Swisher Starting to Sizzle

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With last week’s heatwave in the New York City area, Nick Swisher’s play started to warm up as well. Swisher is 13-for-31 (.419) with two home runs and eight RBIs in his last nine games – he picked up career hit 1,000 on saturday against the Mets. He’s picking a good time to get things [...]

Cano No Help This Year

Despite decent offensive numbers, Robinson Cano's misleading stats haven't been to beneficial to the Yankees so far this season.

Compared to the last few seasons where the Yankees have become accustomed to the consistent production from the bat of Robinson Cano, there hasn’t been too much of the same on display this season. His .299 batting average, 14 home runs, and 33 RBIs that pad his stats this year are a bit misleading, because [...]

Jeter, Granderson Pacing All-Star Voting

Derek Jeter currently leads all Shortstops in All-Star voting (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Last night, Major League Baseball revealed its updated American League All-Star voting tallies. For both Derek Jeter and Curtis Granderson, it appears that almost regardless of what happens between now and when the rosters are unveiled on July 1st, they will be in the starting lineup representing the Yankees at the Mid-Summer Classic. The tally [...]

No Small Ball in New York

The Yankees are all smiles when they're crossing the plate after a home run. But the smiles seem to stop without them, as they can't seem to win unless they homer.

  This past weekends Subway Series was highlighted by spectacular heroics and even larger swings at the plate. Game one on friday was an all-out attack on Mets ace, Johan Santana, who pitched the teams first no-hitter in history just a week prior. The Bombers jumped on him though in this start. Robinson Cano hit [...]

Cano To Captain American League Derby Team

2011 Home Run Derby

The Yankees second baseman, Robinson Cano, will get to defend his State Farm Home Run Derby title this year in Kansas City as the American League team’s captain. The 29-year-old set a new final round record with 12 home runs last season – defeating Adrian Gonzalez of the Boston Red Sox. Cano, who joined Ryne [...]

All or Nothing for Yanks

The Yankees have heavily relied on the home run this year.

  Through 50 games, the Yankees season has been sort of Jekyll and Hyde. One night they can score 10 runs and pitch well. The next game, they’ll score two and give up eight. The lineup has been feast or famine. We all know the Yankees’ struggles with RISP; they’ve been well documented throughout the [...]

Living the Dream: Eddie Mata in the MLB Fan Cave

MLB Fan Cave

Picture a 15,000 foot funhouse complete with vibrant art, luxurious furniture, a slide winding around from the top floor to bottom, pool table, video games, countless baseball memorabilia, and over 40 flat-screen TVs. A place for you to reside all summer long to watch every single MLB game, from first pitch to last, all day [...]

Bats, Arms Can’t Find Rhythm

Both the pitching and offense haven't been able to get on the same page.

Coming into this year, the Yankees seemed to be one of the deepest teams in baseball. They had more arms than spots to put them, and a seasoned bench backing up future hall of famers. For the past two years, New York cracked the 850 runs scored mark, the only team to do so. Last [...]

Yankees Game 36 Lineup: 05/15/12

C.C. Sabathia will attempt to keep his undefeated record in tact tonight when he faces the division leading Orioles

The Yankees pulled out a huge come-from-behind win last night in Baltimore. It was a back and forth battle throughout until the Yankees finally pulled ahead for good in the seventh inning. They’ll need to continue their winning ways again tonight against the Orioles, as they continue to claw their way back up the division ranks. [...]

Home Confines Comfort Curtis

Curtis Granderson's run production has been limited to the confines of Yankee Stadium.

It’s been common knowledge that players, regardless of sport, perform better at home. They can sleep in their own beds and can stick to the routines and superstitions that make them comfortable. This season so far, Curtis Granderson has taken home success to a whole new level. It seems as if his run production only [...]

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 [...]

For Yankees, No Place Like Home

Since 2009, the Yankees have played some of their best baseball at home.

  After a split in a four game series on the road against the Kansas City Royals, the Yankees will come home and begin a six game homestand, starting with the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. So far this season, the Yanks have been somewhat disappointing. With inconsistent pitching and slumping stars, New York [...]

Yankees Game 28 Lineup: 05/06/12

The bewildered Phil Hughes and the Yankees will look to get the club a win today as they still try to get it together.

  Once again, Hiroki Kuroda, along with the entire offense, underperformed last night  as the Yankees lost to the Royals in a 5-1 score. This afternoon Phil Hughes will get the start for the Yanks, as they try to get a victory on the road before returning back to the Bronx. Hughes has had an [...]

Yankees Game 27 Lineup: 05/05/12

Hiroki Kuroda will start tonight's game for the Yankees against the Kansas City Royals

After getting a much needed victory last night in Kansas City to snap their three-game losing streak, the Yankees will take on the Royals again tonight in game three of the four-game road series. Hiroki Kuroda will be the starting pitcher for the Yankees tonight, following yet another strong performance by C.C. Sabathia last night. [...]

Yankees Game 26 Lineup: 05/04/12

C.C. Sabathia will look to remain dominant tonight against the Royals

The show must go on. Despite the heartbreaking news to Yankees everywhere, learning that the legendary Mariano Rivera may miss the rest of 2012 with a torn ACL, they will still play ball. C.C. Sabathia will take the mound tonight against the Royals in game two of a four-game series in Kansas City. In his [...]

Robbie’s Rough Start

Robinson Cano is off to the worst start of his career.

Dayan Viciedo, Alex Liddi, Eric Sogard, Seth Smith, and Alejandro De Aza—just a few players in the American League who have more runs batted in than Robinson Cano (4) through the first month of the 2012 season.  I picked those five players because I have honestly never heard their names spoken, written, or even shrilled [...]

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 [...]

Game 46: The Unknown Continues To Baffle

Robinson Cano was the producer of the offense as he drove in all 3 runs. As a team, they hit 2 for 15 with RISP. These are inabilities that occur far too often. The Yankees did not have much experience against spot-starter Carlos Villanueva and it was noticeable, as usual since they only got 2 [...]

Game 41: Marathon Game Goes Yankees Way

Early in a nearly 5-hour game, Bartolo Colon threw 8 shutout innings of 3-hit baseball with 87 pitches. However, he did not factor into the decision as Mariano Rivera gave up the 1-0 lead and the extra innings began. Robinson Cano came through in the 15th inning off of the Orioles last relief pitcher, Mike [...]

Game 35: Simply Ugly

Ivan Nova struggled right from the beginning of the game. He allowed a total of 8 runs but only 4 were earned. 2 errors on a potential double play by Robinson Cano and pickoff attempt by Francisco Cervelli in what was a very long 2nd inning with 6 runs scoring. The Yankees attempted a rally [...]