New York Teams

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1dDavid Schoenfield

Ten memories that defined Mike Piazza

A look back at the Hall of Fame moments and highlights from the career of Mike Piazza, arguably the best hitting catcher of all time.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nathan Eovaldi is through six shutout innings. Normally Joe Girardi could turn to Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman, but he prefers not to use them. We'll see how the Yankees piece together these last nine outs with a 2-0 lead over the Giants.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Prospects if Aroldis Chapman ends up in Washington could include Ps Erick Fedde and Koda Glover, per Keith Law.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 7 hitter Mark Teixeira cranks one into the right-centerfield bullpen. His ninth homer. 2-0 Yankees in the second.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees DH/possible trade chip Carlos Beltran connects for his 21st homer in the first inning. He continues to take out of the No. 3 hole.

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3hAdam Rubin

Sunday's Mets-Marlins lineups

Michael Conforto makes his first start in center field for the Mets in their series finale against the Marlins.

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On this date: Varitek, A-Rod's bench-clearing brawl (0:25)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The idea of flipping closer Aroldis Chapman has been in play since the Yankees acquired him from the Reds at a discount price this winter due to his domestic violence/gun incident. GM Brian Cashman felt like the price point had dropped where it was too good to pass up. By Aug. 1 and perhaps much earlier, Chapman is expected to be an ex-Yankee and Cashman is in position to receive better prospects than the four middling ones he gave to the Reds.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

This is something that will probably make Phil Jackson chuckle: in the trailer for the new movie "Suicide Squad" star Will Smith makes a reference to Jackson and his triangle offense. "You might want to work on your team-motivation thing. You heard of Phil Jackson? He's like the gold standard, OK? Triangle, ----." The Knicks haven't had much success running the triangle, but Jackson won a combine 11 rings in Chicago and LA while running the offense. As an aside, Jeff Hornacek will likely be tweaking the triangle this season, to the delight of some of the current Knicks players.

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4hSarah Langs

Mike Piazza's Hall of Fame moments

Mike Piazza went from afterthought draft pick to Cooperstown. We recount the signature moments of his career.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Why is Michael Conforto in center field on Sunday? Said manager Terry Collins: "If we don' play him in center field, we don't have anywhere to play him." Yoenis Cespedes is being restricted to left field and Curtis Granderson doesn't have the range to handle center field.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeremy Lin describes how he felt in the summer of 2012 when he signed with the Houston Rockets after the Knicks decided against matching the Rockets' 3-year, $25 million contract offer: "I was really, really sad. I was sad the way everything went down, 'cause nothing happened the way I thought it was going to" Lin, now a Brooklyn Net, said in an interview with the New York Post. "I had wished that they had offered me a contract just in the beginning, and that didn't even happen. And then, when I found out that they weren't gonna match, I was even more sad, 'cause honestly, I wanted to finish my career there.... I wanted to play for those fans who rallied behind that city, that came behind us and gave me that experience. I felt like I owed it to them."

Lineup: Yankees (49-48) vs. Giants (58-39)

  • 1. Brett Gardner, LF (L)
  • 2. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF (L)
  • 3. Carlos Beltran, DH (S)
  • 4. Brian McCann, C (L)
  • 5. Starlin Castro, 2B (R)
  • 6. Didi Gregorius, SS (L)
  • 7. Mark Teixeira, 1B (S)
  • 8. Chase Headley, 3B (S)
  • 9. Aaron Hicks, RF (S)
  • SP: Nathan Eovaldi, RHP
  • Daily notes

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi doesn't think he'll have Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller or Aroldis Chapman Sunday.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi says it's his job to tell his players to block out the noise when it comes to trade talks. Says he's going to continue trying to manage to win.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi doesn't think he'll have Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller or Andrew Chapman Sunday.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees Sunday lineup vs. Giants: Gardner LF Ellsbury CF Beltran DH McCann C Castro 2B Gregorius SS Teixeira 1B Headley 3B Hicks RF/Eovaldi RHP ... Trade candidate Chapman listed on the roster ...

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Yankees 'nearing finish line' on Chapman trade (0:50)

1927 Yankees diary

  • Robert Hunt
  • Immerse yourself in the 1927 Yankees

    "The Diary of Myles Thomas" is an experiment in storytelling, a genre we're calling real-time historical fiction. Experience the Roaring Twenties through the eyes of a mediocre pitcher on the greatest baseball team of all time.