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  • Open Thread: March 4th Camp Notes March 5, 2015
    Your browser does not support iframes.The Yankees threatened in the ninth, but, unlikely Tuesday, there was no miracle comeback Wednesday afternoon. The team dropped their first home Grapefruit League game 3-1 to the Phillies. Gary Sanchez plated the only run with a sacrifice fly and Nick Noonan struck out looking to end the game with [...] Open Thread: Marc […]
    Mike Axisa
  • A-Rod makes Spring Training debut, goes 1-for-2 in first game since 2013 March 4, 2015
    Your browser does not support iframes.After nearly 18 months since his last game action, Alex Rodriguez returned to the field and made his Spring Training debut this afternoon. He started at DH and batted second, and went 1-for-2 with a single to left, a ground out to short, and a walk in the Yankees’ first [...] A-Rod makes Spring Training debut, goes 1-for […]
    Mike Axisa
  • The Low Expectations for Stephen Drew [2015 Season Preview] March 4, 2015
    If he was two or three years older, the season Stephen Drew had last year might have been a career-ender. Players in their mid-30s don’t get to come back from that, at least not on a contract that guarantees them $5M. Seasons like that usually result in a minor league contract or a forced retirement. [...] The Low Expectations for Stephen Drew [2015 Season P […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Spring Training Game Thread: A-Rod Returns March 4, 2015
    It has been almost a year and a half since Alex Rodriguez last played in any sort of baseball game. Today, after sitting out all of last year with his suspension, A-Rod returns to the field and will make his Grapefruit League debut. It is only Spring Training, but Alex admitted yesterday he was nervous, [...] Spring Training Game Thread: A-Rod Returns is a p […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Thoughts following the first Grapefruit League game March 4, 2015
    The Yankees played their first Grapefruit League game of the year yesterday afternoon and boy was it great to see baseball back. Yeah, the game ended in a tie, but who cares. Here are some thoughts after the first organized game of 2015. 1. First things first: I already love the new pace of play [...] Thoughts following the first Grapefruit League game is a […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Open Thread: March 3rd Camp Notes March 4, 2015
    Your browser does not support iframes.The Yankees opened Grapefruit League play with a 5-5 tie with the Phillies today. They were one strike away from a 5-2 loss when top prospect Aaron Judge hit a two-out, two-strike, game-tying three-run homer off actual big leaguer Mario Hollands in the top of the ninth. Jose Pirela also [...] Open Thread: March 3rd Camp […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Update: Luis Torrens to miss 2015 due to shoulder surgery March 3, 2015
    Tuesday: Torrens was diagnosed with a torn right labrum and will have surgery tomorrow, the Yankees announced. He will miss the entire 2015 season. Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York will perform the surgery. Bummer. Monday: Luis Torrens‘ shoulder is acting up again. George King reported late last week [...] Update: Luis Torren […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Armed with new mechanics, Masahiro Tanaka looks to be the exception after elbow injury March 3, 2015
    Since the very first day of Spring Training, Alex Rodriguez has dominated the headlines from Yankees’ camp. They’re inescapable. Hopefully that will start to change now that Grapefruit League play has begun, but I’m guessing that’s not the case. C’est la vie. Despite A-Rod‘s presence, the single most important story in camp this year is [...] Armed with new […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Spring Training Game Thread: Baseball Returns! March 3, 2015
    After five long months of offseason, Yankees baseball returns this afternoon. The team begins Grapefruit League play today with a quick trip over the causeway to Clearwater to play the Phillies. Yeah, I know it’s only Spring Training, but it’s baseball. And baseball is way better than no baseball in my book. As always, the [...] Spring Training Game Thread: […]
    Mike Axisa
  • Teixeira’s Last Chance for Redemption [2015 Season Preview] March 3, 2015
    By the end of 2012, it was hard not to be sick of Mark Teixeira. Everything seemed rosy in 2009, the first season of his eight-year deal, but the good vibes didn’t last long. He still added pop to the lineup, but he lost a little something each season after that glorious Yankees debut. At [...] Teixeira’s Last Chance for Redemption [2015 Season Preview] is a […]
    Joe Pawlikowski

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