Gary Sanchez has had a start to his MLB career right up there with those of Yankees, uh, legends, like Shane Spencer and Kevin Maas and Shelley Duncan. With two more dang dingers last night in New York’s 7-5 loss in Seattle, the 23-year-old catcher now has eight home runs in his first 19 games—a franchise record.
After Alex Rodriguez’s Sunday announcement that he would retire following Friday’s game, Yankees manager Joe Girardi made it sound like Rodriguez would get to go out on at least some of his terms—that is, swinging. Except Girardi didn’t play Rodriguez on Sunday. Or on Tuesday. Or start him last night. Rodriguez did…
It’s obvious where this begins: Thirteen years ago, at baseball’s annual winter meetings, the entire story was Alex Rodriguez and when and where he would be going. The Texas Rangers, who’d averaged 90 losses in three seasons with Rodriguez at shortstop, had made clear that they wanted out from under the seven years…
The New York Yankees called a press conference this morning to announce that Alex Rodriguez’s career as a Yankee will end next week. His final game will be on Friday against the Rays, after which the Yankees will release him, and he will retire and become a “special advisor and instructor” to the club.
Mark Teixeira is going to announce his retirement this afternoon, effective at the end of this season. I’m the Yankees fan on staff, so when the news came out, Ley asked me what my favorite Tex moment was. I was at a loss.
Are you ready for the end of Alex Rodriguez’s tumultuous tenure with the New York Yankees? According to the New York Daily News, it might be coming sooner than you think.
Just a couple of weeks ago, New York Yankees president/Donald Trump enthusiast Randy Levine asserted that “The Yankees have never been quitters.” Dubious as this claim was, if taken at face value it would suggest that under this true rich asshole the Yankees have reached an unprecedented low point, as the once-proud…
The New York Yankees are a mediocre baseball team that also happens to employ a plethora of talented players that more competitive teams would gladly pay a decent price to acquire. If the Yankees were any other team, the path forward would be quite clear: Have a fire sale at the deadline, restock the farm system, and…
While throwing against the Orioles this afternoon, Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia caught his cleat in the dirt and took a little tumble. The fall resulted in a balk and advanced Chris Davis to second base.
We already know that Aroldis Chapman can throw harder than anyone in the history of baseball—unless you buy that story about Bob Feller, who was badass, throwing a pitch 107 mph one time—but the Yankees’ closer was throwing particularly hard last night.
The Yankees staged a wild comeback last night, erasing a four-run ninth inning deficit and walking off on a Didi Gregorius home run to beat the Rangers 9-7. But also, who gives a shit about the Yankees? We’re here for the grown man getting snitty over a baseball.
There was a very weird baseball game in New York last night. The Yankees led the Rangers 6-5 heading into the ninth inning of a game that had been waterlogged by rainstorms since the fifth. Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman entered the storm to try and close things out, but walked the first batter he faced. That’s when…
Yankees flamethrower Aroldis Chapman averaged 101.9 mph on his eleven pitches last night against the Twins—and that’s only because one of them was a changeup. How fast is 101.9 mph? Faster than cops clocked the following athletes when they were busted for speeding:
Listen, can you hear it? A faint whisper grows louder. “The Cubbies could use another bat on the bench.” it says. “Why not trade for Andrew McCutchen?”
Hideki Matsui has been out of baseball for four years, but the former Yankee still has that oomph—as proven during today’s Old-Timers’ Game in the Bronx, when the slugger crushed a David Cone pitch into the second deck.
The Blue Jays beat the Yankees tonight and the Blue Jays’ best slugger even had the nerve to take it out on Yankees fans, smashing a beverage (presumably beer?) showering the upper chunk of a section in suds (or maybe soda! who knows!).