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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Miami Marlins during the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Miami Marlins during the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Didi Gregorius and Aaron Judge combined for three home runs, Gary Sanchez had three hits and three RBIs and the Yankees blew out the Miami Marlins 12-1 on Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


Gregorius went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs, while Judge went 2-for-4 with two RBIs as New York won for the third time in the past four games.

Luis Severino (3-1) gave up one hit in six scoreless innings, retiring 15 of the past 16 hitters he faced.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Miami Marlins
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Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius said he is open to discussing a contract extension despite the fact he won't be a free agent until after next season.

"If they offer me something and I get a chance to stay here," Gregorius told NJ.com's Randy Miller, "I'll stay here."

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Apr 6, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) makes a leaping catch against the Baltimore Orioles during the 13th inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Apr 6, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) makes a leaping catch against the Baltimore Orioles during the 13th inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Yankees found themselves on the losing end of a 14-inning bout with the Orioles, 7-3, in the Bronx on Friday. >> Box score


It wasn't the Bronx opener that CC Sabathia had envisioned, as he left the game with right hip soreness after four innings. The 37-year-old veteran threw allowed just four hits, but three were solo homers -- two to Manny Machado and the third to Chris Davis in the fourth. Sabathia will receive an MRI later tonight.

 

Tags: Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius
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BNNY: Machado and Gregorius 00:06:08
The Baseball Night in New York panel discusses whether Manny Machado will sign with the Yankees and if he can coexist with Didi Gregorius.

Coveted 2019 free-agent-to-be Manny Machado moved back to shortstop from third base this season and isn't planning on going anywhere next season. In the infield, that is: he hasn't pledged allegiance to staying in Baltimore. 

The Yankees are expected to be at the front of the line for Machado's suitors. But, of course, already are set at shortstop with Didi Gregorius, who is under contract through 2019. If Machado won't budge on his position, the Yankees won't have room to accommodate him.

"I moved over there for a reason," Machado said of shortstop, via Anthony Rieber of Newsday. "I made a commitment to it and I'm going to stick to it..."

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:01:36
Sweeny Murti talks about the Yankees' 11-4 win over the Rays, characterized by Didi Gregorius' historic eight-RBI game.

After squandering a 4-1 lead, the Yankees scored seven runs over the course of two innings en route to an 11-4 win over the Rays in their home opener on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. << Box score

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:01:36
Sweeny Murti talks about the Yankees' 11-4 win over the Rays, characterized by Didi Gregorius' historic eight-RBI game.

After squandering a 4-1 lead, the Yankees scored seven runs over the course of two innings en route to an 11-4 win over the Rays in their home opener on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. << Box score

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Mar 21, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) runs the bases after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of a Spring Training baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)
Mar 21, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) runs the bases after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of a Spring Training baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)

Aaron Judge homered twice and drove in four runs to power the Yankees past the Orioles, 9-4, on Wednesday night in Tampa. >> Box score


Things to know about Wednesday's game

Tags: Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius, Greg Bird
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Mar 8, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
Mar 8, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

After a strong start from Luis Severino, the Yankees surrendered six unanswered runs en route to a 7-6 loss to the Phillies on Thursday afternoon at Steinbrenner Field.

Making his 2018 Grapefruit League debut, Severino allowed one unearned run on three hits and one walk in 3 1/3 innings. He struck out three.

Didi Gregorius hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning, with Erik KratzGiancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez driving in the Yankees' remaining runs.

After Aroldis Chapman relieved Severino and struck out two of the three batters he faced, Justus Sheffield and Wade LeBlanc each allowed three earned runs to give the Phillies the lead.

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Justus Sheffield, Luis Severino
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 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archive

When the Yankees traded for Brandon Drury, short-term and long-term questions immediately arose.

The future of Yankees' prospect Miguel Andujar, who was expected to be the favorite to break camp at third base before the trade, became a concern for those excited about the soon-to-be 23-year-old's offensive potential. The Yankees claim that Andujar is still considered the future at the hot corner, but they believe he would benefit from honing his defensive proficiency while in the minor leagues rather the majors.

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Feb 19, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees players warm up during practice at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)
Feb 19, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees players warm up during practice at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)

Vegas has the Yankees tied with the defending World Series-champion Astros for the best odds to win the American League pennant, per Bovada.

New York and Houston both have 11/4 odds to win the pennant, while the Indians (13/4) and Red Sox (6/1) are behind them.

The Yankees were a game short of the World Series last season, where the Astros eventually finished them off in their own Minute Maid Park on their way to their first World Series title in franchise history. 

Tags: Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird
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Jul 31, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman speaks with the media before a game against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees today traded for Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray at the MLB trade deadline. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jul 31, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman speaks with the media before a game against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees today traded for Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray at the MLB trade deadline. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The deadline for MLB teams and their arbitration-eligible players to submit salary figures for 2018 is today, Jan. 12. In the the event player and team can not reach agreement before Saturday, an arbitration hearing will be scheduled for February. However the two sides can still negotiate before going to a hearing...


5:53 p.m.: Chasen Shreve settles with a $825,000 deal with the Yankees to avoid arbitration, per ESPN. Shreve is arbitration-eligible for the next two seasons before becoming a free agent in 2021. 

5:31 p.m.: Austin Romine settles with a $1.1 million deal with the Yankees to avoid arbitration, per FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman. Romine will be arbitration-eligible next season before becoming a free agent in 2020. 

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Adam Warren, Austin Romine, Chasen Shreve, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius
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New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius points to the dugout after hitting a two-run home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber in the third inning of Game 5 of baseball's American League Division Series, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, in Cleveland. Brett Gardner scored on the play. (AP Photo/David Dermer) (David Dermer/AP)
New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius points to the dugout after hitting a two-run home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber in the third inning of Game 5 of baseball's American League Division Series, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, in Cleveland. Brett Gardner scored on the play. (AP Photo/David Dermer) (David Dermer/AP)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives: Didi Gregorius, who will play 2018 in his age-28 season, has improved his performance year after year since coming to New York from Arizona. Not only is Gregorius demonstrating All-Star ability on the field, he has become one of the key members in the clubhouse.

In 2017, Gregorius set career highs with a .287 batting average, .478 slugging percentage, .796 OPS, 106 OPS+, 25 home runs, and 87 RBI. The impressive part to the improving counting stats is that Gregorius reached the measures in 17 fewer games and 27 fewer plate appearances than 2016. Due in part to extenuating circumstances with the rest of the lineup, Gregorius often hit cleanup in 2017.

In the field, Gregorius improved in the area of advanced defensive metrics, posting a +1 in defensive runs saved, which was much improved from his -9 mark in 2016. He has decent enough range, but whether of his own choosing or his coaches, he was often placed out of position, which prevented him from getting to some ground balls hit in his vicinity. Regardless, Gregorius continues to possess one of the stronger arms in the game from the shortstop position...

Tags: 2018 Yankees Expectations, Didi Gregorius, Chris Carelli
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(David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives: It's that time once again to pledge changes in our lives that are sure to be broken within a week. I took a stab at 2018 New Year's resolutions for key Yankees (including some staff) on an individual basis...

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Chasen Shreve, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Jacoby Ellsbury, Masahiro Tanaka, Miguel Andujar, Tyler Wade, Chris Carelli
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Sep 25, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) on deck in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)
Sep 25, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) on deck in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives

The Yankees rocked the baseball world by acquiring reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton, who will further boost one of the game's prodigious offenses. The additional fire power will be welcomed, but there are several factors improved by Stanton's addition to the roster.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Chase Headley, Clint Frazier, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Tyler Wade, Chris Carelli
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 (Kevin R. Wexler)
(Kevin R. Wexler)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter |

ORLANDO, FLA. -- "How about my Yankees?"

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Jun 8, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)
Jun 8, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)

Anthony McCarron, SNY.tv | Twitter |

Just for future reference, the Yankees' club record for home runs in a season is 245, set in 2012. With what the Yanks have just done, that mark - and perhaps multiple other longball standards - is in serious jeopardy.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Anthony McCarron
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New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine in action during the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine in action during the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees have tendered contracts to all eligible players on their 40-man roster, the team announced Friday. 

Catcher Austin Romine, RHP Dellin Betances, LHP Sonny Gray, shortstop Didi Gregorius, outfielder Aaron Hicks, RHP Tommy Kahnle, LHP Chasen Shreve and RHP Adam Warren were among the eligible players.

Had any of the players been non-tendered, they would have become free agents.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Adam Warren, Austin Romine, Chasen Shreve, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius
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Jul 7, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar (19) (Raymond Carlin III)
Jul 7, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar (19) (Raymond Carlin III)

The Yankees are interested in trading for Rangers INF/OF Jurickson Profar, reports Joel Sherman of the NY Post, who says the team is trying to make "a trade or two" before Monday's 40-man roster freeze in advance of the Rule 5 Draft.

Sherman notes that the Yankees would be willing to deal multiple players from the 40-man roster in order to get a high-upside player such as Profar, with the Rangers interested in pitching in return.

Profar, 24, was rated as the top prospect in baseball in 2013, but his career has since been derailed since by injuries and ineffectiveness.

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San Francisco Giants hitting coach Hensley Meulens (Jason Getz/USA TODAY Sports)
San Francisco Giants hitting coach Hensley Meulens (Jason Getz/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees will interview San Francisco Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens for their managerial opening on Friday, according to the USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale.

Meulens is one of several people, including Aaron BooneRob Thomson and Eric Wedge, the organization is considering to replace Joe Girardi as manager.

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Hensley Meulens and Aaron Boone will be the Yankees' next interviewees for the manager position, per The Post's Joel Sherman.

Yankees GM Brian Cashman said that he was suspending interviews for the vacant spot while he was at the GM Meetings in Orlando. He has kept his agenda to fill the vacancy under wraps as it isn't known how many candidates he has on his list. 

Boone has been a name rumored to be on that list. He played for the Yankees in 2003 where he famously vaulted the team into the World Series with his walk-off homer in Game 7 of the ALCS. After retiring in 2009, Boone has been serving as an MLB analyst for ESPN. 

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) celebrates with shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) celebrates with shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives

After a disappointing season at the plate in 2016, the Yankees earned back the nickname Bronx Bombers in 2017. Maybe that should be Baby Bombers.

Here are some Yankees offensive stats with AL and MLB ranks...

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Austin Romine, Brett Gardner, Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Ronald Torreyes, Starlin Castro, Tyler Austin, Tyler Wade, Chris Carelli
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Oct 3, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (left) talks to general manager Brian Cashman (Brad Penner)
Oct 3, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (left) talks to general manager Brian Cashman (Brad Penner)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | ArchivesAny day now, the Yankees will make an announcement about the fates of their general manager and manager. One decision is crystal clear, while the other may be more about weighing the pros and cons.

Brian Cashman deserves chance to see transition through

Cashman has reinvented the Yankees' roster model after years of being coerced (or outdone by ownership) to focus on finding star-ladened components to bring a championship to New York. It worked in 2009, but an ever-aging roster began to weigh down the organization. Over time, the Yankees began to realize that something had to change. And the 2016 season gave them the chance...

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Luis Severino, Starlin Castro, Chris Carelli
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 (Robert Deutsch)
(Robert Deutsch)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives: Mystique and Aura returned to the Bronx, but they won't be a factor in Houston.

Yankees pitching has been the story of the American League Championship Series, but the offense exploded at Yankee Stadium, pushing its way back into the fold.

This wasn't so much of a surprise as they averaged 5.3 runs per game overall in the regular season, but an even more impressive 5.6 R/G at home. There were contributions up and down the lineup during the three games played in the Bronx, where it is safe to say the Yankees offense found its mojo.

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Aaron Judge, Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Starlin Castro, Chris Carelli
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Masahiro Tanaka (Shanna Lockwood)
Masahiro Tanaka (Shanna Lockwood)

The Yankees and Astros play Game 5 of the best-of-seven ALCS on Wednesday afternoon at 5:08 at Yankee Stadium. The series is tied, 2-2, after the Yankees' come-from-behind victory in Game 4.

Astros Yankees
George Springer, CF Brett Gardner, LF
Josh Reddick, RF Aaron Judge, RF
Jose Altuve, 2B Gary Sanchez, C
Carlos Correa, SS Didi Gregorius, SS
Yuli Gurriel, 1B Aaron Hicks, CF
Alex Bregman, 3B Starlin Castro, 2B
Carlos Beltran, DH Greg Bird, 1B
Marwin Gonzalez, LF Todd Frazier, 3B
Brian McCann, C Chase Headley, DH

Who is starting for the Yankees?

RHP Masahiro Tanaka, who allowed two runs on four hits while walking one and striking out three in 6.0 innings in Game 1.

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Chad Green, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray (Anthony Gruppuso)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray (Anthony Gruppuso)

The Yankees and Astros play Game 4 of the best-of-seven ALCS on Tuesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. The Astros lead the series 2-1 after the Yankees' victory in Game 3.

Astros Yankees
George Springer, CF Brett Gardner, LF
Josh Reddick, RF Aaron Judge, RF
Jose Altuve, 2B Didi Gregorius, SS
Carlos Correa, SS  Gary Sanchez, DH
Yuli Gurriel, 1B Greg Bird, 1B
Alex Bregman, 3B Starlin Castro, 2B
Carlos Beltran, DH Aaron Hicks, CF
Marwin Gonzalez, LF Todd Frazier, 3B
Brian McCann, C Austin Romine, C

Who is starting for the Yankees?

RHP Sonny Gray, who allowed three runs on three hits while walking four and striking out two in 3 1/3 innings in Game 1 of the ALDS on Oct. 5 against the Indians.

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Chad Green, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez
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BNNY on Yanks' keys for Game 3 00:03:10
Baseball Night New York breaks down how the Yankees can shift momentum as the ALCS moves to New York.

Anthony McCarron, SNY.tv | Twitter |

Everyone says the kids are alright, that the struggles of these playoffs haven't turned Gary Sanchez and Aaron Judge tight. There's yet to be any real proof -- a few decent press conference quotes hardly qualifies as that -- but the Yankees better be right about their two young stars.

Because whatever hope New York has of remaining relevant in the AL Championship Series against the Astros probably hinges on Judge and Sanchez having an impact on the series, starting in Game 3 in the Bronx on Monday night. Maybe even more so than CC Sabathia, who is starting against the Astros' Charlie Morton.

Both Judge and Sanchez have struggled mightily and are a combined 1-for-14 with eight strikeouts in the series, which the Yankees trail two games to none after consecutive 2-1 losses in Houston.

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Houston Astros, Anthony McCarron
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Beginning of a Yankees dynasty? 00:03:59
The Daily News Live crew breaks down the bright future for this young Yankees team and how they could be set up for another dynasty.

Anthony McCarron, SNY.tv | Twitter | : After two games of the AL Division Series, the Yankees seemed primed for a blink-and-you-missed-it October visit. The winter would be devoted to recriminations over Joe Girardi's tactical meltdown in Game 2 threaded around hopeful talk of young players growing after a fine season.

But after coming back from an 0-2 deficit to beat the Indians, the Yankees have crushed anyone's timetable on the arrival of their looming juggernaut, including, probably, their own. Maybe they weren't supposed to be this complete, this fast, but here they are.

Watch out, Astros, beginning in the best-of-seven AL Championship Series, which starts Friday night in Houston. Watch out, the rest of baseball, now and in the coming years.

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Chad Green, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Anthony McCarron
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Yankees SS Didi Gregorius sent two homers over the right field fence on Wednesday night to help lead the Yankees over the Indians in Game 5 of the ALDS. 

Indians starter Corey Kluber had a rough outing in Game 2, only making it through 2 2/3 innings before exiting. He was fully rested in Game 5, and was expected to turn things around in the decisive game. 

Gregorius had other plans for Kluber as he quieted the crowd, launching a solo shot with two outs in his first at-bat to put the Yankees up 1-0. But he wasn't done. Gregorius stepped up to the plate -- this time with Brett Gardner on first -- and completely silenced the crowd with a two-run shot to extend the Yankees' lead to three. 

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Yankees on 5-2 victory in Game 5 00:06:25
CC Sabathia, Brett Gardner, Aaron Judge, Brian Cashman, and David Robertson discuss advancing to the ALCS to take on the Houston Astros.

On the strength of two home runs from Didi Gregorius and a shutdown effort by the bullpen, the Yankees beat the Indians in Game 5 of the ALDS, 5-2, to take the series.

After losing the first two games, the Yankees stormed back to win the next three to advance to the ALCS, where they will take on the Astros. >> Box score


The Yankees jumped on the board quickly against Corey Kluber when Gregorius ripped a solo homer in the first inning.

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Aroldis Chapman, CC Sabathia, Cleveland Indians, Didi Gregorius
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Yankees on 5-2 victory in Game 5 00:06:25
CC Sabathia, Brett Gardner, Aaron Judge, Brian Cashman, and David Robertson discuss advancing to the ALCS to take on the Houston Astros.

On the strength of two home runs from Didi Gregorius and a shutdown effort by the bullpen, the Yankees beat the Indians in Game 5 of the ALDS, 5-2, to take the series.

After losing the first two games, the Yankees stormed back to win the next three to advance to the ALCS, where they will take on the Astros. >> Box score


The Yankees jumped on the board quickly against Corey Kluber when Gregorius ripped a solo homer in the first inning.

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Aroldis Chapman, CC Sabathia, Cleveland Indians, Didi Gregorius
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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives: The Yankees surprised everyone by knocking Corey Kluber out in the third inning of Game 2 of the ALDS. It's hard to believe that Kluber will suffer another off night in Game 5, making the Yankees task more difficult in Wednesday's winner-take-all contest.

If the Yankees are to defeat Kluber - or at least quickly force him from the game again - they will need to maintain the same approach they mustered in Game 2. The hitch is Kluber is not likely to make it as easy as he did in his first start of the series.

The Yankees will need peak performance early on; someone to set the tone and make life difficult on Kluber. Some will point to Aaron Judge or Gary Sanchez, the obvious fire power providers, to spark the club.

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Oct 6, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (second from right) talks to relief pitcher Dellin Betances (second from left) during the 13th inning in game two of the 2017 ALDS against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)
Oct 6, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (second from right) talks to relief pitcher Dellin Betances (second from left) during the 13th inning in game two of the 2017 ALDS against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)

Anthony McCarron, SNY.tv | Twitter |

Not so fast on that October wipeout for the Yankees.
 
Hear us out: Yes, they face extinction after their manager blew Game 2, the same game they led by five runs before their touted bullpen sputtered. Yes, their starting pitcher against the Indians in Game 3 of the AL Division Series Sunday night had nine - NINE! - starts this season where he gave up at least five earned runs. And, finally, yes, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner and Didi Gregorius, three vital lineup cogs, have combined to go 0-for-24 in the series.

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge is called out on strikes by umpire Vic Carapazza during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 of the 2017 ALDS at Progressive Field. (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge is called out on strikes by umpire Vic Carapazza during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 of the 2017 ALDS at Progressive Field. (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees managed just three hits off Trevor Bauer and the Cleveland Indians bullpen in Thursday's 4-0 loss in Game 1 of the ALDS at Progressive Field.

New York, which advanced to the ALDS after scoring eight runs and recording nine hits in Tuesday's wild-card game against the Minnesota Twins, didn't record a hit until the sixth inning when Aaron Hicks hit a one-out double to left field off Bauer.

"Three hits is not going to do it," Todd Frazier said, according to Newsday's Erik Boland. "There's no chance you're going to win a game like that."

 

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Cleveland Indians, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Scott Thompson, SNY.tv | Twitter |

Goosebumps. I get them now just thinking about two years ago, sitting in Section 405 as the Yankees prepared for the Astros in the 2015 AL Wild Card Game. There was an undeniable buzz in and around the Stadium for the simple fact that postseason baseball was back in the Bronx.

But it didn't last long as Dallas Keuchel threw a gem, and outdueled Masahiro Tanaka to win the Wild Card Game and move on to the ALDS. It was the loudest I have ever heard the new stadium, and unfortunately, it was short-lived. 

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Brett Gardner, Chad Green, Didi Gregorius, Luis Severino
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives

The Yankees (91-71) overcame conventional wisdom, earning the American League's top wild card spot, and will host the Minnesota Twins (85-77) Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium in a one-game playoff to determine who will face the Indians in the ALDS. Truth be told, the Twins might be a bigger surprise after losing 103 games last season.

In the win or go home affair, the Yankees seem to be the favorite, but the factors are closer than one may think.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Chad Green, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Chris Carelli
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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:01:33
Eamon McAnaney reports from Yankee Stadium as the Yankees swept the Twins thanks to homers by Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius.

Aaron Judge hit his American League-leading 45th home run of the season as the Yankees erased an early 3-0 deficit and blew out the Twins, 11-3, on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


Trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the third inning, Judge hit a two-run homer down the line in right field and Gary Sanchez followed with a solo homer to center as the Yankees tied things, 3-3.

The Yankees plated six runs in the bottom of thefourth, with Greg Bird's run-scoring double, RBI hits from Brett Gardner and Sanchez, and a three-run homer by Didi Gregorius accounting for the damage...

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Sep 15, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) hits a two run home run against the Baltimore Orioles during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Sep 15, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) hits a two run home run against the Baltimore Orioles during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez hit the Statcast home runs, but Didi Gregorius is the pulse of the New York Yankees.

It is amazing to think how far Gregorius has come since taking over for Yankees icon Derek Jeter at shortstop. He had yet to play a full MLB season when he arrived in New York, and there was a good deal of talk about Gregorius' inability to hit left-handed pitching. After his first month in the Bronx, the concerns that he could be a long-term solution grew.

Gregorius slowly silenced critics after the 2015 season's opening month, and turned them into avid supporters in 2016. This season, despite missing 24 games, Gregorius is snapping or within reach of personal bests in multiple offensive categories. He has produced FanGraphs WAR values of 3.1, 2.6 and 3.9 (and counting) since 2015.

Gregorius, who turns 28 just before next season, has two years left of arbitration before reaching free agency, which begs the question. Should the Yankees try to sign Gregorius to a long-term deal this offseason?

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SNY's Sweeny Murti discusses CC Sabathia's outing in the Yankees' 5-1 victory over the Rays at Citi Field.

Todd Frazier's three-run home run capped the Yankees' five-run fourth inning as New York beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 on Monday in a game played at Citi Field due to Hurricane Irma. >> Box score


After Matt Holliday reached on Trevor Plouffe's error that allowed Gary Sanchez to score and Jacoby Ellsbury reached on catcher's interference, Frazier hit Jake Odorizzi's 3-2 offering over the left-field fence to give the Yankees a four-run lead.

CC Sabathia didn't make it past the fifth inning, but David Robertson struck out four batters in 2 2/3 scoreless innings as the Yankees won for the seventh time in their last nine games.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Lucas Duda, Matt Holliday, Tampa Bay Rays
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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge hits a sacrifice fly and drives in a run during the third inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge hits a sacrifice fly and drives in a run during the third inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez each hit two home runs on Sunday while Didi Gregorius went 4-for-4 with four RBIs as the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 16-7 on Sunday at Globe Life Park in Arlington. >> Box score


Judge became the second rookie in MLB history to hit 40 home runs in a season by hitting his first home run as part of New York's six-run fourth inning that gave the Yankees a 9-1 lead. He hit his 41st home run of the season two innings later.

Sanchez homered in the first and eighth innings, going 3-for-4 with four runs scored. Since returning from his three-game suspension, he is 6-for-12 with four RBIs.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Chad Green, Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Jordan Montgomery, Starlin Castro
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 (Evan Habeeb)
(Evan Habeeb)

Yankees SS Didi Gregorius is ready to play after fouling a ball off his right calf against the Rangers Friday night, per The Post's George A. King III. 

Gregorius caught a foul ball off his calf in the eighth inning, and while he was in clear pain walking it off, he finished his at-bat with a groundout. However, he was taken out of the game and replaced by Ronald Torreyes at shortstop in the ninth. 

After the game, Gregorius made it clear that he will play Saturday afternoon. 

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(Jesse Johnson)

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The Yankees were baseball's early surprise this season, jumping out to a four-game lead in the A.L. East after 61 games. Visions of grandeur filled the heads of Yankees fans, the club's front office, and ownership. Unfortunately for the Yankees, the team many expected to see at the outset of the season arrived and has taken a firm grip over its makeup.

The notion that the Yankees could win the division has seemingly gone by the wayside and now they are losing grip on a playoff spot. Since June 13 (when the Yankees entered the day 38-23), they have gone 32-39 and now own a slim one-game lead for the top wild card spot and are just two games ahead in the second wild card position.

Here is a sampling of statistics that demonstrate why the Yankees have spiraled for an extended period...

Tags: Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Starlin Castro, Chris Carelli
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Jaime Garcia allowed two runs in 5.0 innings but the Yankees couldn't muster much offense as they lost to the Indians, 2-1, on Wednesday afternoon in Game 1 of their doubleheader >> Box score


The Indians took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, benefiting from a passed ball by Gary Sanchez and getting an RBI single from Yandy Diaz.

Didi Gregorius' run-scoring double in the fifth inning drew the Yankees to within 2-1.

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Aug 23, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) is congratulated by teammates after he hits a home run in the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Osentoski)
Aug 23, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) is congratulated by teammates after he hits a home run in the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Osentoski)

The Yankees scored seven runs off Detroit starter Jordan Zimmerman and added three more runs thereafter to back Luis Severino's strong outing in a 10-2 win over the Tigers on Wednesday. >> Box score


The Yankees' offense, coming off a 13-run performance on Tuesday, had back-to-back-to-back RBI hits and scored in four straight at-bats in a five-run third inning. Gary Sanchez hit two-run single, Aaron Judge followed with an RBI double, and Didi Gregorius capped it off with an RBI single. Chase Headley added a sacrifice fly to give the Yankees their fifth run of the inning.

The Yankees hit three homers on a night when they scored in every inning except for the second and fourth. Sanchez belted his 26th home run of the year in the first inning, Gregorius went deep in the fifth, and Headley hit one in the seventh.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino
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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez receives congratulations from center fielder Aaron Hicks after he hits a two-run home run in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez receives congratulations from center fielder Aaron Hicks after he hits a two-run home run in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)

Gary Sanchez and Aaron Hicks combined for three home runs and seven RBIs, Masahiro Tanaka recorded a quality start in his first outing since coming off the disabled list and the New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 13-4 on Tuesday at Comerica Park. >> Box score


Sanchez went 3-for-6 with two home runs, a 493-foot blast off Matthew Boyd in the first inning that gave the Yankees a 2-0 lead and a two-run shot in the ninth inning off Jeff Ferrell that made it 13-3. Hicks hit his 13th home run of the season in the seventh inning to make it 11-1.

Tanaka (9-10) allowed three runs and six hits in seven innings as he returned from shoulder inflammation. He retired 15 of the first 17 batters he faced in the game as he earned his second win since the All-Star break.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Detroit Tigers, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Masahiro Tanaka, Ronald Torreyes, Tyler Austin
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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) hits a two run double against the New York Mets during the seventh inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) hits a two run double against the New York Mets during the seventh inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Didi Gregorius came through with a two-run double in the seventh to give the Yankees the lead for good, as they beat the Mets, 5-3, on Wednesday night at Citi Field. >> box score


Making his third start since being traded to the Yankees, Jaime Garcia was charged with three runs on five hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings.

The Yankees fell behind early but quickly tied things up in the second on Garrett Cooper's ground out. In the fourth Aaron Judge hit a home run into the third deck in left field for his AL-leading 37th roundtripper. 

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Aug 5, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery (47) throws a pitch against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports (Brian Spurlock)
Aug 5, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery (47) throws a pitch against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports (Brian Spurlock)

Jordan Montgomery pitched five solid innings, Chase Headley hit his sixth home run of the year, and Aroldis Chapman earned his 14th save in a tight, one-run ballgame as the Yankees eked out a 2-1 win over the Indians on Saturday. >> Box score

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Sweeny Murti reports from the Bronx to break down the action from the Yankees' 4-3 loss to the Tigers

The Yankees chipped away at a 4-0 deficit -- partly thanks to Didi Gregorius' two-run homer -- but fell short, 4-3, in the second game of a three-game series against the Tigers on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score

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(Andy Marlin)

Brett Gardner hit a walkff single in the ninth inning as the  Yankees beat the Rays, 5-4, on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium >> Box score


Peter Bourjos hit a leadoff homer off Caleb Smith as the Rays took a 1-0 lead in the first inning.

Didi Gregorius' sacrifice fly in the second inning tied things, 1-1, before Lucas Duda's sacrifice fly in the third inning put the Rays up, 2-1.

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New York Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner is greeted by left fielder Clint Frazier following a solo home run by Gardner during the first inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner is greeted by left fielder Clint Frazier following a solo home run by Gardner during the first inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)

Clint Frazier hit a tiebreaking two-run double, Didi Gregorius and Brett Gardner combined for three home runs and the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners, 6-4, Sunday at Safeco Field. >> Box score


Gardner went 2-for-5 with a leadoff home run in the first inning and a game-tying RBI single in the sixth inning off James Pazos (2-3). Frazier followed and drove in two runs with a double to left field that made it 6-4, as the Yankees won a series for the first time since June 9-11.

Gregorius homered in the second and fourth innings to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead, but Yankees starting pitcher Caleb Smith allowed a two-run single to Ben Gamel and a two-run double to Guillermo Heredia in the bottom of the fourth inning that gave the Mariners a 4-3 lead.

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Brett Gardner, Clint Frazier, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, James Pazos, Luis Severino, Seattle Mariners
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(David Butler II)

C.C. Sabathia pitched six scoreless innings, Didi Gregorius hit a homer and scored a run, and the Yankees shut out the Red Sox, 3-0, in the first game of a day/night doubleheader on Sunday at Fenway Park. >> Box score

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