Sweeny Murti

Carlos Beltran (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Beltran Thrilled For ‘Switch’ To Old Mentor K-Long

In 1998, 31-year-old Kevin Long was a Class-A hitting coach in the Royals farm system. His center fielder was 21-year-old Carlos Beltran. Sixteen years later, they are together again with the Yankees.

03/07/2014

Masahiro "Ma-Kun" Tanaka (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Masahiro Mailbag: A Peek Inside The Mind Of Yankees’ Tanaka

Thanks for your questions submitted via Twitter Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka. We chose some of the best ones and then added a few of our own.

03/06/2014

Joe Namath and Derek Jeter (Sweeny Murti/WFAN)

Joe Namath Calls Yankees Shortstop Derek Jeter An ‘Angel’

“He’s special,” Namath said. “Some of the things in life that athletes, people in the public eye go through, I can relate to a bit. But his career, where he’s been, what he’s done, I can’t relate to all that.”

03/03/2014

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 1, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Scott Iskowitz/ Getty Images)

Mailbag: Hey, Tweeters — Masahiro Tanaka Wants To Hear From You!

Have a question for Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka? All you have to do is tweet with the hashtag #AskTanakaWFAN. Your submission could be featured in a column later this week!

03/03/2014

Derek Jeter works out at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 21, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Phelps Rooting Harder Than Anyone For Healthy Jeter

Many have predicted — hoped, maybe — that Derek Jeter will go out this year with an ending more fitting than lying on the ground with a broken ankle. Yankees starter David Phelps is definitely one of them.

02/28/2014

Tony Clark (L) and Carlos Villanueva listen as former Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig speaks at a news conference at MLB headquarters on November 22, 2011.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: Sweeny Murti Lets Out A Laugh

Major League Baseball Players Association chief Tony Clark paid the Yankees a visit Monday to fill them in on new rules with regards to collisions at home plate…

WFAN–02/25/2014

Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada in 2011 (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Jorge Posada Reflects On Retirement, Jeter And More

Posada is back for his second year as a guest instructor at Yankees camp. WFAN’s Sweeny Murti sat down with him for a few minutes this weekend to talk about his role and his good friend, The Captain.

02/24/2014

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Yankees Baseball Debuts On WFAN With 10-Game Spring Schedule Beginning Feb. 27

WFAN’s broadcast team is led by John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman, who are entering their 10th season together behind the microphone.

02/14/2014

Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees warms up during World Series workouts on November 3, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Sweeny: 162 Games (And Maybe More) To Celebrate All-Time Great Derek Jeter

Many fans will feel sad because watching Derek Jeter has been a part of their childhood and adulthood. But we should realize it’s an opportunity to celebrate having seen one of the greatest players in baseball history.

02/13/2014

Catcher Kenji Johjima and pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, right, smile after the top of seventh inning of the World Baseball Classic Tokyo Round match between Japan and China at Tokyo Dome on March 5, 2009. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

Masahiro Tanaka Signs 7-Year, $155M Deal With Yankees

The Bronx is rejoicing! Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka has signed a seven-year deal with the Yankees, the team announced Wednesday.

01/22/2014

Peyton Manning (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images), Derek Jeter (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Manning, Jeter And ‘The Unquenchable Thirst For Challenge’

There are similarities between Peyton Manning and Derek Jeter: the drive to win, the injuries that put upcoming performance into question, and the simple desire to perform at the highest level.

01/21/2014

Mark Reynolds (Photo by Eric Christian Smith/Getty Images)

Mark Reynolds Turns Down Yanks’ Offer, Inks Minor-League Deal With Brewers

Reynolds is a .233 hitter with 202 homers, 568 RBIs, 459 walks and 1,276 strikeouts. He hit .220 last season with 21 homers and 67 RBIs for Cleveland and the Yankees.

01/17/2014

2014 Hall of Fame voting: Greg Maddux leads class  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images), Jack Morris falls short in final time on ballot  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images), and Armando Benitez actually gets a vote (Photo by Matt Campbell/AFP/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Good, Bad And Ugly In This Year’s Hall Of Fame Voting

Let’s remember to focus some of our attention on the ones who actually did make it into the Hall. The vote is still meant to celebrate the greats, not destroy the process.

01/09/2014

Rakuten Golden Eagles pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Rakuten Teammate Raves About ‘Bulldog’ Tanaka

To learn more about the next potential star import from Japan, I recently got some thoughts from ex-Yankee Darrell Rasner, who has watched Masahiro Tanaka up close for the past five years.

01/07/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Yankees Are Prepared To Go The Extra Mile To Land Tanaka

Yankees beat reporter Sweeny Murti was a guest on WFAN with Jody McDonald on Thursday and said the Bombers have been waiting for this opportunity for some time and plan on sealing the deal.

12/26/2013

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