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Yankees: NY Daily News please leave A-Rod alone

The New York Daily News is at it again, as their attempted smear campaign against Yankees Alex Rodriguez donned the front page of this Sunday’s paper.

Problem is the topic is a year old, a dollar short and the story, well there isn’t one.

All the five NYDN writers credited for this spread called Babe Ruthless accomplished was belittling the paper’s readers’ intelligence.

Linking A-Rod with a convicted felon courtesy of Jay-Z by spinning an old story with no merit anyway and thinking this will deflect the factual nine-page police report detailing how MLB knowingly committed felonies during their Biogenesis investigation is absurd.

Fact is A-Rod can talk and listen to anyone he wants, a last time I checked it is not a crime to be friend’s with a past convicted felon. Continue reading ‘Yankees: NY Daily News please leave A-Rod alone’ »

Yankees: 15 things you need to know before Pirates series

15 Yankees Facts

15 Yankees facts & stats.

The New York Yankees are hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates for three games over two days due to Friday’s rain prompting a Sunday, single-game ticket doubleheader. This means there is only 30 minutes between games, thank God the Yankees have an off-day on Monday.

Here are 15 things to note before the Yankees start playing their third inter-league series in a row.

-       The Yankees are in second place in the AL East with a 21-19 record.

-       Better in the Bronx? Not in 2014, as this team is 12-9 away from the Stadium and below .500 at home at 9-10.

-       The Yankees batting average with RISP at home is .181, which is bad.

-       In their last 7 home games, the Yankees are 1-6.

-       Against NL teams, they are 5-4 and the sole AL East team yet to play a game vs. the AL Central.

-       As of today, the Yankees have a -13 run differential, which is the worst in the AL East.

-       But the Orioles (-5), Red Sox (-3), and Rays (-12) also have negative run differentials while the Blue Jays have +9. Clearly, overall run production across the board compared to years past. Continue reading ‘Yankees: 15 things you need to know before Pirates series’ »

Yankees: Alex Rodriguez was right

Alex Rodriguez shaves NYDN

Alex Rodriguez shaves his arms and legs, according to Yankees’ barber – NY Daily News

Newsday’s Gus Garcia-Roberts broke this news earlier in the week that MLB didn’t listen after being repeatedly warned by Florida authorities that the documents they were chasing as evidence in the Alex Rodriguez Biogenesis scandal were not to be purchased because they were stolen.

This is just one instance of MLB’s reported illegal conduct in the infamous Biogenesis investigation off the official police report submitted by detectives that Newsday made public on May 11, 2014.

Lead detective, Terrence Payne wrote that there was “evidence of involvement” by “several MLB investigators” that the stolen documents were acquired from a convicted felon for the sum of $125,000. MLB knew the documents were obtained illegally, which is a felony. Translation, the documents would not hold up as evidence in any US Court.

NBC Sports quoted from the police report that, Sandra Boonenberg, a spokeswoman for the Boca Raton Police Department, stated unequivocally that a Florida investigator “warned MLB not to purchase the documents” and that the investigator told their detective about that conversation “before the documents were purchased” by MLB.

And this is only the tip of the iceberg…and surely a story the A-Rod thirsty media would pounce on, right? Continue reading ‘Yankees: Alex Rodriguez was right’ »

Yankees: Tanaka Time Tonight

MASAHIRO TANAKA

MASAHIRO TANAKA (Photo credit: thoungfu)

After watching the Mets win the first game of the Subway Series, 9-6, it didn’t seem like things could get much worse for the Yankees.

Well, never say never as the Mets bludgeoned the Yankees again last night, 12-7.

That marked the Yankees fourth loss in a row, which makes them just another .500 team at 19-19, the same record as the Mets.

Speaking, as a Yankees fan, losing to the Mets is particularly hard to endure because my New York City pride is getting mutilated and I hate it.

See baseball-wise, things are simple for the Yankees, play better or keep losing.

True, the Yankees are overwhelmed by a slew of recent injuries, thus consequently why winning has become such a problem but as B. Dodge once said:

“No problem is insurmountable. With a little courage, teamwork, and determination a person can overcome anything.”

So, how can the Yankees pull it together?

Literally taking it one game at a time, which starts with winning tonight in Citi Field behind Masahiro Tanaka, as they cannot afford to waste his start. Continue reading ‘Yankees: Tanaka Time Tonight’ »

Subway Series: Yankees vs Wheeler

With the New York Yankees injuries continuing to pile up, wins are getting harder to come by and the team is starting to slide fast.

After losing their third game in a row to the Mets last night, the Yankees are now tied third in the AL East with the Red Sox at 19-18.

Tonight, the Yankees are hoping pitcher Vidal Nuno can repeat his last start vs. the Angels, allowing just one run and four hits over 6 1/3 innings.

But the real concern for the Yankees is not as much the pitching, but can the offense score enough runs to win?

The Yankees have never faced Mets righty Zack Wheeler, which is not ideal for a team that has a history of getting blanked when facing a pitcher for the first time.

(Stats courtesy of MLB.com)

Zach Wheeler - 2014 Pitching Stats
W
L
ERA
G
GS
IP
H
R
ER
HR
BB
IBB
SO
AVG
WHIP
133.897739.13920172181390.2651.450

Patience is key with Wheeler, as hitters have had more luck drawing a walk then going deep on him. Continue reading ‘Subway Series: Yankees vs Wheeler’ »

Yankees: Stinky start to Subway Series

Subway Series 2008

Subway Series 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is no sugar-coating this one, as the New York Mets flat-out beat the New York Yankees, 9-7 in the first game of the 19th annual Subway Series.

No doubt, this was a bad loss for the Yankees.

Even with the confines of Yankees Stadium being a hitters dream, letting the offensively anemic Mets score nine runs is pitiful.

It makes you wonder if the Yankees could actually be this bad?

It is not fair to chalk up this loss to a bad night even though the Yankees are more nicked up then anybody had realized.

-       CC Sabathia is off to see Dr. James Andrews about his knee. 15-day DL.

-       Sean Kelly hurt back vs. Brewers. DTD

-       Mark Teixeira’s legs are heavy from road trip, but he will play in second game tomorrow. Continue reading ‘Yankees: Stinky start to Subway Series’ »