Tag Archives: Joe Girardi

Yankees impressed with Nathan Eovaldi this Spring


When Nathan Eovaldi came to camp this Spring, the Yankees had a vague idea of what they were to expect of him. They expected Eovaldi to throw at least 98 MPH, they expected him to have a dazzling fastball and they expected him to work on his breaking pitches. After three starts and a first-hand ...

Posted in Yankees News | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Yankees send out potential Opening Day lineup vs. Rays

Jacoby Ellsbury 5

For the first time this Spring, all nine starters are in the lineup at the same time, and at first glance, the lineup looks pretty deep. There's speed at the top, power in the middle and the guys that could be full of surprises at the bottom. The starter for today's game is Michael Pineda ...

Posted in Yankees News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yankees tab Michael Pineda to start on Monday


Tomorrow, Adam Warren will get the start for the Yankees as they oppose Doug Fister and the Washington Nationals, but who is Joe Girardi going to send to the mound on Monday against the Tampa Bay Rays? The answer is Michael Pineda, and he'd be just the second locked-in starter from the rotation to appear ...

Posted in Yankees News | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Brian Cashman: “I don’t think we need a captaincy”


One of the most iconic roles in baseball is being the captain of the New York Yankees. In fact, there have been only 16 captains, ranging from Clark Griffith to Babe Ruth to Lou Gehrig to Thurman Munson to Don Mattingly to Derek Jeter. So, it was rather surprising to hear Brian Cashman say that ...

Posted in Editorial | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments

Yankees 2014-15 Offseason in Review


Last offseason, the Yankees spent nearly $500 Million to boost the offense (Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran) and the rotation (Masahiro Tanaka). However, this offseason they took a more economical approach, an approach that had fans questioning whether this was George Steinbrenner's Yankees or the economical Yankees. Believe it or not, this offseason was ...

Posted in Discussion, Editorial, Yankees News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

Random thoughts going into tomorrow’s Spring opener

Alex Rodriguez 6

The Yankees are playing an intrasquad game today in preparation for their Grapefruit League opener tomorrow. It would be the first "baseball game" the Yankees have played since last September, and for Alex Rodriguez, it would be the first game he's played in almost two years. As the games begin tomorrow, I had some thoughts ...

Posted in Editorial, Yankees News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Yankees unsure when Alex Rodriguez will make Spring debut


Earlier today, the Yankees announced their starters for the first three games of Spring Training. However, one thing that wasn't disclosed was when Alex Rodriguez would play his first Spring game. Manager Joe Girardi toyed with the idea of having Rodriguez go with the team on Tuesday to Clearwater when the Yankees play the Philadelphia Phillies ...

Posted in Yankees News | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Yankees want Didi Gregorius to play like himself–not like Derek Jeter


Since position players reported to camp on Wednesday, the focus had been on Alex Rodriguez. In fact, all of the attention had been on Rodriguez after he returned from a year long suspension for his involvement in a steroids scandal. But with games beginning on Tuesday, the attention will shift to Didi Gregorius, who will ...

Posted in Editorial, Yankees News | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments