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Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
NEW YORK -- It may seem like the 2014 season just ended, but believe it or not, spring is just around the corner. The Yankees announced their 2015 spring training schedule today, and pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to camp on February 2...Blog | October 20, 2014Wallace Matthews
The New York Yankees have one of the highest-paid first basemen in all of baseball. They also had, in 2014, one of the least productive first basemen in all of baseball. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Mark Teixeira. Of course, you'd probably gi...Blog | October 17, 2014Wallace Matthews
The winter free-agent shopping season is still a couple of weeks away, and with the Yankees' hierarchy holding their annual organizational meeting this week in Tampa, Florida, newly extended GM Brian Cashman probably doesn't even know yet what, if an...Blog | October 15, 2014Wallace Matthews
On the occasion of his new three-year contract extension, Yankees GM Brian Cashman spoke on a conference call with reporters for 33 minutes Friday and, incredibly, none of the talk was about the contract itself. Among the topics Cashman did discus...Blog | October 10, 2014Wallace Matthews
Three and out. That's what it's come down to for Brian Cashman -- three years to clean up a mess that took years to make, a mess he had at least some role in creating, and a mess that is going to take more than a mop and pail to resolve. Some m...Blog | October 10, 2014Wallace Matthews
This is the eighth in a series of 10 Burning Questions the Yankees face this offseason. It wasn't all that much of a gamble for the Yankees to take a chance on Brandon McCarthy in July. All it cost them was Vidal Nuno, who had become a punching...Blog | October 09, 2014Wallace Matthews
This is the seventh in a series of 10 Burning Questions facing the Yankees this offseason. This is probably the hardest question for anyone to answer between now and Opening Day, for the simple reason that despite the fact the Yankees seem to hav...Blog | October 08, 2014Wallace Matthews
This is the sixth in a series of 10 Burning Questions the Yankees face this offseason. This is a question that can be answered with a single sentence, or even a single word. Choose your favorite: Yes. Absolutely. Definitely. In case you have...Blog | October 07, 2014Wallace Matthews
This is the fourth in a series of 10 Burning Questions the Yankees face this offseason. It is not even open to dispute that in 2014, in his first full season in the major leagues, Dellin Betances was one of the best relief pitchers in all of base...Blog | October 03, 2014Wallace Matthews
This is the third in a series of 10 Burning Questions the Yankees face this offseason At $5.21 million, David Robertson was a bargain for the Yankees in 2014. He finished among the top 10 closers in baseball with 39 saves, held opposing hitters...Blog | October 02, 2014Wallace Matthews
NEW YORK -- Joe Girardi is about to go from the Farewell Tour to the Circus Parade. Girardi took a lot of heat this season for managing what some believed was a Derek Jeter Farewell Tour rather than a baseball season, and put forth the dubious pro...Blog | September 29, 2014Wallace Matthews
NEW YORK -- Joe Girardi touched on a wide variety of topics in a 36-minute news conference at Yankee Stadium on Monday. But one of the most eagerly anticipated questions got no definitive answer. Namely, will all of Girardi's coaches return for 20...Blog | September 29, 2014Wallace Matthews
BOSTON -- Derek Jeter is probably the greatest player who was never particularly great at any one aspect of the game, and undoubtedly the best Yankee who was never the best player on his team. And if baseball has taught us anything through the yea...Blog | September 28, 2014Wallace Matthews
BOSTON -- Derek Jeter's farewell to baseball was brief, effective and relatively satisfying: An impressive pregame ceremony, a good first-inning at-bat, an RBI single of a uniquely Jeterian variety in the third, and a graceful exit from the stage. ...Blog | September 28, 2014