Do the Yankees really need an FA big bat?

Brian Cashman recently stated that the Yankees are after a big bat. Now the club has some room to spend after they traded away Brian McCann and after Mark Teixeira hung up his spikes, it appears that the team is willing to spend again. But is it a wise decision to do so? In the …

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C.C. Sabathia earned the fifth rotation spot? Yeah right!!

Despite the fact that the Yankees declared that the race for the fifth rotation spot would be an open one, Joe Giradi announced that C.C. Sabathia will fill the fifth spot. Open race? Really? Compare his numbers with those of Ivan Nova. At least the Red Sox have the guts, to bench a player with a …

After getting Chapman, what are Yankees’ true intentions?

After the Yankees acquired Aroldis Chapman in a trade with the Reds, they said rather quick that they want to keep the bullpen together as it is. So with Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Chapman this would be a formidable backend of the Yankees' bullpen. But do the Yankees really want to keep the three together …

Yankees clinch play off birth with historic victory

Photo: Howard Simmons/New York Daily News After being put on the rack by the Red Sox in the previous three games, the Yankees clinched one of the two American League wild cards with their 10,000th win in franchise history. Three solo homeruns by Carlos Beltran, Greg Byrd and Rob Refsnyder made the difference. In the …

The Yankees are slowly imploding

So far the Yankees have done a lot better than many, including me expected. Most fans and experts expected the team to finish near last place. But much to my surprise, the team was a contender for the biggest part of the season. The Yankees have been a streaking team this year. Long winning streaks …

Sabathia’s injury a blessing in disguise

Last night C.C. Sabathia left the game in the third inning with one out to go. Once again he was bothered by knee problems. I guess you know that I haven't been too high on Sabathia in the last seasons. He isn't his old self. This showed early in the season. He tried a different …

Rumors, rumors, trade rumors: Samardzija to Yankees?

With the trading deadline nearing, the rumors about players are swirling around. The Yankees would be interested in Jeff Samardzija of the White Sox. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Samardzija would be a good fit with the Yankees. Samardzija's ERA is at 4.33. Noramlly I tend to say that an ERA like this …

The Yankees’ season so far from a different perspective

The season is underway for two weeks now. The Yankees are 6-7 after last night's close loss vs Detroit. Disappointing? Yes and no. Disappointing because as a fan you always want your team to do well. Not disappointing because the team is rebuilding and that takes time and Sabathia did a LOT better than I …

Yankees and Dutchies in the Majors, Tuesday April 14

The Yankees lost to the Orioles 4-3 and C.C. Sabathia gave up all the runs that the O's scored. To me the most important thing was that Didi Gregorius got a basehit out of three at bats and that he scored a run. Unfortunately he committed one fielding error (his first of the season) but …

Yankees and Dutchies in Spring Training, Friday April 3

C.C. Sabathia started the game vs the Nationals and six batters later he had given up three runs already. The the remaining 4.1 innings on he mound, he settled down, but once again this Spring Training he was tabbed with the loss (L 0-3). Perhaps the Yankees can trade Sabathia. I wonder if they will …

Spring Training funnies

Yesterday, yankees.com came up with a clip in which Dellin Betances, Brian McCann, CC. Sabathia, Jacoby Ellsbury and Didi Gregorius played a part of the kids movie "The Sandlot", shot in 1993. Compare the Yankee version with the original version.  I hope that the Yankees' baseball skills are better than their acting skills. 😉  For …

Yankees thinking about a six-man rotation

The Yankees are mullling a six-man rotation. Six? Yup, according to the New York Post and then it must be true. 😉 The Bronx Bombers are trying everything to keep Masahiro Tanaka healty. He was bothered by a small ligament tear in his right elbow, which still may not be healed completely. Even though Tanaka …

Spending spree from past haunting Yankees now

The farce that has been unfolding around A-Rod in the last couple of weeks makes me really think that the Yankees want to get rid of Alex Rodriguez. First of all, they still owe him another $61 million and they have a separate deal with him that will pay him a couple of millions more, …

Teams are standing in line for Johan Santana

Johan Santana (36), who tried to make a combeack with the Orioles last year but faltered thanks to a torn left Achilles tendon, is followed by at least six teams. Santana pitched two perfect innings last Tuesday in a Venezuelan Winter League game in which he only needed 17 pitches. The last four seasons Santana …

Sabathia claims to be without pain

CC Sabathia underwent surgery to his right knee in July 2014 after he had just pitched in eight games (3-4 record and a 5.28 ERA). Sabathia said that he has played catch recently and that he didn't feel any pain. He is planning to do some bullpen sessions in the coming weeks. Playing catch... I …