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  • Giancarlo Stanton won't opt out after season

    MLB.com "On the day that Giancarlo Stanton was formally introduced as the newest member of the Yankees, proudly posing with a pinstriped jersey at the 2017 Winter Meetings, the slugger assured questioners that he would have no desire to opt out of his contract in 2020. That stance..." September 25

  • Yankees manager Aaron Boone goes on profane rant after ejection in first inning vs. Marlins

    USA Today "A fiery Aaron Boone was tossed from Friday night's game in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Already annoyed by plate umpire John Tumpane's strike zone, the Yankees manager was ejected by Tumpane in the bottom of first, with the Yanks trailing 3-0 to the Miami..." September 25

  • 5 reasons why Gary Sanchez is still the best catching option for the New York Yankees

    Sportsnaut "The New York Yankees are headed to the postseason, but catcher Gary Sanchez finds himself in the doghouse heading into October. Amid the All-Star catcher’s struggles in 2020, could he be in danger of losing his starting job? Let’s examine why the Yankees would be wise to..." September 25

  • Mookie Betts, Aaron Judge, Bryce Harper Lead MLB's Best-Selling Jerseys for 2020

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts led all MLB players in jersey sales during the 2020 season in his first year with the team after a trade from the Boston Red Sox.  Betts was followed by the New York Yankees' Aaron Judge and Philadelphia..." September 25

  • Yankees’ playoff run could be short if things don’t change soon

    New York Post "Moving day rapidly approaches, and the Yankees look like they have neither started packing nor notified their utilities nor hired the crew to transport their considerable belongings. They really need to get their act together, no? The Yankees departed the Queen City,..." September 25

  • Yankees have one shot at redemption after major letdown

    New York Post "Was this a parting gift or more of a first night of Hanukkah sort of thing? An exorcism or an appetizer? Either way, the Rays scouts monitoring Wednesday night’s action at Sahlen Field had to think, “This is the way the Yankees looked when they played..." September 24

  • Yankees giving Clarke Schmidt audition for MLB playoffs start

    New York Post "Clarke Schmidt is being lined up to start the Yankees’ season finale and that could be an audition for him being part of the postseason roster if the Yanks advance beyond the first round. Schmidt would start Sunday against the Marlins. If that goes well, the Yankees would think..." September 24

  • New York Yankees: Gleyber Torres is the newest global ambassador of Special Olympics

    Empire Sports Media "The Special Olympics global movement announced two new ambassadors, and they also happen to be the first MLB players to be considered as such. One is a member of the New York Yankees, shortstop Gleyber Torres, and the other one is fellow Venezuelan Willson Contreras, who plays for the..." September 24

  • MLB made it to the end of its pandemic-ravaged season. Was it worth the toll?

    USA Today "So, that was something. Can we never do it again, please? Major League Baseball’s 60-game season has stumbled into its final weekend dazed but intact, like a wayward outfielder spun around by a fly ball, only to right himself at the last and haul in the ball at the..." September 24

  • How empty ballparks would have changed MLB history -- and could alter games this October

    ESPN "Humans are heat factories. If the average human being produces heat at a rate of 80ish watts, then 19 humans hunched together would radiate as much heat as my 1,500-watt space heater. Humans' surplus heat warms a housing project in Paris, a 13-story office building in..." September 24

  • What Were the Most Memorable Moments of the 2020 Season?

    Bleacher Report "It's MLB mailbag time once again, and this time around, we asked Bleacher Report app users to choose the most memorable moment of the 2020 MLB season. The results were a mix of individual achievements, impressive team performances, COVID-19 issues, a bold challenge to..." September 23

  • Mariah Carey Says Derek Jeter Was 'Catalyst' in Divorce from Tommy Mottola

    Complex "In a recently released clip for the upcoming Apple+ show The Oprah Conversations (which premieres tomorrow), Mariah Carey told Oprah Winfrey that the captain himself, Derek Jeter, was "the catalyst" for her divorce from then-head of Sony..." September 23

  • Rays made shirt from Kevin Cash’s inflammatory remark towards Yankees

    Larry Brown Sports "The Tampa Bay Rays are definitely not apologizing for antagonizing their AL East division rivals. During a virtual media session on Wednesday, Rays pitcher Charlie Morton showed off a T-shirt that he and some other teammates were wearing. The shirt depicted several horses in a stable...." September 23

  • Underdogs? Don't tell these playoff teams

    MLB.com "The upset special is on the menu for a 2020 postseason featuring more teams and, perhaps, more randomness, with every entrant subjected to the whims of a best-of-three Wild Card Series presented by Hankook. What follows is a list of the Top 10 upsets in MLB postseason history. While..." September 23

  • MLB's strange 2020 season gives players to freedom to shine – and connect with fans like never before

    USA Today "Go ahead, be honest. You didn’t really miss us in the media this year – the reporters and camera crews, banned from the clubhouse during the pandemic, who always manage to turn 32 flavorful quotes into a big scoop of vanilla. Instead,..." September 23

  • 'The Luke Voit Show': How out-of-nowhere MVP candidate became Yankees' leading slugger

    ESPN "Luke Voit has had quite a journey: from a Missouri Valley Conference standout to a St. Louis Cardinals farmhand stuck without a spot in the majors to, as New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone likes to say, the star of "The Luke Voit Show." The..." September 23

  • Is a Yankees-Dodgers World Series Matchup Still Worth Dreaming About?

    Bleacher Report "At the outset of the 2020 MLB season, a World Series matchup between the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers was the most compelling and perhaps most likely endpoint. The first point? Arguably still true. The second? Less so, even though both..." September 23

  • MLB Designates Independent Atlantic League As “Partner League”

    Ballpark Digest "The Atlantic League has been designated the first MLB Partner League, extending the independent circuit’s relationship in terms of rules testing into areas like joint marketing and promotional opportunities. Prior to the 2019 season, MLB and the Atlantic..." September 23

  • Yankees president Randy Levine plans to personally argue against release of sign-stealing letter

    CBS Sports "As the abbreviated 2020 MLB regular season nears an end, the New York Yankees continue their behind-the-scenes legal battle to prevent a letter detailing MLB's investigation into sign-stealing in 2017 be made public. The letter stems from the Red Sox's Apple..." September 23

  • Yankees’ Tyler Lyons unable to pitch due to lineup card error

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Yankees wanted Tyler Lyons to pitch in Tuesday’s game for them, but that was not allowed due to an error. The Yankees signed Lyons on Tuesday and activated him to their roster. The team wanted to have Lyons pitch the bottom of the eighth inning as they..." September 23

  • ‘Pain-free’ Aaron Judge aims to regain his form before the playoffs

    Empire Sports Media "The 2020 season has been a tough one for New York Yankees‘ right fielder Aaron Judge. Not because he hasn’t produced; he has. However, he hasn’t been able to stay in one piece and play in the majority of the team’s games so far in the shortened 2020..." September 22

  • Rob Manfred: MLB plans to have fans at games during NLCS, World Series

    The Score "Major League Baseball plans to have fans attend games at Globe Life Field in Texas during the National League Championship Series and the World Series, according to commissioner Rob Manfred. "We are pressing ahead to have fans in Texas," Manfred told Bob Nightengale of..." September 22

  • J.A. Happ is Yankees secret weapon for the MLB Playoffs

    Sportsnaut "The New York Yankees have clinched a MLB Playoff spot, and they’ll spend the final week of the regular season making decisions on the final roster for the playoffs. Most of the New York Yankees’ roster is decided. Since they’ve been cruising of..." September 22

  • MLB's 2021 draft order expected to be based on 2020 standings

    The Score "As the shortened regular season nears its conclusion, it appears the worst teams in baseball have something to look forward to. MLB's 2021 draft order is highly likely to be determined by the results of the 2020 campaign, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan. " September 22

  • Tyler Lyons contract selected by Yankees

    CBS Sports "Tyler Lyons' contract was selected by the Yankees on Tuesday. Lyons has spent the entire season at the alternate training site, but he'll join the active roster for the first time in 2020 after right-hander Michael King was optioned to the alternate training..." September 22

  • 2020-21 MLB Free Agents

    MLB Trade Rumors "The following players are projected to reach free agency after the 2020 MLB season.  Numbers in parentheses represent the age at which the player will play the 2021 season. Catchers Alex Avila (34) Drew Butera (37) Welington Castillo (34) Jason..." September 22

  • Higher-seeded team will receive World Series 'home-field advantage'

    Yardbarker "The Associated Press (h/t ESPN) confirmed on Monday that the highest seed playing in the World Series will serve as the "home team" and receive the final at-bats in Games 1 and 2 and, if necessary, Games 6 and 7.  Per an agreement between the league and..." September 22

  • Arizona Fall League Cancels Season

    Baseball America "In a normal world, the Arizona Fall League would have begun on Thursday. Instead, citing an abundance of caution in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the league has been officially canceled for 2020. Specifically, MLB did not believe the AFL's traditional facilities—Salt..." September 22

  • Domingo German Won’t Pitch In 2020

    MLB Trade Rumors "Yankees right-hander Domingo German, who’s serving the remainder of an 81-game suspension Major League Baseball handed him in January, may have been able to help the club during the postseason this fall. However, manager Aaron Boone said Monday that German won’t have..." September 21

  • Mets to clean house, attempt to lure Brian Cashman to Queens

    Elite Sports NY "The media has been in a frenzy trying to speculate on what changes Steve Cohen is going to make to the New York Mets. The two most common reports are that Cohen isn’t going to make much change this year, but will hire a President of Baseball Operations to take over as the..." September 21

  • MLB, MLBPA commit $10 million to Players Alliance to promote increased Black participation in baseball

    CBS Sports "MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) on Monday announced a $10 million joint commitment to promote and enable increased Black participation in the sport of baseball at all levels. The commitment is being made through the Players Alliance, which comprises more than 100..." September 21

  • Yankees clinch 4th straight playoff berth

    New York Times "Before the 2020 season was originally supposed to begin in late March, the Yankees were considered among the favorites to win the World Series. Most of the team that won 103 games last season and reached the American League Championship Series was back. And they had added one of the best..." September 21

  • Yankees' Clint Frazier: Saving bug's life led to good-karma HR

    MLB.com "Clint Frazier lost his favorite undershirt, rescued an injured insect and mashed a homer. For the Yankees’ big-swinging outfielder, it was all in a day’s work. While returning to first base on a fourth-inning pickoff attempt in Saturday’s 8-0 win over..." September 20

  • New York Yankees Top 10’s: A history of great 3rd baseman, who were your favorites?

    Empire Sports Media "The New York Yankees, in their glorious history, have many of the best players ever to play at their positions in the history of MLB.  In this installment of Yankee top 10’s, I give my picks for the best Yankee 3rd baseman throughout the Yankees years.  In the very near..." September 20

  • New York Yankees: Manager Aaron Boone praises J.A. Happ after his latest gem

    Empire Sports Media "With last night’s victory against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, the New York Yankees have now won ten games in a row, which is huge for a team that had dropped 15 out of 20 prior to the current streak. Now, the Bombers’ will officially clinch the postseason with a win..." September 20

  • New York Yankees hitting coach Marcus Thames to be considered for Tigers manager

    Empire Sports Media "Reports indicate that New York Yankees hitting coach Marcus Thames will be considered for Detroit Tigers managerial vacancy. Ron Gardenhire was previously the manager of the Tigers, but abruptly retired on Saturday. He was expected to retire after the season, but didn’t feel..." September 20

  • Red Sox-Yankees delayed by intruder at Fenway Park

    The Score "Can 2020 get any weirder? Sunday's game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees was delayed during the eighth inning after an intruder somehow found his way into Fenway Park. " September 20

  • Crunch time: 7 things to watch in final week

    MLB.com "There are playoff spots on the line, injuries to keep an eye on and home-field advantages up in the air. The Marlins are on the verge of pulling off what would amount to a little bit of a baseball miracle. The Cardinals would be in that conversation as well. The Mariners are still..." September 20

  • Yankees’ Domingo German speaks out on his future in baseball

    Empire Sports Media "The starting rotation for the New York Yankees in 2021 will be far different than the one they featured this season. For starters, James Paxton will undoubtedly depart from the Bronx, and the jury is still out on Masahiro Tanaka and JA Happ. Both have looked solid during..." September 20

  • Ron Roenicke Offers Update On Alex Verdugo

    NESN "Alex Verdugo left Boston’s 6-5 loss in the bottom of the third inning with what the team called hamstring tightness. And even though this is a lost season for the Sox, it certainly didn’t make it any better to lose arguably its best player. But..." September 19

  • Red Sox legend David Ortiz says he tested positive for COVID-19: 'Man, this is no joke'

    CBS Sports "The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees renewed their historic rivalry Friday night with the first of three games at Fenway Park (GameTracker). Red Sox legend David Ortiz appeared on the NESN television broadcast and revealed he recently tested positive for..." September 19

  • Aaron Judge on Yankees’ chances: ‘We have best team out there’

    New York Post "So much about baseball has changed since March 12, when the first spring training was shut down due to the coronavirus. Empty ballparks. Seven-inning doubleheaders. Designated hitters in the AL and NL. Alternate sites replaced minor league games. Teams forced to quarantine after..." September 18

  • Welcome back Mr. Sanchez, we were waiting for you

    Empire Sports Media "For most of the 2020 season, Gary Sanchez has struggled. The New York Yankees‘ starting catcher has a .145/.253/.374 line with a .274 wOBA and a 69 wRC+ in 41 games and 150 plate appearances, and there is a good chance he finishes the season below the Mendoza line. That’s fine,..." September 18

  • Yankees' Brett Gardner hopes to play in 2021

    MSN.com "Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner debuted in the majors in 2008, but it’s possible this will be the 37-year-old’s final season in the bigs. If it’s up to Gardner, however, that won’t be the case. He said Friday (via Bryan Hoch of MLB.com) that he..." September 18

  • MLB, MLBPA announce two new positive COVID-19 tests over past week

    Sportsnet "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association announced Friday that there have been two positive COVID-19 tests across baseball over the last week. Of the 12,381 samples collected and tested through the end of Sept. 17, none of the positive results came from major league..." September 18

  • MLB Players And Mascots Must Band Together to Destroy the Cardboard Cutout Fans

    The Big Lead "Major League Baseball's shortened regular season is coming to a close and its extended postseason is fast approaching. When the playoffs arrive, teams will leave their home ballparks and move to regional bubbles, leaving their fans behind. That means the time to destroy the cardboard..." September 18

  • Yankees' Aaron Judge: 'I'm not a fan' of playoff bubble, format

    New York Daily News "Aaron Boone left his house with two suitcases, plenty of underwear and hoping not to be back for at least six weeks. The Yankees manager’s young family have kids involved in school and other activities. It would have been too much to uproot them and put them in the MLB quarantine for..." September 18

  • Prepare for wild Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton roller coaster

    New York Post "Ready for another ride on this pinstriped tilt-a-whirl? It could provide you with life-changing thrills. It could detach from its bolts and wreak havoc on the entire Yankees universe. It’s Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton together again, and what choice do..." September 17

  • Yankees' DJ LeMahieu battling familiar foe for batting title

    Empire Sports Media "In 2019, New York Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu fell just short of Tim Anderson for the AL batting title. Now in 2020, LeMahieu is at it with Anderson once again for the title. LeMahieu had an opportunity to win it in 2019 up until the very end. However, two 0-for-3 games to..." September 17

  • Miguel Andujar's agent hints Yankees are manipulating client's service time

    New York Post "Miguel Andujar’s yo-yo-like season between the Yankees and their alternate site isn’t sitting well with his agent. Andujar had finally gotten hot during his most recent call-up — hitting 11-for-31 (.355) with a .975 OPS since Sept. 4 — but he was still..." September 17