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Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter reacts after striking out in the sixth inning against the visiting Cleveland Indians on Aug. 10, 2014. (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

Brett Gardner runs the bases after hitting a home run against the Texas Rangers in the third inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 28, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Brett Gardner Keeps Mashing, Adds Another Homer To Career High

Yankees manager Joe Girardi thinks most players have power. They just have to “learn how to use it better.” Brett Gardner must have been taking notes.

07/30/2014

Jacoby Ellsbury #22 of the New York Yankees gets a hit in the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds during their game at Yankee Stadium on July 19, 2014.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Pop-Fly Single Gives Yankees 3-2 Win Over Reds

Jacoby Ellsbury got four hits and scored the winning run in the ninth inning on Brian McCann’s pop-fly single that dropped among three Cincinnati Reds in shallow right field, giving the New York Yankees a 3-2 victory Sunday.

07/21/2014

The Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury, right, celebrates his two-run homer against Cincinnati with teammate Brian McCann on  July 18, 2014. (Credit: Getty Images)

Jacoby Ellsbury, David Phelps Lead Yankees To 4-3 Win Over Reds

Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-run homer, and David Phelps pitched the Yankees to a fast start in the second half, leading New York to a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.

07/18/2014

Third base coach Rob Thomson #59 celebrates with Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees after Teixeira hit a solo home run during the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on July 9, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Ellsbury’s Homer In 14th Gives Yankees 5-4 Win Over Indians

Jacoby Ellsbury’s two-out homer in the 14th inning gave the New York Yankees a 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night.

07/10/2014

Jacoby Ellsbury (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Ellsbury, Yanks Take Early Lead, Hold Off Twins 9-7

Jacoby Ellsbury homered, doubled and drove in four runs as the New York Yankees took a huge lead, then held off the Minnesota Twins 9-7 Sunday.

07/07/2014

David Robertson, right, and Brian McCann celebrate the Yankees’ 3-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on June 17, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Silverman: Despite Mediocre Play, Yankees In Position To Seize AL East

The Yankees’ have not played the kind of baseball they are capable of playing, yet they will almost certainly be in a position to breathe down the Blue Jays’ necks in a matter of days.

06/18/2014

Derek Jeter takes suit measurements for a man on June 17, 2014, as the Yankees honored the group Career Gear. (Credit: Yankees)

Yankees HOPE Week: Team Honors Manhattan Group Providing Interview Suits To Low-Income Men

As part of the team’s annual HOPE Week — which recognizes people and groups that make a difference in their communities — the Yankees honored Career Gear.

06/17/2014

Closing pitcher David Robertson #30 (R) of the New York Yankees is congratulated by catcher Brian McCann #34 after defeating the Seattle Mariners 3-2 at Safeco Field on June 10, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Ellsbury Extends Hitting Streak, Lifts Yankees Past Seattle 3-2

Jacoby Ellsbury provided the jolt New York’s sluggish offense needed on Tuesday night, even if the Yankees still are struggling to score runs.

06/11/2014

Alfonso Soriano of the New York Yankees reacts after he struck out against the Oakland Athletics on June 3, 2014 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Girardi On WFAN: Yankees Lost At The Plate, But There’s A Long Way To Go

The Yankees are a mess and manager Joe Girardi, who was a guest on WFAN with Mike Francesa on Wednesday evening, is having a hard time making sense of it all.

06/04/2014

Starter Hiroki Kuroda #18 of the New York Yankees pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning at Busch Stadium on May 28, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Yankees Beat Cardinals 7-4, Take Series

Hiroki Kuroda snapped an 11-start winless streak and Jacoby Ellsbury helped build an early lead with three hits and three RBIs his first three at-bats in a 7-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

05/29/2014

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 22: Jacoby Ellsbury #22 of the New York Yankees runs to second base after hitting an RBI double in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox during the game at Fenway Park on April 22, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Ellsbury, Yanks Rout Red Sox, 9-3

Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and made a sliding catch in his return to Fenway Park, helping the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 on Tuesday night.

04/23/2014

Jacoby Ellsbury with the Yankees (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) and as a member of the Red Sox  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Damon Advises Ellsbury To Be Ready For The Worst During Fenway Return

Johnny Damon was beloved in Boston. Then, seemingly overnight, he became in the eyes of the Red Sox’s faithful a modern day Judas.

04/22/2014

Brian McCann #34 and Shawn Kelley #27 of the New York Yankees. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Division Rivals Dominate Yankees Schedule Of Top Home Series

Big signings mean big expectations for the Yankees this season. Fans will expect the very best from the Bronx Bombers with home ticket prices significantly higher during divisional match ups this summer.

04/15/2014

Michael Pineda #35 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Boston Red Sox during their game at Yankee Stadium on April 10, 2014 in the Bronx.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Ellsbury, Pineda Lead Yanks Over Red Sox 4-1

Jacoby Ellsbury hit an RBI single off old roommate Clay Buchholz in his first game against the Red Sox, Michael Pineda won while pitching with some noticeable substance on his hand, as the Yankees beat Boston 4-1.

04/10/2014

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