Elizabeth DiPietro

Elizabeth is a teacher by day, sports fan by night. In her spare time, she can usually be found watching her favorite teams, the Yankees, Knicks, and Jets, with her husband Dave. She has a master’s of arts in creative writing from CUNY Queens College, and enjoys various kinds of exercise like yoga, Zumba, and spinning. Elizabeth has been covering the New York Yankees for Double G Sports since May of 2011.

Derek Jeter
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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
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Yankees: Notes from the Last Week of Spring Training

Opening Day is officially less than a week away, and players and fans alike are gearing up for the games that count. Frankly, it couldn’t have come at a better time since most of our March Madness brackets are More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Pineda and Nova Impressive as Opening Day Nears

Corey Sipkin/New York Daily News It was a good week for young pitchers. On Tuesday Michael Pineda, possibly one of the Yankees’ biggest question marks going into the 2014 season, continued his bid for the fifth More...

Is Michael Pineda the front runner to be the Yankees fifth starter? (AP Photo)
By Elizabeth DiPietro On Sunday, March 9th, 2014
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Pleading the Fifth: Who’s Girardi’s Final Starter?

As the lengthy baseball season lumbers on, questions about who will pitch in which rotation spot often become moot. Injuries dictate managerial decisions, especially on a team with as many aging players as the Yankees. More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Hope Springs Eternal: Sabathia, Kuroda, and Tanaka Pack 1-2-3 Punch

(Corey Sipkin/New York Daily News) The YES announcers joked with Joe Girardi several times that he managed Saturday afternoon’s game as though it were “the seventh game of the World Series.” True, the game More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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O Captain, Our Captain: The End of an Era

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images I don’t want to think about who is going to replace Jeter in 2015 right now. I don’t want to speculate how Jeter is going to perform this season, or how many days a week he’ll spend More...

David Robertson's ability to replace Mariano Rivera is one of a few question marks as pitchers and catchers report to spring training. (Credit: Getty Images)
By Elizabeth DiPietro On Monday, February 10th, 2014

Yankees: Pitchers and Catchers Report Friday Amid Rotation and Bullpen Questions

David Robertson’s ability to replace Mariano Rivera is one of a few question marks as pitchers and catchers report to spring training. (Credit: Getty Images) Alex Rodriguez’s withdrawal of his inane lawsuit More...

By Elizabeth DiPietro On Friday, January 24th, 2014

Yankees Hope Tanaka Signing Proves They’re In It to Win It in 2014

Many questions were raised by the New York Yankees’ signing of Masahiro Tanaka, but a cast-iron certainty trumps them all: They had no other choice. On Wednesday, the Yankees signed the Japanese right-hander, More...

Rodriguez insists he is innocent in his latest PED scandal.  
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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Sunday, January 12th, 2014
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Earth to A-Rod: Give It Up Already

There was a time when we thought Alex Rodriguez was a shoo-in to shatter all kinds of baseball records. This weekend he broke a record, but not one that will get him into Cooperstown. On Saturday, Rodriguez was More...

By Elizabeth DiPietro On Monday, December 30th, 2013

Is Tanaka the Answer to Yankee Rotation Questions?

(AP Photo) On Thursday, Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka was officially posted, and the New York Yankees wasted no time tossing their star-spangled top hat into the ring. Sources report they have already made More...

Robinson Cano
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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Robbie Cano Goes for the Dough…and This Fan Is Over It

Though I can’t say I was surprised, I will admit that the news of Robinson Cano’s departure on Friday made me a little depressed. He was virtually the only Yankee who mattered last year that didn’t fall victim More...

Curtis Granderson is a free agent and other teams have already been rumored interested.
By Elizabeth DiPietro On Sunday, November 10th, 2013
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Yankee Offseason Part 1: Qualifying Offers for Cano, Granderson, and Kuroda

This will be a two-part post on potential Yankee offseason activity. Part 1 will focus on who to re-sign from their current roster. Part 2 will focus on which free agents they should go after.   Curtis Granderson More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Girardi’s Big Deal a Symbol of His Worth to Yankees

(AP Photo) Most New York Yankee fans are feeling a little unsettled about the upcoming season, but some of our uneasiness was lifted last week when Joe Girardi signed a four-year contract extension. The deal will More...