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Tanaka joining Yankees out west, expected to return to rotation next week

Earlier today, Joe Girardi told reporters Masahiro Tanaka is flying west today to meet the Yankees in California, and he is expected to return to the rotation early next week. “In a perfect world he would start sometime in Seattle,” said Girardi, referring to the team’s three-game series with the Mariners from Monday through Wednesday. [...] Tanaka joining Yankees out west, expected to return to rotation next week is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Tanaka joining Yankees out west, expected to return to rotation next week appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Thursday Night Open Thread

Your browser does not support iframes.The Yankees are out on the West Coast, which means they don’t play until 10pm ET tonight. We’ll have a regular game thread a little closer to first pitch, so, until then, use this open thread to keep yourself busy. The baseball schedule is pretty light tonight — there are [...] Thursday Night Open Thread is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Thursday Night Open Thread appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
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2015 Draft: Jacob Nix

Jacob Nix | RHP Background Nix, 19, was the Astros’ fifth round pick last year out of a California high school, and he agreed to sign for an above slot $1.5M. When Houston’s deal with first overall pick Brady Aiken fell apart, they backed out of the agreement with Nix because they no longer had [...] 2015 Draft: Jacob Nix is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post 2015 Draft: Jacob Nix appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
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The New York Yankees in 1,399 words: An Oakland A's series preview

Here come the Yankees and their fans, who travel obnoxiously well, because a lot of people are from New York, so I don't know what you expected. You buy your ticket and you can yell whatever you want, I guess. This will be over after Sunday. The Oakland Athletics face the American League East's leader once again for a weekend series. This time, however, it's the New York Yankees, who at 25-22 lead the Tampa Bay Rays by 1.5 games. The Yankees just completed a three-game sweep over the Kansas City Royals, but that was just coming off an abysmal 1-10 stretch. Starting pitchers The A's will be...
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2015 Draft: Keith Law’s Mock Draft v2.0

Earlier today Keith Law posted his second mock draft of the season (subs. req’d), and this time he has the Diamondbacks taking Vanderbilt SS Dansby Swanson with the first overall pick. We’ve seen Swanson connected to Arizona in other mock drafts too. I’ve lost track of how many players have been considered for that spot [...] 2015 Draft: Keith Law’s Mock Draft v2.0 is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post 2015 Draft: Keith Law’s Mock Draft v2.0 appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
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Afternoon Art

“In Bed” by Federico Zandomeneghi
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Taster’s Cherce

Oh, good lord, yes.
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5/28 to 5/31 Series Preview: Oakland Athletics

For the first time this season, the Yankees will head west and play in the Pacific Time Zone. They open a seven-game trip with a four-game series against the Athletics in Oakland later tonight. The Yankees will make another West Coast trip at the end of June. What Have The A’s Done Lately? Let’s put [...] 5/28 to 5/31 Series Preview: Oakland Athletics is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post 5/28 to 5/31 Series Preview: Oakland Athletics appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
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Yankeemetrics: A Royal Sweep (May 25-27)

Chicks dig the longball, right? 14 runs. Five homers. Seven extra-base hits. Win! Well, I guess that’s one way to break out of the worst slump by a Yankee team in nearly 20 years. The Yankees entered this week having lost 10 of 11 games for the first time since 1995, and responded by pounding [...] Yankeemetrics: A Royal Sweep (May 25-27) is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Yankeemetrics: A Royal Sweep (May 25-27) appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
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Blume in Love

I didn’t read Judy Blume when I was growing up but my twin sister sure...
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Phantom Punch

Guest Columnist Allen Barra Of all the ledes in all the stories inspired by the...
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Thoughts prior to the start of the West Coast trip

The Yankees wrapped up a pretty great three-game sweep of the Royals yesterday afternoon, and now they’re heading out to the West Coast for seven games. First they play four against the lowly Athletics, then they get Robbie Cano and the Mariners for three games. Here are some thoughts prior to the trip. 1. Man, [...] Thoughts prior to the start of the West Coast trip is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Thoughts prior to the start of the West Coast trip appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Alex Belth / Bronx Banter 11 hours ago

Get Out of Town

I don’t think Alex Rodriguez is going to stay healthy all year. But that constant...
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DotF: Tanaka allows three runs in three innings in second Triple-A rehab start

The Yankees have demoted 2B Gosuke Katoh from Low-A Charleston to Extended Spring Training, according to the league transactions log. Katoh had a huge pro debut in the rookie Gulf Coast League after being the team’s second round pick in 2013, but he hit .222/.345/.326 (96 wRC+) with a 30.5 K% with the River Dogs [...] DotF: Tanaka allows three runs in three innings in second Triple-A rehab start is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post DotF: Tanaka allows three runs in three innings in second Triple-A rehab start appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Wednesday Night Open Thread

Your browser does not support iframes.Earlier today, Alex Rodriguez jumped into third place on the all-time RBI list with 1,995. That’s pretty neat despite the inherent flaws with RBI. They’re like wins — you don’t rack up that many in your career without being pretty good. Anyway, A-Rod is in third place because RBI didn’t [...] Wednesday Night Open Thread is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Wednesday Night Open Thread appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

2015 Draft: Garrett Whitley

Garrett Whitley | OF Background Whitley, 18, is a New York kid from Niskayuna, which is a few miles outside Albany. He popped up as a significant 2015 draft prospect last summer thanks to a series of strong showcase performances, and he will be the first baseball player ever drafted out of Niskayuna High School. [...] 2015 Draft: Garrett Whitley is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post 2015 Draft: Garrett Whitley appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Sweep! A-Rod powers Yankees to 4-2 win over Royals

So, just as we all expected after that six-game losing streak, the Yankees have swept the Royals, who came into the series with baseball’s best record. New York took the series finale 4-2 on Wednesday afternoon. Things can turn around quick in this game, eh? Singles Are For The Weak Two weeks ago Royals righty [...] Sweep! A-Rod powers Yankees to 4-2 win over Royals is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Sweep! A-Rod powers Yankees to 4-2 win over Royals appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Bernie Williams hoping to stay in baseball in “some kind of advisory or coaching capacity”

Two days ago the Yankees retired No. 51 in honor of Bernie Williams during a wonderful ceremony at Yankee Stadium. Bernie last played in 2006 but he never officially retired, at least not until signing his retirement papers last month. He joked on Sunday that he was hesitant to sign the papers because he may [...] Bernie Williams hoping to stay in baseball in “some kind of advisory or coaching capacity” is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Bernie Williams hoping to stay in baseball in “some kind of advisory or coaching capacity” appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Game 47: Big Mike for the Sweep

Baseball is a weird game, man. The Yankees lost six straight and ten of eleven, and they looked as bad as possible doing so. This past weekend was just awful. And yet, the team with the best record in baseball comes into the Bronx, and the Yankees take the first two games of the three-game [...] Game 47: Big Mike for the Sweep is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Game 47: Big Mike for the Sweep appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Alex Belth / Bronx Banter May 27, 2015

Wednesday Matinee

Dear Yankees, Please do not let that chump Chris Young stifle you again. And how...

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