Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Yankees released LHP Jon Niese.
Yankees released LHP Jon Niese.
The stats don't matter, but some players, such as Greg Bird, are providing reasons they'll do big things. Whose camps should you buy into?
The Baby Bombers, if they contend, would figure to need a boost in starting pitching.
The first man to fall in the Yankees' starter competition is Luis Cessa. Cessa was out-righted to Triple-A after a poor spring. This leaves Bryan Mitchell, Luis Severino, Adam Warren, Chad Green and the emerging Jordan Montgomery competing for the 4th and 5th spots.
Mother's Day also marks Derek Jeter Night at Yankee Stadium, when the shortstop will have his No. 2 jersey retired.
Will losing Didi Gregorius cost the Yanks a playoff spot? Perhaps not, but it sure puts a damper on Bronx baseball in 2017.
Pete Rose joins Rob Ellis and Harry Mayes to talk about what Dallas Green meant to their clubhouse and the fond memories he will always have.
Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt joins the Fanatic with Anthony Gargano to pay tribute to former baseball player and manager, Dallas Green.
Since the Yankees have three off days in the first 2 weeks of the year, they could wait until April 17th, the 13th game of the season, before using a fifth starter. Jordan Montgomery, a rookie lefty, continues to come around the outside to possibly be that man.
The great Larry Bowa joins the Fanatic with Anthony Gargano to talk about the special relationship he had with ex-Mets, Yankees, and Phillies manager, Dallas Green.
Jordan Montgomery sure made this Yankees rotation battle interesting today, with eight K's in 4 1/3 innings. He's yet another endgame sleeper for AL-only owners.
Dallas Green, who led the Phillies to the 1980 World Series title and spent 62 years involved in baseball, has died at 82.
Dallas Green was one of the smartest people I ever met in baseball - & never afraid to say & do what he felt was right. Took on George Steinbrenner, building lights at Wrigley & veteran stars in Philly. RIP a great man
Chris Carter avoids a rare spring golden sombrero with a walk. Carter this spring: Hitting .108, with 20 strikeouts and 4 hits. Not a typo!
That's it for Masahiro Tanaka. 5.1 more shutout IP today. For the spring: 18.2 IP, 6 hits, 0 runs, 2 BB, 22 K. Dominated all spring.
Greg Bird could win a HR title. Just tied Bryce Harper for the all-important Grapefruit League HR lead. 2nd of the day. 6th of the spring. This one over the RF berm. Crazy power
Greg Bird just owns Vince Velasquez today, hitting two homers against the Phillies righty. Bird leapt about three rounds in my rankings today with news he'll be the clear Yankee starter; .230-25 is possible if he gets the PAs.
Greg Bird, officially tabbed as the starting first baseman this morning by Joe Girardi, is celebrating in style, as he has hit two homers against the Phillies this afternoon.
Greg Bird just hit a HR that might be hopping down the left lane of US 19 right now. Monster shot that one-hopped out of the stadium just to the right of the CF batters eye.
Opposing hitters were 0-for-their-last 25 vs Masahiro Tanaka entering today. So was there any doubt he'd give up a hit to the leadoff man?
Buster Olney talks to Pedro Gomez and Tim Kurkjian about Team USA reaching the WBC Finals and more. Plus, Kurkjian weighs in on the Yankees shortstop situation and Derrick Goold gives some "Inside Heat" on the Cardinals.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi confirmed the inevitable, saying Greg Bird will be the Yankees starting first baseman.
The Yankees have sent down Gleyber Torres to Double-A Trenton, making it official that he won't replace Didi Gregorius. The Yankees had already said repeatedly he would not, despite being the fans' choice.