John Axford’s First Appearance as Cleveland Indians Closer Encouraging

John Axford

The Oakland Athletics made John Axford’s first three outs as the closer for the Cleveland Indians a long process, throwing 26 pitches (14 balls, 12 strikes). Two of the five batter’s at-bats ended in swinging strikeouts for the now 31-year-old […]

New York Yankees Searching for Setup Man

Shawn Kelley

The New York Yankees entered the offseason knowing there would be a changing of the guard in respects to the closer position as Mariano Rivera shut the door on a historic career. David Robertson has been heavily endorsed by the […]

David Robertson: New York Yankees’ Closer Will Never Be Mariano Rivera, But He’ll Still Shine

David Robertson

New York Yankees closing pitcher David Robertson sure has some big shoes to fill this upcoming MLB season. It’s not easy replacing a legend, but Robertson will do his very best to impersonate the greatest closer to ever grace the […]

New York Yankees Forming Future Core with Brett Gardner Extension


Months of speculation about whether or not Brett Gardner would depart from the Bronx came to an end as the New York Yankees signed the veteran outfielder to a four-year extension worth $52 million. Now that Gardner will be a […]

New York Yankees: Derek Jeter Smart to Retire Following 2014 Season

Derek Jeter

It’s finally happening. New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has announced via his Facebook page that he will be retiring at the end of the 2014 season — ending his career as one of the greatest to play his position […]

New York Yankees 2014 Spring Training Profile: Manny Banuelos

Manny Banuelos

Manny Banuelos was 17-years-old when the New York Yankees bought him from the Mexican League in 2008 (the same deal that brought Alfredo Aceves to the Bronx). He immediately began to dominate the Minor Leagues and almost made it to […]

Greg Holland To Be Kansas City Royals’ Mainstay For Years To Come

Greg Holland

With Mariano Rivera bowing out of the game of baseball last fall, the Kansas City Royals might just have the best closer in the american league on their roster. Sure, Greg Holland isn’t exactly a household name, but his statistics […]

New York Yankees Wise To Pass On Fernando Rodney

Fernando Rodney

Fernando Rodney has agreed to a two-year, $14 million contract with the Seattle Mariners. Prior to the deal, some believed the New York Yankees could have used Rodney as a backup closer should David Robertson get hurt or fail to […]

Who Will Be New York Yankees’ Setup Man In 2014?


As the 2014 MLB season approaches, the reality that Mariano Rivera will not be showing up for Spring Training this year is beginning to settle in. The departure of Mo causes a panic among the New York Yankees and their fans. The […]

New York Yankees Should Consider Fernando Rodney

Fernando Rodney

Just four months removed from missing the playoffs for the second time in the past 20 years, the New York Yankees have filled their dugout with high-priced free agents, but they didn’t attend to their bullpen. With a less than […]

10 MLB Stars That the Game Will Truly Miss in 2014

Todd Helton Sign

New York Yankees: Dellin Betances Must Step Up As Power Bullpen Arm


Mariano Rivera is retired, Boone Logan signed with the Colorado Rockies, and Joba Chamberlain will be hanging sliders and leaving fastballs over the heart of the plate for the Detroit Tigers in 2014. That’s three of the five New York […]