Friday, June 20, 2014

Yankees vs Orioles Ticket Preview

The New York Yankees just swept the Toronto Blue Jays to pull within 1.5 games of first place in the AL East. Now there is another AL East opponent on the Yankees schedule in the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles are just a game behind the Yankees after their own series victory. On a weekend where the Yankees could finally return to first in the AL East, they will be celebrating some of their most important former players finishing with the Old Timers’ Game. Yankees tickets are averaging $139.07 for the series, down just three percent from the season average of $143.42

6/20 - BAL Ubaldo Jimenez vs. NYY Hiroki Kuroda | Avg. Price: $87.17 | Get-in Price: $20

In the offseason the Orioles signed Ubaldo Jimenez from the Cleveland Indians. The wildly inconsistent Jimenez was coming off a great season for the Indians, and figured to be an integral part of the Orioles rotation. So far, he has been the Orioles worst starter. He’s gone 2-8 with the team’s worst ERA, FIP and WAR. He’s also the only pitcher with at least 12 starts who hasn’t tossed 80 innings. For the Yankees, even at 39-years-old, Kuroda has been one of their healthiest starters. While his numbers aren’t spectacular, he is one of just two pitchers on the team to make every start since the season started. The average price of the first Yankees vs. Orioles tickets is the lowest of the series. It’s also the only game without a ceremony. The average is $87.17 and the get-in price is $20.

6/21 - BAL Bud Norris vs. NYY Vidal Nuno | Avg. Price: $181.95 | Get-in Price: $56

Saturday is Tino Martinez Day, as the Yankees are unveiling the first baseman’s Monument Park plaque. The game itself with feature Vidal Nuno for the Yankees, one of just three pitchers to start double digit games this season for the Yankees. Nuno has performed as well as you’d expect, and flamed out in his last start. He only lasted three innings before giving up eight runs and exiting the game. But the excitement for Tino Martinez Day has led to the highest average price of the series at $181.95 and a get-in price of $56.

6/22 - BAL Chris Tillman vs. NYY Masahiro Tanaka | Avg. Price: $148.10 | Get-in Price: $33

The final game of the series might be the biggest. It all starts with the unveiling of the Monument Park plaque for Rich “Goose” Gossage, and follows up with the Old Timers’ Game. After that, the Yankees game starts with top pitcher Masahiro Tanaka on the mound. The Japanese pitcher is running away with the AL Rookie of the Year award, and could even be in line for a Cy Young and MVP if he continues this pace. The average price of the game is $148.10 with a get-in price of $33.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Yankees Offering Great Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2014 Ticket Deals

The New York Yankees are the premier franchise in all of professional sports having won an unprecedented 27 World Series Championships throughout their storied history. As such they have rarely offered discounted ticket specials. However for 2014 season they have decided to reward their loyal fan base by offering some fantastic deals for the upcoming season. Beginning at 12 pm EST on Black Friday (November 29) and lasting until December 24th the Yankees, in conjunction with MasterCard, will offer three different promotions for fans to purchase tickets

MasterCard Preferred Pricing
  • $15 off select seats when purchasing tickets with your MasterCard. 
  • Available for every home game through June.
  • New for the 2014 season! 
MasterCard Holiday Buy 2, Get 2
  • Save 50% on select seats (Terrace Level, Grandstand Level or Bleachers) for the following games:
  • Must be purchased with a MasterCard between 12 pm EST on Black Friday (11/29) through Cyber Monday (12/2). 
  • Entering the promo code “MCB2G2” at check out. 
Offer available for these games:
  • 4/8 vs Baltimore Orioles 
  • 4/9 vs Baltimore Orioles 
  • 4/15 vs Chicago Cubs
  • 4/16 vs Chicago Cubs
  • 4/29 vs Seattle Mariners
  • 4/30 vs Seattle Mariners
  • 5/1 vs Seattle Mariners
MasterCard $5 & 1/2 Priced Games
  • Tickets available in select areas of the Stadium in the Terrace Level, Grandstand Level or Bleachers
  • Tickets must be purchased with a MasterCard.
  • Tickets can be purchased on the day of the game. 
Offer available for these games: 
  • 4/9 vs Baltimore Orioles
  • 4/29 vs Seattle Mariners
  • 4/30 vs Seattle Mariners
  • 5/1 vs Seattle Mariners
  • 6/3 vs Oakland Athletics
  • 6/17 vs Toronto Blue Jays
To take advantage of these great deals on 2014 New York Yankees tickets, click here.


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ticket Prices For Mo's Last Game In The Bronx Are Falling Fast

Over the last week, the average price for Mariano Rivera’s final game has dropped on the secondary market from $238 on September 8th to $103 today. It’s one of the few games the Yankees have sold out this season. Despite that fact, the average price is now only 10% above the Yankee’s regular season average. That’s quite a contrast from opening day, when the game had an average price of $371. In April, Yankees fans envisioned a strong finish after an injury-slowed first half, and Mariano on the mound saving a game to put them into the playoffs for one final magical Mo postseason. Instead, it’s been almost a week since he has pitched, and while a there have been a couple wins along the way, the last 10 days has been filled with a lot of lopsided losses. Tonight, the Yankee’s will face Alex Cobb, whose 2.90 era is the best of any of the Rays starters this series. Based on the first two games of the series, a save opportunity may be a long shot..... to read the rest of this article, visit Forbes.com.

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Looks Like Jeter Back Tonight

That was a huge win last night and might just be enough to get me to start posting again. I've been extremely busy, and to be honest, this team just hasn't held my interest. However, they're in this race and this last month should be a lot of fun. Also, The Captain should be back in uniform tonight in Toronto. Here's the story from Wallace Matthews:
Jeter left the ballpark in without speaking to reporters after going 1-for-3 in a game for AAA Scranton Saturday night, and Girardi said he had not spoken to his 39-year-old captain. But from the admittedly sketchy reports he has gotten, Girardi said the plan is for Jeter to be in the starting lineup tomorrow night at the Rogers Centre.

"He’s played three days in a row and from everything I understand he felt pretty good,'' Girardi said.

Asked if he would be "apprehensive'' about how to use Jeter, who has been on the DL three times and has played just 5 games for the Yankees this season, Girardi said, "I don’t know if we can afford to be apprehensive is the thing.''
If you want to see Jeter back in action when the Yankees return home to face the Orioles this weekend you can get your New York Yankees tickets directly from the official Yankees ticket exchange. Currently, tickets can be had for as low as $15 for Friday's game, $13 for Saturday's game, and $13 for Sunday's game.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Previewing Yankees vs Red Sox Tickets

The Red Sox have had their way with the Yankees this year, winning 6 of 9 games. Hopefully, that comes to and end when the Yankees go into Fenway for this weekend's three game series. The Yankees trail Boston by 8.5 games in the Division and 5.5 games out of the wild card. Safe to say, this is make or break time for this year's Yankees. That said, they have played better lately, winning 5 of 7 and 4 of their last 5 so maybe this is the start of something.

Here is a break down of ticket prices for this weekend's series, as well as an image breaking down the remaining 10 games between the two rivals.
  • 8/16 - Avg Price: $178 | Get-in: $30
  • 8/17 - Avg Price: $239 | Get-in: $70
  • 8/18 - Avg Price: $152 | Get-in: $35
This week's series in Boston is currently averaging $176 for the three games, which is 64% above the $107 average price for Red Sox tickets at home this season. Prices are also 68% above the average for Yankees tickets for the series in the Bronx in early September.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Report: Selig Prepared To Ban A-Rod For Life Today or Tomorrow

From Bob Nightengale:
Commissioner Bud Selig is prepared to levy a lifetime suspension on New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, while suspending about eight others before the weekend, two people with knowledge of the negotiations told USA TODAY Sports.

The people were unauthorized to speak publicly because no announcement is expected until Thursday or Friday.

"I hope he does it,'' former Commissioner Fay Vincent told USA TODAY Sports. "It's right for baseball. The harder he comes down, the better it is for baseball.''

Rodriguez, according to his attorney, David Cornwell, will appeal any suspension, regardless of the severity. The other players are expected to receive 50-game bans, and most are considering accepting the discipline without appealing, according to one of the people.

As many as 20 players were originally linked to Biogenesis, a Miami clinic that allegedly provided performance-enhancing drugs, but some players could not be disciplined for lack of evidence.

Besides Rodriguez, All-Stars Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers and Jhonny Peralta of the Detroit Tigers are facing possible suspensions, along with shortstop Everth Cabrera of the San Diego Padres.

...

In banning Rodriguez for life Selig could invoke Article XII (B) of the CBA, which states:

"Players may be disciplined for just cause for conduct that is materially detrimental or materially prejudicial to the best interests of baseball, including, but not limited to, engaging in conduct in violation of federal, state or local law.''

MLB will contend that, in addition to lying about performance-enhancing drug use, Rodriguez lied to MLB officials while attempting to sabotage their investigation, according to one of the people.

When asked if MLB is planning to impose a lifetime ban on Rodriguez, union executive director Michael Weiner said in an email: "I can neither confirm nor deny.''
This could all go down as soon as today so stay tuned.

What are you hoping happens? Do you want to see A-Rod in pinstripes ever again?

Friday, July 26, 2013

Soriano To Yankees A Done Deal

From ESPN:
The trade of Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano to the New York Yankees was finalized Friday after he officially waived his no-trade clause, sources told ESPN.

Of the estimated $24.5 million Soriano is owed through the end of next season, the Cubs are going to pick up about $17.7 million and the Yankees will cover the remaining $6.8 million, sources said. Soriano is scheduled to make $18 million next season, $5 million of which will be paid by the Yankees, the sources said.

Major League Baseball had to approve the dollar exchange for the trade to go through. The Cubs also will get a lower-tier pitching prospect in the trade, sources told ESPN.
Considering all they have to pay is $6.8 million and that they only gave up a lower-tier pitching prospect (rumored to be right-hander Corey Black), the deal was a no-brainer.

Here's what Soriano had to say about his return to The Bronx:
"It was great when I used to be with the Yankees," Soriano said. "My best friend with the team is [Derek] Jeter and he's still there. Mariano [Rivera] is still there too. And me and [Robinson] Cano are good friends, too, because we're from the same town. I could feel very good with the Yankees because I've been part of the family before with them."
Welcome back, Soriano!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Jeter Update

From Mark Feinsand:
Derek Jeter did hitting drills in the batting cage and fielded grounders Monday, moving one step closer to a return from the disabled list.

Jeter was unsure whether he would be activated when he’s eligible Saturday, and while the Yankees seem skeptical that he’ll be ready by then, that remains the shortstop’s goal. “I’m going day-to-day, man,” Jeter said. “I want to play as soon as possible. Saturday is the first day I can play, so I want to play on Saturday. But I get it.”

Jeter said he will take batting practice and run on Tuesday, checking off another box on his rehab list.
While it may not be Saturday, Jeter will be back in Pinstripes pretty soon. If you want to see Jeter and the Yankees in person, you can always get your New York Yankees tickets right here, from SIH tickets.