Carlos Beltran

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images), Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) and Michael Pineda (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Season Preview: Jeter’s Gone, A-Rod’s Back And Yanks Hope To Return To Postseason

Jeter left behind a team in transition, that failed to make the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time in a generation and is beset with an older core coming off injuries.

03/27/2015

Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees takes the field as he is introduced before the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 4, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Sweeny: A-Rod Coverage, Beltran’s Health And More Yankees Notes

OK, so you want to hear about players other than Alex Rodriguez? I get it. But don’t try to alter the facts of the case

03/05/2015

Third baseman Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees and outfielder Carlos Beltran #36 participate in a spring training workout on February 26, 2015 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Sims: They Say They Feel Great, But Tanaka And Beltran Remain Concerns

It does seem likely that Tanaka — a fastball pitcher who’s had a UCL injury at such a young age — is destined for Tommy John surgery. The real question is, if not now, when?

03/03/2015

Then-Yankee Brian Roberts (right) is congratulated by former hitting coach Kevin Long after he scored on a single by Brett Gardner in the second inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on June 13, 2014. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Long Explains Why Yankees Weren’t The Bronx Bombers In 2014

Could hitting coach Kevin Long take the fall for the Yankees’ worst offensive season in more than 20 years? I sat down with Long last weekend in Boston and got some answers about what went wrong with the 2014 Yankees and specifically his role.

09/30/2014

Carlos Beltran (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Yankees Outfielder Carlos Beltran Undergoes Elbow Surgery

Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran has undergone elbow surgery to remove a bone spur and loose pieces that limited his throwing ability for most of the 2014 season.

09/30/2014

Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees throws for the putout at first in the first inning during their game against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium on September 7, 2014. (Photo by Travis Lindquist/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: What Will Life Without Derek Be For The Yankees?

So as we mull over this year, let us also take a premature look at next year in anticipation of life without Jeter in 2015.

09/08/2014

Brian Cashman (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Heyman: Yankees Likely To Offer GM Cashman A New Contract

It looks like it might be the status quo for the Yankees next season. As far as general manager Brian Cashman’s job goes, it appears the Steinbrenners will try to bring him back in 2015.

09/04/2014

Curtis Granderson  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Ranking The 10 Most Disappointing Local Baseball Players Of 2014

The Bombers spent nearly $500 million in the offseason and this was the year that the Mets were finally expected to contend. Let’s just say it hasn’t worked out for either party.

09/04/2014

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 08: Carlos Beltran #36 of the New York Yankees hits a grandslam in the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on August 8, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 23 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

08/29/2014

Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees celebrtes after defeating the Chicago White Sox with teammate Jacoby Ellsbury #22 (L) and Brett Gardner #11 against the at Yankee Stadium on August 23, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Beltran Homers, Yankees Beat White Sox 5-3

Carlos Beltran gave the Yankees’ struggling offense a jolt with a home run in his return to the lineup, Martin Prado had another go-ahead hit and New York beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 on Saturday.

08/23/2014

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees looks on after the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium on August 5, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tanaka Uses Most Of His Arsenal In 35-Pitch, Pain-Free Bullpen Session

Though the Yankees seem intent on finding ways to knock themselves out of the AL playoff races, Masahiro Tanaka looks determined to get back on the mound and try to help them this season.

08/20/2014

Hal Steinbrenner (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hal Steinbrenner Sounds Off On Current Sorry State Of The Yankees

It was not quite said with his father’s famed intensity, but the message was the same. A Steinbrenner is not happy with the Yankees.

08/13/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Make No Mistake, The Yankees’ Once-Mighty Empire Is Crumbling

With 44 games remaining, the Yankees do not possess the fear-inducing aura of Bronx Bombers teams of recent vintage. And unless the front office changes its philosophy, it’s only going to get worse.

08/13/2014

Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles celebrates after hitting a home run in the fifth inning against the New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 11, 2014. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Yankees Lose Ground In AL East, Fall Season-High 7 Games Back

Derek Jeter would hate to slip into retirement without one last foray into the postseason, yet with every defeat comes the realization that his final season could end before October.

08/12/2014

Chris Capuano #26 of the New York Yankees pitches in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 11, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Yankees Have Just 1 Hit After 2nd Inning, Get Clobbered By Orioles

Chris Davis hit a two-run homer after replacing an injured Manny Machado, and the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles beat the Yankees 11-3 Monday night to drop New York a season-high seven games out of first place.

08/12/2014

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