Barry M. Bloom has been a national reporter for MLB.com since 2002 and has more than 35 years of experience covering sports.
|A day after the Yankees were eliminated from the playoffs faster than any time in the club's decorated 112-year history, the task of improving the one-and-done club for 2016 and beyond began in earnest.
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|The tumult of 2014 notwithstanding, the Yankees decided to make a commitment to Alex Rodriguez this past offseason despite the fact he was coming off a season-long suspension and had undergone surgery on both hips.
|The Yankees won their 10,000th game on Thursday night, and fittingly enough, the victory clinched a postseason berth for the 52nd time since the franchise was established in 1903 and came against none other than the archrival Red Sox.
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|The Yankees will almost certainly clinch a spot in Tuesday's American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser sometime in the next four days. Although they have lost three in a row this week at home to the Red Sox, their magic number has dwindled to only one.
More» Tanaka mows down Bogaerts to end the inning|
|The two-day Sports Diversity and Inclusion Symposium got underway at Citi Field on Tuesday and by far the highlight of the first day was a panel moderated by Billy Bean, MLB's own Ambassador for Inclusion.
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|The Yankees had fate in their own hands the past two nights against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Win both games, and no matter what occurred elsewhere in the American League, a spot in Tuesday's Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser would've already been secure.
More» Girardi on tough outing from Pineda in loss|
|The Yankees will have to wait another night to secure a postseason berth and win the 10,000th regular-season game in franchise history.
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|Major League Baseball is hosting the fourth annual Sports Diversity and Inclusion Symposium at Citi Field on Tuesday and Wednesday. It's the first time MLB is hosting the invitation only event, which also includes high-level representatives from all the major American sports leagues, collegiate bodies, the Olympics, and individual competitive sports organizations.
|Considering the tentative condition of Masahiro Tanaka's still tender right hamstring, rookie right-hander Luis Severino staked a claim Sunday to start for the Yankees in the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser at Yankee Stadium on Oct. 6.
More» Severino blanks White Sox over six frames|
|The Yankees have had a big month from slugger Carlos Beltran, but for them to go deep into the playoffs, all their top hitters are going to have to be clicking.
More» A-Rod's RBI double gives Yankees a 2-1 lead|
|Forget about the protestations of Yankees manager Joe Girardi. It's about time the Yankees project who will be their starting pitcher for the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on Oct. 6.
|Continuing a season that has surmounted even the most modest expectations, on Thursday night in the Yankees' crucial 3-2 win over the White Sox, Alex Rodriguez became the eighth player in Major League history to score 2,000 runs. The latest milestone puts him in even more rarified air than that.
More» Beltran goes yard, A-Rod reaches milestone|
|The Mets will undoubtedly win the National League East and make the postseason even though they are limping to the finish line. And when they get there, manager Terry Collins and the baseball operations team is going to have to figure out how to fit the seemingly ageless Bartolo Colon into the rotation.
More» Colon gives up three runs over 6 1/3 frames|
|Long before he won 10 World Series titles and three American League Most Valuable Player Awards while serving primarily as a catcher for the Yankees, Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra was a distinguished and decorated member of the U.S. military, too.
More»Guidry joins MLB Central to discuss Yogi's memory|
|The Mets went into action on Tuesday night against the Braves at Citi Field with a 6 1/2-game lead over the Nationals in the National League East and 12 games to play. They lost, 6-2, to the Braves when rookie starter Logan Verrett allowed for two Atlanta homers in the fifth inning. New York has lost three of its last four and five of eight on this nine-game homestand, squandering a third of what was once a 9 1/2-game lead. But there's nothing to worry about here.
More» Collins on 6-2 loss to the Braves|
|Mets manager Terry Collins has twisted himself into a soft pretzel trying to adapt to the current ways of handling pitchers who have returned from Tommy John surgery.
More» Collins talks about Harvey's innings limit|
|CC Sabathia is pitching with bone-on-bone arthritis in his right knee, he told MLB.com on Sunday. Asked if he ultimately would need knee-replacement surgery, he said, "Eventually, but that's the price you pay."
More» CC retires Cuddyer to work out of trouble|
|Despite occasional moments of brilliance, the Yankees have waited four long years, through incessant arm and shoulder injuries, for the real Michael Pineda to emerge.
More» Pineda tosses 5 1/3 scoreless frames in win|
|Masahiro Tanaka had been buzzing along for five innings on Friday night with a low pitch count in a 1-1 game when Yankees manager Joe Girardi was faced with a dilemma he never encounters in the American League.
More» Girardi on Tanaka, bullpen after 5-1 loss|
|By any metric -- new or old -- Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke is having a season for the ages.
More» Greinke fans eight over eight scoreless|