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Yankees' Aaron Judge can't seem to shake this 1 big problem

Judge has the second-worst swing-and-miss rate on the team NEW YORK -- Since he was called up to the big leagues on August 13, Yankees' rookie outfielder Aaron Judge has 36 at-bats. Twice, he's homered, and has seven RBI in all.  But those two blasts came in the first two games and feel like a long time ago. On the whole Judge has struck out...
Via NJ.com
48 minutes ago

Yankees' lineup vs. Orioles: Red-hot Gary Sanchez in 3-hole

First pitch: 7:05 p.m. NEW YORK -- The Yankees (65-61) return to New York Friday to host the Baltimore Orioles after a 4-2 road trip in Los Angeles and Seattle. Rookie righty Luis Cessa (3-0, 4.01) is on the mound Friday facing O's righty Yovani Gallardo (4-5, 5.08). Here's the rest of the Yankees lineup, including red-hot Gary Sanchez in...
Via NJ.com
1 hour ago

WATCH: Dellin Betances on the Yankees' series win in Seattle

Dellin Betances discusses getting the last four outs against the Mariners to seal Wednesday's 5-0 win and gives credit to the Yankees' rookies.
Via YES Network
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Second Round Steals Part 3: Staten Island Yankees Nick Solak

This season has seen some strong debuts thus far come out of the second round. The Atlanta Braves’ Kyle Muller and the Chicago White Sox’s Alec Hansen have been nothing short of sensational on the mound. The New York Yankees have a second baseman making some noise in the NYPL as Nick Solak is getting it […] The post Second Round Steals Part 3: Staten Island Yankees Nick Solak...
Via Today's Knuckleball
8 hours ago

New York Yankees: Still Worth Watching Down The Stretch

The point was made here a week ago that the Yankees are playing for 2017 and beyond. You don't trade Aroldis Chapman, and especially Andrew Miller (with two full seasons remaining on his contract) to two of the strongest contenders for the World Series and then say we're expecting to contend as well. So be that as it may, what realistically is in store for the remaining 36 games...
Via Lady At The Bat
10 hours ago

5 Yankees who could get cut with September call-ups looming

Who's spot's not safe? Find out here
Via NJ.com
12 hours ago

Pipeline Inbox: Which Yankees prospect could be a star?

Jonathan Mayo discusses which Yankees prospect he sees as a future superstar, Bradley Zimmer vs. Kyle Tucker, the Braves' Austin Riley and more.
Via Yankees.com
23 hours ago

Aaron Judge’s weakness has been found, but he should be OK

Maybe getting back to The Bronx will do Aaron Judge some good as his fantastic first few games are fading into the distance. The towering rookie right fielder appeared ready to live up to every lofty expectation when he had five hits — including two homers and a double — in his first three major league games. Since...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

A Yankees rookie is already being compared to Babe Ruth

Gary Sanchez has impressed just about everyone since his since call-up earlier this month. And that includes the Seattle Mariners, who intentionally walked him twice on Wednesday.The intentional passes came after Sanchez homered in the first inning and doubled in the fifth. That kind of respect for a guy who has played a grand total of 21 major-league games is nearly unheard of,...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Fan freaks out Yankees by falling into the dugout

As the New York Yankees headed out onto the field for the bottom of the eighth inning of Wednesday’s game in Seattle against the Mariners, those left in the dugout found themselves with a surprise visitor. According to Yankees catcher Brian McCann, the team heard a loud thud. That was followed by a fan landing in the dugout. After sustaining the fall, the fan got up looking confused...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Control Part Of Destiny In 36 Remaining Games

Successful west coast road trips are rare for the New York Yankees. They went 4-2 on the one just completed, which probably says more about how bad the Angels are than how good the Yankees, themselves, are. In any case, they have now won five out of their last six series, and are five games out of the second Wild Card spot. There are 36 games left to play. Is it do-able?  Perhaps...
Via Lady At The Bat
1 day ago

Alex Rodriguez to embark upon a motivational speaking career?

Alex Rodriguez appears ready to move on from the world of baseball — to a certain extent — and embark upon a career in motivational speaking. The former slugger recently signed on with Greater Talent Agency, an organization that coordinates appearances by high-profile individuals on the motivational speech circuit. The presumably former ballplayer’s bio on the agency...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the New York Yankees who’ve played in at least 3 All Star Games

It should be no surprise that the New York Yankees have sent a lot of players to MLB's All-Star Game being that they have the most Championships of any professional sports franchise. In fact, 51 total Yankees have been selected for 3 or more All-Star Games. How many can you name? Clue: Number of times at the ASG-Position/Years active
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joe Girardi on CC Sabathia's start, Jacoby Ellsbury, Aaron Judge, the playoff hunt and more

Joe Girardi on CC Sabathia, Aaron Judge, the playoff hunt and more.
Via YES Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: What Yankees players are saying about Gary Sanchez

YES Network's Meredith Marakovits goes inside the clubhouse to find out what Yankees players are saying about Gary Sanchez.
Via YES Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Gary Sanchez has potential to be the best catcher since Jorge Posada

  The Yankees have completely overhauled their team of recent. Out with the present stars, and in with the future prospects that will soon bring them championship number 28. The Yankees have brought up numerous bats since the trade line in August that have flourished in the spotlight, perhaps the brightest being 23-year-old catcher Gary Sanchez. I do not know about you, but the...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 122 Recap: Great Successa

The Yankees have put a lot of faith in their youth over the past few weeks. That faith continued to be rewarded Saturday night, as Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge and Luis Cessa did the heavy-lifting in a 5-1 win over the Angels that moved the Yankees back to within four games of the American League wild card. Sanchez got the team on the board early in the first when he launched yet another...
Via BP Bronx
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What Does Hal Steinbrenner Think of His New Yankees Team?

Over the past month, the New York Yankees went from a team of old, unentertaining veterans to a group of young and hungry rookies. After trading away Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller and Carlos Beltran and relaxing Alex Rodriguez, the Bronx Borers once again became the Bronx Bombers. “It’s kind of been my DNA, right, to absolutely not trade anybody at the trade deadline. If anything...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 121 Recap: West Coast Turnaround

For a better part of the new millennium the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have had the New York Yankees’ number, with a few memorable postseason series victories under their belt as well as a continued stance of being a thorn in their side. Such was not the case on Friday night as the Yankees’ arrival proved more hellish than heavenly for the lowly Halos who have been mired...
Via BP Bronx
6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Gibbons downplays dugout incident with Josh Donaldson

The Toronto Blue Jays may be leading the American League East, but some trouble appeared to be brewing from within on Wednesday when reigning AL MVP Josh Donaldson got into a heated dugout confrontation with manager John Gibbons. On Friday, Gibbons did his best to downplay the incident. “One thing that really drives [Josh] is his intensity. He wants to be the best,” Gibbons...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How Didi Gregorius is undermining his breakout

At this very moment Didi Gregorius is in the midst of a textbook breakout. It’s worth questioning what kind of educational literature would contain the definition of a breakout for a baseball player, but presuming that it exists, Gregorius is certainly conforming to its demands. The 26-year-old is an above-average offensive contributor for the first time of career, thanks in large...
Via BP Bronx
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Alex Rodriguez tells friends “I’m done” with playing career

Alex Rodriguez’s MLB playing career really could be over. The New York Yankees designated hitter, released by the team last Saturday, told friends “I’m done” with his career, reports Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball. Rodriguez appeared in his last game of 2016 on Friday and called it a season, moving into a special advisor role with the club after his release. Rodriguez...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Beltran: Texas is ‘more about baseball’ than New York

Nine-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Beltran was traded from the New York Yankees to the Texas Rangers at this year’s deadline, and he appears to be happier about the change of scenery than a camel on Wednesday. Beltran recently appeared on The Afternoon Show with Cowlishaw and Mosley on KESN-FM 103.3 ESPN Radio and discussed the different playing atmosphere in Texas relative...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Alex Rodriguez a ‘long shot’ to play in 2017

Ever since Alex Rodriguez played his last game for the New York Yankees organization last Friday, speculation has run rampant about his future. The debate over whether or not A-Rod has in fact played in his last game has been fueled partly by how he has never used the word “retire” or some variation of it in the days that followed. Rodriguez’s publicist did put the kibosh...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Social media reactions helped Hal Steinbrenner to okay selloff

Take heart, New York Yankees fans, your owner does pay attention to what you say on Twitter. Hal Steinbrenner said on Wednesday that social media reaction, coupled with sponsors wanting to meet young first baseman Greg Bird during spring training, helped him decide to sell at the trade deadline, according to Ronald Blum of the Associated Press. That doesn’t mean, however, that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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