Yankees Rumors & News

  • Ric Flair to yell 'Play Ball' ahead of Game 7 in Houston

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros-Yankees American League Championship Series gets to a Game 7, the Astros will have pro wrestling superstar Ric Flair call out "Play Ball!" before the game in a video message. Astros right fielder Josh Reddick is a huge wrestling fan and uses Flair's entrance music every time he steps..." October 21

  • Ready for Game 7? CC Sabathia lives for the big moments

    ESPN "There were many times that it seemed as if CC Sabathia would never receive another chance at one more playoff game, let alone an American League Championship Series Game 7. Twice his right knee gave out and it looked as if his career could be over. Most recently, this August, his knee buckled..." October 21

  • The Yankees are finally getting production from the DH spot this postseason

    CBS Sports "The New York Yankees will look to continue exceeding expectations this season Friday by clinching a spot in the 2017 World Series. Most, including myself, saw them as a fringe contender coming into the year. Instead, they won 91 games and are a win away from their 41st pennant. The Yankees, as..." October 20

  • Yankees announce partnership with Vision Esports

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Yankees have formally announced an investment partnership with Vision Esports. The two parties are slated to create and manage an “ecosystem” of esports properties including Echo Fox, Twin Galaxies and Vision Entertainment. “The New York Yankees are thrilled to partner with Vision..." October 19

  • Dallas Keuchel: ‘Yankee Stadium is a tough place to play’

    New York Daily News "Yankee Stadium got to Dallas Keuchel. A day after saying he relished pitching in the hostile ballpark in the Bronx, the Astros lefty admitted the pinstriped patrons made his night tougher. “New York is no joke. Yankee Stadium is a tough place to play,” said Keuchel, the Astros ace who couldn’t..." October 19

  • Luis Severino ‘100 percent’ healthy and ready to finish off Astros

    New York Post "Luis Severino has gone from getting knocked out in the first inning of the wild-card game to having a chance to pitch the Yankees into the World Series. And despite the team’s concerns about his health during his last outing against the Astros, when he was removed after four innings, the..." October 19

  • Astros' Dallas Keuchel welcomes the boos from the 'Evil Empire'

    Newark Star-Ledger "Dallas Keuchel knows what's coming when he takes the mound at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night, in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. He already had a preview of it on Monday night during introductions, when fans booed the opposing team, as they tend to do. But maybe Yankee..." October 18

  • It turns out Gary Sanchez’s self confidence wasn’t misplaced

    New York Post "Gary Sanchez was hitless in his previous 18 at-bats when he came to the plate in the bottom of the seventh and the Yankees trailing by three runs. The catcher — who served as the DH in Tuesday’s Game 4 because he’s had a hard time catching Sonny Gray — had picked a bad time for his worst..." October 18

  • Bryce Harper Hints He's Headed to Yankees With Sly Twitter Like

    12 Up "​Oh boy. Here we go. Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals just had their season end at the hands of the Chicago Cubs, and even though the wounds are still fresh, it's time for the rumor mill to begin wondering where Harper is going to land when his contract expires after the 2018..." October 17

  • Gary Sanchez to DH, Austin Romine to catch for Yankees in Game 4 vs. Astros

    New York Daily News "Joe Girardi is going with a Sonny Gray-Austin Romine pairing in Game 4 of the ALCS, citing run prevention and chemistry, with Gary Sanchez moving from catcher to DH. “They’ve seemed to work a little bit better together during the course of the season,” Girardi said of Gray and Romine. “I’m..." October 17

  • Major League Baseball considering expansion, radical realignment

    Hardball Talk "Tracy Ringolsby of Baseball America wrote yesterday about a “growing consensus” within baseball that expansion and realignment are inevitable. The likely expansion cities: Portland and Montreal. The 32-team league would then undergo a radical realignment that would also involve reducing the season..." October 17

  • For Yankees GM Brian Cashman, 'World Series or bust' mentality a thing of the past

    Sporting News "Outside the Yankees' clubhouse, there's a quote inscribed on a sign from the lips of legendary Yankee Joe DiMaggio: "I want to thank the Good Lord for making me a Yankee." Little does anybody know, there's another sign just beyond it that reads, "World Series or bust." OK, maybe I made that..." October 17

  • CC Sabathia again lives up to stopper reputation, ignites Yankees back into ALCS

    New York Daily News "Joe Girardi jogged briskly to the mound, but his stay didn’t last long. He was not wanted there, not this time, and his pitcher firmly stood his ground. CC Sabathia informed his manager he wanted one more batter, after Didi Gregorius’ throwing error had given the Astros runners on the corners..." October 17

  • Gary Sanchez is now the biggest dead spot in Yankees lineup

    New York Post "Gary Sanchez’s hitless streak reached 17 plate appearances Monday night, but the Yankees catcher might have showed signs of breaking out of it. In an 8-1 win over the Astros in Game 3 of the ALCS at Yankee Stadium, Sanchez went 0-for-4 and was the only Yankee not to reach base. He has not..." October 17

  • Yankees' Dellin Betances sick and tired of making bullpen mates clean up his messes

    Newark Star-Ledger "Dellin Betances, an All-Star reliever who's been pitching like he's Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn in the Major League movie, didn't tune out Yankees fans booing him off the field Monday night. The big righty knows that he deserved them. Once again, control problems plagued Betances in Game 3 of..." October 17

  • Joe Girardi saying goodbye to Yankees after playoffs?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Joe Girardi's days as Yankees manager could be coming to an end--but not for the reason that so many thought (hoped) after Game 2 of the ALDS. When the Yankees playoff run ends, Girardi will be a free agent. That gives the team and Girardi options moving forward. While a new contract and..." October 16

  • Girardi hints CC Sabathia may not be long for his start

    New York Post "During the Yankees’ postseason run in 2012, CC Sabathia was their version of Justin Verlander, regularly pitching deep into games and putting the entire staff on his back. In Game 1 of the ALDS against the Orioles that season, Sabathia gave up just two runs in 8 ²/₃ innings and followed that up..." October 16

  • ‘Had him dead at home’: Sanchez takes blame for play-at-plate flub

    New York Post "After a crushing loss in Game 2 of the ALDS, the Yankees came back and knocked off the Indians, making Joe Girardi’s mistakes in that game a thing of the past. If they don’t pull off a similar feat against the Astros in the ALCS, the Yankees likely won’t be able to forget the way Game 2 ended..." October 15

  • Yankees' Severino 'feels great,' wanted to stay in before early ALCS Game 2 exit

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Saturday, the Houston Astros defeated the New York Yankees by a 2-1 final in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series (GameTracker). Yankees starter Luis Severino exited the game following four innings. He had a particularly rough final frame. First, he shooed off manager..." October 15

  • If Astros MVP candidate Jose Altuve had an MVP vote, he'd pick Aaron Judge

    CBS Sports "Friday night, the Astros beat the Yankees in Game 1 of the ALCS (HOU 2, NYY 1) thanks mostly to Dallas Keuchel, who kept New York off-balance and threw seven scoreless innings. Jose Altuve was the catalyst on offense, going 3 for 4 with a stolen base and a run scored. He is now 11 for 19 (.579) in..." October 14

  • Girardi won't drop Judge in order despite strikeout problems

    sny.tv "Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Friday he has no plans to move Aaron Judge down in the order during the ALCS, despite Judge setting an MLB playoff record 16 strikeouts in the five-game ALDS victory over the Indians. "I never talked about moving him down," Girardi said. Judge had one hit in..." October 14

  • A-Rod calls himself a 'jackass' for PED use

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez says he used performance-enhancing drugs through Biogenesis and its founder Anthony Bosch because he felt a "responsibility" to bounce back from injuries and give the Yankees a positive return on their $275 million investment — not because of their performance-boosting..." October 13

  • Yankees give Matt Holliday his chance at DH

    New York Post "It won’t be Chase Headley or Jacoby Ellsbury at DH to start the ALCS. Instead, Matt Holliday will get his first opportunity of the postseason in pinstripes as Joe Girardi slotted the veteran eighth in the lineup against the Astros’ left-hander Dallas Keuchel. Holliday was on the Yankees’..." October 13

  • Major League Baseball should amend replay review for on/off base disputes

    Hardball Talk "The Cubs won Thursday’s NLDS Game 5 by a 9-8 score over the Nationals and were aided in part by replay review in the eighth inning, helping Wade Davis escape a jam. The Nationals had scored a run on a Michael Taylor RBI single, cutting their deficit to one run. Lobaton kept the rally going with a..." October 13

  • MLB Sets 2017-18 Qualifying Offer At $17.4MM

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has set the qualifying offer for the upcoming offseason at $17.4MM, MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes reports (Twitter link). With the news, teams can now make full assessments of whether to issue qualifying offers to pending free agents. Offers are due five days after the World Series..." October 13

  • ‘Stay tuned’: Girardi strongly hints at a new DH for Game 1

    New York Post "With his DHs hitless in 20 at-bats during the ALDS, the Yankees’ Joe Girardi sounded like a manager contemplating adding a third wheel to the picture. Asked about Matt Holliday getting his first taste of this postseason, Girardi said, “Stay tuned.’’ With lefty Dallas Keuchel starting for the..." October 13

  • Decision to go with the inconsistent Masahiro Tanaka for Game 1 is risky, but makes sense

    New York Daily News "Masahiro Tanaka had his worst performance of the season against the Astros on Derek Jeter Night in the Bronx, when he allowed four homers while failing to get out of the second inning. Yet Joe Girardi and the Yankees are giving Tanaka the ball in Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday, not concerning..." October 13

  • Some with Yankees wonder if Joe Girardi wants to keep managing

    Larry Brown Sports "Even after he helped engineer a remarkable ALDS comeback for the New York Yankees, there are questions as to whether manager Joe Girardi wants to remain at the helm beyond this season. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported Thursday that some within the Yankee organization feel Girardi has grown..." October 12

  • Yankees rally around manager Joe Girardi in Game 5 win over Indians

    ESPN "New York third baseman Todd Frazier said the motivation for the Yankees' American League Division Series-clinching 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night was right there in the dugout. "This one is for Joe," Frazier said of embattled Yankees manager Joe Girardi. "He got a lot of..." October 12

  • Is first Yankees exec defection a sign of the upheaval coming?

    New York Post "The Yankees have it going right now. They are in the playoffs, perhaps a year ahead of schedule, and set up talent wise and financially to be high-end contenders for several years. This is a bandwagon moment. And yet the first defection from this gravy train is now certain. Derek Jeter, in..." October 10

  • After two years of injuries, Greg Bird coming up big for the Yankees late in 2017

    CBS Sports "The New York Yankees will live to play another day, and they will do so thanks to one of their young sluggers. Just probably not the one everyone expected. Sunday night at Yankee Stadium, the Yankees earned a 1-0 win (box score) over the Cleveland Indians in Game 3 of the ALDS, forcing a Game 4..." October 09

  • Derek Jeter swoops in and poaches longtime Yankees exec

    New York Post "Yankees VP of Player Development Gary Denbo is leaving the organization to work with Derek Jeter and the Marlins, according to a person close to the situation. Denbo, who managed Jeter in the low minors and was the Yankees’ hitting coach in 2001, will be the Marlins’ Director of Player..." October 09

  • Girardi expected boos from Yankees fans: 'I prepared my family for it'

    New York Daily News "Two days after making the biggest managerial blunder of his career, Joe Girardi was greeted with a loud chorus of boos from the sellout crowd of 48,614 at Yankee Stadium when he was introduced prior to Game 3 of the ALDS. “Not the first time,” Girardi said after the Yankees beat the Indians,..." October 09

  • Finally over heavy Cubs workload, Aroldis Chapman is back to himself for Yankees

    CBS Sports "Roughly 10 months ago, Yankees turned Cubs turned Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman let us all know he wasn't too thrilled with the way Joe Maddon used him in the 2016 postseason. Chapman threw a lot of intense innings for the Cubs, including 5 1/3 innings and 97 total pitches in Games 5-7 of the..." October 09

  • Indians' Bauer to square off against Yankees' Severino in Game 4

    WKYC "Trevor Bauer will start for the Cleveland Indians in Game 4 of the 2017 American League Division Series against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, New York Monday night. Bauer will do battle against Yankees ace Luis Severino, who has not yet pitched in the ALDS after starting..." October 09

  • Joe Girardi on if Yankees decide to fire him for blunder: 'Whatever their decision is... I’ll live with it’

    New York Daily News "Two days after making the biggest managerial blunder of his career, Joe Girardi was asked if he wondered whether his reputation would be tarnished as a result. “You hope it doesn’t come to that, but there are a lot of people that are upset with me,” Girardi said before the Yankees faced the..." October 09

  • Aroldis Chapman Reportedly Apologizes for Liking Instagram Comment Calling Joe Girardi an 'Imbecile'

    Newsday "Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman went into Joe Girardi’s office at Yankee Stadium on Saturday and apologized for “liking” an Instagram post that called for the manager to be fired and also called him “a complete imbecile,” a team official told Newsday. According to the official, Chapman was..." October 08

  • Joe Girardi on Yankees’ Game 2 collapse: ‘I screwed up’

    New York Post "After a night to sleep on it, Joe Girardi agreed with what many believed following a disastrous ALDS Game 2 loss Friday to the Indians, when he didn’t use a challenge in the bottom of the sixth after Chad Green was ruled to have hit Lonnie Chisenhall to load the bases. “I screwed up,” Girardi..." October 07

  • Chapman likes Instagram comment about Yankees not renewing Girardi’s contract

    New York Daily News "If Yankee fans think Joe Girardi’s tenure as manager should be coming to an end, it seems Aroldis Chapman might ‘like’ that idea. The Bombers closer liked a comment on his Instagram page early Saturday morning insinuating that Girardi shouldn’t return as skipper in 2018. “Let’s hope Joe’s..." October 07

  • Joe Girardi ruined Yankees' chance to tie ALDS

    ESPN "The Baby Bombers were ready for October; their manager was not. The young, up-and-coming New York Yankees chased maybe the best pitcher in the world -- the Cleveland Indians' Corey Kluber -- before the third inning ended. Gary Sanchez, Aaron Hicks and Greg Bird all homered, while the old guard,..." October 07

  • Cashman: “We Are Getting Under The Threshold Next Year”

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees have long sought to reset their luxury tax penalty clock, and with payroll now finally nearing the tax’s cutoff point, GM Brian Cashman tells Joel Sherman of the New York Post are committed to getting under the $197MM threshold this winter. “We haven’t had [offseason] meetings like..." October 06

  • CC Sabathia could still make the Hall of Fame, but he's probably a long shot

    Sporting News "After nine seasons in New York, CC Sabathia could soon be unattached. The 37-year-old former Yankees ace is due to complete the massive deal he signed in December 2008 and later extended, setting the stage for him to finally hit free agency again. After a resurgent 2017 season, whe he went 14-5..." October 06

  • David Ortiz Hilariously Roasts Alex Rodriguez For Picking Yankees To Beat Indians

    NESN "David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez might be co-workers now that Big Papi has been added to FOX’s Major League Baseball postseason coverage, but that doesn’t mean their rivalry has died down. The former sluggers were making their picks for the New York Yankees’ American League Division Series..." October 06

  • Yankees punished for being too miserly to pay for Jay Bruce

    Hardball Talk "Outfielder Jay Bruce is a valued member of the Indians’ outfield, but he almost became a member of the Yankees back in August. Yankees ownership was too miserly to take on the entirety of his remaining contract — a few million dollars — to acquire him from the Mets. The much smaller-market Indians..." October 06

  • Yankees starting pitching is failing them at the absolute worst time

    New York Daily News "So here’s about all you can say for Sonny Gray: He was better than Luis Severino. What in the name of Whitey Ford, Andy Pettitte, heck, El Duque Hernandez, is going on with the Yankees’ starting pitching here in October? Maybe you could rationalize Severino being overwhelmed by his first..." October 06

  • Yankees 'weren't happy' with wide strike zone in Game 1 of ALDS

    Newark Star-Ledger "Make no mistake: Trevor Bauer, Andrew Miller and Cody Allen diced up the Yankees, and they knew it. "Hats off to them," Todd Frazier said. "It's one of those games where you tip your cap and move on." But several Yankees were also mystified by plate umpire Vic Carapazza's strike zone in their..." October 06

  • Yankees use LeBron James to troll the Indians ahead of ALDS

    CBS Sports "The Yankees are fresh off a comeback win in a thrilling American League Wild Card play-in game and they're feeling good about themselves. Good enough to taunt their upcoming opponent, the AL's top dog in the Cleveland Indians. Ahead of ALDS Game 1 between the Yanks and Tribe, the Yankees'..." October 05

  • Aaron Judge wastes no time making playoff impact

    Fanrag Sports "Mike Trout went 1-for-12 in the 2014 ALDS as the Angels got swept by the Royals. Bryce Harper was 3-for-23 against the Cardinals when the Nationals went down in five games in the 2012 NLDS. Kris Bryant took until his fourth career playoff game to get a hit, and struggled throughout his first..." October 04

  • Twins leave Miguel Sano off wild-card roster vs. Yankees

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "After seeing only 30 pitches in game action since Aug. 19, Miguel Sano will not be active for Tuesday night’s American League wild-card game at Yankee Stadium. In a difficult decision the Twins took down to the wire, the slugging third baseman was not included on the official 25-man roster..." October 03

  • Yankees rookie Aaron Judge has best-selling rookie jersey ever

    ESPN "New York Yankees rookie slugger Aaron Judge has finished the regular season with the best-selling jersey in baseball. In fact, Judge has the best-selling rookie jersey ever, according to Major League Baseball. Judge bested Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs, who finished..." October 03

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