• YES dumping informative Jim Spanarkel shows sad state of TV sports

    YES dumping informative Jim Spanarkel shows sad state of TV sports

    Simply put, no sports TV exec can claim to know borscht about basketball and dump Jim Spanarkel as his or her primary basketball analyst, not short of his conviction for murder. But Spanarkel, for
  • Yankees treat ‘people like crap,’ Trenton Thunder owner fumes

    Yankees treat ‘people like crap,’ Trenton Thunder owner fumes

    Joe Plumeri knows there’s no chance of his Trenton Thunder being affiliated with the Yankees after the Yankees announced over the weekend they were moving their Double-A team to Somerset,
  • Staten Island Yankees ‘shocked’ big-league team dumped them

    Staten Island Yankees ‘shocked’ big-league team dumped them

    The Yankees’ decision to reorganize their minor league system was met with anger from another former affiliate on Monday. After Trenton Thunder owner Joseph Plumeri said the Yankees
  • ‘Betrayed’ Trenton Thunder owner blasts Yankees for abandoning team

    ‘Betrayed’ Trenton Thunder owner blasts Yankees for abandoning team

    The Yankees’ decision to sever ties with their Eastern League affiliate in Trenton, N.J., has left the team’s owner fuming. After learning of the Yankees’ plans to move their Double-A team to
  • Yankees minor leaguers ask team for statement: ‘Be with us’

    Yankees minor leaguers ask team for statement: ‘Be with us’

    Amid protests across several professional sports including their own, the Yankees played a doubleheader on Wednesday, and now two of their own minor leaguers are calling on them to take a stand. Chris Gittens and Canaan Smith-Njigba are asking the Yankees, off on Thursday, to do something following the shooting in the back of African-American …
  • Yankees minor leaguer’s dream of beating Red Sox has to wait

    Yankees minor leaguer’s dream of beating Red Sox has to wait

    Reliving the past is one way to briefly escape the mess we’re all in, and so without much else going on, Yankees minor leaguer Ben Ruta dug through boxes from his childhood when he came across a dream he had written about in 2004 and his mother had saved all these years. The fantasy had …
  • Yankees prospect TJ Sikkema working as DoorDash driver during baseball pause

    Yankees prospect TJ Sikkema working as DoorDash driver during baseball pause

    It’s not the type of fun T.J. Sikkema expected to be having this summer, but the Yankees minor leaguer is making the most out of a difficult situation. Instead of being on a field for his first full minor league season, he’s spending his time with his girlfriend helping to deliver food to those who …
  • Tim Tebow signing is part of Andrew Church’s huge beef with ‘toxic’ Mets

    Tim Tebow signing is part of Andrew Church’s huge beef with ‘toxic’ Mets

    Andrew Church was among the minor leaguers the Mets released on Thursday. Not long after receiving the news, the 25-year-old right-handed starter tore into his now former organization. The 2013 second round pick blasted the Mets on Instagram for signing “a celebrity” —  almost certainly Tim Tebow — and blamed the organization for forcing Church …
  • SI Yankees in serious trouble as politicians plead to save them

    SI Yankees in serious trouble as politicians plead to save them

    The Staten Island Yankees, their prized affiliation with the reigning AL East champions in serious jeopardy, received public support from local government officials on Monday in an attempt to survive the imminent downsizing of Minor League Baseball. Congressman Max Rose, whose district includes all of Staten Island as well as a piece of Brooklyn, and …
  • Lesser-known Yankees prospect Yoendrys Gomez has scout dreaming

    Lesser-known Yankees prospect Yoendrys Gomez has scout dreaming

    At least one scout is urging baseball fans not to sleep on this lesser-known Yankees pitching prospect. Baseball America magazine published an article Wednesday with insight from a scout on Yankees right-hander Yoendrys Gomez, who the organization signed out of Venezuela in 2016 for $50,000. “From a scouting perspective, this is a guy you can …