Good Eye Kid, Good Eye

As often as the Yankees find themselves in the postseason, they find themselves among the top MLB teams in the walks category just as often

There is one offensive statistic in baseball that has always been underrated and overlooked. To tally this stat, requires a focused eye, composure, restraint, and most of all, patience. Some players and teams lack those qualities, but others excel in those areas allowing them to succeed. A walk is as good as a hit the [...]

Girardi and Collins Reflect on Subway Series Rivalry

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The Subway Series is a way for Yankees and Mets fans to settle the banter of who’s the top team in the city.  Hours before the first series of the 2012 season is set to begin, the managers of both clubs made it clear that they share their fans’ feelings of winning or losing against [...]

Closer Look at Dandy Andy

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Andy Pettitte’s performance last night turned back the clock. For a span of about three hours, I felt as if I was 14 years old again. Number 46 dealing on the mound, pitching in a game against a division rival with first place on the line. Pettitte went 7.1 innings, giving up two hits, walking [...]

Round and Round They Go: The Yanks Closer Dilemma

Girardi and the Yankees have yet to name a definite closer until Mariano Rivera returns

Since it’s been known that Mariano Rivera will miss the remainder of the 2012 season, due to a torn ACL suffered while shagging fly balls pre-game in Kansas City, the Yankee organization is on the hunt for a replacement until he can return. No reliever was ever officially named as the new closer, but the [...]

Series Preview: Mariners @ Yankees

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It’s going to be a big weekend in the Bronx as the Yankees welcome the Seattle Mariners to their home venue for a three-game series. Between the return of former Yanks prospect, Jesus Montero, who was traded to the Mariners in the offseason, as well as the homecoming of former pinstripe, Andy Pettitte, who will [...]

Yankees Game 31 Lineup: 05/10/12

C.C. needs to keep it rolling for a big win in tonight's final game of the set against the Rays

  After last night’s blunder on the mound in the top of the ninth inning, by assumed-to-be interim closer, David Robertson, the Yankees need to bounce back in a big way in tonight’s battle of the best, between the Tampa Bay’s David Price and New York’s C.C. Sabathia. Last night, David Phelps gave the team [...]

Series Preview: Rays @ Yankees

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After a much-needed travel day off, the Yankees will return to the Bronx for a six-game home-stand, which begins with a three-game set against the Tampa Bay Rays. When they opened up the 2012 season in Tampa Bay, the outcome wasn’t favorable for the Yankees. They were swept away in that initial three-game series and [...]

Could Things Get Any Worse?

Legendary closer, Mariano Rivera, may be forced to miss the season with a torn ACL. Life without Mo won't be easy, but the Yanks will have to move on and find ways to win.

In an odd turn of events last night, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, suffered a torn ACL while shagging balls in the outfield during the batting practice session prior to the matchup with the Kansas City Royals. Catching fly balls has been part of Rivera’s daily routine throughout his career and ironically enough, it may be [...]

Yanks Bench Among Best

Andrew Jones (left) and Eric Chavez are key parts on the bench

  Not many teams can plug in an outfielder with 423 career home runs off the bench. Not many teams can rest their all-star third baseman and put in another former all-star third baseman with six gold gloves (all won consecutively) to his credit. These two players are of course Andruw Jones and Eric Chavez. [...]

Left Behind: Yanks Sluggers Slump When it Matters Most

Cano, A-Rod, Teixeira, and Granderson have failed to produce for the Yanks when their swings matter most

The Yankees storyline through the first month of play, has been an intriguing one. Between the pitching woes that have left fans as well as Joe Girardi scratching heads with more questions than answers. Mixed in with a few key injuries that have plagued the team early: Newly acquired starting pitcher, Michael Pineda, out for [...]

Yankees Top Two Turning it Around

Joe Girardi will rely heavily on C.C. Sabathia an Hiroki Kuroda this season as the Yankees are challenged with establishing the rest of their starting rotation

With a lot of uncertainty surrounding the starting rotation in New York through the first month of regular season play, it seems as though the top two starters, C.C. Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda, have at least turned it around with solid performances in their most recent starts, providing back-to-back wins for the team. Last night, [...]

No Mo: Behind Big Bats and a Strong Bullpen, Yanks Have Had Little Need for Rivera

Yankee closer, Mariano Rivera, hasn't spent much time on the mound so far in 2012

With seven of their 12 wins this season coming by four runs or more, the Yankees haven’t needed to call on closer Mariano Rivera too often to this point. Rivera has only appeared in eight of the first 21 games, for a total of 7.1 innings on the mound. Five of those were save situations, [...]