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The poll results blog posts here come with two standard items:
1) The results of the poll.
2) The "These results are far from scientific" disclaimer.
There was No. 2. Here comes No. 1: Who will be the fifth starter when the Yankees begin the season?
61% -- Ivan Nova
25% -- David Phelps
9% -- Someone the Yankees go out and sign
5%...Read more »
Even with Roger Clemens saying Tuesday he plans to write a book of his own in the near future, he still has no intention of picking up any pointers from Mike Piazza’s recent autobiography, “Long Shot,” despite his prominent role as a villainous Yankee.
“No, I don’t need to read it,” Clemens said. “If it’s too out of bounds, somebody will text me and we’ll have a good laugh over it.”
The...Read more »
Breakout those credit cards — it's Yankee ticket shopping time.
The Yankees have announced that tickets for individual games will go on pre-sale for the public through MasterCard at yankees.com from Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. until Sunday, March 3 at 10 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased by calling Ticketmaster. During the pre-sale, tickets can only be purchased with a MasterCard.
General...Read more »
The Yankees have traded Double-A outfielder Abraham Amonte to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for righthanded pitcher Shawn Kelley, the team announced Wednesday.
In 47 relief appearances with the Mariners last year, Kelley went 2-4 with a 3.25 ERA. He allowed 43 hits, 15 walks and 16 earned runs in 44.1 innings. Kelley also averaged just more than a strikeout per inning with 45 total. In...Read more »
Yogi Berra is a regimented man. If he does something one way that works that will be the way he does it. Those plans, though, will have to deviate this year as the 87-year-old baseball legend will see spring training start for the Yankees without him. It is not so much that Berra is in ailing health, but his age and limited travel ability that have made him a no-show at George M. Steinbrenner Field...Read more »
-- The Yankees train in Tampa, but the Tampa Bay Rays train 94 miles away in Port Charlotte. -- Mets Stadium is the new name of the Mets’ ballpark in Port St. Lucie. It was called Digital Domain Park last year after years of being known as Tradition Field, and before that Thomas J. White Stadium.
-- The Red Sox’s Jet Blue Park in Ft. Myers not only has a version of The Green Monster, but the...Read more »
Former Yankee stud prospect Jesus Montero is reportedly named in records from a now-shuttered Miami-based anti-aging clinic that is alleged to have provided performance-enhancing drugs to athletes. The Daily News reported early Wednesday morning that Montero, who served as a catcher and designated hitter for the Seattle Mariners in 2012, is mentioned in records from the clinic, Biogenesis, which...Read more »
Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun and Baltimore Orioles third baseman Danny Valencia are the latest Major League Baseball players to be connected to a Miami-based clinic that allegedly distributed performance-enhancing drugs. A Yahoo! Sports report says the three players' names appear in records from Biogenesis, a now shuttered anti-aging clinic that has...Read more »
The Yankees officially signed lefthanded designated hitter/first baseman Travis Hafner to a one-year deal, the team announced Friday.
The 35-year-old hit .228 with 12 home runs and 34 RBIs in 66 games last season with the Cleveland Indians. The once big-time slugger owns a career 201 home runs in his 11 years in the majors.
Hafner is expected to fill the designated hitter role for the...Read more »
The Yankees may be close to signing free agent slugger Travis Hafner, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. Jon Heyman reports that the team is also talking with "others" too.
Hafner, 35, would fill the designated hitter spot for the Yankees, a role which is currently up for grabs but projected to go to light-hitting infielder Eduardo Nunez. Signing Hafner would provide the Yankees...Read more »