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Yankees: Pineda, Tanaka, Nunez, and Solarte

Spring Training is officially done, as tomorrow night the New York Yankees officially start their 2014 campaign in Texas, for a three games set against the Houston Astros. I understand that Spring Training games are meaningless, as it is a time for established players to dust off the cobwebs from the off-season, and get back […]

Yankees: Solarte won the competition but maybe not the roster spot

If MVPs were awarded for Spring Training, the New York Yankees would be handing a plaque to 26-year old Yangervis Solarte. Solarte is a non-roster invitee competing with Eduardo Nunez and Dean Anna for what was originally just one remaining backup infield spot on the 25-man roster. But with Brendan Ryan’s pinched-nerve, he will likely […]

Yankees: You choose the fifth starter competition winner

Jorge Castillo of The Star-Ledger reported that this coming Tuesday, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi will announce the winner of the fifth-starter competition. This seemingly annual contest is having its most exciting and competitive Spring Training in years. As David Phelps, Michael Pineda, Vidal Nuno, and Adam Warren have each made a good case […]

Yankees: Checking up on Robbie

How’s Robinson Cano don’t you want to know? Well, I certainly do and will be keeping tabs on the ex-New York Yankees, All-Star second baseman all season long and then some. The privilege of calling Cano one of my favorite Yankees might have ripped from under me, hence the Seattle Mariners uniform he will be […]

Yankees: Jacoby Ellsbury’s “precautionary” injury

And the nightmare begins again…. OK maybe I am being a tad over-dramatic here. But learning via the NY Daily News that New York Yankees Jacoby Ellsbury will be missing some games as a “precautionary” measure made the bad memories circa 2013 feel all to real again. Of course, Yankees GM Brian Cashman gave his […]

Yankees Trade Rumors: Adios Phelps really?

According to NY Post’s George A. King III, the Seattle Mariners sent scouts to watch David Phelps. The Mariners are looking to add some starting pitching depth due to recent injuries to Hisashi Iwakuma (right middle finger) and Taijuan Walker (sore right shoulder). Iwakuma’s finger is expected to be fine in three weeks, while Walker’s […]