3:02 AM EDT, Sat October 25, 2014

Turnover in Tampa Bay: Maddon opts out of Rays contract

Because of their business model, the Rays have always been a team of adjustments. They traded James Shields, let B.J. Upton walk as a free agent, burned through any number of closers, and kept trying new players at new positions until they found ways to make it work. But after six straight winning seasons in […] The post Turnover in Tampa Bay: Maddon opts out of Rays contract appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

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Yankees hire Greg Colbrunn as Class A Charleston hitting coach

Yankees hire Greg Colbrunn as Class A Charleston hitting coach

The Yankees have hired Greg Colbrunn to be the hitting coach at Class A Charleston, according to a source, bringing the well-respected 45-year-old back into the organization.

Art of baseball: Lineup card as canvas in the World Series

The World Series gets back underway tonight in San Francisco. From my friend Ben Walker — regular first baseman for Team New York in the annual media game — here’s a quirky story about lineup cards. In particular, this is about the detail that goes into crafting the lineup card in the Royals dugout. It’s […] The post Art of baseball: Lineup card as canvas in the World Series appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Newark Star-Ledger 8 hours ago

Eric Hinske doesn't want to be Yankees batting coach

The club fired Kevin Long earlier this month. Long has since taken a job as the Mets' hitting coach.

Notes and links: Hinske reportedly not interested in Yanks job

Just a few notes and links on another quiet day for the Yankees. The World Series gets started again tonight. • George King reports that the Yankees reached out to Eric Hinske — the former big leaguer and current assistant hitting coach for the Cubs — to “gauge his interest” in replacing Kevin Long, but […] The post Notes and links: Hinske reportedly not interested in Yanks job appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

Alleged Biogenesis supplier pleads not guilty

Just a little Biogenesis update from Curt Anderson of The Associated Press: MIAMI (AP) — A man described by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a black-market chemist who concocted athletic performance-enhancing drugs in his garage pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal charges arising from Major League Baseball’s recent drug scandal. Paulo Berejuk, 50, entered the […] The post Alleged Biogenesis supplier pleads not guilty appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Newark Star-Ledger 12 hours ago

MLB hot stove: Could Joe Maddon land with Los Angeles Dodgers and lead Don Mattingly back to Yankees?

Joe Maddon exercised an opt-out clause to leave Tampa Bay. Where he goes next season (Los Angeles?) is unknown.
Newark Star-Ledger 14 hours ago

Mets' Terry Collins on new hitting coach Kevin Long: 'He's going to be a big addition'

In Long's tenure with the Yankees, the team led the majors in runs three teams and won the World Series in 2009. He helped Curtis Granderson become a 40-plus home run hitter. He earned the praise of Carlos Beltran.
Newark Star-Ledger 14 hours ago

What CC Sabathia thinks of Yankees' potential target Jon Lester

The Yankees are expected to pursue Jon Lester this offseason

Teixeira brings Foul Territory to ESPN Radio

Has nothing to do with anything important — certainly doesn’t help determine what to do about the Yankees first base depth — but when Mark Teixeira was on The Mike & Mike Show this week, he did a little bit of his Foul Territory shtick, and it was once again pretty funny. It’s a weird […] The post Teixeira brings Foul Territory to ESPN Radio appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Newark Star-Ledger 15 hours ago

N.J. Sports Now: Royals' World Series run could be blueprint for Yankees offseason (VIDEO)

when the Yankees look to improve a roster that has missed the postseason in back-to-back years, the Royals bullpen should be used as inspiration.
Newark Star-Ledger 16 hours ago

World Series 2014: What channel is San Francisco Giants - Kansas City Royals Game 3 on?

With the series tied at 1-1, it shifts to San Francisco and now becomes a best-of-5 with the Giants holding home-field advantage.
Newark Star-Ledger 18 hours ago
4 Yankees impressing in Venezuelan league

4 Yankees impressing in Venezuelan league

Adonis Garcia and others hoping to impress going into 2015
Newsday Oct 23, 2014

Mets hire Kevin Long as hitting coach

The Mets' original plan had been to conduct an extensive search for their next hitting coach. Then the Yankees made things a bit easier.

Tipping the cap: A Royal and universal tradition

Obviously there’s not much attention on the Yankees these days. Most of the baseball world is focused on the World Series, but I actually thought this Associated Press story had some universal appeal. It’s all about tipping a cap in baseball. Although it’s written with a focus on the Royals, the act itself is pretty […] The post Tipping the cap: A Royal and universal tradition appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

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