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Past articles by Bryan:


Inbox: Will Judge wear a 'C' on his uniform?

There are less than 30 days until Yankees pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in Tampa, Fla. It’s a new year, and it’s time to dig in for a fresh look into the Yankees Inbox and see what you, the fans, are asking about: **Will Aaron Judge be sporting → Read More


Judge's record deal with Yanks official; press conference Wednesday

NEW YORK – Nearly two weeks have passed since Aaron Judge agreed to a nine-year, $360 million contract that figures to keep the American League’s Most Valuable in pinstripes for the remainder of his playing career. Now it’s time for the celebration. The Yankees have announced that Judge will return → Read More


Rodón, Yankees agree to six-year deal (source)

Carlos Rodón is headed to the Bronx, a move that projects to give the Yankees one of the American League’s most formidable starting rotations. Rodón and the Yankees agreed on Thursday to a six-year, $162 million contract, a source told’s Mark Feinsand. The deal includes a full no-trade clause → Read More


Judge joins Jimmy Fallon to surprise fans at MLB Store in NYC

When Aaron Judge first appeared on NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in May 2017, a pair of Clark Kent-style glasses had been all that was necessary to blend in with the crowd in New York City’s Bryant Park. These days, everyone recognizes the American League’s Most Valuable Player. → Read More


Rizzo returns to Yankees on two-year deal

NEW YORK -- Anthony Rizzo is keeping his Yankees pinstripes for a while longer, agreeing Tuesday to a two-year contract with a club option for the 2025 season, the club announced. The deal is worth at least $40 million, sources told’s Mark Feinsand, but the team did not disclose → Read More


World Series Game 3 PPD, set for Tues. at 8 ET

PHILADELPHIA -- Game 3 of the World Series between the Astros and Phillies, originally scheduled to be played on Monday at Citizens Bank Park, has been postponed due to inclement weather and a forecast for sustained rainfall throughout the evening. Game 3 has been rescheduled for Tuesday at 8 p.m. → Read More


Balkovec preparing daily for historic managing debut

TAMPA, Fla. -- At some point this spring, Aaron Boone will hand the keys to the George M. Steinbrenner Field manager’s office over to Rachel Balkovec, who is preparing to lead the Low-A Tampa Tarpons on what promises to be a historic journey through the Minor League schedule. It has → Read More


Tech to wear Yanks' 'NY' on helmets for bowl

When Virginia Tech takes the field for Wednesday's New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium, they'll look a bit like the home team. The football team revealed its uniforms on Twitter the night before the game, and the helmets include the Yankees' white interlocking "NY" outlined in Hokies orange on → Read More


No. 2 NYY prospect Schmidt shut down 3-4 wks

TAMPA, Fla. -- Clarke Schmidt, the Yankees’ No. 2 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, will be shut down from throwing for at least three weeks after being diagnosed with a common extensor strain near his right elbow. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said that Schmidt experienced discomfort after tossing in the → Read More


Awkward! Yanks, Rays staying at same hotel

Tensions remain high in this year's American League Division Series. The Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier commented Friday that “we don’t like them,” prompting the Yankees’ Brett Gardner to respond Saturday that “the feeling is probably mutual.” Regardless of what happens on the field, they’ll have to co-exist under the same roof. → Read More


6+ HRs in 3 straight? Yanks own new record

As the Yankees continue to bash balls over the fence, Luke Voit is not shy about thumping his chest, proclaiming that his team is “back to being the Bronx Bombers” and that opponents had best beware facing them in the postseason. It would be difficult to argue → Read More

One-handed Griffin to start Week 1 for Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll announced Wednesday that rookie Shaquem Griffin will start at linebacker for the team's opener against the Denver Broncos.Griffin's taking the place of K.J. Wright, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Aug. 27 and is expected to miss at least two weeks.The 23-year-old Griffin became the first one-handed player ever drafted into the NFL when the… → Read More


Andrew McCutchen traded to Yankees

NEW YORK -- For the second time in nine months, the Yankees have added a former National League MVP Award winner to their lineup. This time it is Andrew McCutchen, who was acquired from the Giants with cash considerations ($1.2 million) on Friday morning. Trade Talk: The latest before the deadline → Read More


Neil Walker signs one-year deal with Yankees

TAMPA, Fla. -- When the golf cart rolled to a stop outside the clubhouse on the first-base side of George M. Steinbrenner Field on Monday afternoon, Neil Walker popped out of the passenger side, a soon-to-be-replaced Milwaukee Brewers equipment bag slung over his right shoulder. Marking the conclusion of what the veteran infielder described as a "crazy offseason," Walker and the Yankees agreed… → Read More


Aaron Judge's monster HR set stage for stardom

TAMPA, Fla. -- The phrase "All Rise" had yet to be linked to the rookie outfielder with the hulking football build, to say nothing of a dedicated seating area that debuted at Yankee Stadium three months later, celebrating both his immense power and fan appeal. Yet we should have known that Aaron Judge was about to accomplish special things. It was one year ago today, Feb. 24, 2017, that Judge… → Read More


Yankees' Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton hit BP

TAMPA, Fla. -- Sixty players passed through the runway that leads from the home clubhouse to the dugout at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Monday morning, but all eyes seemed to be locked upon Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. Hacking at batting-practice fastballs for the first time as teammates, the headliners of last summer's Home Run Derby generated much the same sizzle as they did that… → Read More


Aaron Judge says he still has plenty to prove

NEW YORK -- The Yankees had reached the midpoint of their Grapefruit League schedule and there were legitimate conversations taking place behind closed doors to identify the Opening Day right fielder. Having Aaron Judge begin 2017 in the Minors, with Aaron Hicks playing every day, was very much a possibility. It seems laughable now, considering Judge compiled one of the best rookie campaigns in… → Read More


Didi Gregorius spreads holiday cheer in NYC

NEW YORK -- When Didi Gregorius was aiming for a trip to the All-Star Game this past summer, the Yankees shortstop utilized unique ways to lobby for votes, including offering free swipes on the New York City subway and taking photos for tourists at iconic locations. In this season of giving, Gregorius recently returned to the Big Apple with the mission of spreading joy and cheer. → Read More


Yankees even ALCS with late rally vs. Astros

NEW YORK -- There is no quit in these “Baby Bombers,“ and as their youthful exuberance fuels an incredible postseason run, they have summoned the excitement of Bronx Octobers past. The triple decks of Yankee Stadium are being transformed into a deafening, swaying party zone on a nightly basis. Aaron Judge homered and delivered a game-tying hit, while Gary Sanchez crushed the go-ahead double in a… → Read More


Yankees defeat Indians in ALDS

CLEVELAND -- Didi Gregorius homered twice, CC Sabathia rolled back the clock with nine strikeouts before turning it over to the bullpen in the fifth inning and the Yankees completed their historic comeback from a daunting deficit, advancing past the Indians with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday night in Game 5 of the American League Division Series presented by Doosan. → Read More