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Game 80: Tanaka Time vs. Tampa

This weekend’s series with the Rays is pretty important. I mean, all games against AL East rivals will be important going forward because the division is so tight. Every single game matters. Each win in July is one less you need in September. Masahiro Tanaka will be on the mound tonight following two really shaky [...] Game 80: Tanaka Time vs. Tampa is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Game 80: Tanaka Time vs. Tampa appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
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Happy?

The Yanks are back home this weekend to face the Rays. While management makes nice...
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Yankees to donate $150,000 to charity in exchange for A-Rod’s 3,000th hit ball

Earlier today, the Yankees announced they have reached an agreement with noted ballhawk Zack Hample for Alex Rodriguez‘s 3,000th hit ball. The team will donate $150,000 to Pitch In For Baseball, a charity Hample has been involved with for years. There will be a press conference to present A-Rod with the ball this afternoon. Hample [...] Yankees to donate $150,000 to charity in exchange for A-Rod’s 3,000th hit ball is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Yankees to donate $150,000 to charity in exchange for A-Rod’s 3,000th hit ball appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
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Yankees, A-Rod agree to donate 660th homer milestone bonus to charity

Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees have reached a settlement for the $6M milestone bonus stemming from his 660th career home run, MLB and MLBPA announced in a joint statement. The union was handling the matter on A-Rod‘s behalf, and a few weeks ago we heard they requested a “hold” so they could continue to negotiate [...] Yankees, A-Rod agree to donate 660th homer milestone bonus to charity is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Yankees, A-Rod agree to donate 660th homer milestone bonus to charity appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
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Yankees place Beltran on 15-day DL, recall Flores and Petit

The Yankees have placed Carlos Beltran on the 15-day DL with an oblique strain, the team announced. Ramon Flores and Gregorio Petit were both called up from Triple-A Scranton in corresponding moves. Taylor Dugas was optioned down to Triple-A to clear the other roster spot. Beltran, 38, left Tuesday’s game in Anaheim after grabbing his [...] Yankees place Beltran on 15-day DL, recall Flores and Petit is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Yankees place Beltran on 15-day DL, recall Flores and Petit appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
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7/2 to 7/5 Series Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

Just three series left until the All-Star break, and this weekend the Yankee play a pretty important three-game set against the Rays. The AL East race is super tight and these two clubs (as well as some others) figure to be neck and neck all season. The Yankees are 6-4 against the Rays this season, [...] 7/2 to 7/5 Series Preview: Tampa Bay Rays is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post 7/2 to 7/5 Series Preview: Tampa Bay Rays appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
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RAB Live Chat

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The Long Weekend

Welcome to the long holiday weekend. Hope everyone’s got cooled-out plans ahead. High fives all...
River Ave. Blues 7 hours ago

How the Yankees can beat Chris Archer

The offensive numbers for the Yankees over the past week are just plain ugly: seven games, 18 runs and a .214/.286/.328 slashline. And half of those runs came in one game! The only team in the majors that can probably be jealous of the Yankees’ bats right now is the Mets. With a matchup against [...] How the Yankees can beat Chris Archer is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post How the Yankees can beat Chris Archer appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
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Mailbag: Second Base, Sabathia, AL East, Mets, Eovaldi

Got a dozen questions for you in the mailbag this week. Use the “For The Mailbag” form in the sidebar to send us any questions throughout the week. Soxhata asks: Other than Ben Zobrist, what 2nd baseman could be on the radar? Zobrist is definitely the headliner at second base. He’s been outstanding the last [...] Mailbag: Second Base, Sabathia, AL East, Mets, Eovaldi is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Mailbag: Second Base, Sabathia, AL East, Mets, Eovaldi appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
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DotF: Ellsbury sits out rehab game again; Bird goes deep in Trenton’s blowout win

Some notes: Jacoby Ellsbury (knee) did not play for High-A Tampa tonight as planned. Brian Cashman told Erik Boland everything is “all good” and they’re just bringing Ellsbury along slowly, so I guess that means more rehab and not a return to the Yankees tomorrow. 3B Eric Jagielo does not need surgery for the “loose [...] DotF: Ellsbury sits out rehab game again; Bird goes deep in Trenton’s blowout win is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post DotF: Ellsbury sits out rehab game again; Bird goes deep in Trenton’s blowout win appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Thursday Night Open Thread

Your browser does not support iframes.The Yankees have an off-day today after returning home from their seven-game road trip. While in Anaheim, Alex Rodriguez met with ex-Marine Roy McDaniel, his son Deven, and his son’s best friend Charlie after they came to the game specifically to see him. “Ever since he made his debut in [...] Thursday Night Open Thread is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Thursday Night Open Thread appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Heyman: First rounder RHP James Kaprielian expected to sign for $3M or so

According to Jon Heyman, the Yankees are still negotiating with first round pick UCLA RHP James Kaprielian, and he is expected to receive a bonus in the $3M range. Slot money for the 16th overall pick is just over $2.44M. The signing deadline is two weeks from tomorrow and I have no reason to think [...] Heyman: First rounder RHP James Kaprielian expected to sign for $3M or so is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Heyman: First rounder RHP James Kaprielian expected to sign for $3M or so appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Massive home/road offensive split defining the season so far for the Yankees

The Yankees went 3-4 on their seven-game road trip despite scoring only 18 runs in the seven games, with half those runs coming on Saturday. They scored zero or one run in each of the four losses, though Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh deserve credit for excellent performances. They overmatched the Yankees. C.J. Wilson and [...] Massive home/road offensive split defining the season so far for the Yankees is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Massive home/road offensive split defining the season so far for the Yankees appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
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Yankeemetrics: More runs, please (June 29-July 1)

Gone fishin’ It’s rare when you can say you were beaten by one guy in a baseball game — but that wasn’t too far from the truth for the Yankees in Monday’s loss to the Angels. Mike Trout not only drove in the game-winning run for the Angels, but his defense also saved at least [...] Yankeemetrics: More runs, please (June 29-July 1) is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Yankeemetrics: More runs, please (June 29-July 1) appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Alex Belth / Bronx Banter Jul 2, 2015

American Splendor

Ah, now this looks like it’s worth your time. Nicholas Dawidoff’s New York Times Magazine...
Alex Belth / Bronx Banter Jul 2, 2015

Morning Art

“Cover Girl” by Helena Hauss (via This Isn’t Happiness)
Alex Belth / Bronx Banter Jul 2, 2015

New York Minute

Another sure shot from Scouting New York.
Alex Belth / Bronx Banter Jul 2, 2015

Beat of the Day

You can say I’m sort of the boss so get lost.
Alex Belth / Bronx Banter Jul 2, 2015

Bend it like Betances

The Yanks didn’t score but 3 runs by Nathan Eovaldi pitched well, the bullpen was...

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