New York Teams

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees reliever Dellin Betances, who had an intentional walk called-off by manager Joe Girardi in July of last year after he threw a ball that sailed over catcher Brian McCann's head and hit the backstop, told me this about implementing dugout signals for intentional walks: "I had an issue with that last year, where I overthrew the ball [vs. Brandon Crawford on July 23, 2016] and the other team could've scored. So it does make it easier in those terms. It avoids those situations, but it does take away a little drama."

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony on Knicks management: "Those guys understand and know how I'm feeling, what's on my mind, and what I would like to see happen." Anthony has said in the past that he's dedicated to New York and said Wednesday that he doesn't feel the need to keep talking about his devotion to the Knicks and the city.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose sat out the final portion of a scrimmage today but he participated in all of practice prior to that, per the Knicks.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

$153M man Jacoby Ellsbury says he plans on talking to Joe Girardi about the manager's thoughts on possibly batting either Brett Garner or Ellsbury toward the bottom of the order.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony said he was feeling relaxed as the trade deadline approached: "If something is going to happen it's going to happen. I haven't heard anything as of right now, so that's not something that I'm concerned about."

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ESPN Stats & Info

How the once-mighty have fallen

The Yankees have made the postseason just once in the last four seasons, albeit a one-game wild-card playoff. Prior to that, they missed the playoffs just once over a span of 18 years. (ESPN Stats & Info)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony says he still hasn't heard from Knicks management about any possible trades and reiterates that he expects to be with the team for their first game after the deadline.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

An interesting idea to speed up the game from Yankees manager Joe Girardi. Borrowing from the NFL, Girardi said he would have small listening devices for batters to receive signs. For pitchers and catchers, they could use them to change signals.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Jennings said he took a break from social media over the past few days, in part, because of some crazy responses from Knicks fans. (I'm thinking of doing the same.)

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek said yesterday that Courtney Lee was too ill to fly to NY in time for Tuesday's practice but he's expected to play Thursday.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah (hamstring) and Courtney Lee (illness) did not practice today. Carmelo Anthony is practicing today.

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Don't expect a repeat of Phil's behavior from Magic (1:56)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Jacoby Ellsbury, Matt Holliday, Chris Carter, Brett Gardner and Chase Headley were hitting in the batting cages inside the Yankees complex. A Yankees coach said Ellsbury's swing "already looks better than last year".

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Lanzando en el bullpen por los Yankees, Luis Cessa, Michael Pineda, Bryan Mitchell y Tyler Clippard.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Interesting perspective from Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka on implementing a dugout signal for intentional walks: "Perhaps it will take away some of the drama out of baseball. But, if you are just talking from the standpoint of a pitcher, it's an advantage because there is no chance of the ball being overthrown over the catcher's head or anything like that. Also, last year, Gary Sánchez almost hit a home run off an intentional walk, so it avoids that situation too. But also, intentional walks are something that can throw a pitcher off rhythm a little bit. When you are pitching out, the balls that you are throwing are light tosses. And then all of a sudden you have to go back into the game and throw 100 percent to the next batter. So perhaps not having to do that will keep you in rhythm."

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1927 Yankees diary

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