Associated Press
4 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.
Via SNY
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees, Dellin Betances in war of words after arbitration hearing

New York Yankees president Randy Levine may have driven a wedge between the organization and one of its elite talents.Yankee setup man Dellin Betances, who has been one of baseball’s best relievers since the beginning of the 2014 season, requested a salary of $5 million in his arbitration hearing. The Yankees were willing to pay $3 million and won, largely because despite his elite...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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