Sweeny: Kluber Is A Monster, But Yankees Have Been Defying Odds All SeasonTo advance to the AL Championship Series the Bombers have to win three out of four against a juggernaut Indians team that has lost only four of its last 38 games.
Sweeny: Sanchez's Struggles Behind Plate Aren't Unique -- Just Ask Johnny BenchBench led the National League with 18 passed balls while also battling 55 wild pitches. The next year, he had 14 passed balls and 63 wild pitches.
Sweeny: Maris Family Rooting Hard For Stanton To Pass 61Nineteen years ago Roger Maris’ family watched their dad’s record fall. Now they are hoping it happens again.
Sweeny: Keen Eye, Deep Knowledge Of Baseball Paved Way For Stick's SuccessI’ll remember “Stick” as a man always willing to share his knowledge of the game. Also as a man I could make laugh just by walking into the room.
Sweeny: Pennant Race Doesn't Erase Fact Young Yankees Will StruggleThe ascent of major league prospects is a lot like the game Chutes and Ladders. You don’t make it to the top without sliding back down a few times.
Sweeny: Officials From Rival Teams Praising Yankees' Deadline TradesHere is the reality: The Yankees' “rebuild” is in the rearview mirror. They are contenders again. And this is the kind of deal that contenders make.
Sweeny: Breaking Down The Big Yankees-White Sox TradeThe Yankees may now have the best bullpen in baseball, on paper. They may also have someone who can actually produce runs at the corner infield spots.
Sweeny: Despite Needing Pitching, Yankees Likely To Stay PatientDo the Yankees have enough starting pitching? We ask that question every winter, every spring, and every summer. The answer is almost always no. But, of course, the goals are a little different now than before.
Sweeny: Judge's Series In Boston Was Awful, But Don't Overreact To ItIt's not because of the Home Run Derby. It's not.
30 With Murti Podcast: Donnie Baseball's Epic Home Run StreakBack in July of 1987, the Yankees' Don Mattingly tied a major league record by hitting a home run in eight consecutive games.
Sweeny: Yankees Counting On New Baby Bombers To Keep Them In RaceWade and Andujar both got their first major league hits Wednesday night in the Yankees' 12-3 win over the White Sox, and Fowler will join them in uniform Thursday.
Sweeny's Yankees Notes: Judge Continues Assault On Club RecordsAs we inch closer to the halfway mark of the season, we start to wonder where Aaron Judge’s final numbers will end up in this phenomenal rookie year.
30 With Murti Podcast: Clay Bellinger Talks Cody's Incredible SeasonClay Bellinger defined "utility man" for Joe Torre's Yankees teams.
Sweeny's Yankees Notes: Outfield Defense Among The Best In MLBWhen was the last time the Yankees had a better defensive outfield than the one they have now? Brett Gardner in left, Aaron Hicks in center, Aaron Judge in right. It's pretty impressive.
Sweeny: Yankees Out To Validate Opponents' Fears On Big HomestandThe Yankees are no fluke. And they are fun to watch. That's what the first third of the season has told us. The result? A 32-22 record and first place in the AL East.