Tuesday May 21
Pirates beat Cubs 5-4 behind Snidera s grand slama
Pittsburgh's Travis Snider, second from right, is greeted by teammates who were on base for his grand slam, Garrett Jones, left, Russell Martin, second from left, and Pedro Alvarez during the sixth inning of against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday.
Mon May 20, 2013
Why the Yankees are in First Place
I've just completed an entry on the Yankees' Walking Wounded . At this moment, the Yankees have three starters, a key setup man, their starting catcher, and five infielders on the DL.
Sun May 19, 2013
Paredes is the epitome of the 2013 Astros
Paredes and his rebuilding club became a cruel baseball punchline late Friday. Slowed-down TV highlights and detailed internet videos of the 24-year-old right fielder crashing into the back of fill-in second baseman Jake Elmore were constantly replayed while announcers and fans laughed at the Astros' expense.
Mon May 13, 2013
Admit it, Red Sox fans, it's hard not to like these Yankees
Admit it, Red Sox fans. You don't really hate the Yankees at the moment. You can't. They are in first place, three or four spots higher than the so-called experts had predicted.
Sun May 12, 2013
The Hardball Times
The curious case of Vernon Wells
You can now purchase the Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2013 , with 300 pages of great content.
Fri May 10, 2013
New York Yankees
Mother's tough love key to Cervelli's growth
Francisco Cervelli insisted that he was fine, that the box scores littered with errors and strikeouts were no reason for concern, and that he definitely didn't need any help to navigate this nightmarish season in the International League.
New York Post
A.J. thrives after escape from N.Y.
A.J. Burnett - 16-10 with a 3.51 ERA last year with Pittsburgh - is 3-3 with a 2.57 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season, when the Yankees are paying $8.5 million of his $16 million salary.
Wed May 08, 2013
Call to the Pen
Atlanta's McCann on the Block?
Atlanta welcomed back its starting catcher, Brian McCann , two days ago and he has proceeded to go 1-8 with a single, a walk and a strikeout.
Tue May 07, 2013
New York Yankees: An In-Depth Numbers Crunch of the Bullpen's Hidden Problem
After losing Russell Martin and Nick Swisher to free agency and Mark Teixeira , Curtis Granderson , and Derek Jeter to injury, prominent media members and fans alike expected a drop-off; it only made sense.
Mon May 06, 2013
Yankees finding stability with Chris Stewart behind the plate as catcher
For the majority of his career, Chris Stewart had played unheralded roles: The "Break Glass in Case of Emergency" catcher on a team's roster.
Sun May 05, 2013
Yanks Go Yard
Yankees Catching On At Catcher
When Russell Martin departed this past off-season, it appeared that The New York Yankees might be in trouble at the catcher position.
Pirates take over first place with series win
Rookie Jeff Locke pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and Russell Martin had two of Pittsburgh's four home runs in a 9-0 victory over the St.
Yankees notes: Chris Stewart in charge
He led Phil Hughes through eight shutout inning and his third-inning solo home run was his second of the season.
Sat May 04, 2013
Call to the Pen
Pirates Pitching Spurs Revival
There has been a lot to celebrate lately for Pittsburgh Pirates closer Jason Grilli, here slapping five with catcher Russell Martin.
Yanks Go Yard
Travis Hafner: A Pleasant Surprise
Now that we are over one month into the season, it's fair to say that the Yankees have held their own.
Fri May 03, 2013
A.J. Griffin throws seven shutout innings in A's win over Yankees
A.J. Griffin, the clubhouse crooner before tonight's game , certainly lulled the Yankees to sleep in the A's 2-0 victory tonight.
Dodger Prospects Retrospective - 2005
The first installment of this series provided some detail of the rebuilding effort produced by Logan White , the scouting staff and the player development staff.
Thu May 02, 2013
New York Daily News
Madden: Yankees, Mets heading in opposite directions
Vernon Wells finds new life in his bat with the Yankees as they are 17-10 after starting the season 1-4. Ordinarily, the one-sixth pole of the baseball season is not nearly enough of a sampling to make any definitive judgments about our local nines.
Wed May 01, 2013
MLB's All-April Team, Position by Position
It might be too trendy for some, but Bryce Harper's April was nothing short of spectacular.
New York Yankees: Calling up Catcher Austin Romine Was a Good Idea
Romine, who was drafted by the Yankees in the second round of the 2007 MLB Draft , was called up sooner than expected.