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.
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It's early, but Michael Pineda has dared the Bronx Bombers to dream.
Unlike Derek Jeter, Ichiro Suzuki wants to keep playing after 2014.
Jeter was free of pain in his return, which was music to Girardi's ears.
Here's hoping Derek Jeter can enjoy his final season as much as Mo Rivera did.
Why now, Derek? That's one question no one seems to have an answer for.
Robinson Cano's lack of hustle doesn't seem like such a big deal now.
Masahiro Tanaka could grab the reins from Derek Jeter next season.
CC has dropped 40 pounds. Good for him. Want to rip him? Shame on you.
At last, Derek Jeter is allowing himself to savor his moment -- and have fun.
Derek Jeter's retirement not only slams the door on a career, it ends an era.
What can Yankees fans expect in 2014? Here are 12 burning Bombers questions.
The Yanks have shown major weakness in drafting and developing talent.
Should Hal Steinbrenner spend $61M to stop the Alex Rodriguez circus?
Carlos Beltran finally gets the chance to swing back at the Mets.
Do the Yanks have anything to lose by offering Johan a minor league deal?
Will the Yankees wind up paying a higher price later for saving a few bucks now?
Spending for arms -- not outspending the M's -- will best serve 2014 Bombers.
Boston's blueprint gives Bombers some hope. Fans, keep your fingers crossed.
Joe Girardi was not only the Yanks' most convenient choice, he's the best choice.
Brian Cashman has a busy winter ahead of him; here are our suggestions.
The end of Mo's career says this: I can still do this job. I just choose not to.
Nothing went right for the Yankees during their injury-plagued season.
Nova, Soriano and Ryan gave the Yankees some hope Saturday.
By most standards, Andy Pettitte is worthy of Hall consideration -- bar one.
When the Yanks need to be playing their best, they're playing their worst.
Another day, another ambulance. Business as usual for the 2013 Yankees.
A-Rod, the Face of Baseball? That's gotta be Bud Selig's worst nightmare.
Even Derek Jeter admitted he was not helping the Yankees.
Joe Girardi, sensing panic time and sign stealing, signaled panic in Baltimore.
Sawx series is too critical to wild-card chase for Bombers to seek revenge.
After an improbable win on Tuesday, anything is possible for the Yankees.
The Yanks can't afford for Hiroki Kuroda to hit a rut with the postseason in reach.
Negative X-rays on Robinson Cano's hand keeps the Yankees' hopes alive.
Put in another big spot, CC Sabathia came up small for the Yankees again.
For MLB and the Yanks, the damage from A-Rod might only be beginning.
A beanball in Beantown could turn the season around for A-Rod and the Yanks.
A-Rod's lawyer's claims would fit with the George M. Steinbrenner III legacy.
MLB may ultimately bring A-Rod down, but boobirds in the stands will not.
The bullpen's bumpy ninth in the Yanks' win gave fans a glimpse of life sans Mo.
Friday, A-Rod left early, leaving his performance behind to speak for itself.
Yanks are 6-12 since the All-Star break. You can thank A-Rod if you didn't notice.
The gambit may ultimately fail, but after Monday it's Alex Rodriguez 1, MLB 0.
The Yankees hope A-Rod can bring a spark to the club -- not just a circus.
If the Yankees want Matt Wieters, they'll go after him -- regardless of A-Rod.
When A-Rod told the Yanks he was ready, they should've called his bluff.
Like Andy Pettitte in 2007, it's time for A-Rod to man up and tell the truth.
Derek Jeter's storybook day might not have a happy ending after all.
Wednesday's outburst was 'nice' -- but don't get used to it, Yankee fans.
The Yankees' stunning loss Sunday against the O's was hardly a surprise.
While A-Rod gives fans holiday "treat," he's far from his portrayal as noble.
Some nights, you would spend a fortune for another decade of Robbie Cano.
Without some outside help, these Yanks might as well just wave the white flag.
Alex Rodriguez has a Twitter account. What could possibly go wrong?
Ivan Nova pitched a strong case to remain in rotation over Phil Hughes.
Even at 43, Mariano Rivera can still finish off the best hitters in baseball.
Joe Girardi has faith in his Bombers. But where is it coming from?
The Yankees broken bats need to fixed after getting swept in Oakland.
Bombers, using similar formula on O, gut out win in series finale vs. M's.
He won No. 250, but Andy wasn't the only Pettitte to have a big day Saturday.
What's going on in Alex Rodriguez's head right now is a mystery.
In admission of disappointment with A-Rod, Bombers face truth about choice.
Can Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis rescue the struggling Yankees?
Fanfare around Mariano Rivera's final Subway Series makes week memorable.
The Yankees can certainly survive losing Curtis Granderson again.
Defiant Joba Chamberlain is not fit to wear the same uniform as Mo Rivera.
Andy Pettitte is able to dodge Father Time yet again.
Vernon Wells did something Wednesday he had never done before in the bigs.
Joe Girardi went with his gut -- instead of the binder -- and it was the right call.
Yankees show revamped Blue Jays how to do more with less in weekend series.
This is the kind of thing that happens to mere mortals. Not to Derek Jeter.
CC Sabathia is becoming a new pitcher before our eyes this season.
The body language of CC Sabathia said it all: The Yanks needed this win, badly.
What's wrong with the Yanks? This is the same team we saw in spring training.
The object of this Yankees season, at least for the first half, is to tread water.
What a short, strange trip it's been for newest Bronx Bomber Lyle Overbay.
With Derek Jeter's future in question, Yanks need to find a replacement.
Derek Jeter, almost superhuman at times, showed us he is human after all.
Derek Jeter's 'cranky ankle' just the latest to go wrong for the Yanks in 2013.
Mariano Rivera should be the first unanimous selection to the Hall of Fame.
Confronted by Bombers' power shortage, Jeter summons spirit of '96.
Curtis' broken right forearm hurts the Yankees' grand outfield plan for 2013.
Rejoice, Yankees fans: Hal Steinbrenner looks ready to open his wallet.
The Yankees need to avoid the curse of A-Rod with Robinson Cano.
Derek Jeter, the Yankee most taken for granted, may be the one needed most.
To question Kevin Youkilis' commitment to the Bombers is embarrassing.
It'll be endlessly compelling to watch Mariano Rivera try to top himself.
For the first time in a generation, the Yanks can exceed expectations.
A-Rod's return to form after surgery is an awful lot to swallow.
Why Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens won't get a Hall of Fame vote from me.
Youk and Ichiro are fine, but can you picture them in the Canyon of Heroes?
Hal Steinbrenner won't throw good money after bad. Smart move.
A-Rod's contract will look even worse while he makes money for nothing.
Miguel Cotto learned his lesson the hard way Saturday at the Garden.
They re-signed three pitchers. So when do the Yankees start getting better?
With Russell Martin leaving town, the Yankees are caught in a dilemma.
MSG is no longer in the boxing business. It's in the Miguel Cotto business.
Hector Camacho found a dark alley from which even he couldn't escape.
Could the Yankees say YES to a takeover -- by Rupert Murdoch?
So the Jays pulled off a blockbuster. Big deal -- the Yanks' needs are unchanged.
Yankees, learn from Mets' Bay move. Bombers may be in similiar situation.
Yankees fans should not be expecting any blockbuster additions this week.
Mariano Rivera retiring would actually be the best thing for the Yankees.
As he enters his walk year, Joe Girardi must avoid being 2013's fall guy.
A-Rod isn't going anywhere, so stop begging, pleading and wishing for it.
How would The Boss have reacted to this October's parade of disappointments?
A-Rod is on an irreversible decline, and the Yankees are likely stuck with him.
Joe Girardi rolled the dice with his Game 3 lineup, and they came up snake eyes.
Some Yankees actually sound excited to hit the road and head to Detroit.
Jeter's injury elevated a devastating loss into a catastrophic night for the Yanks.
The Yankees won without A-Rod Friday, and may try again against the Tigers.
If you believe CC Sabathia is the key in Game 5, you haven't paid attention.
A-Rod's days as a force for the New York Yankees are officially in the past.
If the Yankees drop A-Rod in the order, history suggests an unhappy ending.
CC Sabathia gave the Yankees a win in Game 1, and a big assist in Game 2.
For the Yankees to advance, A-Rod must strike fear in pitchers' hearts again.
In two months, Ichiro has gone from loser to winner and a key Yankee cog.
Can't recall his predecessors at short? Just another testament to Derek Jeter.
The way the Yankees are playing, a 28th title looks well within their reach.
Brian Cashman's season began with the news of his father's cancer.
The Yankees' season-saving rally on Sunday had that October feel.
Losses like Saturday's don't suggest a long postseason run, if they make it.
Russell Martin's overall numbers are not indicative of the way he is finishing up.
Ivan Nova's maddening inconsistency is driving Joe Girardi bananas.
Binders or no, 9 good bats and a healthy helping of CC will win nearly any day.
Joe Girardi really had no one to blame but himself for Tuesday night's loss.
The secret to Andy Pettitte's success lives less in his arm than in his head.
Andy Pettitte returns Tuesday, and the Yankees' fate could rest on his left arm.
On Thursday, Phil Hughes pitched his best game of the summer.
Derek Jeter hates injuries so much he refuses to acknowledge their existence.
The Bombers simply may not be good enough to win the AL East this season.
Sox fans, willing to sell tickets to Yanks fans, don't care much anymore.
Impressive showing in Baltimore would smooth Yankees' road to AL East title.
Tied in the East, the Yanks aren't pushing the panic button. They're sitting on it.
In a puzzling season, no Yankee is tougher to figure out than Robbie Cano.
Suddenly, a Yanks team that had no soft spots has grown a big flabby midsection.
The Yankees were fortunate to depart Cleveland healthy, and with a win.
Once again, Hiroki Kuroda was great. And once again, the bats abandoned him.
For one night at least, all was right with the Yankees, thanks to CC Sabathia.
These Yanks could create the kind of history that no team would want to make.
With the Rays closing in, it's more than a pennant race that is tightening up.
One of the biggest reasons the Yankees' AL East lead is dwindling? Ivan Nova.
It's time for the Yankees to let Joba Chamberlain find his way in the minors.
There's no guarantee Friday's hero, Nick Swisher, will be a Yankee next season.
The feel-good portion of Joba Chamberlain's comeback story is over.
It's far better to rest CC Sabathia now than to watch him break down in October.
It seems no injury can faze these Yanks, not even one to CC Sabathia. Right?
Joe Girardi reminded the Yanks that they need to fight for themselves.
A nearly four-hour slopfest in Motown was nothing short of a masterpiece.
The slumping Yankees are no longer the favorites in the American League.
Ivan Nova is starting to look like (gasp) his old buddy A.J. Burnett.
CC and Martin reunited. But it wouldn't have mattered who was catching Friday.
Time to play 'You Be The GM': Are the Yankees built to win when it counts?
Could Bobby V. be right? As Tuesday's loss showed, anything can happen.
What? The Yankees-BoSox rivalry lacks punch? Don't tell that to Mark Teixeira.
Mark Teixeira's first-inning hustle set stage for Bombers' rout of Boston.
The Yanks and Sawx are no longer rivals. In fact, one of them is a doormat.
Alex Rodriguez's absence shouldn't be a major blow for the Yankees to bear.
The Yankees gambled on Ichiro Suzuki. But he could offer a huge payoff.
Right now, the Yanks are a machine. A hittin', fieldin', pitchin', winnin' machine.
Raul Ibanez and Andruw Jones are filling in quite nicely for injured Brett Gardner.
A sweep this weekend and maybe the Yankees can be done with the Sawx.
Bombers had, um, better bullpen goat in ending Trop curse before Boston series.
David Robertson's bag of tricks may be the one thing Yanks can't afford to lose.
June was magical for the Yankees, but repeating in July will be tough.
Instead of calling on David Robertson, Girardi's mix-and-match sank Yanks.
If you're tired of the Subway Series, you're tired of baseball. Period.
The Mets' R.A. Dickey is a star now, sure. But he could have been a Yankee.
I will cast my vote against sending Roger Clemens to Cooperstown.
Ivan Nova made like Maddux as the Yankees notched another sweep.
Bombers are on a roll. But the scariest part is, they can still get a lot better.
Swisher's winner? AL East lead? Sidebars! A-Rod's record-tying slam trumps 'em all.
The Bombers are winning, this is true. But the bats have still yet to come alive.
Robinson Cano's two home runs against the Mets could be a breakthrough.
Ace? CC Sabathia sure isn't pitching like one -- and he knows it.
With five starts in the books, it's clear Andy Pettitte is the Yankees' best starter.
After 50 games, the Yanks have shown they may not be playing in October.
Phil Hughes sure didn't look like a starting pitcher against the Angels.
Yanks have taken care of business thus far, but now comes the tricky part.
Mark Teixeira starting hitting the minute he stopped listening to all the advice.
It's time to accept that Alex Rodriguez may not be a great player anymore.
The Yankees' lackluster showing means there are moves to be made.
The Yankees' rotation is not just different with Andy Pettitte in it. It is better.
For now, Rafael Soriano is finally free of the purgatory of middle relief.
Joe Girardi had a name for his Yankees on Monday night: "The MASH unit."
Raul Ibanez is starting to look like exactly what the Yankees were hoping for.
The Bombers got Robbie Cano back, and that's reason to be encouraged.
When D-Rob got the call Friday, he knew there was no mo' Mo to back him up.
Would anyone be shocked if Mo has enough fight left to give it one more shot?
The Russell Martin-Hiroki Kuroda combo got it right against the Orioles.
The Yankees' rotation was supposed to be a strength -- not anymore.
So remind me, why isn't Rangers sensation Yu Darvish a Yankee?!
Derek Jeter is off to the hottest start of his career, and here's the reason.
After perfect comeback, it's easy to forget why the Yanks had to rally at all.
The Yankees turned a celebration of Fenway Park into a nightmare for Boston.
Alex Rodriguez hit another milestone home run -- but it's hard to celebrate it.
Miss the Yankees' home opener? My father wouldn't have tolerated that.
The Yankees didn't look like the team to beat vs. the Rays. They just looked beat.
Joe Girardi has made some questionable decisions in the Yankees' two losses.
The Yanks' opener in Tampa continues rivalry that may outshine Bombers-Sox.
The Yankees will have plenty of drama. CC Sabathia can bring the calm.
Spring training can mean nothing -- or it can forebode disaster for Ivan Nova.
The Yankees face five key questions at the start of the 2012 season.
Ballpark envy in Miami: New York deserved freedom from rain delays, too.
Conveniently-timed injury? Maybe. But Michael Pineda isn't damaged goods.
On Friday night, the Yankees went from Camp Calm to Camp Calamity.
One thing is for sure -- we'll never see another Bert Sugar again.
Andy was sure of his decision to retire, until he wasn't. Will Mo know when to go?
Yu looked good, but let's not overreact to Hiroki Kuroda's debut just yet.
Phil Hughes could find himself sitting in the 'pen -- or in someone else's dugout.
Michael Pineda took the mound as a Yankee! So, what did we learn?
Clearly, some things are going to change now that the Bombers are cutting payroll.
Bobby V seems more obsessed with the Yankees than Ahab was with the whale.
Joba Chamberlain's return from surgery will come at right time for Yankees.
The Shift has caused a shift in Mark Teixeira's thinking at the plate.
It'd make sense to put Cano in A-Rod's cleanup spot. Too bad it won't happen.
Derek Jeter, Muhammad Ali may wind up having more in common than greatness.
Phil Hughes has replaced A.J. Burnett as the most puzzling pitcher in Yanks camp.
If Mo retires, Rafael Soriano isn't the best man for the job -- he's the only man.
Mo sounds like a guy who wants to do his job one more time, and then go home.
CC Sabathia showed up to camp lighter, because his employers asked him to.
On one October night, A.J. Burnett was worth every penny the Yankees paid him.
Is the Yankees' high-priced offense really as fearsome as it is reputed to be?
On the day of his retirement, Jorge Posada looks like a Hall of Famer to me.
If Jesus Montero is as good as advertised, then Michael Pineda better be, too.
On Friday the 13th, Brian Cashman and the Yankees rose from the dead.
Derek Jeter is a symbol of the America Martin Luther King hoped to live in.
Jorge Posada could not have picked a better time to call it a career.
Brian Cashman is not looking forward to seeing Bobby V in the Red Sox's dugout.
Yu Darvish was great in Japan. He'd be expensive in New York. Is he worth it?
Brian Cashman's planning a conservative approach with this free-agent class.
I was lucky enough to know Joe Frazier -- a Philly fighter, but a New York legend.
Brian Cashman had few concrete answers on Tuesday -- and no clear vision.
CC Sabathia's signing only helps Yanks stand pat in 2012, not move ahead.
Yanks fans should tune into World Series to scout C.J. Wilson and ... Albert Pujols?
By Yankees' standards, A-Rod has failed a lot more times than he's succeeded.
The Yankees have work to do if they hope to improve on a disappointing 2011.
Joe Girardi did all he could, but in the end some of his best players let him down.
The Yankees needed A.J. to get them into Thursday; he didn't let them down.
The ball is in A.J. Burnett's hand, but the burden is on the hitters' shoulders.
Two years after 2009 run, A-Rod's playoff struggles have reappeared.
Ivan Nova rattled the Tigers, eliminated fear over Friday fiasco's effect on ALDS.
Game 1 washout means Yankees need fourth starter, which likely equals A.J.
Five keys will go a long way in deciding if the Yankees will survive the ALDS.
In ridding themselves of Sox's menace, the Yanks may have created a monster.
Wednesday's starter? Who cares! The Yankees have only the playoffs in mind.
Rotation, catcher, opponent? Joe Girardi has plenty to evaluate in four days' time.
Jesus Montero again showed why he deserves postseason at-bats for Yankees.
If Joe Girardi's Yankees truly hate the Red Sox, they'll bury 'em this weekend.
The Yankees are tired -- tired of playing the game. Ain't it a crying shame?
Mariano Rivera has cemented his claim as the Greatest Yankee of His Era.
You expected Rivera to get excited over save No. 601? You don't know Mo.
CC Sabathia has been ordinary since early August, which could spell trouble.
There's no defending Yankees backup infielder Eduardo Nunez's defense.
For a day, rumors of the Yanks' and A.J. Burnett's demise appeared exaggerated.
The Yankees can't top Boston without solid starting pitching.
Francisco Cervelli's energy was a positive in the Yankees' win over the Red Sox.
It's business as usual for the Yankees without Derek Jeter and A-Rod.
In the drive for five rotation spots, Colon and Nova are the Yankees' big winners.
A.J. Burnett is hurting the team with his struggles on the mound.
Pettitte's Yank career looks to be a book whose final chapter has been written.
If Yanks' decisions are based on merit, then Ivan Nova's spot should be secure.
It's high time Joe Girardi held A.J. Burnett accountable for his behavior.
Friday, Phil Hughes might have pitched himself back into the rotation for good.
A-Rod's return will make the Yankees' offense even more potent.
Bartolo Colon's gone from curiosity to mainstay, but can he go the distance?
Despite his rough outing, Ivan Nova won't receive A.J. Burnett criticism.
Much has changed between A.J. Burnett's last two wins in August.
Three consecutive games of imperfect humanity? Say it ain't so, Mo!
The Yanks lost a series that, in the past, they almost surely would have won.
Will Jorge Posada, a major part of the Yanks since 1997, last out the season?
CC needs to figure it out against the Red Sox between now and October.
Friday night was like Opening Day all over again for the Yankees and Red Sox.
By keeping it simple, Ivan Nova made things very complicated for the Yanks.
Hughes, Nova pitch their hearts out to win a job Burnett can't seem to lose.
In just six innings, Phil Hughes-less changed back into Philth Hughes.
The solution to the Yankees' starting pitching woes is a one-man rotation.
Once again, the Yankees bats were silenced by an underdog arm.
Could Phil Hughes' loss to the woeful Mariners mean the return of Ivan Nova?
There were two exceptional pitching performances Tuesday at the Stadium.
This isn't the stretch run. Yet there was Mo Rivera, 41, making a four-out save.
The Yankees need another bat for their struggling offense.
Curtis Granderson continues to be the real deal for the Yankees.
The time is now for Brett Gardner to take over as the Yankees' leadoff hitter.
After stealing a win against the Rays on Tuesday, the Yanks gave it right back.
Gardner plays huge role as Yankees earn key come-from-behind win.
Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit, and his 5-for-5 game, will become part of Yankees lore.
The Yankees' front office, not the Rays, is to blame for rainout drama.
Cap's quest for 3,000 is seen as a chore in most circles -- just not in the stands.
Derek Jeter and Phil Hughes are each on a quest. The latter's may be more vital.
Don't expect Derek Jeter to continue his quest for 3K in Cleveland. Trust me.
The Yankees missed Mariano Rivera in a big way for Game 1 in Cleveland.
Alex Rodriguez made waves before, during, after Subway Series opener.
Russell Martin and A.J. Burnett have been indispensable to each other so far.
The Yankees are the best team I've seen all year. With the exception of one.
Jorge Posada finally gave fans a reason to look at him with admiration again.
Yankees' effective, two-headed leadoff man will have to step aside when Jeter returns.
The Yankees machine wasn't broke, so why did Girardi try to fix it?
A former White Sox, Nick Swisher conquered his Chicago demons Sunday.
Alex Rodriguez's injury is out. But how much will it hinder the Bombers down the road?
Russell Martin proved he's no pushover against the Cubs at Wrigley.
Cubs pitcher Doug Davis baffled the Yankees' hitters at Wrigley.
Without Derek Jeter, the Yankees will rely on youngsters -- proceed with caution.
Joe Girardi finally reached his breaking point, tired of seeing his players plunked.
On a day when Mark Teixeira hit two home runs, the pitchers led the way.
What looked to be a tragic West Coast swing is on the verge of triumph.
Derek Jeter set the tone early against Jered Weaver. Why'd the Yanks change?
Fair or not, A-Rod should've known his cousin's presence would raise eyebrows.
As a top-hitting CF, Curtis Granderson better get used to getting noticed.
Yankees' Curtis Granderson is making quite a name for himself at the plate.
Bartolo's works of art aren't surprising anymore. But how long will they last?
Andruw Jones' emergence could spell doom for Jorge Posada in lineup.
The Yankees experienced déjà vu all over again in Seattle.
The Yankees' best bats refuse to underestimate Felix Hernandez.
Joe Girardi's rigid bullpen regimen marched Yankees to defeat in Seattle.
The Yankees won the Subway Series in unusual fashion, with bloops and bunts.
The Yankees' offense is feast or famine. On Friday, there was nary a morsel.
A-Rod's Yanks did some great things Tuesday, like finally getting a win.
Through five, Bombers looked poised to break out. Instead, they broke down.
Posada drama is nothing compared to what's next for big-spending Yankees.
Yankees? They're just not a good team right now, not in any aspect of the game.
The Captain washed up? Derek Jeter erased the doubts, at least for one day.
The pitching staff was the latest of problems for the Yankees.
Ivan Nova is making tremendous strides for the New York Yankees.
Has A-Rod tossed his cap into the race to become the Yankees' next captain?
Led Zeppelin had a song that describes the Yankees: Dazed and Confused.
Perhaps things are finally beginning to turn around for Derek Jeter this season.
The Yanks haven't found a cure for Phil Hughes. They may have a replacement.
Leading the league in infield hits may be the only category Derek Jeter has left.
Nick Swisher's home run Thursday was vital, if only for his mental health.
Believe it or not, Bartolo Colon is the best pitcher on the Yankees right now.
The Yankees' high-powered offense is coming up short.
There is no way to tell how well the Yanks will weather the loss of Phil Hughes.
Curtis Granderson isn't Joe D or Mickey, but he's primed to make a mark in CF.
The only Yankee surprised by Bartolo Colon's first start was Bartolo Colon.
Mariano Rivera blew a save on Tuesday, still stunning after all of these years.
One must wonder how much about the Yankees is real and how much illusion.
Eric Chavez, Russell Martin and Rafael Soriano are right at home in the Bronx.
Thanks to A.J. Burnett's support system, his annual April success might continue.
Cash's guys, Feliciano and Ayala, are out. Think he doesn't want Soriano now?
Sorry Sox, Yanks: Nobody is running away with the AL East this season.
Jorge Posada's struggles at DH could pose a problem for the Yankees.
Eric Chavez, who won't get much time at first or third, could create DH dilemma.
For Yankees' No. 3 starter Phil Hughes, the heat is on when the heat is gone.
An agitated Joe Girardi was in late-season form with reporters on Wednesday.
How did Rafael Soriano feel about his meltdown? He didn't stick around to say.
Ivan Nova gave the Yankees just what they needed Monday. That was a first.
Curtis Granderson erased any doubt concerning his injury on Opening Day.
The Yanks enter '11 with plenty of attributes but a few nagging questions, too.
Rivera has dominated his position more than any Yank besides Ruth or Gehrig.
Joe Girardi admits questions at end of 2010 took a toll but is optimistic for '11.
This year, can't-miss catcher Jesus Montero will play every day. In Scranton.
Alex Rodriguez wants you to pay attention to the man behind the curtain.
Yanks went with average Freddy Garcia over potentially excellent Bartolo Colon.
The Yankees might make Gustavo Molina -- Gustavo Molina? -- the backup catcher.
If Bartolo Colon isn't the No. 5, the Yanks will be gutless in more ways than one.
You almost expect Bartolo Colon to peel off the fat suit and reveal a body of steel.
A-Rod knows that in baseball, they don't name candy bars after Mr. March.
Having A.J. Burnett as the Yankees' No. 2 starter is better than the alternative.
Giving up a colossal homer was among Freddy Garcia's woes in his latest start.
The springtime A.J. doesn't allow himself to become rattled. Not yet, anyway.
Moving Derek Jeter back to 2-hole shouldn't be in play for the Yanks ... yet.
After early spring struggles, Ivan Nova sealed his spot in the Yanks' rotation.
With Cameron Diaz in the front row, Alex Rodriguez had his best day this spring.
Jorge Vazquez, the Yanks' hottest hitter, probably won't make the big club.
Bartolo Colon is a long shot to make the Yanks, but he continues to impress.
You can never have too many pitchers. Apparently that goes for catchers, too.
It's another spring of Joe Girardi asking Phil Hughes to throw changeups.
Who has pitching problems? The Yanks do, though they showed hope Sunday.
Joba Chamberlain made a good impression in his debut against the Phils.
Years ago, he was a can't-miss kid. Now Mark Prior embarks on a comeback bid.
Reading the tea leaves after the first week of Yankees spring training.
George had Dave Winfield to kick around. Now, Boy George has Derek Jeter.
Over the next few years, we'll learn how Derek Jeter accepts growing older.
Yankees as underdogs? Yeah, they're The Little $200 Million Ballclub That Could.
Bartolo Colon is a long shot to make the team, but he did bring his 'weigh' game.
Mo pitches like a champ because he looks and acts like one. You watching, Joba?
Joba Chamberlain came to camp with a gut that'd make CC Sabathia blush.
It's hard to believe A.J. Burnett when he says his awful 2010 is ancient history.
On Day 1 of spring training, it seemed as if The Boss had never left the building.
This Yankees camp is defined by players not here more than by those who are.
Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long believes A-Rod's set for a monster 2011.
Andy Pettitte has Hall of Fame timing. But credentials? Not so much.
Why weren't the Yankees prepared for Andy Pettitte's retirement?
The Yanks have survived far worse woes than their front office, ahem, "rift."
Yankees GM Brian Cashman is focused on doing his job well, not leaving it.
There's still time for Joba Chamberlain to save his career -- but not much.
Agenda-driven? No. GM's new comments on Jeter is just Cashman being Cashman.
Andruw Jones will put on the pinstripes 15 years after eclipsing Mickey Mantle.
Give Cashman credit for sticking to his guns on Soriano -- even if he's wrong.
Joe Girardi's first move this spring should be to make Derek Jeter his leadoff man.
The Yankees are the AL East favorites again, after adding Rafael Soriano.
Mariano Rivera scored his first-ever Winter save in the Bronx.
Andy Pettitte can't make a decision, and Roger Clemens could be the reason.
John Mara says the Giants are not the Yankees. Well, why not?
Is the Jesus Montero era still before us? Or has it ended before it even began?
Yankees fans' huge appetite will force Bombers to make a move.
It doesn't make a difference to the Yanks where Carl Crawford plays next year.
Derek Jeter is angry, although what he has to be angry about only he knows.
Derek Jeter made out handsomely with his new deal. What about the Yanks?
Derek Jeter and the Yanks will get a deal done -- they simply have no other choice.
If Derek Jeter isn't careful, he could make the Yankees the good guys.
Derek Jeter's agent brought up the Babe. So let's look at what happened to him.
Yanks' new pitching coach survived Big Z, so, yeah, he's ready for A.J. and Joba.
The Cy Young voters got it right, choosing Felix Hernandez over CC Sabathia.
A source says the Yankees could play hardball with Derek Jeter.
Derek Jeter won his fifth Gold Glove, despite his declining abilities in the field.
The Yanks might pass on Carl Crawford for a good reason: They don't need him.
Yanks have no Plan B if Mo Rivera gets hurt or begins his inevitable decline.
Could Kerry Wood return to the Yankees in 2011? It makes a lot of sense.
Joe Girardi's new deal is done; now he faces some very difficult tasks ahead.
Andy Pettitte is considering retirement, and the decision has never been tougher.
Baseball is littered with tales of pitchers who never lived up to long-term deals.
Yankees fans mistreated Cliff Lee's wife, and now it will cost even more to get him.
Brian Cashman aims to extract a high price for failure. Remind you of anyone?
There are 10 key issues the Yankees must resolve between now and 2011.
Hey Yankee fans, you can blame this one on Joe Girardi.
Now that he has a ring, A-Rod is spared from barbs despite his lack of production.
Kerry Wood, who reinvented himself as a reliever, breathed life into Yanks' season.
For the Yankees this October, everything that can go wrong has.
Starting A.J. in non-elimination game is better idea than CC on short rest.
Starting A.J. in non-elimination game is better idea than CC on short rest.
Joe Girardi has a big decision to make ahead of Game 4.
The Yankees got down and dirty against the Rangers in Game 1.
Texas needs to get to Cliff Lee and the Yanks need to stay away from him.
A-Rod hits Cliff Lee fine. But his struggles vs. other starters may be a problem.
A.J. Burnett is going to pitch Game 4, because there is no better option.
Seriously, in three ALDS games, did the Yanks really go from zeroes to heroes?
Yankees' most valuable isn't a player. Its recently maligned manager Joe Girardi.
Trading for Lance Berkman finally paid off for the Yankees in Game 2 of the ALDS.
Mark Teixeira was the hero Wednesday, despite his assortment of injuries.
Andy Pettitte has faced the pressure of a playoff Game 2 many times before.
Dropping Burnett from rotation doesn't have the makings of a Yankees drama.
Derek Jeter retooled his swing in September, raising hopes for October.
The Yankees' postseason hopes hinge on the left arm of Andy Pettitte.
After four of their ugliest hours, the Yankees ceded control to the Rays.
The Yanks can't be happy about playing three games over a 21-hour period.
If Joe Girardi wants to win the division, why did he pitch Javier Vazquez?
The Yankees ended a two-week nightmare with yet another playoff berth.
After his latest outing, the Yanks' playoff plans may not include A.J. Burnett.
One thing's clear: Whatever Joe Girardi is doing, it better work come October.
The Yanks' ace got rocked, leaving many psychodramas to play out -- none good.
After storm drives A.J. Burnett away, the Yankees' bullpen drives crowd crazy.
It felt like more than one game. It felt like the Yanks had just sewn up the East.
By The Boss' standards, 2010 can still turn out to be a success for Derek Jeter.
Joe Girardi tried everything, and it all failed; at least Andy Pettitte's back.
In his 10 years, CC Sabathia seems to have done everything a pitcher can do.
A.J. Burnett got hit hard again. This time, it apparently wasn't with a baseball bat.
For one split-second Wednesday night, Derek Jeter showed he was human.
Nick Swisher's walk-off homer capped an eventful day in the Bronx.
This $200 million juggernaut will only go as far as CC Sabathia takes it.
CC needs to get to 20 wins, and beyond, for the Yanks to achieve October glory.
Javy Vazquez showed his disappointment after being pulled in fifth with the lead.
Why did A-Rod split with Boras? Sources say Hollywood types are ready to step in.
CC Sabathia told Dallas Braden to get off his mound without starting an argument.
Yankees' struggling starter A.J. Burnett finally got his act together ... for now.
Yanks manager Joe Girardi would be nuts not to listen when the Cubs come calling.
Brett Gardner is the Yankees' best leadoff hitter. So who's going to tell Derek Jeter?
Painful exchange of pleasantries is serious if A-Rod misses rest of series.
The Yankees need less of Cervelli and Berkman, and a whole lot more of Jorge.
Two wrongs make an egregious slight if Hall of Fame can't even induct Steinbrenner posthumously.
Baseball celebrates its stars Tuesday, none of whom is bigger than The Boss.
It's time to clear wall space for George Steinbrenner's plaque in Cooperstown.
On Sunday in L.A., Alex Rodriguez was a bigger man than Joe Torre.
Joe Girardi should've gone with Mariano, not Joba, in ninth against the Phils.
Andy Pettitte, 5-0, turned back the clock against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.
A day to remember for Vazquez and Hughes. The rest of the Yankees? Nope.
Ex-Yank Johnny Damon got a small measure of revenge Monday in Detroit.
Does A.J. Burnett have a Fenway phobia? He says no, no, no; the results say yes.
The Yankees on Friday resembled ducks at the wrong end of a shooting gallery.
Chances are, this Yankees-Red Sox series will eat up somebody.
In baring his soul for an interview, Mike Tyson shows why he's still must-see TV.
Yankee Stadium is too hostile a work environment for the scuffling Vazquez.
While the big club was away, Derek Jeter soaked up some at-bats in AAA.
Francisco Cervelli landed the first blow in the Yanks' catcher battle Saturday.
The time for timely hits is running out in the Yankees' battle with the Birds.
Mark Teixeira left U.S. Cellular Field with a thick wrapping around his right hand.
Grading the Bronx Bombers at the halfway point of the season.
The death of George Steinbrenner heads the Yankees' top five stories of 2010.
Ivan Nova is staying cool in the August heat -- and in the AL East race.
What if any pitcher on the Yankees staff other than CC had started Saturday?
A.J. Burnett's friday flop throws Yankees' No. 2 rotation spot up in the air.
Wednesday night, nothing added up, for Phil Hughes or the Yankees.
It's easy to overlook the hard facts about what lies ahead for the Yankees.
Yankees rookie Ivan Nova was impressive in his first big-league start.
CC not withstanding, the Yanks' rotation looks shaky without Andy Pettitte.
Derek Jeter has added a new signature play to his repertoire: the double play.
With another quick and dirty getaway, the Yankees annoyed Joe Girardi.
After 1,300 feet worth of homers, A-Rod admits his power outage was frustrating.
The Yanks and Royals get together and, surprise, spend three hours in delays.
CC Sabathia is closing in on 20 victories for the first time in his career.
By refusing to lose to him, the Yanks made a perfect pitch to Cliff Lee.
Before he joins 'em, the Yanks gotta find a way to beat Cliff Lee.
Plenty to fret about after Yanks' loss, but Jorge Posada's sore shoulder tops list.
Don't be fooled: Yankees starter Dustin Moseley is no overnight sensation.
The Yanks have two rotations. One for their pitchers, another for their catchers.
Joe Girardi sent out a strange lineup on Sunday, and it cost him dearly.
Robinson Cano has developed from a potential great into an everyday great.
Lance Berkman's arrival was the culmination of a nearly four-year journey.
Even on a night when it's not all about A-Rod, it winds up being all about A-Rod.
Yes, it's all good fun until somebody loses an eye, or the lead in the AL East.
Alex Rodriguez is grounded, like a wayward teenager under house arrest.
All things considered, Alex Rodriguez could have had a worse birthday.
It appears Joba Chamberlain has lost his eighth-inning job in the Yankees' bullpen.
They came to see A-Rod's 600th home run, but got Posada's 1,000th RBI.
To the list of assertions that begin, "Only Alex Rodriguez ... " add a couple more.
Yanks' rookie Colin Curtis knows a little bit about hitting from behind in the count.
Phil Hughes' command issues have surfaced at the wrong time for the Yanks.
With Andy Pettitte out, Yankees fans will demand a deal for another starter.
You gotta really hand it to Yankees pitcher A.J. Burnett after Saturday's costly tantrum.
Reggie and George: For the first time in decades, you have one without the other.
The Yankees pulled one out for The Boss in a glorious way in the Bronx.
The Yankees will still spend and win, but Hal Steinbrenner won't be George 2.0.
How do you grade the Yankees? Wallace Matthews takes a stab.
The Yankees lost Bob Sheppard on Sunday; in truth, we all lost.
2010 has been more of a struggle, but Yanks are still ahead of last year's pace.
Opportunity knocks, Bombers finally answer -- all at once -- in third-inning outburst.
On a day when a lot didn't change for the Yankees, one very important thing did.
A game-winning homer in the eighth inning is just as big as one in the ninth.
The Yankees will surely pass Cloud 9 on way home after comeback win in LA.
A.J. Burnett's historically bad June is just a speed bump for baseball's best team.
Long before his decisive HR, A-Rod made sure this L.A. weekend is about him.
Joe Torre and the Yankees are better off without one another.
We only remember his failures -- which, for Mariano Rivera, don't come often.
Alex Rodriguez says he's not a home run hitter. Too bad, because he needs to be.
A.J. Burnett has taken a bad turn since pitching coach Dave Eiland's departure.
Mets throw shutout as Yankees' bats get even colder on interleague homestand.
A-Rod says he was playing it safe, not in pain, during ninth inning.
What's A.J. Burnett's most consistent trait? His inconsistency, of course.
CC Sabathia won the Yanks-Phils pitching duel, and appears to be getting hot.
Posada is more excited about his pending return to catcher than his grand slam.
There couldn't be two men more different than Andy Pettitte and Alex Rodriguez.
It doesn't take a mathematician to figure out that A-Rod's numbers are down.
CC Sabathia won't have the O's to kick around again until Labor Day weekend.
Check his baseball card. Mark Teixeira will be just fine ... he hopes.
Cotto wins battle of wounded knee on bizarre fight night at Yankee Stadium.
Yuri Foreman's size, speed will be too much for past-his-prime Miguel Cotto.
Robinson Cano won't make you forget Joe DiMaggio. Hideki Matsui? Absolutely.
Curtis Granderson is suddenly hitting lefties and should remain in the 2-hole.
Mark Teixeira insists he's not worried about his start, and hits a huge home run.
The hearts of 46,000 people leaped into 46,000 throats after David Huff was hit.
After again providing no relief, Joba is just 'eighth-inning guy' to his skipper.
If there was ever a time for the Yankees to wax some stiffs, this is that time.
Yuri Foreman is looking forward to his upcoming bout at Yankee Stadium.
Struggling Mark Teixeira isn't sure if more work is the problem or the solution.
There was nothing for Javier Vazquez to feel bad about Friday night.
Yanks are spending nearly the equivalent of their payroll on tape and iodine.
The Yankees appear less than ready for their showdown with the Rays.
Javier Vazquez came out of the bullpen against Boston, and became a hero.
Maybe another rainout wouldn't have been a such a bad thing after all.
The Yankees didn't lose a game Tuesday night, only another player.
Levity preceded Teixeira's third homer, but his at-bat was serious business.
Joe Girardi must balance when to play, when to sit aging Yankees roster.
The Yankees won another series this weekend, but not all is right with team.