New York Yankees’ Bullpen Will Be Tested In Michael Pineda’s Absence

Michael Pineda, New York Yankees

At the beginning of this season, the New York Yankees’ starting rotation was questionable to say the least. However, despite coming into the season as major question marks, Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda have been absolutely electric. The only real low […]

C.C. Sabathia Can Be New York Yankees’ Ace If He Avoids The Big Inning

C.C. Sabathia, New York Yankees

The Seattle Mariners defeated the New York Yankees 6-3 on Tuesday night. C.C. Sabathia took the loss, bringing his record to 3-3 on the year with a 5.11 ERA. Sabathia’s statistics are deceiving. He entered this season facing a plethora […]

Michael Pineda And 10 Pitchers Who Were Caught Using Pine Tar

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Robinson Cano Deserves Cheers In His First At-Bat In Yankee Stadium, Boos Afterwards

Robinson Cano

On Tuesday night, the Seattle Mariners will travel to the Bronx to play the New York Yankees. It will be Robinson Cano’s first return to Yankee Stadium after signing a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Mariners in the offseason. […]

Masahiro Tanaka, Jose Abreu Are Early Favorites For AL Rookie Of The Year

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It’s only April, but the AL ROY award is already a two-man race – one pitcher, one hitter. Masahiro Tanaka came to the New York Yankees with overwhelming expectations after going 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA and .943 WHIP in […]

David Robertson Must Avoid Deep Counts To Succeed As New York Yankees’ Closer

David Robertson, John Ryan Murphy, New York Yankees

The New York Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Saturday, andit was truly a day of firsts. Foremost among the top story lines from the game was John Ryan Murphy’s big day at the plate. The soon to […]

Making Sense Of Michael Pineda’s Suspension And MLB’s Unofficial Official Pine Tar Rules

Michael Pineda, New York Yankees

Official Rule  8.02 in the MLB rulebook states: “The pitcher shall not apply a foreign substance of any kind to the ball.” New York Yankees’ pitcher Michael Pineda has been suspended 10 games for using pine tar in his last […]

In Spite Of Jeers, New York Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury Is Killing The Boston Red Sox This Year

Jacoby Ellsbury, New York Yankees

New York Yankees’ center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury received cheers from the classier fans in his return to Fenway Park. For the most part, however, he was booed in his team’s latest three-game set against the Boston Red Sox. Signs displaying […]

New York Yankees’ Ivan Nova Makes Difficult But Correct Decision By Opting For Tommy John Surgery

Ivan Nova, New York Yankees

Ivan Nova will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn UCL. The New York Yankees’ starter left in the fifth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on Apr. 19 after feeling a pop in his right […]

Michael Pineda Lets New York Yankees Down With Blatant, Repeated Use Of Pine Tar

Michael Pineda, Derek Jeter, New York Yankees

In his last start against the Boston Red Sox on Apr. 10, cameras caught Michael Pineda with what appeared to be pine tar on his right hand. Though the New York Yankees’ starter had washed the substance off by the fifth […]

David Robertson’s Return To New York Yankees Couldn’t Have Come At A Better Time

David Robertson, New York Yankees

The New York Yankees have activated David Robertson from the 15-day disabled list, and the closer’s return could not have come at a better time. With Ivan Nova’s UCL tear and imminent Tommy John surgery, the Yankees will have to […]

Vidal Nuno Should Replace Ivan Nova In New York Yankees’ Starting Rotation

Vidal Nuno, New York Yankees

New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova has been diagnosed with a partially torn UCL and placed on the disabled list. Though there’s been no official announcement, he will likely become the 15th pitcher this season to undergo Tommy John surgery. […]