Sweeny Murti

Brett Gardner (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Brett Gardner Deserves Spot In All-Star Game

I only had to watch Mike Trout for one game to know what the starting center fielder in the All-Star Game should look like. But his counterpart in the Yankees’ dugout deserves a trip to Cincinnati, too.

06/30/2015

Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Giancarlo Stanton

Sweeny: Visitor’s Dugout Has Been Place To Find Young Stars At Yankee Stadium

The last three home series with the Angels, Nationals and now Marlins coming to The Bronx mean that Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Stanton will all play at Yankee Stadium in a two-week stretch.

06/17/2015

Ivan Nova (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Yankees Say Ivan Nova’s Rusty Curveball Means One More Minor League Rehab Start

The Yankees are soon going to have a logjam of starting pitchers. Exactly when that’s going to be the case isn’t set in stone.

06/16/2015

Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka pitches during the first inning against the Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit on April 23, 2015. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Masahiro Tanaka Expected To Start For Yankees Next Week In Seattle

Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to make his next start for the Yankees next week against the Mariners at Safeco Field.

05/28/2015

Yankees third baseman Chase Headley stumbles after fielding a ball in the seventh inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on May 20, 2015 in Washington, DC. Headley was given an error on the play. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Yankees’ Infield Defense Behind Sabathia Has Left A Lot To Be Desired

According to some interesting nuggets provided by the research team at MLB Network, Sabathia’s problems have not been completely about his pitching and the Yankees’ hitting.

05/28/2015

David Letterman Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved

Sweeny: ‘Let Go Of Me!’ My Brush With The Great David Letterman

I never saw Letterman in person again. Scott Ferrall, on the other hand, became a frequent guest on the “Late Show.” Here’s how it all happened.

05/20/2015

Alex Rodriguez

Sweeny: No DH, No A-Rod — Big Problem For Yankees?

Do the Yankees need A-Rod in the lineup as they begin a two-game series with the Nationals on Tuesday? You tell me. They’ve lost five out of six.

05/19/2015

Yogi Berra at Yankee Stadium in 2009 (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Happy 90th Birthday, Yogi Berra!

On the occasion of Yogi Berra’s 90th birthday, I offer you my favorite Yogi story.

05/12/2015

Ron Guidry

Sweeny: Pineda’s Masterpiece Brings Memories Of Guidry’s 18-K Performance In 1978

Guidry struck out the side in the fourth to bring his total to nine, and the crowd didn’t let up until he finished with 18. The record then, and the record now.

05/11/2015

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Playoff Run More Realistic By The Day For 1st-Place Yankees

There is a fear around this team that they are just an injury or two away from total disaster. But they’re into the second month of the season still alone at the top of the standings.

05/07/2015

CC Sabathia

Sweeny: CC Sabathia Needs To Turn Season Around Friday Night In Boston

If there’s a chance Sabathia can turn it around, it has to start on Friday night against a dangerous Red Sox lineup in their ballpark.

05/01/2015

A-Rod (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images), Willie Mays (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Say Hey, How Should We Feel About A-Rod’s Pursuit Of Mays?

It’s a big deal because it’s Willie Mays. And because it’s Alex Rodriguez. And because it’s never been done before. Not like this, anyway.

04/28/2015

Bernie Williams is introduced during the New York Yankees' 65th Old Timers' Day on June 26, 2011. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Welcome To Retirement, Bernie Williams

The joke around the Yankees was always that Bernie moved at his own pace. The last nine years go a long way in proving that.

04/23/2015

A-Rod (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images), Didi Gregorius  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images), Dellin Betances (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images), Mark Teixeira  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sweeny: 15 Thoughts As Yankees Open 2015

The bullpen is the Yankees’ biggest strength. It’s also the team’s biggest question mark — at least it is for me.

04/06/2015

Pete Rose (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Pete Rose Should Be In The Hall, But Still Banned From Baseball

Rose the player belongs in the Hall. Rose the gambler belongs banned from baseball. They should not be tied hand in hand.

03/18/2015

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