10/9/2015 | Young talent has Yanks inspired about future
Yankee Stadium was mostly quiet on Friday, three days after the Yanks' season came to an abrupt close, as Joe Girardi addressed the media in his final news conference of the year. It was time to close the book on 2015. Thoughts of '16 have already taken over.
10/9/2015 | For Yanks, no regrets about quiet Deadline
The Yankees made a conscious decision at the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline to look toward the future and let the present play out the best way it could.
10/9/2015 | Consistency of Ellsbury, Gardner key for Yanks
hree days after leaving Jacoby Ellsbury's name out of the Yankees' final lineup of the season, manager Joe Girardi said that he is not sure if his offseason will feature a tough conversation with his $153 million center fielder.
10/9/2015 | Offseason chance for Yanks to assess needs
The Yankees were dreaming big in late July, enjoying a seven-game cushion in the American League East, but the weeks that followed suggested that the club may have overachieved just by having the opportunity to play nine postseason innings against the Astros.
10/7/2015 | Yankees enter offseason with work to do
A day after the Yankees were eliminated from the playoffs faster than any time in the club's decorated 112-year history, the task of improving the one-and-done club for 2016 and beyond began in earnest.
10/7/2015 | Statcast: Villar's steal helps put Yanks away
From a no-doubter home run that gave the Astros some breathing room to that late-inning steal to a trio of defensive gems, here's a closer look at five plays from Tuesday's game, courtesy of Statcast™.
10/7/2015 | 'Underdog' Yankees exceeded expectations
The Yankees obviously wish their playoff return had lasted more than just nine innings, having accepted a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Astros on Tuesday. But reaching the playoffs qualifies as something of an achievement.
10/6/2015 | Mendoza makes TV history in AL Wild Card
Jessica Mendoza made baseball and broadcasting history on Tuesday night. And once again, she was focused more on the work at hand than the ground she broke.
10/6/2015 | Oct. 6 Joe Girardi postgame interview
Joe Girardi meets the media after the American League Wild Card Game.
10/6/2015 | Posada honored by Buoniconti Fund
Five-time All-Star catcher Jorge Posada was being honored on Tuesday during the 30th annual Great Sports Legends Dinner, which was to raise an expected $10 million or so for The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis.
10/6/2015 | Dallas, Houston KO Yankees
Dallas Keuchel continued his season-long mastery of the Yankees with six more scoreless innings, Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez homered off Masahiro Tanaka, and the Astros advanced to the American League Division Series with a 3-0 victory on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.
10/6/2015 | Two mistakes prove costly to Tanaka
This was the assignment that Masahiro Tanaka craved, the type of atmosphere he excitedly envisioned while looking out the window of a charter jet from Japan in January 2014, about to stare into an ocean of flashbulbs, try on a Yankees jersey and flash a $155 million smile to the international media.
10/6/2015 | Decision to sit Ellsbury agonized Girardi
It was the decision that Joe Girardi may have agonized over most in the hours prior to Tuesday's do-or-die contest with the Astros, keeping the Yankees manager from pressing ink to his lineup card until just after 3 p.m. ET.
10/6/2015 | Oct. 6 Joe Girardi pregame interview
10/6/2015 | Lineups for AL Wild Card Game
The lineups for Tuesday's game between the Astros and Yankees contain a couple of surprises.
10/6/2015 | Eight rookies on Yanks' Wild Card roster
The Yankees have announced their roster for Tuesday's game against the Astros, mixing a few surprise splashes of youth into the mix of expected veteran locks.
10/6/2015 | Statcast of characters in AL Wild Card Game
Though it may not be difficult to pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of each of this year's postseason clubs, Statcast provides the ability to do so unlike ever before. While both the Astros and Yankees leaned heavily on the home run ball, the AL Wild Card Game likely won't be a simple slugfest.
10/5/2015 | Q&A: Cashman expected postseason return
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman met with MLB.com in advance of the 2015 postseason, which begins tonight when New York plays host to the Houston Astros in the AL Wild Card Game.
10/5/2015 | Yankees' staff will be pressed with CC out
Masahiro Tanaka's inaugural start in the postseason tonight already had taken on mammoth proportions. But with the revelation that CC Sabathia would be gone from the team to check into alcohol rehab, the pressure is building for the Yankees' pitching staff.
10/5/2015 | Houston native Young anticipates hometown matchup
Chris Young, a Yankees outfielder and a native of Houston, has played in 58 games against his hometown Astros. His batting average and RBIs against Houston are the highest marks he's had against any team in his career,
10/5/2015 | Yanks rookie Bird unfazed by playoff pressure
Greg Bird might have been new to the chaos that took place during Thursday night's celebration in the Bronx. But he's proven he's well established within this Yankees team.
10/5/2015 | How should the Yankees handle Keuchel?
As the Yankees have learned firsthand over the course of 16 commanding scoreless innings this season, facing Keuchel is no picnic in any area code, but he has been more hittable on the road. They hope that fact, as well as taking the mound on three days' rest, will prompt Keuchel to finally appear human in their eyes.
10/5/2015 | Girardi mulling options for Wild Card roster
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he is not prepared to release his roster for tonight's postseason opener against the Astros, preferring to keep his choices close to the vest until they must be submitted to Major League Baseball.
10/5/2015 | Eovaldi ready should Yanks advance to ALDS
Nathan Eovaldi faced hitters from the mound at Yankee Stadium on Monday and said that he will be ready to pitch out of the bullpen, should the Yankees advance to face the Royals in the American League Division Series.
10/5/2015 | Oct. 5 Masahiro Tanaka workout day interview
Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka addresses the media during a workout prior to the Wild Card game.
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