1. New York Yankees: Can Greatness Still Be Expected of A-Rod in Playoffs?

    Alex Rodriguez locked in on a Brian Matusz offering Monday and unleashed the instantly-recognizable swing that has always seemed too easy, too effortless, to do any real damage.But we know better by now...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about almost 4 years ago 593 reads 2 comments

  2. Forget Cy Young, CC Sabathia Is the AL MVP

    One of the more annoying aspects of 21st century baseball fandom has come by way of the dreaded stat geek.You probably think I'm going down the route of "The RBI is the only stat that ...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about almost 4 years ago 1,793 reads 38 comments

  3. Marcus Thames Emerges As Unlikely New York Yankee Hero

    I'll admit that I wasn't always the biggest Marcus Thames fan.I hated his long swing. I hated how he played the outfield like a foreign exchange student in gym class. I even hated his name—and no, not his oddly pronounced last name...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about almost 4 years ago 862 reads 6 comments

  4. New York Yankees' Title Hopes Ride on Return of Andy Pettitte

    Looking back, it's astounding to think that the Yankees ever let Andy Pettitte get away.He's only been the guts of every championship rotation the franchise has assembled in the past 15 years, after all...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about almost 4 years ago 266 reads 0 comments

  5. New York Yankees: Is Mark Teixeira Having a Good Year?

    Here's your River & Sunset question of the day: Is Mark Teixeira having a good season?Many of his statistics would say absolutely. He ranks top five in the American League in home runs (28), runs scored (94), RBI (91) and walks (73)...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about almost 4 years ago 931 reads 5 comments

  6. New York Yankees: Faith in Javier Vazquez in Short Supply

    It's starting to look increasingly clear that—now some three quarters into the season—the Yankees have lost their gamble on Javier Vazquez...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about almost 4 years ago 491 reads 3 comments

  7. New York Yankees: Genius Joe Girardi At It Again

    Back in the day, there was a pro wrestler who went by the moniker of The Genius. You may remember him.As you could guess, The Genius' entire shtick was centered around his (supposed) immense level of intelligence...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about 4 years ago 876 reads 9 comments

  8. New York Yankees: Lance Berkman Gets Noticed For Wrong Reasons

    Had old George still been around, the incident clearly would have led to a public flogging, and maybe, even an old-fashioned water boarding, military aficionado that "The Boss" was...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about 4 years ago 2,509 reads 13 comments

  9. Making Sense of Alex Rodriguez and No. 600

    Alex Rodriguez hit a home run yesterday. You may have heard about it. He's now done this 600 times since entering the Major Leagues...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about 4 years ago 225 reads 3 comments

  10. New York Yankees: Buckled Up for Turbulence in the Bronx

    If you want a tidy little starting point for this current Yankee slide, let us travel back to the salad days of pre-trade deadline baseball...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about 4 years ago 325 reads 0 comments

  11. Tracking the Cash: Brian Cashman's Yankees Moves at the Trade Deadline

    Brian Cashman was a lowly intern when he joined the Yankees organization in 1986, but he proved skillful at climbing the most slippery corporate ladder in professional sports...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about 4 years ago 3,159 reads 7 comments

  12. New York Yankees: Joba Chamberlain Reaching Point of No Return

    Last July, I wrote a story titled "Joba Chamberlain for Roy Halladay: Would You Pull the Trigger? " I did this with a straight face. There were no drugs in my system at the time...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about 4 years ago 543 reads 1 comments

  13. New York Yankees: Bench Still Needs Reinforcements

    Before Rick Pitino was best known for doing dirty, awful things to mid-western restaurant patrons, he was a well-respected college basketball coach. And before that, he was the coach of the Boston Celtics...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about 4 years ago 410 reads 0 comments

  14. With George Steinbrenner Gone, Uncertainty Creeps Into Yankee Universe

    We begin the season's second half tonight living in a post-Boss world, and I for one am a little uneasy about it. We heard from Hal Steinbrenner's people on Thursday that the family doesn't plan on selling the Yankees...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about 4 years ago 407 reads 7 comments

  15. George Steinbrenner: The 10 Greatest Feuds

    George Steinbrenner owns the back pages of New York's tabloids one last time today, the day after his passing at the age of 80. Steinbrenner helped restore the Yankees to status as baseball's marquee team in his 37-year run as owner...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about 4 years ago 419 reads 1 comments

  16. New York Yankees: Patience Wearing Thin Over Offense

    Let's get this out of the way up top: There's no shame in being shut down by Cliff Lee and Felix Hernandez in back-to-back nights. They are, arguably, two of the top five pitchers in the American League right now...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about 4 years ago 1,251 reads 4 comments

  17. Hey, Joe: Breaking Down the New York Yankees Managers

    As you may have heard, tonight's interleague opener between the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers doubles as a reunion between Joe Torre and the franchise he once helped lead to four World Series titles...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about 4 years ago 471 reads 7 comments

  18. Are You Really Still Angry About A.J. Burnett?

    As I was taking in the hideous stylings of one Allan James Burnett last night at Chase Field, I thought it would be fun to gauge the A.J. Love on some sure-to-be completely rational New York Yankee message boards...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about 4 years ago 241 reads 6 comments

  19. With The Doc In, Time For CC Sabathia to Step Up

    Complaining about CC Sabathia's sluggish start with the Yankees is kind of like Tom Brady complaining that Gisele Bundchen hogs the covers when they're in bed. No one feels sorry for you...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about 4 years ago 152 reads 0 comments

  20. Which New York Yankee Has the Highest Trade Value?

    In the hours following Stephen Strasburg's Brendan-Fraser-in-The-Scout -level debut for the Nationals on Tuesday, my buddy Howie posed this question to me (@danhanzus ) via Twitter: ...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about 4 years ago 2,238 reads 14 comments

  21. New York Yankees: Time To Send a Teix Message?

    When Mark Teixeira struck out for the fifth time against the Blue Jays on Saturday, it did more than just match the worst individual performance of his career. It also marked the exact moment the Yankees first baseman finally hit rock bottom...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about 4 years ago 775 reads 10 comments

  22. New York Yankees Unkind to the Have-nots

    I don't know who pissed him off, but Grim Reaper is on a mean tear lately. First was Dennis Hopper. Then Gary Coleman. Then Rue McClanahan. Now it sounds like John Wooden...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about 4 years ago 339 reads 2 comments

  23. New York Yankees: Just Win (Ugly), Baby

    Sometimes your name can take you a long way. Take Miguel Tejada, for instance. For all intents and purposes, Tejada's career is in a irreversible nosedive...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about 4 years ago 186 reads 3 comments

  24. New York Yankees Fighting Through Rough Patch

    Beginning misguided rant in three...two...one... The New York Yankees and My9 are a match made in hell. I wish I had the statistics to back this up—and let's face it, a rudimentary ...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about 4 years ago 268 reads 3 comments

  25. Red (Sox) Alert: Yankees Putting Distance Between Rival

    Chan Ho Park's legacy in the Bronx can essentially be boiled down to two components: 1) The opening night gastrointestinal issues that made him a YouTube sensation . 2) His propensity for allowing home runs to the Boston Red Sox...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about over 4 years ago 254 reads 16 comments