How is Bleacher Creature favorite Nick Swisher fitting in with the Tribe fans?
Nick Swisher – Roll Call.
Is Russell Martin flourishing in Pittsburgh?
Did Raul Ibanez bring his clutch bat from the Bronx to Seattle?
And is Eric Chavez’s body holding up in Arizona?
During this past off-season, the
Yankees lost four key players from the 2012 squad.
Since the Yankees are off today before they play host to the scrappy
Oakland Athletics this weekend, I thought it was a good time to check-in on how each is doing so far this season. Continue reading ‘Yankees: Remember Martin, Chavez, Swisher and Ibanez?’ »
MAYDAY…survivors or MAY DAY winners?
The oldest; the average age is 31.9 years.
DL (disabled list) that reads like an All-Star roster – Jeter, A-Rod, Grandy, Tex, Youks, Cervelli, Nova, and Pineda.
Exceeding. This team was projected to fall down, not rise up.
So far the
New York Yankees are not the big disappointments everyone, myself included, anticipated.
After taking the rubber game from the Astros last night, the Yankees are officially 17-10 on the season but there are other positives to note thus far too.
- Tied with Braves for most homers in baseball with 38.
Continue reading ‘Yankees: Champions are winners not survivors’ »
English: Kevin Youkilis pointing skyward. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I knew; the New York Yankees knew; and maybe you did too so why were so many fans shocked by this news?
It was not as if the information wasn’t official or documented in handwritten pencil.
Anyone with access to a computer, along with a slight inquisitiveness could easily obtain the necessary proof that this would happen more than just once.
That any team signing
Kevin Youkilis should expect multiple stints on the DL (disabled list) over the course of a season.
Youkilis has not suffered from one recurring injury, but many ones, as he has not stayed healthy for an entire season since 2004.
Wait it gets worse, since 2006 Youkilis has been sidelined each
regular season at least five different times.
His injuries range from ankle, knee, back, hip, thumb, shoulder, groin, abdomen, knee, thigh, hand, neck, foot and there are more.
Continue reading ‘Yankees: Kevin Youkilis exposed’ »
I was told once that writing down your fears, and putting a name to them, would somehow make them go away or lose power.
English: Chien-Ming Wang while pitching for the Syracuse Chiefs (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
So here it goes….
Rarely do I like to criticize a fellow baseball blogger for their opinion, but unfortunately sometimes exceptions have to be made and today I am making one.
During my daily scouring of the Internet for anything baseball and
New York Yankees related, I came across an article on the site Rant Sports that must be addressed.
Unless you live under a rock and don’t read
the NY Daily News, starter Ivan Nova was placed on the 15-day DL over the weekend. He left Saturday’s game in the third inning to get an MRI that later revealed inflammation in his right triceps.
The Yankees called up Vidal Nuno from Triple-A to take over in the bullpen so
David Phelps can make Nova’s next schedule start.
The writer of the article in question described bringing up Nuno was
counterproductive on the Yankees part for not weighing all their options.
The option in question goes by the name of
Chien-Ming Wang. A thought that made me gag and wonder how the heck any Yankees fan could be so naïve. Continue reading ‘Yankees: No Wang you’ »
Ivan Nova (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
New York Yankees are never short on drama, but this season might take the cake.
Just look at the last 48 hours:
- Yankees beat the
Toronto Blue Jays for the second night in a row, 6-4.
- Organization’s top prospect
Mason Williams got a DUI at 3am. Mason passed the blood alcohol test but failed the road test, can anyone say lightweight?
- Catcher Francisco Cervelli broke his hand and
according to the New York Times he will have surgery on it today; out for about two months.
Ivan Nova couldn’t pitch past the third inning last night due to elbow pain. Nova was sent for an MRI, results TBD but don’t be surprised if it is Tommy John.
Up next for the Yankees…. putting
Kevin Youkilis on the 15 day DL. Continue reading ‘Yankees: A win, a DUI and two new injuries only in New York’ »
Your opinion is needed!
New York Yankees continue to grind up wins, as they beat the Blue Jays in the Bronx last night with a score of 5-3.
Hiroki Kuroda was on the bump and struggled out of the gate, as he gave up two homers, which lead to three runs on the board from the get-go.
Kuroda still managed to throw six, and held the Blue Jays hitless after the second inning.
The bats of
Vernon Wells, Francisco Cervelli and Robinson Cano each went deep, followed by Mariano Rivera clocking his seventh save to help Kuroda get his third win of the season.
That leaves the
Yankees with a 12-9 record on the season, and tied with the Orioles for second place in the AL East.
With the month of April coming to a close, makes it a perfect time to share your opinion with the rest of
Yankees Universe. And if you want to catch a game go get some Yankees tickets as nothing beats a game in the Bronx.
Which Yankee you think has been the most indispensable to the team thus far? Continue reading ‘Yankees: Who do you think is April’s MVP’ »
After watching the
New York Yankees lose the rubber match down in Tampa 3-0, I started to panic.
New York Yankees (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
The game was painful but quick as clear by the zero runs scored.
Alex Cobb whiffed the Yankee hitters, as he didn’t allow a base runner to reach third over his 8 1/3 innings pitching.
Andy Pettitte did enough to keep the Yankees in the mix, but his efforts got wasted, as he got no run support.
The Yankees are back home to face the Blue Jays for a four game set, but looking at the bigger picture this next month looks to be a critical one.
Many Yankees fans that are still on the fence about this makeshift group should be able to form an opinion over the next five weeks as to whether contending is possible this season.
No thanks to Mother Nature either, as do you remember the back-to-back rainouts in Cleveland on April 10 th and 11 th?
Sure you do; but if you forgot the two games will be made up via a doubleheader on May 13
th at Progressive Field. Continue reading ‘Yankees: You are about to be exposed’ »