Results for tag: Joe Auriemma
Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Aug 29, 2012 at 12:57:29 PM

The Yankees ace, CC Sabathia, is having somewhat of an un-Sabathia-like season. He's already done two stints on the 15-day disabled list, which is strange being that between 2007-2011, he averaged exactly 240 innings pitched and 34 starts per season. He's had stretches where he hasn't been great, yet he does boast an impressive 13-3 record with a somewhat high, but not overly concerning 3.44 E.R.A in 21 starts. When you even delve deeper into the numbers though, he's given up three or more earned runs in 12 of his 21 starts, as opposed to 2011, when he gave up three or more earned runs in just 14 of 33 starts.

He just hasn't gone on that Sabathia run in 2012 where he carries the rotation, is the stopper and the official ace. Last season between June 25 and August 1, he had eight starts

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Apr 28, 2012 at 08:22:30 PM

The Yankees confirmed after the game that Brian Cashman has made the decision to send Andy Pettitte to Tampa to make his next start with the Class-A Tampa Yankees on Monday. He was schedule to pitch with the Double-A Trenton Thunder on the road against the Portland Sea Dogs, but weather concerns have derailed that plan.

Before the game, Yankees manager Joe Girardi hinted that this was a possibility noting the conditions of Pettitte's last start in Trenton.

"He pitched in some pretty raw conditions the other day, as well," Girardi said before Saturday's game. "Because of that we might change where he throws. He might pitch in Tampa on Monday depending on talking about some conditions."

Pettitte most likely will not be pitching with the Major League club until early- to mid-May, making

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Apr 14, 2012 at 07:14:57 PM

David Phelps, a player we have covered on quite a bit on our Minor League Monthly program, is making a wonderful impression at the Major League level. Even in the 7-1 drubbing at the hands of the Angels on Saturday afternoon, Phelps appearance was the lone bright spot for the Yankees.

The last couple of months have truly been a whirlwind of emotion for the starter-turned-rookie long reliever. The St. Louis native and former Notre Dame standout as a child, was sought out by Cardinal Dolan at the Welcome Home dinner, and has impressed everyone including his manager in each of his first three outings.

“The situations we put him in, he hasn't been phased and he's throwing strikes, quality strikes,” Girardi said after the loss. "We talk about when you have a young

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Apr 14, 2012 at 12:09:15 PM

Opener Over

With the always highly-anticipated Home Opener over and resulting in a Yankees 5-0 victory, it's back to business as usual in the Bronx. The second game of the series between the Yankees and Angels is just that. It's still a very important test for the Bombers, but the team can now settle in and make themselves at home.

Designated Rest

The Yankees have chosen to DH Alex Rodriguez today with left-hander and new Angels ace C.J. Wilson on the mound. The half day for Rodriguez will only help the Yankees in the long run and save his legs for the grind that is the baseball season.

Joe Girardi discussed his decision before the game, stating, “I could have done either one (Jeter or Rodriguez). I decided to go with A-Rod. I believe we'll see a left hander on Tuesday as well,

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Mar 22, 2012 at 06:37:58 PM

Tebowmania has officially invaded New York with the Jets trading for him on Wednesday. Combine this with "Linsanity" and this has been one heck of a winter for the New York sports scene and cult figures in America. This got us thinking here at, of all of the Mania's to hit America over the years, what's the biggest one - sport and non-sport related? So to keep things timely that's our poll question this week. Last week, we promised that the topic would be about best comebacks in honor of Andy Pettitte's return to the Bronx. That topic will definitely be on a future "A" list, but we want to know this week about the Mania's in America.

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Mar 15, 2012 at 01:58:04 PM

The sudden resignation or mutual parting of the ways between the Knicks and their coach Mike D'Antoni got me thinking. What is the strangest coaching exit or coaching carousel that I've seen in my lifetime of watching New York sports? Now I think everyone expected that Mike D'Antoni was not going to keep his job once the season was complete, however, the timing of his resignation was a bit surprising. So this week, we came up with a list that really spans over the last 30 or more years of coaching resignations or firings. There are certainly more than what's on this week's list, but to me these are the crème de la crème of exits from some of the highest profile jobs in the sports world. Enjoy!

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Mar 3, 2012 at 05:54:01 PM

It's day one for the coverage of Spring Training circa 2012 and it definitely was a lot to take in. We arrived at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida, nice and early to try and catch some of the Phillies players before the Yankees arrived for the 1:05 start. This was the first official day of Spring Training competition among Major League teams battling it out head-to-head and even though that first game is usually a really early tune-up, there were a lot of stories already shaping up for both squads.

First I'll start with the Phillies:

  • Jonathan Papelbon would not reveal his new introduction song to us. We brought up that I'm Shipping Up To Boston by the Dropkick Murphys probably doesn't work anymore to which he agreed, but he still would not tell us. However,

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Mar 3, 2012 at 05:13:02 PM

What a first two weeks it has been for the new show on The second edition of the "A" list results show was already on location. Chris Shearn and I revealed the list from Bright House Field, the Spring Training home of the Philadelphia Phillies. To refresh your memory, the question was who are the top five first baseman in the American League and here is the answer:

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Feb 29, 2012 at 03:08:50 PM

One hot topic around baseball coming into this season has been the shifting of the balance of power with a number of National League studs moving over to the American League the last couple of years. One position in particular has seen the talent pool grow. There are many All-Star calibur first basemen playing in the A.L. including the very talented Mark Teixeira. The results will be revealed in our weekly show, The A List, by Chris Shearn and I. This week's reveal show is going to be on location in Tampa. Here are this week's choices:

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Feb 28, 2012 at 01:49:47 AM

This winter may have been mild, but things are heating up in Tampa, Fla. March is here and that means it's time for Spring Training games. Beginning on Saturday, March 3, will be in Florida to cover the Yankees as they begin the quest for a 28th World Championship.

In the time we are in Florida, we will try and produce as much content as possible. Our coverage will include interviews with players, coaches and writers, as well as blogs, vlogs, podcasts, our hit daily show, the Diamond Daily, behind-the-scenes videos and photo galleries, and some more surprises.

Chris Shearn will once again join our team as on-air talent and will be reporting from his blog, Off the Wall and I will be blogging from my Meet at the Bat blog with any breaking news and game reports.

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