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  1. Masahiro Tanaka of New York Yankees feels good after testing elbo...

    Andrew Marchand

    Masahiro Tanaka felt a sense of relief after tossing a ball 25 times in the Yankee Stadium outfield Monday as he attempts to avoid Tommy John surgery and return for the Yankees' playoff push.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2014
  2. 8 Q's: Yanks can make the playoffs, but ...

    Andrew Marchand

    The final game of the Yankees' regular season is Sept. 28 in Boston. There are 68 games between now and then that will decide if that is where it all ends for Derek Jeter's legendary career. But Jeter's final bows may not come at the Fens. Here's why...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  3. ZiPs: Tanaka good for 3 or 4 extra wins ...

    Andrew Marchand

    ... but, according to Dan Szymborski, and his ZiPs machine, the Yankees need more than that to become a playoff team. Before they got Tanaka, Szymborski and his fancy computer had the Yankees as a likely 82-win team. With ZiPs assigning Tanaka's ...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  4. Rapid Reaction: A-Rod banned for 2014

    Andrew Marchand

    Alex Rodriguez will be suspended for 162 games and the 2014 postseason, a reduction from the original 211-game suspension, but the length is a clear victory for Major League Baseball. WHAT IT MEANS: For A-Rod, a further tarnished legacy and the ch...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Girardi signs four-year deal

    Andrew Marchand

    Joe Girardi has signed a new four-year contract that will make him the Yankees' manager through 2017. A source told ESPN New York the deal is worth $16 million plus postseason incentives, which makes Girardi the second-highest paid manager in the gam...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  6. A-Rod sues Yankees' team doctor, hospital

    Andrew Marchand

    Alex Rodriguez has added a second lawsuit, suing the Yankees' team doctor, Chris Ahmad, and New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, alleging malpractice for misdiagnosing his left hip injury during the 2012 playoffs. Rodrig...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  7. Yankees' 2013 season report card

    Andrew Marchand

    The Yankees were undermanned and injured in 2013. With no postseason to look forward to, the players are left with just one solace -- to do well on their final report card. Here at, we have doled out the grades for each and every i...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  8. Rapid Reaction: Yankees 3, Astros 2

    Andrew Marchand

    HOUSTON -- The Yankees beat the Astros behind the pitching of Adam Warren and the hitting of David Adams. WHAT IT MEANS: Not much. Both teams are out of the playoff hunt. NO MO: Mariano Rivera took the night off -- his decision. Joe Girardi sa...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  9. Lack of effort, wins point to no postseason

    Andrew Marchand

    TORONTO -- As the Yankees fold, there are excuses you can make for them and ones you can't. In the batter's box, they might have scored only six runs in 27 innings in Toronto because after this long, injury-filled season, their bats are spent. On...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  10. Girardi: We are 'darn close' to must-wins

    Andrew Marchand

    TORONTO -- Joe Girardi knows the Yankees are wasting a chance at something special. This team, with all its injuries and controversy, had the playoffs right in its sights. It would be quite an accomplishment. For a franchise built on winning champ...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  11. The drive for 89

    Andrew Marchand

    The Yankees can still make the playoffs. They just have to get hot starting right now. This morning, we went into a lot of the reasons why, but our colleague Dan Szymborski has gone further inside the numbers and found that the key is to get to 89 wi...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  12. Cano: God's plan for Yanks to make it

    Andrew Marchand

    Robinson Cano thinks the Yankees will make the playoffs because of Mariano Rivera and a higher calling. From David Lennon's column in Newsday. As for Robinson Cano, he's putting his faith in a higher power and is confident the Yankees will make ...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  13. First Pitch: Playoff push hits Fenway

    Andrew Marchand

    The wild card is still right in front of the Yankees. All they need to do is win two of three this weekend in Boston and they may have the clearest path to the postseason of any of the teams vying for the second wild card. If they get really hot,...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  14. Why Ryan will likely play over Nunez

    Andrew Marchand

    The Yankees had considered acquiring defensive ace Brendan Ryan since June. They discussed it before the trade deadline in late July and prior to September when acquired players are still eligible for the postseason. They were never close to a deal. ...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  15. Source: A-Rod hearing to begin Sept. 30

    Andrew Marchand

    NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez's appeal of his 211-game suspension is scheduled to begin Sept. 30, the day after the regular season ends, if the Yankees don't make the playoffs, a source told on Friday. Because Rodriguez has the right ...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  16. Alex Rodriguez to have appeal of suspension begin day after seaso...

    Andrew Marchand

    Alex Rodriguez's appeal of his 211-game suspension is scheduled to begin the day after the regular season ends if the Yankees don't make the playoffs, a source told ESPNNew

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2013