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Yankees are going to really test Starlin Castro’s flexibility

NY Post (George A. King III) — Because Starlin Castro has played but 38 big league games at second base after the Cubs shifted him from shortstop last season, using the right-handed hitter as a backup shortstop and possibly at...
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Yankees will have competition for Cuba’s next big slugger

NY Post (Joel Sherman) — Yulieski Gourriel and his younger brother, Lourdes, were said to have defected from Cuba in several reports. Before exiting, Yulieski generally was viewed as the best player left in Cuba — a...
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Yankees and Chicago Cubs battle it out (on Twitter, of course)

NJ.com (Ryan Hatch | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Who Tweeted it best?
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Yankees should mold Betances into fledgling Mariano Rivera

NY Post (Joel Sherman) — To honor the 20th anniversary of Joe Torre’s first champion, the Yankees should turn Dellin Betances into Mariano Rivera, circa 1996. To accomplish this, the Yankees should make Aroldis Chapman...
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Yankees' legend Mel Stottlemyre's health improving, report says

NJ.com (Brendan Kuty | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Stottlemyre seemingly winning battle with blood cancer
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Does N.J.'s Rick Porcello regret signing with Boston Red Sox?

NJ.com (Brendan Kuty | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — The Seton Hall Prep legend talked about his contract recently
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10 reasons to watch Yankees spring training in 2016

NJ.com (Ryan Hatch | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — A-Rod (of course), Didi (Gold Glove?), and many more...
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Yankees' boss who signed Luis Severino gets high praise

NJ.com (Brendan Kuty | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Baseball America says club's international scouting program "comprehensive"
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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez a future manager? 1 teammate thinks so

NJ.com (Joe Giglio | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Could Alex Rodriguez go from the batters box to dugout? Andrew Miller thinks he has what it takes.
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Don't forget this Yankees prospect's name

NJ.com (Brendan Kuty | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — 17-year-old shortstop could be among the game's best prospects in a year, report says
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Could star rookie push Yankees' Brian McCann for playing time?

NJ.com (Brendan Kuty | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) —
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Super Bowl 2016: Why was Kevin Durant a photographer on the field? (PHOTOS)

NJ.com (Charles Curtis | For NJ Advance Media) — The Oklahoma City Thunder was working during the big game ... and ex-Yankee Derek Jeter is responsible.
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Super Bowl 2016: Derek Jeter, Kobe Bryant reflect on Peyton Manning (VIDEO)

NJ.com (James Kratch | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Both New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant reflected on Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in interviews with NFL Network prior to Super Bowl 50.
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Yankees sign former 1st-round pick Jared Mitchell to minor-league deal, report says

NJ.com (Maria Guardado | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — The center fielder was the 23rd overall pick in 2009
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John Sterling, Suzyn Waldman will return to Yankees radio booth, report says

NJ.com (Maria Guardado | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — The duo will be back for its 12th season together
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The Yankees' best tweets of the offseason

NJ.com (Brendan Kuty | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) —
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Mel Stottlemyre, battling blood cancer, in improving health

NY Daily News (JOHN HARPER) — Happy to report that Mel Stottlemyre’s health is much-improved as he continues to battle multiple myeloma.
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The Cespedes gamble: The biggest MLB position-change risks

NY Post (Joel Sherman) — For much of this offseason, the Mets shied away from Yoenis Cespedes, in part, because they questioned if he was a full-time center fielder. The numbers back up the concern. Among 42 players with...
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Sterling, Waldman close to new 2-year deals with WFAN

NY Daily News (BOB RAISSMAN) — John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman look to be headed back to the Yankees WFAN radio booth for their 12th season together.
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Here's who the Yankees are picking in the Super Bowl

NJ.com (Ryan Hatch | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Yankees become SB prognosticators
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Blog Articles

Monday Night Open Thread

River Avenue Blues (Mike Axisa) — Your browser does not support iframes.In his weekly Sunday Notes column, David Laurila passed along a quote from Andrew Miller praising Alex Rodriguez. “You hear our hitters talk about his...
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Flashing Back to Game 1 of the 1996 ALCS

River Avenue Blues (Sung-Min Kim) — We have one last Retro Week article left over after it was delayed late last week. Enjoy our final flash back to the 1996 Yankees. You guys know what game this is: The Jeffrey Maier game....
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Revisiting the MLBTR Archives: February 2011

River Avenue Blues (Mike Axisa) — Retro Week is now in the rear-view mirror, and since it’s a new month, it’s time to look back through the MLB Trade Rumors archive. This seems like a good way to transition from Retro...
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Should the Yankees Look Into The Defected Gurriel Brothers?

Yanks Go Yard (Michael Cambria) — Each will seek a contract with a Major League club, which can potentially will make whatever’s left of the current off-season much more interesting, especially considering both brothers and...
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Sanchez: Yulieski and Lourdes Gurriel defect from Cuba

River Avenue Blues (Mike Axisa) — Brothers Yulieski Gurriel and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. have defected from Cuba and are looking to sign with MLB teams, reports Jesse Sanchez. They’ve gone by Gourriel in the past but dropped the...
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Can the Yankees 5 “Worst” Contracts Actually Turn Them Around?

Yanks Go Yard (Dan Dechenaux) — With the New York Yankees recent strategy of getting younger and avoiding high cost- long term deals, the NY Post has identified, and ranked, five contracts that stick out like a sore thumb. But...
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Fan Confidence Poll: February 8th, 2016

River Avenue Blues (Mike Axisa) — 2015 Season Record: 87-75 (764 RS, 698 RA, 88-74 pythag. record), lost wildcard game Top stories from last week: The Yankees suffered their first major injury of the year: Greg Bird will miss the...
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Poll: Yanks Go Yard Super Bowl 50 Staff Picks

Yanks Go Yard (Michael Cambria) — After all, the Super Bowl is the last major sporting event to take place before America’s past time officially takes over the world of sports, so we decided to give you, the greatest fans in...
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Searching for Innings

River Avenue Blues (Matt Imbrogno) — In bolstering their pitching staff this year, the Yankees opted to continue their recent trend of bullpen dominance. From Mariano Rivera to Rafael Soriano, David Robertson, and Andrew Miller, the...
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Alex Rodriguez Emerging as a Leader for the Yankees in 2016

Yanks Go Yard (Harrison Marder) — It looks like Alex Rodriguez is putting his 20-plus years of experience in Major League Baseball to good use. Brendan Kuty of NJ.com said the 40-year-old Rodriguez has taken to social media to...
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Yanks Go Yard Radio Show Rewind: Nick Goody Interview

Yanks Go Yard (Ricky Keeler) — On Wednesday night, I talked with Nick Goody about his Major League debut last season and what his goals are for the 2016 season During this week’s episode of the Yanks Go Yard Radio Show, I was...
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Minor League Notes: Mateo, Garcia, Signings, Releases

River Avenue Blues (Mike Axisa) —  Your browser does not support iframes.The video above is OF Aaron Judge discussing his experience at MLB’s annual rookie development camp. SS Tyler Wade was there as well. I saw him walking...
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Weekend Open Thread

River Avenue Blues (Mike Axisa) — I didn’t have much time to read anything this week — Retro Week posts take longer to research and write than regular posts — so I don’t have any links to pass along this...
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Judge, Mateo, Kaprielian headline 2016 Spring Training invitees

River Avenue Blues (Mike Axisa) — Earlier today the Yankees announced their list of non-roster Spring Training invitees for the 2016 season. A total of 25 non-roster players were invited, so add in the guys on the 40-man roster,...
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RAB Live Chat

River Avenue Blues (Mike Axisa) — The post RAB Live Chat appeared first on River Avenue Blues .
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Aaron Judge and Jorge Mateo invited to big-league camp

ESPN Aaron Judge and Jorge Mateo invited to big-league camp
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Back on Top of the Baseball World: Doc Gooden’s No-Hitter

River Avenue Blues (Mike Axisa) — It’s easy to forget Doc Gooden was only 31 when he signed with the Yankees prior to the 1996 season. He broke in with the Mets at age 19 and was a sensation. George Steinbrenner wanted a...
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Friday chat reminder

River Avenue Blues (Mike Axisa) — Only two more chats until Spring Training! We can talk about Retro Week, Greg Bird‘s injury, and a bunch of other stuff this afternoon. See you at 2:30pm ET. The post Friday chat reminder ...
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Yanks Go Yard seeks new writers, New York Yankees fans

Yanks Go Yard (Kyle Franzoni) — Yanks Go Yard has steadily grown as FanSided’s home for New York Yankees coverage dating back to when the site was first launched in early 2009. The Yankees have seen the full gamut of...
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Mailbag: Hall of Famers, Judge, Kendrick, Maddux, Bonds

River Avenue Blues (Mike Axisa) — Got 15 questions in the mailbag this week. They’re a mix of Retro Week questions and regular ol’ 2016 Yankees questions. Use the RABmailbag (at) gmail (dot) com email address to send...
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