Derek Jeter

Quiet October

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Flickr :: Kwong Yee Cheng

 

Baseball is romantic and it is cruel. The Yankees have four games left to play but their season is now effectively over and the playoffs are out of reach. The sun has set on two pillars of Yankee folklore and the impressive charade of a mostly bench player roster has finally worn down and come to grips with a reality many thought earlier this year was destiny.

MLB.com’s Matthew Leach on One on One

by Nolan Silbernagel

Flickr || dbfoto

Nolan Silbernagel and Kris Venezia sat down with columnist for MLB.com Matthew Leach to talk about the state of the Yankees.  Leach weighed in on his thoughts about how the team has performed so far, what having Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter back will do for the Pinstripes, and who the first half MVP of the Bronx Bombers has been so far this year.

How Sweep It Is

by Julian Atienza

Flickr | TheBigTog

 

The Mets swept the Yankees for the first time that the sixteen year-series has been played, and it was only the fourth time they won the season series. Contained within those four games was the first blown save in 2013 for the great Mariano Rivera (the first time he failed to record an out in his storied career), a 9-4 blowout much needed by a struggling offense, and four starters who pitched into the sixth inning or deeper. 

Yankees Old Band Back Together for One Final Rodeo

by Steve Simineri

Flickr | Keith Allison

In November of 2007, the Yankees signed 36 year-old Jorge Posada to a four-year, $52 million pact. At the time, they knew that it would probably be the final contract handed out to their longtime backstop, but what the Yankees didn’t predict is that his fellow core four buddies would still be marching on together in the year 2013.

Swept Away

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Flickr | MattBritt00

For the fourth straight ALCS playoff game, the New York Yankees’ bats fell dormant, falling to Detroit 8-1.  For the second time in six years, the Tigers are going to World Series.

In fact, the last time the Tigers made it there, they knocked off both the Yankees and the Oakland Athletics. They just might face the St. Louis Cardinals again too. For the Yankees, the game was a fitting end to their offensive nightmare of a postseason, and now an unpredictable offseason looms.