11:52 AM EST, Tue January 27, 2015
New York Yankees Rumors & News
Newsday 15 hours ago
The Yankees are thinking about not making a $6 million payment to Alex Rodriguez if he hits six home runs and ties Willie Mays at 660 for fourth place on the career list.
Today’s Pinch Hitter is Brendan Sennott, a 38-year-old marketing executive and one-time local sports reporter currently living in suburban Detroit (he’s originally from the East Coast). Brendan has two “insanely cute” kids named Aubrey and Declan (we’ll have to take his word on the insanely cute part) and his wife’s name is Angela (“who wants […] The post Pinch hitting: Brendan Sennott appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Newark Star-Ledger 4 hours ago
New commissioner has said he might be in favor of banning defensive shifts
An important passing of the torch took place on Sunday as longtime baseball commissioner Bud Selig stepped away from the job and Rob Manfred took over. Published on MLB.com, Manfred wrote a letter to baseball fans. “My top priority is to bring more people into our game — at all levels and from all communities,” […] The post Baseball transitions from Selig to Manfred appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Jesus Montero is long gone from the Yankees organization, but he was such a big deal for such a long time that his current situation remains a bit of a fascination. There was uproar when he was traded, and that uproar grew louder when Michael Pineda got hurt, but now Pineda looks like a good […] The post Blast from the past: Montero still an unknown in Seattle appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Continuing our look at each individual player on the Yankees 40-man roster, we’ll next move to one of the great mysteries of the upcoming season. Can this guy still play at a high level? Was an injury to blame for his disappointing Yankees debut? Or is he simply finished, a borderline Hall of Famer no […] The post On the 40-man: Carlos Beltran appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
The Strike Zone | SI.com 21 hours ago
On SI Now, Sports Illustrated associate editor Ted Keith and MLB writer Jay Jaffe discuss the recent report that the New York Yankees are trying to...
NEW YORK -- On top of the public humiliation, denigration and marginalization the Yankees have already heaped on Alex Rodriguez this offseason, now they want to welsh on his home-run bonus deal, too. Well, the Yankees should only hope A-Rod hits enough home runs to merit those bonuses, and they should be more than happy to pay them. But in their seemingly all-consuming desire to “get even" with A-Rod for his foolish and desperate attempts to overturn Major League Baseball's 162-game suspension last winter, the team that is supposed to be all about winning looks like it is about to...
New York Post 23 hours ago
As he quietly prepares for the season, Alex Rodriguez also is prepared to fight for what he believes he has earned. A source close to A-Rod indicated Monday Rodriguez expects...
Newark Star-Ledger 23 hours ago
Rodriguez could earn millions in home run milestones
As I’ve written several times, the real point of our annual Pinch Hitters series is to bring a fresh perspective to the blog. I cover the team from one point of view: that of a beat writer who didn’t grow up following the Yankees. I’ve gotten to know several players and other people in the […] The post In defense of Hal Steinbrenner appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Newark Star-Ledger Jan 26, 2015
A-Rod is just six homers away from the legend's mark
Up next in our Pinch Hitters series is Mitchell Bard, an assistant professor of journalism at Iona College. He is a life-long Yankee fan who attended his first game at the age of 4 in 1971, and he still remembers it well: “the Yanks lost 1-0 on a ninth-inning, seeing-eye single by Sal Bando past […] The post Pinch hitting: Mitchell Bard appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
The Strike Zone | SI.com Jan 26, 2015
The New York Yankees are looking to void milestone bonuses in Alex Rodriguez?s marketing contract and are prepared for a battle if Rodriguez files a grievance with the Major League Baseball Players Association
Yankees Player News
Yankees could deny Alex Rodriguez of $6 million payment, AP source says
On the 40-man: Carlos Beltran
Braves claim OF Eury Perez off waivers
On the 40-man: Branden Pinder
News & Notes: Lopez, Sabathia, Sterling, Waldman, Franklin